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  • DARE makes way for Step Up

    One of the first things Erica Sperling does when she visits a classroom in Newport Beach is tell the students she doesn't carry a gun. The crime-prevention specialist is the face of law enforcement for many elementary school students in the city....
  • Police identify suspect in sex assault cases

    Police identify suspect in sex assault cases
    Costa Mesa police Thursday said they have identified a suspect in a sexual assault and an attempted sexual assault in two home invasions earlier this year. They say they believe Thomas Walker, a 46-year-old transient, sexually assaulted a woman at...
  • It's A Gray Area: Put action behind talk of prison reform

    Virtually all of us in the drug-policy and prison-sentencing reform movements applaud U.S. Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr.'s comments Aug. 12 at the American Bar Assn. meeting in San Francisco. This was the first time within memory that a high-...
  • Canines to be called in for added safety measure at local schools

    Dogs able to sniff out drugs, alcohol and gunpowder will pay surprise visits to Newport-Mesa Unified schools beginning in October. The goal is to deter students from bringing dangerous items on campus. School board trustees unanimously approved the...
  • Man duped by wife in fake drug bust, attorney says

    Man duped by wife in fake drug bust, attorney says
    An attorney for the Irvine father who is accused of helping his wife set up a PTA volunteer in a fake drug bust said Monday that the man was used like a puppet by his wife and had no idea he was helping frame someone. Kent Easter, 40, is accused of...
  • Mistrial declared in trial of man in planted drugs case

    Mistrial declared in trial of man in planted drugs case
    A mistrial has been declared in the trial of an Irvine attorney accused of helping his wife set up a drug bust in a scheme to seek revenge against a PTA volunteer. Orange County Superior Court Judge Carla M. Singer declared a mistrial Thursday, the...
  • Second man held in killing of woman found under bridge

    A second man has been charged in the killing of a 28-year-old Santa Ana woman whose body was found under the Newport Bay Bridge on Labor Day. The Orange County district attorney's office last week named Irvin Tellez, 25, a construction worker, as a co-...
  • Police collect unwanted prescription pills

    As part of the national prescription drug take-back day, Costa Mesa and Newport Beach police collected more than 300 pounds of unwanted drugs, officials said Monday. On Saturday, 35 people turned over 129 pounds of prescription drugs to the Costa Mesa...
  • Man held in number of local robberies

    Man held in number of local robberies
    Police have arrested a Santa Ana man suspected of robbing two Costa Mesa stores at gunpoint. Authorities believe Dennis Adamson, 24, may have also robbed an Independence Bank in Fountain Valley in August and a Subway sandwich shop and Mobil gas...
  • Police to collect unused prescription drugs

    Residents can turn in expired or unwanted prescription drugs to Newport Beach and Irvine police Saturday. The two departments announced that they are participating in the federal Drug Enforcement Administration's National Prescription Drug Take-Back...
  • Costa Mesa DUI checkpoint yields arrests

    Costa Mesa police arrested six people Friday night on suspicion of driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol. From 9 p.m. to 2 a.m., officers ran a checkpoint at Bristol Street and Randolph Avenue. They conducted 37 field sobriety tests from the...
  • District lets the dogs in

    While contraband sniffing dogs found one Newport-Mesa Unified School District student in possession of marijuana in October, a district report shows that most students are probably not bringing drugs and alcohol to school. However, students still...