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  • Ex-cops lead O.C. volunteers in rescuing prostitutes

    Ex-cops lead O.C. volunteers in rescuing prostitutes
    The stocky man with a goatee walks across the darkened parking lot of the motel and bangs on the door to Room 156. Greg Reese rehearses his lines. The door opens. The girl inside is wearing black lingerie and looks like she did in the online ad that...
  • Newport Beach police took hotel freebies for favors, lawsuit claims

    Newport Beach police took hotel freebies for favors, lawsuit claims
    A former parking control officer said he was fired from the Newport Beach Police Department for reporting that senior officers were receiving free suites, spa days and alcohol from a high-end hotel in exchange for favors, according to a federal lawsuit....
  • Student tip line considered for NMUSD

    The Newport-Mesa Unified School District is considering whether to implement a tip line that would allow students to privately report bullying, fighting, drugs and alcohol on campus, among other things. The goal of the proposed program is to give...
  • Police pocket a 4% raise

    Costa Mesa police have received a 4% raise because of increased tax revenue, the city announced Friday. The cost-of-living adjustment will be retroactive to July 1, according to a news release from Costa Mesa. In 2010, city officials and the two...
  • Man held in number of local robberies

    Man held in number of local robberies
    Police have arrested a Santa Ana man suspected of robbing two Costa Mesa stores at gunpoint. Authorities believe Dennis Adamson, 24, may have also robbed an Independence Bank in Fountain Valley in August and a Subway sandwich shop and Mobil gas...
  • Authorities seek robber of Costa Mesa bank

    Authorities seek robber of Costa Mesa bank
    Costa Mesa police and federal investigators are searching for a man suspected of robbing a Citibank branch on Harbor Boulevard on Wednesday, authorities said. The robbery was reported at 9:28 a.m. at the bank, in the 2700 block of Harbor Boulevard. The...
  • Phone-extortion scam grows

    A man calling from Puerto Rico tried to use an over-the-phone extortion scam to prey on at least half a dozen victims in Irvine and Costa Mesa this week. He appears to be targeting Orange County area codes, namely 949 and 714, Irvine police Lt. Julia...
  • Second man commits suicide in Newport in as many days

    The body of a man who committed suicide was found Tuesday near the waterline in Newport Beach, police said. He was the second person in the city to kill himself in public in the span of two days, according to police. Officers found the unidentified...
  • Couple accused of bicycling while drunk

    Newport Beach police arrested a man on suspicion of bicycling while drunk Saturday night. A caller reported that a man had fallen off his bike and was lying in the road near 28th Street and Newport Boulevard a few minutes before 9 p.m., according to...
  • Man who raped three women gets 24 years

    Man who raped three women gets 24 years
    A Yorba Linda man was sentenced Friday to 24 years in state prison for raping three women, including one at a Newport Beach hotel. Jason Ara Erpinar, 24, had been convicted Aug. 30, 2012, on two felony counts of rape by intoxication and one felony count...
  • Husband held in alleged kidnapping, assault

    Husband held in alleged kidnapping, assault
    Costa Mesa police have arrested a man accused of kidnapping and assaulting his estranged wife, whom he suspected was in a relationship with another man. Martin Neas, 36, allegedly stalked his wife — who had a restraining order against him —...
  • Officer injured in scuffle with teens

    A group of teenagers fought with a Costa Mesa police officer Tuesday afternoon, and one 16-year-old tried to grab the gun from his holster, officials said. The officer was pulled into a scuffle when he responded to a call at a Ralphs grocery store at...