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  • Police: DNA used to link Costa Mesa man to stolen car's crash into home

    Costa Mesa police said Wednesday that they arrested a man after finding DNA evidence linking him to a stolen car that crashed into a house last year. Alfonso R. Campos, 19, of Costa Mesa was arrested about 2 a.m. Tuesday, police said. Investigators...
  • Couple sentenced for attempted murder of her ex-boyfriend

    A young couple from Santa Ana will spend years in state prison for trying to kill a man at his Costa Mesa home in 2012. Orange County Superior Court Judge Thomas Goethals on Tuesday sentenced 20-year-old Fernando Sanchez to 20 years behind bars and 21-...
  • Man, 84, injured in Newport boat fire

    Man, 84, injured in Newport boat fire
    A man was injured when flames engulfed a power boat Saturday afternoon while it was docked at a Newport Beach marina. The 84-year-old man was aboard the 34-foot boat moored near East Coast Highway and Bayside Drive when the blaze started around 4:15 p....
  • Seal Beach woman sentenced to nearly three years in investment scheme

    A federal judge has sentenced a Seal Beach woman to 2 years and 11 months in prison for running an investment scheme that cheated about 45 victims out of $1.4 million, according to authorities. Karen Hanover, 48, promised investors 100% return on...
  • Man, 19, arrested after string of thefts from unlocked vehicles in Irvine

    Police arrested a man suspected of stealing from a string of unlocked cars in an Irvine neighborhood early Sunday. Officers chased Matthew Kozlov, 19, of Anaheim Hills, after two cars were ransacked at a home on Winterfield Road about 3 a.m., Irvine...
  • Actor's double-murder case again hung up; 'absurd,' victim's dad says

    Actor's double-murder case again hung up; 'absurd,' victim's dad says
    A Costa Mesa double-murder case is headed out of Orange County, at least temporarily, after a county judge said Friday that he would not remove himself from the trial of Daniel Patrick Wozniak, who is accused of killing two Orange Coast College students...
  • Missing Valentine's Day date last seen arguing with boyfriend

    Missing Valentine's Day date last seen arguing with boyfriend
    A 28-year-old woman who disappeared after a night out celebrating Valentine’s Day at a popular Costa Mesa nightclub was seen early the following morning arguing with her boyfriend, authorities in Orange County said they’ve been told. The...
  • Pedestrian critically injured when hit by car on East Coast Highway

    A pedestrian was in critical condition after a car struck him Wednesday night on East Coast Highway in Newport Beach, according to authorities. Officers responding to a call shortly after 7 p.m. found a man lying on the road just west of Newport Coast...
  • Newport man to plead guilty to defrauding investors in dental company

    A Newport Beach man agreed Friday to plead guilty to wire fraud for bilking investors in his dental equipment company out of millions of dollars by gambling away their money in Las Vegas, according to federal court documents. William Keith Knox, 55,...
  • Sting nabs 14 in unlicensed contractor investigation

    In the span of two days, an undercover sting caught 14 unlicensed contractors illegally bidding on remodeling work at a Costa Mesa home, according to an announcement Wednesday from California's Contractors State License Board. The agency's fraud...
  • Suspect arrested in string of Costa Mesa, H.B., other bank robberies

    Suspect arrested in string of Costa Mesa, H.B., other bank robberies
    Police arrested a homeless man suspected of robbing 11 Orange County banks in the span of two months, including four in Costa Mesa and one in Huntington Beach, the FBI said. Authorities said Friday that they used forensic evidence to identify Mark...
  • 8 arrested or cited at DUI checkpoint in Costa Mesa

    Costa Mesa police arrested a motorist on suspicion of drunk driving and cited or arrested seven others for suspected license violations during a DUI check over the weekend. About 2,600 vehicles passed through the checkpoint, which was set up from 8 p.m....