August 24, 2009
Costa Mesa police will be conducting a checkpoint Wednesday on Wilson Street. From 6 p.m. to midnight Wednesday, police will be stationed on westbound Wilson Street at Pomona Avenue. In addition to nabbing people driving under the influence, police said the checkpoint is meant to boost awareness of the dangers of drinking and driving. Police arrested four people during an Aug. 14 checkpoint on Newport Boulevard and gave 20 people tickets. Drivers are also screened for various vehicle code violations, such as not wearing seat belts or not having a valid driver’s license.
April 13, 2009
The two southbound lanes of Placentia Avenue from Adams Avenue to the stoplight at Estancia High School will be closed from 6:30 to 11 a.m. Saturday for the Costa Mesa Community Run. The event includes both 5K and 2K races as well as a pancake breakfast. Given the closures, the city is advising participants to take the following detour: From Adams Avenue drive south on Harbor Boulevard, make a right on Wilson Street and another right on Placentia Avenue. Park in the Estancia High School lot. For more information, call (714)
September 23, 2009
Police arrested one person on suspicion of driving under the influence and cited more than a dozen people Tuesday night during a DUI check in Costa Mesa, officials said. At the checkpoint at Wilson Street and Pomona Avenue, police stopped 267 vehicles for inspection, pulling aside more than 14 of them for additional questioning. Police made one DUI arrest, according to a news release issued Wednesday. Police cited six drivers for not having a license or driving with a suspended one and another seven for various vehicle code violations.
August 16, 2008
Costa Mesa police cited 22 drivers and impounded 11 cars during a DUI checkpoint Friday, Sgt. Robert Sharpnack said. A total of 595 vehicles passed through the checkpoint at Wilson Street and Pomona Avenue, and 29 drivers were screened, Sharpnack said. No one was arrested for driving under the influence, but five drivers were cited for having no license and five more for driving with a suspended license, Sharpnack said. Officers plan to conduct another checkpoint Sept.
July 28, 2000
COSTA MESA Bristol Street: A grand theft was reported in the 3000 block at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday. Miner Street: A disturbance was reported in the 2000 block at midnight Wednesday. Park Center Drive: Vandalism was reported in the 3200 block at 2:55 p.m. Wednesday. Wilson Street: A petty theft was reported in the 500 block at 11:30 p.m. Wednesday. NEWPORT BEACH Agate Avenue: A stereo system valued at $500 was stolen from the 100 block between 2 p.m. July 20 and 9 a.m. Tuesday.
November 20, 2002
BRIEFLY IN THE NEWS Bicyclist killed by truck identified The Orange County Coroner has identified a bicyclist who died Monday after being struck by a big rig on Harbor Boulevard. Police said Costa Mesa resident Rafael Herrera, 76, was hit by an 18-wheeler that was making a right on Harbor Boulevard from westbound Wilson Street. Herrera was trying to cross the road at that intersection. Police said the driver of the truck, Johnny Cuesta, did not see Herrera and didn't know he had hit him until he was farther down Harbor.
April 29, 2009
A DUI checkpoint in Costa Mesa on Monday yielded 10 tickets but no DUI arrests, police said Wednesday. The checkpoint at Wilson Street and Pomona Avenue screened 258 drivers. Officers investigated 10 suspected DUI drivers, but did not arrest any of them. Four drivers were cited for driving without a license, three for not having their license with them, and three more for other vehicle code violations. Police impounded two vehicles. Another DUI checkpoint is scheduled for May 15 and officers will also patrol adjacent streets looking for impaired drivers looking to avoid it, officials said.
January 4, 2008
A Costa Mesa woman who suffered severe injuries when she was hit by a car died over the weekend, coroners said. Laura Monteleone, 34, died at 4:10 p.m. Sunday of “severe, blunt head trauma” after she was struck by a Chevy Silverado while crossing the intersection at Wilson Street and Center Way Dec. 27. According to Costa Mesa Police, motorist Sergio Rico Delgado, 34, failed to notice Monteleone as she crossed the street in front of...
May 11, 2008
A sobriety checkpoint in Costa Mesa on Friday yielded 13 citations and 10 impounded vehicles, Costa Mesa Police said. The checkpoint on Newport Boulevard and Flower Street saw a total of 2,050 vehicles and screened 410 drivers. Through the checkpoint and investigations by police, three drivers were cited for DUI, two were cited for having no license, three were cited for having a suspended license and one person was arrested on a warrant. Another checkpoint will be June 6 at Wilson Street and Pomona Avenue.
October 29, 2006
A sobriety checkpoint Costa Mesa police conducted this week resulted in two DUI arrests and 12 towed vehicles belonging to unlicensed drivers or people with suspended driver's licenses, according to a press release. The sobriety checkpoint was held Friday night at Harbor Boulevard, north of Wilson Street. During the checkpoint, 981 cars drove through site. Of that number, police screened 210 cars, and conducted 29 DUI investigations. Costa Mesa police will conduct another checkpoint on Dec. 15 at Newport Boulevard and Flower Street where they will team up with California Highway Patrol officers and members of the group Mothers Against Drunk Driving.