April 25, 2008
AREA 1 Joann Street: A petty theft was reported in the 600 block at 10:24 a.m. Wednesday. Anaheim Avenue: Vandalism was reported in the 1900 block at 12:23 p.m. Wednesday. Maple Avenue and West Bay Street: Gang activity was reported at 3:19 p.m. Wednesday. East Mesa Verde Drive: A grand theft was reported at 8:18 p.m. Wednesday. ? AREA 2 Maple Avenue and West Bay Street: Gang activity was reported at 3:19 p.m. Wednesday.
August 24, 2005
Burbank City Councilwoman Stacey Murphy will be arraigned Thursday in Pasadena Superior Court after being charged Tuesday with one count of possessing a controlled substance and one misdemeanor count of child endangerment. Murphy, 47, is free on $100,000 bail after being arrested July 13, after police found cocaine, three handguns and 900 rounds of ammunition in her home on Lima Street in Burbank, where the mother of three lives with her 12-year-old son. The handguns were registered to her boyfriend, Glendale resident Scott Schaffer, who is in federal custody awaiting an Aug. 30 trial.
October 1, 2011
A Costa Mesa gang member was sentenced to 24 years and four months in prison Friday for his role in killing a rival Santa Ana gang member. Jesus Ramon Rojo, 27, pleaded guilty in September to killing Julio Cesar Guerrero-Elias, 20. Guerrero-Elias was dropping a friend off in an alley when he was shot. The victim then drove several blocks injured before crashing into a parked car in the 1100 block of Paularino Avenue. He later died of his injuries at Orange Coast Memorial Hospital, according to archived reports of the shooting . The crime was the second gang-related shooting in April 2006 — a year that saw heightened gang-related violence.
June 11, 2012
One of the defendants in a case against a Costa Mesa-based gang has pleaded guilty to distributing illegal drugs and associating with members of the Mexican Mafia, federal court documents show. Douglas Joseph Jackovich, 29, also known as "DJ" or "Temper," has been associated with the Forming Kaos gang and was one of 17 defendants in the federal case filed in June 2011, according to federal court documents. Forming Kaos claims Costa Mesa as its territory, primarily the Westside area bounded by Fairview Road, Placentia Avenue, 19th Street and West Wilson Street.
April 8, 2008
Newport Beach Santa Rosa Drive and Newport Center Drive: A suspicious vehicle was reported at 7:50 a.m. Tuesday. Via Lido: A residential burglary was reported in the 800 block at 5:24 a.m. Tuesday. 23rd Street: A trespassing was reported in the 100 block at 3:57 a.m. Tuesday. Coronado Street and Ocean Front East: A suspicious person was reported at 1:18 a.m. Tuesday. 42nd Street and Balboa Boulevard: A person was reported drunk in public at 12:32 a.m. Tuesday.