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  • Alabama woman arrested in string of Southern California jewelry burglaries

    A 59-year-old Alabama woman arrested by Newport Beach police is suspected of stealing jewelry from high-end department stores across Southern California for years, making off with at least $47,600 worth of valuables, according to authorities. Police...
  • Man arrested in car theft at Lido Isle home

    Police on Sunday arrested a Fullerton man suspected of sneaking into a Newport Beach house and taking a car key from the kitchen counter so he could steal a Toyota Camry parked on the street. Newport Beach police allege that Keith Richard Freeman, 32,...
  • PIs plead not guilty in Costa Mesa spying case; can keep firearms licenses

    PIs plead not guilty in Costa Mesa spying case; can keep firearms licenses
    Two private investigators accused of conducting illegal surveillance on a pair of Costa Mesa city councilmen during the 2012 election season pleaded not guilty Friday to felony charges of conspiracy and false imprisonment. The defendants, Christopher...
  • Man arrested in 'bladed weapon' attack, police say

    Man arrested in 'bladed weapon' attack, police say
    Police on Monday arrested a Costa Mesa man who they say had been hiding from them for more than a week after an attack with a "bladed weapon." Police would not identify the weapon but said Brandon Doherty, 30, severely injured a man's left hand during...
  • Actor's defense wants newly assigned judge removed from case

    Actor's defense wants newly assigned judge removed from case
    Less than two weeks after one Orange County judge removed himself from the double murder trial for Daniel Wozniak, defense attorneys are trying to disqualify another judge from hearing the case. Wozniak is a community theater actor accused of killing...
  • Man arrested at beach on suspicion of indecent exposure

    Newport Beach police arrested a 45-year-old Buena Park man suspected of masturbating on the beach Thursday morning, authorities said. Police said they received a call around 8:15 a.m. that a man was touching himself inappropriately near the 28th...
  • Judge pulls himself off actor's murder trial; 'travesty,' says victim's dad

     Judge pulls himself off actor's murder trial; 'travesty,' says victim's dad
    An Orange County judge recused himself from a Costa Mesa murder trial Tuesday, citing doubts he could remain impartial in the case against Daniel Wozniak, a 30-year-old community theater actor accused of brutally killing two Orange Coast College...
  • Man held in lewd conduct case in Costa Mesa

    A homeless man with a history of legal run-ins in Costa Mesa was arrested this week on suspicion of sexual battery and lewd conduct, police said. About 9:15 a.m. Monday, officers responded to the 7-Eleven at 1673 Irvine Ave., where an 18-year-old...
  • 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,...
  • Venezia: Wake for wanted man is disrespectful to cops

    This week I received an email announcement regarding the upcoming memorial gathering for Costa Mesa antiques dealer Jay Pinson at 4 p.m. Jan. 28 at Skosh Monahan's Irish Pub. It didn't sit well with me. Why would a Costa Mesa councilman hold a wake at...
  • 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,...