We earlier told you about what had to be one of the bloodiest Halloweens in Orange County history. Turns out Saturday was pretty bloody as well as police from different agencies dealt with a fatal officer-involved shooting, the hit-and-run of a mother of eight on a bike and the fatal shooting of a l ... More >>
Late last week, I got into a hilarious "conversation" with a representative from the Federation of Americans for Immigration Reform, the noxious anti-immigrant group classified by the Southern Poverty Law Center as a hate group. For some reason, the person thought I'd be friendly and let them know i ... More >>
UPDATE NO. 5, OCT. 25, 4:08 P.M.: Anaheim Police Chief Raul Quezada began his press conference this afternoon by introducing the parents of 9-year-old Ximena Meza, who was fatally shot once in the chest while playing outside her home.
UPDATE, OCT. 9, 5:21 P.M.: Randy Lee Parkerson met transgender immigrant rights activist Zoraida "Ale" Reyes, choked her to death and kept her body in the trunk of his car before dumping the corpse behind a Dairy Queen, according to prosecutors.
A 20-year-old man who was shot by an Anaheim police officer in July pleaded guilty to felony resisting arrest and street terrorism charges and was immediately sentenced to a year in jail and three years probation, while his 18-year-old brother copped to felonies this week as well.
A 27-year-old man is being held for what is presumed to be the beating death of another man near the suspect's Anaheim apartment. Kornell Randen King, who lives in an apartment complex in the 2100 block of West Crescent Avenue, is being held in lieu of $1 million bail after being booked on a murder ... More >>
UPDATE: The man now listed in serious condition following a beating in the Big A parking lot has been identified as Alex Arredondo, 43, of Huntington Beach. The father of three had been a police officer until leaving the Los Angeles Police Department in 2012. Investigators have no reason to believe ... More >>
Friday was a wild one in Anaheim, where a man delivered his wife's baby in their car along the 91 freeway (with their three other kids inside), and one man was captured and a second was shot to death by police after the robbery of an electronics store. But it all started with the discovery of a murd ... More >>
A man in his 20s was shot to death in front of an Anaheim apartment Sunday night in what either was or was not a drive-by shooting, according to police.
Some headlines just write themselves. Anaheim Police fired non-lethal rounds into the windows of a red smart car before removing a despondent man with a handgun last night.
See the update at the end of this post identifying the man who was fatally stabbed. ORIGINAL POST, AUG. 22, 12:08 P.M.: A victim police described only as a male in his 20s was stabbed to death in an Anaheim street brawl early today that also resulted in the stabbing of a second person with the sa ... More >>
Sobriety checkpoints involving law enforcement agencies that cover Stanton, Anaheim, Cypress, Buena Park, La Palma, Los Alamitos, Santa Ana and Seal Beach will be held tonight and Saturday, and the locations of some operations have been released. Special patrols aimed at drunken drivers are also bei ... More >>
Remember the guy who was shot to death while riding with family members on the 91 freeway through Anaheim last month? The Anaheim Police Department has announced an arrest has been made in the case but few other details about the circumstances. Here's what we know at this point: Just after 7:30 p ... More >>
See Update No. 2 on Page 2 with the charges against Scott Jay Abraham in the Newport Beach officer-involved shooting and more details about the three suspects in the Anaheim officer-involved shooting. Update No. 1 covers charges in that case. ORIGINAL POST, JULY 14, 6:01 A.M.: Two men were hospit ... More >>
See the next page for the identities and mug shots of the parents slapped with felonies in the case. ORIGINAL POST, JULY 2, 8:35 A.M.: The parents of a severely autistic child who'd been kept caged in their Anaheim home were arrested and the boy and his younger siblings were taken into protective ... More >>
First they came for the futon store, and I did not speak out--because I don't sleep on a futon. Then they came for the boob job doctor, and I did not speak out--because I'm all natural, baby. Then they came for the medical marijuana dispensary, and I did not speak out--because I get my drugs the old ... More >>
Anaheim Police are now working with downtown building owners who retained the services of a certain custodial company to see if they can find hidden cameras. That's because the company employed a 24-year-old janitor accused of secretly recording women using an Anaheim City Hall restroom. Meanwhil ... More >>
A procession made its way down West Fourth Street in Santa Ana Friday evening in memory of Zoraida "Ale" Reyes, a 28-year-old transgender immigrant rights activist whose body turned up the day before near a Dairy Queen in Anaheim. A somber mood hung over the gathering of about 200 that ended at Sass ... More >>
The death of a transgender activist who fought against deportations that break up same-sex couples is being investigated as suspicious, according to the Anaheim Police Department.
