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  • Police seek Newport bank robber who wore black Prada sunglasses

    Police seek Newport bank robber who wore black Prada sunglasses
    Police are looking for the man who robbed a Wells Fargo bank branch on East Coast Highway in Newport Beach on Monday morning. The robber, described as in his mid-20s, was wearing a gray T-shirt and black Prada sunglasses when he entered the Wells...
  • Police Files for July 5

    Baker Street: Public drunkenness was reported in the 800 block at 1:37 a.m. Friday. Avenue of the Arts: Grand theft was reported in the 3400 block at 8:43 and 10:23 a.m. Friday. Tustin Street: Battery was reported in the 1000 block at 1:07 p.m....
  • Three arrested after beer theft, altercation

    Authorities say they arrested two known Costa Mesa gang members and a 15-year-old boy Wednesday for allegedly stealing beer from two convenience stores and attacking one shop's manager in the process. Around 4:20 p.m., a 19-year-old from Costa Mesa...
  • Police Files for July 9

    Harbor Boulevard: Vehicle burglary was reported in the 1800 block at 12:27 a.m. Tuesday. 19th Street: Battery was reported in the 700 block at 12:53 a.m. Tuesday. Arlington Drive: Vandalism was reported in the 900 block at 8:54 a.m. Tuesday....
  • Police Files for July 10

    18th Street: Petty theft was reported in the 600 block at 4:52 a.m. Wednesday. Fair Drive: Fraud was reported in the 100 block at 8:40 a.m. Wednesday. Newport Boulevard: Battery was reported in the 2000 block at 9:11 a.m. Wednesday. Cabrillo Street:...
  • Harbor patrol mistakenly aids yacht theft

    The Orange County Sheriff's Department Harbor Patrol inadvertently helped a man steal a $3-million yacht from its Newport Beach dock last week — after he radioed for help when he got stuck. The suspect didn't get far though. A day after the theft,...
  • Man who stole from law clients sentenced to 12 years

    A Newport Beach man was sentenced by an Orange County Superior Court judge Friday to 12 years in state prison for stealing more than $780,000 from nine victims while acting as their attorney. Peter David Nitschke, 47, pleaded guilty Feb. 3 to six...
  • Police suspicions lead them to burglary suspect

    Police suspicions lead them to burglary suspect
    Costa Mesa police officers hopped fences and ran through backyards last week in Mesa Verde to chase down a serial burglar, but this was no accidental nabbing of a suspect. Police arrested Marc Christopher Marchetti — who just days earlier had been...
  • Police: Would-be bank robber demands money in teller's hand

    A Huntington Beach man was arrested last weekend in connection with the attempted robbery of a Wells Fargo Bank branch in Newport Beach. Nathan Charles Taylor, 35, entered the bank, in the 2700 block of West Coast Highway, just after 10 a.m. Saturday,...
  • Man gets more than 7 years for stealing from woman with dementia

    Man gets more than 7 years for stealing from woman with dementia
    A Costa Mesa man was sentenced Monday to more than seven years in prison for stealing in excess of $280,000 from an elderly woman who was blind, deaf and suffering from dementia, authorities said. John Thomas Windsor, 44, pleaded guilty to one felony...
  • Not-so-blessed event

     Not-so-blessed event
    Scott and Kellee Seal had just returned home when they realized a bag was missing from their car. The couple hadn't noticed at Hoag Hospital in Newport Beach, where they'd rushed earlier that evening thinking Kellee was about to give birth to their...
  • CrimeStat meeting provides inside look at Newport Beach Police Department

    Sgt. Dave Miner told his colleagues at the Newport Beach Police Department on Thursday that he was dealing with a stubborn burglar. The 10 residential break-ins throughout Newport Coast, Spyglass Hill and Corona del Mar in December were double the...