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Law Enforcement

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  • Police: Suspect may have history of high-end burglaries

    Newport Beach police said they believe they have arrested a professional burglar who targets wealthy neighborhoods. Shortly before 7 p.m. Saturday, a private security guard called police to say he had detained a man trying to climb over the back gate...
  • Pedestrian dies in Newport Blvd. accident

    A 51-year-old pedestrian was struck by a car and killed in Costa Mesa, police said Wednesday. David Hird, a Costa Mesa resident, walked in front of a car driven by a 26-year-old Irvine woman at 5 p.m. Monday while crossing Newport Boulevard near...
  • Unofficial police ambassador dies

    Unofficial police ambassador dies
    The Newport Beach Police Department said it lost a patriarch when Earl Fusselman, a 96-year-old who spent thousands of hours volunteering at the agency, died last week. Fusselman and his surprise birthday parties were familiar around the station,...
  • Runway show with a message

    Runway show with a message
    Male models wearing black V-neck T-shirts clutched electric-colored designer handbags as they strutted down the catwalk at the Newport Beach Marriott on Wednesday morning. What may appear to be the latest runway show for a high-end designer is...
  • Schools lose security patrol

    Schools in Costa Mesa are back to using a stopgap security measure now that a police officer assigned to the city's high school campuses has moved on to work in the private sector. Since last month, Estancia and Costa Mesa high schools no longer have...
  • CMPD to mark 60 years of service

    Officers at the Costa Mesa Police Department each wear a piece of history on their shoulders. The insignia, which includes the words "Costa Mesa Police" flanking colorful stitching of the city's seal, has hardly changed in 60 years, according to CMPD Lt....
  • CMPOA: Lawsuit attempts to muzzle critics of City Council

    Costa Mesa's police association responded this month to a lawsuit filed by two councilmen alleging the union, its former law firm and a private investigator conspired to harass and intimidate them for political gain. Lawyers for the Costa Mesa Police...
  • Woman victim of extortion scam

    Costa Mesa police foiled an extortion scam Monday when a female motorist flagged down an officer because she feared a relative was in grave danger, the department announced. The crying woman honked her horn and waved over traffic investigator Darren...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Police association asks court to dismiss lawsuit

    An Orange County Superior Court judge heard oral arguments this week on motions that could potentially strike a lawsuit filed against Costa Mesa's police union, its former law firm and a private investigator. On Monday, in their respective anti-SLAPP...
  • Newport teacher held on animal cruelty charges

    Newport teacher held on animal cruelty charges
    A Newport Beach grade school teacher who bred snakes as a hobby was arrested Wednesday on animal cruelty charges after authorities discovered more than 400 ball pythons — some alive, many dead — scattered throughout his cluttered home....