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  • Police: Violent crimes decreased in 2012

    Newport Beach saw a drop in serious and violent crime last year, a police department news release said. Part One crime — a category including the most serious offenses like murder, rape, aggravated assault and burglary — decreased by 3.4%...
  • Woman pleads not guilty in bank door smashings

    A Missouri woman pleaded not guilty this week to five charges related to smashed doors at two Corona del Mar banks. Rebecca Kathleen Netherton, 34, of Kansas City, pleaded not guilty Tuesday to two felony counts of vandalism, one felony count of...
  • Police: Suspected burglar returned to scene

    UC Irvine police have arrested a man suspected of multiple burglaries on the campus. A school employee on Tuesday saw Edward Obledo, 62, trying to break into a work room in the Social Ecology 2 building, police said. When the employee asked Obledo why...
  • Police: Man burgled homes after setting fires

    Police: Man burgled homes after setting fires
    Officials Thursday charged a man with lighting fires at apartment complexes in Irvine and Fullerton so he could distract residents and break into their homes. Prosecutors say that after he started the blazes, Jose Baca Jr., 36, would run through the...
  • Mailbag: Support for the mayor's funding initiative

    Re: "Commentary: "The state of our city is strong," by Newport Beach Mayor Keith Curry (Feb. 13): First, I commend Curry and the City Council for their effective fiscal management of our city. Further, I support his proposal to use development fees to...
  • $400 stolen from drugstore

    A thief made off with about $400 after breaking into a Costa Mesa drugstore Friday morning, police said. Someone cut the lock on the gate outside of Ramsay Rexall Drugs, at 2246 Newport Blvd., at about 3:30 a.m., and then smashed the windows, said Sgt....
  • My Answer: It's not too late to make restitution

    Q: More than 50 years ago, I stole some money from my employer, and now that I'm a Christian I want to make it right. But the man I worked for is now dead and the company no longer exists, so I can't pay them back. What should I do, if anything? &#...
  • Police Files: Dec. 22

    COSTA MESA Harbor Boulevard: A woman was arrested on the 1800 block for reportedly trespassing at about 1 a.m. Friday. West Baker Street: Battery was reported on the 800 block at 1:18 a.m. Friday. Kittendale Bay: A residential burglary was reported on...
  • Stolen 1989 Corvette sells for original sticker price

    Stolen 1989 Corvette sells for original sticker price
    It's taken 23 years, but a showroom-fresh 1989 Corvette sold Sunday for the sticker price that is still attached to its windshield. Newport Beach advertising executive Mike Robertson is the new owner of the red convertible, which was stolen from a San...
  • 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: Thieves targeting car parts at UCI

    Five catalytic converters have been stolen from older-model Honda Accords parked at UC Irvine, police said Wednesday. The thefts started a little more than a week ago, mostly in the afternoon and evening, said UCI Police Lt. Joe Reiss. It only takes a...
  • Body found in West Newport

    Body found in West Newport
    Passersby found the body of a woman in her 20s face down in the sand near West Oceanfront and Highland Street in West Newport, police said Monday. It was unclear how the woman died. Authorities were called at 6 a.m. Monday to the area near the Balboa...