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  • DUI suspect arrested after car smashes into store in Costa Mesa

    A man suspected of drunk driving smashed into a convenience store in Costa Mesa before speeding off Sunday night, authorities said. The crash destroyed the front doors of the Circle K at 111 Del Mar Ave. and left the building damaged enough that fire...
  • 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...
  • Man arrested in second theft of copper wire on Irvine bike path

    For the second time in three days, Irvine police made an arrest in connection with the theft of copper wiring along a bike path near the 405 Freeway, authorities said. At about 12:30 p.m. Monday, a contractor doing landscaping work for the city saw...
  • Commentary: Police shootings are a reminder of need for less-lethal force

    "You have the right to remain silent." That opening line from the Miranda warning is mostly common knowledge, and the motto of law enforcement we are most familiar with is "To protect and serve" the public. Has law enforcement consistently stuck to...
  • 2 arrested after theft of copper wire cuts power to 35 light poles on Irvine trail

    Irvine police arrested two men over the weekend in connection with the theft of copper wire from an electrical box. Police said the theft cut power to about 35 light poles along a bike path between Sand Canyon Avenue and Jeffrey Road near the 405...
  • Suspect arrested for second time in Irvine package thefts

    Suspect arrested for second time in Irvine package thefts
    Police said they arrested for the second time this month a man they believe cruised through Irvine neighborhoods and stole packages from the doorsteps of homes. Anthony Palusso, 30, was taken into custody Wednesday after a resident reported his...
  • City employee interrupts burglary in Irvine; 3 arrested

    City employee interrupts burglary in Irvine; 3 arrested
    Irvine police said they arrested two men and a woman after a city employee scared them off in the middle of a burglary Thursday. According to authorities, a code enforcement officer was driving a marked city vehicle near Lorraine Way and Irvine Center...
  • Man suspected of stealing copper piping arrested after chase

    Officers chased and arrested a man suspected of stealing copper piping from a vacant building, according to the Costa Mesa Police Department. Police responded around 2:30 p.m. Friday to a building at 765 W. 16th St. to investigate why a man was in the...
  • Suspect tries to grab officer's gun during arrest, Costa Mesa police say

    Costa Mesa police say they arrested a 50-year-old man who tried to grab an officer's gun during a late-night scuffle in a convenience store. A report of a man running in and out of traffic while screaming and flailing his arms drew officers to Harbor...
  • 2 arrested after high-speed police chase in Newport, H.B.

    A driver was arrested after being pursued at high speeds Sunday by Newport Beach police while his passengers yelled at him to stop, authorities said. Officers said they saw a gray Chevrolet sedan with its headlights off speeding along West Coast...
  • Apodaca: Variety of school scandals all victimize students

    Newport-Mesa residents may be wondering if there's something inherently different about our school district that makes it prone to scandal. It sometimes seems as if we roll from one mishap to another without pause — from controversies over student...
  • From luxury to lockup

    From luxury to lockup
    In Santa Ana last April, a team led by Newport Beach vice detectives staked out two luxury high-rise buildings towering above MacArthur Boulevard near John Wayne Airport. One detective, according to court transcripts, announced that the team's target...