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  • 'Snowboarder bandit' sentenced for O.C. bank robberies

    A man known as the "Snowboarder Bandit" was sentenced Friday to two years in state prison for robbing nine Orange County banks -- adding to the time he received last month of seven years and eight months in Riverside County.   Michael Brandon Franks...
  • Donations to Model Engineers 'overwhelming'

    Donations to Model Engineers 'overwhelming'
    For the Orange County Model Engineers, the good news keeps rolling in. Reports about recent theft and vandalism totaling $7,000 to $9,000 at the nonprofit group's Fairview Park facility have been followed by a dramatic uptick in donations. The Costa...
  • Police: Men use pepper spray in robbery near Triangle

    Costa Mesa police are looking for three men suspected of robbing two men — after pepper spraying one of them — near The Triangle on Sunday evening. The two victims — a 21-year-old Norco resident and a 24-year-old from Anaheim —...
  • Police arrest suspected copper thieves

    Police arrest suspected copper thieves
    Two men were arrested over the weekend on suspicion of attempting to steal copper piping and wire from a Costa Mesa car dealership, police said. A security guard called police at 4:30 a.m. Sunday to report suspicious noises coming from Orange Coast Buick...
  • 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...