CRIME & SAFETY
Pit Bulls Involved in Deadly Compton Mauling Euthanized by Animal Control
The dogs involved in the deadly mauling attack in Compton last week are now dead themselves -- because the county put them down, every last one ... TMZ has confirmed.
FBI joins investigation into explosion at Tustin shopping center
A man in his 30s was arrested for lighting off a firework outside a Tustin shopping center on Tuesday. The explosion happened just before 1:15 p.m. at The Village, near the remains of the historic hangar. "I was checking the customers then we heard a really loud explosion. I felt it. My check stand is literally by the door," a grocery store cashier said. "My customers and I ducked ... I got so scared. I picked up the phone and called my manager." The Tustin Police Department described the explosive as a mortar and a firework. Tustin's police chief said the explosive could have caused injuries. Thankfully, no one was hurt. Investigators arrested one man in his 30s for allegedly lighting the firework. It's unclear why he lit the explosive. Authorities closed Kensington Park Drive between the Village and Valencia Avenue. The Village shopping center was also closed.
Amber Alert issued for 2-year-old girl allegedly abducted by woman in Garden Grove
GARDEN GROVE, CA. (Pain In The Pass) >> An Amber Alert has been issued for a 2-year-old girl in Orange County who was allegedly abducted by a 21-year-old woman, authorities said.
Santa Ana Feb 20 Weekly Crime Report: 29 Incidents and 7 Crime Stories
Santa Ana Feb 20 Weekly Crime Report: 29 Incidents and 7 Crime Stories. During the last week, Santa Ana reported a total of 29 crime cases. The most common crime was burglary, accounting for nearly 34% of the total crimes with 10 reported incidents. This was followed by 'Other' category crimes, which recorded 8 instances mainly involving missing juveniles, according to the data from the Orange County Sheriff's Blotter. Disturbance was the third most common crime, with 5 reported cases. Theft, Robbery, Hit & Run, Suspicious Situation, and Vandalism were less frequent, each with 1 or 2 reported cases. These statistics indicate a concerning prevalence of burglary in the place, necessitating heightened vigilance and improved security measures. The number of missing juvenile reports is also alarming, prompting a call for increased community awareness and involvement in ensuring the safety of the place's young population.
The Anaheim Police will conduct a DUI and Driver’s License Checkpoint on Feb. 23
ANAHEIM, Calif. (February 21, 2024) – The Anaheim Police Department Traffic Unit will be conducting a DUI/Driver’s License Checkpoint on Friday, February 23, 2024, near Brookhurst St. and Brookmore Ave. starting at 6:00 p.m. Checkpoint locations are selected based on a history of DUI crashes and arrests. The...
Police seen carrying bags of evidence from home at Orange County condo community
Authorities on the scene remained tight-lipped about the nature of the investigation or whether any arrests were made.
Two men arrested for robbing LA and Orange County massage parlors
Federal prosecutors charged two men for more than a dozen armed robberies at massage parlors across Los Angeles and Orange counties on Tuesday. The two LA County natives, 28-year-old Andy Cuellar and 27-year-old Arturo Morales, were arrested on Feb. 16. Both were charged with interference with commerce of robbery under the Hobbs Act and carrying a firearm during a crime of violence. The Department of Justice defines Hobbs Act crimes as "actual or attempted robbery or extortion affecting interstate or foreign commerce 'in any way or degree.'"The robbery charge carries a sentence of at least 20 years in federal prison and...
A Tustin police officer tracked down a speeder who ran a red light and arrested him
A police officer was conducting traffic enforcement in the area of Barranca and Red Hill at around 9:00 a.m. yesterday, according to the Tustin Police Department. The police officer observed a royal blue Chrysler 300 drive through a red traffic light and accelerate away at a high rate of speed.
The SAPD arrested a suspect accused of a fatal stabbing
On Thursday, February 15, 2024, at 3:15 PM, Santa Ana Police Communications received a report of a male bleeding from an apparent stab wound to his torso in the 2000 block of W. Chestnut Avenue, according to the SAPD. The victim, later identified by the Orange County Coroner’s Office as...
Police searching for three suspects after Westminster family robbed at gunpoint
Police are searching for a group of suspects who held a man at gunpoint during a home invasion robbery in Westminster early Tuesday morning. The incident happened at around 1:40 a.m. at a home in the 13400 block of Milan Street, according to Westminster Police Department. Officers dispatched to the scene reported spotting three suspects, all of whom are believed to be males, wearing hooded sweatshirts as they left the home in a dark-colored gray van. Related: Westminster family tied up during home invasion robbery; police searching for group of suspectsThey attempted to stop the car, initiating a brief pursuit that ended with the...
