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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,...
  • Molestation suspect to stand trial

    A Newport Beach pool cleaner used his job and positions at two churches to gain the trust of boys he later molested and used in child pornography, according to testimony from police and an alleged victim. After more than five hours of testimony Thursday,...
  • O.C. Grand Jury again calls for ethics commission

    O.C. Grand Jury again calls for ethics commission
    Despite being dismissed as an “irresponsible and wasteful” proposal by officials last year, the Orange County Grand Jury has again called for the creation of an ethics commission. The grand jury in a┬áreport released this week┬árecommended...
  • Volunteer, injured during rescue search, suing one of the missing hikers

    Volunteer, injured during rescue search, suing one of the missing hikers
    A volunteer who suffered a severe spine injury while he helped search for a pair of missing hikers last year has sued the young woman he was trying to help find. The lawsuit filed this month on behalf of Nick Papageorge alleges Kyndall Jack put her...
  • Injuries pile up for understaffed Costa Mesa Police Department

    Eight months ago, a Costa Mesa police officer pulled up to an Eastside grocery store. Four teenagers had tried to steal liquor, and employees called for help in restraining them. Inside, one of the kids reached for the officer's service gun. Another...
  • Sting nets two drivers outside courthouse

    Orange County sheriff's deputies this week arrested two people for allegedly driving on suspended licenses after leaving the Harbor Justice Center in Newport Beach. The drivers had been charged with, but not convicted of, driving under the influence...
  • 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...