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  • Sex offender arrested after he's found naked on a porch, Costa Mesa police say

    Sex offender arrested after he's found naked on a porch, Costa Mesa police say
    Costa Mesa police say they arrested a convicted sex offender Thursday morning after residents found him naked on their porch at about 6:15 a.m. Police identified the man as Jeffrey R. Smith, 43, of Costa Mesa. Detectives were investigating Smith...
  • Suspect pleads not guilty to stabbing man found on Costa Mesa lawn

    A 36-year-old known gang member accused in a Costa Mesa stabbing death pleaded not guilty Friday to murder and arson charges. John Breceda, of Santa Ana, allegedly slashed the throat of another man while the two were together in a car in Costa Mesa on...
  • Irvine police arrest man suspected of carjacking his date

    Irvine police arrest man suspected of carjacking his date
    Police say they've arrested a man on suspicion of attacking a woman he was dating and then stealing her car Tuesday night in Irvine. Tarrin Joseph Rippel, 29, was driving with his victim at about 7 p.m. near the intersection of Alton Parkway and Jeffrey...
  • Man arrested across the street from bank he's suspected of robbing

    Man arrested across the street from bank he's suspected of robbing
    Police arrested a Gardena man Wednesday at an apartment complex just across the street from an Irvine bank he's suspected of robbing a day earlier. Authorities allege Michael Ladon Sheppard, 53, walked into a Union Bank at 5311 University Drive and...
  • Irvine man pleads guilty after standoff and attempt to strangle police dog

    An Irvine man who tried to strangle a police dog during a standoff with officers after he threatened to kill his estranged wife pleaded guilty Monday to several charges including injuring a police animal, according to court records. An Orange County...
  • Corona del Mar Today: Pocket park construction begins under Hobie mural

    Corona del Mar Today: Pocket park construction begins under Hobie mural
    Construction of a pocket park beneath the Hobie Surf shop mural is finally underway. The park, at 3140 East Coast Hwy., will feature five benches, planters, a trash container and low-maintenance plants. Construction was due to begin in mid-June, but...
  • Man accused of stabbing ex-girlfriend at UCI pleads not guilty

    Man accused of stabbing ex-girlfriend at UCI pleads not guilty
    A 22-year-old man accused of stabbing his ex-girlfriend at UC Irvine pleaded not guilty to attempted murder and other charges Friday. Prosecutors allege Rosendo Aguilar of Solana Beach attacked an unidentified UCI student in a campus parking lot on June...
  • Irvine police arrest 4 in multi-state iPads crime spree

    Irvine police arrest 4 in multi-state iPads crime spree
    Irvine police Wednesday arrested two men, a woman and a boy who allegedly stole iPads and other electronics from dozens of stores during a three-state crime spree. In their latest heist, the crew allegedly stole 17 iPads from a Target store at Irvine...
  • Police were justified in shooting Newport man, D.A.'s office finds

    Two Newport Beach police officers were justified when they shot and wounded a man who opened fire on them at a beachside condo last year, the Orange County district attorney's office concluded. A letter from investigators released Friday outlines what...
  • Gallery owner sentenced in Costa Mesa home invasion that went fatally wrong

    A Los Angeles gallery owner was sentenced to two years in prison Wednesday for his part in a Costa Mesa home invasion gone wrong that ended with him dumping the body of his stepbrother, shot during an encounter in the house, and fleeing to Mexico. Jacob...
  • Police: Irvine woman dies after suspected drunk driver hits Uber cab

    Police: Irvine woman dies after suspected drunk driver hits Uber cab
    An Irvine woman died after an intoxicated driver slammed into the Uber car that picked her up at a Costa Mesa bar early Tuesday morning, police said. Julia Gardner, 29, had just left The Huddle bar at 741 Baker St. with a 29-year-old Huntington Beach...
  • Parolee charged with murder and burning victim's car in fatal Costa Mesa stabbing

    Parolee charged with murder and burning victim's car in fatal Costa Mesa stabbing
    Murder and arson charges were filed Thursday against a known gang member accused of stabbing a man to death in Costa Mesa and burning his car. John Breceda, 36, of Santa Ana was scheduled to be arraigned Thursday, but the hearing was postponed until...