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  • Suspect in 2 Irvine burglaries arrested

    Suspect in 2 Irvine burglaries arrested
    Irvine police said a bystander who noted a suspicious car's license plate helped them track down a burglary suspect this week. An Irvine resident heard glass breaking around 1 p.m. Wednesday and saw a car near a neighbor's home, police said in a news...
  • Police seek 3 men who robbed victim behind Newport Boulevard bars

    Costa Mesa police are looking for three men in their 20s who are believed to have been involved in a robbery in an alley outside two Newport Boulevard bars Friday night. After a night of drinking in the 1800 block of Newport Boulevard, a Long Beach...
  • Personal trainer pleads guilty to extorting ex-employer for $350,000

    A personal trainer from Corona del Mar pleaded guilty Monday to his part in an extortion plot that threatened to smear a former employer if she and her husband didn't turn over hundreds of thousands of dollars. In 2008, Michael Earl Roberts, 49,...
  • Police: Driver trying to flee triggers chain-reaction crash; 6 hurt

    A man suspected of drunken driving who was trying to flee from Costa Mesa police caused a chain-reaction crash that sent six people to hospitals Tuesday evening, according to authorities. An officer tried to pull over a Toyota Corolla on Harbor...
  • Irvine man convicted of murdering father so he could visit girlfriend

    A jury Wednesday convicted an Irvine man of murdering his father so he could meet with his Internet girlfriend across the country. Steven Bruno, 23, a former Corona del Mar High School student, shot his father in the chest and head in August 2012...
  • Charges dropped in convenience store theft

    Charges dropped in convenience store theft
    Authorities this week dropped charges against a man who had been accused of helping steal $32,000 from a Costa Mesa convenience store. Felony counts of conspiracy and grand theft against 37-year-old Jose Zarate Alvarez were dismissed Tuesday, but the...
  • Tutor in Corona del Mar hacking scandal pleads not guilty

    A private tutor accused of hacking into Corona del Mar High School computers to change students' grades pleaded not guilty Tuesday to five felonies. Timothy Lance Lai could face up to five years and eight months in jail if he's convicted on one count of...
  • 250 marijuana plants found in Costa Mesa building

    250 marijuana plants found in Costa Mesa building
    Police said they found hundreds of marijuana plants Tuesday afternoon when a fire led them to an illegal indoor pot farm across from Whittier Elementary School in Costa Mesa. Around 4:40 p.m., firefighters arrived at a complex of commercial buildings at...
  • Pedestrian, 92, struck by driver, 95, on Costa Mesa street

    A 95-year-old driver crashed into a 92-year-old man who was crossing a street in Costa Mesa over the weekend, leaving the pedestrian in critical but stable condition with head trauma, according to authorities. Police said the driver, a man from Tustin,...
  • One driver arrested, another injured in wrong-way crash on 405 ramp

    A wrong-way crash on a freeway offramp in Costa Mesa early Sunday left one driver seriously injured and another arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence, according to the California Highway Patrol. Shortly before 12:30 a.m., a woman in a...
  • Corona del Mar Today: New juice bar opening on PCH

    A new juice bar could be opening at 2744 East Coast Highway in a space formerly occupied by a dry-cleaning business. Pur Juice Bar has signs in the window, announcing the business is coming soon. According to signs in the window, and in front of the...
  • Jail inmate sues Costa Mesa police

    An Orange County Jail inmate has filed a civil-rights complaint in federal court alleging that Costa Mesa police officers beat him during an arrest and then left his unlocked truck on the side of the road, where it was later stolen. Joseph Barrack, 40,...