Kyndall Jack and Nicholas Cendoya, the teens who went missing in Trabuco Canyon on Easter Sunday before being found in different spots in the middle of the week, will not be billed for the massive search, which utilized various nonprofit, private and governmental resources (as well as scores of volu ... More >>
See Update No. 7 on page 3 about a recently concluded press conference giving a complete overview of the latest events in Trabuco Canyon.See Update Nos. 3-6 on page 2 about the man being found alive, the search resuming for the woman, Kyndall Jack being found and airlifted out and how it all happene ... More >>
Lake Forest's Jonah Mowry, who at 14 posted a video on YouTube that went on to be seen by more than 10 million people worldwide and led to his becoming a national spokesman against bullying, is to be honored by OC Human Relations.Mowry is among the people, groups, agencies, schools or companies the ... More >>
The Cypress Police Department and Orange County District Attorney's office (OCDA) are seeking the public's help in finding more victims of a man accused of posing as a teen on a social-networking website to lure a 15-year-old
girl to a park to commit lewd acts.William Gabriel
Rodriguez, 29, of Cyp ... 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 >>
Cypress College is reaching out to the community in the wake of a female student's 3:10 p.m. Monday report to Cypress Police that a man tried to photograph or videotape her as she was using a restroom in the campus Humanities Building.
By evening, Campus Safety officers released a still image of ... More >>
UPDATE, JAN. 18, 3:38 P.M.: Accused mass killer Scott Evans Dekraai pleaded not guilty to eight murder counts at today's arraignment hearing in Santa Ana. If a feeling of deja vu just washed over you, fret not; Dekraai also pleaded not guilty at an arraignment hearing last year. Today's arraignme ... More >>
PabelloTwo Garden Grove roommates are accused of stealing a check from a Newport
Beach law firm and changing the value to more than $285,000 that they spent on a lavish trip to New York that included private jet travel, multiple hotel rooms, and a shopping spree at
Tiffany & Co. and Montbla ... More >>
UPDATE, NOV. 29, 12:30 P.M.: During today's arraignment hearing, where Scott Evans Dekraai pleaded not guilty to murdering eight people and critically injuring a ninth, Deputy Public Defender Scott Sanders objected to press
photographers being in the courtroom, saying this kind of media coverage ... More >>
Ten people were detained early this morning after the Orange County Sheriff's Harbor Patrol intercepted a boat used for human smuggling off Seal Beach, authorities said.A Seal Beach police officer said on live television that the Harbor Patrol had been tipped off about the boat's arrival around 1 ... More >>
UPDATE, OCT. 24, 3:05 P.M.: Orange County Superior Court Judge Erick L. Larsh
this afternoon assigned the defense of Scott Evans Dekraai to the Orange County Public Defender's office. The lead attorney (at taxpayers' dime) will now be senior Deputy Public Defender Scott Sanders. Dekraai's origin ... More >>
Bicycle moto-cross (BMX) coach Mandak Kohn Griffin was to be arraigned today on charges of sexually assaulting three boys, ages 7 to 9, from his Cypress neighborhood and exchanging thousands of child pornography images over the Internet, authorities said. The 30-year-old Cypress resident could ge ... More >>
Steven Matthew LeClaire, Jr.UPDATE, FEB. 28, 5:19 P.M.: U.S. Army Specialist Steven Matthew LeClaire, Jr. was AWOL when he opened fire without provocation on three men Thursday night, according to prosecutors.After allegedly killing his friend Marques Murray, 24, and wounding his father, Steven F ... More >>
UPDATE, JAN. 31, 4:47 P.M.: Don't know how we missed this one last week, but 47-year-old Brinda Sue McCoy pleaded not guilty in a Santa Ana courtroom Wednesday to firing one of her husband's guns at police officers who were trying to talk her out of suicide during a three-hour standoff in the cou ... More >>
Brinda Sue McCoy is looking at a possible sentence of 58 years in prison if convicted of the charges against her, but based on the description of the incident that led to her Dec. 16 arrest, the 47-year-old Cypress resident is lucky to be alive.She allegedly pointed a semi-automatic firearm at of ... More >>
A Huntington Beach woman is due in court this morning for a pre-trial hearing tied to charges leveled against her in alleged sex-trick scam gone bad.Very, very bad.Megan Miko Wachi, 22, allegedly planned to rob a man who'd hired her for sex the night of Dec. 8 via text messaging. She left her enc ... More >>
The Cypress Police Department conducts a DUI and driver's license checkpoint from 8 p.m. Saturday to 3 a.m. Sunday.Perhaps feeling a bit saucy, the cop shop isn't disclosing the location of that checkpoint, which could feature sights like this on the right if boozy drivers are ordered out of thei ... More >>
Could it have been this 45?The Register reports that the Cypress Police Department received a suspicious package Monday, which led to a call to the Orange County Sheriff's Department bomb squad. The dangerous package? "An old 45 single by The Carpenters, with a note asking police t ... More >>
The Cypress Police Department is conducting a DUI and driver's license checkpoint from 8 p.m. Saturday to 3 a.m. Sunday.
However, cops are letting you guess where that checkpoint will be.Wherever it is, hopefully the next Richard Caselli will be stopped.
It's DUI checkpoint weekend again.YAY!* Costa Mesa Police Department conducts one, where they will also be doing drivers license checks, from 8 tonight to 2 a.m. Saturday at Bear and Baker streets.* Garden Grove Police Department will also be checking for drunks and unlicensed drivers from 9 p.m. ... More >>
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It's the Weekly's weekly round-up of local police calls--now with more girlie knife fights, un-tartared waters, pranksters with bullhorns, real-looking fake-gun scares and dogs stolen, smashed, smelling marijuana and taking bites out of crime
Probably not the d ... More >>
It's the Weekly's weekly round-up of local police calls--now with more ho' attackers, hammer heads, short robbers, skateboarding nazis, bloody bandagers, bushmen packing heat, baseball bat-wielding robbers, monkeys that are not for sale and Ryan Seacrest.Center photo by Melinda Nagy/Dreamstime.comBE ... More >>
It's our weekly Weekly roundup of Orange County police calls--with suspect mugs!TUESDAY, JULY 7Courtesy of Cypress Police DepartmentAlison Le Anne EbertAt Least She Left the TV On Officers responding to an anonymous, 4:45 a.m. report of child abuse in a home in the 8500 block of La Homa Street in Cy ... More >>