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Law Enforcement

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  • Newport settles police assault suit

    Newport Beach agreed to pay $50,000 to settle a lawsuit alleging that a police officer pulled down a man's pants and punched him in the neck while taking him into custody. The lawsuit, filed in Orange County Superior Court in August, called for a jury...
  • Ceremony honors fallen officers

    Fallen officers from Orange County police agencies were honored Wednesday at the annual Orange County Peace Officers' Memorial ceremony. Members of the Costa Mesa Police Department were among those attending the event, held at the Orange County Sheriff'...
  • 2 injured in doughnut shop crash

    Two late-night doughnut shoppers were injured this weekend when a pickup truck crashed into a Costa Mesa storefront. About midnight Saturday, a Ford F150 hit the Dippity Donuts at 1854 Newport Blvd., said Costa Mesa Police Department Sgt. Zack Hoferitza....
  • Two held in attack, theft of cellphone

    Two held in attack, theft of cellphone
    Costa Mesa police last week arrested a 17-year-old girl and a man in his 20s in connection with an attack on a teenager and the theft of his cellphone. The victim, an 18-year-old Costa Mesa resident, knew the teenage girl but not her partner,...
  • LoJack device helps officers find stolen car in Costa Mesa

    A Newport Beach resident arrested on suspicion of car theft was expected to be arraigned Thursday at the Orange County Central Jail complex. Costa Mesa police said in a news release that Jay Bagramian, 25, admitted to the theft. He also was found to have...
  • Arrest made after apparently false report of armed man

    Costa Mesa police arrested a Laguna Hills man after he allegedly prompted reports that a person armed with a gun was on the loose near apartments, authorities said Monday afternoon. A caller reported hearing a man "screaming that someone nearby had a...
  • Young boy burned in fire-ring fall

    A 5-year-old boy was treated for second- and third-degree burns after he fell into a fire ring near the Balboa Pier on Sunday afternoon, authorities said Monday. The boy was taken by ambulance to Western Medical Center in Santa Ana at about 4 p.m. for...
  • Police arrest suspected copper thieves

    Police arrest suspected copper thieves
    Two men were arrested over the weekend on suspicion of attempting to steal copper piping and wire from a Costa Mesa car dealership, police said. A security guard called police at 4:30 a.m. Sunday to report suspicious noises coming from Orange Coast Buick...
  • Report: Departing cops cite political tensions

    Within the past four years, 25 members of the Costa Mesa police force have said they left the department because of the city's contentious political environment, according to a recent city report. The official memo, distributed to the City Council on...
  • DUI suspect captured before 2-story drop at South Coast Plaza

    DUI suspect captured before 2-story drop at South Coast Plaza
    A DUI suspect who was running from police nearly fell two stories at South Coast Plaza before officers detained him and possibly saved his life, authorities said. Costa Mesa police said Francisco Novela, 37, of Santa Ana crashed his 1972 Ford Ranger...
  • Woman arrested on suspicion of DUI hit-and-run

    Laguna Beach police arrested an Aliso Viejo woman on suspicion of felony DUI and hit-and-run after she allegedly struck a pedestrian in a crosswalk late Friday. Sherry Lynn Vitalone, 42, was taken into custody after the collision at 11:17 p.m. at Brooks...
  • Couple arrested on counterfeit charges

    Police found a stash of counterfeit $100 bills in a Costa Mesa hotel room last month after a couple tried to pass fake currency at a Huntington Beach store, according to a federal indictment. Marcus Redick and Lashana Gorrell allegedly bought hundreds...