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  • Immigration enforcement efforts lead to 244 arrests

    Immigration enforcement efforts lead to 244 arrests
    Fifty-five people were arrested in Orange County last week by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers as part of an operation in six Southern California counties targeting undocumented immigrants with criminal records. It is unclear where...
  • Former doctor accused of posing as employee at Irvine hospital

    Former doctor accused of posing as employee at Irvine hospital
    Irvine police on Sunday arrested a former doctor who they say used a wig and scrubs to pose as an employee at a hospital so he could steal valuable medical equipment. Authorities say Roy Chiwing Lung, a 48-year-old Aliso Viejo resident, went into the...
  • Payroll worker suspected of embezzling $1.2 million from Irvine company

    FBI agents on Friday morning arrested a Downey woman who they say embezzled more than $1.2 million from an Irvine-based real estate investment company. Trisha Chopin, 48, was the only payroll administrator for Steadfast Cos., where, according to the...
  • Judge throws out some charges in Costa Mesa spying case

    An Orange County judge Thursday threw out charges that two private investigators conspired to make a false drunk-driving report about Costa Mesa Councilman Jim Righeimer in 2012 and, in doing so, caused a police officer to hold the councilman against...
  • Ex-police union chief testifies in Costa Mesa spying case hearing

    Ex-police union chief testifies in Costa Mesa spying case hearing
    As part of a deal that protects its officers from prosecution, the former head of the Costa Mesa police union testified Wednesday at a hearing for two private investigators accused of spying on city councilmen in the run-up to a contentious 2012 election....
  • Irvine husband pleads not guilty in slaying of rival; he'd told police he had 'nothing to live for'

    Irvine husband pleads not guilty in slaying of rival; he'd told police he had 'nothing to live for'
    An Irvine engineer who pleaded not guilty Monday to murdering a man who apparently was having an affair with his wife previously told police he had "nothing to live for," according to court documents. Hongli Sun, 38, entered the plea in an Orange County...
  • Rearview Mirror: OC Week in Review

    Sunday (08.16.15) Disability rights advocate dies Disability rights activist Richard Devylder, who was born without arms or legs, has died of natural causes. Devylder, 46, worked at the U.S. Department of Transportation and several state agencies...
  • Charges dropped, for now, against Newport man accused in 1978 Laguna Beach killing

    Charges dropped, for now, against Newport man accused in 1978 Laguna Beach killing
    Orange County prosecutors dropped charges Tuesday against a 56-year-old Newport Beach man accused of killing a prominent Laguna Beach architect decades ago, but officials say they plan to refile the case in the next few months. Law enforcement alleges...
  • Investigation of Newport theater scare continues

    Investigation of Newport theater scare continues
    Newport Beach police said Tuesday that they are working to wrap up an investigation of three minors and an adult who authorities say were involved in a prank in which moviegoers were scared by the starting of a leaf blower in a theater. The four...
  • Defense questions Tarzan suspect's mental competence for trial in robbery, burglary cases

    Defense questions Tarzan suspect's mental competence for trial in robbery, burglary cases
    A Huntington Beach man who authorities said swung from trees in the Santa Ana Zoo while claiming to be Tarzan may not be mentally fit to stand trial on robbery and burglary charges related to other incidents, according to his attorney. Instead of...
  • Boy, 16, suspected of stealing food in Starbucks break-in

    Police on Tuesday arrested a 16-year-old boy who they believe broke into a Costa Mesa Starbucks in the middle of the night and stole food. The teen told officers that he was homeless, Costa Mesa police Sgt. David Casarez said. Police said they got a...
  • Latest allegation against Tarzan suspect: Stealing from state office building

    Latest allegation against Tarzan suspect: Stealing from state office building
    A Huntington Beach man who authorities said claimed to be Tarzan as he swung from trees this month at the Santa Ana Zoo is suspected of trying to enter a government building the same day by posing as a worker, and then stealing equipment from the building...