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  • 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...
  • Police Files for July 29

    Costa Mesa, Wilson Street: Residential burglary was reported in the 700 block at 6:51 a.m. Monday. Fair Drive: Identity theft was reported in the 400 block at 7:49 a.m. Monday. Bay Street: Vehicle burglary was reported in the 300 block at 8 a.m....
  • 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...
  • Two held in connection with rash of burglaries

    Newport Beach police have arrested two men who could be tied to more than 20 residential burglaries in the city and neighboring Huntington Beach, authorities said Tuesday. The arrests, a Newport Beach Police Department news release said, came after a...
  • Police find gun in burglary suspects' car

    A shotgun found under the passenger seat of a car pulled over by police led to three arrests in connection with a string of burglaries, the Newport Beach Police Department said Wednesday. Christian Whitaker, 21, of Lake Elsinore, Brittany Whitaker, 19,...
  • Crime drops 12% in Costa Mesa

    Crime in Costa Mesa dropped by more than 12% in 2013 with steep declines in thefts and burglaries leading the way, according to statistics provided by the Costa Mesa Police Department this week. However, moderate increases in rapes and robberies were...
  • Bank robbed for second time in weeks

    A man wearing a wig and glasses robbed a Costa Mesa bank at gunpoint about 9 a.m. Tuesday, police said. It was the second robbery at the Citibank location in the 2700 block of Harbor Boulevard in less than a month. On Oct. 9, a man entered the...
  • 'Snowboarder Bandit' convicted in bank heists

    A Riverside man dubbed the Snowboarder Bandit pleaded guilty Thursday to robbing banks throughout Orange County, including one in Newport Beach and three in Irvine. Michael Brandon Franks, 30, was convicted of 10 felony counts of second-degree robbery...
  • A Word, Please: Stay active, avoid the pitfalls of passive voice

    Often, the goal of writing is to inform the reader. News articles, hand-written notes, emails, Facebook posts — they can all give the reader information he didn't already have. But sometimes when people sit down to write, their goal is not to...