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Law Enforcement

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  • City could be swept into councilmen's suit

    City could be swept into councilmen's suit
    The city of Costa Mesa could soon be in the middle of a legal battle between two councilmen and the police union. For weeks, the Costa Mesa Police Officers' Assn. has requested that the city pay for its legal defense against a lawsuit filed by Costa...
  • Police arrest man suspected of kidnapping woman

    Newport Beach police Friday arrested a man suspected of kidnapping a woman from the Balboa Peninsula and holding her at gunpoint. Bradley John King, 42, of Rhode Island, was arguing with a woman while they were out for dinner and drinks Thursday evening,...
  • Officer says sad goodbye to canine partner

    Officer says sad goodbye to canine partner
    Newport Beach Police Officer Shawn Preasmyer remembers the day six years ago when he brought home a new partner — and a new roommate. It was pouring rain as he set up a kennel for Ringo, the Dutch Shepherd who would live with him for a few weeks...
  • Police: Body in burned car identified

    The 50-year-old man found dead in a burned car near San Diego Creek in Irvine last week may have committed suicide, police said. The coroner is conducting toxicology tests on the man identified as Michael Richard Timme of Irvine and attempting to...
  • Car slams into Costa Mesa house; driver arrested

    Car slams into Costa Mesa house; driver arrested
    A family of four in Costa Mesa awoke to a dramatic scene shortly after 1:30 a.m. Wednesday when a car slammed into a bedroom, causing minor injuries to the mother. Police said an intoxicated man already on probation for driving under the influence...
  • Police sweep nets 6 arrests

    Police sweep nets 6 arrests
    Police arrested six suspects Tuesday during an eight-hour sweep through Costa Mesa to make sure probationers were complying with the conditions of their release. Costa Mesa police have been working with the Orange County Probation Department to...
  • UCI student carrying loaded gun arrested

    UCI student carrying loaded gun arrested
    A UC Irvine student brought a loaded gun onto campus Monday and was clutching it close to his chest when another student spotted the weapon, a campus representative said. Within 12 minutes of the reported sighting, police had taken Manas Moole Reddy...
  • Police association says it won't sue city

    The Costa Mesa Police Officers Assn. doesn't plan to sue the city after officials denied its claim asserting that the municipality is responsible for the union's legal fees. The association had sought indemnification from the legal costs of defending...
  • Police warn of overdue-tax phone scam

    Newport Beach police Thursday warned residents about an over-the-phone scam that asks them to pony up overdue taxes. The scammers will contact a victim and claim to be IRS or Franchise Tax Board employees calling about an overdue bill, police said....
  • 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,...