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  • 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...
  • 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-...
  • City may surveil public places

    Over the protests of opponents who called the idea Orwellian, the Costa Mesa City Council this week took a preliminary step toward placing security cameras in Fairview Park and other public places. The devices could monitor the Corporation Yard across...
  • 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...
  • Prostitute tortured, held captive in motels for a week, police say; 3 arrested

    A group of kidnappers tortured a prostitute in Costa Mesa and Westminster motel rooms for about a week before officers were able to free her, authorities said Tuesday. Police said they found the 26-year-old woman bruised and burned Monday evening in a...
  • Police Files for July 30

    Costa Mesa, Fair Drive: Theft was reported in the 100 block at 1:18 a.m. Tuesday. Baker Street: A robbery was reported in the 1000 block at 4:20 a.m. Tuesday. Harbor Boulevard: Petty theft was reported in the 3100 block at 10 a.m. Tuesday. Hollow...
  • 3 charged with kidnapping, torturing prostitute

    3 charged with kidnapping, torturing prostitute
    Three people accused of kidnapping and torturing a woman who police say worked for the trio as a prostitute could face decades in prison if convicted, according to charges announced Wednesday by the Orange County district attorney's office. Renice...
  • Homeless man suspected of harassing women, kids in park

    Costa Mesa police are looking for possible victims of a man they say may have tried to grope women and children in a park in the city's Eastside neighborhood. On Monday, officers arrested Mark Marroquin, a 24-year-old homeless man, on suspicion of a...