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  • Police Files for July 5

    Baker Street: Public drunkenness was reported in the 800 block at 1:37 a.m. Friday. Avenue of the Arts: Grand theft was reported in the 3400 block at 8:43 and 10:23 a.m. Friday. Tustin Street: Battery was reported in the 1000 block at 1:07 p.m....
  • 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....
  • Police Files for July 10

    18th Street: Petty theft was reported in the 600 block at 4:52 a.m. Wednesday. Fair Drive: Fraud was reported in the 100 block at 8:40 a.m. Wednesday. Newport Boulevard: Battery was reported in the 2000 block at 9:11 a.m. Wednesday. Cabrillo Street:...
  • 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...
  • Man who sold pot brownies to kids sentenced to 3 years

    Man who sold pot brownies to kids sentenced to 3 years
    A Costa Mesa man was sentenced this week to three years in state prison for selling marijuana-laced brownies to students. Isaac Greer, 33, pleaded guilty Monday to one count of furnishing marijuana to a minor and one count of sales of marijuana to a...
  • Police arrest man who allegedly stabbed caretaker

    Police on Monday arrested a man for allegedly stabbing the caretaker of an elderly Costa Mesa woman while the victim was trying to prepare her food. The victim takes care of a woman in her 80s who lives on Ford Road with her daughter, who is in her 60s,...
  • D.A. shares details of office's work at chamber event

    Orange County Dist. Atty. Tony Rackauckas gave members of the Newport Beach business community a crash course Tuesday morning in the work performed by his office. At the Newport Beach Chamber of Commerce's monthly Wake Up! Newport breakfast event,...