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  • Costa Mesa DUI arrests plummet after special police team is disbanded

    Costa Mesa police describe their city as an ideal incubator for drunk drivers. There's a thriving bar scene. The 55 Freeway ends in the city, dumping cars onto Newport Boulevard. And impaired motorists leaving nearby beach towns cut through, looking for...
  • Driver accused of killing bicyclist while DUI pleads not guilty

    Driver accused of killing bicyclist while DUI pleads not guilty
    A self-described drug counselor accused of killing a bicyclist while driving under the influence in Newport Beach pleaded not guilty to murder Friday. Police said Neil Storm Stephany, 23, of Huntington Beach kept driving after slamming his truck into...
  • Sheriff's deputies snag drivers leaving court DUI appearances

    An undercover operation by the Orange County Sheriff's Department netted two people suspected of illegally driving away from DUI court appearances at the Harbor Justice Center on Monday. The two, among eight defendants who were told by a judge not to...
  • 2 arrested after assault rifles, ammo found in car in Newport

    2 arrested after assault rifles, ammo found in car in Newport
    Newport Beach police say they arrested a man and a woman who were transporting a car full of high-powered assault rifles and ammunition through the city on Friday. About 9 p.m., an officer pulled over a Dodge Caravan with expired registration while it...
  • 2 arrested with assault rifles plead not guilty to weapons charges

    2 arrested with assault rifles plead not guilty to weapons charges
    Two people accused of driving a vanload of AK-47 assault rifles and ammunition through Newport Beach pleaded not guilty Tuesday to felony weapons charges. Andrew John Cardiel Jr., 42, and Heather Magun Gurule, 30, are still in Orange County Jail with...
  • Fence now separates sex offender's home from school

    Fence now separates sex offender's home from school
    School officials have installed a temporary fence between Early College High School and the Costa Mesa home of a registered sex offender who complained about soccer balls kicked into his backyard. The issue started when Robert Allan Harrington...
  • Fiery crash kills teen driver, injures passenger

    Fiery crash kills teen driver, injures passenger
    A high-speed single-car crash near Estancia High School in Costa Mesa killed a 16-year-old driver and injured his teenage passenger just after midnight Wednesday, according to police. The Orange County coroner's office identified the driver as Jacob...
  • Jury convicts Newport lawyer of attempted extortion, conspiracy

    James Toledano, a former chairman of the Orange County Democratic Party and three-time state Assembly candidate, was convicted last week of two felonies related to an extortion scheme. A jury found him guilty of conspiracy to commit a crime and...
  • Suspect in 2 Irvine burglaries arrested

    Suspect in 2 Irvine burglaries arrested
    Irvine police said a bystander who noted a suspicious car's license plate helped them track down a burglary suspect this week. An Irvine resident heard glass breaking around 1 p.m. Wednesday and saw a car near a neighbor's home, police said in a news...
  • Police seek 3 men who robbed victim behind Newport Boulevard bars

    Costa Mesa police are looking for three men in their 20s who are believed to have been involved in a robbery in an alley outside two Newport Boulevard bars Friday night. After a night of drinking in the 1800 block of Newport Boulevard, a Long Beach...
  • Personal trainer pleads guilty to extorting ex-employer for $350,000

    A personal trainer from Corona del Mar pleaded guilty Monday to his part in an extortion plot that threatened to smear a former employer if she and her husband didn't turn over hundreds of thousands of dollars. In 2008, Michael Earl Roberts, 49,...
  • Police: Driver trying to flee triggers chain-reaction crash; 6 hurt

    A man suspected of drunken driving who was trying to flee from Costa Mesa police caused a chain-reaction crash that sent six people to hospitals Tuesday evening, according to authorities. An officer tried to pull over a Toyota Corolla on Harbor...