Is it possible to feel very sorry for Nader Amirvand, who had his red 1963 Chevrolet Impala convertible with a white top stolen from an auto restorer, AND very envious of the thieving bastard who now has it?
A 26-year-old man standing in his Garden Grove front yard early on Memorial Day was shot and later declared brain dead, according to police.It's unclear at this hour if the unidentified victim had been disconnected from life support at UC Irvine Medical Center in Orange, according to Lieutenant Jeff ... More >>
A guy places a craigslist personal ad for another guy on Tuesday. The ad placer quickly receives a response for a fellow who sends photos of himself. A meeting is set up at 11:30 a.m. that same day in the ad placer's home in the 13000 Block of Blue Spruce Avenue in Garden Grove.And that's when thing ... More >>
An Anaheim man was sentenced today to life in state prison without the possibility of parole for stabbing a 31-year-old Garden Grove man to death over a drug-deal dispute.Johnathan Allen Kincaid, 23, who had fled to Las Vegas after the July 29, 2009, murder, was convicted in February of felony speci ... More >>
The Garden Grove Police Department is scheduled to hold a DUI/drivers license checkpoint from 9 p.m. Saturday through 3 a.m. Sunday.Your guess is as good as mine as to where exactly vehicles will be stopped as the agency isn't disclosing the location.
See the update at the end of this post detailing how many theft victims were reunited with their property at today's police viewing and how you can check if your stolen stuff remains.ORIGINAL POST, JAN. 9, 12:30 P.M.: Julio Cesar Pachas is "one of the most prolific vehicle burglars the Garden Grove ... More >>
The school shootings in Newtown, Connecticut, continue to prompt police and school district officials in Orange County to assure parents everything is being done to keep their children safe.The Garden Grove Police Department has summed up its response in a letter to the community, while a Tustin Uni ... More >>
A 28-year-old Fullerton man who dragged a Garden Grove motorcycle officer for several feet with his car to avoid a November traffic stop pleaded guilty Thursday to assaulting the cop.Marcos Gonzalez, who was originally arrested for attempted murder, was sentenced to six years in state prison for th ... More >>
The Garden Grove Police Department is partying like it's 2009.That is, the cop shop is rolling out its new Facebook page featuring the "latest headlines, along with useful services and information."Zucker-beautiful!
See updates Nos. 4 and 5 at the end of this post on the charges and prison time Grisel Maria Ramirez faces, as well as allegations she shopped for a baby in "multiple hospital rooms."Also see updates: No. 3 on 9-1-1 audio and another hospital possibly targeted; No. 2 with photo evidence and the susp ... More >>
Another minister in the Calvary Chapel un-denomination has been caught allegedly committing sexytime with minors.Christopher Joseph Guardado, a 48-year-old Garden Grove man and volunteer Bible teacher at Calvary Chapel Pacific Coast in Westminster, is sitting in Theo Lacy Jail on suspicion of molest ... More >>
The Garden Grove Police Department is holding a DUI/Drivers License checkpoint from 9 tonight through 2 a.m. Saturday.Cops in Costa Mesa hold their own from 8 p.m. Saturday through 2 a.m. Sunday.Neither force is disclosing where it's operation will be held, so SURPRISE!
