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  • Suspect pleads not guilty to stabbing man found on Costa Mesa lawn

    A 36-year-old known gang member accused in a Costa Mesa stabbing death pleaded not guilty Friday to murder and arson charges. John Breceda, of Santa Ana, allegedly slashed the throat of another man while the two were together in a car in Costa Mesa on...
  • Irvine man pleads guilty after standoff and attempt to strangle police dog

    An Irvine man who tried to strangle a police dog during a standoff with officers after he threatened to kill his estranged wife pleaded guilty Monday to several charges including injuring a police animal, according to court records. An Orange County...
  • Irvine police arrest man suspected of carjacking his date

    Irvine police arrest man suspected of carjacking his date
    Police say they've arrested a man on suspicion of attacking a woman he was dating and then stealing her car Tuesday night in Irvine. Tarrin Joseph Rippel, 29, was driving with his victim at about 7 p.m. near the intersection of Alton Parkway and Jeffrey...
  • Newport man charged with kidnapping neighbor with intent to rape her

    A Newport Beach man is accused of breaking into a neighbor's home and kidnapping her with the intent of raping her. Nicholas Michael Papson, 25, pleaded not guilty Monday to charges of aggravated assault, burglary, resisting a police officer, kidnapping...
  • Man found nude on Costa Mesa porch is charged in string of recent crimes

    Man found nude on Costa Mesa porch is charged in string of recent crimes
    A convicted sex offender who was arrested Thursday after residents said they found him naked on a Costa Mesa porch faces three felony and 14 misdemeanor counts in connection with acts he is alleged to have committed in the past two months, according to...
  • Man arrested across the street from bank he's suspected of robbing

    Man arrested across the street from bank he's suspected of robbing
    Police arrested a Gardena man Wednesday at an apartment complex just across the street from an Irvine bank he's suspected of robbing a day earlier. Authorities allege Michael Ladon Sheppard, 53, walked into a Union Bank at 5311 University Drive and...
  • Irvine husband charged with murder in run-down, stabbing of man police say he thought was love rival

    Irvine husband charged with murder in run-down, stabbing of man police say he thought was love rival
    A 38-year-old Irvine engineer suspected of running over and stabbing to death a man he believed was having an affair with his wife was charged with murder Tuesday, the Orange County district attorney’s office said. Hongli Sun was also charged with...
  • Sex offender arrested after he's found naked on a porch, Costa Mesa police say

    Sex offender arrested after he's found naked on a porch, Costa Mesa police say
    Costa Mesa police say they arrested a convicted sex offender Thursday morning after residents found him naked on their porch at about 6:15 a.m. Police identified the man as Jeffrey R. Smith, 43, of Costa Mesa. Detectives were investigating Smith...
  • Costa Mesa council puts off vote on anniversary party audit

    The Costa Mesa City Council did not vote on a forensic audit into the troubled 60th anniversary party Tuesday night as expected, but council members say the matter will come up again for review. Councilwoman Katrina Foley asked during an April council...
  • Venezia: Bad blood surfaces with 'spit and hit' incident

    Sometimes the process of flushing out a column raises more questions than the story itself. Like when I attempted to find out what really happened between former Costa Mesa City Council candidate Chris McEvoy and former city Planning Commissioner Jim...
  • Costa Mesa man arrested in fatal Irvine crash after intense search

    Costa Mesa man arrested in fatal Irvine crash after intense search
    Irvine police arrested a Costa Mesa man suspected of running away after his vehicle crashed into two cars, killing a 54-year-old woman and injuring four others, including two children, .authorities said Thursday afternoon. Alec Scott Abraham, 20, was in...
  • Woman killed in Irvine hit-and-run crash was Lake Forest resident

    Woman killed in Irvine hit-and-run crash was Lake Forest resident
    The woman who died in a hit-and-run crash in Irvine on Wednesday night has been identified as a 54-year-old Lake Forest resident. Katherine Hampton was driving a Chevrolet Cruze about 9 p.m. when a Ford Mustang slammed into it near Muirlands Boulevard...