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  • Commentary: Councilmen should drop police union from their lawsuit

    Some perspective is needed in the wake of two private investigators being charged relating to tactics they allegedly directed toward Councilmen Jim Righeimer, Steve Mensinger and Gary Monahan. As the Daily Pilot reported, no Costa Mesa police officer...
  • Woman who rammed sheriff's officer released after serving half of jail sentence

    An Irvine woman who rammed her car into a sheriff's officer last year at John Wayne Airport was sentenced Thursday to 364 days in jail and then released hours later. Rebecca Lee McLaughlin, 49, had already served 182 days behind bars, according to...
  • Mom with child in car robbed at drive-up ATM

    A gunman robbed a young mother who was with her child outside a Costa Mesa bank Wednesday afternoon, according to police. The 20-year-old Corona del Mar resident was at a drive-up ATM at the Wells Fargo at 2970 Harbor Blvd. when the robber approached her...
  • Defendants tried to sneak guns, ammo across border, court document says

    Defendants tried to sneak guns, ammo across border, court document says
    A man and a woman driving through Newport Beach last month with seven AK-47 rifles in the car were transporting the guns for a Mexican drug cartel, according to a sworn statement from a police officer filed in Orange County Superior Court. Newport Beach...
  • Man killed in gunfire with Costa Mesa police was wanted in 2 states

    A man killed in an exchange of gunfire with Costa Mesa police this week was wanted in two states on allegations including child sexual abuse and assault with a deadly weapon, authorities said. On Thursday, police identified Julius L. Pinson, 48, of...
  • Three arrested after Costa Mesa stabbing

    Police said they arrested two possible gang members in Costa Mesa on Tuesday and a third man who tried to intimidate a stabbing victim while he and a relative were talking to an officer, police said. The attack started around 8 p.m. when a 17-year-old...
  • Affidavit: Police union asked for dirt on Costa Mesa councilmen

    Affidavit: Police union asked for dirt on Costa Mesa councilmen
    Costa Mesa police officers mocked members of the City Council and suggested ways to catch them in compromising positions in the run-up to the 2012 municipal election, according to emails contained in court documents reviewed Monday by the Daily Pilot....
  • Police: Man killed in gunfire with Costa Mesa officers

    Costa Mesa police shot and killed a man in an exchange of gunfire while officers were trying to arrest him Tuesday night, according to authorities. Police said two officers arrived at an apartment in the 3000 block of Jeffrey Drive about 10:40 p.m. to...
  • Judge denies request to delay trial in OCC students' killings

    Judge denies request to delay trial in OCC students' killings
    The gruesome case of the slayings of two Orange Coast College students may be headed to trial nearly five years after their deaths. On Tuesday, Orange County Superior Court Judge James Stotler declined to push back a February trial date for murder...
  • Costa Mesa CEO, police chief apologize to councilmen

    Costa Mesa CEO, police chief apologize to councilmen
    Costa Mesa city CEO Tom Hatch and acting Police Chief Rob Sharpnack issued an apology Monday to three councilmen who prosecutors allege were surveilled in 2012 by investigators working for a law firm retained by the city's police union. Last week,...
  • 2 P.I.s illegally tracked and reported on Costa Mesa councilmen, D.A. charges

    2 P.I.s illegally tracked and reported on Costa Mesa councilmen, D.A. charges
    Two private investigators illegally tracked one Costa Mesa councilman by GPS and called in a fake DUI report on another in 2012 when they were hired to surveil the politicians before an election, according to charges announced Thursday by the Orange...
  • Costa Mesa engineer sentenced in cold-case murder

    Donna Wigmore was supposed to get married in the summer of 1979. Instead she holed up in her parents' backyard, enveloped in shock after her older sister was murdered. The case went unsolved for three decades, but pain didn't pass with the time. She...