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  • Police Files for Jan. 29

    Costa Mesa: California Street: Vandalism was reported in the 3300 block at 3:28 a.m. Wednesday. Parkhill Drive: Residential burglary was reported in the 1000 block at 6:10 a.m. Wednesday. Mendoza Drive: Vandalism was reported in the 2700 block at 6:53...
  • Police investigate home invasion in Mount Dora, multiple robberies in Leesburg

    Police investigate home invasion in Mount Dora, multiple robberies in Leesburg
    A violent home invasion in Mount Dora and a rash of robberies in Leesburg are keeping police busy. In Mount Dora, an intruder entered a home late Tuesday in Mount Dora's Village Grove subdivision and hurt a couple in their early 60s, according to police...
  • UPDATE: 22-year-old man arrested in Hampton tanning salon robbery, police say

    UPDATE: 22-year-old man arrested in Hampton tanning salon robbery, police say
    Jan. 29 update: Police arrested Matthew Garza on Wednesday and placed him in the custody of Hampton City Jail, according to a news release from the police division. --- Jan. 28 update: Hampton police are looking for a 22-year-old man in connection...
  • Political activist filed false claim about stolen lawn furniture, cops say

    Political activist filed false claim about stolen lawn furniture, cops say
    A political activist and former candidate for public office tried to swindle $35,000 from an insurance company, according to an arrest affidavit. Randy Ross filed a claim with the insurance company that someone stole lawn furniture from his Orlando...
  • Woman caught stealing bags from Daytona airport

    Woman caught stealing bags from Daytona airport
    A 62-year-old Palm Coast woman was arrested Thursday after she was caught on video swiping two bags off a carousel at the Daytona International Airport, according to the Volusia County Sheriff's Office. The incident unfolded on Dec. 22 when Dallas...
  • Father of murder suspect sentenced for gun charge

    Father of murder suspect sentenced for gun charge
    Lothar Schafer told authorities he bought a .45-caliber Hi-Point carbine so his son Konrad, a small, bullied teen cancer survivor, could have protection at their Poinciana home. He was "naive," and had no idea what the teenager would do with the weapon,...
  • Cops: Thieves using cordless saws to swipe catalytic converters

    Cops: Thieves using cordless saws to swipe catalytic converters
    Thieves stole six catalytic converters from vehicles parked in Naperville between Jan. 23 and Tuesday, according to Naperville police reports. The crimes occurred on Industrial Drive, Frontenac Road and Quincy Avenue. "These cases could very well be...
  • Serious crimes at record low in Newport in 2014

    Serious crimes dropped to the lowest number on record in Newport Beach during 2014, adding another year to a decade-long trend of declining crime in the city, according to statistics released by the Police Department on Thursday. Overall, police tracked...
  • Violent crime increases in Costa Mesa

    The number of robberies, serious assaults and burglaries in Costa Mesa increased during 2014, but a drop in the area's most common offense, theft, still netted the city an overall decrease in last year's reported crime rate, according to numbers...
  • Habitual offender held on $1M bond; accused of threatening woman

    Habitual offender held on $1M bond; accused of threatening woman
    A Boynton Beach man with a lengthy criminal history was ordered held on $1 million bond after police say he repeatedly threatened a Fort Lauderdale woman, at one point sending her a menacing text message punctuated with handgun emoticons. Glenn Edreich,...
  • Men accused of stealing phone, uploading video of themselves on victim's Facebook

    Men accused of stealing phone, uploading video of themselves on victim's Facebook
    Ricardo Carter and Tyrone Cruz couldn't wait to use the iPhone they had just stolen — and that was their demise, police said. That's because the video they recorded on the phone synced to the victim's Facebook account, according to an arrest...