July 19, 2011
After only one season playing quarterback in a run-oriented offense, JSerra Catholic senior-to-be Jake Hall is swiftly establishing himself as one of the best quarterbacks in the state, perhaps the nation. And wait 'till you get a load of the Newport Beach resident in a new version of the "pistol" offense the Lions will run this fall. That was the offense seen last season at No. 11 University of Nevada, run by Colin Kaepernick, selected in the NFL Draft's second round by theSan Francisco 49ers.
July 15, 2011
COSTA MESA – Four police vehicles surrounded a car and two officers drew their guns Friday after a person ran away from a traffic stop. The incident occurred about 4:30 p.m. at Fairview Road and Baker Street. A police officer saw a car with a vehicle violation and attempted to pull the car over when one person in the car got out and ran away, said Costa Mesa Police Department Lt. Bob Ciszek. Three people were arrested for possession of prescription drugs, Ciszek said.
July 13, 2011
SANTA ANA - Wednesday's countywide gang sweep - a three-year effort dubbed Operation Black Flag - began with a lead in Costa Mesa, law enforcement officials said. Following the initial tip, the investigative trail led Santa Ana police investigators to Cesar "Roach" Munguia, 31. The high-ranking member of Forming Kaos, a Costa Mesa street gang, is accused of dealing guns, methamphetamines, cocaine and heroin, said Costa Mesa Police Capt. Les Gogerty. Costa Mesa was "basically where it started," Gogerty said.
July 8, 2011
COSTA MESA — A man was taken into custody at John Wayne Airport on Friday afternoon after trying to take a sheriff deputy's gun, authorities said. About 2:45 p.m., an unidentified man in the departure gate area tried to remove the deputy's handgun from its holster, the Orange County Sheriff's Department said in a news release. The officer "managed to take control" of the man, who was soon taken into custody. No shots were fired and no injuries were reported, according to the release.
May 14, 2011
A man accused of robbing a woman at gunpoint at her in-home daycare center in Irvine pleaded guilty Friday, according to a news release from the Orange County district attorney's office. Hung Trong Do, 33, of Stanton admitted to assault with a semi-automatic weapon, robbery, burglary, illegal possession of a firearm by a felon and other charges. He was charged with breaking into the woman's home through an open garage June 3, 2009, holding a gun to the back of her neck and demanding money.
March 4, 2011
Editor's note: This article appeared first on Councilwoman Wendy Leece's blog, OC Public Square, and is being reprinted with permission. Why are we such a great city? Because for more than 25 years outgoing City Manager Allan Roeder has been the leader, through many, many council members, who came and went, he was there for continuity. His integrity. His humility. His love for our city. His love for our residents. The way he listens to you and helps you understand everything, even pensions and pension reform.
December 7, 2010
Police were dispatched to Mariners Church in Irvine Tuesday after receiving a report that there was possibly a despondent man in the area carrying a gun. Irvine police carrying handguns and rifles found the man conscious, but unresponsive, face down in the grass on the church at 5001 Newport Coast Drive. The man had taken a large dose of prescription medication in an apparent suicide attempt, said Lt. Barry Aninag. A gun was found near the man but he hadn't fired the weapon, Aninag said.
September 13, 2010
COSTA MESA — A man shot and killed himself in the parking lot of a local gun shop on Newport Boulevard on Sunday, Costa Mesa police confirmed Monday. Ezra Fee, 34, who had a history of run-ins with the law, shot himself in his truck that was parked at the Grant Boys, 1750 Newport Blvd., said Lt. Rob Sharpnack. A police officer patrolling the area about 4:30 p.m. heard a gunshot and screams coming from the Grant Boys' parking lot. After calling for backup, the officer then approached the Dodge truck and found Fee with a gunshot wound to the chest, Sharpnack said.
August 3, 2010
Newport Harbor High held its 10th annual alumni boys' basketball tournament Saturday. The tournament featured six teams with players ranging from the class of 1973 to the current graduating class. The competition was intense and professional referees were used to make sure the competitive zeal remained in the bounds of good sportsmanship. The team led by Thomas Melum was eliminated in the semifinals by the team headed by Jamie Diefenbach, who played men's volleyball for UCLA and in his senior year competed on the men's basketball team for the Bruins.
March 10, 2010
Police are chalking up the Wednesday arrest of a suspected 60-year-old robber to old-fashioned police work. Three days after Costa Mesa police said Herman Lee Coleman of Costa Mesa tried to rob a 7-Eleven on Baker Street with a flare gun, police say, officers identified and tracked him to his home in the 1000 block of Cheyenne Street. Police found the flare gun among his things, said Lt. Bryan Glass. About 8:25 p.m. Sunday, a gunman walked into the 7-Eleven, pulled the flare gun on the clerk and demanded she empty the register, police said.