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Law Enforcement

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  • Crime drops 12% in Costa Mesa

    Crime in Costa Mesa dropped by more than 12% in 2013 with steep declines in thefts and burglaries leading the way, according to statistics provided by the Costa Mesa Police Department this week. However, moderate increases in rapes and robberies were...
  • Police union denies tracking councilman

    In a court filing last week, Costa Mesa's police union distanced itself from its former law firm by saying it wasn't involved in a plan that planted a GPS tracking device on a city councilman's truck. The Costa Mesa Police Officers' Assn., law firm...
  • Proposed Costa Mesa hiring spree could include four cops

    In what Costa Mesa city officials are calling "modest increases" to staffing levels, the City Council on Tuesday will hear a proposal that could boost City Hall ranks by 12 positions. The annual payroll would increase $1.64 million. Four of the...
  • Judge denies contempt motion against Mensinger

    An Orange County Superior Court judge this month refused to hold Costa Mesa Mayor Pro Tem Steve Mensinger in contempt of court for revealing evidence that someone surveilled him, court records show. Judge David Hoffer on Dec. 13 denied the contempt...
  • Newport welcome sign vandalized

    Someone spray painted the words "boats n hoes" on a sign welcoming drivers to Newport Beach near Sage Hill School, according to police. A passerby on Newport Coast Drive reported the graffiti to the Newport Beach police shortly after 9 a.m. Saturday, Lt....
  • Possible move for police?

     Possible move for police?
    West Newport could become home to the Newport Beach Police Department's new headquarters, Mayor Rush Hill told the Corona del Mar Chamber of Commerce on Tuesday. But no specific sites are under consideration, he explained, as the city begins to...
  • $360 is the new fee for excessive calls to police

    Following a vote Tuesday by the Costa Mesa City Council, some motel owners in the city could find themselves wondering whether a call to the police to report rowdy guests or criminal activity is worth the $360 it could cost them for taking up officers'...
  • Sister, brother held after car hits garage door

    Newport Beach police say they arrested siblings shortly after midnight Wednesday after the sister drove a car into a garage door and the brother slammed his body into an officer during an ensuing chase. Emily and Brandon Marroquin, both of Newport...
  • Deputies seek help identifying body

    Investigators are trying to identify the body of a man found floating in the ocean off Newport Coast, the Orange County Sheriff's Department said Thursday. A commercial fisherman discovered the body on Christmas Eve about a mile out from Crystal Cove...
  • OCC officer mixes police work with martial arts

    The Samurai Cop is back at Orange Coast College, nearly 50 years after graduating from the school he credits with preparing him for his law enforcement career. David Dye, 68, returned in the fall as a part-time campus safety officer. During his 34-...
  • Not-so-blessed event

     Not-so-blessed event
    Scott and Kellee Seal had just returned home when they realized a bag was missing from their car. The couple hadn't noticed at Hoag Hospital in Newport Beach, where they'd rushed earlier that evening thinking Kellee was about to give birth to their...
  • Motels to pay for excess police calls

    Motels to pay for excess police calls
    Motels and hotels in Costa Mesa that draw "excessive" amounts of police attention will now have to pay for the extra trouble. The City Council passed the Excessive Use of Resources Ordinance on Tuesday after a second reading, with a majority —...