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  • Commentary: Lessons from Ferguson inform our police work too

    For weeks now, the media have been talking about Ferguson, Mo., and all the rioting, looting and burning of businesses there. The scenes remind me of when I was an officer working in Los Angeles County during the 1992 Rodney King riots. I can still...
  • Bank robber threatens to shoot teller in Costa Mesa

    A robber threatened to shoot a teller at a Wells Fargo bank branch in Costa Mesa on Wednesday, according to police. The robber walked into the bank at 301 W. 17th St. around 4 p.m. and showed a note to the female teller, police said. The note stated...
  • Man stabbed in one of 2 robberies outside Irvine banks

    In less than half an hour Wednesday evening, a man was stabbed in a hand and a woman was shoved during two robberies in Irvine. Both attacks occurred outside banks about half a mile from each other, but investigators said they're unsure whether they are...
  • 'We'll know if you've been drinking,' Newport police sing on holiday DUI warning video

    The Newport Beach Police Department has its own Christmas carol. In a video posted Monday, officers traded in sleds for motorcycles and, to the tune of "Santa Claus is Coming to Town," warned viewers against driving drunk. "We'll know if you've been...
  • UCI police seek suspect in groping case

    UC Irvine police Wednesday sent a warning to students about a reported groping on campus last month. Police said a man forcibly fondled a female in a residence hall Nov. 21. Police said she reported it last week. Authorities did not say whether the...
  • Jury convicts Newport lawyer of attempted extortion, conspiracy

    James Toledano, a former chairman of the Orange County Democratic Party and three-time state Assembly candidate, was convicted last week of two felonies related to an extortion scheme. A jury found him guilty of conspiracy to commit a crime and...
  • Fiery crash kills teen driver, injures passenger

    Fiery crash kills teen driver, injures passenger
    A high-speed single-car crash near Estancia High School in Costa Mesa killed a 16-year-old driver and injured his teenage passenger just after midnight Wednesday, according to police. The Orange County coroner's office identified the driver as Jacob...
  • Fence now separates sex offender's home from school

    Fence now separates sex offender's home from school
    School officials have installed a temporary fence between Early College High School and the Costa Mesa home of a registered sex offender who complained about soccer balls kicked into his backyard. The issue started when Robert Allan Harrington...
  • 2 arrested with assault rifles plead not guilty to weapons charges

    2 arrested with assault rifles plead not guilty to weapons charges
    Two people accused of driving a vanload of AK-47 assault rifles and ammunition through Newport Beach pleaded not guilty Tuesday to felony weapons charges. Andrew John Cardiel Jr., 42, and Heather Magun Gurule, 30, are still in Orange County Jail with...
  • 2 arrested after assault rifles, ammo found in car in Newport

    2 arrested after assault rifles, ammo found in car in Newport
    Newport Beach police say they arrested a man and a woman who were transporting a car full of high-powered assault rifles and ammunition through the city on Friday. About 9 p.m., an officer pulled over a Dodge Caravan with expired registration while it...
  • Sheriff's deputies snag drivers leaving court DUI appearances

    An undercover operation by the Orange County Sheriff's Department netted two people suspected of illegally driving away from DUI court appearances at the Harbor Justice Center on Monday. The two, among eight defendants who were told by a judge not to...
  • Costa Mesa DUI arrests plummet after special police team is disbanded

    Costa Mesa police describe their city as an ideal incubator for drunk drivers. There's a thriving bar scene. The 55 Freeway ends in the city, dumping cars onto Newport Boulevard. And impaired motorists leaving nearby beach towns cut through, looking for...