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  • Police shoot knife-wielding man with non-lethal weapons

    Costa Mesa police say they shot large rubber bullets at a mentally ill man to disarm him when he refused to drop a knife Friday afternoon. An officer found the 23-year-old Costa Mesa man about 3:30 p.m. near the loading dock of a Stater Bros. grocery...
  • Officials: OC Fair vendor temporarily shut down for tax investigation

    Officials: OC Fair vendor temporarily shut down for tax investigation
    An OC Fair food vendor temporarily ceased operations Friday in response to a state investigation, according to fairgrounds officials. The Backyard BBQ Village, which sets up shop near the livestock area, is being investigated by the state Board of...
  • Man charged with murdering doctor will fall back on insanity defense

    Man charged with murdering doctor will fall back on insanity defense
    A man facing murder charges in the shooting death of a Newport Beach doctor in an exam room entered an insanity plea in Orange County Superior Court on Friday. Stanwood Elkus, 76, cupped his ears and leaned forward as Judge Gregg Prickett explained that...
  • Police Files for Aug. 8

    Costa Mesa Hamilton Street: Trespassing was reported in the 400 block at 12:09 a.m. Thursday. Teakwood Place: Petty theft from a vehicle was reported in the 2900 block at 8:10 a.m. Thursday. Center Street: Petty theft was reported in the 200 block...
  • Anti-abortion activists won't face charges over chalk writing near Newport doctor's home

    Anti-abortion activists won't face charges over chalk writing near Newport doctor's home
    Law-enforcement officials said Wednesday that they will not file charges against a group of protesters who wrote anti-abortion messages in chalk outside a Newport Beach doctor's home. Police had said the demonstrators technically may have vandalized...
  • [Updated] Officer-involved shooting in Newport Beach leaves suspect in critical condition

    Police shot an armed man after an outburst of gunfire at the beach Friday night, leaving the man hospitalized and a pool of blood outside his Newport Beach home, according to authorities and witnesses. Neighbors said Scott Jay Abraham, 43, walked onto...
  • Suspect in slaying of handyman agrees to psychiatric evaluation

    After months of delays, a homeless man accused of killing a 54-year-old Costa Mesa resident has agreed to talk to court-appointed psychologists who will evaluate whether he's fit to stand trial, according to his lawyer. Christopher Leovy, 34, is accused...
  • Spyglass Hill takes a Night Out to combat crime with picnic, vigilance

    Spyglass Hill takes a Night Out to combat crime with picnic, vigilance
    Spyglass Hill isn't exactly known as a crime-riddled community. But the community of 350 houses in the hills above Corona del Mar has been the target of burglars through the years, said resident Therese Loutherback — $85,000 worth of her jewelry...
  • Defense lawyer: UCI grad student didn't plan killing of ex-wife

    The trial for a UC Irvine graduate student accused of shooting his ex-wife to death will focus more on his motivation than the facts of the case, lawyers for both sides said in opening statements Tuesday. Brian Benedict, 40, is accused of chasing...
  • Police Files for Aug. 6

    Costa Mesa, Village Creek: Residential burglary was reported in the 800 block at 9:53 a.m. Monday. Baker Street: Battery was reported in the 300 block at 11:20 a.m. Monday. Wilson Street: Receipt of stolen property was reported in the 700 block at 11:...
  • Police Files for Aug. 5

    Costa Mesa Logan Avenue: Vehicle theft was reported in the 1300 block at 12:14 a.m. Saturday. Fischer Avenue: Drunk driving was reported in the 300 block at 2:30 a.m. Saturday. Harbor Boulevard and Gisler Avenue: Hit-and-run was reported at 2:31 p....
  • Abandoned 30-foot boat found near Crystal Cove

    An abandoned 30-foot panga boat was found on a beach near Crystal Cove State Park just south of Newport Beach by a passerby Thursday morning, according to a U.S. Coast Guard news release. The Coast Guard's Los Angeles-Long Beach office received the call...