Public Safety

Police Files for July 2

Costa Mesa: College Avenue: Petty theft was reported in the 2900 block at 10:40 a.m. Tuesday.

Police Files for June 25

Costa Mesa: Newport Boulevard: Attempted vehicle burglary was reported in the 2400 block at 6 p.m. Tuesday.

Police Files for June 30

Costa Mesa: Anton Boulevard: Vehicle burglary was reported in the 500 block at 11:30 a.m. Sunday.

Police Files for June 24

Costa Mesa: Coriander Drive: Use of a controlled substance was reported in the 1500 block at 6:48 p.m. Monday.

Police Files for June 26

Costa Mesa: Bristol Street: Grand theft was reported in the 3300 block at 5:40 p.m. Wednesday.

Police Files for June 23

Costa Mesa: Pinecreek Drive: Vehicle burglary was reported in the 2800 block at 3 p.m. Sunday.

Newport police seeing benefits of increased July 4 presence

Newport Beach police say they're ready for the Third of July.

Parolee charged with murder and burning victim's car in fatal Costa Mesa stabbing

Parolee charged with murder and burning victim's car in fatal Costa Mesa stabbing

Murder and arson charges were filed Thursday against a known gang member accused of stabbing a man to death in Costa Mesa and burning his...

Costa Mesa swears in homegrown police chief

Costa Mesa swears in homegrown police chief

Costa Mesa's new chief of police, Rob Sharpnack, remembers a moment from the beginning of his law enforcement career when he opened his...

Ex-Costa Mesa church volunteer convicted of sexually abusing boys

Ex-Costa Mesa church volunteer convicted of sexually abusing boys

A former Costa Mesa Sunday school volunteer was convicted Wednesday of sexually assaulting five boys and trying to abuse a sixth.

Man arrested in fatal stabbing in Costa Mesa neighborhood

Man arrested in fatal stabbing in Costa Mesa neighborhood

A known gang member with a lengthy criminal history was arrested Tuesday on suspicion of stabbing a man to death in a Costa Mesa...

Sex-abuse prosecutor: Church volunteer 'handpicked these boys.' Defense: 'There's reasonable doubt'

Sex-abuse prosecutor: Church volunteer 'handpicked these boys.' Defense: 'There's reasonable doubt'

Attorneys concluded their arguments Tuesday in the case of a Costa Mesa Sunday school volunteer accused of sexually abusing a half-dozen...

Firefighters settlement in deadly wildfire includes dad of former Costa Mesa man

Firefighters settlement in deadly wildfire includes dad of former Costa Mesa man

A recent settlement between Arizona and the families of a dozen firefighters who were killed in one of the deadliest wildfires in the...

Costa Mesa man pleads not guilty to shooting out car windows, driving drunk

Costa Mesa man pleads not guilty to shooting out car windows, driving drunk

A Costa Mesa man pleaded not guilty Friday to allegations of shooting out car windows with a BB gun while driving drunk through a...

Ex-dentist sentenced to 5 years for 'rolled-sleeves bandit' bank robberies

Ex-dentist sentenced to 5 years for 'rolled-sleeves bandit' bank robberies

A former Newport Beach dentist was sentenced Monday to five years in prison for stealing more than $21,000 during a string of bank robberies...

Car nearly falls off Balboa ferry after lurching through barrier

Car nearly falls off Balboa ferry after lurching through barrier

A car crashed through a barrier on the Balboa Island ferry on Sunday evening and dangled from the back as the boat sailed in Newport Harbor.

Trial in killings of two OCC students tentatively set for October

Five years after the killings of two Orange Coast College students, attorneys said Friday that they're on the verge of beginning the trial...

Costa Mesa parolee suspected of shooting out car windows with BB gun

Costa Mesa parolee suspected of shooting out car windows with BB gun

Police arrested a 21-year-old man who they believe shot out more than a dozen car windows with a BB gun while driving intoxicated around a...

