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  • Man arrested in fatal stabbing in Costa Mesa neighborhood

    Man arrested in fatal stabbing in Costa Mesa neighborhood
    A known gang member with a lengthy criminal history was arrested Tuesday on suspicion of stabbing a man to death in a Costa Mesa neighborhood, police said. John Raymond Breceda, 37, of Santa Ana already was in Orange County Jail on an unrelated charge...
  • Police Files for June 30

    Costa Mesa Anton Boulevard: Vehicle burglary was reported in the 500 block at 11:30 a.m. Sunday. 19th Street and Maple Avenue: Public drunkenness was reported at 3:04 p.m. Sunday. 17th Street: Public drunkenness was reported in the 400 block at 4:14...
  • Costa Mesa man pleads not guilty to shooting out car windows, driving drunk

    Costa Mesa man pleads not guilty to shooting out car windows, driving drunk
    A Costa Mesa man pleaded not guilty Friday to allegations of shooting out car windows with a BB gun while driving drunk through a neighborhood. According to court documents, Nicholas French, 21, had a blood-alcohol level of more than twice the legal...
  • Ex-dentist sentenced to 5 years for 'rolled-sleeves bandit' bank robberies

    Ex-dentist sentenced to 5 years for 'rolled-sleeves bandit' bank robberies
    A former Newport Beach dentist was sentenced Monday to five years in prison for stealing more than $21,000 during a string of bank robberies along the Southern California coast, according to a spokesman for the U.S. attorney's office in Los Angeles. The...
  • Police Files for June 26

    Costa Mesa Bristol Street: Grand theft was reported in the 3300 block at 5:40 p.m. Wednesday. Harbor Boulevard: Vandalism was reported in the 3000 block at 7:15 p.m. Wednesday. Ford Road: Public drunkenness was reported in the 400 block at 1:45 a.m....
  • Police Files for June 25

    Costa Mesa: Newport Boulevard: Attempted vehicle burglary was reported in the 2400 block at 6 p.m. Tuesday. Newport Boulevard: Petty theft was reported in the 2000 block at 6 p.m. Tuesday. Carson Street: Auto theft was reported in the 1100 block at...
  • Police Files for June 24

    Costa Mesa Coriander Drive: Use of a controlled substance was reported in the 1500 block at 6:48 p.m. Monday. Newport Boulevard: Forging a prescription was reported in the 1800 block at 6:55 p.m. Monday. Monte Vista Avenue: Vehicle burglary was...
  • Rep. Rohrabacher accuses ex-campaign treasurer of embezzlement

    U.S. Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-Costa Mesa) on Wednesday accused his former campaign treasurer of embezzling more than $170,000 in campaign funds. Rohrabacher, through his Sacramento-based attorney, contends that Jack Wu, a Newport Beach accountant,...
  • Police Files for June 23

    Costa Mesa: Pinecreek Drive: Vehicle burglary was reported in the 2800 block at 3 p.m. Sunday. Baker Street: Vehicle burglary was reported in the 600 block at 7 p.m. Sunday. 19th Street: Public drunkenness was reported in the 700 block at 9:52 a.m....
  • Police Files for June 17

    Costa Mesa Harbor Boulevard: Use of a controlled substance was reported in the 1900 block at 11:03 p.m. Monday. Victoria Place and Newport Boulevard: Grand theft from a vehicle was reported at 7:53 a.m. Tuesday. Bristol Street: Grand theft was...
  • Man charged in fatal Irvine crash has recent history of driving citations

    Man charged in fatal Irvine crash has recent history of driving citations
    A Costa Mesa man accused of speeding through a red light and killing a woman and her granddaughter in a hit-and-run crash last week has a history of traffic citations in the past year that include breaking the speed limit multiple times, court records...
  • Costa Mesa man charged in Irvine crash that killed girl, grandmother

    Costa Mesa man charged in Irvine crash that killed girl, grandmother
    A Costa Mesa resident accused of killing a woman and her 2-year-old granddaughter in a hit-and-run crash last week in Irvine was charged Monday with two counts of vehicular manslaughter. Alec Scott Abraham, 20, also faces felony counts of hit-and-run...