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NEWS
February 3, 2012
A Costa Mesa man in custody without bail faces six charges of residential burglary following an alleged burglary attempt Thursday, police said. Police responded at 2:45 p.m. to the 500 block of Sturgeon Avenue in Costa Mesa after the Huntington Beach police helicopter, which Costa Mesa uses, observed Jesse Maxwell Dawson, 21, and a 17-year-old boy exit the residence and flee, said Sgt. Phil Myers. The helicopter was able to direct police to the two. Once caught, Dawson was found in possession of cocaine, heroin, illegal prescription medication and a hypodermic needle, Myers said.
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NEWS
By Jeremiah Dobruck | September 11, 2013
Costa Mesa police Wednesday arrested a man who allegedly tried to break into a truck using a welding torch so he could steal expensive equipment inside. At about 5 a.m., an officer saw a Dodge minivan in the 1500 block of Wintergreen Place with its license plates covered, according to a news release from the Costa Mesa Police Department. When the officer pulled up in his squad car, the minivan sped away down an alley before the driver and another man ditched the vehicle and fled on foot, police said.
NEWS
June 22, 2012
Just six days out of county jail on a drug offense, a Costa Mesa man was arrested Friday on suspicion of burglarizing a home while he was under the influence. Damian Pedersen, 22, allegedly entered a woman's Costa Mesa home in the 100 block of Walnut Street early Friday afternoon while she was there alone and grabbed her purse, according to the Police Department. When the woman confronted Pedersen, he dropped her purse and fled, police said. Police then set up a perimeter to catch the alleged burglar.
NEWS
By Joseph Serna | May 28, 2009
Police believe a 25-year-old Costa Mesa man arrested on suspicion of burglarizing a local apartment may be responsible for several similar crimes throughout the city, police said Thursday. Costa Mesa police arrested Arturo Vasquez, who was convicted of first-degree burglary in 2004, Wednesday evening at his home at the Camden Martinique apartments, 2855 Pinecreek Drive. Authorities said forensic evidence found at the scene of a May 5 burglary in Vasquez’s complex links him to the crime.
NEWS
By Joseph Serna | November 19, 2008
Costa Mesa police have arrested a Santa Ana man they suspect of being responsible for a baker’s dozen home burglaries in the city last week, authorities said Wednesday. Police arrested Michael Rodarte, 31, on suspicion of prowling and residential burglary Tuesday evening after they received a call about a suspicious man near Carson Street and Coolidge Avenue. Police found Rodarte nearby, matching the suspect’s description, police said. While Rodarte was arrested initially on suspicion of prowling, officers in the jail realized he resembled a police sketch passed around within the department of a man who is believed to have burglarized 13 homes in the Irish and Flower residential tracts the week before, police said.
NEWS
January 19, 2000
Greg Risling COSTA MESA -- Two Russian nationals suspected of targeting auto sound stores along Newport Boulevard were arrested early Monday morning. Police discovered a map inside the suspects' van that had two locations -- believed to be auto stereo shops -- circled in red ink. Samuel Mordukhovich, 20, and Eugene Trifonov, 24, both of Los Angeles, were arrested and booked on suspicion of prowling and possession of burglary tools. Mordukhovich was held on $500 bail while Trifonov reportedly was being sought by immigration officials.
NEWS
November 13, 1999
Greg Risling COSTA MESA -- A veiled threat from a startled yet courageous 81-year-old woman who was rustled from her bed Friday morning by a burglar eventually led to his arrest. Hien Le, 31, was arrested on suspicion of burglary and a parole violation. Le was found by police shortly after the suspect had a confrontation with the elderly victim. The break-in occurred about 2:20 a.m. at a home on the 2000 block of Westminster Avenue. Le allegedly broke a window with a potted plant.
NEWS
By Mona Shadia, mona.shadia@latimes.com | August 27, 2010
COSTA MESA — Police are looking for a Costa Mesa resident suspected of stealing $40,000 worth of property from a Lake Arrowhead home. Shilyn Fellbaum, 33, tried to return a stolen $9,000 fur coat to the Neiman Marcus store at Fashion Island, said Det. Craig Harris of the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department. Her attempt failed when a sales associate recognized that the coat was sold to one of her customers and placed a call to the victim to verify, Harris said.
LOCAL
By Alicia Robinson | February 21, 2007
An observant neighbor’s tip led Newport Beach police on Tuesday to a woman they believe burglarized the same Corona del Mar house twice in a month. Michelle Lorraine Hughes, 29, of Canyon Lake, is suspected in a string of burglaries including four in Corona del Mar and others in Murrieta and Temecula, according to police. When Newport Beach police arrested her Tuesday, she was out on bail after a Feb. 7 arrest on a warrant for a 2006 burglary, Newport Beach Police Lt. Jim Kaminsky said.
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