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  • Police Files for July 30

    Costa Mesa East 15th Street: Vehicle burglary was reported in the 200 block at midnight Wednesday. 16th Place: Vehicle burglary was reported in the 300 block at 12:15 a.m. Wednesday. Babb Street and Denver Drive: Drug possession was reported at 1:39...
  • Police Files for July 24

    Costa Mesa Newport Boulevard: Grand theft from a vehicle was reported in the 2100 block at 8:50 a.m. Wednesday. Towne Street: Residential burglary was reported in the 800 block at 3 p.m. Wednesday. 19th Street: Vandalism was reported in the 700...
  • Serious crime surges 40% in Costa Mesa

    Reports of serious crimes spiked about 40% in Costa Mesa during the first half of 2015, with double-digit percentage increases in all but one category compared with the same period last year, police statistics released Thursday show. Violent crimes...
  • Serious crime up 12% — a rare increase — in Newport Beach

    For the first time in more than a decade, crime reports in Newport Beach are heading up. After years of double-digit percentage declines from year to year, the number of serious offenses such as burglary, assault and robbery increased in the first six...
  • Police Files for July 22

    Costa Mesa Hamilton Street: Petty theft from a vehicle was reported in the 700 block at 12:29 a.m. Monday. Harbor Boulevard: Vehicle burglary was reported in the 3100 block at 9:15 a.m. Monday. Adams Avenue: Residential burglary was reported in...
  • Police Files for July 20

    Costa Mesa Anton Boulevard: Vehicle burglary was reported in the 500 block at 5:30 a.m. Saturday. 17th Street: Grand theft was reported in the 200 block at 8 a.m. Saturday. Harbor Boulevard: Graffiti was reported in the 2300 block at 10:20 a.m....
  • Newport man charged with kidnapping neighbor with intent to rape her

    A Newport Beach man is accused of breaking into a neighbor's home and kidnapping her with the intent of raping her. Nicholas Michael Papson, 25, pleaded not guilty Monday to charges of aggravated assault, burglary, resisting a police officer, kidnapping...
  • Suspect pleads not guilty to stabbing man found on Costa Mesa lawn

    A 36-year-old known gang member accused in a Costa Mesa stabbing death pleaded not guilty Friday to murder and arson charges. John Breceda, of Santa Ana, allegedly slashed the throat of another man while the two were together in a car in Costa Mesa on...
  • Police Files for July 17

    Costa Mesa Carnegie Avenue: Vehicle burglary was reported in the 2500 block at 1 a.m. Thursday. 19th Street: Carrying a concealed dagger was reported in the 800 block at 8:08 a.m. Thursday. Harbor Boulevard: Petty theft was reported in the 3000...
  • Police Files for July 16

    Costa Mesa Wells Place: Auto theft was reported in the 100 block at 9 p.m. Tuesday. Pinecreek Drive: Vehicle burglary was reported in the 2800 block at 2 a.m. Wednesday. Harbor Boulevard: Theft was reported in the 2700 block at 2:34 p.m. Wednesday....
  • Irvine police arrest man suspected of carjacking his date

    Irvine police arrest man suspected of carjacking his date
    Police say they've arrested a man on suspicion of attacking a woman he was dating and then stealing her car Tuesday night in Irvine. Tarrin Joseph Rippel, 29, was driving with his victim at about 7 p.m. near the intersection of Alton Parkway and Jeffrey...
  • Man arrested across the street from bank he's suspected of robbing

    Man arrested across the street from bank he's suspected of robbing
    Police arrested a Gardena man Wednesday at an apartment complex just across the street from an Irvine bank he's suspected of robbing a day earlier. Authorities allege Michael Ladon Sheppard, 53, walked into a Union Bank at 5311 University Drive and...