Woman arrested in mysterious Costa Mesa neighborhood stabbing

Woman arrested in mysterious Costa Mesa neighborhood stabbing

A woman was arrested Wednesday in connection with a stabbing death last month in Costa Mesa, according to police, who released few other...

Man accused in 2 Irvine crash deaths told officers he'd 'only get 5 years,' police say

Man accused in 2 Irvine crash deaths told officers he'd 'only get 5 years,' police say

The Costa Mesa man accused of killing a 2-year-old girl and her grandmother in a hit-and-run crash this month in Irvine told officers who...

Police arrest seven Costa Mesa probationers for alleged violations

Costa Mesa police say they arrested seven people Tuesday during one of their periodic sweeps to make sure probationers in the city are...

Teen crash victim remembered: 'He walks in and everyone started smiling'

Teen crash victim remembered: 'He walks in and everyone started smiling'

A 17-year-old boy who died after a high-speed crash at a Newport Beach intersection Tuesday could fill a room with joy just by walking in...

Rep. Rohrabacher accuses ex-campaign treasurer of embezzlement

U.S. Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-Costa Mesa) on Wednesday accused his former campaign treasurer of embezzling more than $170,000 in campaign...

Charges upped to murder in hit-and-run crash that killed grandmother, 2-year-old

Charges upped to murder in hit-and-run crash that killed grandmother, 2-year-old

Orange County prosecutors Tuesday increased manslaughter charges to murder against a Costa Mesa man accused in a hit-and-run crash in Irvine...

Motorcyclist killed in crash on 5 Freeway in Irvine

A 32-year-old San Juan Capistrano man died Monday night after he lost control of his motorcycle and crashed on the southbound 5 Freeway in...

Teen driver who died after a high-speed crash in Newport is identified

Teen driver who died after a high-speed crash in Newport is identified

A 17-year-old driver died Tuesday after a high-speed crash in Newport Beach, police said.

Irvine man, 68, found safe after 5-day disappearance

Irvine man, 68, found safe after 5-day disappearance

A 68-year-old man who had been missing for five days was found safe Monday morning, Irvine police said.

Bomb squad finds no explosives in package outside Costa Mesa police substation

A bomb squad responded to a report of a suspicious package outside a Costa Mesa police substation Sunday morning but quickly determined...

Ex-church youth counselor pleads not guilty to child porn charges

A Newport Beach man who served as a youth counselor at an Orange County church pleaded not guilty Friday to child pornography charges,...

Tutor charged in Corona del Mar High hacking scandal waives hearing

Tutor charged in Corona del Mar High hacking scandal waives hearing

An Irvine tutor accused of orchestrating a hacking campaign to change Corona del Mar High School students' grades waived his right to a...

Police were justified in shooting Newport man, D.A.'s office finds

Two Newport Beach police officers were justified when they shot and wounded a man who opened fire on them at a beachside condo last year,...

Police seek help finding missing Irvine man, 68

Police seek help finding missing Irvine man, 68

Irvine police Friday asked for help in finding a 68-year-old man who has been missing since Wednesday.

Small fire quickly put out in Talbert Park

Small fire quickly put out in Talbert Park

A small blaze burned about a quarter of an acre of brush in Talbert Regional Park on Friday before crews quickly doused it, according to a...

Bicyclist, 61, dies after falling near busy Newport intersection

A bicyclist died Thursday after falling near a busy Newport Beach intersection although his injuries did not appear to be life-threatening,...

Crash knocks over light pole in Newport

A traffic collision knocked over a light pole near the intersection of San Miguel and Baywood drives in Newport Beach on Thursday afternoon,...

2 teens rescued from overturned car near UC Irvine

Paramedics rescued two teenagers after their car overturned near UC Irvine on Wednesday night, according to an Orange County Fire...

Man arrested after 7-hour standoff in Costa Mesa

Police arrested a man who they say was holed up in a Costa Mesa home with a gun and ammunition for almost seven hours Wednesday night...

Police warn of scammers posing as IRS officials

After a deluge of reports this week about a tax scam, Newport Beach police warned residents not to fall victim to callers posing as...

