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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...
  • Man held in Costa Mesa knife attack

    Costa Mesa police said they arrested a man who slashed at another man with a knife during an attempted robbery over the weekend. Jose Espinoza, 19, of Costa Mesa is suspected of pulling the blade on a 36-year-old man shortly after midnight Saturday in...
  • Police Files for Aug. 14

    Costa Mesa: 17th Street: Petty theft was reported in the 300 block at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday. Elden Avenue: Vehicle burglary was reported in the 2400 block at 10:08 a.m. Wednesday. 17th Street: Petty theft was reported in the 100 block at 10:27 a.m....
  • Man suspected of trying to rob McDonald's

    A man tried to rob a Costa Mesa McDonald's a few minutes after he had ordered food at the restaurant early Thursday, according to police. Employees of the McDonald's at Bristol Street and Red Hill Avenue called police about 12:20 a.m. when the...
  • 3 plead not guilty to running brothel in Irvine

    3 plead not guilty to running brothel in Irvine
    Three people accused of running a brothel in Irvine pleaded not guilty Monday to dozens of felony charges, including pimping and human trafficking. Authorities say Miyoun Kim, 36, of Newport Beach and two Los Angeles men — Gin Woo Park, 41, and...
  • Irvine residents among 3 arrested in fraud case

    Irvine police detectives arrested three people Friday in connection with a scheme that they say defrauded at least 13 people of more than $800,000, according to a news release. Officials say Steven Sears, 59, of Irvine is suspected of promising to...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Jury finds UCI grad student guilty of killing ex-wife

    The UC Irvine graduate student accused of shooting and killing his ex-wife outside of his campus apartment was found guilty in Orange County Superior Court Thursday. Brian Hughes Benedict, 40, was found guilty of one felony count of special-...
  • 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...
  • 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...