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  • Latest allegation against Tarzan suspect: Stealing from state office building

    Latest allegation against Tarzan suspect: Stealing from state office building
    A Huntington Beach man who authorities said claimed to be Tarzan as he swung from trees this month at the Santa Ana Zoo is suspected of trying to enter a government building the same day by posing as a worker, and then stealing equipment from the building...
  • Costa Mesa police cleared in man's shooting death

    Costa Mesa police officers were cleared Thursday of criminal wrongdoing in a deadly encounter last year with a man who prosecutors say had caught authorities' attention because he tried to blackmail his girlfriend's ex-husband during a custody dispute....
  • Driver turns himself in after teen bicyclist critically hurt in Newport hit-and-run

    Driver turns himself in after teen bicyclist critically hurt in Newport hit-and-run
    A driver suspected in a hit-and-run crash that left a 14-year-old bicyclist critically injured turned himself in Wednesday afternoon, Newport Beach police said. Newport Beach resident Anthony Michael George, 36, is suspected of driving a Mercedes-Benz...
  • Costa Mesa woman accused of stealing, selling $732,000 in Apple products

    Federal authorities on Friday arrested a Costa Mesa woman who they say stole more than $732,000 worth of Apple products from a family-owned electronics store and sold them at deep discounts online. Cecilia L. Litonjua-Moore, 44, who worked at L.A....
  • Double-murder defendant's lawyer can't have prosecutor's emails, judge decides

    An Orange County Superior Court judge Friday said he would not force a prosecutor to turn over emails that a double-murder defendant's attorney said would show members of the county district attorney's office badmouthing the lawyer. Public defender...
  • Intruder wakes victims during attempted robbery

    Intruder wakes victims during attempted robbery
    Two Newport Beach residents were awakened early Sunday by a gunman who gained access to their bedroom through an unlocked balcony door, according to police. The two residents were awakened in the home in the 400 block of Canal Street just before 6 a.m....
  • 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...
  • Girl Scout camp cook arrested in Irvine rape case

    Police Thursday said they'd arrested a Girl Scout camp cook suspected of attacking and raping his girlfriend in Irvine last year. Marin County sheriff's deputies helped Irvine police arrest Matthew Joseph Hamm, 27, according to police. He was...
  • Newport man suspected in burglaries at Irvine skating rink

    Irvine police said they arrested a burglary suspect after an off-duty detective saw him entering a locker room. Officials said they already suspected Rory Scott Campbell, 27, of Newport Beach when the detective saw him enter The Rinks inline skating...
  • Judge in double-murder case tells attorneys to stop their 'child's play'

    Judge in double-murder case tells attorneys to stop their 'child's play'
    An Orange County judge Friday rebuked two attorneys for bickering with each other in the death-penalty case of Daniel Wozniak, who is accused of beheading an Army veteran and then trying to cover his tracks by killing the man's friend in Costa Mesa five...
  • Man claiming to be Tarzan arrested again

    Man claiming to be Tarzan arrested again
    For the second time in a week, authorities say, a man proclaiming himself the king of the jungle couldn't escape police. John William Rodenborn, 37, of Huntington Beach was arrested in Costa Mesa on Thursday on suspicion of stealing an iPhone. Two...
  • Apodaca: CdM needs more than a conviction to move on from scandal

    It would be nice to write that last week's guilty plea and sentencing of former tutor Timothy Lance Lai closed the book on Corona del Mar High's notorious computer hacking and cheating scandal, allowing the school to move on with dignity and restore its...