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, JAN. 2, 10:32 A.M.: The transient whose body was discovered Wednesday along the Santa Ana River Trail near the 91 freeway in Anaheim Hills has been identified as 42-year-old Lloyd Middaugh. The last known address for Middaugh, who was stabbed to death, was in Yorba Linda, but authorities ... More >>
The body of a homeless man was found near a puddle of blood at the base of a Yorba Linda Public Library stairwell Friday evening, and Brea Police homicide investigators believe 57-year-old Paulus Cornelius Smit was murdered.Cops were called out to a 5 p.m. report of a man down in an area behind t ... More >>
Anaheim Police were called this morning to the Santa Ana River Trail between Tustin and Lakeview avenues this morning to investigate a man down.Officers and paramedics who responded to the 6:15 a.m. call discovered a dead, middle-aged man who had been stabbed at least once.
I do believe this is the first time this column has addressed a crime in la naranja...from the Register! Police have arrested a Yorba Linda parolee in connection with a knifepoint mugging in a Taco Bell parking lot. Police found Corey Andrew Schoenkopf, 21, at 12:30 a.m. Thursday sleeping in his ... More >>
Parents who have mounted a blog/Twitter/old-timey-telephone campaign to save a Lake Forest preschool from closing say their efforts are working. To prove this, they have posted letters from board members who say they are reconsidering plans to shutter the nationally accredited Lakeview Learning C ... More >>
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