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  • UCI, Seal Beach police collar suspect in car thefts

    UCI, Seal Beach police collar suspect in car thefts
    Police from Seal Beach and UC Irvine teamed to arrest a man suspected of breaking into and stealing cars across Orange County, authorities said. Since October, the two police departments have been on the trail of a man they believe broke into two...
  • Sexual assault reported at UCI residence hall

    UC Irvine police are investigating a report of a sexual assault in campus housing last weekend. A female student told police she was assaulted while incapacitated sometime between Saturday evening and Sunday morning, authorities said. The attack...
  • D.A. finds Newport Beach police shooting justified

    Two Newport Beach police officers were justified when they shot and killed a 22-year-old mentally ill man earlier this year, the Orange County district attorney's office announced Wednesday. Police shot Gerrit Vos four times — in the shoulder,...
  • Driver suspected of DUI as car slams into garage

    A man may have been driving under the influence when his BMW crashed into a Costa Mesa home Tuesday morning, authorities said. Around 7:30 a.m., firefighters responded to the 2800 block of Velasco Lane, near Sonora Elementary School. A newer-model BMW...
  • Parents of man killed by Newport police allege 'excessive, brutal' force

    Newport Beach police used "excessive, unwarranted and brutal" force when they shot a 22-year-old to death this spring, according to two legal claims filed last month by the man's parents. Richard Vos and Jenelle Bernacchi each sought $25 million from...
  • Commentary: Lessons from Ferguson inform our police work too

    For weeks now, the media have been talking about Ferguson, Mo., and all the rioting, looting and burning of businesses there. The scenes remind me of when I was an officer working in Los Angeles County during the 1992 Rodney King riots. I can still...
  • Bank robber threatens to shoot teller in Costa Mesa

    A robber threatened to shoot a teller at a Wells Fargo bank branch in Costa Mesa on Wednesday, according to police. The robber walked into the bank at 301 W. 17th St. around 4 p.m. and showed a note to the female teller, police said. The note stated...
  • Man stabbed in one of 2 robberies outside Irvine banks

    In less than half an hour Wednesday evening, a man was stabbed in a hand and a woman was shoved during two robberies in Irvine. Both attacks occurred outside banks about half a mile from each other, but investigators said they're unsure whether they are...
  • 'We'll know if you've been drinking,' Newport police sing on holiday DUI warning video

    The Newport Beach Police Department has its own Christmas carol. In a video posted Monday, officers traded in sleds for motorcycles and, to the tune of "Santa Claus is Coming to Town," warned viewers against driving drunk. "We'll know if you've been...
  • UCI police seek suspect in groping case

    UC Irvine police Wednesday sent a warning to students about a reported groping on campus last month. Police said a man forcibly fondled a female in a residence hall Nov. 21. Police said she reported it last week. Authorities did not say whether the...
  • Jury convicts Newport lawyer of attempted extortion, conspiracy

    James Toledano, a former chairman of the Orange County Democratic Party and three-time state Assembly candidate, was convicted last week of two felonies related to an extortion scheme. A jury found him guilty of conspiracy to commit a crime and...
  • Fiery crash kills teen driver, injures passenger

    Fiery crash kills teen driver, injures passenger
    A high-speed single-car crash near Estancia High School in Costa Mesa killed a 16-year-old driver and injured his teenage passenger just after midnight Wednesday, according to police. The Orange County coroner's office identified the driver as Jacob...