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  • Trial delayed in 2 OCC students' slayings as defense assembles misconduct allegations

    Trial delayed in 2 OCC students'  slayings as defense assembles misconduct allegations
    An Orange County Superior Court judge Friday set a deadline for the defense team of a man accused of double murder to lay out a sweeping motion alleging misconduct by prosecutors and law enforcement. Judge James Stotler gave public defender Scott...
  • Murder and dismemberment case's delays frustrate slain man's family

    Murder and dismemberment case's delays frustrate slain man's family
    In a notebook, Steve Herr keeps a list of every court hearing for the man accused of murdering his son. As of Aug. 29 — four years, three months and eight days after Sam Herr's death — there have been 40 in the case against Daniel Patrick...
  • Man held in Costa Mesa knife attack

    Costa Mesa police said they arrested a man who slashed at another man with a knife during an attempted robbery over the weekend. Jose Espinoza, 19, of Costa Mesa is suspected of pulling the blade on a 36-year-old man shortly after midnight Saturday in...
  • Costa Mesa man arrested on hate crime, weapon charges

    A Costa Mesa man was arrested Thursday night on suspicion of attempting to stab a black man in what police believe was a racially motivated hate crime. Costa Mesa police arrested Claude Wyman, 36, on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon,...
  • 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...
  • 3 plead not guilty to running brothel in Irvine

    3 plead not guilty to running brothel in Irvine
    Three people accused of running a brothel in Irvine pleaded not guilty Monday to dozens of felony charges, including pimping and human trafficking. Authorities say Miyoun Kim, 36, of Newport Beach and two Los Angeles men — Gin Woo Park, 41, and...
  • Abuse suspect worked at Hoag

    Abuse suspect worked at Hoag
    A former child-care worker at Hoag Hospital, UC Irvine and two private day-care centers in Irvine and Costa Mesa was arrested this month for allegedly sexually abusing a 3-year-old girl in Los Angeles County, according to authorities. Now police are...
  • 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...
  • Three arrested in alleged brothel operations

    Three arrested in alleged brothel operations
    Police this week arrested two men and a woman who they say operated brothels at apartments in Irvine and Los Angeles. The arrests were the culmination of a yearlong investigation by detectives, the Irvine Police Department said in a news release. On...
  • 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...
  • SUV slams into low wall in front of Denny's in Costa Mesa

    SUV slams into low wall in front of Denny's in Costa Mesa
    Costa Mesa police and fire crews worked to remove an SUV that was stuck on the grass area at the Denny's on Harbor Boulevard Tuesday morning. Paramedics and firefighters responded to the Denny's at 3170 Harbor Blvd. at 10:27 a.m. after receiving reports...
  • Police Files for Aug. 19

    Costa Mesa 21st Street: Vehicle burglary was reported in the 100 block at 7:21 a.m. Monday. 17th Street: Commercial burglary was reported in the 600 block at 8:14 a.m. Monday. Fair Drive: Garage burglary was reported in the 100 block at 11:54 a.m....