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Law Enforcement

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  • Police union, mayor may split cost of airing Costa Mesa candidates forum

    Two of Costa Mesa's fiercest political opponents could join forces in paying to broadcast a City Council candidates' debate after the city of Costa Mesa declined to televise the event in an attempt to remain politically neutral. The Costa Mesa Police...
  • Police: Fugitive nanny gave children medicine to sleep

    Police are looking for a Newport Beach nanny who they say gave two children cold medicine to help them nap and then skipped an August court date on child abuse charges. Elizabeth Norma Sanchez, 41, was a baby-sitter for a Corona del Mar couple, according...
  • Drug take-back day set Saturday

    Police in Orange County will collect unused pills Saturday as part of a U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration program designed to prevent prescription drug abuse. Anyone can anonymously drop off pills or medicated patches at locations in Irvine, Newport...
  • Coffee with a Cop Wednesday in Costa Mesa

    Costa Mesans can talk to a local police officer over a cup of coffee from 8 to 10 a.m. Wednesday. The Police Department will present the Coffee with a Cop event at Shirley's Bagels, 270 E. 17th St. Costa Mesa started holding the meet-and-greets in...
  • 3 charged with kidnapping, torturing prostitute

    3 charged with kidnapping, torturing prostitute
    Three people accused of kidnapping and torturing a woman who police say worked for the trio as a prostitute could face decades in prison if convicted, according to charges announced Wednesday by the Orange County district attorney's office. Renice...
  • Abandoned 30-foot boat found near Crystal Cove

    An abandoned 30-foot panga boat was found on a beach near Crystal Cove State Park just south of Newport Beach by a passerby Thursday morning, according to a U.S. Coast Guard news release. The Coast Guard's Los Angeles-Long Beach office received the call...
  • Police stop man who threatened to jump from building

    Police say they pulled a man to safety after he threatened to jump off the fifth floor of a Costa Mesa dining and entertainment center last week. Shortly before midnight Thursday, a security guard called authorities about a man on the top story of a...
  • Senior center reveals allegations of embezzlement

    A former Costa Mesa Senior Center employee was arrested in June on suspicion of embezzlement, police have confirmed. Erika Sepulveda, 32, was arrested last month by Costa Mesa police on suspicion of grand theft by embezzlement related to her...
  • Girl, 15, hit in crosswalk by man suspected of drunk driving

    A man suspected of driving while intoxicated fled the scene after he hit and injured a 15-year-old girl in a crosswalk at Fairview Road and Baker Street in Costa Mesa early Monday, police said. Ryota Takamatsu, 22, was arrested on suspicion of felony...
  • County approves sheriff's deputies' contract

    By a 3 to 2 vote Tuesday, the Orange County Board of Supervisors approved a new two-year contract for sheriff's deputies and district attorney's office investigators. Supervisors Todd Spitzer, Pat Bates and Janet Nguyen voted yes, while Supervisors...
  • Commentary: City enforcement at motels is working

    The recent Costa Mesa Motor Inn's hearing before the Planning Commission regarding long-term stays vindicates the mayor's common-sense approach to our motel dilemma. An unsettling, two-hour presentation amply demonstrated that motels originally...
  • Spyglass Hill takes a Night Out to combat crime with picnic, vigilance

    Spyglass Hill takes a Night Out to combat crime with picnic, vigilance
    Spyglass Hill isn't exactly known as a crime-riddled community. But the community of 350 houses in the hills above Corona del Mar has been the target of burglars through the years, said resident Therese Loutherback — $85,000 worth of her jewelry...