With less than two weeks of 2013 to play with, we may have stumbled upon the Ugliest Police Mugshot of the Year.
While I was away last week, the Anaheim Police Department disclosed a suspect is being sought in the Oct. 18 murder of 38-year-old resident Angel Jesus Lopez Valladares (corrected from Balladares). A search is under way for Mario Alberto Flores, 28, according to Anaheim Police Lt. Tim Schmidt, who ... More >>
See Update No. 2 at the end of this post with the charges and possible punishment Gabriel Ramirez faces. Update No. 1 I.D.'s him and his mother, the murder victim. ORIGINAL POST, OCT. 28, 9:45 A.M.: A 20-year-old man allegedly called Anaheim Police Sunday evening to say he stabbed his mother. Cops ... More >>
Anaheim Police are seeking answers in the murder of a 38-year-old man by a suspected gang-banging shooter(s). Local resident Angel Jesus Lopez Balladares was found shot in the walkway of an apartment complex in the 600 block of Eton Place around 11 a.m. Friday, according to Sgt. Bob Dunn, the Anahe ... More >>
See Update No. 3 at the bottom of page 2 on the charges against Gabriel Michael Castillo. Update No. 2 is about the son of a firefighter being arrested for setting the recent "East Fires" in Anaheim and Yorba Linda. Update No. 1 is about the original person of interest in the case being found, inter ... More >>
The Anaheim Police Department is seeking two men (well, two in this particular case): one who snatched a purse and another who returned the handbag to the wheelchair-bound, 39-year-old woman who owns it. This is the result of an incident that went down around 2:10 p.m. Tuesday, July 30, under the 9 ... More >>
"He is not a police [officer], a police [officer] is supposed to protect and serve," said Genevieve Huizar, mother of Manuel Diaz a 25-year-old resident of Anaheim who was fatally shot on July 21, 2012. Diaz was unarmed when the incident happened. This and other altercations between the Anaheim Poli ... More >>
The Anaheim Police Department is reaching out to the public for help in identifying a body found shortly after midnight Saturday on the 57 freeway between Orangewood and Katella avenues. Cops also want to know if the person jumped or was pushed out of a vehicle.
It's usually rather ho-hum when authorities send a notice about seeking a bank robber, notices that are often accompanied by a surveillance photo or two of the baddie in action. But with the latest release from the Anaheim Police Department came five different shots of a guy who robbed a Bank of Am ... More >>
Two weeks ago, the Anaheim Police Department quietly updated its policy manual and have only recently made six sections available online. It's described as a "living document that is subject to constant change" and one that "should be employed with sound reason, judgment and discretion." What the h ... More >>
Four massage parlors and a private spa/spa rental business in Anaheim were rubbed the wrong way earlier this month by city police, who along with other agencies conducted inspections to see if prostitution, human trafficking or labor law violations were occurring.California Department of Industrial ... More >>
Times are definitely tough for the Anaheim Police Department when even the Orange County Register is raising critical questions! In a fine article by Keegan Kyle that ran in yesterday's paper but that you can't read online because of that whole paywall thing, the city's police department is increasi ... More >>
Anaheim Police are investigating the case of a man's body found inside a burning car early this morning as a homicide.But residents of the 100 block of South Westchester Drive suspect the tragedy was an accident.Or was it a suicide?
See the update at the end of this post with police saying Richard Swartz fatally stabbed himself.ORIGINAL POST, MARCH 19, 9:44 A.M.: A man found stabbed and bleeding in a gas station driveway in Anaheim this morning died a short time later at UCI Medical Center in Orange.The clerk at the Mobil on Li ... More >>
According to an internal Anaheim Police Department report obtained by the Weekly, officers responded on February 5, 2013 to an assault at a Shell Station near Disneyland. Upon arrival the victim was found laying down with bloody trauma to his face and head, injuries sustained after a ruthless series ... More >>
Anaheim Police have released a sketch of a man who groped a girl jogging through the city Saturday morning.The 14-year-old was jogging near the intersection of Cerritos Avenue and Gilbert Street around 9 a.m. when the stranger grabbed at her groin and butt before running away.
