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  • 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...
  • Driver accused of killing bicyclist while DUI pleads not guilty

    Driver accused of killing bicyclist while DUI pleads not guilty
    A self-described drug counselor accused of killing a bicyclist while driving under the influence in Newport Beach pleaded not guilty to murder Friday. Police said Neil Storm Stephany, 23, of Huntington Beach kept driving after slamming his truck into...
  • Jail inmate sues Costa Mesa police

    An Orange County Jail inmate has filed a civil-rights complaint in federal court alleging that Costa Mesa police officers beat him during an arrest and then left his unlocked truck on the side of the road, where it was later stolen. Joseph Barrack, 40,...
  • Corona del Mar Today: New juice bar opening on PCH

    A new juice bar could be opening at 2744 East Coast Highway in a space formerly occupied by a dry-cleaning business. Pur Juice Bar has signs in the window, announcing the business is coming soon. According to signs in the window, and in front of the...
  • One driver arrested, another injured in wrong-way crash on 405 ramp

    A wrong-way crash on a freeway offramp in Costa Mesa early Sunday left one driver seriously injured and another arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence, according to the California Highway Patrol. Shortly before 12:30 a.m., a woman in a...
  • Pedestrian, 92, struck by driver, 95, on Costa Mesa street

    A 95-year-old driver crashed into a 92-year-old man who was crossing a street in Costa Mesa over the weekend, leaving the pedestrian in critical but stable condition with head trauma, according to authorities. Police said the driver, a man from Tustin,...
  • 250 marijuana plants found in Costa Mesa building

    250 marijuana plants found in Costa Mesa building
    Police said they found hundreds of marijuana plants Tuesday afternoon when a fire led them to an illegal indoor pot farm across from Whittier Elementary School in Costa Mesa. Around 4:40 p.m., firefighters arrived at a complex of commercial buildings at...
  • Tutor in Corona del Mar hacking scandal pleads not guilty

    A private tutor accused of hacking into Corona del Mar High School computers to change students' grades pleaded not guilty Tuesday to five felonies. Timothy Lance Lai could face up to five years and eight months in jail if he's convicted on one count of...
  • Charges dropped in convenience store theft

    Charges dropped in convenience store theft
    Authorities this week dropped charges against a man who had been accused of helping steal $32,000 from a Costa Mesa convenience store. Felony counts of conspiracy and grand theft against 37-year-old Jose Zarate Alvarez were dismissed Tuesday, but the...
  • Personal trainer pleads guilty to extorting ex-employer for $350,000

    A personal trainer from Corona del Mar pleaded guilty Monday to his part in an extortion plot that threatened to smear a former employer if she and her husband didn't turn over hundreds of thousands of dollars. In 2008, Michael Earl Roberts, 49,...