State Supreme Court won't review request to take judge off Costa Mesa man's murder case

State Supreme Court won't review request to take judge off Costa Mesa man's murder case

The California Supreme Court on Wednesday declined to review a defense attorney's request to remove an Orange County judge from a double...

Private plane lands on its belly at JWA, disrupting flights

A small private plane had to be removed from a runway by a crane after it landed on its belly at John Wayne Airport on Tuesday night,...

Man charged in fatal Irvine crash has recent history of driving citations

Man charged in fatal Irvine crash has recent history of driving citations

A Costa Mesa man accused of speeding through a red light and killing a woman and her granddaughter in a hit-and-run crash last week has a...

Trial starts for man accused of serial rapes in Newport

Trial began Monday for an accused serial rapist who allegedly preyed on women he met at bars, parties and elsewhere in the Newport Beach...

Newport company to hold public meeting to explain its emissions risks

The public is invited to attend a meeting Thursday about toxic air risks associated with a Newport Beach metal finishing company located...

Suspect in UCI stabbing charged with trying to murder ex-girlfriend

A 22-year-old man accused of stabbing his ex-girlfriend in a UC Irvine parking lot was charged Monday with attempted murder and other...

Costa Mesa man charged in Irvine crash that killed girl, grandmother

Costa Mesa man charged in Irvine crash that killed girl, grandmother

A Costa Mesa resident accused of killing a woman and her 2-year-old granddaughter in a hit-and-run crash last week in Irvine was charged...

High-speed chase ends with arrest of man with woman, kids in van

A man arrested after a high-speed chase that ended in Costa Mesa on Saturday night may have intended to drive off a cliff with a woman...

Girl, 2, dies of her injuries after Irvine crash that killed her grandmother

Girl, 2, dies of her injuries after Irvine crash that killed her grandmother

A 2-year-old girl died Sunday after she was injured last week in a hit-and-run crash in Irvine in which her grandmother died, authorities...

Mural honors Irvine Police Department's 40th anniversary

Mural honors Irvine Police Department's 40th anniversary

To commemorate the 40th anniversary of the Irvine Police Department, the city unveiled a mural created by student artists highlighting the...

UCI student comes to the rescue as another is stabbed on campus; suspect is arrested

UCI student comes to the rescue as another is stabbed on campus; suspect is arrested

A UC Irvine student may have saved a woman's life Thursday evening when he stopped a man who was stabbing his ex-girlfriend in a campus...

Woman killed in Irvine hit-and-run crash was Lake Forest resident

Woman killed in Irvine hit-and-run crash was Lake Forest resident

The woman who died in a hit-and-run crash in Irvine on Wednesday night has been identified as a 54-year-old Lake Forest resident.

Firefighter injured as fishing boat burns in Newport Harbor

Firefighter injured as fishing boat burns in Newport Harbor

A firefighter suffered minor injuries as crews quickly doused a blaze on a fishing boat docked in Newport Harbor on Friday morning,...

Costa Mesa man arrested in fatal Irvine crash after intense search

Costa Mesa man arrested in fatal Irvine crash after intense search

Irvine police arrested a Costa Mesa man suspected of running away after his vehicle crashed into two cars, killing a 54-year-old woman and...

Testimony begins in trial of church volunteer accused of sexually abusing boys

Testimony begins in trial of church volunteer accused of sexually abusing boys

An alleged victim of child sexual abuse took the witness stand Wednesday in Orange County Superior Court and testified that a former Costa...

Man with history of lewd conduct arrested again in Costa Mesa

Man with history of lewd conduct arrested again in Costa Mesa

A man who has bounced in and out of jail on charges that he repeatedly harassed and groped women in Costa Mesa was arrested again over the...

Man fatally stabbed in Costa Mesa neighborhood is ID'd; but where is he from?

Man fatally stabbed in Costa Mesa neighborhood is ID'd; but where is he from?

Authorities have identified a man who was stabbed to death in Costa Mesa more than a week ago, but investigators haven't been able to...

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