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  • 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...
  • Suspect in slaying of handyman agrees to psychiatric evaluation

    After months of delays, a homeless man accused of killing a 54-year-old Costa Mesa resident has agreed to talk to court-appointed psychologists who will evaluate whether he's fit to stand trial, according to his lawyer. Christopher Leovy, 34, is accused...
  • [Updated] Officer-involved shooting in Newport Beach leaves suspect in critical condition

    Police shot an armed man after an outburst of gunfire at the beach Friday night, leaving the man hospitalized and a pool of blood outside his Newport Beach home, according to authorities and witnesses. Neighbors said Scott Jay Abraham, 43, walked onto...
  • Molestation suspect to stand trial

    A Newport Beach pool cleaner used his job and positions at two churches to gain the trust of boys he later molested and used in child pornography, according to testimony from police and an alleged victim. After more than five hours of testimony Thursday,...
  • O.C. Grand Jury again calls for ethics commission

    O.C. Grand Jury again calls for ethics commission
    Despite being dismissed as an “irresponsible and wasteful” proposal by officials last year, the Orange County Grand Jury has again called for the creation of an ethics commission. The grand jury in a┬áreport released this week┬árecommended...
  • Volunteer, injured during rescue search, suing one of the missing hikers

    Volunteer, injured during rescue search, suing one of the missing hikers
    A volunteer who suffered a severe spine injury while he helped search for a pair of missing hikers last year has sued the young woman he was trying to help find. The lawsuit filed this month on behalf of Nick Papageorge alleges Kyndall Jack put her...
  • Injuries pile up for understaffed Costa Mesa Police Department

    Eight months ago, a Costa Mesa police officer pulled up to an Eastside grocery store. Four teenagers had tried to steal liquor, and employees called for help in restraining them. Inside, one of the kids reached for the officer's service gun. Another...
  • Officials fix water main in time for concert

    A broken water main didn't stop the music in Fairview Park on Tuesday night. City crews repaired the plastic water main, which caused minor flooding in the park early Sunday, in time for the first show of the annual Concert in the Park series, Public...
  • Firefighters have to work at extricating man hurt in crash

    Firefighters cut off the doors and peeled back the roof of an SUV to rescue a man stuck inside after a crash Tuesday in Costa Mesa Around 7:30 a.m., a Toyota Tacoma truck traveling south on Newport Boulevard broadsided a Honda Pilot SUV at Wilson...
  • Harbor patrol mistakenly aids yacht theft

    The Orange County Sheriff's Department Harbor Patrol inadvertently helped a man steal a $3-million yacht from its Newport Beach dock last week — after he radioed for help when he got stuck. The suspect didn't get far though. A day after the theft,...
  • H.B. police pursue suspect into Costa Mesa

    A police pursuit passed briefly through Costa Mesa on Friday afternoon. The fleeing driver led patrol cars through the city at speeds of up to about 50 mph, Costa Mesa police said. The pursuit started when Huntington Beach police tried to pull over...
  • Man who stole from law clients sentenced to 12 years

    A Newport Beach man was sentenced by an Orange County Superior Court judge Friday to 12 years in state prison for stealing more than $780,000 from nine victims while acting as their attorney. Peter David Nitschke, 47, pleaded guilty Feb. 3 to six...