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  • H.B. police pursue suspect into Costa Mesa

    A police pursuit passed briefly through Costa Mesa on Friday afternoon. The fleeing driver led patrol cars through the city at speeds of up to about 50 mph, Costa Mesa police said. The pursuit started when Huntington Beach police tried to pull over...
  • 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,...
  • 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...
  • 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...