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  • L.A. gang members possibly involved in Costa Mesa pharmacy burglary, police say

    A burglary at a Costa Mesa pharmacy possibly involving Los Angeles gang members sparked a brief police pursuit Monday morning, according to authorities. Around 5 a.m., police received a call about the sound of broken glass and a burglary alarm near...
  • Neighbor confronts suspected burglar

    A neighbor armed with a gun confronted a would-be burglar breaking into a woman's apartment in Costa Mesa on Sunday night, according to police. Police said the neighbor noticed something suspicious at the apartment complex at 2320 Elden Ave. around 9:...
  • '2K bandit' sentenced to 12 years for string of bank robberies

    A homeless man was sentenced Friday to 12 years in state prison following his guilty plea in a dozen bank robberies in Costa Mesa and other Orange County cities, according to court records. Mark Moore, 47, pleaded guilty Feb. 20 to 12 counts of second-...
  • Hoag Hospital singled out as popular choice for 'birth tourism' scheme

    Newport Beach's Hoag Hospital and luxury apartments in Irvine this week were linked to a federal investigation that has targeted suspected "birth tourism" schemes involving pregnant Chinese women on fraudulent visas giving birth in the United States so...
  • 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,...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Homeless man pleads guilty to '2K bandit' bank robberies

    Homeless man pleads guilty to '2K bandit' bank robberies
    A homeless serial bank robber known as the "2K bandit" has admitted to heists at a dozen banks across Orange County. Mark Moore, 47, pleaded guilty Feb. 20 to 12 counts of second-degree robbery, with two sentencing enhancements for use of a firearm,...