[Moxley Confidential] Garden Grove police used a Taser to kill a mentally disabled Vietnamese man who was complying with their commands
To herald the arrival of Stinko de Drinko weekend, the CHP, Garden Grove Police Department and Orange County Sheriff's Department are deploying saturation patrols tonight.Saturation in this case does not define the human pickling that will take place in bars, pubs and house parties across Orange Cou ... More >>
UPDATE, JAN. 10, 4:03 P.M.: A 17-year-old boy was arrested this morning for allegedly being the second robber who participated in a violent beer theft from a Circle K market in Garden Grove last week. Like the 16-year-old suspect who turned himself in Monday, the second arrestee is not being ide ... More >>
UPDATE, NOV. 21, 2:42 P.M.: A man who was reportedly chasing people down a street with knives before being shot and killed by at least one Garden Grove police officer has been identified as 31-year-old Jason Nuñez.Police say an argument escalated into Nuñez giving chase to people who were not i ... More >>
UPDATE, NOV. 7, 2:15 P.M.: The Orange County District Attorney's office (OCDA) announced today it is charging Marcos Gonzalez with one felony count of assault of a police officer with sentencing enhancements for causing great bodily injury and having a prior conviction for possession for ... More >>
Garden Grove Police Department's DUI Enforcement Team is deploying officers for special saturation patrols tonight and Saturday night to crack down on drunken drivers. The Orange County Sheriff's Department is also holding the patrols tonight in Stanton and Villa Park.With saturation patrols, pol ... More >>
UPDATE, JULY 29, 3:02 P.M.: 29-year-old Thanh Van Tran, who a jury found guilty last month of second-degree murder in the fatal shooting of a Lunar New Year celebrant leaving a Garden Grove restaurant in 2009, was sentenced today to 40 years to life in state prison.Co-defendant and fellow Garden ... More >>
UPDATED, JULY 22, 4:22 P.M.: Orange County Superior Court Judge Debra Carrillo in Westminster agreed to continue Catherine Kieu Becker's arraignment until Sept. 23.The 48-year-old Garden Grove resident's public defender, Frank Bittar, asked Carrillo to bar the media from covering the proceedings ... More >>
Garden Grove police officers were on their way to the 8200 block of Acacia near Fern Street, where reports had come in of three or four people fighting in the street just after midnight, when a dispatcher informed over the radio that someone in the middle of the altercation had been stabbed. Cops ... More >>
A man who fatally shot a Lunar New Year celebrator outside D Saigon restaurant in Garden Grove in 2009 was found guilty by a jury today of second-degree murder.The jury also found true the sentencing enhancement for the personal discharge of a firearm causing death against Thanh Van Tran. The ... More >>
Benjamin Dinh NguyenUPDATE, APRIL 21, 11:55 A.M.: Garden Grove police have identified the 19-year-old who died from a gunshot wound March 20 as Scottie Bui.He was shot during a confrontation involving three Asian gangs at Harbor Boulevard and Westminster Avenue, where a juvenile was also wounded ... More >>
UPDATE, APRIL 4, 3:24 P.M.: U.S. Customs & Border Protection officer Miguel Lerma Jr. has been charged with one felony count each of forcible rape, sodomy by force and forcible oral copulation for allegedly attacking a woman in Garden Grove, plus one felony count of rape by use of drugs f ... More >>
The Garden Grove Police Department recently received a theft report from a man who was selling his iPhone through Craigslist but had it stolen by another man who responded to the ad. Coupled with other reports of someone using counterfeit money to buy used iPhones through Craigslist, the cops dec ... More >>
Garden Grove police received a call shortly before 2:30 a.m. Sunday of shots fired near Harbor Boulevard and Westminster Avenue. As officers searched the area, a 19-year-old man who had been shot arrived at a local hospital.He was immediately pronounced dead by hospital staff.
UPDATE, FEB. 22, 8:18 A.M.: Despite on and off rain, Garden Grove police did operate a sobriety checkpoint Friday night. Police Sgt. Carl Whitney of GGPD's Traffic Division says four drivers were arrested for DUI and 15 vehicles were impounded, with 15 citations doled out to drivers for DUI, bei ... More >>
Jeez, no one is safe from the sticky-fingered these days, not even Garden Grove Boy Scout Troop 75.The troop's 2005, dark-blue, enclosed 15-foot trailer, which was secured in the First Presbyterian Church parking lot with a cable through the tandem wheels and axle, has been stolen, as has the $5, ... More >>
The first of four DUI/drivers license checkpoints conducted by the Garden Grove Police Department is tonight at 13201 Magnolia St.The operation begins at 9 p.m. and continues until 3 a.m. Saturday.The goal, says the department, is to reduce the number of people killed and injured in alcohol-invol ... More >>
UPDATE: We missed probably the biggest collection point of all (updates throughout) . . . Local police want what's in your medicine cabinet today.No, government budget cuts have not been so deep that the forced confiscation of citizen medications has replaced cops' prescription drug plans. This i ... More >>
Kevin Raney has been named the city of Garden Grove's 11th chief of police.Currently the deputy police chief, Raney will replace Chief Joseph Polisar, whose retirement becomes effective in December.
