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  • Intruder is arrested after resident finds him in the home

    Costa Mesa police arrested a man on suspicion of burglary after a resident returned home to find a stranger in his Harbor Boulevard apartment. Joshua T. Hanway, 33, of Costa Mesa was taken into custody Jan. 7 after he was found inside an apartment in...
  • Man is arrested after trying to purchase $20,000 of merchandise with alleged counterfeit credit card

    Costa Mesa police say a Rowland Heights man used a counterfeit credit card to try to buy $20,000 of merchandise at a high-end jewelry store in South Coast Plaza. About 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, officers responded to the shopping center's Bulgari store...
  • Judge rejects inmate's excessive-force lawsuit against Costa Mesa police

    A federal magistrate judge has dismissed an Orange County inmate's lawsuit alleging that Costa Mesa police officers broke his ribs and otherwise mistreated him during an arrest in August. Joseph Barrack, 40, was sentenced to 16 months in Orange County...
  • Woodbridge High student arrested in stabbing of classmate

    Woodbridge High student arrested in stabbing of classmate
    Irvine police arrested a Woodbridge High School student Wednesday on suspicion of attacking a classmate with a knife, authorities said. Officers responded to the school about 12:35 p.m. during the campus lunch break. Police said a male freshman was...
  • UCI clinic plays role in halting workplace raids in Arizona

    A federal judge on Tuesday granted a preliminary injunction halting workplace raids in Arizona that targeted undocumented employees — an early victory in a case brought by the UC Irvine Law Immigrant Rights Clinic and others. Nearly 800...
  • Cheating scandal documents: Police recorded CdM tutor's talk with student

    Cheating scandal documents: Police recorded CdM tutor's talk with student
    A private tutor accused of hacking into Corona del Mar High School servers to boost student grades discussed the alleged scheme with an involved student during a phone call recorded by police, according to school documents reviewed by the Daily Pilot....
  • Man held in sale of fake Disneyland tickets

    Man held in sale of fake Disneyland tickets
    A Costa Mesa man was arrested Tuesday on suspicion of selling fake Disneyland tickets through Craigslist. Authorities said Jonathan Olsen, 26, placed an ad on Craigslist offering two tickets for $160. A woman told police she met with Olsen at a...
  • Mom with child in car robbed at drive-up ATM

    A gunman robbed a young mother who was with her child outside a Costa Mesa bank Wednesday afternoon, according to police. The 20-year-old Corona del Mar resident was at a drive-up ATM at the Wells Fargo at 2970 Harbor Blvd. when the robber approached her...
  • Woman who rammed sheriff's officer released after serving half of jail sentence

    An Irvine woman who rammed her car into a sheriff's officer last year at John Wayne Airport was sentenced Thursday to 364 days in jail and then released hours later. Rebecca Lee McLaughlin, 49, had already served 182 days behind bars, according to...
  • Commentary: Councilmen should drop police union from their lawsuit

    Some perspective is needed in the wake of two private investigators being charged relating to tactics they allegedly directed toward Councilmen Jim Righeimer, Steve Mensinger and Gary Monahan. As the Daily Pilot reported, no Costa Mesa police officer...
  • Mailbag: Police union should be placed under citizen oversight

    The recent felony arrests of two private investigators for allegedly setting up two sitting City Council members and attempting to set up a third should send chills down your back. The story reads like a Fox television drama. The two P.I.s are hired...
  • 2 charged after Costa Mesa stabbing plead not guilty

    Two defendants arrested in connection with a possibly gang-related stabbing in Costa Mesa pleaded not guilty to felony charges Thursday. Carlos Alfredo Ortega and Raul Munoz were arrested Dec. 16. According to police, Ortega and a 17-year-old boy...