Images pulled from surveillance video of men believed to have stolen safes containing thousands of dollars from a church and four other locations were released by the Santa Ana Police Department Tuesday.
You can go your whole life without getting mentioned in your daily newspaper. Larry Thomas Dominguez can count being the main subject in at least two bizarre Orange County Register articles. The first was published in 2006, when a naked Dominguez would not leave his burning house in the 2500
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UPDATE MAY 23 4:23 P.M.: The Observatory's Jon Reiser contacted the Weekly about the incident at the venue last night and offered what he deems a less dramatic retelling of events."What actually happened is two people in front of the stage got into a fight. One of the two had 5 inch spiked / plug ty ... More >>
It appears that drug-prevention literature connected with the Church of Scientology will no longer be distributed by the Santa Ana Police Department. Police Cpl. Anthony Bertagna, the department spokesman, said he was told that "none of the brochures we talked about" are being passed out by the ... More >>
A 32-year-old Santa Ana woman gave birth to a healthy baby boy six weeks ago, which normally would not be news in this cruel, cruel world except that the father is apparently the 16-year-old boyfriend of the mother of three's daughter.This morning, Mayra Gonzalez is scheduled to be arraigned on six ... More >>
On Sunday, an Orange County Dignity PAC canvasser on behalf of the Julio Perez campaign for the 69th Assembly District was walking a precinct when an alleged incident occurred between the young man and a supporter of Michele Martinez's candidacy in the race. A source relayed to the Weekly that the P ... More >>
Three teenage boys and one man were arrested early Wednesday morning on suspicion of burglarizing Patients Healing Group, a medical marijuana shop at 705 West 17th St., authorities said. Police responded at around 2:15 a.m. after the shop's owner saw the suspects on a live video stream alleg ... More >>
UPDATE, JAN. 11, 6:23 P.M.: An autopsy determined that 49-year-old homeless man Antonio Ruiz Martinez,
whose body was found Monday morning in Santa Ana, next to an auto
shop's pickup truck with a large amount of blood inside, died as a
result of "gastrointestinal issues," according to police.
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UPDATE, DEC. 20, 5:07 P.M.: And then there were none. A week after Occupy Santa Ana ended its formal occupation of the Civic Center, Occupy Irvine has decided to do the same. According to activist D'Marie Mulattieri, who was responsible for setting up the original Occupy Orange County Fac ... More >>
Lots of nominees this week for ugliest police mugshot. Remember Bryant Phillip Islas' tatted head and neck? How about Frank Lauder Woods' battered face? Constantino Monterrosas Gamez has a mug only a mother could love--if he didn't set her on fire like he did his girlfriend. Claudio Hu ... More >>
Update, October 21, 7:50 P.M.: The Santa Ana Police Department sent out a press release this evening stating that Occupy Orange County protesters won't be able to camp on city property. The release states that though the police will continue to work with protesters to ensure their first amendm ... More >>
Representatives from the California Highway Patrol and Santa Ana Police Department said today there have been no new developments in the case of the death threats against Governor Jerry Brown spray-painted on two walls in Santa Ana. (Brown's office directed all inquiries to the CHP, which is head ... More >>
More than two months after 14-year-old Eddie Jurado Duran was found dead in the driver's seat of a stolen car parked in a Santa Ana alley, two teens believed to have been occupants in the vehicle have been arrested for his murder.Because of boys' ages--15 and 16--they have not been identified.
Santa Ana Police have little to go on but this: 14-year-old Eddie Jurado Duran was found shot to death Wednesday night in the driver's seat of a stolen red 1990 Toyota Camry.His grandfather had called the cops just after 10 p.m. to report the young gang member had been killed, which led offices t ... More >>
UPDATE: Orange County District Attorney statement on the charges against Colin and Stuart say that he texted her instructions on how to tie down and withhold food and water from children (see end of post) . . . A man who works with troubled children and is pursuing his masters in teaching at Cal ... More >>
UPDATED THROUGHOUT . . .
View Larger MapThe man shot in the upper torso early Sunday before his car crashed into parked vehicles a couple blocks from Willowick Municipal Golf Course in Santa Ana has been identified. Jose Felix Nieto-Bautista, 22, later died at the hospital. Two have been arrested fo ... More >>