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  • Man arrested, another sought in Costa Mesa stabbing

    Two attackers stabbed a man in Costa Mesa on Thursday afternoon, but the victim fought back and sent one of the assailants to a hospital, police said. Officers responded around 3:45 p.m. to Placentia Avenue and Victoria Street, where they had been...
  • 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...
  • Man, 19, arrested after string of thefts from unlocked vehicles in Irvine

    Police arrested a man suspected of stealing from a string of unlocked cars in an Irvine neighborhood early Sunday. Officers chased Matthew Kozlov, 19, of Anaheim Hills, after two cars were ransacked at a home on Winterfield Road about 3 a.m., Irvine...
  • 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...
  • Rally supports Costa Mesa police and firefighters

    Rally supports Costa Mesa police and firefighters
    Dozens of Costa Mesa residents took to the grounds outside City Hall on Tuesday to rally in support of the city's public safety officers. More than 65 people gathered along Fair Drive and Vanguard Way, near the headquarters of Costa Mesa's police and...
  • Taxi driver pleads not guilty in fatal New Year's Day hit-and-run

    Taxi driver pleads not guilty in fatal New Year's Day hit-and-run
    A 56-year-old taxi driver accused in a pedestrian's death early New Year's Day in Newport Beach pleaded not guilty Monday to a felony count of hit-and-run. Ronald Aviles of San Clemente, who is out of jail on $50,000 bail, entered his plea in Orange...
  • Illegal card skimmer found at Costa Mesa bank ATM

    Costa Mesa police are investigating the circumstances surrounding an illegal card skimmer discovered last weekend at a Chase ATM at 196 E. 17th St. Officers went to the bank at about 4 p.m. Sunday after being notified that a device was attached to the...
  • Newport Beach man arrested in 'rolled-sleeves bandit' bank robberies

    Newport Beach man arrested in 'rolled-sleeves bandit' bank robberies
    A Newport Beach man is suspected of being the "rolled-sleeves bandit" responsible for stealing more than $21,000 from seven banks on the Southern California coast, authorities said Friday. Police arrested Damian Newhart, a former dentist, on Thursday at...
  • Effort to alter Corona del Mar High grades detailed

    Effort to alter Corona del Mar High grades detailed
    The tutor, the students recalled, had a plan to help them improve their grades. It wouldn't require additional studying. But how? He couldn't say on the phone, according to official accounts that the students submitted to the Newport-Mesa Unified...
  • Irvine man charged in passenger's death after crash

    An Irvine man is facing a possible 10 years in prison for allegedly driving drunk and causing the death of a female passenger when the car they were in flipped over, according to charges filed by the Orange County District Attorney's office Thursday....
  • Mailbag: Attacks on Monahan are unfair

    Re: "Costa Mesa police supporters plan rally on same day as 'wake'": Columnist Barbara Venezia seems to think Councilman Gary Monahan should know more about Jay Pinson than the police. I met Pinson once at the councilman's business, Skosh Monahan's....