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  • Man held in sale of fake Disneyland tickets

    Man held in sale of fake Disneyland tickets
    A Costa Mesa man was arrested Tuesday on suspicion of selling fake Disneyland tickets through Craigslist. Authorities said Jonathan Olsen, 26, placed an ad on Craigslist offering two tickets for $160. A woman told police she met with Olsen at a...
  • Judge denies request to delay trial in OCC students' killings

    Judge denies request to delay trial in OCC students' killings
    The gruesome case of the slayings of two Orange Coast College students may be headed to trial nearly five years after their deaths. On Tuesday, Orange County Superior Court Judge James Stotler declined to push back a February trial date for murder...
  • Judge rejects inmate's excessive-force lawsuit against Costa Mesa police

    A federal magistrate judge has dismissed an Orange County inmate's lawsuit alleging that Costa Mesa police officers broke his ribs and otherwise mistreated him during an arrest in August. Joseph Barrack, 40, was sentenced to 16 months in Orange County...
  • Police: Man killed in gunfire with Costa Mesa officers

    Costa Mesa police shot and killed a man in an exchange of gunfire while officers were trying to arrest him Tuesday night, according to authorities. Police said two officers arrived at an apartment in the 3000 block of Jeffrey Drive about 10:40 p.m. to...
  • Affidavit: Police union asked for dirt on Costa Mesa councilmen

    Affidavit: Police union asked for dirt on Costa Mesa councilmen
    Costa Mesa police officers mocked members of the City Council and suggested ways to catch them in compromising positions in the run-up to the 2012 municipal election, according to emails contained in court documents reviewed Monday by the Daily Pilot....
  • Three arrested after Costa Mesa stabbing

    Police said they arrested two possible gang members in Costa Mesa on Tuesday and a third man who tried to intimidate a stabbing victim while he and a relative were talking to an officer, police said. The attack started around 8 p.m. when a 17-year-old...
  • Defendants tried to sneak guns, ammo across border, court document says

    Defendants tried to sneak guns, ammo across border, court document says
    A man and a woman driving through Newport Beach last month with seven AK-47 rifles in the car were transporting the guns for a Mexican drug cartel, according to a sworn statement from a police officer filed in Orange County Superior Court. Newport Beach...
  • Man killed in gunfire with Costa Mesa police was wanted in 2 states

    A man killed in an exchange of gunfire with Costa Mesa police this week was wanted in two states on allegations including child sexual abuse and assault with a deadly weapon, authorities said. On Thursday, police identified Julius L. Pinson, 48, of...
  • Mom with child in car robbed at drive-up ATM

    A gunman robbed a young mother who was with her child outside a Costa Mesa bank Wednesday afternoon, according to police. The 20-year-old Corona del Mar resident was at a drive-up ATM at the Wells Fargo at 2970 Harbor Blvd. when the robber approached her...
  • Woman who rammed sheriff's officer released after serving half of jail sentence

    An Irvine woman who rammed her car into a sheriff's officer last year at John Wayne Airport was sentenced Thursday to 364 days in jail and then released hours later. Rebecca Lee McLaughlin, 49, had already served 182 days behind bars, according to...
  • Commentary: Councilmen should drop police union from their lawsuit

    Some perspective is needed in the wake of two private investigators being charged relating to tactics they allegedly directed toward Councilmen Jim Righeimer, Steve Mensinger and Gary Monahan. As the Daily Pilot reported, no Costa Mesa police officer...
  • Mailbag: Police union should be placed under citizen oversight

    The recent felony arrests of two private investigators for allegedly setting up two sitting City Council members and attempting to set up a third should send chills down your back. The story reads like a Fox television drama. The two P.I.s are hired...