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  • Illegal card skimmer found at Costa Mesa bank ATM

    Costa Mesa police are investigating the circumstances surrounding an illegal card skimmer discovered last weekend at a Chase ATM at 196 E. 17th St. Officers went to the bank at about 4 p.m. Sunday after being notified that a device was attached to the...
  • Rally supports Costa Mesa police and firefighters

    Rally supports Costa Mesa police and firefighters
    Dozens of Costa Mesa residents took to the grounds outside City Hall on Tuesday to rally in support of the city's public safety officers. More than 65 people gathered along Fair Drive and Vanguard Way, near the headquarters of Costa Mesa's police and...
  • Taxi driver pleads not guilty in fatal New Year's Day hit-and-run

    Taxi driver pleads not guilty in fatal New Year's Day hit-and-run
    A 56-year-old taxi driver accused in a pedestrian's death early New Year's Day in Newport Beach pleaded not guilty Monday to a felony count of hit-and-run. Ronald Aviles of San Clemente, who is out of jail on $50,000 bail, entered his plea in Orange...
  • Man with gun at UCI called police after seeing alert, authorities say

    Man with gun at UCI called police after seeing alert, authorities say
    A man with a gun on the UC Irvine campus called police Tuesday to tell them where he was, officials said, but not before officials locked down the school, including the theater in which the new chancellor was being officially installed. University...
  • 90 mph chase through Newport, Costa Mesa ends in man's arrest near Trinity Broadcasting

    A driver whom police suspect was on drugs was arrested after a chase through Newport Beach and Costa Mesa that reached 90 mph early Tuesday, authorities said. Investigators are trying to determine whether Luis Alfonso Rivera, 21, of Huntington Beach...
  • Man arrested at beach on suspicion of indecent exposure

    Newport Beach police arrested a 45-year-old Buena Park man suspected of masturbating on the beach Thursday morning, authorities said. Police said they received a call around 8:15 a.m. that a man was touching himself inappropriately near the 28th...
  • Records requests in Costa Mesa at all-time high

    Records requests in Costa Mesa at all-time high
    Requests for public records in politically charged Costa Mesa have skyrocketed to an all-time high, costing the city thousands of dollars and stretching the resources of the city clerk's office, according to interviews and documents reviewed by the...
  • Newport Beach man arrested in 'rolled-sleeves bandit' bank robberies

    Newport Beach man arrested in 'rolled-sleeves bandit' bank robberies
    A Newport Beach man is suspected of being the "rolled-sleeves bandit" responsible for stealing more than $21,000 from seven banks on the Southern California coast, authorities said Friday. Police arrested Damian Newhart, a former dentist, on Thursday at...
  • From the Boathouse: Fish around for the rules of sport fishing

    Ahoy! We are having perfect summertime weather for the start of spring, with the sea conditions very favorable for boating, and many people are offshore fishing. Everyone who likes to fish should review the current regulations published by the...
  • After series of burglaries, man may avoid jail time

    After series of burglaries, man may avoid jail time
    A serial burglar who led Costa Mesa on a chase through the Mesa Verde neighborhood last year pleaded guilty Thursday to half a dozen felonies but could avoid being locked up. An Orange County Superior Court judge sentenced Marc Christopher Marchetti...
  • Police arrest burglary suspects after car chase

    Newport Beach police arrested a trio of burglary suspects after a short car chase Wednesday ended with a crash in Laguna Beach, according to authorities. The incident started in Newport when a resident returned home around 2:15 p.m. and found two men...
  • 3 arrested in Costa Mesa probation sweep

    Costa Mesa police arrested three men Tuesday during a sweep designed to ensure that people on probation in the city are obeying the terms of their release. Officers checked on 11 probationers throughout Costa Mesa between 4 and 10 p.m. Eight were...