February 20, 2008
Arson investigators are looking into the suspicious circumstances surrounding a fire that destroyed a Corona del Mar park playground Monday night, Newport Beach fire officials said Tuesday. Shortly after 11 p.m. Monday, Newport Beach firefighters were called to Begonia Park’s playground off Bayside Drive and Carnation Avenue, where 20-foot high flames quickly engulfed the 2-year-old playground equipment. Firefighters quickly extinguished the blaze, but the equipment and surrounding area was burnt, melted and disfigured by the heat.
March 8, 2008
Arson investigators are working to determine what sparked a blaze that engulfed a garage and spread to other parts of a home, fire officials said Friday. Twenty-five firefighters responded to a call about 8 p.m. Thursday in the 3000 block of Hayes Avenue in Costa Mesa and found the garage flooded in flames and smoke. As firefighters battled the fire, it spread to the main part of the home before it was extinguished. One resident was taken to the hospital for smoke inhalation, and no firefighters were injured.
March 7, 2008
Arson investigators are working to determine what sparked a blaze that engulfed a garage and spread to other parts of a home, fire officials said Friday. Twenty-five firefighters responded to a call about 8 p.m. Thursday on the 3000 block of Hayes Avenue in Costa Mesa and found the garage engulfed in flames and smoke. As firefighters battled the flames it spread to the main part of the home before it was extinguished. One resident was taken to the hospital for smoke inhalation and no firefighters were injured.
August 5, 2004
-- CRIME 2003-04 2002-03 2001-02 Murder 0 0 0 Rape 0 0 0 Sexual Assault 1 0 1 Indecent Exposure 2 0 0 Robbery 0 0 1 Hate Crimes 1 0 1 Aggravated Assault 1 0 0 Minor/Verbal Assault 6 8 12 Arson 0 0 0 Bomb Threat 0 0 1 OCC Property Burglary 3 1 2 Personal Property Burglary 18 16 14 OCC Property Grand Theft 3 6 7 Personal Property Grand Theft 6 9 10 OCC Property Petty Theft...
July 6, 2004
POLICE FILES NEWPORT BEACH 41st Street: An arrest was made after police responded to a fight in the 100 block at 8 p.m. Sunday. Corsica Drive: Arson was reported in the 100 block at 8:31 a.m. Monday. 15th Street: A physical fight was reported in the 800 block at 2:05 a.m. Monday. Emerald Avenue: A suspect was arrested after making prowler noises in the 100 block at 8:02 a.m. Monday. Nordina Street and Beach Drive: A stolen vehicle was recovered at 9:54 a.m. Coral Avenue: Grand theft was reported in the 100 block at 2:30 p.m. Monday.
September 10, 2001
It took Costa Mesa firefighters about 10 minutes to extinguish a small blaze that they say an "apparently disgruntled" 90-year-old man started in the middle of his hotel room Sunday afternoon. Costa Mesa Battalion Chief Chris Riley said the 1:20 p.m. fire at the Holiday Inn was ignited by the man, who then fled the scene and was arrested on suspicion of arson at a nearby hotel. Riley said officials suspect the man ignited papers to start the fire, though the investigation is continuing.
April 1, 2003
Closet fire breaks out in bookstore Barnes and Noble Booksellers in South Coast Metro suffered $20,000 worth of damage after a fire broke out in one of its closets Sunday morning, Costa Mesa Fire officials said. The fire was "small" and was put out by the sprinklers even before firefighters arrived at about 10:55 a.m., officials said. No one was injured. There was minor fire damage in the closet. Officials said water was also found on the floor and outside the closet with water leaking down into Mikasa, which is directly below.
May 15, 2002
-- Deepa Bharath The city of Costa Mesa's annual Public Safety Emergency Expo will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday at the Placentia Avenue fire station. The expo will feature displays from the city's Fire and Police departments. Demonstrations will include extinguishing a live structure fire, extracting someone from a vehicle using "jaws of life," arson prevention and the canine unit. There will also be several other public service displays and informational material for distribution to the public.
September 15, 2003
BRIEFLY IN THE NEWS Arson believed to be cause of car fire Costa Mesa police and fire officials were called to a suspicious vehicle fire on the 1300 block of Logan early Sunday morning. Police say that the parked car, a Nissan Altima, was burning from the inside around 4:30 a.m. Police say they believe that the fire was started intentionally and are investigating. The owners suffered about $15,000 worth of damage to the car. Costa Mesa store robbed on Saturday A man robbed the Kap N Keg liquor store on the 3100 block of Harbor Boulevard on Saturday, according to Costa Mesa police.
June 25, 2012
A weekend fire at a Costa Mesa apartment complex injured a bystander and displaced two residents, authorities said Monday. The fire was reported in the 1300 block of Adams Avenue about 2 p.m. Saturday. When city firefighters arrived, they spotted smoke billowing from a second-story window. Firefighters ventilated the room, which restricted the fire from spreading to other parts of the unit, officials said. A man burned his feet while trying to extinguish the fire; paramedics treated him at the scene and transported him to a local hospital.