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  • Husband held in alleged kidnapping, assault

    Husband held in alleged kidnapping, assault
    Costa Mesa police have arrested a man accused of kidnapping and assaulting his estranged wife, whom he suspected was in a relationship with another man. Martin Neas, 36, allegedly stalked his wife — who had a restraining order against him —...
  • Officer injured in scuffle with teens

    A group of teenagers fought with a Costa Mesa police officer Tuesday afternoon, and one 16-year-old tried to grab the gun from his holster, officials said. The officer was pulled into a scuffle when he responded to a call at a Ralphs grocery store at...
  • Police: Woman used car as a weapon twice in one week

    Police have arrested a Costa Mesa woman who allegedly drove through her neighbors' lawns and recklessly down the street, disregarding the safety of pedestrians including children headed to school. Tuesday was the second time in a week that she had...
  • Suit filed over alleged police dog attack

    A Costa Mesa man has sued the Newport Beach Police Department, alleging that a police dog mauled him after officers released the animal near a garage where the claimant was sleeping. Usyel Ocampo Roman, 34, seeks yet-to-be-determined damages and payment...
  • Police: Man arrested for indecent exposure at OCC

    Police: Man arrested for indecent exposure at OCC
    An Irvine man was arrested Thursday night for indecent exposure involving female students at Orange Coast College, according to Costa Mesa police. Patrick B. Balahan, 20, was first detained by OCC security staff. About a half hour before, an 18-year-old...
  • Police searching for Costa Mesa robbery suspect

    Police are searching for a man they suspect robbed a sandwich shop and attempted to rob a salon at gunpoint in Costa Mesa on Thursday evening, authorities said. Shortly before 5:30 p.m., the owner of the Lovely Lashes salon at 115 Broadway reported that...
  • Commentary: City is working hard to recruit police

    Costa Mesa is a safe community but the City Council, staff and residents all want it to be even safer. Many elements make up a safe community. One of the most critical is a professional and high-quality police department. Costa Mesa is fortunate to...
  • Phone-extortion scam grows

    A man calling from Puerto Rico tried to use an over-the-phone extortion scam to prey on at least half a dozen victims in Irvine and Costa Mesa this week. He appears to be targeting Orange County area codes, namely 949 and 714, Irvine police Lt. Julia...
  • Police warn of bench warrant scam

    Newport Beach police are warning residents about a scam phone call that threatens victims with arrest if they don't pay up. Someone claiming to be a Newport Beach Police Department employee has been calling residents and telling them that there are...
  • Officer-involved shooting leaves one injured in Newport

    An officer-involved shooting in Newport Beach Thursday night left one person injured, police said. The shooting occurred  at a 7-Eleven near Superior and Placentia avenues where police responded to a 911 call about a disturbance around 8:15 p.m., ...
  • Newport police fatally shoot man during confrontation

    Police said they shot and killed a 22-year-old Orange County man after he tried to attack them at a convenience store in Newport Beach on Thursday night. The Orange County coroner's office Friday afternoon identified the man as Gerrit Vos of San...
  • 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...