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  • CMPD to mark 60 years of service

    Officers at the Costa Mesa Police Department each wear a piece of history on their shoulders. The insignia, which includes the words "Costa Mesa Police" flanking colorful stitching of the city's seal, has hardly changed in 60 years, according to CMPD Lt....
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Police association asks court to dismiss lawsuit

    An Orange County Superior Court judge heard oral arguments this week on motions that could potentially strike a lawsuit filed against Costa Mesa's police union, its former law firm and a private investigator. On Monday, in their respective anti-SLAPP...
  • Police sweep nets 6 arrests

    Police sweep nets 6 arrests
    Police arrested six suspects Tuesday during an eight-hour sweep through Costa Mesa to make sure probationers were complying with the conditions of their release. Costa Mesa police have been working with the Orange County Probation Department to...
  • Woman claims robbery

    A woman told Newport Beach police that she was robbed in a parking lot near Fashion Island Tuesday but was unable to give police a consistent description of her alleged assailant, an official said. The robber allegedly strong-armed a purse and watch away...
  • He battles, but disease defeats him

    He battles, but disease defeats him
    Third of three parts. In Part 2 on Wednesday, Orange Coast College student Jon Ludlow decided to stop following his medication schedule, skipping some doses. His behavior became erratic when he stopped taking the prescriptions altogether. He hailed a...
  • 'Problem motels' less of a problem

    A task force focusing on quality-of-life issues in Costa Mesa says the city has made progress in curbing the number of times police are called to so-called problem motels. In a report released this week, Costa Mesa's Neighborhood Improvement Task...
  • Man arrested on suspicion of burglary in Irvine

    Man arrested on suspicion of burglary in Irvine
    Irvine police confiscated five shotguns and a rifle from a man they suspect broke into homes this month to steal the firearms and other items. Detectives arrested Kamal Valadez, 29, on suspicion of burglarizing a home on Las Palmas in Irvine where the...
  • Police arrest burglary suspect

    Within hours of a break-in late Sunday, Costa Mesa police officers recovered $2,000 worth of gold jewelry from a bicyclist they later arrested as a suspect in the case. Two officers were patrolling Harbor Boulevard near Bay Street about 2 a.m. Monday...
  • Model train area hit again

    Model train area hit again
    For the second time this month, the Orange County Model Engineers group has reported major vandalism at its ridable train setup in Costa Mesa's Fairview Park. Six park tables at Goathill Junction, which is what the nearly 40-acre rail attraction is...
  • Jury deliberates in sign vandalism case

    Tattooed shins and a penchant for pedicures prove a Costa Mesa man charged with vandalizing a political campaign sign in 2012 is wrongfully accused, his defense argued at trial Thursday. Steven Charles White, 40, formerly a maintenance worker with the...