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  • Woman pleads not guilty to helping fiancee cover up murders

    A woman accused of helping her former fiancee cover up two gruesome murders pleaded not guilty Wednesday to three felonies she faces in connection with the crime. Prosecutors say aspiring actress Rachel Buffett, 25, lied to police and repeated a...
  • Police: Apple product theft ring hit O.C. stores

    Police: Apple product theft ring hit O.C. stores
    An organized crime ring that targeted Apple Stores nationwide struck shops in Newport Beach, Costa Mesa and Irvine, police said Tuesday. Four Chicago residents are suspected of the thefts from Apple Stores in the three cities, as well as a Microsoft...
  • Robbery suspect chased by victim, turns himself in to police

    Costa Mesa police arrested a man suspected of robbing a Huntington Beach resident at gunpoint Saturday as he deposited money into an ATM. After being chased by the mace-wielding victim and searched for by a helicopter and K9 units, the suspect turned...
  • Costa Mesa police nab suspected car thieves

    Costa Mesa police arrested three Orange County residents on suspicion of stealing a car and using it to find drugs, authorities said Thursday. After pulling over a 1995 Toyota Camry for expired registration, Officer Crystal Rodriguez detained Jay Flamm,...
  • Costa Mesa police arrest two linked to auto theft

    Costa Mesa police Friday morning arrested a man and a woman on suspicion of grand theft auto, authorities said. Laura Felix, 25, of Santa Ana, and Adrian Soto, 23, of Orange, were also booked on outstanding warrants, according to a police news release....
  • Identity thief gets 76 months in prison

    A Los Angeles man convicted in June for his involvement in an international identity theft scheme was sentenced to 76 months in federal prison, authorities said Wednesday. The man was arrested in 2011 by Costa Mesa police at South Coast Plaza. Doren...
  • Wu: A 'dumb thing caught on tape'

    Signs, signs, sighs. Everybody knows that signs do not win elections. They really don't. And if you didn't previously know that, let me repeat — signs do not win elections. Hard work, knocking on doors and money — that's what wins elections....
  • Police: Booster club treasurer suspected of embezzlement

    Police arrested a Costa Mesa woman suspected of embezzling money from a high school band booster club, police said. Jennifer Border-Piatti, 50, was arrested Thursday after police served a search warrant at her home and found evidence linking her to the...
  • Police: Coyotes are here to stay

    They're everywhere. From Segerstrom Hall to South Coast Plaza, the Eastside and the Westside, coyotes are in Costa Mesa. And they're here to stay. The wild canines — specifically, their attacking and eating of domestic animals, such as dogs and...
  • Irvine man guilty of stealing woman's money in fake gold scheme

    An Orange County man who stole $280,000 from a woman in a fake gold investment scheme was sentenced Monday to a decade in state prison.William Scott Spalding, 47, pleaded guilty to 13 felony counts of money laundering, three felony counts of grand theft...
  • Mailbag: Parting shots. Our readers weigh in on Election Day

    Yes on Measure V Measure V doesn't change current practices. It preserves nearly 60 years of Costa Mesa city laws and policies. State conflict-of-interest and political contribution laws would still apply. Current bidding practices would continue,...
  • Marching band recovering from alleged embezzlement

    Costa Mesa High School's marching band and its supporters are reeling from allegations that more than $40,000 was stolen from the Band Boosters Club. Mesa's marching band and color guard were stunned to learn that club treasurer Jennifer Border-Piatti,...