October 22, 2013
Costa Mesa Plumer Street: Residential burglary was reported in the 600 block between midnight and 3 p.m. Monday. Bristol Street: Drug possession was reported in the 200 block at 11:40 a.m. Monday. Mesa Verde Drive: Grand theft was reported in the 2700 block at noon Monday. Fairview Road: Public drunkenness was reported in the 2200 block at 3:20 p.m. Monday. 17th Street: Resisting a police officer was reported in the 700 block at 4:10 p.m. Monday. Federal Avenue: Violating a restraining order was reported in the 2000 block at 4:40 p.m. Monday.
October 16, 2013
A group of teenagers fought with a Costa Mesa police officer Tuesday afternoon, and one 16-year-old tried to grab the gun from his holster, officials said. The officer was pulled into a scuffle when he responded to a call at a Ralphs grocery store at 380 17th St. at about 2:30 p.m. Police did not identify the officer but said he was the first on the scene when several "uncooperative, hostile" minors were shoplifting, according to a news release from the Costa Mesa Police Department.
September 18, 2013
Newport Beach police detained six local teenagers over the weekend for allegedly stealing items from cars parked near Westcliff Plaza. The group, ages 13 to 15, told police they were "car mobbing," or looking for unlocked vehicles and taking whatever they could find inside, Newport police spokeswoman Jennifer Manzella said. The suspects were not identified because they are juveniles. Five of the teens are from Costa Mesa, and the sixth is from Newport. Early Sunday morning, a resident saw the youths loitering near the 1200 block of Rutland Road and later watched them as they appeared to rifle through the contents of a vehicle, Manzella said.
September 17, 2013
Westminster police arrested a Newport Beach man Monday on suspicion of stealing a watch worth almost $10,000. Travis Lambright, 32, allegedly took the watch Friday from Tick Tock jewelers in the Asian Garden Mall on Bolsa Avenue. The store's owner chased Lambright into the parking lot, where an altercation ensued and the jeweler fired several gunshots, police said in a news release. Lambright drove off with the watch, leaving the shop owner with minor injuries, police said. Officers arrested Lambright when he allegedly tried to sell the $9,400 Omega watch at a store in Tustin.