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  • Former teacher gets 12 years in sex-abuse case

    A 58-year-old former teacher from Newport Beach was sentenced Thursday to 12 years in prison for sexually abusing three of his students and a relative. Robert Pimentel pleaded no contest in Los Angeles Superior Court last month to charges that he abused...
  • 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...
  • Man who stole from law clients sentenced to 12 years

    A Newport Beach man was sentenced by an Orange County Superior Court judge Friday to 12 years in state prison for stealing more than $780,000 from nine victims while acting as their attorney. Peter David Nitschke, 47, pleaded guilty Feb. 3 to six...
  • 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,...
  • Fatal DUI suspect had been charged in prior wreck

    Fatal DUI suspect had been charged in prior wreck
    A driver suspected of killing an Irvine woman in an alleged DUI crash over the weekend in Costa Mesa is also facing two misdemeanor charges from another accident earlier this year. Brandon Alvarez, 22, of Anaheim is charged with two misdemeanor counts...
  • Man gets more than 7 years for stealing from woman with dementia

    Man gets more than 7 years for stealing from woman with dementia
    A Costa Mesa man was sentenced Monday to more than seven years in prison for stealing in excess of $280,000 from an elderly woman who was blind, deaf and suffering from dementia, authorities said. John Thomas Windsor, 44, pleaded guilty to one felony...
  • Witnesses tell of police shooting at 7-Eleven

    Last week's deadly police shooting in Newport Beach started with a standoff at a convenience store and ended when the suspect inside wielded scissors as he approached officers outside of the building, witnesses told the Daily Pilot. Police have released...
  • Mailbag: Motel plan fails to address crime problem

    Re. "Commentary: Writer fails to address bringing motels up to basic living standards," (May 30): Who could oppose improving motels' standards? But Planning Commissioner Colin McCarthy and the Costa Mesa City Council majority are not going in that...
  • Family of slain doctor gets millions from suspected killer

    Family of slain doctor gets millions from suspected killer
    An accused murderer has handed over his life's savings and millions of dollars from liquidated real estate holdings as part of a settlement with the family of a Newport Beach doctor he allegedly shot to death in January of last year. The agreement...
  • Police Files: May 6

    Costa Mesa Mendoza Drive: Vandalism was reported in the 2900 block at 12:12 a.m. Monday. Harbor Boulevard: Petty theft was reported in the 3000 block at 7:33 a.m. Monday. 19th Street: Vandalism was reported in the 800 block at 8:53 a.m. Monday....