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  • 'We'll know if you've been drinking,' Newport police sing on holiday DUI warning video

    The Newport Beach Police Department has its own Christmas carol. In a video posted Monday, officers traded in sleds for motorcycles and, to the tune of "Santa Claus is Coming to Town," warned viewers against driving drunk. "We'll know if you've been...
  • UCI police seek suspect in groping case

    UC Irvine police Wednesday sent a warning to students about a reported groping on campus last month. Police said a man forcibly fondled a female in a residence hall Nov. 21. Police said she reported it last week. Authorities did not say whether the...
  • Man stabbed in one of 2 robberies outside Irvine banks

    In less than half an hour Wednesday evening, a man was stabbed in a hand and a woman was shoved during two robberies in Irvine. Both attacks occurred outside banks about half a mile from each other, but investigators said they're unsure whether they are...
  • Bank robber threatens to shoot teller in Costa Mesa

    A robber threatened to shoot a teller at a Wells Fargo bank branch in Costa Mesa on Wednesday, according to police. The robber walked into the bank at 301 W. 17th St. around 4 p.m. and showed a note to the female teller, police said. The note stated...
  • Commentary: Lessons from Ferguson inform our police work too

    For weeks now, the media have been talking about Ferguson, Mo., and all the rioting, looting and burning of businesses there. The scenes remind me of when I was an officer working in Los Angeles County during the 1992 Rodney King riots. I can still...
  • Parents of man killed by Newport police allege 'excessive, brutal' force

    Newport Beach police used "excessive, unwarranted and brutal" force when they shot a 22-year-old to death this spring, according to two legal claims filed last month by the man's parents. Richard Vos and Jenelle Bernacchi each sought $25 million from...
  • Driver suspected of DUI as car slams into garage

    A man may have been driving under the influence when his BMW crashed into a Costa Mesa home Tuesday morning, authorities said. Around 7:30 a.m., firefighters responded to the 2800 block of Velasco Lane, near Sonora Elementary School. A newer-model BMW...
  • 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...