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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.
By Joseph Serna, | December 16, 2010
Three Costa Mesa residents were among nearly 50 people arrested or indicted in Orange County's biggest white supremacist prison and street gang crackdown ever. Jessie Raffensberger, 31, Richard Michael Briggs, 58, and Edward Anthony Ferraro, 30, are among more than a dozen suspected white supremacists charged with a litany of felonies, from extortion to assault with enhancements for allegedly being affiliated with a gang. All three face life in prison if convicted of all charges.
By: Darleene Barrientos | 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.
June 23, 2011
A suspected white supremacist gang member from Costa Mesa is to appear in court Friday on charges of aggravated assault and kidnapping. Jessie Raffensberger, 32, is accused of assaulting a man who was lured to a hotel, holding him against his will and hitting him with a semi-automatic pistol for the benefit of white supremacist and criminal street gangs, according to a 2010 news release from the Orange County district attorney's office. Raffensberger's arrest in 2010 was part of the largest take-down of white supremacist prison and street gangs in Orange County.
By Lauren Williams | May 5, 2013
Costa Mesa police have arrested two men suspected of stabbing three people, an officer said Sunday. Roman Nava, 18, and Felipe Moreno, 19, both of Costa Mesa, were arrested on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon and promoting a criminal street gang, Their arrest follows the stabbing of two men and a boy at about 12:32 a.m. Saturday near the intersection of Anaheim Way and Yorkshire Street, according to the Costa Mesa Police Department....
By Lauren Williams | 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.
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