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Law Enforcement

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  • Westside crash knocks out power

    Power went for hours Thursday at some business near 19th Street and Meyers Place in Costa Mesa after a bizarre hit-and-run crash that involved a student driver who plowed into a high-voltage electrical box, police said. That evening, student drivers in...
  • Car crashes into Albertsons on Harbor Boulevard

    A Costa Mesa man fell asleep while driving and crashed into the front wall of an Albertsons supermarket over the weekend, authorities said Monday. Costa Mesa police Lt. Greg Scott said Alan Edward Roberts, 48, was asleep when he rammed his car into the...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Driver pins pedestrian between cars

    A sedan driven by an 81-year-old Santa Ana woman sped through a Costa Mesa parking lot Wednesday afternoon and crashed into a pedestrian, pinning him against another car, police said. About 1 p.m., witnesses watched from the lot in front of Mitsuwa...