In July of 2010, then-37-year-old Richard Ernest Caselli of Ladera Ranch was sentenced to four years in state prison after having pleaded guilty two months earlier to having been high on cocaine when he plowed his 2001 Volvo S-60 sedan into a 2004 Nissan Murano on the 73 toll road north of Laguna Ca ... More >>
See the update at the end of page 5 on the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department defending the use of "hot gas," which could have sparked the cabin fire, on the suspect.ORIGINAL POST, FEB. 7, 9:48 A.M.: The word coming out of the Los Angeles Police Department this morning is meant to apply to t ... More >>
Marcus Sarinana Gurrola, the Garden Grove 42-year-old accused of firing more than 50 semiautomatic gun rounds into the sky and ground at busy Fashion Island Saturday, was "destitute" and venting his life problems," according to the Newport Beach Police Department.Videos from horrified shoppers with ... More >>
James Christopher Corr is bypassing the Weekly's piddly Ugly Police Mugshot of the Week "honors" and rocketing straight to the Weekly's Ugly Police Mugshot Hall of Fame. First ballot. Case closed. It's not the empty eyes, hard-living face and piss-off smirk that propels the Mission Viejo 34-year- ... More >>
A Mission Viejo man who allegedly stole a SUV with a toddler strapped in a car seat out of an Aliso Viejo family's garage could get life in state prison based on the laundry list of charges against him. The Orange County District Attorney's office (OCDA) was asking for $1 million bail today at th ... More >>
Monday's arraignment of John Rand Agosta, who is accused of killing his estranged wife by shooting her nine times in the chest and kicking her body, has been continued to July 15.Prosecutors allege the 35-year-old Anaheim man waited for Alejandra Hernandez to leave her job at an Irvine day care f ... More >>
The last decade has seen the explosion of what's called fast-casual Mexican restaurants: classier than Taco Bell, less formal than El Torito. We're talking Chipotle, Qdoba (which I believe has only one outpost in Southern California), Wahoo's, Baja Fresh, and the like.You'd think this new competi ... More >>
Hot on the tire tracks of announcements that Volvo is road testing its V60 Plug-in Hybrid, Volkswagen will soon have plug-in Golf and Jetta hybrids and Toyota will offer plug-in options for all Priuses by 2014 comes an all-day symposium in Irvine today dedicated to the hottest automobile market.C ... More >>
Last week, Queen guitarist Brian May interrupted a performance of his musical We Will Rock You to denounce the Welsh government's plan to reduce its badger population. Audience members were not only puzzled by May's lousy timing, but his passionate support of the badger, a sort of white trash w ... More >>
Glenn Thomas Langohr, a limousine-business owner and San Clemente-based author, has written about organizing a rally "against the California prison union for using terror tactics to
control laws and farming prisoners to other states to deal with
overcrowding."He may be able to hold that rally b ... More >>
These days, you can't go online without reading about Kanye West letting fans know about his latest drama, or 50 Cent on either how lonely he is or his hilarous racist rants--all on Twitter. And while no local artist is as candid as Kanye or Fitty, here are some of the best OC acts to follow on Twit ... More >>
On Thursday, surf documentary Grey Whale Sessions, featuring surfers Keith Malloy, Tyler Warre, Chris Christenson and Garrett "G. Love" Dutton is premiering at the U.S. Open of Surfing in Huntington Beach.The film follows the quartet and documents a five-day road trip to ... More >>
The Cypress Police Department is conducting a DUI and driver's license checkpoint from 8 p.m. Saturday to 3 a.m. Sunday.
However, cops are letting you guess where that checkpoint will be.Wherever it is, hopefully the next Richard Caselli will be stopped.
Is it news that the Orange County Sheriff's Department will be looking extra hard for drunks behind the wheel tonight, or would it be news if they were not?Either way, the force announced "saturation patrols" will be out there as part of the "Avoid the 38"
DUI Task Force, which is funded by the C ... More >>
It's the Weekly's weekly crime round-up--now with more blatant Arrested Development imagery.Could Tobias Fünke be the "Blue Note Bandit" (Wednesday) or the man making "blown" offers (Thursday)?TUESDAY, DEC. 1Nice Racks! After pulling over a silver 2004 Acura TL
four-door at Newport Boulevard and ... More >>
It's the Weekly's weekly round-up of local police calls--a day late and many dollars short of paying off the creditors who won't stop calling!
Top photos courtesy of Huntington Beach Police Department
A BOZO NO-NO: Here's the original suspect description Crime Time received for the Oct. ... More >>