A "nearly naked female" walks into an Anaheim hotel lobby . . .That's how employees of the Clarion Hotel, 616 W. Convention Way, began their contact with a banged-up lady who'd been sexually assaulted in a room early Wednesday, chased after she broke away and injured after leaping from a second-floo ... More >>
This is so weird: I was driving home from my weekly movie viewing at the UltraLuxe in Anaheim's GardenWalk when I looked to the side of Disney Way and thought to myself, "I didn't know there was a Motel 6 that close to Disneyland."Irina Martinez and Andres Terrones apparently knew. They are accused ... More >>
Attention Little Saigon residents: Orange County Supervisor Janet Nguyen says there is a vehicle theft/residential burglary ring operating on her turf.According to a press release, local law enforcement officials--but probably not their tainted, unsupervised and ultra-expensive aerial units who are ... More >>
See Update No. 2 on the arrest of a murder suspect.See Update No. 1 at the end of this post identifying the victim and disclosing what was found near the murder scene.ORIGINAL POST, OCT. 17, 9:46 A.M.: A 14-year-old boy was shot to death Tuesday night in a homicide the Anaheim Police Department beli ... More >>
Anaheim Police say increased tensions between rival gangs near the site where 14-year-old John Perez was shot to death Tuesday night--the 200 block of East Vermont Avenue--led to an officer-involved shooting and the arrest of two men and a juvenile.Fortunately, no injuries were reported.Facing the m ... More >>
They say a couple that strays together, stays together.Cindy Ann and John Su'a, both 46 of Whitter, face arraignment Thursday at the Santa Ana Jail: she for allegedly embezzling $360,000 as the Anaheim Police Association office manager, and he for supposedly--and willfully--failing to file tax retur ... More >>
Looking at a deadlocked jury, an Orange County Superior Court judge in Santa Ana declared a mistrial in the sexual battery case against Dr. David Hung Do on Thursday. Judge James Stotler set a Nov. 9 status hearing and tentative February trial date in the case that accuses the 42-year-old physician ... More >>
Opening statements began today in the criminal trial against Dr. David Hung Do, a former general practitioner accused of sexually assaulting three female patients by touching their breasts and vaginas during routine medical exams at Kaiser Permanente facilities in Anaheim. That should actually read ... More >>
Click here for our Anaheim police shooting archivesAs the Weekly reported earlier, Anaheim Police Department officers involved in back-to-back fatal shootings in July are already back on active duty. Not missing a beat, the Orange County Register's resident bootlicker David Whiting (who favored Full ... More >>
Click this link for original homicide post and commentsAnaheim Police have identified the fatal stabbing victim found in an alley off the 800 block of North Zeyn Street early last Thursday, Aug. 30, as Mikel Anthony Williams, 55, of Irvine.No motive has been released for Anaheim's 10th homicide of t ... More >>
See update at the end of this post on the arrest of Joseph Robert Suess.ORIGINAL POST, AUG. 30, 9:10 A.M.: Anaheim Police received an anonymous call shortly after midnight today about a possible burglary in progress in the 800 block of North Zeyn Street near Anaheim Boulevard.Officers arrived short ... More >>
You know Anaheim Police have a thing for parolees.This month, cops there are also keeping an eye out especially for unlawful motorcyclists.So, if you are a parolee on a bike . . .
It's a historical fact that the biggest threat to the citizens of any nation isn't outsiders but their own government's police and military--the folks with all the guns, arrest powers and unwavering insistence that their own violence is committed only as a means to peace.For proof, glance at the his ... More >>
See Update No. 2 at the end of this post identifying murder victim Daniel Rowlett, 67, and disclosing suspect Felipe Jesus Delgado is also wanted for murder in Santa Cruz County.See Update No. 1 on next page about the murder arrest of Anaheim 21-year-old Delgado, who police initially identified by h ... More >>
See update at the end of post where newly appointed Anaheim City Manager Bob Wigenroth makes a recommendation for the City Council.ORIGINAL POST, JUNE 5, 8:00 A.M. As Fullerton residents anxiously awaited their City Council recall results on Tuesday night, a group of about a dozen pro ... More >>
You'd think with crowds Saturday pouring in and out of the Disney Resort thanks to the California Adventure re-do, the Angels playing the Diamondbacks at the Big A, a volleyball tournament at the convention center and a concert at the Grove, the Anaheim Police traffic division would have enough on i ... More >>
Three alleged, 19-year-old gang members are facing attempted murder of a police officer counts from Friday's early morning shooting up of an occupied Anaheim Police car. Juan Carlos Covarrubias, Jordy Roman Martinez and Andrew Gomez Sanchez each face sentences of 45 years to life in state prison wi ... More >>
Anaheim Police received numerous calls of shots fired before arriving around 7:45 p.m. Wednesday to an apartment complex in the 300 block of East Clifton Avenue, where a man on the front walkway had been shot.He was rushed to emergency, where he was pronounced dead a short time later. His name and a ... More >>
UPDATE, JAN. 9, 12:20 P.M.: Anaheim Police say Bernie Cervantes "Chino" Villegas was not walking along Ball Road toting what turned out to be a BB rifle with a wooden stock but through a West Ball Road apartment complex late Saturday night.That produced several reports of a man with a gun at the ... More >>
DMVBennettUPDATE, JAN. 6, 8:47 A.M.: According to Christine Lauren Bennett's family, Alexei Ocana fatally shot his 27-year-old ex-girlfriend in an Anaheim Hills condo Dec. 30 before turning the gun on himself.The 31-year-old's motive? He was upset that Bennett was seeing someone else, according t ... More >>
UPDATE, DEC. 28, 11:48 A.M.: The woman beaten to death Christmas morning--allegedly at the hands of her husband--has been identified as Zazell Preston. An Orange County District Attorney's office (OCDA) statement on today's arraignment of William Wallace (pictured at right) also mentions the coup ... More >>
Anaheim Police were called this morning to the Santa Ana River Trail between Tustin and Lakeview avenues this morning to investigate a man down.Officers and paramedics who responded to the 6:15 a.m. call discovered a dead, middle-aged man who had been stabbed at least once.
