| May 27, 2015
| 5:26 PM
A 22-year veteran and current captain in the Costa Mesa Police Department will take over as its next chief, city officials announced Wednesday.
Rob Sharpnack, who briefly led the department after former Chief Tom Gazsi's retirement in late November,...
| Mar 31, 2015
| 2:12 PM
A driver whom police suspect was on drugs was arrested after a chase through Newport Beach and Costa Mesa that reached 90 mph early Tuesday, authorities said.
Investigators are trying to determine whether Luis Alfonso Rivera, 21, of Huntington Beach...
| Apr 3, 2015
| 6:07 PM
The lawyer for a Costa Mesa man accused of double murder said Friday that he will petition the California Supreme Court to consider his attempt to bar an Orange County judge from overseeing the trial.
A day earlier, a three-judge panel of California's...
| Feb 3, 2015
| 8:09 PM
Dozens of Costa Mesa residents took to the grounds outside City Hall on Tuesday to rally in support of the city's public safety officers.
More than 65 people gathered along Fair Drive and Vanguard Way, near the headquarters of Costa Mesa's police and...
| Feb 6, 2015
| 5:38 PM
Two private investigators accused of conducting illegal surveillance on a pair of Costa Mesa city councilmen during the 2012 election season pleaded not guilty Friday to felony charges of conspiracy and false imprisonment.
The defendants, Christopher...
| Feb 20, 2015
| 6:15 PM
A Costa Mesa double-murder case is headed out of Orange County, at least temporarily, after a county judge said Friday that he would not remove himself from the trial of Daniel Patrick Wozniak, who is accused of killing two Orange Coast College students...
| Mar 12, 2015
| 4:10 PM
An hours-long standoff ended early Sunday when Irvine officers, with the help of a police dog, arrested a man suspected of threatening to kill his neighbor, authorities said.
Officers responded around 2 a.m. to a call about a man causing a disturbance at...
| Mar 18, 2015
| 6:29 PM
A 21-year-old Santa Ana woman with a lengthy criminal record was arrested in connection with a three-city carjacking spree last week, authorities said.
Tustin police detectives arrested Jocelyn Cano at a Santa Ana home on March 12, three days after a...
| Jan 22, 2015
| 4:47 PM
My last column about the memorial gathering for Jay Pinson planned for 4 p.m. Jan. 28 at Costa Mesa Councilman Gary Monahan's restaurant garnered much interest by readers.
For the record: An earlier version of this post inocorrectly...
| Jan 20, 2015
| 6:26 PM
Police arrested a man who they say used a pellet gun to rob a Newport Beach bank Tuesday afternoon.
Vu Hoan Le, 39, of Garden Grove was arrested after a man entered a Bank of America branch at 4101 MacArthur Blvd. around 3 p.m., approached a teller,...
| Jan 17, 2015
| 4:07 PM
The public can get a peek inside the Irvine Police Department during an open house from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Jan. 31.
The city is hosting the event at its law enforcement headquarters to celebrate Irvine's 10th consecutive year as the American city with...
| Dec 15, 2014
| 7:10 PM
Costa Mesa city CEO Tom Hatch and acting Police Chief Rob Sharpnack issued an apology Monday to three councilmen who prosecutors allege were surveilled in 2012 by investigators working for a law firm retained by the city's police union.