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Law Enforcement

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  • Police: Thieves targeting tented homes

    Kicking bugs out may invite burglars in, authorities in Newport Beach said this week. The city's police warned residents Tuesday about three recent burglaries that targeted homes being fumigated. Since July 23, burglars have broken into a home near Hoag...
  • 7-Eleven manager suspected of staging robbery to steal store money

    7-Eleven manager suspected of staging robbery to steal store money
    Police have arrested a Costa Mesa 7-Eleven store manager on suspicion of falsely reporting that she had been the victim of a carjacking and robbery, authorities confirmed Monday. Nora Cortez Mercado, 36, of Santa Ana told police she was on her way to...
  • Girl, 15, hit in crosswalk by man suspected of drunk driving

    A man suspected of driving while intoxicated fled the scene after he hit and injured a 15-year-old girl in a crosswalk at Fairview Road and Baker Street in Costa Mesa early Monday, police said. Ryota Takamatsu, 22, was arrested on suspicion of felony...
  • D.A.'s office clears officer in shooting

    A Costa Mesa police officer was justified when he fired shots into a pickup truck that crashed into his squad car, apparently intentionally, two years ago, the Orange County district attorney's office concluded this week. In a letter addressed to...
  • D.A. wants more investigation after Newport arrest

    The Orange County district attorney's office so far has declined to file charges against a man who Newport Beach police say picked up an ax as they were investigating a nearby burglary last weekend. The D.A.'s office instead asked for further...
  • County approves sheriff's deputies' contract

    By a 3 to 2 vote Tuesday, the Orange County Board of Supervisors approved a new two-year contract for sheriff's deputies and district attorney's office investigators. Supervisors Todd Spitzer, Pat Bates and Janet Nguyen voted yes, while Supervisors...
  • Commentary: City enforcement at motels is working

    The recent Costa Mesa Motor Inn's hearing before the Planning Commission regarding long-term stays vindicates the mayor's common-sense approach to our motel dilemma. An unsettling, two-hour presentation amply demonstrated that motels originally...
  • Janie Neth, former Wilson teacher, dies

    Janie Neth, former Wilson teacher, dies
    Jane "Janie" Neth, a longtime Costa Mesa resident, community volunteer and former Wilson Elementary School teacher, has died. Neth, wife of Roger Neth, Costa Mesa's first police officer, died Wednesday of pancreatic cancer in her College Park home....
  • Man charged with murdering doctor will fall back on insanity defense

    Man charged with murdering doctor will fall back on insanity defense
    A man facing murder charges in the shooting death of a Newport Beach doctor in an exam room entered an insanity plea in Orange County Superior Court on Friday. Stanwood Elkus, 76, cupped his ears and leaned forward as Judge Gregg Prickett explained that...
  • Police chiefs' zany mano a mano

    Police chiefs' zany mano a mano
    It's just before 6 p.m., and Costa Mesa's police chief has already had a frenetic day. In about two hours, though, it'll take a turn for the strange, the likes of which he's never quite experienced before. Tom Gazsi has signed up for Thursday night's...
  • Corona del Mar Today: Port Theater seeks to serve alcohol at all-age screenings

    Corona del Mar Today: Port Theater seeks to serve alcohol at all-age screenings
    The Port Theater has been serving alcohol for two years, limiting sales to an upper balcony unless the screenings are 21 and older and sales end by 11 p.m. Now, the Planning Commission could expand alcohol service at the historic theater to include...
  • Police shoot knife-wielding man with non-lethal weapons

    Costa Mesa police say they shot large rubber bullets at a mentally ill man to disarm him when he refused to drop a knife Friday afternoon. An officer found the 23-year-old Costa Mesa man about 3:30 p.m. near the loading dock of a Stater Bros. grocery...