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  • Police Files for July 29

    Costa Mesa, Wilson Street: Residential burglary was reported in the 700 block at 6:51 a.m. Monday. Fair Drive: Identity theft was reported in the 400 block at 7:49 a.m. Monday. Bay Street: Vehicle burglary was reported in the 300 block at 8 a.m....
  • 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...
  • Police Files for July 22

    Costa Mesa 21st Street: Rape was reported in the 100 block at 12:06 a.m. Monday. Newport Boulevard: Vandalism was reported in the 1800 block at 12:22 a.m. Monday. Harbor Boulevard: Vehicle burglary was reported in the 2400 block at 12:45 a.m....
  • 2 arrests stem from drunk driving allegations

    Newport Beach police arrested two motorists in separate cases this week for allegedly driving drunk while they had teenagers in the car. Both arrests happened within a half an hour of each other late Monday and early Tuesday, Newport Beach police...
  • Senior center reveals allegations of embezzlement

    A former Costa Mesa Senior Center employee was arrested in June on suspicion of embezzlement, police have confirmed. Erika Sepulveda, 32, was arrested last month by Costa Mesa police on suspicion of grand theft by embezzlement related to her...
  • Police search for victims of suspected online sexual predator

    Authorities are looking for more victims of an Orange County man suspected of using fake online profiles to lure girls as young as 12 into meeting him for sexual encounters or sending him explicit photos. Michael Theodore Mordaunt, 45, is suspected of...
  • Driver critical after early-morning crash

    Driver critical after early-morning crash
    A 26-year-old Costa Mesa resident was in critical condition after losing control of his car and crashing into a concrete bus bench early Friday, according to police. Shortly after 3:30 a.m., police responded to reports of a collision near Adams Avenue...
  • Corona del Mar Today: Secret gardener converts empty tree wells into mini gardens

    Corona del Mar Today: Secret gardener converts empty tree wells into mini gardens
    Editor's note: Former columnist Amy Senk, who publishes the Corona del Mar Today blog, has returned to the Sunday Daily Pilot. Read her work daily at coronadelmartoday.com. * A Corona del Mar man has cultivated several sunflower and corn crops in...
  • Car hits two people, driver arrested

    An alleged drunk driver crashed into two people who were setting off fireworks in Costa Mesa just before 9 p.m. Friday, police said. Authorities did not immediately release any information on the identity of the two victims but said a woman's car hit...
  • Police Files for July 5

    Baker Street: Public drunkenness was reported in the 800 block at 1:37 a.m. Friday. Avenue of the Arts: Grand theft was reported in the 3400 block at 8:43 and 10:23 a.m. Friday. Tustin Street: Battery was reported in the 1000 block at 1:07 p.m....
  • Three arrested after beer theft, altercation

    Authorities say they arrested two known Costa Mesa gang members and a 15-year-old boy Wednesday for allegedly stealing beer from two convenience stores and attacking one shop's manager in the process. Around 4:20 p.m., a 19-year-old from Costa Mesa...
  • Driver dies after crashing into Costa Mesa bus bench

    Driver dies after crashing into Costa Mesa bus bench
    A 26-year-old man who was thrown from his car after it crashed into a concrete bus bench in Costa Mesa early Friday has died, authorities confirmed Monday. Randy Mountford, 26, of Irvine was pronounced dead at Western Medical Center in Santa Ana about...