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NEWS
February 14, 2000
Parked, occupied vehicles containing one or more persons are especially significant if observed at an unusual hour. They could be possible lookouts for a burglary in progress, even if the occupants appear to be lovers. Any vehicle moving slowly and without lights or following a course that appears aimless or repetitive is suspicious. Occupants may be casing for places to rob or burglarize. Apparent business transactions conducted from a vehicle, especially around schools or parks and if juveniles are involved, could mean possible drug sales.
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NEWS
By Joseph Serna | February 4, 2009
Ten cars were reported burglarized in two Newport Beach neighborhoods, with one car also being reported stolen. Police suspect the burglaries, which were composed mostly of smash-and-grab style burglaries in which car windows are smashed and visible items are taken, happened between 3 p.m. Monday and 6:10 a.m. Tuesday. The burglaries occurred in the Eastbluff and Bluffs communities. On top of smashed windows, police said one convertible top was cut open and a blue Toyota Camry was stolen.
LOCAL
By Brianna Bailey and Kelly Strodl | September 19, 2007
A car crash near the playground at Eastbluff Elementary School hit close to home for many students and parents Tuesday morning. Tire marks leading to a wrecked white Toyota sport utility vehicle, parked half on the street and half on a sidewalk where many parents walk their children to school, greeted students arriving around 8 a.m. The car careened through an area in front of the school that bustles with children on school days. “If it would have happened just 15 minutes later, what would have happened would be shocking,” said Beverly McMullen, whose 7-year-old daughter is in second grade at Eastbluff.
LOCAL
August 10, 2006
A 13-year-old boy remained hospitalized Saturday after being hit by a vehicle Friday evening near West Balboa Boulevard and 32nd Street, Newport Beach Police Sgt. Jeff Freeman said. Sometime between 7 and 8 p.m. Friday, the boy was crossing the street against the light or in an area without a light, Freeman said, and the driver did not see him until it was too late. The boy suffered head injuries and is "hanging in there," Freeman said, although the night of the injury his condition was questionable.
LOCAL
By Michael Miller and Kelly Strodl | January 24, 2008
Authorities recovered money that was stolen Tuesday morning from a Costa Mesa bank, a spokeswoman for the FBI confirmed Wednesday. Police recovered a number of large and small bills from two suspects who were arrested Tuesday and found additional money in their car, said spokeswoman Laura Eimiller. Bystanders returned bills thrown out of the fleeing car. Eimiller said police did not know yet how much money had been reclaimed. “They got away with large and small bills, so we haven’t totally evaluated the sum that was taken,” she said.
LOCAL
By Erik Holmes, OCLNN.com | February 22, 2010
A checkpoint looking for drunk drivers in Costa Mesa resulted in three arrests this weekend, police said. The Costa Mesa Police Department set up a checkpoint Friday at the intersection of Baker and Bear streets, according to a department press release. The checkpoint screened 318 vehicles. Three people were arrested on suspicion of DUI, nine citations were issued and six vehicles were impounded. “This checkpoint was one of many that have been or will be conducted throughout the year in the city of Costa Mesa,” Sgt. David Makiyama, a police spokesman, said in a statement.
NEWS
July 15, 2011
COSTA MESA – Four police vehicles surrounded a car and two officers drew their guns Friday after a person ran away from a traffic stop. The incident occurred about 4:30 p.m. at Fairview Road and Baker Street. A police officer saw a car with a vehicle violation and attempted to pull the car over when one person in the car got out and ran away, said Costa Mesa Police Department Lt. Bob Ciszek. Three people were arrested for possession of prescription drugs, Ciszek said.
NEWS
January 15, 2011
Newport Beach's SWAT team used 40 mm rubber bullets to subdue a Bellflower woman who they said refused to obey officers' commands after a short vehicle pursuit Friday night. Kelly Sheree Taylor, 48, was arrested on suspicion of evading arrest and driving under the influence of drugs by Newport Beach police after she refused to stop and drove south, police said. After police tried to stop her car in Newport Beach, she fled into Laguna Beach and eventually stopped but did not respond when officers ordered out of the car, police said.
NEWS
March 19, 2014
Costa Mesa police arrested two people Tuesday morning after finding them asleep in a stolen vehicle, authorities said. Officers responded to a report of a suspicious person asleep in a silver Saturn parked along Paularino Avenue east of Madison Avenue just after 8 a.m., according to a news release. A 17-year-old from Costa Mesa was asleep in the driver's seat when officers arrived. Police are not identifying him because he is a minor. Luis Morales-Mireles, 23, also of Costa Mesa, was asleep in the passenger seat.
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