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  • Mailbag: Thanks to all our safety officers

    Re: "Police officer revives 4-year-old swimmer," (May 1): "He who saves a life is as if he has saved the entire world." All of us can be grateful to all the safety personnel who participated in reviving little Nina following a near-drowning. We owe equal...
  • Lawsuit: Firm hired P.I. who tailed officials

    A law firm that represented Costa Mesa's police association allegedly admitted that it hired a private investigator in 2012 to catch a member of the City Council in "a compromising position," according a lawsuit filed last month. If accurate, the...
  • Bicyclist injured in alleged drunk driving crash

    A suspected drunk driver allegedly crashed into a bicyclist in Newport Beach over the weekend. William Darnall, a 23-year-old from Costa Mesa, fled the scene Sunday after striking the biker with his car at Newport Coast Drive and East Coast Highway...
  • Lawsuit against police union may proceed

    An Orange County Superior Court judge has cleared the way for evidence gathering in a lawsuit filed by two Costa Mesa councilmen against the police union. That means a past president of the Costa Mesa Police Assn. and partners from its former law firm...
  • Two held in attack, theft of cellphone

    Two held in attack, theft of cellphone
    Costa Mesa police last week arrested a 17-year-old girl and a man in his 20s in connection with an attack on a teenager and the theft of his cellphone. The victim, an 18-year-old Costa Mesa resident, knew the teenage girl but not her partner,...
  • Woman arrested in string of burglaries

    Police arrested a Newport Beach woman Wednesday morning in connection with a string of burglaries in one block of the Eastbluff neighborhood. Residents in the 2600 block of Buckeye Street reported four burglaries or attempted burglaries between 2 and...
  • Indictments in loan-mod fraud case

    The Orange County district attorney on Thursday unsealed an indictment related to a $13.5-million loan-modification scheme that officials called the largest crime of its type ever prosecuted in the United States. The conspiracy allegedly pulled in at...
  • 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...
  • Man gets 107 years for sexual assault on two women in their homes

    An Orange County Superior Court judge Friday sentenced an Irvine mechanic to 107 years in prison for breaking into the homes of two women and sexually assaulting them. Judge Sheila Hanson called Travis Dewayne Batten, 32, a dangerous man who needed to...
  • Murder case may drag on for months

    A 4-year-old Costa Mesa murder case could be on hold for months longer now that the defense has lobbed allegations of misconduct including the misuse of jailhouse informants and asked for more time to make its case. Orange County Superior Court Judge...
  • Man accused of killing doctor will go to trial

    Man accused of killing doctor will go to trial
    An accused murderer told a nurse, "Call the police, I'm insane, call the police," moments after he shot a Newport Beach doctor multiple times in the chest early last year, a police detective testified Wednesday. Stanwood Elkus, 76, used a fake name to...
  • Ex-teacher pleads no contest to molestation

    A 58-year-old Newport Beach man pleaded no contest Thursday to charges that he molested a relative and students from a Los Angeles school where he worked. Robert Pimentel, a former teacher at George De La Torre Jr. Elementary School in Wilmington,...