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Law Enforcement

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  • Lawsuit: Firm hired P.I. who tailed officials

    A law firm that represented Costa Mesa's police association allegedly admitted that it hired a private investigator in 2012 to catch a member of the City Council in "a compromising position," according a lawsuit filed last month. If accurate, the...
  • Police: 'Combative' man attacks officers, hospital workers

    A transient allegedly attacked two Costa Mesa police officers and two hospital employees Wednesday night after he refused to cooperate with law enforcement. Police responded to a call around 10 p.m. about a man yelling and cursing in the 200 block of...
  • UCI student arrested after CHP pursuit in L.A.

    UCI student arrested after CHP pursuit in L.A.
    An international student at UC Irvine led authorities on a pursuit Thursday night that at times reached 122 mph, according to the California Highway Patrol. Yuan Zhou, 18, was arrested around 9:15 p.m. after a CHP cruiser maneuvered to stop the car on...
  • D.A. changes charges in JWA assault case

    Prosecutors this week changed the charges against a Newport Beach woman who had been accused of ramming an Orange County sheriff's deputy with her car at John Wayne Airport in July. Rebecca Lee McLaughlin, 49, now faces an attempted murder charge...
  • Westside crash knocks out power

    Power went for hours Thursday at some business near 19th Street and Meyers Place in Costa Mesa after a bizarre hit-and-run crash that involved a student driver who plowed into a high-voltage electrical box, police said. That evening, student drivers in...
  • Police to staff Mesa, Estancia again

    Costa Mesa police officers are going back to school full time next week after more than a year on hiatus. The Police Department is reviving its school resource officer, or SRO, program that had sputtered for more than a year because of a lack of...
  • Police arrest bridge-jumper

    Police this weekend arrested an allegedly drunk man who jumped from the Newport Bay Bridge. Newport Beach police got a call about 4 p.m. Saturday that someone was sitting on the south side of the East Coast Highway bridge that spans the bay near Dover...
  • Police use Taser on burglary suspect

    Costa Mesa police chased down and used a stun gun to subdue a 19-year-old earlier this week after he was allegedly interrupted during a break-in. Dmitriy Rozhik of Costa Mesa is accused of opening an unlocked sliding-glass door to get into a Mesa Verde...
  • Car crashes into Albertsons on Harbor Boulevard

    A Costa Mesa man fell asleep while driving and crashed into the front wall of an Albertsons supermarket over the weekend, authorities said Monday. Costa Mesa police Lt. Greg Scott said Alan Edward Roberts, 48, was asleep when he rammed his car into the...
  • 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., ...