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Disasters and Accidents

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  • Police seize drugs following crash

    Police seize drugs following crash
    Costa Mesa police say they found 20 pounds of marijuana and small amounts of other drugs in a man's car after he crashed into a parked truck. According to a news release sent out Tuesday, 22-year-old Derek Felton of Chandler, Ariz., hid from police...
  • Motorcyclist injured in Newport Beach crash

    A motorcyclist was seriously injured Wednesday night in Newport Beach when he and an SUV crashed near Fashion Island, police said. The motorcycle and a Toyota 4Runner were traveling opposite directions on Coast Highway and collided when the SUV's driver...
  • It's only a drill

    It's only a drill
    John Wayne Airport practiced its response to a major emergency Friday. Half a dozen county agencies plus hospitals, Delta Air Lines, the American Red Cross and other emergency personnel took part in the drill from 9 a.m. to noon that simulated a crash...
  • Firefighter injured in Costa Mesa house fire

    Firefighter injured in Costa Mesa house fire
    A firefighter was injured battling an Eastside Costa Mesa house fire on Wednesday morning, officials said. About 30 Costa Mesa firefighters responded to reports of a house belching out smoke on Sherwood Street, off Santa Ana Avenue. When the first crews...
  • DUI suspect captured before 2-story drop at South Coast Plaza

    DUI suspect captured before 2-story drop at South Coast Plaza
    A DUI suspect who was running from police nearly fell two stories at South Coast Plaza before officers detained him and possibly saved his life, authorities said. Costa Mesa police said Francisco Novela, 37, of Santa Ana crashed his 1972 Ford Ranger...
  • Commentary: Close Back Bay Drive to vehicular traffic

    On Friday, the Daily Pilot reported the death of a female cyclist on Adams Avenue in Huntington Beach ("Bicyclist dies after being struck by car"). The accident occurred where Adams, a three-lane, 45-mph road, transitions from having a bike lane to no...
  • 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...
  • Woman crashes car into tax business

    A 74-year-old Irvine woman accidentally crashed her car into a Costa Mesa business over the weekend, authorities said. Police responded to Liberty Tax, 2200 Harbor Blvd., at 2:30 p.m. Sunday after receiving reports that a car had been driven into the...
  • Police Files

    Costa Mesa Harbor Boulevard: Petty theft of a bike between 5:30 and 6:20 p.m. Tuesday was reported in the 1800 block. Fair Drive: Rape was reported in the 100 block at 6:50 p.m. Tuesday. Towne Street: Auto theft between 9:30 and 11 p.m. Tuesday was...
  • Apartment fire displaces residents

    Four Costa Mesa families were displaced Tuesday night when a fire ripped through their apartment complex in the 2000 block of Wallace Avenue, authorities said. Four firefighters and two residents were treated for minor injuries related to the three-...
  • Newport-Mesa weathers first day of storm

    Newport-Mesa weathers first day of storm
    As a much-needed storm dumped rain over Southern California Friday, officials throughout the Newport-Mesa area said — for the most part — disaster was averted. "We're doing all our normal stuff, and so far, luckily, it's been uneventful,"...
  • Fire destroys car in Ikea parking lot

    Fire destroys car in Ikea parking lot
    Costa Mesa firefighters extinguished a car fire in Ikea's busy parking lot Sunday afternoon, officials said. Around 11 a.m., one fire engine and four firefighters were dispatched to the furniture store at Harbor Boulevard and South Coast Drive. A 2001...