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 the update at the end of this post with details on how you can contribute to funeral crowdfunding for Agustin Villegas, who leaves behind a wife and four children. ORIGINAL POST, JULY 15, 8:55 A.M.: A 32-year-old Anaheim man was shot to death Monday night while riding as a passenger in a truc ... 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 the update at the bottom of Page 2 on the charges and possible penalty facing two alleged serial killers of at least four Orange County prostitutes. ORIGINAL POST, APRIL 14, 7:01 A.M.: We'd reported how some experts did not believe a serial killer was responsible for the deaths of a young prost ... 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 >>
A Los Angeles County couple is suing the Anaheim Police Department, its police chief and several other high-ranking officers for alleged false arrest, excessive force and torture in 2012. Rafael Garcia Miranda and his wife Olga Martha Garcia claim in their Sept. 24 lawsuit that Police Chief John We ... 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 Update Nos. 3-4 on page 2 with the charges prosecutors have filed against three men in this case.See Update Nos. 1-2 on the next page identifying the dead man and the two men arrested for his murder.ORIGINAL POST, MARCH 11, 2:10 P.M.: A 19-year-old man was fatally stabbed Saturday night in an at ... More >>
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 >>
Click here for our Anaheim police shooting archivesOn July 24, Joshua Rich was the first demonstrator arrested outside of Anaheim City Hall during a protest against the police shootings of Manuel Diaz and Joel Acevedo. The 37-year-old Anaheim resident was the demonstrator rumored to h ... More >>
Dozens of Anaheim residents outraged by the recent spate of officer involved shootings focused their anger addressing the city council again last night. A phalanx of news vans was parked on Lincoln Avenue as hundreds of people gathered in the massive auditorium at Anaheim High School. The location w ... 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, JAN. 25, 10:58 A.M.: Before the arrest of Itzcoatl Ocampo, the Association of Orange County Deputy Sheriffs offered a $5,000 reward for information leading to the capture and conviction of a serial killer preying on homeless men. Union president Tom Dominguez is scheduled to hand Donny ... 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 >>
Flickr user kristym117The two Anaheim schools -- Magnolia High School and Jonas Salk Elementary School -- which were in a lockdown during a police manhunt this morning, have since been cleared.The Anaheim Police Department got a disturbance call regarding a home in the 2500 block of Wes ... 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 >>
The death of Kelly Thomas has put a spotlight on how cops treat the mentally ill
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.