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  • Model train area hit again

    Model train area hit again
    For the second time this month, the Orange County Model Engineers group has reported major vandalism at its ridable train setup in Costa Mesa's Fairview Park. Six park tables at Goathill Junction, which is what the nearly 40-acre rail attraction is...
  • Jury deliberates in sign vandalism case

    Tattooed shins and a penchant for pedicures prove a Costa Mesa man charged with vandalizing a political campaign sign in 2012 is wrongfully accused, his defense argued at trial Thursday. Steven Charles White, 40, formerly a maintenance worker with the...
  • Man brandishing knife is arrested

    Costa Mesa police arrested a 54-year-old man Thursday evening after he allegedly threatened a city resident with a knife near 19th and Pomona streets. An officer was patrolling the area about 6:30 p.m. when he heard yelling and saw two men arguing....
  • Upgrades ease policing in Newport

    In the Newport Beach Police Department's call center Tuesday, dispatcher Spring Case checked on the license plate number of a driver who'd been pulled over for an expired tag. A small, red flag appeared on one of Case's half-dozen monitors. It told...
  • Police offer reward in 2012 murder case

    Police offer reward in 2012 murder case
    The city of Costa Mesa is offering a $10,000 reward for information on a 2012 murder case. The City Council on Tuesday authorized the reward for any information leading to the arrest and conviction of whoever is responsible for killing 50-year-old Costa...
  • Pair found asleep in stolen vehicle

    Costa Mesa police arrested two people Tuesday morning after finding them asleep in a stolen vehicle, authorities said. Officers responded to a report of a suspicious person asleep in a silver Saturn parked along Paularino Avenue east of Madison Avenue...
  • Investigator takes the 5th in Righeimer lawsuit

    A man accused in a lawsuit of filing a false drunk-driving report against Costa Mesa Mayor Jim Righeimer asserted his 5th Amendment right not to testify throughout a three-hour deposition on Thursday, attorneys said. Private investigator Chris...
  • Commentary: Too many cops are leaving the CMPD

    Recently the city of Costa Mesa made available four reports regarding the staffing and attrition of the Costa Mesa Police Department over the past few years ("

    Teacher who had hundreds of snakes in his house to be charged

    Teacher who had hundreds of snakes in his house to be charged
    A Newport Beach schoolteacher who was arrested earlier this year after authorities searched his home and found hundreds of pythons, many of them dead, will be formally charged Monday, prosecutors said. William F. Buchman, 53, of Santa Ana is facing a...
  • Teen rescued from 55 Freeway overpass

    Police pulled a teenage girl from a freeway overpass in Costa Mesa where she was taking pills while perched 30 feet above southbound lanes Tuesday evening, according to authorities. Around 6:30 p.m., police found the teen inching along the outer edge of...
  • Lawsuit: Firm hired P.I. who tailed officials

    A law firm that represented Costa Mesa's police association allegedly admitted that it hired a private investigator in 2012 to catch a member of the City Council in "a compromising position," according a lawsuit filed last month. If accurate, the...
  • 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...