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Felon charged with murder in Thanksgiving road-rage shootings

A 41-year-old man was charged Tuesday with fatally shooting one man and wounding four other victims in a suspected road-rage incident on Thanksgiving in Costa Mesa. Lee Quevon Walker was charged with one count of murder and five counts of attempted murder. He also faces sentencing enhancements for discharge of a firearm causing great bodily injury and the personal use of a firearm.
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CHP: Officers find missing woman naked at scene of crash

A woman who was reported missing in Orange County was taken into custody on a psychological hold Saturday after she was found naked at the scene of a multivehicle crash. The woman, who was not identified due to patient privacy laws, was found around 10:47 a.m. at the scene of a five-vehicle crash, according to Josh Greengard, spokesman for the California Highway Patrol’s Newhall-area office.

Cypress police blotter, November 21 to November 27, 2022

The items shown below are selected from the logs of the Cypress Police Department. The police blotter is not a comprehensive listing of police-related incidents in the city, and no inference of guilt is implied in showing any item in the Cypress police blotter. November 21, 2022. Mail Theft –...

Man in critical condition, dogs injured after Fullerton house fire

An elderly man is in critical condition after a fire broke out at a Fullerton home containing him, a woman and several dogs. The fire broke out at about 11:45 p.m. Tuesday night near Glenhaven and Highland avenues, and when firefighters arrived, they found flames coming from the attic and burning through the roof of […]

Orange County Owner of Trucking Companies Sentenced to 10 Years in Prison for Conspiracy in Fatal Tanker Explosion, Tax Evasion and COVID Fraud

November 29, 2022 – LOS ANGELES – The owner of several Inland Empire-based trucking companies was sentenced today to 120 months in federal prison for ordering the illegal. repair of a tanker that resulted in an explosion and the death of one his employees – the second time one of his welders was killed.

E-paper for Nov. 30, 2022

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Weather in northwest Orange County for Wednesday, November 30, 2022

Weather in northwest Orange County for Wednesday, November 30, 2022:. Mostly sunny, with a high near 64. Southeast wind 5 to 10 mph. A chance of showers, mainly after 4am. Increasing clouds, with a low around 50. Southeast wind around 5 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%. New precipitation amounts of less than a tenth of an inch possible.

Motorcyclist who survived grisly crash details terrifying experience

Stephen Levey was riding his motorcycle along Pacific Coast Highway on November 14 when he was nearly killed in a multi-vehicle crash. Wild footage of the crash captured by Levey's helmet camera shows a truck flying through the air toward him as he sat a red light on PCH and Kanan Dume Road. The truck landed on top of him, sending him to the hospital via helicopter.According to investigators, the truck was broadsided by a driver traveling at extremely high speeds behind the wheel of a Lexus that had run a red light, causing the grisly crash. The driver of that Lexus died at...

Costa Mesa Thanksgiving shooter charged with murder

The Costa Mesa road rage suspect, Lee Quezon Walker, 41, was charged today with one count of murder and five counts of attempted murder for the Thanksgiving evening rampage.Walker fatally shot 30-year-old Lucas Rivera-Velasco of Costa Mesa and wounded four others in what authorities are calling a road rage incident that was sparked by a minor traffic accident. Police responded about 6:45 p.m. Thursday to the 400 block of West Bay Street, where five victims were wounded. Two victims were hospitalized at a trauma center, where one was pronounced dead. The second victim was listed in stable condition. Three other victims were transported to another hospital. One victim was listed in critical condition; the two other victims were in stable condition.Walker fled in a black Chevy truck and early Friday he turned himself in and was arrested, Walker also faces sentencing enhancements for discharge of a firearm causing great bodily injury and the personal use of a firearm.Records show that he has a prior conviction for assault with a deadly weapon and car theft with a sentencing enhancement for inflicting great bodily harm. He also pleaded guilty in March 2006 of misdemeanor counts of hit-and-run with property damage.

Car crashes into elementary school library in Anaheim

A car crashed into a building at Clara Barton Elementary School in Anaheim Monday night, Anaheim Police said.A small vehicle reportedly went through a fence and across a parking lot, striking lunch tables , before striking the cafeteria area and coming to rest in the library, police said.The crash happened at about 7:49 p.m. Monday.The school, located at 1926 W. Clearbrook Lane, will be in session Tuesday, though the library will remain closed indefinitely.Safety inspectors were evaluating the integrity of the structure, authorities said.Anaheim Police said drugs and/or alcohol did not appear to be a factor, but "speed did play a factor in the collision."No injuries were reported. The cause of the crash was under investigation.

Mall remake before council

Another, perhaps final step toward the beginning of redeveloping the declining Westminster Mall may be taken at Wednesday’s meeting of the Westminster City Council. A public hearing will be held to consider a general plan amendment, a specific plan and an environmental impact report for a re-make of the enclosed shopping center at Bolsa Avenue and Goldenwest Street, adjacent to the San Diego (405) Freeway.

COVID hospitalizations in Orange County increase to 255

The number of people hospitalized with a coronavirus infection in Orange County has risen to 255, according to the latest state data released Tuesday, as the expected cold-weather surge in virus transmission continues. State officials hadn’t updated their hospitalization numbers since Thursday’s Thanksgiving holiday, when there were 222 COVID-positive patients...

Deck the halls, but do it safely

If there is a prima donna of holiday decorations, it’s the Christmas tree. It is usually the center of attention and is very high maintenance. It can also be very hazardous. A reminder of this occurred when, overnight, a Christmas tree-caused fire last year destroyed a La Palma home. Fortunately, the homeowner and his dog — aided by a smoke alarm — escaped without injuries. But Christmas tree-caused home fires can be very serious, with a deadly 2015 fire in Maryland sadly illustrating that point.

Person Barricaded in Compton

Authorities Tuesday were working to arrest a person who was barricaded at a location in the Compton area. Deputies were sent to the 800 block of East Pine Street shortly before noon, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. Sheriff’s Special Enforcement Bureau personnel also were sent to...