CRIME & SAFETY
Orange County woman discovers burglar inside her closet
An Irvine woman recalled the terrifying moment she found a burglar hiding inside her closet. The victim, Brittney Heinzman, 35, remains frightened after the shocking encounter. She moved into the luxury Skyloft apartment complex just months ago. She left town for a week during the Thanksgiving holiday and when she returned on Dec. 1, she […]
Orange County Cracks Down On Illegal Street Food Vendors
In a move that has generated considerable debate, local health inspectors and law enforcement authorities took significant action against street food vendors in Orange County, issuing a range of citations. This enforcement action transpired in the lively vicinity adjacent to Broadway and Central, an area renowned for its sale of food without the requisite licenses. It has ignited a discussion among community members regarding the delicate equilibrium between law enforcement, entrepreneurial endeavors, and the preservation of local culture.
Two Were Sentenced In Orange County Narcotics Cases
In separate narcotics-related cases, the Orange County Court has rendered sentences in the cases of two men. Shariff Gual, 38, of Deerpark, was given a 10-year state prison term and five years of post-release supervision in connection with his guilty plea to criminal possession of a controlled substance, according to District Attorney David Hoovler.
Weekly Safety Report: Newport Beach Police Department Offers Vacation Checks, Investigation into Josh Giddey Incident
The Newport Beach Police Department offers a free Vacation Checks service to residents, where volunteers perform perimeter checks on empty and secured homes. In another incident, attorney Gloria Allred has been hired by the family of a minor involved in an investigation into OKC star Josh Giddey, as the Newport Beach PD looks into a potential inappropriate relationship.
Two men assaulted an elderly victim at an Orange County dog beach
The Huntington Beach Police Department is requesting community assistance with identifying two males who were involved in an assault of an elderly male at the Dog Beach in Huntington Beach. The two men each had dreadlocks and were both wearing shorts and t-shirts. Both were also wearing sunglasses. They were...
On-duty LAPD Officer Strikes Pedestrian with Patrol Vehicle, Resulting in Fatality
A fatal incident involving an on-duty LAPD officer in a patrol vehicle striking a pedestrian has sparked an investigation. The unidentified victim, critically injured and later pronounced dead at the hospital, was hit on Century Boulevard and McKinley Avenue. No officers were injured in the tragic event.
Tarzana Man Accused of Killing Wife and In-Laws, Dismembering Bodies Appears in Court
• Samuel Bond Haskell, a Tarzana man, is accused of murdering his wife, Mei Li Haskell, and her parents, Gaoshan Li and Yanxiang Wang, and then disposing of their dismembered bodies in a trash bin in Encino.
Shooter caused over $20,000 worth of damage at Orange County school
Police are searching for a shooter who caused over $20,000 worth of damage to an Orange County high school. On Monday morning at around 4:21 a.m., a suspect driving from the eastbound lanes of Edinger Avenue from Bristol Street stopped directly outside of Mater Dei High School in Santa Ana. They fired several shots toward […]
UNLV Campus Shooting: Gunman Identified as Former Professor Who Recently Applied for Job at the University
• A shooting occurred at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV), resulting in the death of three people and critically injuring a fourth. The shooter, a professor who had recently applied for a job at UNLV, was also found dead.
Woman Detained for Attempted Arson on Martin Luther King Jr.'s Birth Home
• A woman was arrested in Atlanta for attempting to pour gasoline on the birth home of Martin Luther King Jr. The incident occurred around 5:45 p.m. on Thursday. • The 26-year-old female suspect was initially detained by two off-duty NYPD officers visiting the center until local police arrived. She was spotted by two tourists from Utah who interrupted her actions.
Car Crashed Into Manmade Lake on 11.23.23
This evening, I went to a walking meetup at Woodbridge Community at 6:30PM. Only three people showed up. It was interesting to check out the colorful holiday lights at some of the homes in that community. All of the sudden, we noticed a huge vigil for a woman who had driven over the sidewalk and metal-chain railing and into the shallow manmade lake in Irvine, California, which is more like a huge pond for ducks, geese and other wildlife. Lighted candles, photographs of the woman, and other endearing notes and items filled the grassy area by the sidewalk. It was too dark for me to take a snapshot with my iPhone. I ended up walking 4.2 miles and 12,168 steps.
Police Log: Week of Nov. 30 to Dec. 5
Oral copulation, sexual penetration with a foreign object with victim incapable of consent. Elle Fine, 42, of Simi Valley was arrested on suspicion of oral copulation with the victim incapable of consent and sexual penetration with a foreign object with the victim again incapable of consent. She was held on $20,000 bail.
Orange County Sheriff's Department Targets Distracted Driving in Laguna Woods Crackdown
Laguna Woods drivers, beware: The Orange County Sheriff's Department is cracking down on distracted driving this Friday, and it could cost you. In an effort to stop motorists from gabbing, texting, or fiddling with their phones in violation of California's cell phone laws, deputies will be out on December 8, issuing tickets that pack a financial punch—a $162 hit for first-time offenders and a steep climb to at least $285 for those caught a second time, as reported by the Sheriff's Department.
Homeowner comes back to ransacked house; Cops arrst her nextdoor neighbor as the burglary suspect
In a startling case of betrayal within the community, the Irvine Police Department apprehended a suspect after a resident returned home from vacation to find an unwelcome guest hiding in her closet last Friday.
OC Judge Dismisses Hit-and-Run in Fatal Collision
Despite appeals from the family of a 34-year-old man killed in a collision two years ago in Fountain Valley, an Orange County Superior Court judge Friday dismissed a hit-and-run case against the driver, who was convicted of misdemeanor manslaughter in September. David Stephen Kennedy II, 60, of Huntington Beach, was...
Suspect surrenders after SWAT standoff in Porter Ranch
A tense SWAT standoff in Porter Ranch ends with a suspect surrendering to the FBI and LAPD. The arrest, involving flashbang grenades and armored vehicles, was one of two made in connection with the same case. The suspect, found without a shirt or shoes, is expected to appear in court today.