Man convicted in 2017 killing of innocent bystander he believed was from rival gang
A man accused of shooting and killing a man he wrongly believed to be a rival gang member was convicted of first-degree murder earlier this week. Alexis Ascencion, 25, was on trial for the 2017 killing of 36-year-old Mariano Labra Ramos in Santa Ana, whom he shot near his home after mistakenly identifying him as […]
Lakewood Feb 21 Weekly Crime Report: 16 Incidents and 6 Crime Stories
Lakewood Feb 21 Weekly Crime Report: 16 Incidents and 6 Crime Stories. During the last week, the place of Lakewood has reported a total of 16 crime cases. The crimes reported were predominantly thefts, with 14 incidents accounting for a staggering 87.5% of the total crimes. The remaining 12.5% of the crimes were divided equally between robbery and assault, each with a single case. The incidents of theft were spread throughout the week, with the earliest case reported on February 15 at 12:00 AM, and the latest on February 19 at 4:00 AM. The solitary robbery took place on February 15 at 4:20 PM, while the assault was reported on the same day at 1:45 AM. This surge in theft cases raises concerns about the security situation in Lakewood, and calls for immediate attention and action from the local authorities.
Northwood High School senior murdered amidst terror
Northwood senior Lee King Secrets was found dead just outside his home on Jan. 26 during the first round of Northwood High School’s annual game of Senior Assassins. Secrets was discovered lying in a pool of water surrounded by 23 popped water balloons in what authorities have called a “massive overkill.” Suspects were seen darting away from the premises when the police arrived, leaving no evidence aside from a trail of no-name college admission essays. Secrets’s neighbor, sophomore Snitchelin Star, claimed that he’d heard screams and rushed to the scene of the crime.
Man Charged in Connection with Newport Beach Attack
A Santa Ana man was charged Wednesday with attacking a man in his 60s in Newport Beach. Steven Soliz, who turns 31 on Thursday, was charged with assault with force likely to produce great bodily injury and inflicting injury on an elder adult, both felonies, as well as a misdemeanor count of resisting arrest. He also faces sentencing enhancements for inflicting great bodily injury on the victim.
Man shot to death after fight in Long Beach
A 32-year-old man was fatally shot in Long Beach on Sunday and police say the incident stemmed from a fight with an unknown suspect. Police were dispatched to the 5300 block of E. 2nd Street at around 1 a.m. after learning of the shooting, according to a statement from Long Beach Police Department. They arrived to find a man, since identified as Long Beach resident Johnny Santos, suffering from a gunshot wound to the upper body. He was rushed to a nearby hospital where he later succumbed to his injuries, police said. Investigators say that they learned the shooting stemmed from some sort of physical altercation between Santos and an unknown man, who had fled from the scene prior to their arrival. Anyone with further information is urged to contact detectives at (562) 570-7244.
Lake Forest city councilman Benjamin Yu arrested on suspicion of domestic violence
Lake Forest City Councilmember Benjamin Yu was arrested on suspicion of domestic violence earlier this week.
Man convicted of fatally shooting a friend’s abusive boyfriend in Stanton
Joel Brandon Martinez , a 42-year-old man, was convicted last Thursday of fatally shooting Carlos Beltran Aguilar , the abusive 35-year-old boyfriend of one of his friends, at a motel in Stanton.
Anaheim Police to Conduct Traffic Safety Operation for Cyclists and Pedestrians on February 22, 2024
The Anaheim Police Department in California plans a traffic safety operation on February 22, 2024, from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. The operation aims to address driver behaviors that endanger cyclists and pedestrians, such as speeding, illegal turns, and failure to yield or stop at signs and signals.
Former Saddleback Church Mentor Faces New Charges
A former Saddleback Church youth mentor, who was convicted of molesting twin teenage boys but won a retrial due to juror misconduct, is now facing charges of molesting two other boys, prosecutors said Wednesday. Ruven Meulenberg, 39, of Lake Forest, was convicted in 2018, but Orange County Superior Court Judge...
Man fatally shot in East L.A. identified
A 38-year-old man who was fatally shot in East Los Angeles was identified Tuesday by the Los Angeles County Department of Medical Examiner. The shooting was reported at 10:30 p.m. Saturday in the 5400 block of East Beverly Boulevard.