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  • 3 accused of pimping plead not guilty to torture, kidnapping

    Three suspects accused of kidnapping and torturing a woman in a Costa Mesa motel room pleaded not guilty Monday to human trafficking and other felonies. Renice Stevenson Flores-Davis, 26, Oscar Gonzalez-Salinas, 33, and Cierra Rose Thompson, 27, were...
  • Contractor convicted of stealing workers' wages during Costa Mesa project

    A general contractor was convicted Thursday of stealing more than $80,000 in wages from employees who were working for him on a state construction project in Costa Mesa. Sourin Babayan, 65, of Glendale pleaded guilty to 23 felony counts related to...
  • Man pleads not guilty in 'white power' assault case

    A Costa Mesa man denied charges that he attacked a group of men outside a pool hall in what police say was a racially motivated crime. Claude Wyman, 36, pleaded not guilty Friday in Orange County Superior Court to attempted murder, assault with a deadly...
  • Man arrested after reports of flasher at thrift store

    Police arrested a 43-year-old man suspected of flashing shoppers in a Costa Mesa thrift store Tuesday. When officers arrived at the Goodwill store on West 19th Street, a female employee told them she had seen a man expose his genitals to a group of...
  • Police: Fugitive nanny gave children medicine to sleep

    Police are looking for a Newport Beach nanny who they say gave two children cold medicine to help them nap and then skipped an August court date on child abuse charges. Elizabeth Norma Sanchez, 41, was a baby-sitter for a Corona del Mar couple, according...
  • Police arrest 3 suspects in assault on woman

    Three members of a Costa Mesa street gang were arrested Sunday night on suspicion of assaulting a woman from a rival gang, authorities said. Costa Mesa police responded to reports at 7 p.m. of a bloodied woman staggering from the Coastline Regional...
  • Former Newport man pleads guilty in mail fraud case

    A former Newport Beach man pleaded guilty in federal court Monday to two counts of mail fraud for his role in running a fraudulent Internet company that raised nearly $13 million from investors in the late 1990s. James S. Eberhart, 73, has been in...
  • ICE starts deportation proceedings against Costa Mesa immigration activist

    ICE starts deportation proceedings against Costa Mesa immigration activist
    Costa Mesa immigrant-rights activist Luis Bravo was detained by federal immigration agents early Thursday, triggering an outcry from his supporters demanding that he be set free. He was released hours later. Bravo, a 22-year-old community organizer with...
  • Police: 'Personal space' argument leads to injury, arrest

    A man was arrested Friday afternoon on suspicion of kicking and robbing a woman in her 70s after a disagreement about "personal space issues," Newport Beach police said. The woman and 52-year-old man apparently began arguing while waiting at a...
  • 4th arrest in sexual mutilation case

    Authorities announced Tuesday that they have in custody the last of four people they believe participated in a plan to torture and sexually mutilate a Newport Beach man in an attempt rob him of a large amount of cash they thought he'd buried in the...
  • Man suspected of DUI after car hits pedestrians

    A man was arrested on suspicion of driving drunk after his car struck two pedestrians in what police described as a hit-and-run early Saturday in Newport Beach. The suspect, identified as Giuliano Jesus Rodriguez, 22, of Riverside, was heading north on...
  • Corona del Mar Today: Candidates square off at CdM forum

    Seven candidates vying for Newport Beach City Council seats met Thursday morning at the Bahia Corinthian Yacht Club for a 90-minute candidates' forum sponsored by the Corona del Mar Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs Committee. Corona del Mar...