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  • Newport man charged in $13.5 million Ponzi case

    A Newport Beach man is facing 197 felony charges on allegations that he defrauded investors and banks of more than $13.5 million through a Ponzi scheme. Brandon Walton Stewart, 30, was extradited Thursday from Texas to Orange County, where he is charged...
  • 2 women plead guilty in plot to spend fake $100 bills in Irvine

    Two women have pleaded guilty to conspiring to spend counterfeit $100 bills at stores around Irvine. Tawny Chandler, 20, and Niresha Collins, 26, drove to three restaurants and a Carter's children's clothing store in April and tried to pass off the...
  • Costa Mesa picks department veteran to be its new police chief

    Costa Mesa picks department veteran to be its new police chief
    A 22-year veteran and current captain in the Costa Mesa Police Department will take over as its next chief, city officials announced Wednesday. Rob Sharpnack, who briefly led the department after former Chief Tom Gazsi's retirement in late November,...
  • Man dies after being hit by car in Newport Beach

    Man dies after being hit by car in Newport Beach
    A 41-year-old man died Sunday night after he was struck by a car in Newport Beach, according to the Orange County coroner's office. Authorities said the man, identified as Eric Williams, was on foot at about 8:30 p.m. when he was hit on West Coast...
  • Irvine police seek man who grabbed woman in parking lot

    Irvine police are looking for a male suspect who grabbed a woman from behind in a parking lot. Around 10:15 p.m. Thursday, a 20-year-old woman pulled into the parking lot of the San Remo Villa Apartments in the Westpark area of Irvine, according to a...
  • Experts still deciding if man is fit to stand trial in bludgeoning slaying

    Two court-appointed psychologists disagree on whether a murder suspect is mentally fit to stand trial for a 2013 slaying in Costa Mesa but will have another chance to reach consensus. Christopher Leovy, 32, is accused of squatting in a Hamilton Street...
  • Driver killed in Newport rollover crash identified as Wildomar man

    Driver killed in Newport rollover crash identified as Wildomar man
    Coroner's officials have identified the man who died in a single-car crash near the Newport Beach Police Department as a 22-year-old Wildomar resident. Trent Morris was driving a Mazda Miata south on Jamboree Road when the car struck a concrete light...
  • Driver killed, passenger injured in rollover crash in Newport Beach

    Driver killed, passenger injured in rollover crash in Newport Beach
    A driver was killed and his passenger seriously injured Monday afternoon in a single-car crash near the Newport Beach Police Department, according to authorities. Their Mazda Miata was traveling south on Jamboree Road when it struck a concrete light...
  • Motorcyclist dies after high-speed crash in Costa Mesa

    Motorcyclist dies after high-speed crash in Costa Mesa
    A motorcyclist died after a high-speed, head-on crash at a Costa Mesa intersection Sunday afternoon, police said. According to police, the 20-year-old motorcyclist was riding a 2004 Suzuki sport bike south on Fairview Road near Adams Avenue when he...
  • Costa Mesa man sentenced in hit-and-run

    A 19-year-old man pleaded guilty Wednesday to crashing a stolen car into the living room of a Costa Mesa home in September. Alfonso R. Campos, a Costa Mesa resident, was immediately sentenced to 180 days in jail and three years of probation, according...
  • Crash causes power outage near East Bay Street in Costa Mesa

    A driver suspected of being impaired knocked out power to a Costa Mesa neighborhood when he slammed into a utility pole around 12:30 a.m. Wednesday, according to authorities. Power in the area is not expected to be restored until Thursday morning....
  • Man arrested after rooftop pursuit in Newport Beach

    Newport Beach police arrested a man who they said was a fugitive who used the rooftops of homes near Jamboree Road and Coast Highway in an attempt to evade officers during a pursuit early Thursday. The case started Wednesday afternoon when police...