February 16, 2010
AREA 1 Placentia Avenue: Vandalism was reported in the 2000 block at 7:15 a.m. Monday. Pacific Avenue: A vehicle was reported burglarized in the 2100 block at 8:23 a.m. Monday. Victoria Street: A petty theft was reported in the 300 block at 6:27 p.m. Monday. Harbor Boulevard: A petty theft was reported in the 2200 block at 6:41 p.m. Monday. AREA 2 Anton Boulevard: A theft was reported in the 600 block at 6:58 a.m. Monday. Jeffrey Drive: A petty theft was reported in the 3000 block at 7:19 a.m. Monday.
February 15, 2010
Two people were robbed at gunpoint in Costa Mesa over the weekend in separate incidents, police said Monday. About 12:40 p.m., police said a man was on his bike near Victoria Street and Canyon Drive when two men waved the bicyclist down as if they needed something. When the bicyclist went over, one man pulled out a gun and the other a knife, Lt. Bryan Glass said. They led the man to a nearby footpath where they stole his backpack. They then got into a waiting vehicle and left, Glass said.
November 24, 2009
A boy was stabbed Monday after he got into an argument on a public bus that escalated into a fight on the sidewalk. A 16-year-old was stabbed while arguing with another juvenile about 5 p.m. Monday, officials said. The two exited near Harbor Boulevard and Victoria Street and continued to argue, said Sgt. Bryan Glass. The attacker stabbed the victim in the stomach and ran, Glass said. The boy was treated for non-life-threatening injuries, Glass said. Police took a juvenile into custody related to the fight Tuesday, officials said.
September 25, 2009
A driver likely speeding in Costa Mesa on Friday morning lost control of his vehicle and hit two light poles, shearing one of them in half, authorities said. Matthew Cheeks, 31, was taken to Western Medical Center in Santa Ana just after 2 a.m. Friday with cuts and bruises to his head after crashing on westbound Victoria Street. Cheeks, of Huntington Beach, was likely speeding down the street when he hit a curb, which sent him careening to the opposite side of the street and into two light poles near Pacific Avenue, said Lt. Mark Manley.