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  • Officer injured in scuffle with teens

    A group of teenagers fought with a Costa Mesa police officer Tuesday afternoon, and one 16-year-old tried to grab the gun from his holster, officials said. The officer was pulled into a scuffle when he responded to a call at a Ralphs grocery store at...
  • Newport man arrested in watch theft

    Westminster police arrested a Newport Beach man Monday on suspicion of stealing a watch worth almost $10,000. Travis Lambright, 32, allegedly took the watch Friday from Tick Tock jewelers in the Asian Garden Mall on Bolsa Avenue. The store's owner...
  • 6 teens held in 'car mobbing' thefts

    Newport Beach police detained six local teenagers over the weekend for allegedly stealing items from cars parked near Westcliff Plaza. The group, ages 13 to 15, told police they were "car mobbing," or looking for unlocked vehicles and taking whatever...
  • Booster club leader guilty of embezzlement

    Band members and boosters from Costa Mesa High School lined up in court Thursday to scold a volunteer for the "utter monstrosity" of her crime: stealing tens of thousands of dollars from their booster club's coffers. Jennifer Borders-Piatti, the...
  • Robbery suspects found at Mariners Church

    Robbery suspects found at Mariners Church
    Authorities on Sunday arrested two men suspected in an armed robbery who were tracked to an Irvine church that borders Newport Beach. Timothy Lavert Bates, 25, and Albert Fletcher Brown Jr., 26, were arrested about 1 p.m. at Mariners Church, 5001...
  • Carnett: A pure voice stolen by Parkinson's

    My heart goes out to one of my all-time favorite singers, Linda Ronstadt. I'm a bigger fan of hers today than ever. A superstar pop artist of the 1970s, her smash hits include "You're No Good" and "When Will I Be Loved." She later segued into such...
  • Police say man stole Chanel bag from office

    A man stole a woman's purse from a Costa Mesa dentist's office and may have tried to run the victim down as she chased him, police said Tuesday. The Chanel bag and its contents were removed from the break room of the office in the 1500 block of Nutmeg...
  • Man held on suspicion of attempted vehicle burglary

    Costa Mesa police Wednesday arrested a man who allegedly tried to break into a truck using a welding torch so he could steal expensive equipment inside. At about 5 a.m., an officer saw a Dodge minivan in the 1500 block of Wintergreen Place with its...
  • The cats are out of the bag

     The cats are out of the bag
    It turns out there was no cat burglar at Russo's Pet Experience. For a few days, employees at the Fashion Island store thought someone had stolen two felines worth more than $3,000. But the two Scottish folds, known for their ears that often bend...
  • Police: Thief steals truck full of designer purses

    Police: Thief steals truck full of designer purses
    A Costa Mesa self-storage facility was broken into Wednesday night or early Thursday and a truck full of designer purses was stolen, police said. Officials are waiting for a complete inventory on the stolen box truck's contents, but Costa Mesa police...
  • Thieves steal fireworks from stand

    A small group stole about $850 in fireworks from a stand on Sunflower Avenue in Costa Mesa, volunteers said Friday. The stand, managed by the Costa Mesa Middle School DELTA program, was raising money for enrichment programs, such as subsidizing costs...
  • Breakers fall to Wild

    Breakers fall to Wild
    IRVINE — With eight professional tennis players in the house, eight children still put on one of the best performances Monday night at Bren Events Center. Children from the Center Stage Studio of Aliso Viejo, ages 8 to 10, performed at halftime of...