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  • Woman arrested in string of carjackings

    Woman arrested in string of carjackings
    A 21-year-old Santa Ana woman with a lengthy criminal record was arrested in connection with a three-city carjacking spree last week, authorities said. Tustin police detectives arrested Jocelyn Cano at a Santa Ana home on March 12, three days after a...
  • Arrests made in fight, church burglary

    Police in Newport Beach and Costa Mesa dealt with rowdiness on and immediately after St. Patrick's Day when a fight started in front of a convenience store, a bargoer fought with a bouncer and a burglar broke into a church. In Newport Beach, a drunk man...
  • Newport police investigate car crash following bar fight

    Police are trying to determine whether a person who fled from a bar fight near the Newport Pier was involved in a car crash that downed power lines and sheared off a fire hydrant a half-hour later. Shortly after 11 p.m. Sunday, officers responded to the...
  • Suspect's refusal to cooperate with doctors stalls trial

    Suspect's refusal to cooperate with doctors stalls trial
    The brother of a slain Costa Mesa man said Monday that he's frustrated with the suspected killer repeatedly delaying any possibility of a trial by refusing to speak with two court-appointed psychologists trying to determine if the accused murderer is...
  • Two found with AK-47s in Newport plead guilty to weapons charges, get year in jail

    Two found with AK-47s in Newport plead guilty to weapons charges, get year in jail
    Two people who police say admitted to smuggling seven AK-47 assault rifles and hundreds of rounds of ammunition through Orange County for a Mexican drug cartel pleaded guilty Monday to felony weapons charges. An Orange County Superior Court judge...
  • Man arrested after hours-long standoff in Irvine

    An hours-long standoff ended early Sunday when Irvine officers, with the help of a police dog, arrested a man suspected of threatening to kill his neighbor, authorities said. Officers responded around 2 a.m. to a call about a man causing a disturbance at...
  • Neighbor confronts suspected burglar

    A neighbor armed with a gun confronted a would-be burglar breaking into a woman's apartment in Costa Mesa on Sunday night, according to police. Police said the neighbor noticed something suspicious at the apartment complex at 2320 Elden Ave. around 9:...
  • Valets come up short

    When a valet parking attendant told Josh Gelle his car had disappeared from a Newport Beach restaurant's parking lot Saturday evening, his first reaction was to laugh and look for a hidden camera. "They came up and said, 'We don't know how to tell you...
  • Venezia: Costa Mesa police supporters plan rally on same day as 'wake'

    My last column about the memorial gathering for Jay Pinson planned for 4 p.m. Jan. 28 at Costa Mesa Councilman Gary Monahan's restaurant garnered much interest by readers. ------------ For the record: An earlier version of this post inocorrectly...
  • Defense tries to bar death penalty in OCC students' killings

    Defense lawyers are trying to take the death penalty off the table for a man accused of murdering two Orange Coast College students in Costa Mesa more than four years ago. According to grand jury testimony, Daniel Patrick Wozniak, 30, has admitted to...
  • Venezia: Wake for wanted man is disrespectful to cops

    This week I received an email announcement regarding the upcoming memorial gathering for Costa Mesa antiques dealer Jay Pinson at 4 p.m. Jan. 28 at Skosh Monahan's Irish Pub. It didn't sit well with me. Why would a Costa Mesa councilman hold a wake at...
  • Can councilmen who sued police union negotiate with managers? Foley wants A.G.'s opinion

    For more than a year, a lawsuit filed by two Costa Mesa councilmen against the police officers union has prevented them from negotiating the labor group's new employment contract. The conflict of interest was clear: Mayor Steve Mensinger and Mayor Pro...