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  • Thieves ride off with Model Engineers' tracks

    Thieves ride off with Model Engineers' tracks
    The Orange County Model Engineers are seeking the public's help after $7,000 to $9,000 worth of aluminum tracks and other items were stolen from the nonprofit organization's storage facility. Thieves cut their way through a gate into the area housing...
  • Lawyer convicted of defrauding clients

    A Newport Beach attorney accused of stealing more than $780,000 from nine victims, some of whom he met at church, was convicted Monday, according to the Orange County district attorney's office. Peter David Nitschke, 47, pleaded guilty to six felony...
  • Suspected paddleboard thief arrested

    A Costa Mesa man has been arrested on suspicion of stealing paddleboards in Newport Beach, officials said Wednesday. Dan Patrick Elias, 45, was taken into custody Dec. 13 and charged with possession of stolen property. Newport Beach police said...
  • Andersen security? Trustees still on the fence

    After listening to reports from several local agencies urging Newport-Mesa Unified School District trustees to approve fencing at Andersen Elementary School, the board directed staff to continue drafting plans for the project. However, trustees did...
  • Thieves target Newport ATM

    Thieves may have tried using a car to rip an ATM out of a Newport Beach Rite Aid over the weekend. Shortly before 2 a.m. Saturday, Newport Beach police responded to a burglary call in the 1600 block of San Miguel Drive. Someone had broken through...
  • D.A.: Ex-charter school board member stole $750,000

    A former board member with a Newport Beach-based charter school nonprofit is believed to have stolen $750,000 that he promised to invest on behalf of the organization, according to charges filed by the Orange County district attorney. The alleged...
  • Police use Taser on burglary suspect

    Costa Mesa police chased down and used a stun gun to subdue a 19-year-old earlier this week after he was allegedly interrupted during a break-in. Dmitriy Rozhik of Costa Mesa is accused of opening an unlocked sliding-glass door to get into a Mesa Verde...
  • Police seek motel robbery suspect

    Costa Mesa police are looking for a man who strong-armed his way into a motel room Tuesday morning and stole electronics from inside. The victim, a 49-year-old man from Riverside, was staying at the Harbor Bay Motel at 2026 Harbor Blvd. when there was a...
  • Civilian tip leads to arrest

    Civilian tip leads to arrest
    A Huntington Beach man arrested by Irvine police on suspicion of having stolen property pleaded not guilty to five felonies and a misdemeanor this week. Irvine police credited a resident tip and increased patrols to the June 6 arrest of Brian Ryan, 37....
  • Hundreds attend teen's funeral

    Hundreds attend teen's funeral
    At some point in his scholastic career, Luis Adrian Torres wrote an essay that debated the merits of homework. "I don't think there should be more homework, don't you?" he wrote. The young man cited three reasons why: Homework ruins vacations, there...
  • Man pleads not guilty to assault, robbery

    A man pleaded not guilty Monday to charges that he hit another man with a bottle at Costa Mesa motel and then stole his cell phone, according to authorities. Jeremy Stanford, 24, of Huntington Beach faces one felony count each of first-degree robbery and...
  • Police Files: Dec. 31

    COSTA MESA West 18th Street: A family fight was reported in the 700 block at 2:02 a.m. Sunday. Presidio Drive and Drake Avenue: A drunk driver was reported at 2:36 a.m. Sunday. Wallace Avenue: A stolen vehicle was reported in the 1900 block at 8:...