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Law Enforcement

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  • Man charged in death of mother, 80

    Police arrested a Costa Mesa man Tuesday for allegedly causing his elderly mother's death by leaving her lying in a puddle of urine on the bathroom floor for two days. Robert Dickerman, 47, had been neglecting his 80-year-old mother, with whom he lived,...
  • Irvine woman arrested for manslaughter in cyclist's death

    Irvine woman arrested for manslaughter in cyclist's death
    A 39-year-old Irvine woman was arrested on suspicion of killing a cyclist while driving under the influence of prescription drugs, authorities said Wednesday. Hasti Fakhrai-Bayrooti had been detained after her car collided with cyclist Eric Billings,...
  • Costa Mesa high schools to get police officer

    Costa Mesa is once again bringing a police officer out of retirement to provide a law-enforcement presence at its two high schools. Jess Gilman, a former school resource officer, or SRO, will start working at Costa Mesa and Estancia high schools,...
  • 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...
  • Newport man arrested in watch theft

    Westminster police arrested a Newport Beach man Monday on suspicion of stealing a watch worth almost $10,000. Travis Lambright, 32, allegedly took the watch Friday from Tick Tock jewelers in the Asian Garden Mall on Bolsa Avenue. The store's owner...
  • Police: Man stole baby formula from Irvine stores

    Police: Man stole baby formula from Irvine stores
    A man stole more than $1,000 worth of baby formula from stores in Irvine on Monday, just weeks after he was arrested for an almost identical crime, police said Friday. Irvine police arrested Joshua Campos, 21, on Thursday after they recognized him on...
  • Dozens rally in support of police

    Dozens rally in support of police
    At least 60 people rallied outside Costa Mesa City Hall on Tuesday night, holding signs that read "Crime is up. Got cops?" and "Support police, not political agendas." The rally, organized by the grass-roots group Costa Mesans for Responsible...
  • 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...
  • Mailbag: Politicians mischaracterize the police association's role

    Over the past four years, we have heard the terms "public employee unions" and "union bosses" ad nauseam. Our local politicians and their most fervent supporters have deftly used these terms to suggest that Costa Mesa Police Department employees are cogs...
  • Sting nets two drivers outside courthouse

    Orange County sheriff's deputies this week arrested two people for allegedly driving on suspended licenses after leaving the Harbor Justice Center in Newport Beach. The drivers had been charged with, but not convicted of, driving under the influence...
  • 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., ...