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  • Newport man charged in $13.5 million Ponzi case

    A Newport Beach man is facing 197 felony charges on allegations that he defrauded investors and banks of more than $13.5 million through a Ponzi scheme. Brandon Walton Stewart, 30, was extradited Thursday from Texas to Orange County, where he is charged...
  • D.A.'s office: No charges in Costa Mesa's anniversary celebration

    The Orange County district attorney will not file charges related to Costa Mesa's 60th anniversary celebration, according to a letter sent to the police department Wednesday. The district attorney's office reviewed the investigative reports submitted by...
  • L.A. gang members possibly involved in Costa Mesa pharmacy burglary, police say

    A burglary at a Costa Mesa pharmacy possibly involving Los Angeles gang members sparked a brief police pursuit Monday morning, according to authorities. Around 5 a.m., police received a call about the sound of broken glass and a burglary alarm near...
  • Costa Mesa woman, child hide in home during break-in attempt

    A Costa Mesa woman and her child hid from a would-be burglar who tried to break into their home Saturday afternoon, authorities said. The woman called police around 1:30 p.m. when a man tried to force his way through a sliding glass door at her home...
  • Steinberg: Aaron Hernandez — justice possible with a wealthy celebrity?

    Jurors began deliberating Tuesday in the murder trial of former New England Patriot tight end Aaron Hernandez. Hernandez is charged with the murder of Odin Lloyd, who was dating his fiancee's sister. Hernandez is also charged with another double murder...
  • 2 women accused of trying to spend fake $100 bills in Irvine

    Police arrested two of women accused of trying to spend counterfeit $100 bills at businesses around Irvine and then fleeing when authorities caught on to the scam, according to court documents. The Orange County district attorney's office alleges in a...
  • Newport man wounded by police is sentenced for firing gun at beach

    A Newport Beach man was sentenced Monday to 240 days in jail and five years' probation for firing a handgun at the beach last summer before police shot him. As part of a plea agreement, Scott Jay Abraham, 44, pleaded guilty to two felony counts of...
  • Defense in double-murder case plans to take fight to remove judge to state Supreme Court

    Defense in double-murder case plans to take fight to remove judge to state Supreme Court
    The lawyer for a Costa Mesa man accused of double murder said Friday that he will petition the California Supreme Court to consider his attempt to bar an Orange County judge from overseeing the trial. A day earlier, a three-judge panel of California's...
  • Man with gun at UCI called police after seeing alert, authorities say

    Man with gun at UCI called police after seeing alert, authorities say
    A man with a gun on the UC Irvine campus called police Tuesday to tell them where he was, officials said, but not before officials locked down the school, including the theater in which the new chancellor was being officially installed. University...
  • Records requests in Costa Mesa at all-time high

    Records requests in Costa Mesa at all-time high
    Requests for public records in politically charged Costa Mesa have skyrocketed to an all-time high, costing the city thousands of dollars and stretching the resources of the city clerk's office, according to interviews and documents reviewed by the...
  • 90 mph chase through Newport, Costa Mesa ends in man's arrest near Trinity Broadcasting

    A driver whom police suspect was on drugs was arrested after a chase through Newport Beach and Costa Mesa that reached 90 mph early Tuesday, authorities said. Investigators are trying to determine whether Luis Alfonso Rivera, 21, of Huntington Beach...
  • Neighbor confronts suspected burglar

    A neighbor armed with a gun confronted a would-be burglar breaking into a woman's apartment in Costa Mesa on Sunday night, according to police. Police said the neighbor noticed something suspicious at the apartment complex at 2320 Elden Ave. around 9:...