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Law Enforcement

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  • Police make arrest in Hamilton Street death

    Police on Wednesday arrested a homeless man suspected of slaying a Costa Mesa resident who was working on renovations at a sober-living home earlier this week. Christopher Ernest Leovy, 34, of Los Angeles, used a heavy, blunt object to bludgeon to death...
  • Man held in killing of handyman pleads not guilty

    Man held in killing of handyman pleads not guilty
    The homeless man accused of killing a handyman at a vacant home in Costa Mesa pleaded not guilty Wednesday. Christopher Ernest Leovy, 34, is charged with killing John Kubat, a 54-year-old Costa Mesa resident, who was working on renovations at a soon-to-...
  • Mayor calls for police hiring plan

    Costa Mesa Mayor Jim Righeimer on Tuesday demanded a plan to fill staffing gaps in the city's police department. Speaking near the beginning of a City Council meeting, Righeimer called for weekly meetings with the police department, saying there is no...
  • Law firm sued by mayor to close

    An Upland-based law firm being sued by two Costa Mesa City Council members is closing, according to a letter obtained Thursday by the Daily Pilot. Lackie, Dammeier, McGill & Ethir "will be winding down and eventually close," according to the letter sent...
  • Police: Attempted suicide leads to homicide scene

    Police: Attempted suicide leads to homicide scene
    Homicide detectives are investigating the deaths of two children found inside a hotel Saturday morning after a woman who crashed her car in an apparent suicide attempt in Costa Mesa alerted authorities about the children. The unidentified woman rammed...
  • Probation crackdown nets 9 arrests

    Costa Mesa police arrested nine people Tuesday during a seven-hour probation sweep through the city. Five arrests were made at the same motel, according to a Police Department news release. Police said they picked up three people on probation and two...
  • Police say men in fight were gang members

    Three men involved in a fight have been identified as members of a criminal Costa Mesa street gang, officials said Monday. Two of the three suffered stab wounds after allegedly hitting a victim with a pole-like object. Costa Mesa police responded to a...
  • Police seek man who burglarized homes

    Irvine police are asking for help identifying a suspect wanted in at least two residential burglaries, the department announced Thursday. In the first crime, about 5 a.m. Sept. 2, a man slipped into a home in the 100 block of Berkeley Avenue through an...
  • Mailbag: Trash bin diversity preferred over 'uniformity'

    Given Newport Coast Homeowners Assn. President Dan Wampole's background as having, presumably, served with Newport's elected officials on about three different committees, I have to admit I was more than slightly amused by his waxing on how "it is more...
  • Motel operators: 'We need to make our living'

    Motel operators: 'We need to make our living'
    Second story in an occasional series about Costa Mesa's troubled motels. On a typical weekend evening at the Costa Mesa Motor Inn, kids scamper through the labyrinthine courtyard as pairs of neighbors lean on walkway railings, smoking and chatting in...
  • Mailbag: CMPD is 'least attractive' agency in O.C.

    Re. "Mayor calls for police hiring plan," (Sept. 18): Costa Mesa Mayor Jim Righeimer's comments regarding a police hiring plan would be laughable except for the fact that he and the current City Council majority are completely responsible for the...
  • 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,...