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  • 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...
  • Councilman to host wake for gunman killed in shootout with police

    Councilman to host wake for gunman killed in shootout with police
    A Costa Mesa city councilman is drawing ire from some members of the Police Department for planning to host a wake for a wanted man who died in a shootout with local officers. The event at Skosh Monahan's, a restaurant owned by Councilman Gary Monahan,...
  • Death sentence for man who murdered ex-girlfriend's dad, sister in Irvine

    Death sentence for man who murdered ex-girlfriend's dad, sister in Irvine
    A Van Nuys man was sentenced to death Tuesday for murdering the father and sister of his ex-girlfriend and leaving their charred bodies in an Irvine park, according to the Orange County district attorney's office. Iftekhar Murtaza, 30, also left his ex-...
  • Sting nabs three drivers at Harbor Justice Center

    Deputies impounded three cars and cited three drivers Monday for getting behind the wheel after they were told not to drive by a judge in Newport Beach. The Orange County Sheriff's Department periodically runs undercover stings at the Harbor Justice...
  • Suspect arrested after Newport bank robbery

    Police arrested a man who they say used a pellet gun to rob a Newport Beach bank Tuesday afternoon. Vu Hoan Le, 39, of Garden Grove was arrested after a man entered a Bank of America branch at 4101 MacArthur Blvd. around 3 p.m., approached a teller,...
  • Woman arrested after shot fired during Irvine dispute

    Irvine police arrested a 57-year-old woman after a gunshot was fired during a domestic dispute Monday evening, according to a Police Department spokeswoman. The dispute started about 5 p.m. when a woman with a gun arrived in the 600 block of Hayes and...
  • Pickup crashes into house in Costa Mesa hit-and-run

    The driver of a pickup fled after the truck slammed into a house in Costa Mesa on Sunday night, police said. A Ford F-150 hit a parked car on Meyer Place just before 10 p.m. and the driver over-corrected, causing the truck to jump a curb, smash...
  • Homeless man pleads guilty to '2K bandit' bank robberies

    Homeless man pleads guilty to '2K bandit' bank robberies
    A homeless serial bank robber known as the "2K bandit" has admitted to heists at a dozen banks across Orange County. Mark Moore, 47, pleaded guilty Feb. 20 to 12 counts of second-degree robbery, with two sentencing enhancements for use of a firearm,...
  • Police: DNA used to link Costa Mesa man to stolen car's crash into home

    Costa Mesa police said Wednesday that they arrested a man after finding DNA evidence linking him to a stolen car that crashed into a house last year. Alfonso R. Campos, 19, of Costa Mesa was arrested about 2 a.m. Tuesday, police said. Investigators...
  • Couple sentenced for attempted murder of her ex-boyfriend

    A young couple from Santa Ana will spend years in state prison for trying to kill a man at his Costa Mesa home in 2012. Orange County Superior Court Judge Thomas Goethals on Tuesday sentenced 20-year-old Fernando Sanchez to 20 years behind bars and 21-...
  • Irvine CEO charged with sexual crimes against children pleads not guilty

    An Irvine businessman accused of sexual assault against minors and possession of child pornography pleaded not guilty to all counts Friday afternoon. Qayed Murtaza Shareef, 39, is charged with 30 felony counts of lewd acts with a child under 14, one...
  • Man, 84, injured in Newport boat fire

    Man, 84, injured in Newport boat fire
    A man was injured when flames engulfed a power boat Saturday afternoon while it was docked at a Newport Beach marina. The 84-year-old man was aboard the 34-foot boat moored near East Coast Highway and Bayside Drive when the blaze started around 4:15 p....