He doesn't have the distorted nose of Owen Wilson, the infectious smarm of Vince Vaughn or the $209,255,921 domestic total gross of their 2005 mega-hit Wedding Crashers, but Stephen Kadlec did manage to slip in uninvited to a Garden Grove wedding reception in 2007 and, according to police, walk a ... More >>
Killing your mom is bad, your grandmother is worse and your great-grandmother . . . jeez, are you sick or something? Christina Marie Munoz, 29, of Garden Grove, was sentenced today to 16 years to life in state prison for murdering her great-grandmother by stabbing the 84-year-old five times in t ... More >>
Courtesy Garden Grove PDPablo HernandezOriginally posted May 5 at 3:04 p.m. Update, May 6, 2:14 p.m: the police believe Hernandez has been released. More info at bottom of post. The group of three to six white males who burst into a Garden Grove residence this morning, carrying knives and what lo ... More >>
The Garden Grove Police Department released the photos you see in this post as they seek the public's help in identifying a serial armed robbery suspect.The chap in the powder blue cap has hit both pedestrians and businesses, according to police.His first known victim was a motorist at Dale ... More >>
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 >>
Little Saigon's Tet Festival is Friday through Sunday (the actual Vietnamese New Year), so the Garden Grove Police Department issued a reminder to the community that the city imposes a $1,000 fine on those who set off illegal fireworks.
Courtesy of Garden Grove Police DepartmentMurder suspect Khanh Van LeA social gathering at Saigon Towing, 13921 West St., Garden Grove, turned ugly around 8 p.m. Sunday, when an agitated man who'd twice been asked to leave stabbed another man to death, according to the Garden Grove Police Departm ... More >>
Garden Grove Police had such a swell time at its Dec. 4 DUI checkpoint that it will have its officers "saturate" the city looking for drunks behind wheels on Friday before conducting another checkpoint on Saturday. Hick.
You were previously informed (or warned) here about the Garden Grove Police Department's DUI/Drivers License Checkpoint Nov. 21 at 13752 Harbor Blvd. Here are the results:-601 vehicles screened-6 DUI suspects arrested -1 illegal drug suspect arrested -46 citations issued-6 vehicles Impounded for ... More >>
Various Orange County communities are going to be crawling with extra cops this weekend as pre-Thanksgiving pushes are made to get drunks, druggies, the unlicensed and unsafe motorcyclists off the road and to ensure everyone is buckling up.R. Scott Moxley blogged earlier today about the Orange Co ... More >>
Garden Grove police are seeking an alleged fraudster who has been pouncing on grandmas and grandpas.
What began as a routine traffic stop Wednesday ended with the arrest of a 78-year-old Garden Grove man for allegedly battering a much younger police officer--an attack the cops say included grandpa kicking the patrolman in the nuts. Twice!
DUI-OrangeCounty.comWhat pen, officer?As this keyboard is being drooled over, the Angels have taken a 4-0 lead over the Yankees in the first inning of Game 5 of the ALCS. If the lead held by the time you read this, that means there will be no need to drown season-ending sorrows and go drivin ... 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 >>
Courtesy of Garden Grove Police DepartmentLae ThongphunA Long Beach man has been arrested on suspicion of felony child abuse following Friday's death of his girlfriend's 2-year-old son in Garden Grove.Lae Thongphun, 27, was detained after Garden Grove police officers and paramedics had arrived sh ... More >>
A self-appointed Minuteman-watcher says he had some video of a police traffic stopbut not for long
Garden Grove police say their chaplain, a man with ties to neo-Nazis, is no problem