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  • Mailbag: Attacks on Monahan are unfair

    Re: "Costa Mesa police supporters plan rally on same day as 'wake'": Columnist Barbara Venezia seems to think Councilman Gary Monahan should know more about Jay Pinson than the police. I met Pinson once at the councilman's business, Skosh Monahan's....
  • Newport Coast man charged with murdering wife disappears

    Newport Coast man charged with murdering wife disappears
    A man accused of killing his wife in their Newport Beach home in 2012 has disappeared, prompting an Orange County judge to issue a warrant for him Wednesday, according to court records. Peter Gregory Chadwick, 50, faces one murder charge on...
  • Actor's double-murder case again hung up; 'absurd,' victim's dad says

    Actor's double-murder case again hung up; 'absurd,' victim's dad says
    A Costa Mesa double-murder case is headed out of Orange County, at least temporarily, after a county judge said Friday that he would not remove himself from the trial of Daniel Patrick Wozniak, who is accused of killing two Orange Coast College students...
  • Missing Valentine's Day date last seen arguing with boyfriend

    Missing Valentine's Day date last seen arguing with boyfriend
    A 28-year-old woman who disappeared after a night out celebrating Valentine’s Day at a popular Costa Mesa nightclub was seen early the following morning arguing with her boyfriend, authorities in Orange County said they’ve been told. The...
  • Pedestrian critically injured when hit by car on East Coast Highway

    A pedestrian was in critical condition after a car struck him Wednesday night on East Coast Highway in Newport Beach, according to authorities. Officers responding to a call shortly after 7 p.m. found a man lying on the road just west of Newport Coast...
  • Newport man to plead guilty to defrauding investors in dental company

    A Newport Beach man agreed Friday to plead guilty to wire fraud for bilking investors in his dental equipment company out of millions of dollars by gambling away their money in Las Vegas, according to federal court documents. William Keith Knox, 55,...
  • Sting nabs 14 in unlicensed contractor investigation

    In the span of two days, an undercover sting caught 14 unlicensed contractors illegally bidding on remodeling work at a Costa Mesa home, according to an announcement Wednesday from California's Contractors State License Board. The agency's fraud...
  • Suspect arrested in string of Costa Mesa, H.B., other bank robberies

    Suspect arrested in string of Costa Mesa, H.B., other bank robberies
    Police arrested a homeless man suspected of robbing 11 Orange County banks in the span of two months, including four in Costa Mesa and one in Huntington Beach, the FBI said. Authorities said Friday that they used forensic evidence to identify Mark...
  • 8 arrested or cited at DUI checkpoint in Costa Mesa

    Costa Mesa police arrested a motorist on suspicion of drunk driving and cited or arrested seven others for suspected license violations during a DUI check over the weekend. About 2,600 vehicles passed through the checkpoint, which was set up from 8 p.m....
  • Costa Mesa woman arrested in attack on another woman

    Costa Mesa woman arrested in attack on another woman
    Officers arrested a parolee Thursday afternoon on suspicion of attacking another woman in a Costa Mesa parking lot two days earlier, police said. Authorities allege that Stacy Overton, 37, of Costa Mesa threw a 64-year-old woman to the ground Tuesday...
  • Arrest warrant upped to $5 million for murder suspect who disappeared

    Arrest warrant upped to $5 million for murder suspect who disappeared
    An Orange County judge Wednesday increased an arrest warrant to $5 million for a missing man accused of killing his wife in their Newport Beach home. Peter Gregory Chadwick, 50, who is charged with murder in his wife's strangulation in 2012, disappeared...
  • Alabama woman arrested in string of Southern California jewelry burglaries

    A 59-year-old Alabama woman arrested by Newport Beach police is suspected of stealing jewelry from high-end department stores across Southern California for years, making off with at least $47,600 worth of valuables, according to authorities. Police...