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  • 2 arrested with assault rifles plead not guilty to weapons charges

    2 arrested with assault rifles plead not guilty to weapons charges
    Two people accused of driving a vanload of AK-47 assault rifles and ammunition through Newport Beach pleaded not guilty Tuesday to felony weapons charges. Andrew John Cardiel Jr., 42, and Heather Magun Gurule, 30, are still in Orange County Jail with...
  • Fence now separates sex offender's home from school

    Fence now separates sex offender's home from school
    School officials have installed a temporary fence between Early College High School and the Costa Mesa home of a registered sex offender who complained about soccer balls kicked into his backyard. The issue started when Robert Allan Harrington...
  • Fiery crash kills teen driver, injures passenger

    Fiery crash kills teen driver, injures passenger
    A high-speed single-car crash near Estancia High School in Costa Mesa killed a 16-year-old driver and injured his teenage passenger just after midnight Wednesday, according to police. The Orange County coroner's office identified the driver as Jacob...
  • Jury convicts Newport lawyer of attempted extortion, conspiracy

    James Toledano, a former chairman of the Orange County Democratic Party and three-time state Assembly candidate, was convicted last week of two felonies related to an extortion scheme. A jury found him guilty of conspiracy to commit a crime and...
  • Suspect in 2 Irvine burglaries arrested

    Suspect in 2 Irvine burglaries arrested
    Irvine police said a bystander who noted a suspicious car's license plate helped them track down a burglary suspect this week. An Irvine resident heard glass breaking around 1 p.m. Wednesday and saw a car near a neighbor's home, police said in a news...
  • Corona del Mary Today: Bus incident will not result in criminal charges

    The Orange County district attorney's office has rejected a criminal case against the owner of a party bus that was transporting Corona del Mar High School students when one fell from the moving vehicle onto the 73 toll road. "The case was rejected...
  • Police seek 3 men who robbed victim behind Newport Boulevard bars

    Costa Mesa police are looking for three men in their 20s who are believed to have been involved in a robbery in an alley outside two Newport Boulevard bars Friday night. After a night of drinking in the 1800 block of Newport Boulevard, a Long Beach...
  • Personal trainer pleads guilty to extorting ex-employer for $350,000

    A personal trainer from Corona del Mar pleaded guilty Monday to his part in an extortion plot that threatened to smear a former employer if she and her husband didn't turn over hundreds of thousands of dollars. In 2008, Michael Earl Roberts, 49,...
  • Police: Driver trying to flee triggers chain-reaction crash; 6 hurt

    A man suspected of drunken driving who was trying to flee from Costa Mesa police caused a chain-reaction crash that sent six people to hospitals Tuesday evening, according to authorities. An officer tried to pull over a Toyota Corolla on Harbor...
  • Driver charged with murder, hit-and-run in cyclist's death

    Authorities on Tuesday filed a murder charge against a self-described drug counselor who they say killed a cyclist while driving drunk in Newport Beach. Neil Storm Stephany, 23, of Huntington Beach did not stop after slamming into Shaun Eagleson, a 30-...
  • Driver suspected of DUI in crash that killed bicyclist

    A Fountain Valley man was hit and killed by a motorist suspected of driving under the influence on Sunday in Newport Beach, police said. Authorities said Neil Storm Stephany, 23, of Huntington Beach was traveling west on East Coast Highway in a Toyota...
  • Irvine police: Man posed as woman on Craigslist to lure teen boys

    A 34-year-old man posed as a woman online to lure teenage boys — including one from Irvine — into sexual situations, according to authorities. Irvine police arrested Tustin resident Sherwin Ngo at his workplace in Irvine on Friday on...