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  • Newport man faces charge in fake diamond ring case

    Newport Beach police arrested a man earlier this month who victims said gave them a fake diamond ring after they handed over money and a real ring for an upgrade, police said. Charles Jayson Hanson, 51, of Newport Beach is charged with one felony...
  • Police: Thieves targeting tented homes

    Kicking bugs out may invite burglars in, authorities in Newport Beach said this week. The city's police warned residents Tuesday about three recent burglaries that targeted homes being fumigated. Since July 23, burglars have broken into a home near Hoag...
  • 7-Eleven manager suspected of staging robbery to steal store money

    7-Eleven manager suspected of staging robbery to steal store money
    Police have arrested a Costa Mesa 7-Eleven store manager on suspicion of falsely reporting that she had been the victim of a carjacking and robbery, authorities confirmed Monday. Nora Cortez Mercado, 36, of Santa Ana told police she was on her way to...
  • Man arrested after high-speed chase in Newport

    Newport Beach police said they found drugs in a man's car after a short high-speed pursuit near Newport Harbor High School on Monday evening. Just after 7 p.m., an officer saw a red Chrysler speeding through stop signs on 15th Street near Irvine Avenue,...
  • Police Files for Aug. 12

    Costa Mesa Harbor Boulevard: Defrauding an innkeeper was reported in the 2700 block at 11:04 p.m. Monday. Pinecreek Drive: Residential burglary was reported in the 2800 block at 2:26 p.m. Monday. Mendoza Drive: A fight was reported in the 2800 block...
  • D.A.'s office clears officer in shooting

    A Costa Mesa police officer was justified when he fired shots into a pickup truck that crashed into his squad car, apparently intentionally, two years ago, the Orange County district attorney's office concluded this week. In a letter addressed to...
  • D.A. wants more investigation after Newport arrest

    The Orange County district attorney's office so far has declined to file charges against a man who Newport Beach police say picked up an ax as they were investigating a nearby burglary last weekend. The D.A.'s office instead asked for further...
  • Police Files for Aug. 13

    Costa Mesa, Westminster Avenue: Petty theft was reported in the 2500 block at 7:16 a.m. Tuesday. East Mesa Verde Drive: Grand theft was reported in the 2700 block at 10:09 a.m. Tuesday. Bristol Street: Identity theft was reported in the 3300 block...
  • 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...
  • Police Files for Aug. 14

    Costa Mesa: 17th Street: Petty theft was reported in the 300 block at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday. Elden Avenue: Vehicle burglary was reported in the 2400 block at 10:08 a.m. Wednesday. 17th Street: Petty theft was reported in the 100 block at 10:27 a.m....
  • Man suspected of trying to rob McDonald's

    A man tried to rob a Costa Mesa McDonald's a few minutes after he had ordered food at the restaurant early Thursday, according to police. Employees of the McDonald's at Bristol Street and Red Hill Avenue called police about 12:20 a.m. when the...
  • 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...