An 18-year-old man was shot to death in Anaheim early today, making him the third young person gunned down in Orange County since late Friday night.
Itzcoatl "Izzy" Ocampo, the presumed serial killer of a mother, her adult son and four homeless men in North Orange County in late 2011 and early 2012, says on a newly released video taped before he committed suicide in jail that he possessed "the kill gene" and that ridding OC of the "blight" of ho ... More >>
At a press conference Monday where Orange County law enforcement officials provided some details on their case against alleged serial killers Franc Cano and Steven Dean Gordon, who are accused of murdering four women, Anaheim Police Chief Raul Quezada said investigators are "confident" there is at l ... 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 >>
The unidentified woman found dead on West Ball Road in Anaheim Tuesday night was surrounded by a large pool of blood. However, the female, who appears to have been 30 to 50 years old, could have still died of natural causes, according to Anaheim Police Sgt. Bob Dunn, the department spokesman.
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 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 >>
See update on victim being a massage therapist who had a client coming to the residence she shares with her husband and children.ORIGINAL POST, JULY 8, 8:48 A.M.: Two family members who went to Rosa Romero's apartment in the 1000 block of West Broadway in Anaheim Saturday evening later made a franti ... More >>
See the update at the end of this post about the charges prosecutors have leveled against Wikstrom and the punishment the veteran local baseball coach faces with a conviction.ORIGINAL POST, JUNE 13, 9:47 A.M.: Another high school baseball coach in Anaheim has been accused of using social media to ge ... More >>
See the update at the end of this post about the 2 1/2-year-old girl being found with her father in an Anaheim motel, where the dad was arrested.ORIGINAL POST, JUNE 5, 10:47 A.M.: Anyone seen a 6-foot-2, 290-pound, 35-year-old Romanian man?(Or want to?)This one may be easier to spot as he is alleged ... More >>
Updated, with new info on the bottom... ORIGINAL STORY, MAY 28, 6:04 P.M.: News is coming out of Disneyland right now that there was an explosion reported in the theme park's Toontown section, specifically from a trash can. Reports off of Twitter from people on the scene say that police are evacuat ... More >>
A candlelight vigil took place last night on West Guinida Lane in Anaheim in memory of David Raya and Joel Acevedo, two young men killed in officer-involved shootings not too far from each other during the summers of 2011 and 2012 respectively. Raya's killing was ruled justified by the Orange County ... 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 >>
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 >>
See the update at the end of this post about the charges brought against the defendant.ORIGINAL POST, JAN. 24, 10:36 A.M.: The load to your right, a registered sex offender on parole for making kiddie porn, is accused of contacting two 17-year-old Anaheim boys via Facebook, shooting his latest skeev ... More >>
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 >>
A large explosion startled residents of the Rainbow Hotel in the 800 block of south Beach Boulevard in Anaheim early this morning, prompting the evacuation of three buildings and the deployment of the Orange County Sheriff's bomb squad. According to Anaheim Police Spokesman Sgt. Bob Dunn, at a ... More >>
Click here for our Anaheim police shooting archivesBoth the Anaheim police officer who shot and killed 25 year-old Manuel Diaz on July 21 and the other who killed 21 year-old Joel Acevedo the very next day on July 22 are no longer on paid administrative leave. The two back-to-back officer-involved s ... More >>
UPDATE, MAY 9, 10:40 A.M.: The Orange County coroner's office has identified the 17-year-old boy found shot to death in an Anaheim driveway Friday as Kevin Fahim Danyal.Online tributes from friends say the Anaheim resident's nickname was "Soldier."
[UPDATED, March 29, 5:04 P.M.] Dennis Smith, superintendent of the Placentia-Yorba Linda School District, has released the following statement:At approximately 1:40 p.m. today Esperanza High School received information regarding a potential bomb threat. The campus was immediate ... More >>
Less than a mile away from the Anaheim GardenWalk, hundreds of community residents gathered at Ponderosa Park for a march and protest Saturday night. Their concerns were not that of a hotly contested tax giveaway for a future hotel development project in the city, but an Anaheim police officer-in ... More >>
With more murders expected to bring more charges against a Yorba Linda man accused to preying on homeless men in North County (see this post), the multi-agency Homeless Homicide Task Force is joining forces with the Community Service Programs (CSP) Crisis Response Team, the Orange County Rescue M ... More >>
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 >>
UPDATE, DEC. 15, 3:37 P.M.: Homicide investigators have determined that not only is the killer of David Zickman no where to be found, neither is the 2008 Silver Lexus that belonged to the 28-year-old Anaheim resident. The public's help is being sought in finding the four-dour Lexus IS250 with Cal ... 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.