Anthony Calabrese suffered no vision problems and wasn't a moron in September 2012, but the 23-year-old college student couldn't have known he had just seen a mirage inside the Orange County Jail (OCJ). Only a madman would think law-enforcement officers had staged an elaborate, multihour, multiprong ... 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 >>
The Buena Park Police Department set up one of those stings Thursday morning where they followed DUI offenders who'd just had their drivers licenses suspended or revoked at the North Justice Center. Of 13 people followed out of the courthouse, four were cited for allegedly trying to drive vehicles ... More >>
Just to be clear, "Cop-in-a-Box" is not an Ice-T fantasy song. It's a nationally recognized computer system that allows investigators to break through firewalls to get to those who prey on children online.And it's a system CHiPs star Erik Estrada is scheduled to present to the Buena Park Police Depa ... More >>
Earlier today, I posted on Frank Cabada of Santa Ana's Hector Godinez Fundamental High School being among six Latino high school seniors from around the country honored this morning by the Hispanic Heritage Foundation in Beverly Hills. It's unlikely Cabada, a math and engineering whiz, would have ... More >>
A fake cop who coaxed a movie theater manager to open the safe at the Krikorian Buena Park Metroplex 18 was sentenced Thursday in Santa Ana to seven years in state prison. Fernando Manuel Ruiz, 40, of Los Angeles, had pleaded guilty in October to multiple felony counts of second degree robbery an ... More >>
See the update at the end of this post about today's scheduled arraignment of Cheyenne Mateo Fuimaono on murder and child assault charges.ORIGINAL POST, DEC. 4, 7:01 A.M.: When, according to the Buena Park Police Department, Cheyenne Mateo Fuimaono admitted to officers he had inflicted injuries to a ... More >>
The multi-agency "Avoid the 38" Anti-DUI Task Force has released its winter schedule, which includes DUI checkpoints from 7 tonight through 3 a.m. Saturday in Seal Beach, Laguna Hills and Los Alamitos.Exact intersections were not revealed.
After a Buena Park police sting that resulted in the arrest of Raymond John Lim, 23, of Walnut, for allegedly making and selling counterfeit tickets to Knott's Berry Farm and other Southern California theme parks, attention shifted to his brother, Michael King Lim.That's because Raymond implicated h ... More >>
The Buena Park Police Department is scheduled to hold a drivers license/DUI checkpoint near Beach Boulevard and Stanton Avenue from 7 tonight through 2 a.m. Saturday. The goal is to save lives, reduce accidents and keep drunks off the roads, as the department cites statistics showing a 20 percent dr ... More >>
The Buena Park Police Department is holding a DUI/drivers license checkpoint from 7 tonight to 2 a.m. Saturday in the 8000 block of La Palma.It's just one of several anti-DUI enforcement efforts planned around Orange County through Labor Day (Sept. 3).
See update at the end of this post on the boy being found safe.ORIGINAL POST, AUG. 22, 1:01 A.M.: Have you seen this boy?Michael Joaquin Ablian, 9, has been missing since 7 a.m. Monday, according to a bulletin from the Buena Park Police Department.
The Buena Park Police Department is holding a sobriety checkpoint from 7 tonight through 2 a.m. Saturday near Beach Boulevard and Stanton Avenue.All drivers passing through will be checked for signs of drinking and/or drugging.
Orange County law enforcement and the California Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) recently took aim at a major source of beer and booze for underage drinkers: those over 21 appearing as if they won't kick the ass of kids outside quickie marts asking if the adult will buy beer and booze ... More >>
See update at end of post.ORIGINAL POST, JUNE 11, 3:36 P.M.: In an attempt to locate the driver and passenger of a vehicle that rammed into a 20-year-old man, who was thrown into the windshield and air, the Buena Park Police Department has released the graphic surveillance video that is shown after ... More >>
Prescription drug abuse by South County teens has been a hot topic lately thanks to the documentary Behind the Orange Curtain making its world premiere May 2 at the Newport Beach Film Festival and, due to a sell out, getting a second showing May 3 in the huge Big Newport theater.That makes a couple ... More >>
Buena Park's Crescent Motel, on the corner of Beach Boulevard and Crescent Avenue, will soon be closing down for fumigation and renovations, not violations. As the OC Register reported, owner Loc Van Nguyen agreed to council demands at an hours-long meeting yesterday after appealing the resolution o ... More >>
[Moxley Confidential] Why are government officials protecting an Immigration and Customs Enforcement agent who almost killed an innocent Anaheim man?
