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LOCAL
By Michael Alexander | December 23, 2006
Further details, including the names of the couple involved, have been released regarding an apparent murder-suicide on Dec. 16 in a Costa Mesa condo. Costa Mesa police said David McClure Bennett, 58, committed suicide after shooting Malinda Jane Barton, 58, in the head at their condo in the 2300 block of Vanguard Way. Police said a friend of Bennett called at about 6:51 p.m. to warn them of disturbing things Bennett had said. "Bennett had confided in a friend that he'd recently been diagnosed with a serious medical condition," Det. Lt. Robert Phillips said.
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LOCAL
By Kelly Strodl | April 27, 2007
FOR THE RECORD A story Thursday, "27-year veteran is named police chief," incorrectly spelled the name of Newport Beach Police Capt. John Klein, who will become chief on July 1. . . . The city of Newport Beach announced Wednesday that Police Capt. John Klein, a 27-year veteran of the department, will replace Chief Bob McDonell this summer. Klein, who now runs the department's patrol and traffic division, will take office on July 1. For the next two months Kline will shadow his boss, learning about the role of chief — one of the few positions he has not yet filled in the department where he has spent his entire career.
NEWS
By Joseph Serna | August 11, 2008
The investigation into two biker gangs that got into a violent melee at a Newport Beach bar last month expanded Monday, when more than 50 SWAT officers raided a massive compound in Riverside County searching for weapons belonging to the Set Free Soldiers, police said. Authorities are expected to work through the night clearing out the site, made up of several commercial buildings police believe contain the same kinds of weapons authorities seized in seven raids last week, Newport Beach police Sgt. Evan Sailor said.
NEWS
By Joseph Serna | August 12, 2008
A morning raid at a biker gang’s vast compound in Riverside County produced virtually no evidence prosecutors could use, Newport Beach police said Tuesday. “This is a common problem that we in law enforcement experience,” Sgt. Evan Sailor said. “Once people know and understand enforcement officers may be looking for them and/or their property, it gives them time to remove or destroy those items.” More than 50 SWAT officers raided a Set Free Soldiers biker gang compound in Mira Loma Monday morning, a site large enough that it took officers several days to coordinate the search, Sailor said.
NEWS
September 22, 2004
BRIEFLY IN THE NEWS Needle found in cookie packages Packages of Keebler cookies were removed from the shelves of a Costa Mesa Albertsons after a store clerk found a sewing needle sticking out of one package. The clerk at the 2300 Harbor Blvd. grocery store was stuck with the needle while scanning the cookies Sunday evening, Costa Mesa Police Sgt. Marty Carver said. The clerk was not injured, police said. The store manager removed all of the other packages from store shelves and contacted a Keebler representative, Carver said.
NEWS
September 18, 2004
Marisa O'Neil They train every week for crises and dangers most hope they'll never face. But on Monday, members of the Costa Mesa Police Department SWAT team will put their skills to use in some friendly competition at the 10th annual Ventura Police SWAT Competition. This is the first time Costa Mesa will take part in the tough contest, which challenges teams in endurance races and throws them into the kinds of scenarios they could face in real-life emergencies.
NEWS
September 8, 2009
A Garden Grove man convicted of selling an old Costa Mesa police SWAT uniform to undercover officers and had guns and ammunition in his home will soon be heading to prison. Craig McVay, 48, was sentenced to 16 months in state prison last week after pleading guilty to possessing deadly weapons and thousands of rounds of ammunition, which violated his probation. McVay was arrested in early August by Costa Mesa police, who were tipped off that he was selling one of their old SWAT uniforms on Craigslist.
NEWS
October 31, 2004
Luck plays a huge part in breaking news photographs. It's impossible to tell when and where something might happen. You have to watch and wait -- especially when police are involved in a stand-off. I had just arrived at the scene at Corona del Mar Plaza Wednesday and was learning about a stand-off situation when someone yelled "something's about to happen!" I ran up to a tree branch to secure the 600-millimeter lens and pointed in the direction of the Jewels by Joseph jewelry store just as the suspect in an attempted jewelry heist came out, stopped, and turned to face the SWAT team.
NEWS
October 7, 2000
-- Deepa Bharath NEWPORT BEACH -- Residents can get up close and personal with SWAT teams, live fires, a helicopter and police dogs this weekend. The city's police and fire departments will celebrate their 10th annual Public Safety Day on Sunday at Newport Center Fire Station No. 3, at the corner of Jamboree Road and Santa Barbara Drive. Each year, the day commemorates Fire Prevention Week and brings local police and fire departments together, said Lt. John Blauer of the Newport Beach Fire Department.
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