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  • Three arrested after beer theft, altercation

    Authorities say they arrested two known Costa Mesa gang members and a 15-year-old boy Wednesday for allegedly stealing beer from two convenience stores and attacking one shop's manager in the process. Around 4:20 p.m., a 19-year-old from Costa Mesa...
  • Driver dies after crashing into Costa Mesa bus bench

    Driver dies after crashing into Costa Mesa bus bench
    A 26-year-old man who was thrown from his car after it crashed into a concrete bus bench in Costa Mesa early Friday has died, authorities confirmed Monday. Randy Mountford, 26, of Irvine was pronounced dead at Western Medical Center in Santa Ana about...
  • Holiday proves calmer than expected

    Even though officers arrested more than 100 people in Newport Beach over the Fourth of July weekend, the holiday didn't quite live up to law enforcement's expectations of raucousness. The department had geared up for the worst, expecting a larger-than-...
  • Police Files for July 9

    Harbor Boulevard: Vehicle burglary was reported in the 1800 block at 12:27 a.m. Tuesday. 19th Street: Battery was reported in the 700 block at 12:53 a.m. Tuesday. Arlington Drive: Vandalism was reported in the 900 block at 8:54 a.m. Tuesday....
  • 2 suspected of using heroin at Chuck E. Cheese's

    2 suspected of using heroin at Chuck E. Cheese's
    Costa Mesa police arrested two men who they say smoked heroin in a Chuck E. Cheese's bathroom Tuesday night. Officers arrived at the kids' arcade and pizza parlor in the 2300 block of Harbor Boulevard around 7 p.m. after someone called them with a...
  • Police seek Newport bank robber who wore black Prada sunglasses

    Police seek Newport bank robber who wore black Prada sunglasses
    Police are looking for the man who robbed a Wells Fargo bank branch on East Coast Highway in Newport Beach on Monday morning. The robber, described as in his mid-20s, was wearing a gray T-shirt and black Prada sunglasses when he entered the Wells...
  • Police Files for July 21

    Costa Mesa Baker Street: Battery was reported in the 1600 block at 8:55 a.m. Saturday. West 18th Street and Newport Boulevard: A hit-and-run was reported at 7:38 p.m. Saturday. Irvine Avenue and Magnolia Street: Battery was reported at 1:18 p.m....
  • Witnesses tell of police shooting at 7-Eleven

    Last week's deadly police shooting in Newport Beach started with a standoff at a convenience store and ended when the suspect inside wielded scissors as he approached officers outside of the building, witnesses told the Daily Pilot. Police have released...
  • Lawsuit: Firm hired P.I. who tailed officials

    A law firm that represented Costa Mesa's police association allegedly admitted that it hired a private investigator in 2012 to catch a member of the City Council in "a compromising position," according a lawsuit filed last month. If accurate, the...
  • Irvine man arrested after small grass fire

    Irvine man arrested after small grass fire
    Irvine police this week arrested a man who allegedly lit a grass fire in the city's Turtle Rock neighborhood. About 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, the Orange County Fire Authority quickly put out a small blaze that burned a 40-by-30-foot patch of grass near...
  • UCI police seek attempted burglary suspect

    UCI police seek attempted burglary suspect
    A baby-faced attempted burglar tried to pry his way through a door to get into campus housing at UC Irvine last week, according to police. Campus police are now asking for help identifying the person they say took an unknown metal tool to a sliding...
  • Driver held in jogger's death

    A man was struck and killed while jogging along East Coast Highway in Corona del Mar on Thursday night, in what police say could be a case of driving under the influence. Edward Salkin, 81, of Corona del Mar was declared dead at the scene at 9:28 p.m....