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  • D.A. wants more investigation after Newport arrest

    The Orange County district attorney's office so far has declined to file charges against a man who Newport Beach police say picked up an ax as they were investigating a nearby burglary last weekend. The D.A.'s office instead asked for further...
  • Police Files for Aug. 13

    Costa Mesa, Westminster Avenue: Petty theft was reported in the 2500 block at 7:16 a.m. Tuesday. East Mesa Verde Drive: Grand theft was reported in the 2700 block at 10:09 a.m. Tuesday. Bristol Street: Identity theft was reported in the 3300 block...
  • D.A.'s office clears officer in shooting

    A Costa Mesa police officer was justified when he fired shots into a pickup truck that crashed into his squad car, apparently intentionally, two years ago, the Orange County district attorney's office concluded this week. In a letter addressed to...
  • Man arrested after high-speed chase in Newport

    Newport Beach police said they found drugs in a man's car after a short high-speed pursuit near Newport Harbor High School on Monday evening. Just after 7 p.m., an officer saw a red Chrysler speeding through stop signs on 15th Street near Irvine Avenue,...
  • Police Files for Aug. 12

    Costa Mesa Harbor Boulevard: Defrauding an innkeeper was reported in the 2700 block at 11:04 p.m. Monday. Pinecreek Drive: Residential burglary was reported in the 2800 block at 2:26 p.m. Monday. Mendoza Drive: A fight was reported in the 2800 block...
  • 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...
  • Police Files

    Costa Mesa Paularino Avenue: Public drunkenness was reported in the 600 block at 12:04 a.m. Friday. Gisler Avenue: A hit-and-run was reported in the 1600 block at 1:43 a.m. Friday. National Avenue: Petty theft from a vehicle was reported in the 2100...
  • Corona del Mar Today: Port Theater seeks to serve alcohol at all-age screenings

    Corona del Mar Today: Port Theater seeks to serve alcohol at all-age screenings
    The Port Theater has been serving alcohol for two years, limiting sales to an upper balcony unless the screenings are 21 and older and sales end by 11 p.m. Now, the Planning Commission could expand alcohol service at the historic theater to include...
  • 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...