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  • Costa Mesa CEO, police chief apologize to councilmen

    Costa Mesa CEO, police chief apologize to councilmen
    Costa Mesa city CEO Tom Hatch and acting Police Chief Rob Sharpnack issued an apology Monday to three councilmen who prosecutors allege were surveilled in 2012 by investigators working for a law firm retained by the city's police union. Last week,...
  • 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...
  • '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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...