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  • Newport man faces charge in fake diamond ring case

    Newport Beach police arrested a man earlier this month who victims said gave them a fake diamond ring after they handed over money and a real ring for an upgrade, police said. Charles Jayson Hanson, 51, of Newport Beach is charged with one felony...
  • Corona del Mar Today: CdMHS club provides six vests for area police dogs

    Corona del Mar Today: CdMHS club provides six vests for area police dogs
    Members of Corona del Mar High School's Vest-A-Dog club have been fundraising all summer, and last week six police dogs were fitted with protective gear as a result of the club's hard work. "I've just always loved dogs," said Jenny Conde, a CdMHS...
  • Irvine residents among 3 arrested in fraud case

    Irvine police detectives arrested three people Friday in connection with a scheme that they say defrauded at least 13 people of more than $800,000, according to a news release. Officials say Steven Sears, 59, of Irvine is suspected of promising to...
  • Man suspected of trying to rob McDonald's

    A man tried to rob a Costa Mesa McDonald's a few minutes after he had ordered food at the restaurant early Thursday, according to police. Employees of the McDonald's at Bristol Street and Red Hill Avenue called police about 12:20 a.m. when the...
  • Police shoot knife-wielding man with non-lethal weapons

    Costa Mesa police say they shot large rubber bullets at a mentally ill man to disarm him when he refused to drop a knife Friday afternoon. An officer found the 23-year-old Costa Mesa man about 3:30 p.m. near the loading dock of a Stater Bros. grocery...
  • Police Files for Aug. 14

    Costa Mesa: 17th Street: Petty theft was reported in the 300 block at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday. Elden Avenue: Vehicle burglary was reported in the 2400 block at 10:08 a.m. Wednesday. 17th Street: Petty theft was reported in the 100 block at 10:27 a.m....
  • D.A. wants more investigation after Newport arrest

    The Orange County district attorney's office so far has declined to file charges against a man who Newport Beach police say picked up an ax as they were investigating a nearby burglary last weekend. The D.A.'s office instead asked for further...
  • Police Files for Aug. 13

    Costa Mesa, Westminster Avenue: Petty theft was reported in the 2500 block at 7:16 a.m. Tuesday. East Mesa Verde Drive: Grand theft was reported in the 2700 block at 10:09 a.m. Tuesday. Bristol Street: Identity theft was reported in the 3300 block...
  • D.A.'s office clears officer in shooting

    A Costa Mesa police officer was justified when he fired shots into a pickup truck that crashed into his squad car, apparently intentionally, two years ago, the Orange County district attorney's office concluded this week. In a letter addressed to...
  • Man arrested after high-speed chase in Newport

    Newport Beach police said they found drugs in a man's car after a short high-speed pursuit near Newport Harbor High School on Monday evening. Just after 7 p.m., an officer saw a red Chrysler speeding through stop signs on 15th Street near Irvine Avenue,...
  • Police Files for Aug. 12

    Costa Mesa Harbor Boulevard: Defrauding an innkeeper was reported in the 2700 block at 11:04 p.m. Monday. Pinecreek Drive: Residential burglary was reported in the 2800 block at 2:26 p.m. Monday. Mendoza Drive: A fight was reported in the 2800 block...
  • 7-Eleven manager suspected of staging robbery to steal store money

    7-Eleven manager suspected of staging robbery to steal store money
    Police have arrested a Costa Mesa 7-Eleven store manager on suspicion of falsely reporting that she had been the victim of a carjacking and robbery, authorities confirmed Monday. Nora Cortez Mercado, 36, of Santa Ana told police she was on her way to...