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  • Mental-health questions delay trial in handyman's slaying

    Almost a year after the death of a Costa Mesa handyman, the trial of the man accused of killing him is still on hold because of questions about the defendant's mental health. Christopher Leovy, 34, has been behind bars since Sept. 11, when Costa Mesa...
  • Costa Mesa man arrested on hate crime, weapon charges

    A Costa Mesa man was arrested Thursday night on suspicion of attempting to stab a black man in what police believe was a racially motivated hate crime. Costa Mesa police arrested Claude Wyman, 36, on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon,...
  • D.A. rules Irvine officer was legally justified in shooting

    An Irvine police officer was legally justified in shooting a sexual assault suspect during an arrest last year, Orange County prosecutors concluded this week. Det. Sean-Paul Crawford reasonably feared for his life when he believed that 35-year-old...
  • Three arrested in alleged brothel operations

    Three arrested in alleged brothel operations
    Police this week arrested two men and a woman who they say operated brothels at apartments in Irvine and Los Angeles. The arrests were the culmination of a yearlong investigation by detectives, the Irvine Police Department said in a news release. On...
  • Abuse suspect worked at Hoag

    Abuse suspect worked at Hoag
    A former child-care worker at Hoag Hospital, UC Irvine and two private day-care centers in Irvine and Costa Mesa was arrested this month for allegedly sexually abusing a 3-year-old girl in Los Angeles County, according to authorities. Now police are...
  • Car crashes into Costa Mesa home; driver flees

    Car crashes into Costa Mesa home; driver flees
    A driver fled after crashing a stolen car into a Costa Mesa home Tuesday night, according to police. Police got a call at about 11:40 p.m. about a gray 2012 Ford Fusion that slammed into the front of a house in the 2700 block of Mendoza Drive, Lt....
  • 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...
  • SUV slams into low wall in front of Denny's in Costa Mesa

    SUV slams into low wall in front of Denny's in Costa Mesa
    Costa Mesa police and fire crews worked to remove an SUV that was stuck on the grass area at the Denny's on Harbor Boulevard Tuesday morning. Paramedics and firefighters responded to the Denny's at 3170 Harbor Blvd. at 10:27 a.m. after receiving reports...
  • Police Files for Aug. 19

    Costa Mesa 21st Street: Vehicle burglary was reported in the 100 block at 7:21 a.m. Monday. 17th Street: Commercial burglary was reported in the 600 block at 8:14 a.m. Monday. Fair Drive: Garage burglary was reported in the 100 block at 11:54 a.m....
  • 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...
  • Police: Thieves targeting tented homes

    Kicking bugs out may invite burglars in, authorities in Newport Beach said this week. The city's police warned residents Tuesday about three recent burglaries that targeted homes being fumigated. Since July 23, burglars have broken into a home near Hoag...
  • 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...