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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • D.A. finds Newport Beach police shooting justified

    Two Newport Beach police officers were justified when they shot and killed a 22-year-old mentally ill man earlier this year, the Orange County district attorney's office announced Wednesday. Police shot Gerrit Vos four times — in the shoulder,...
  • 'We'll know if you've been drinking,' Newport police sing on holiday DUI warning video

    The Newport Beach Police Department has its own Christmas carol. In a video posted Monday, officers traded in sleds for motorcycles and, to the tune of "Santa Claus is Coming to Town," warned viewers against driving drunk. "We'll know if you've been...
  • UCI police seek suspect in groping case

    UC Irvine police Wednesday sent a warning to students about a reported groping on campus last month. Police said a man forcibly fondled a female in a residence hall Nov. 21. Police said she reported it last week. Authorities did not say whether the...
  • Man stabbed in one of 2 robberies outside Irvine banks

    In less than half an hour Wednesday evening, a man was stabbed in a hand and a woman was shoved during two robberies in Irvine. Both attacks occurred outside banks about half a mile from each other, but investigators said they're unsure whether they are...
  • Bank robber threatens to shoot teller in Costa Mesa

    A robber threatened to shoot a teller at a Wells Fargo bank branch in Costa Mesa on Wednesday, according to police. The robber walked into the bank at 301 W. 17th St. around 4 p.m. and showed a note to the female teller, police said. The note stated...
  • Commentary: Lessons from Ferguson inform our police work too

    For weeks now, the media have been talking about Ferguson, Mo., and all the rioting, looting and burning of businesses there. The scenes remind me of when I was an officer working in Los Angeles County during the 1992 Rodney King riots. I can still...
  • Parents of man killed by Newport police allege 'excessive, brutal' force

    Newport Beach police used "excessive, unwarranted and brutal" force when they shot a 22-year-old to death this spring, according to two legal claims filed last month by the man's parents. Richard Vos and Jenelle Bernacchi each sought $25 million from...
  • Driver suspected of DUI as car slams into garage

    A man may have been driving under the influence when his BMW crashed into a Costa Mesa home Tuesday morning, authorities said. Around 7:30 a.m., firefighters responded to the 2800 block of Velasco Lane, near Sonora Elementary School. A newer-model BMW...