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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Local police make 31 DUI arrests over long weekend [Updated]

    Police arrested 31 impaired drivers in Newport Beach and Costa Mesa over the Fourth of July weekend, authorities said Tuesday. Newport Beach police arrested eight drivers between July 3 and 7, according to department spokeswoman Jennifer Manzella,...
  • Judge: Fire authority, rescuer can't seek restitution for rescuing hikers

    Judge: Fire authority, rescuer can't seek restitution for rescuing hikers
    The Orange County Fire Authority and a rescue worker injured trying to find a pair of missing Costa Mesa hikers are not crime victims and cannot seek restitution, a judge ruled Friday. The fire authority made a motion in Orange County Superior Court...
  • Panel focuses on pill abuse

    "For me I feel like it's drugs for breakfast, drugs for lunch, drugs for dinner, drugs drugs drugs," Orange County Superior Court Judge John Adams said. "That's been my diet for 11 years on the bench." Adams, who hears felony arraignments at the...
  • Irvine DUI checkpoint results in 9 arrests

    Irvine police arrested nine people suspected of driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol during a checkpoint in Irvine on Dec. 30. Officers also wrote six citations for other violations. Staffers stopped 359 vehicles during the evening...
  • 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...