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  • City employee interrupts burglary in Irvine; 3 arrested

    City employee interrupts burglary in Irvine; 3 arrested
    Irvine police said they arrested two men and a woman after a city employee scared them off in the middle of a burglary Thursday. According to authorities, a code enforcement officer was driving a marked city vehicle near Lorraine Way and Irvine Center...
  • Man suspected of stealing copper piping arrested after chase

    Officers chased and arrested a man suspected of stealing copper piping from a vacant building, according to the Costa Mesa Police Department. Police responded around 2:30 p.m. Friday to a building at 765 W. 16th St. to investigate why a man was in the...
  • Suspect tries to grab officer's gun during arrest, Costa Mesa police say

    Costa Mesa police say they arrested a 50-year-old man who tried to grab an officer's gun during a late-night scuffle in a convenience store. A report of a man running in and out of traffic while screaming and flailing his arms drew officers to Harbor...
  • 2 arrested after high-speed police chase in Newport, H.B.

    A driver was arrested after being pursued at high speeds Sunday by Newport Beach police while his passengers yelled at him to stop, authorities said. Officers said they saw a gray Chevrolet sedan with its headlights off speeding along West Coast...
  • Apodaca: Variety of school scandals all victimize students

    Newport-Mesa residents may be wondering if there's something inherently different about our school district that makes it prone to scandal. It sometimes seems as if we roll from one mishap to another without pause — from controversies over student...
  • From luxury to lockup

    From luxury to lockup
    In Santa Ana last April, a team led by Newport Beach vice detectives staked out two luxury high-rise buildings towering above MacArthur Boulevard near John Wayne Airport. One detective, according to court transcripts, announced that the team's target...
  • Irvine City Council spotlights human trafficking

     In an effort to raise public awareness of human trafficking and the fight against the problem in Orange County, the Irvine City Council received a comprehensive report detailing prevention and law enforcement measures related to the crime. "I know that...
  • Man arrested, another sought in Costa Mesa stabbing

    Two attackers stabbed a man in Costa Mesa on Thursday afternoon, but the victim fought back and sent one of the assailants to a hospital, police said. Officers responded around 3:45 p.m. to Placentia Avenue and Victoria Street, where they had been...
  • Death sentence for man who murdered ex-girlfriend's dad, sister in Irvine

    Death sentence for man who murdered ex-girlfriend's dad, sister in Irvine
    A Van Nuys man was sentenced to death Tuesday for murdering the father and sister of his ex-girlfriend and leaving their charred bodies in an Irvine park, according to the Orange County district attorney's office. Iftekhar Murtaza, 30, also left his ex-...
  • Costa Mesa woman, child hide in home during break-in attempt

    A Costa Mesa woman and her child hid from a would-be burglar who tried to break into their home Saturday afternoon, authorities said. The woman called police around 1:30 p.m. when a man tried to force his way through a sliding glass door at her home...
  • 2 women accused of trying to spend fake $100 bills in Irvine

    Police arrested two of women accused of trying to spend counterfeit $100 bills at businesses around Irvine and then fleeing when authorities caught on to the scam, according to court documents. The Orange County district attorney's office alleges in a...
  • Steinberg: Aaron Hernandez — justice possible with a wealthy celebrity?

    Jurors began deliberating Tuesday in the murder trial of former New England Patriot tight end Aaron Hernandez. Hernandez is charged with the murder of Odin Lloyd, who was dating his fiancee's sister. Hernandez is also charged with another double murder...