CRIME & SAFETY
Men followed woman home from O.C. mall, stole $200K in property, police say
Two men are being sought in connection with a follow-home burglary in Irvine earlier this month. The men allegedly followed a woman home from South Coast Plaza in Costa Mesa Sept. 10 after she made “expensive purchases,” according to Irvine police. The woman left her home later in the day, and that’s when the men […]
Orange County woman allegedly stole over $200,000 through rental scams
An Orange County woman was arrested for allegedly stealing over $200,000 through home rental scams. The suspect was identified as Surong Li, 29, from Irvine, according to the Irvine Police Department. Authorities said Li told victims she was a property manager and facilitated home lease agreements with clients. In some instances, the rental properties she […]
Suspects stole packages from a business in Westminster after smashing a window
Several male suspects smashed the window of a business in Westminster and removed a large amount of packages. Suspect Vehicle: Toyota Sienna minivan, Auto Nation paper plates. If you have any information on the identity of these suspects, please contact: Investigator A. Sanchez (714) 898-3315 x 4659, ASanchez@westminster-ca.gov .
Orange County Sheriffs Department Lost Over $2 Million of Equipment
The Orange County Sheriffs’ Department can’t find over $2 million worth of equipment according to a new report they submitted to the OC Board of Supervisors. While none of the equipment that went missing included weapons or the department’s military grade equipment, there wasn’t any explanation for when or how around 2% of the department’s entire equipment cache went missing on Tuesday morning.
Body found near freeway in Orange County
SANTA ANA, Calif. – A body was found Wednesday near the transition road from the northbound Santa Ana (5) Freeway to the westbound Garden Grove (22) Freeway in the Santa Ana area. The body was discovered shortly before 8 a.m. in a tunnel area, according to the California Highway...
Catalytic converter theft suspect pictured wearing salty anti-police shirt while being arrested
A suspect in a pair of catalytic converter thefts was arrested wearing a shirt that was very disparaging to law enforcement. Irvine Police made the bust recently, and on its social media profiles, tweaked a photo of the shirt to make it look more family-friendly.
Orange County Doctor Who Specializes in Treating LGBTQ+ Community Accused of Assaulting Male Patients
Authorities said that Dr. William Thompson IV was charged with sexually assaulting nine male patients under the pretense of performing medical examinations
New technology could help ID victim in 27-year-old Orange County cold case murder
New technology could help ID victim in 27-year-old Orange County cold case murder.
Florida Woman Accused of Welfare Fraud in OC
A 54-year-old Gainesville, Florida, woman pleaded not guilty Wednesday to charges of stealing health benefits for her daughter from California after the two moved to Florida. Leanne Michelle Hawk was charged Aug. 26 of last year with five counts each of fraudulent claim for a health benefit and grand theft, along with sentencing enhancements for aggravated white collar crime between $100,000 and $500,000, according to court records. The arrest warrant was served on Hawk last month.
Driver killed in fiery Orange County crash
One person was killed in a fiery crash in Irvine on Sunday night. Around 8:35 p.m., officials with the Irvine Police Department and Orange County Fire Authority responded to reports of a single-vehicle traffic collision near the intersections of Barranca Parkways and Vertical. An initial investigation showed that a man was driving a gold Ford […]
Santa Ana nursing home caretaker gets one year in jail for raping an elderly woman with dementia
Juan Sandoval , 35, of Orange, a nursing home caretaker, was sentenced to only one year in jail after sexually assaulting an 87-year-old woman with dementia at a senior living facility in Santa Ana.
Santa Ana Police Chief to Retire Amidst City Hall Tumult
After six years at the helm of one of Orange County’s largest police forces, Santa Ana Police Chief David Valentin has announced that he’ll retire this year. In his announcement, Valentin seemingly warned of the police union’s political reach over elected officials and city staff in town.
3 L.A. County residents stole over $2.5 million in Target gift cards
Three L.A. County residents were found guilty of laundering over $2.5 million in Target gift cards. The trio was identified as:– Blade Bai, 35, of El Monte– Bowen Hu, 28, of Hacienda Heights– Tairan Shi, 29, of Diamond Bar After a 10-day trial, all three were found guilty Tuesday of scamming victims into buying gift […]
Two former Long Beach police officers acquitted of filing false police report
Two former Long Beach Police Department officers were acquitted Wednesday of a felony charge alleging they filed a false police report involving an arrest more than five years ago. Dedier “Eddie” Reyes, 40, and David Salcedo, 30, each were charged in December 2021 with one count of filing a false...
Woman Gets Year in Prison for Gambling Casinos in Santa Ana
A 41-year-old Garden Grove woman caught up in a crackdown on illegal gambling, extortion and drug trafficking in Santa Ana was sentenced to a year in federal prison Monday. U.S. District Judge David O. Cater sentenced Honganh Thi Pham to one year and one day behind bars. According to the...
Insurance Agent Dies Before Fraud Case Goes to Trial
Prosecutors Tuesday dismissed a fraud case against an Orange County businessman who died in April. Robert Stoddard II of San Clemente was facing 15 felony charges of grand theft, theft from an elder adult and money laundering. The 64-year-old Orange County businessman pleaded not guilty to stealing $110,000 from two...
Long Beach Police Seek Assistance in Search for At-Risk Missing Man Suspected of Disorientation
The Long Beach Police Department (LBPD) recently issued a press release requesting the public's help in finding Davontay Marquise Clark, a 28-year-old at-risk missing person last seen on September 27, 2023. Clark, who is non-verbal and suffers from medical conditions that may lead to disorientation, was last seen at his residence on the 600 block of West 3rd Street in Long Beach, California.
Long Beach man conspired with congressional candidate to embezzle campaign funds, feds allege
Zacharias Diamantides-Abel is accused of helping congressional candidate Omar Navarro misappropriate tens of thousands of dollars in campaign donations for things like trips to Las Vegas and wine country. The post Long Beach man conspired with congressional candidate to embezzle campaign funds, feds allege appeared first on Long Beach Post.
The Irvine Police arrested five suspects from L.A. after they robbed a Marshalls store
Last Saturday, around 1:40 p.m., the Irvine Police Department was notified about a theft in progress at the Marshalls Department Store located at 3781 Alton Parkway. Several witnesses videotaped an organized retail theft by five female individuals, some wearing surgical masks. The party of five entered the store and began...