Drink your green beer with the Jameson shot add-ons, but be aware that the coppers are roaming the streets with extra vigor this weekend.Sobriety checkpoints are scheduled tonight in Mission Viejo and Saturday night in Buena Park. Meanwhile, officers from the CHP, sheriff's department and various ... More >>
In other amusement park area lodging controversies, the Buena Park planning commission voted on Wednesday to revoke the permit of Crescent Motel. Located on the intersection of Beach Boulevard and Crescent Avenue, the property is across the street from Knott's Berry Farm and Soak City Waterpark, ... More >>
UPDATE, FEB. 10, 2:10 P.M.: The Santa Ana Police Department is also holding a DUI/unlicensed driver checkpoint near the 400 block of North Fairview Street from 7:30 p.m. Saturday through 1:30 a.m. Sunday.ORIGINAL POST, FEB. 10, 7:09 A.M.: Citing research that shows sobriety checkpoints are effect ... More >>
Buena Park holds a sobriety checkpoint tonight, while roving patrol for drunken drivers will be conducted in Laguna Woods, Laguna Hills, Laguna Niguel and Aliso Viejo.The checkpoint runs from 7 p.m. through 2 a.m. Saturday in the 8000 block of La Palma Avenue.
Just down the street from Knott's Scary Farm, something more frightening happened on Halloween.Two females were raped by three young men and a juvenile at Crescent Motel, according to Buena Park police.
Police agencies across the nation are once again participating in the third National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day, which is scheduled to run 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.The event allows people to rid their homes of expired or unwanted prescription drugs--for free and with no questions asked.
UPDATE, AUG. 2, 5:37 P.M.: Officer Daniel Ackerman, who died early Saturday after physical exercises the previous morning, will be memorialized with full law enforcement funeral honors and in accordance with his family's wishes, the Buena Park Police Department announced.Public viewing will be 5 ... More >>
Elbert Kyung MaBrian H. Lee was leaving 24 Hour Fitness near the Buena Park Mall around 10:15 p.m. Tuesday night when he was attacked next to his vehicle in the parking lot.The attack was swift, vicious and orchestrated, rendering Lee defenseless, although he was able to scream for help. The 22-y ... More >>
As part of a misdemeanor case of filing a false vehicle registration, Fernando Manuel Ruiz of Los Angeles agreed to submit a sample of his DNA to cops.The 38-year-old may not have known at the time that the submission would lead to his arrest for a cold case armed robbery of a Buena Park movie th ... More >>
Buena Park Police Department checks its coverages with a Super Bowl Sunday sobriety checkpoint.Check after the jump for the location and times vehicles will be stopped in an effort to remove the boozed and unlicensed off the roads.
Who was that masked man?That's what Buena Park Police are asking after a man in a white mask tried but failed to steal an ATM from the Knott's Berry Farm Resort Hotel lobby.
Yes, the acting career never took off for Cindy Crawford and she's known mostly these days as an infomercial pitchwoman. But who knew times were so tough for the former international supermodel that she'd have to resort to prostitution at a day spa in a busy Buena Park strip mall?Check that: the ... More >>
Courtesy of Buena Park Police DepartmentBuena Park Police seized 2,800 pounds of illegal fireworks Wednesday.
Courtesy of Buena Park Police DepartmentThe Buena Park Police Department is looking for the chaps above, caught by surveillance cameras before taking part in a brutal robbery of a Mobil mini-mart.
Buena Park Police Dept.The late Ryan JenkinsAt No. 30 on the list of "TV's 50 Biggest Bombs and Blunders" in the Jan. 29 issue of Entertainment Weekly is "Casting Ryan Jenkins on Megan Wants a Millionaire (VH1, 2009)":The hiring of the 32-year-old contestant--who hanged himself soon after police ... More >>
UPDATED THROUGHOUT! The final piece in the puzzle explaining how swimsuit model Jasmine Fiore was brutally murdered and mutilated, as well as whether anyone helped now dead murder suspect Ryan Alexander Jenkins kill and/or dispose of the body in a Buena Park dumpster, could have b ... More >>
The FBI announced it made 11 additional arrests this morning tied to a Hawaiian Gardens gang, upping the number of defendants to 24 in the final phase of the nation's largest-ever gang investigation and prosecution that included the participation of Orange County law enforcement agencies and is cred ... More >>
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