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  • 500 pounds of illegal fireworks seized, man arrested

    500 pounds of illegal fireworks seized, man arrested
    Costa Mesa police seized 500 pounds of illegal fireworks Thursday from a man who they say brought them from Nevada and tried to sell them to kids. The thousands of pyrotechnics included 11,000 firecrackers, 3,600 bottle rockets, 300 mortars, 300 Roman...
  • Man jailed for fatally shooting friend in Irvine

    A Lancaster man who fatally shot a friend while the two were sitting in a car in Irvine was sentenced to 25 years to life in state prison Friday. In February, a jury found David Benjamin Rodgers, 49, guilty of voluntary manslaughter for shooting and...
  • Let It Roll owner jailed for tax evasion

    A Costa Mesa man who sells beach cruiser bikes for a living was sentenced to 27 months in jail Friday for bilking the government out of $550,000 of sales taxes, according to an announcement from the state Board of Equalization. Douglas Payson Lachman,...
  • Police: Man posing as real estate agent tried to sell house

    Police have arrested a Costa Mesa man after he allegedly posed as a real estate agent and tried to sell a residential property to which he had no connection. Daniel Gallimore, 52, was arrested Friday after he falsely presented himself as the listing...
  • Car crashes into Costa Mesa home; driver flees

    Car crashes into Costa Mesa home; driver flees
    A driver fled after crashing a stolen car into a Costa Mesa home Tuesday night, according to police. Police got a call at about 11:40 p.m. about a gray 2012 Ford Fusion that slammed into the front of a house in the 2700 block of Mendoza Drive, Lt....
  • Murder and dismemberment case's delays frustrate slain man's family

    Murder and dismemberment case's delays frustrate slain man's family
    In a notebook, Steve Herr keeps a list of every court hearing for the man accused of murdering his son. As of Aug. 29 — four years, three months and eight days after Sam Herr's death — there have been 40 in the case against Daniel Patrick...
  • Trial delayed in 2 OCC students' slayings as defense assembles misconduct allegations

    Trial delayed in 2 OCC students'  slayings as defense assembles misconduct allegations
    An Orange County Superior Court judge Friday set a deadline for the defense team of a man accused of double murder to lay out a sweeping motion alleging misconduct by prosecutors and law enforcement. Judge James Stotler gave public defender Scott...
  • Man held in Costa Mesa knife attack

    Costa Mesa police said they arrested a man who slashed at another man with a knife during an attempted robbery over the weekend. Jose Espinoza, 19, of Costa Mesa is suspected of pulling the blade on a 36-year-old man shortly after midnight Saturday in...
  • 3 plead not guilty to running brothel in Irvine

    3 plead not guilty to running brothel in Irvine
    Three people accused of running a brothel in Irvine pleaded not guilty Monday to dozens of felony charges, including pimping and human trafficking. Authorities say Miyoun Kim, 36, of Newport Beach and two Los Angeles men — Gin Woo Park, 41, and...
  • Mental-health questions delay trial in handyman's slaying

    Almost a year after the death of a Costa Mesa handyman, the trial of the man accused of killing him is still on hold because of questions about the defendant's mental health. Christopher Leovy, 34, has been behind bars since Sept. 11, when Costa Mesa...
  • Costa Mesa man arrested on hate crime, weapon charges

    A Costa Mesa man was arrested Thursday night on suspicion of attempting to stab a black man in what police believe was a racially motivated hate crime. Costa Mesa police arrested Claude Wyman, 36, on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon,...
  • D.A. rules Irvine officer was legally justified in shooting

    An Irvine police officer was legally justified in shooting a sexual assault suspect during an arrest last year, Orange County prosecutors concluded this week. Det. Sean-Paul Crawford reasonably feared for his life when he believed that 35-year-old...