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Crime

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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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 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...
  • 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...
  • 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....
  • 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:...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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 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....