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Law Enforcement

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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Attorney: Accused killer refuses to cooperate with psychologist

    Attorney: Accused killer refuses to cooperate with psychologist
    The homeless man accused of killing a handyman in a Costa Mesa driveway has refused to cooperate with a court-appointed psychologist trying to determine whether he's mentally fit to stand trial. Christopher Leovy would not speak to the psychologist...
  • 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...
  • Checkpoint in Costa Mesa yields three DUI arrests

    Costa Mesa police arrested three people suspected of driving under the influence at a checkpoint Friday night. More than 550 vehicles passed through the screening location at Baker and Bear streets between 8 p.m. Friday and 2 a.m. Saturday, according to...
  • 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...
  • Newport car chase ends in Laguna

    Newport car chase ends in Laguna
    A car chase that began in Newport Beach Thursday afternoon ended in the Festival of the Arts parking lot in Laguna Beach after 35 minutes, authorities said. Newport Beach police arrested the female passenger for public intoxication. The male driver...
  • Police to staff Mesa, Estancia again

    Costa Mesa police officers are going back to school full time next week after more than a year on hiatus. The Police Department is reviving its school resource officer, or SRO, program that had sputtered for more than a year because of a lack of...
  • Man pleads not guilty in pot brownie case

    Man pleads not guilty in pot brownie case
    A self-described Costa Mesa gang member pleaded not guilty Thursday to charges related to the sale of marijuana to minors after two Newport Harbor High School students allegedly bought pot brownies and Pop-Tarts from a man named "Clever," police said....
  • 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 ("

    Police arrest bridge-jumper

    Police this weekend arrested an allegedly drunk man who jumped from the Newport Bay Bridge. Newport Beach police got a call about 4 p.m. Saturday that someone was sitting on the south side of the East Coast Highway bridge that spans the bay near Dover...
  • 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...