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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...
  • 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...
  • Police arrest man in alleged Craigslist hoax

    Police arrest man in alleged Craigslist hoax
    Irvine detectives on Monday arrested a man who allegedly posted fake luxury items for sale on Craigslist and then robbed the buyers at gunpoint when they showed up with cash. Arnold Min Baek, 27, of Lake Forest, twice lured his victims to a home in...
  • Woman claims robbery

    A woman told Newport Beach police that she was robbed in a parking lot near Fashion Island Tuesday but was unable to give police a consistent description of her alleged assailant, an official said. The robber allegedly strong-armed a purse and watch away...
  • Exchange of money leads to robbery call

    Newport Beach police responded to a report from an upscale hotel near John Wayne Airport just after midnight Thursday that a guest had met two women in the lobby and given them cash, police said. "The females took the money, but the victim seemed to...
  • Man arrested on suspicion of burglary in Irvine

    Man arrested on suspicion of burglary in Irvine
    Irvine police confiscated five shotguns and a rifle from a man they suspect broke into homes this month to steal the firearms and other items. Detectives arrested Kamal Valadez, 29, on suspicion of burglarizing a home on Las Palmas in Irvine where the...
  • Police arrest burglary suspect

    Within hours of a break-in late Sunday, Costa Mesa police officers recovered $2,000 worth of gold jewelry from a bicyclist they later arrested as a suspect in the case. Two officers were patrolling Harbor Boulevard near Bay Street about 2 a.m. Monday...
  • Jury deliberates in sign vandalism case

    Tattooed shins and a penchant for pedicures prove a Costa Mesa man charged with vandalizing a political campaign sign in 2012 is wrongfully accused, his defense argued at trial Thursday. Steven Charles White, 40, formerly a maintenance worker with the...
  • 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 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...