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  • Beach flasher throws sand at officer while exposing himself, Newport police say

    Newport Beach police say they chased a flasher onto the beach and into the ocean Monday morning as he threw sand at an officer and exposed his genitals. The incident started around 9:30 a.m. when a witness reported that a man was repeatedly exposing...
  • D.A. seeks additional victims of check bouncer

    The Orange County District Attorney's Office is seeking additional victims of a Newport Beach man who allegedly wrote more than $100,000 in bad checks for dental work, a luxury car and a home lease in 2014. Richard Scott Bloustine, 49, has been...
  • Costa Mesa officer accused of insurance fraud

    A Costa Mesa police officer was charged Thursday with insurance fraud and making a fraudulent statement — both felonies — for lying about getting injured at work, according to the Orange County District Attorney's office. Ryan Patrick...
  • Rearview Mirror: OC Week in Review

    Sunday (07.19.15) Irvine will declare "In God We Trust" Following the lead of several cities in Orange County, and hundreds around the country, Irvine will display the national motto "In God We Trust" in a yet-to-be-determined area of City Hall. In...
  • Man arrested after two men suffer cuts at soup kitchen

    The Costa Mesa Police Department arrested a man Friday who they said was involved in an attack on two other men at Someone Cares Soup Kitchen. Officers responded to a call at 12:08 p.m. reporting a "stabbing" at the Costa Mesa soup kitchen. But police...
  • Irvine husband charged with murder in run-down, stabbing of man police say he thought was love rival

    Irvine husband charged with murder in run-down, stabbing of man police say he thought was love rival
    A 38-year-old Irvine engineer suspected of running over and stabbing to death a man he believed was having an affair with his wife was charged with murder Tuesday, the Orange County district attorney’s office said. Hongli Sun was also charged with...
  • Man found nude on Costa Mesa porch is charged in string of recent crimes

    Man found nude on Costa Mesa porch is charged in string of recent crimes
    A convicted sex offender who was arrested Thursday after residents said they found him naked on a Costa Mesa porch faces three felony and 14 misdemeanor counts in connection with acts he is alleged to have committed in the past two months, according to...
  • Newport man charged with kidnapping neighbor with intent to rape her

    A Newport Beach man is accused of breaking into a neighbor's home and kidnapping her with the intent of raping her. Nicholas Michael Papson, 25, pleaded not guilty Monday to charges of aggravated assault, burglary, resisting a police officer, kidnapping...
  • Sex offender arrested after he's found naked on a porch, Costa Mesa police say

    Sex offender arrested after he's found naked on a porch, Costa Mesa police say
    Costa Mesa police say they arrested a convicted sex offender Thursday morning after residents found him naked on their porch at about 6:15 a.m. Police identified the man as Jeffrey R. Smith, 43, of Costa Mesa. Detectives were investigating Smith...
  • Suspect pleads not guilty to stabbing man found on Costa Mesa lawn

    A 36-year-old known gang member accused in a Costa Mesa stabbing death pleaded not guilty Friday to murder and arson charges. John Breceda, of Santa Ana, allegedly slashed the throat of another man while the two were together in a car in Costa Mesa on...
  • Irvine police arrest man suspected of carjacking his date

    Irvine police arrest man suspected of carjacking his date
    Police say they've arrested a man on suspicion of attacking a woman he was dating and then stealing her car Tuesday night in Irvine. Tarrin Joseph Rippel, 29, was driving with his victim at about 7 p.m. near the intersection of Alton Parkway and Jeffrey...
  • Man arrested across the street from bank he's suspected of robbing

    Man arrested across the street from bank he's suspected of robbing
    Police arrested a Gardena man Wednesday at an apartment complex just across the street from an Irvine bank he's suspected of robbing a day earlier. Authorities allege Michael Ladon Sheppard, 53, walked into a Union Bank at 5311 University Drive and...