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  • Charges upped to murder in hit-and-run crash that killed grandmother, 2-year-old

    Charges upped to murder in hit-and-run crash that killed grandmother, 2-year-old
    Orange County prosecutors Tuesday increased manslaughter charges to murder against a Costa Mesa man accused in a hit-and-run crash in Irvine that killed a woman and her 2-year-old granddaughter. Alec Scott Abraham, 20, now faces two counts of murder...
  • Man accused in 2 Irvine crash deaths told officers he'd 'only get 5 years,' police say

    Man accused in 2 Irvine crash deaths told officers he'd 'only get 5 years,' police say
    The Costa Mesa man accused of killing a 2-year-old girl and her grandmother in a hit-and-run crash this month in Irvine told officers who arrested him that he would "only get five years" for the crime, according to a written statement from a police...
  • Costa Mesa parolee suspected of shooting out car windows with BB gun

    Costa Mesa parolee suspected of shooting out car windows with BB gun
    Police arrested a 21-year-old man who they believe shot out more than a dozen car windows with a BB gun while driving intoxicated around a Costa Mesa neighborhood Wednesday afternoon. Around 5 p.m., police responded to an area near Mission and El Camino...
  • Trial starts for man accused of serial rapes in Newport

    Trial began Monday for an accused serial rapist who allegedly preyed on women he met at bars, parties and elsewhere in the Newport Beach social scene Adel Regragui, 46, raped or tried to rape seven women between March 2005 and November 2011, according...
  • Tutor charged in Corona del Mar High hacking scandal waives hearing

    Tutor charged in Corona del Mar High hacking scandal waives hearing
    An Irvine tutor accused of orchestrating a hacking campaign to change Corona del Mar High School students' grades waived his right to a preliminary hearing, effectively speeding the case toward trial, according to court records. Timothy Lance Lai, 29,...
  • Police were justified in shooting Newport man, D.A.'s office finds

    Two Newport Beach police officers were justified when they shot and wounded a man who opened fire on them at a beachside condo last year, the Orange County district attorney's office concluded. A letter from investigators released Friday outlines what...
  • Costa Mesa man charged in Irvine crash that killed girl, grandmother

    Costa Mesa man charged in Irvine crash that killed girl, grandmother
    A Costa Mesa resident accused of killing a woman and her 2-year-old granddaughter in a hit-and-run crash last week in Irvine was charged Monday with two counts of vehicular manslaughter. Alec Scott Abraham, 20, also faces felony counts of hit-and-run...
  • Man charged in fatal Irvine crash has recent history of driving citations

    Man charged in fatal Irvine crash has recent history of driving citations
    A Costa Mesa man accused of speeding through a red light and killing a woman and her granddaughter in a hit-and-run crash last week has a history of traffic citations in the past year that include breaking the speed limit multiple times, court records...
  • Man arrested after 7-hour standoff in Costa Mesa

    Police arrested a man who they say was holed up in a Costa Mesa home with a gun and ammunition for almost seven hours Wednesday night after a domestic dispute. At about 7:15 p.m., officers responded to a call in the 1000 block of Cheyenne Street about...
  • 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...
  • 2 women plead guilty in plot to spend fake $100 bills in Irvine

    Two women have pleaded guilty to conspiring to spend counterfeit $100 bills at stores around Irvine. Tawny Chandler, 20, and Niresha Collins, 26, drove to three restaurants and a Carter's children's clothing store in April and tried to pass off the...
  • Costa Mesa picks department veteran to be its new police chief

    Costa Mesa picks department veteran to be its new police chief
    A 22-year veteran and current captain in the Costa Mesa Police Department will take over as its next chief, city officials announced Wednesday. Rob Sharpnack, who briefly led the department after former Chief Tom Gazsi's retirement in late November,...