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  • Man claiming to be Tarzan arrested again

    Man claiming to be Tarzan arrested again
    For the second time in a week, authorities say, a man proclaiming himself the king of the jungle couldn't escape police. John William Rodenborn, 37, of Huntington Beach was arrested in Costa Mesa on Thursday on suspicion of stealing an iPhone. Two...
  • Tutor pleads guilty in Corona del Mar High cheating scandal, gets 1 year in jail

    Tutor pleads guilty in Corona del Mar High cheating scandal, gets 1 year in jail
    The Irvine tutor who helped a group of Corona del Mar High School students hack into their teacher's computer to change grades was sentenced Tuesday to one year in jail and five years of formal probation as part of a plea deal with the court. Timothy...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Trial to begin Monday for man accused of sexually abusing boys

    Trial to begin Monday for man accused of sexually abusing boys
    The trial for a former church volunteer accused of sexually abusing young boys will begin Monday with jury selection, an Orange County prosecutor said Wednesday. It was unclear until this week whether the trial would be delayed while the district...
  • 8 would-be drivers cited outside courthouse after their licenses were suspended

    Orange County sheriff's deputies waiting in disguise outside the Newport Beach courthouse cited eight people who got in their cars to drive despite having suspended licenses after being convicted of driving under the influence, the Sheriff's Department...