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  • Lawyer for defendant in sex-trade case won't pursue complaint of rights violation by Newport police

    Lawyer for defendant in sex-trade case won't pursue complaint of rights violation by Newport police
    The lawyer for a Santa Ana man accused of running a lucrative pimping and human trafficking operation said Wednesday that he will drop allegations that Newport Beach police violated his client's rights when they physically forced him to unlock his...
  • Intruder dumps chlorine at mammal center, injuring sea lions

    Intruder dumps chlorine at mammal center, injuring sea lions
    Police say they are searching for an intruder who broke into the Pacific Marine Mammal Center in Laguna Beach last week and attacked a group of recovering sea lions by dumping chlorine into an enclosure where they were being treated. The chemical hurt...
  • Hoag Hospital singled out as popular choice for 'birth tourism' scheme

    Newport Beach's Hoag Hospital and luxury apartments in Irvine this week were linked to a federal investigation that has targeted suspected "birth tourism" schemes involving pregnant Chinese women on fraudulent visas giving birth in the United States so...
  • Death sentence for man who murdered ex-girlfriend's dad, sister in Irvine

    Death sentence for man who murdered ex-girlfriend's dad, sister in Irvine
    A Van Nuys man was sentenced to death Tuesday for murdering the father and sister of his ex-girlfriend and leaving their charred bodies in an Irvine park, according to the Orange County district attorney's office. Iftekhar Murtaza, 30, also left his ex-...
  • Sting nabs three drivers at Harbor Justice Center

    Deputies impounded three cars and cited three drivers Monday for getting behind the wheel after they were told not to drive by a judge in Newport Beach. The Orange County Sheriff's Department periodically runs undercover stings at the Harbor Justice...
  • Man arrested, another sought in Costa Mesa stabbing

    Two attackers stabbed a man in Costa Mesa on Thursday afternoon, but the victim fought back and sent one of the assailants to a hospital, police said. Officers responded around 3:45 p.m. to Placentia Avenue and Victoria Street, where they had been...
  • Tutor in cheating scandal faces additional charges

    The adult tutor who is accused of helping a group of Corona del Mar High School students in a grade changing scheme is facing additional felony charges. The Orange County district attorney's office charged Timothy Lance Lai on Friday with 16...
  • Commentary: Police shootings are a reminder of need for less-lethal force

    "You have the right to remain silent." That opening line from the Miranda warning is mostly common knowledge, and the motto of law enforcement we are most familiar with is "To protect and serve" the public. Has law enforcement consistently stuck to...
  • 2 arrested after theft of copper wire cuts power to 35 light poles on Irvine trail

    Irvine police arrested two men over the weekend in connection with the theft of copper wire from an electrical box. Police said the theft cut power to about 35 light poles along a bike path between Sand Canyon Avenue and Jeffrey Road near the 405...
  • Suspect arrested for second time in Irvine package thefts

    Suspect arrested for second time in Irvine package thefts
    Police said they arrested for the second time this month a man they believe cruised through Irvine neighborhoods and stole packages from the doorsteps of homes. Anthony Palusso, 30, was taken into custody Wednesday after a resident reported his...
  • City employee interrupts burglary in Irvine; 3 arrested

    City employee interrupts burglary in Irvine; 3 arrested
    Irvine police said they arrested two men and a woman after a city employee scared them off in the middle of a burglary Thursday. According to authorities, a code enforcement officer was driving a marked city vehicle near Lorraine Way and Irvine Center...
  • Man suspected of stealing copper piping arrested after chase

    Officers chased and arrested a man suspected of stealing copper piping from a vacant building, according to the Costa Mesa Police Department. Police responded around 2:30 p.m. Friday to a building at 765 W. 16th St. to investigate why a man was in the...