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Law Enforcement

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  • City may surveil public places

    Over the protests of opponents who called the idea Orwellian, the Costa Mesa City Council this week took a preliminary step toward placing security cameras in Fairview Park and other public places. The devices could monitor the Corporation Yard across...
  • It's party time in Newport

    It's party time in Newport
    When David McGill looked out his house on the morning of Independence Day, he saw nothing but sunny skies. The deputy chief of the Newport Beach Police Department immediately knew that it was going to be a busy day. The holiday, which fell on Friday...
  • Mailbag: City did too little enforce fireworks laws

    It is 11:13 p.m. on the Fourth of July, and I am sitting at my computer composing a missive to Costa Mesa Mayor Jim Righeimer while being serenaded by the continuing crash, boom, bang, pop and sizzle of very large illegal fireworks. In a city that...
  • Contract gives police raises, increases pension contributions

    The Newport Beach City Council on Tuesday approved a new contract with police that includes raises over the next three years in exchange for employees paying more toward their retirement. The Newport Beach Police Assn., which covers about 180 sworn...
  • 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,...
  • 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...
  • Prostitute tortured, held captive in motels for a week, police say; 3 arrested

    A group of kidnappers tortured a prostitute in Costa Mesa and Westminster motel rooms for about a week before officers were able to free her, authorities said Tuesday. Police said they found the 26-year-old woman bruised and burned Monday evening in a...