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NEWS
August 18, 2010
Newport Beach police detained more than a dozen juveniles, three for criminal conduct, as part of a curfew sweep following a rash of thefts by minors in the city, police officials said Wednesday. On Friday and Saturday night, police searched for juveniles who were violating the city's 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. curfew. The law bars kids from being out in public areas, such as streets and alleys, at night and in the early morning. The ramped-up enforcement came after a string of thefts were commited overnight by children, police said.
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LOCAL
By Joseph Serna | November 13, 2009
ORANGE — The scene Thursday night at the Sheriff’s Department training facility resembled the calm before the storm. Illuminated by flood lights from the command post, more than a hundred officers, investigators and probation officers sipped coffee, ate danishes and told jokes in the parking lot. They were moments from fanning out for their night’s mission: Round up all juveniles found loitering in the streets after curfew, bring...
LOCAL
By Steve Smith | September 8, 2008
This is a special message to the Costa Mesa Eight, the kids who were caught toilet-papering Mesa Verde Drive on the first day of school last week and cited for curfew violations. In a strict sense, or perhaps even a not-so-strict sense, decorating the trees along Mesa Verde Drive in Costa Mesa on the first day of school is vandalism. I’ve never thought of it that way, but some do and it is important for you to understand their position. You don’t have to agree — just understand.
NEWS
September 6, 2008
Costa Mesa police run the risk of becoming the butt of many jokes if they continue to ... Sorry, we couldn’t resist. But c’mon, did Costa Mesa’s finest really stake out Estancia High School and Fairview Park early Tuesday to stymie the senior class’ annual tradition of toilet papering? Hey, we love our guys in blue for taking their jobs so seriously. And we’re grateful they took it easy on the rascals — the cops only cited them for curfew violations.
NEWS
By Joseph Serna | September 2, 2008
Let’s hope it’s not an omen for the rest of the school year. In the early hours of Tuesday morning, while most students across Newport-Mesa enjoyed their last few hours of sleep before beginning the annual march to the first day of school, dozens of Estancia High School seniors headed to Fairview Park to toilet-paper a welcome mat for their peers. Just before 3 a.m. Tuesday, with carloads of Estancia students and alumni watching through the darkness, several newly minted Estancia High School seniors went toilet-papered Placentia Avenue from Fairview Park to the steps of their school.
NEWS
By Alicia Robinson | May 30, 2007
If you get a hankering for a late-night swim in Corona del Mar, beware — you might find yourself on camera and end up explaining yourself to the police. The beaches close at 10 p.m., but residents have recently complained about problems with late-night beachgoers leaving trash in their yards, making noise as they come and go, and even committing crimes such as vandalism. So to cut down on crime on Corona del Mar beaches and in surrounding neighborhoods, the city of Newport Beach will install new infrared cameras to check on Corona del Mar State Beach, Little Corona and Pirates Cove.
NEWS
By Jane Garland | April 8, 2007
"No one cared." "No one worried." "No one asked." Those are the three top answers to the Newport-Mesa Unified School District question, "Why did you cut school?" The district's Safe Schools Healthy Students initiative Project ASK (Advocates Supporting Kids) and the Costa Mesa Police Department are caring, worrying and asking why kids are cutting school. We are not asking to be punitive or to harass; we are asking because school attendance is a right, an entitlement, a pathway to the future, and California law. A daytime curfew is simply one more tool to help our community and to help kids.
NEWS
April 1, 2007
It's hard to argue with the impulse to give police another tool to battle gangs and to make sure kids don't ditch school. But many residents are objecting to the proposed daytime curfew in Costa Mesa. Why? Well, some see it as a constitutional issue. Will a daytime curfew infringe on the 4th Amendment protections against illegal search and seizure? Others see it as yet another racially charged issue and envision the police harassing Latino youths while ignoring the white kids skipping school.
LOCAL
By Alicia Robinson | March 26, 2007
Costa Mesa police are proposing a daytime curfew to ensure kids are in school and to help curb gang activity. But some residents say it unfairly burdens kids who aren't breaking the rules, and it's the wrong way to attack the problem. City Council members got a preview of residents' objections last week, and they can expect to hear more from both sides when they vote on a new truancy ordinance in coming months. The daytime curfew is part of a multipronged initiative that's intended to crack down on the city's gang problem, which has grown significantly over the last decade.
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