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Law Enforcement

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  • Contract gives police raises, increases pension contributions

    The Newport Beach City Council on Tuesday approved a new contract with police that includes raises over the next three years in exchange for employees paying more toward their retirement. The Newport Beach Police Assn., which covers about 180 sworn...
  • Injuries pile up for understaffed Costa Mesa Police Department

    Eight months ago, a Costa Mesa police officer pulled up to an Eastside grocery store. Four teenagers had tried to steal liquor, and employees called for help in restraining them. Inside, one of the kids reached for the officer's service gun. Another...
  • Legal fireworks stands feed other areas

    Legal fireworks stands feed other areas
    The fireworks stand at Newport Boulevard and East 17th Street was relatively slow the Tuesday before Independence Day. Some volunteers tidied stacks of fireworks inside the stand. Others happily assisted customers with pyrotechnic purchases. After...
  • Harbor patrol mistakenly aids yacht theft

    The Orange County Sheriff's Department Harbor Patrol inadvertently helped a man steal a $3-million yacht from its Newport Beach dock last week — after he radioed for help when he got stuck. The suspect didn't get far though. A day after the theft,...
  • California Elementary School reopens after bomb threat

    Officials briefly evacuated an elementary school in Costa Mesa after an anonymous bomb threat was called in Wednesday morning, according to police. Fire and police personnel started ushering students and adults off campus at California Elementary...
  • Commentary: Drones can help control coyote population

    Paparazzi are utilizing aerial drones to invade the privacy of celebrities, and our state Legislature is considering legislation to address this matter. The Los Angeles Police Department has expressed an interest in possibly using aerial drones in police...
  • Costa Mesa reserve police get higher hourly pay than some full-timers

    At Costa Mesa's Police Department, a part-time reserve officer can now earn more per hour than a starting full-time officer. After a unanimous City Council vote Tuesday, a starting reserve will earn $38 an hour, up from $33. The beginning pay for a...
  • Man held in Costa Mesa knife attack

    Costa Mesa police said they arrested a man who slashed at another man with a knife during an attempted robbery over the weekend. Jose Espinoza, 19, of Costa Mesa is suspected of pulling the blade on a 36-year-old man shortly after midnight Saturday in...
  • Concealed-weapons permit holders concentrated in Huntington and Newport, records show

    In the six months since Orange County began issuing concealed-weapons permits under a relaxed standard, the number of people licensed to carry guns is close to doubling, and thousands more are awaiting approval. More than 700 new permits have been...
  • Fountain Valley High classes canceled after explosives threat, police say

    Fountain Valley High classes canceled after explosives threat, police say
    An investigation was underway Wednesday after an email from a student’s account apparently threatened violence on campus, police said. The school received an email around 10 p.m. Tuesday that allegedly stated there would be explosives hidden on...
  • Ease traffic, hire more cops, Costa Mesa residents say

    Too many palm trees. No electronic billboards. Too much development and traffic. "Feelings of insecurity" on East 19th Street. "Listen to the people." These were a few of the sentiments shared during Wednesday's meeting regarding the updating of Costa...
  • Three arrested in alleged brothel operations

    Three arrested in alleged brothel operations
    Police this week arrested two men and a woman who they say operated brothels at apartments in Irvine and Los Angeles. The arrests were the culmination of a yearlong investigation by detectives, the Irvine Police Department said in a news release. On...