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  • Police Files for Sept. 2

    Costa Mesa Shalimar Drive: Grand theft was reported in the 700 block at 8 p.m. Monday. Broadway: Vandalism was reported in the 100 block at 8 p.m. Monday. Fairview Road: Vehicle burglary was reported in the 2300 block at 9 p.m. Monday. Randolph...
  • Police Files for Sept. 1

    Costa Mesa Avenue of the Arts: Vandalism was reported in the 3400 block at 1:20 a.m. Sunday. Carnation Avenue: Vehicle burglary was reported in the 900 block at 1:30 a.m. Sunday. MacArthur Boulevard: Commercial burglary was reported in the 1500...
  • Former doctor accused of posing as employee at Irvine hospital

    Former doctor accused of posing as employee at Irvine hospital
    Irvine police on Sunday arrested a former doctor who they say used a wig and scrubs to pose as an employee at a hospital so he could steal valuable medical equipment. Authorities say Roy Chiwing Lung, a 48-year-old Aliso Viejo resident, went into the...
  • Newport doctor pleads guilty to evading taxes on $220,000 he was accused of embezzling

    Newport doctor pleads guilty to evading taxes on $220,000 he was accused of embezzling
    A prominent Newport Beach doctor pleaded guilty Monday to charges that he evaded taxes on $220,000 he was accused of embezzling from a hospital fund earmarked for charity. Immediately after the plea, an Orange County Superior Court judge sentenced Bruce...
  • Payroll worker suspected of embezzling $1.2 million from Irvine company

    FBI agents on Friday morning arrested a Downey woman who they say embezzled more than $1.2 million from an Irvine-based real estate investment company. Trisha Chopin, 48, was the only payroll administrator for Steadfast Cos., where, according to the...
  • Police Files for Aug. 25

    Costa Mesa West 19th Street: Petty theft was reported in the 500 block at 2:30 a.m. Saturday. College Avenue: Petty theft from a vehicle was reported in the 3100 block at 9:30 a.m. Saturday. East 18th Street: Auto theft was reported in the 200 block...
  • Police Files for Aug. 21

    Costa Mesa Rutgers Drive: Vehicle burglary was reported in the 2200 block at 5:17 a.m. Wednesday. College Avenue: Petty theft from a vehicle was reported in the 3100 block at 8 p.m. Wednesday. Harbor Boulevard: Evading a police officer was...
  • Defense questions Tarzan suspect's mental competence for trial in robbery, burglary cases

    Defense questions Tarzan suspect's mental competence for trial in robbery, burglary cases
    A Huntington Beach man who authorities said swung from trees in the Santa Ana Zoo while claiming to be Tarzan may not be mentally fit to stand trial on robbery and burglary charges related to other incidents, according to his attorney. Instead of...
  • Boy, 16, suspected of stealing food in Starbucks break-in

    Police on Tuesday arrested a 16-year-old boy who they believe broke into a Costa Mesa Starbucks in the middle of the night and stole food. The teen told officers that he was homeless, Costa Mesa police Sgt. David Casarez said. Police said they got a...
  • Police Files for Aug. 11

    Costa Mesa Harbor Boulevard: Commercial burglary was reported in the 3000 block at 2:47 a.m. Sunday. Harbor Boulevard: Vehicle burglary was reported in the 2200 block at 3 a.m. Sunday. Newport Boulevard: Possession of drug paraphernalia was reported...
  • Latest allegation against Tarzan suspect: Stealing from state office building

    Latest allegation against Tarzan suspect: Stealing from state office building
    A Huntington Beach man who authorities said claimed to be Tarzan as he swung from trees this month at the Santa Ana Zoo is suspected of trying to enter a government building the same day by posing as a worker, and then stealing equipment from the building...
  • Costa Mesa police cleared in man's shooting death

    Costa Mesa police officers were cleared Thursday of criminal wrongdoing in a deadly encounter last year with a man who prosecutors say had caught authorities' attention because he tried to blackmail his girlfriend's ex-husband during a custody dispute....