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  • Girl, 15, hit in crosswalk by man suspected of drunk driving

    A man suspected of driving while intoxicated fled the scene after he hit and injured a 15-year-old girl in a crosswalk at Fairview Road and Baker Street in Costa Mesa early Monday, police said. Ryota Takamatsu, 22, was arrested on suspicion of felony...
  • County approves sheriff's deputies' contract

    By a 3 to 2 vote Tuesday, the Orange County Board of Supervisors approved a new two-year contract for sheriff's deputies and district attorney's office investigators. Supervisors Todd Spitzer, Pat Bates and Janet Nguyen voted yes, while Supervisors...
  • Commentary: City enforcement at motels is working

    The recent Costa Mesa Motor Inn's hearing before the Planning Commission regarding long-term stays vindicates the mayor's common-sense approach to our motel dilemma. An unsettling, two-hour presentation amply demonstrated that motels originally...
  • Spyglass Hill takes a Night Out to combat crime with picnic, vigilance

    Spyglass Hill takes a Night Out to combat crime with picnic, vigilance
    Spyglass Hill isn't exactly known as a crime-riddled community. But the community of 350 houses in the hills above Corona del Mar has been the target of burglars through the years, said resident Therese Loutherback — $85,000 worth of her jewelry...
  • Abortion protests return to Dover Shores

    Abortion protests return to Dover Shores
    A group of anti-abortion protesters returned to a Newport Beach neighborhood twice this week, prompting complaints from residents that police aren't doing enough to shield them from the demonstrations. Neighbors along Antigua Way in the Dover Shores...
  • Ease traffic, hire more cops, Costa Mesa residents say

    Too many palm trees. No electronic billboards. Too much development and traffic. "Feelings of insecurity" on East 19th Street. "Listen to the people." These were a few of the sentiments shared during Wednesday's meeting regarding the updating of Costa...
  • Driver pins pedestrian between cars

    A sedan driven by an 81-year-old Santa Ana woman sped through a Costa Mesa parking lot Wednesday afternoon and crashed into a pedestrian, pinning him against another car, police said. About 1 p.m., witnesses watched from the lot in front of Mitsuwa...
  • Three arrested in alleged brothel operations

    Three arrested in alleged brothel operations
    Police this week arrested two men and a woman who they say operated brothels at apartments in Irvine and Los Angeles. The arrests were the culmination of a yearlong investigation by detectives, the Irvine Police Department said in a news release. On...
  • Costa Mesa Police Department welcomes 5

    Costa Mesa will soon have five more cops on the streets. The new officers graduated from the Orange County Sheriff's Regional Training Academy in Tustin this week, the Costa Mesa Police Department announced Thursday. They'll be paired with experienced...
  • Abuse suspect worked at Hoag

    Abuse suspect worked at Hoag
    A former child-care worker at Hoag Hospital, UC Irvine and two private day-care centers in Irvine and Costa Mesa was arrested this month for allegedly sexually abusing a 3-year-old girl in Los Angeles County, according to authorities. Now police are...
  • Costa Mesa Police Department remembers longtime volunteer

    Costa Mesa Police Department remembers longtime volunteer
    Fred Gaeckler, a Newport Beach man who spent 23 years of his life volunteering at the Costa Mesa Police Department, died this month. He was 76. For more than a third of the department's 60-year history, Gaeckler was a fixture, according to officers...
  • Corona del Mar Today: CdMHS club provides six vests for area police dogs

    Corona del Mar Today: CdMHS club provides six vests for area police dogs
    Members of Corona del Mar High School's Vest-A-Dog club have been fundraising all summer, and last week six police dogs were fitted with protective gear as a result of the club's hard work. "I've just always loved dogs," said Jenny Conde, a CdMHS...