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  • Valets come up short

    When a valet parking attendant told Josh Gelle his car had disappeared from a Newport Beach restaurant's parking lot Saturday evening, his first reaction was to laugh and look for a hidden camera. "They came up and said, 'We don't know how to tell you...
  • Woman sentenced to probation in jewelry theft case

    A 59-year-old Alabama woman accused of stealing almost $50,000 worth of jewelry from Southern California stores pleaded guilty Monday to one felony count of receiving stolen property and was sentenced to three years' probation, according to court records....
  • Ex-dentist pleads guilty to 'rolled-sleeves bandit' bank robberies

    Ex-dentist pleads guilty to 'rolled-sleeves bandit' bank robberies
    A former Newport Beach dentist admitted in court Monday that he robbed seven banks along the Southern California coast, according to federal prosecutors. As part of an agreement with the U.S. attorney's office, Damian Newhart, 41, pleaded guilty to three...
  • L.A. gang members possibly involved in Costa Mesa pharmacy burglary, police say

    A burglary at a Costa Mesa pharmacy possibly involving Los Angeles gang members sparked a brief police pursuit Monday morning, according to authorities. Around 5 a.m., police received a call about the sound of broken glass and a burglary alarm near...
  • Neighbor confronts suspected burglar

    A neighbor armed with a gun confronted a would-be burglar breaking into a woman's apartment in Costa Mesa on Sunday night, according to police. Police said the neighbor noticed something suspicious at the apartment complex at 2320 Elden Ave. around 9:...
  • '2K bandit' sentenced to 12 years for string of bank robberies

    A homeless man was sentenced Friday to 12 years in state prison following his guilty plea in a dozen bank robberies in Costa Mesa and other Orange County cities, according to court records. Mark Moore, 47, pleaded guilty Feb. 20 to 12 counts of second-...
  • 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...
  • Sting nabs 14 in unlicensed contractor investigation

    In the span of two days, an undercover sting caught 14 unlicensed contractors illegally bidding on remodeling work at a Costa Mesa home, according to an announcement Wednesday from California's Contractors State License Board. The agency's fraud...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Suspect arrested in string of Costa Mesa, H.B., other bank robberies

    Suspect arrested in string of Costa Mesa, H.B., other bank robberies
    Police arrested a homeless man suspected of robbing 11 Orange County banks in the span of two months, including four in Costa Mesa and one in Huntington Beach, the FBI said. Authorities said Friday that they used forensic evidence to identify Mark...