February 21, 2014
Costa Mesa Bear Street: Vehicle burglary was reported in the 3300 block at 2:40 p.m. Thursday. Wallace Avenue: A physical family fight was reported in the 2000 block at 3:30 p.m. Thursday. Bristol Street: Counterfeit money was reported in the 3300 block at 5 p.m. Thursday. Victoria Street: Possession of drug paraphernalia was reported in the 1200 block at 5:50 p.m. Thursday. Wilson Street: Rape was reported in the 700 block at 6 p.m. Thursday. 19th Street: Battery was reported in the 500 block at 6:30 p.m. Thursday.
September 4, 2012
Police on Tuesday said they were searching for a man suspected of stabbing another man to death in a Costa Mesa home. Adolph Mireles, 38, of Huntington Beach allegedly killed the unnamed victim about 6 a.m. Tuesday in the 1100 block of Atlanta Way, according to police. Mireles, who police said was recently released from prison, was reportedly driving a gray 2011 Toyota Corolla that has California license plate No. 6PGF988. Police described Mireles as 5 feet, 7 inches tall, with a heavy build, goatee and mustache.
December 11, 2004
Man robs market, flees with cash A man armed with a handgun robbed the Costa Mesa Tuesday Morning store Thursday evening, police said. The man entered the gift shop in the 200 block of E. 17th Street just before 6 p.m. Thursday, Costa Mesa Police Sgt. Marty Carver said. He demanded cash from the clerk and lifted his shirt to show a handgun tucked in his waistband, Carver said. The clerk complied and the man left with an undisclosed amount of cash, he said.
April 8, 2010
Elsie Pauly died at Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian on April 6, 2010 after a short illness. Born in Wahpeton, ND in 1923, she was the youngest of eight children. She is preceded in death by her husband, Leo Pauly and six of her brothers and sisters. Surviving is her sister, Edith Thimjon of Omaha Nebraska. Also surviving Elsie are her daughter and son-in-law, Cynthia and David Hughes of Newport Coast, CA. Family was most important to Elsie and she dearly loved her three granddaughters and their families: Heather and Jack Flanagan and their children, Hannah and Sean; Melissa and Chris Evans and their daughters, Tatum and Reagan; and Holly and Tom Horning.
May 29, 2003
Dorothy Gerner Dorothy Gerner, a 41-year Costa Mesa resident who dedicated her life to volunteering in her community, died Saturday of cancer. She was 77. Ms. Gerner was active in several local groups, including the Mothers March during the March of Dimes. Her daughter, Kathy Mauro, said Ms. Gerner started the practice of men accompanying the women during that march. Ms. Gerner was best known as a swimming instructor who specialized in teaching disabled children.