UPDATE, DEC. 18, 9:49 A.M.: A man found murdered in his apartment in the 200 block of South Western Avenue, near West Del Monte Drive, in Anaheim has been identified as 80-year-old Il Jae Kim. "Officers entered the apartment and found Kim deceased from wounds believed to be suffered at the hands ... More >>
Often times when a police agency shares with the public a photograph of a criminal suspect taken from a surveillance camera, the image is grainy, out of focus or it catches the subject at a weird angle.However, the one the Anaheim Police Department sent today from a Wienerschnitzel burglary last ... More >>
The Anaheim Police Department is holding a sobriety checkpoint tonight through early Saturday.Meanwhile, the Orange County Sheriff's Department has roving DUI patrols in some of the South County cities it patrols tonight.Check after the jump for the exact locations.
A man who has been drifting between a Costa Mesa motel and his girlfriend's Anaheim home is accused of trying to kill their 2-month-old son by repeatedly shaking and punching the baby and swinging him by the neck in a noose-like blanket. Joshua Allen Robey, 24, faces a maximum sentence of 15 year ... More >>
Anaheim Police Dept.UPDATE, AUG. 18, 11:29 A.M.: Whether a 23-year-old parolee shot dead by Anaheim Police Tuesday afternoon was armed and, if so, returned fire remain unknown.But at least we now know who he was.The department identified him as David Raya, who pleaded guilty in 2006 to felony ass ... More >>
Anaheim Police believe a man in his 40s was sitting in a vehicle in the east alley of the 1300 block of North Lawrence Avenue around 6 p.m. Saturday when he was shot to death.He has not been identified pending notification on next of kin.
Anaheim Police just announced they have made an arrest in the incidents of racially and religiously hateful graffiti that was sprayed in January in Brea, Irvine, Anaheim and Santa Ana, including on the walls of two Catholic churches and the Orange County Housing Authority.Kim Rebar Henry, 56, of ... More >>
Anaheim Police are asking for the public's help in finding a pervvy cell-phone photographer who was caught snapping shots of a 3-year-old girl wearing a miniskirt with her legs spread atop a Laundromat table.Surveillance video inside the business caught the disgusting incident in progress, so pol ... More >>
A woman called Anaheim Police Monday after failing to reach her bedridden grandmother or the 87-year-old's caretaker by phone. Officers arrived at grandma's mobile home in the 5800 block of La Palma Avenue around 11 p.m. to find her alone--along with a meth lab. The caretaker was arrested when he ... More >>
UPDATE: More details from Disneyland and Anaheim Police (see below) . . . Subject for your approval: it's the dark of night, and a young man fortified with hooch jokes around with friends on the way to an elevator in an elegant Hollywood hotel that has fallen into disrepair.
A former Anaheim Police Department cadet is accused of stealing more than $225,000 in cash fees paid to the City of Anaheim for the release of impounded vehicles. If convicted, 23-year-old Kainat Syeda of Buena Park could get probation. Or two years in state prison. Or up to 46 years in the big h ... More >>
UPDATE: The Orange County District Attorney announces indictment of Anthony Darnell Wade in the murder of Bessie Mae Whyman (details at end of post) . . .Courtesy of Anaheim Police DepartmentAnthony Wade is eligible for the death penalty.Friends and former co-workers remember 84-year-old Bessie M ... More >>