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By KTLA News | August 2, 2010
ORANGE — A woman is hospitalized in critical condition with life threatening wounds after she was stabbed during a carjacking in a grocery store parking lot. The suspect is under arrest. Orange police Sgt. Sean O'Toole says the carjacking took place in an Albertson's parking lot at 8440 East Chapman Avenue about 9:30 a.m. Monday morning. The woman, described as in her 40's or 50's, was heading to her car with her groceries when she was approached by a man who demanded the victim turn over the keys to her bronze or silver, four-door 2006 Honda Civic Hybrid.
NEWS
July 13, 2005
Costa Mesa police on Sunday morning arrested a man suspected of a Long Beach carjacking. Carl Richard Johnson, 24, of Costa Mesa was arrested at 6:30 a.m. Sunday in the 3100 block of Coral Avenue. Police believe he stole the car in Long Beach and used a semi-automatic handgun to commit the crime, Costa Mesa Sgt. Marty Carver said. Costa Mesa police spotted the car in a motel parking lot and waited for a driver to return, Carver said. Johnson got into the car with a female passenger and police followed, he said.
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By Lauren Vane | July 28, 2006
Breaking News Two juveniles suspected of a Costa Mesa carjacking were detained this morning in a criminal sweep in the city of San Bernardino, police said. Costa Mesa police drove out to San Bernardino to interview the suspects and are still investigating whether more people were involved in the carjacking, which happened at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, said Costa Mesa Det. Don Holford A 40-year-old Newport Beach woman was approached by two men in the parking lot of Grower’s Direct shopping mall at West 17th Street and Superior Avenue.
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By Lauren Williams, lauren.williams@latimes.com | August 11, 2011
Costa Mesa police said they arrested the final suspect, a minor, in an attempted carjacking by gang members that sent a Newport Beach man to the hospital. In all, six minors ranging in age from 14 to 17 and Juan Carlos Juarez, 18, of Orange, were arrested on suspicion of pulling the victim from his car and beating him before attempting to steal the car, police said in a news release Wednesday night. On Aug. 2, the man was eating at the Del Taco at 1720 Superior Ave., when the group of suspected Varrio El Modena gang members from Orange approached him, flashed gang signs, a handgun and threatened to kill him, according to police.
NEWS
February 14, 2003
Deepa Bharath Newport Beach Police arrested a San Diego teenager Thursday after the 17-year-old allegedly carjacked a local resident and led officers on a high-speed pursuit through residential areas, officials said. The incident started at about 12:30 p.m. Thursday, when the boy approached a 24-year-old Newport Beach man about buying a car, Sgt. Steve Shulman said. The teenager's name was not revealed because he is a juvenile. After taking a test drive in the Honda Prelude, both exited the car in the 1900 block of Sherington Place to examine it, Shulman said.
NEWS
November 11, 2003
Deepa Bharath An unidentified man suspected of trying to rob and carjack a woman on Monday afternoon died after he dove into a dumpster while fleeing authorities, officials said. Officials, by Monday evening, still had several unanswered questions about how the incident unfolded and how the man died, Costa Mesa Police Lt. Dale Birney said. The man, judged to be in his 20s, reportedly accosted the victim in the parking lot of Ralphs supermarket on East 17th Street, he said.
LOCAL
By Lauren Vane | July 29, 2006
Two juveniles were detained in the city of San Bernardino early Friday in connection with a carjacking in a Costa Mesa strip mall this week. The stolen car, a silver Volvo SUV, was recovered when the juveniles were taken into custody during a sweep in San Bernardino, Costa Mesa Det. Don Holford said. Police are still investigating whether more people were involved in the carjacking and robbery that happened in the parking lot of Grower's Direct at 17th Street and Superior Avenue at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.
NEWS
January 17, 2001
COSTA MESA -- A 24-year-old Santa Ana man pleaded not guilty Tuesday to a carjacking in Costa Mesa in November. Charles Thomas Huff, who was arraigned at Harbor Justice Center in Newport Beach, also pleaded not guilty to seven other felony charges relating to car thefts and evading while driving carelessly, as well as a misdemeanor count of resisting police. Because Huff already has a prior felony conviction for a home burglary, his maximum sentence for the new charges could be doubled to between 15 and 27 years in prison, said Deputy Dist.
NEWS
May 27, 2005
Marisa O'Neil A police pursuit that started with a carjacking at gunpoint in Santa Ana nearly ended with shots fired when the armed suspect started to run from police following a crash in Costa Mesa early Wednesday morning. The suspect led police on a chase through six cities at speeds sometimes more than 100 mph, Garden Grove Lt. Paul Prince said. The chase ended when the driver' car hopped a curb and skidded into two parked cars in an auto repair shop parking lot in the 1700 block of Anaheim Avenue, police said.
