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  • Police shoot knife-wielding man with non-lethal weapons

    Costa Mesa police say they shot large rubber bullets at a mentally ill man to disarm him when he refused to drop a knife Friday afternoon. An officer found the 23-year-old Costa Mesa man about 3:30 p.m. near the loading dock of a Stater Bros. grocery...
  • Police Files for Aug. 5

    Costa Mesa Logan Avenue: Vehicle theft was reported in the 1300 block at 12:14 a.m. Saturday. Fischer Avenue: Drunk driving was reported in the 300 block at 2:30 a.m. Saturday. Harbor Boulevard and Gisler Avenue: Hit-and-run was reported at 2:31 p....
  • Defense lawyer: UCI grad student didn't plan killing of ex-wife

    The trial for a UC Irvine graduate student accused of shooting his ex-wife to death will focus more on his motivation than the facts of the case, lawyers for both sides said in opening statements Tuesday. Brian Benedict, 40, is accused of chasing...
  • Police Files for Aug. 6

    Costa Mesa, Village Creek: Residential burglary was reported in the 800 block at 9:53 a.m. Monday. Baker Street: Battery was reported in the 300 block at 11:20 a.m. Monday. Wilson Street: Receipt of stolen property was reported in the 700 block at 11:...
  • Spyglass Hill takes a Night Out to combat crime with picnic, vigilance

    Spyglass Hill takes a Night Out to combat crime with picnic, vigilance
    Spyglass Hill isn't exactly known as a crime-riddled community. But the community of 350 houses in the hills above Corona del Mar has been the target of burglars through the years, said resident Therese Loutherback — $85,000 worth of her jewelry...
  • D.A. rules Irvine officer was legally justified in shooting

    An Irvine police officer was legally justified in shooting a sexual assault suspect during an arrest last year, Orange County prosecutors concluded this week. Det. Sean-Paul Crawford reasonably feared for his life when he believed that 35-year-old...
  • Three arrested in alleged brothel operations

    Three arrested in alleged brothel operations
    Police this week arrested two men and a woman who they say operated brothels at apartments in Irvine and Los Angeles. The arrests were the culmination of a yearlong investigation by detectives, the Irvine Police Department said in a news release. On...
  • ICE starts deportation proceedings against Costa Mesa immigration activist

    ICE starts deportation proceedings against Costa Mesa immigration activist
    Costa Mesa immigrant-rights activist Luis Bravo was detained by federal immigration agents early Thursday, triggering an outcry from his supporters demanding that he be set free. He was released hours later. Bravo, a 22-year-old community organizer with...
  • Corona del Mar Today: Candidates square off at CdM forum

    Seven candidates vying for Newport Beach City Council seats met Thursday morning at the Bahia Corinthian Yacht Club for a 90-minute candidates' forum sponsored by the Corona del Mar Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs Committee. Corona del Mar...
  • Man suspected of DUI after car hits pedestrians

    A man was arrested on suspicion of driving drunk after his car struck two pedestrians in what police described as a hit-and-run early Saturday in Newport Beach. The suspect, identified as Giuliano Jesus Rodriguez, 22, of Riverside, was heading north on...
  • Police: 'Personal space' argument leads to injury, arrest

    A man was arrested Friday afternoon on suspicion of kicking and robbing a woman in her 70s after a disagreement about "personal space issues," Newport Beach police said. The woman and 52-year-old man apparently began arguing while waiting at a...
  • 4th arrest in sexual mutilation case

    Authorities announced Tuesday that they have in custody the last of four people they believe participated in a plan to torture and sexually mutilate a Newport Beach man in an attempt rob him of a large amount of cash they thought he'd buried in the...