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Law Enforcement

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  • Police searching for Costa Mesa robbery suspect

    Police are searching for a man they suspect robbed a sandwich shop and attempted to rob a salon at gunpoint in Costa Mesa on Thursday evening, authorities said. Shortly before 5:30 p.m., the owner of the Lovely Lashes salon at 115 Broadway reported that...
  • Commentary: City is working hard to recruit police

    Costa Mesa is a safe community but the City Council, staff and residents all want it to be even safer. Many elements make up a safe community. One of the most critical is a professional and high-quality police department. Costa Mesa is fortunate to...
  • 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 warn of bench warrant scam

    Newport Beach police are warning residents about a scam phone call that threatens victims with arrest if they don't pay up. Someone claiming to be a Newport Beach Police Department employee has been calling residents and telling them that there are...
  • Officer-involved shooting leaves one injured in Newport

    An officer-involved shooting in Newport Beach Thursday night left one person injured, police said. The shooting occurred  at a 7-Eleven near Superior and Placentia avenues where police responded to a 911 call about a disturbance around 8:15 p.m., ...
  • Newport police fatally shoot man during confrontation

    Police said they shot and killed a 22-year-old Orange County man after he tried to attack them at a convenience store in Newport Beach on Thursday night. The Orange County coroner's office Friday afternoon identified the man as Gerrit Vos of San...
  • Police union denies tracking councilman

    In a court filing last week, Costa Mesa's police union distanced itself from its former law firm by saying it wasn't involved in a plan that planted a GPS tracking device on a city councilman's truck. The Costa Mesa Police Officers' Assn., law firm...
  • Newport settles police assault suit

    Newport Beach agreed to pay $50,000 to settle a lawsuit alleging that a police officer pulled down a man's pants and punched him in the neck while taking him into custody. The lawsuit, filed in Orange County Superior Court in August, called for a jury...
  • Judge denies contempt motion against Mensinger

    An Orange County Superior Court judge this month refused to hold Costa Mesa Mayor Pro Tem Steve Mensinger in contempt of court for revealing evidence that someone surveilled him, court records show. Judge David Hoffer on Dec. 13 denied the contempt...
  • Newport welcome sign vandalized

    Someone spray painted the words "boats n hoes" on a sign welcoming drivers to Newport Beach near Sage Hill School, according to police. A passerby on Newport Coast Drive reported the graffiti to the Newport Beach police shortly after 9 a.m. Saturday, Lt....
  • Ceremony honors fallen officers

    Fallen officers from Orange County police agencies were honored Wednesday at the annual Orange County Peace Officers' Memorial ceremony. Members of the Costa Mesa Police Department were among those attending the event, held at the Orange County Sheriff'...
  • 2 injured in doughnut shop crash

    Two late-night doughnut shoppers were injured this weekend when a pickup truck crashed into a Costa Mesa storefront. About midnight Saturday, a Ford F150 hit the Dippity Donuts at 1854 Newport Blvd., said Costa Mesa Police Department Sgt. Zack Hoferitza....