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By Lauren Williams, lauren.williams@latimes.com | August 11, 2011
Costa Mesa police said they arrested the final suspect, a minor, in an attempted carjacking by gang members that sent a Newport Beach man to the hospital. In all, six minors ranging in age from 14 to 17 and Juan Carlos Juarez, 18, of Orange, were arrested on suspicion of pulling the victim from his car and beating him before attempting to steal the car, police said in a news release Wednesday night. On Aug. 2, the man was eating at the Del Taco at 1720 Superior Ave., when the group of suspected Varrio El Modena gang members from Orange approached him, flashed gang signs, a handgun and threatened to kill him, according to police.
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By KTLA News | August 2, 2010
ORANGE — A woman is hospitalized in critical condition with life threatening wounds after she was stabbed during a carjacking in a grocery store parking lot. The suspect is under arrest. Orange police Sgt. Sean O'Toole says the carjacking took place in an Albertson's parking lot at 8440 East Chapman Avenue about 9:30 a.m. Monday morning. The woman, described as in her 40's or 50's, was heading to her car with her groceries when she was approached by a man who demanded the victim turn over the keys to her bronze or silver, four-door 2006 Honda Civic Hybrid.
LOCAL
January 28, 2008
Two men, at least one armed with a gun, carjacked a Costa Mesa resident Friday afternoon in the alley behind his apartment, Lt. Bob Ciszek said Saturday. The incident occurred about 4:20 p.m. in the 1000 block of Mission Drive. Ciszek said the victim, a 41-year-old man, had pulled into the alley and was smoking a cigarette with his car still running when a man opened the driver’s side door and forced him out. The suspect, described as a man in his 20s with a white T-shirt and jeans, threw the victim against a garage door, drew a handgun and ordered him not to move.
LOCAL
By Kelly Strodl | October 23, 2006
An unidentified man arrested in Newport Beach Saturday on a charge of felony vandalism might have been responsible for a string of attempted carjackings earlier Friday evening, police said. "Based upon the three crimes in Costa Mesa and the arrest in Newport Beach, there is a definite nexus between the times of occurrences and the suspect's description," Costa Mesa Police Sgt. Matt Grimmond said. "However, the suspect has not been identified by any victims and/or witnesses regarding the crimes occurring in Costa Mesa."
LOCAL
By Lauren Vane | July 29, 2006
Two juveniles were detained in the city of San Bernardino early Friday in connection with a carjacking in a Costa Mesa strip mall this week. The stolen car, a silver Volvo SUV, was recovered when the juveniles were taken into custody during a sweep in San Bernardino, Costa Mesa Det. Don Holford said. Police are still investigating whether more people were involved in the carjacking and robbery that happened in the parking lot of Grower's Direct at 17th Street and Superior Avenue at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.
LOCAL
July 28, 2006
Two carjackers and a car full of accomplices remained on the loose Thursday after they robbed a woman and stole her car from a Costa Mesa strip mall parking lot, police said. The two men, described by witnesses as gang members, acted like they had a gun and told the woman they would rape and kill her if she didn't give them the keys to her silver 2004 Volvo SUV, said Costa Mesa Police Sgt. Zack Hoferitza. The woman, a 40-year-old Newport Beach resident, was walking to her car at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday after shopping at Grower's Direct at West 17th Street and Placentia Avenue when she was approached by two men. One of the men simulated a handgun by putting his hand under his shirt and demanded her money and car keys while the other man watched.
NEWS
By Lauren Vane | July 28, 2006
Breaking News Two juveniles suspected of a Costa Mesa carjacking were detained this morning in a criminal sweep in the city of San Bernardino, police said. Costa Mesa police drove out to San Bernardino to interview the suspects and are still investigating whether more people were involved in the carjacking, which happened at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, said Costa Mesa Det. Don Holford A 40-year-old Newport Beach woman was approached by two men in the parking lot of Grower’s Direct shopping mall at West 17th Street and Superior Avenue.
NEWS
July 13, 2005
Costa Mesa police on Sunday morning arrested a man suspected of a Long Beach carjacking. Carl Richard Johnson, 24, of Costa Mesa was arrested at 6:30 a.m. Sunday in the 3100 block of Coral Avenue. Police believe he stole the car in Long Beach and used a semi-automatic handgun to commit the crime, Costa Mesa Sgt. Marty Carver said. Costa Mesa police spotted the car in a motel parking lot and waited for a driver to return, Carver said. Johnson got into the car with a female passenger and police followed, he said.
NEWS
May 27, 2005
Marisa O'Neil A police pursuit that started with a carjacking at gunpoint in Santa Ana nearly ended with shots fired when the armed suspect started to run from police following a crash in Costa Mesa early Wednesday morning. The suspect led police on a chase through six cities at speeds sometimes more than 100 mph, Garden Grove Lt. Paul Prince said. The chase ended when the driver' car hopped a curb and skidded into two parked cars in an auto repair shop parking lot in the 1700 block of Anaheim Avenue, police said.
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