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  • Sting nabs 14 in unlicensed contractor investigation

    In the span of two days, an undercover sting caught 14 unlicensed contractors illegally bidding on remodeling work at a Costa Mesa home, according to an announcement Wednesday from California's Contractors State License Board. The agency's fraud...
  • Suspect arrested in string of Costa Mesa, H.B., other bank robberies

    Suspect arrested in string of Costa Mesa, H.B., other bank robberies
    Police arrested a homeless man suspected of robbing 11 Orange County banks in the span of two months, including four in Costa Mesa and one in Huntington Beach, the FBI said. Authorities said Friday that they used forensic evidence to identify Mark...
  • 8 arrested or cited at DUI checkpoint in Costa Mesa

    Costa Mesa police arrested a motorist on suspicion of drunk driving and cited or arrested seven others for suspected license violations during a DUI check over the weekend. About 2,600 vehicles passed through the checkpoint, which was set up from 8 p.m....
  • Costa Mesa woman arrested in attack on another woman

    Costa Mesa woman arrested in attack on another woman
    Officers arrested a parolee Thursday afternoon on suspicion of attacking another woman in a Costa Mesa parking lot two days earlier, police said. Authorities allege that Stacy Overton, 37, of Costa Mesa threw a 64-year-old woman to the ground Tuesday...
  • Arrest warrant upped to $5 million for murder suspect who disappeared

    Arrest warrant upped to $5 million for murder suspect who disappeared
    An Orange County judge Wednesday increased an arrest warrant to $5 million for a missing man accused of killing his wife in their Newport Beach home. Peter Gregory Chadwick, 50, who is charged with murder in his wife's strangulation in 2012, disappeared...
  • 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 arrested in car theft at Lido Isle home

    Police on Sunday arrested a Fullerton man suspected of sneaking into a Newport Beach house and taking a car key from the kitchen counter so he could steal a Toyota Camry parked on the street. Newport Beach police allege that Keith Richard Freeman, 32,...
  • Suspect arrested after Newport bank robbery

    Police arrested a man who they say used a pellet gun to rob a Newport Beach bank Tuesday afternoon. Vu Hoan Le, 39, of Garden Grove was arrested after a man entered a Bank of America branch at 4101 MacArthur Blvd. around 3 p.m., approached a teller,...
  • PIs plead not guilty in Costa Mesa spying case; can keep firearms licenses

    PIs plead not guilty in Costa Mesa spying case; can keep firearms licenses
    Two private investigators accused of conducting illegal surveillance on a pair of Costa Mesa city councilmen during the 2012 election season pleaded not guilty Friday to felony charges of conspiracy and false imprisonment. The defendants, Christopher...
  • Actor's defense wants newly assigned judge removed from case

    Actor's defense wants newly assigned judge removed from case
    Less than two weeks after one Orange County judge removed himself from the double murder trial for Daniel Wozniak, defense attorneys are trying to disqualify another judge from hearing the case. Wozniak is a community theater actor accused of killing...
  • Man arrested at beach on suspicion of indecent exposure

    Newport Beach police arrested a 45-year-old Buena Park man suspected of masturbating on the beach Thursday morning, authorities said. Police said they received a call around 8:15 a.m. that a man was touching himself inappropriately near the 28th...
  • Illegal card skimmer found at Costa Mesa bank ATM

    Costa Mesa police are investigating the circumstances surrounding an illegal card skimmer discovered last weekend at a Chase ATM at 196 E. 17th St. Officers went to the bank at about 4 p.m. Sunday after being notified that a device was attached to the...