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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Irvine teacher arrested, accused of relationship with student

    Irvine teacher arrested, accused of relationship with student
    An Irvine high school teacher has been arrested on suspicion of having an inappropriate “physical” relationship with a student, officials said Tuesday Michael Jay Granger, 32, an English teacher at University High School, was taken into...
  • 500 pounds of illegal fireworks seized, man arrested

    500 pounds of illegal fireworks seized, man arrested
    Costa Mesa police seized 500 pounds of illegal fireworks Thursday from a man who they say brought them from Nevada and tried to sell them to kids. The thousands of pyrotechnics included 11,000 firecrackers, 3,600 bottle rockets, 300 mortars, 300 Roman...
  • Newport taking a 'proactive' approach to keeping things calm on the Fourth

    When it comes to keeping tabs on Fourth of July revelry in Newport Beach, the city's police force will be patrolling on horse, bike and foot. They'll also be online. For the first time, the Newport Beach Police Department has enlisted a special social...
  • Molestation suspect to stand trial

    A Newport Beach pool cleaner used his job and positions at two churches to gain the trust of boys he later molested and used in child pornography, according to testimony from police and an alleged victim. After more than five hours of testimony Thursday,...
  • 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,...
  • Abortion protests return to Dover Shores

    Abortion protests return to Dover Shores
    A group of anti-abortion protesters returned to a Newport Beach neighborhood twice this week, prompting complaints from residents that police aren't doing enough to shield them from the demonstrations. Neighbors along Antigua Way in the Dover Shores...