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  • D.A.'s office clears officer in shooting

    A Costa Mesa police officer was justified when he fired shots into a pickup truck that crashed into his squad car, apparently intentionally, two years ago, the Orange County district attorney's office concluded this week. In a letter addressed to...
  • D.A. wants more investigation after Newport arrest

    The Orange County district attorney's office so far has declined to file charges against a man who Newport Beach police say picked up an ax as they were investigating a nearby burglary last weekend. The D.A.'s office instead asked for further...
  • Police Files for Aug. 13

    Costa Mesa, Westminster Avenue: Petty theft was reported in the 2500 block at 7:16 a.m. Tuesday. East Mesa Verde Drive: Grand theft was reported in the 2700 block at 10:09 a.m. Tuesday. Bristol Street: Identity theft was reported in the 3300 block...
  • Trial delayed in 2 OCC students' slayings as defense assembles misconduct allegations

    Trial delayed in 2 OCC students'  slayings as defense assembles misconduct allegations
    An Orange County Superior Court judge Friday set a deadline for the defense team of a man accused of double murder to lay out a sweeping motion alleging misconduct by prosecutors and law enforcement. Judge James Stotler gave public defender Scott...
  • Police Files for Aug. 14

    Costa Mesa: 17th Street: Petty theft was reported in the 300 block at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday. Elden Avenue: Vehicle burglary was reported in the 2400 block at 10:08 a.m. Wednesday. 17th Street: Petty theft was reported in the 100 block at 10:27 a.m....
  • Man suspected of trying to rob McDonald's

    A man tried to rob a Costa Mesa McDonald's a few minutes after he had ordered food at the restaurant early Thursday, according to police. Employees of the McDonald's at Bristol Street and Red Hill Avenue called police about 12:20 a.m. when the...
  • Man held in Costa Mesa knife attack

    Costa Mesa police said they arrested a man who slashed at another man with a knife during an attempted robbery over the weekend. Jose Espinoza, 19, of Costa Mesa is suspected of pulling the blade on a 36-year-old man shortly after midnight Saturday in...
  • Irvine residents among 3 arrested in fraud case

    Irvine police detectives arrested three people Friday in connection with a scheme that they say defrauded at least 13 people of more than $800,000, according to a news release. Officials say Steven Sears, 59, of Irvine is suspected of promising to...
  • Anti-abortion activists won't face charges over chalk writing near Newport doctor's home

    Anti-abortion activists won't face charges over chalk writing near Newport doctor's home
    Law-enforcement officials said Wednesday that they will not file charges against a group of protesters who wrote anti-abortion messages in chalk outside a Newport Beach doctor's home. Police had said the demonstrators technically may have vandalized...
  • 3 plead not guilty to running brothel in Irvine

    3 plead not guilty to running brothel in Irvine
    Three people accused of running a brothel in Irvine pleaded not guilty Monday to dozens of felony charges, including pimping and human trafficking. Authorities say Miyoun Kim, 36, of Newport Beach and two Los Angeles men — Gin Woo Park, 41, and...
  • Jury finds UCI grad student guilty of killing ex-wife

    The UC Irvine graduate student accused of shooting and killing his ex-wife outside of his campus apartment was found guilty in Orange County Superior Court Thursday. Brian Hughes Benedict, 40, was found guilty of one felony count of special-...
  • Police Files for Aug. 8

    Costa Mesa Hamilton Street: Trespassing was reported in the 400 block at 12:09 a.m. Thursday. Teakwood Place: Petty theft from a vehicle was reported in the 2900 block at 8:10 a.m. Thursday. Center Street: Petty theft was reported in the 200 block...