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  • Tutor in cheating scandal faces additional charges

    The adult tutor who is accused of helping a group of Corona del Mar High School students in a grade changing scheme is facing additional felony charges. The Orange County district attorney's office charged Timothy Lance Lai on Friday with 16...
  • Suspect in carjacking spree pleads not guilty

    Suspect in carjacking spree pleads not guilty
    A 21-year-old woman accused in a carjacking spree that spanned Costa Mesa, Irvine and Tustin pleaded not guilty Wednesday in Orange County Superior Court. Jocelyn Cano, a Santa Ana resident, faces six felonies: three counts of carjacking and one count...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Woman sentenced to probation in jewelry theft case

    A 59-year-old Alabama woman accused of stealing almost $50,000 worth of jewelry from Southern California stores pleaded guilty Monday to one felony count of receiving stolen property and was sentenced to three years' probation, according to court records....
  • Ex-dentist pleads guilty to 'rolled-sleeves bandit' bank robberies

    Ex-dentist pleads guilty to 'rolled-sleeves bandit' bank robberies
    A former Newport Beach dentist admitted in court Monday that he robbed seven banks along the Southern California coast, according to federal prosecutors. As part of an agreement with the U.S. attorney's office, Damian Newhart, 41, pleaded guilty to three...