December 15, 2012
As Irvine police were taking the description of a man suspected in multiple burglaries and thefts — including stealing a 5-year-old's bicycle — witnesses spotted him and officers chased him into an Irvine marsh and arrested him. Officers on foot followed Tony Angulo, 32, of Riverside, after he fled from an apartment complex on Turtle Crest Drive on Dec. 9. They arrested him on suspicion of auto theft, multiple thefts from vehicles and...
March 19, 2013
An organized crime ring that targeted Apple Stores nationwide struck shops in Newport Beach, Costa Mesa and Irvine, police said Tuesday. Four Chicago residents are suspected of the thefts from Apple Stores in the three cities, as well as a Microsoft store in Mission Viejo, according to Torrance Police Sgt. Robert Watt. Apple has retail outlets at South Coast Plaza, Fashion Island and the Irvine Spectrum. Some 17 total thefts took place across Los Angeles and Orange counties. Torrance police arrested Ausra Bauzinskaite, 34, Adeliya Nassybullina, 30, Lukasz Karasinski, 37, and Przemyslaw Skiba, 31, after a four-month investigation, according to the Torrance Police Department.
November 5, 2009
Police have released photos of two people they want to question in connection with a series of thefts in Newport Beach. One of the people is described as a male Latino older than 50, 5-foot-8 and 190 pounds with a scar on the ride side of his neck. The other person is described as a female Latino older than 30, 5-foot-1, pregnant and more than 150 pounds. She has a tattoo on the side of her neck, authorities said. Police said they are not sure if the pair are the people responsible for picking pockets at local open houses and retail stores.
May 27, 2010
AREA 1 West 19th Street: A burglary was reported in the 500 block at 3:15 a.m. Tuesday. Harbor Boulevard: A burglary was reported in the 2200 block at 4:55 p.m. Tuesday. West Paularino Avenue: A grand theft was reported in the 500 block at 7:43 p.m. Tuesday. AREA 2 South Coast Drive: A grand theft was reported in the 900 block at 5:48 p.m. Tuesday. Orange Avenue: A grand theft was reported in the 2500 block at 6:20 p.m. Tuesday.
July 5, 2013
A small group stole about $850 in fireworks from a stand on Sunflower Avenue in Costa Mesa, volunteers said Friday. The stand, managed by the Costa Mesa Middle School DELTA program, was raising money for enrichment programs, such as subsidizing costs for student field trips. About three people broke into the booth about 5 a.m. Wednesday and made off with six bundles of fireworks, stand volunteer Roy Center said. The theft happened when a night watchman stepped away for a few minutes, he said.
March 24, 2014
A Costa Mesa woman was arrested over the weekend in connection with the theft of a truck, authorities said. Officer Matt Selinske was driving through a neighborhood near Wallace Avenue and Wilson Street shortly before 5 p.m. Saturday when he saw a white Dodge Ram parked with its brake lights on, according to a news release from the Costa Mesa Police Department. Selinske entered the vehicle's license plate number into his computer and found that the truck had been reported stolen the week before.