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Law Enforcement

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  • Investigator takes the 5th in Righeimer lawsuit

    A man accused in a lawsuit of filing a false drunk-driving report against Costa Mesa Mayor Jim Righeimer asserted his 5th Amendment right not to testify throughout a three-hour deposition on Thursday, attorneys said. Private investigator Chris...
  • 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...
  • 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....
  • 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....
  • 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 ("

    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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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,...