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  • Ex-dentist pleads guilty to 'rolled-sleeves bandit' bank robberies

    Ex-dentist pleads guilty to 'rolled-sleeves bandit' bank robberies
    A former Newport Beach dentist admitted in court Monday that he robbed seven banks along the Southern California coast, according to federal prosecutors. As part of an agreement with the U.S. attorney's office, Damian Newhart, 41, pleaded guilty to three...
  • L.A. gang members possibly involved in Costa Mesa pharmacy burglary, police say

    A burglary at a Costa Mesa pharmacy possibly involving Los Angeles gang members sparked a brief police pursuit Monday morning, according to authorities. Around 5 a.m., police received a call about the sound of broken glass and a burglary alarm near...
  • Police: DNA used to link Costa Mesa man to stolen car's crash into home

    Costa Mesa police said Wednesday that they arrested a man after finding DNA evidence linking him to a stolen car that crashed into a house last year. Alfonso R. Campos, 19, of Costa Mesa was arrested about 2 a.m. Tuesday, police said. Investigators...
  • Alabama woman arrested in string of Southern California jewelry burglaries

    A 59-year-old Alabama woman arrested by Newport Beach police is suspected of stealing jewelry from high-end department stores across Southern California for years, making off with at least $47,600 worth of valuables, according to authorities. Police...
  • Man, 84, injured in Newport boat fire

    Man, 84, injured in Newport boat fire
    A man was injured when flames engulfed a power boat Saturday afternoon while it was docked at a Newport Beach marina. The 84-year-old man was aboard the 34-foot boat moored near East Coast Highway and Bayside Drive when the blaze started around 4:15 p....
  • Seal Beach woman sentenced to nearly three years in investment scheme

    A federal judge has sentenced a Seal Beach woman to 2 years and 11 months in prison for running an investment scheme that cheated about 45 victims out of $1.4 million, according to authorities. Karen Hanover, 48, promised investors 100% return on...
  • Couple sentenced for attempted murder of her ex-boyfriend

    A young couple from Santa Ana will spend years in state prison for trying to kill a man at his Costa Mesa home in 2012. Orange County Superior Court Judge Thomas Goethals on Tuesday sentenced 20-year-old Fernando Sanchez to 20 years behind bars and 21-...
  • Actor's double-murder case again hung up; 'absurd,' victim's dad says

    Actor's double-murder case again hung up; 'absurd,' victim's dad says
    A Costa Mesa double-murder case is headed out of Orange County, at least temporarily, after a county judge said Friday that he would not remove himself from the trial of Daniel Patrick Wozniak, who is accused of killing two Orange Coast College students...
  • Man, 19, arrested after string of thefts from unlocked vehicles in Irvine

    Police arrested a man suspected of stealing from a string of unlocked cars in an Irvine neighborhood early Sunday. Officers chased Matthew Kozlov, 19, of Anaheim Hills, after two cars were ransacked at a home on Winterfield Road about 3 a.m., Irvine...
  • Missing Valentine's Day date last seen arguing with boyfriend

    Missing Valentine's Day date last seen arguing with boyfriend
    A 28-year-old woman who disappeared after a night out celebrating Valentine’s Day at a popular Costa Mesa nightclub was seen early the following morning arguing with her boyfriend, authorities in Orange County said they’ve been told. The...
  • Pedestrian critically injured when hit by car on East Coast Highway

    A pedestrian was in critical condition after a car struck him Wednesday night on East Coast Highway in Newport Beach, according to authorities. Officers responding to a call shortly after 7 p.m. found a man lying on the road just west of Newport Coast...
  • Newport man to plead guilty to defrauding investors in dental company

    A Newport Beach man agreed Friday to plead guilty to wire fraud for bilking investors in his dental equipment company out of millions of dollars by gambling away their money in Las Vegas, according to federal court documents. William Keith Knox, 55,...