The Irvine Police Department announced the arrest of two men and a warrant out for a third in the case of recent burglaries of religious institutions that has already resulted in the arrest of a fourth man previously disclosed by the Santa Ana Police Department.The suspect being sought is parolee Ja ... More >>
Jean Ervin Soriano, the 18-year-old DUI driver accused of causing a crash that killed five people in Nevada, escaped March 1 from the Youth Guidance Center in Santa Ana, according to a television news report.Further details on how Soriano managed to leave the juvenile-detention facility have not bee ... More >>
Picketing workers assembled along Orangethorpe Avenue in Placentia today outside Prime Waterproofing Incorporated. In an action sponsored by Chican@s Unidos, they held signs calling out local contractor Paul LaHaye as a rat for questionable practices in an ongoing labor dispute. As owner of the comp ... More >>
Chef, husband and father. Alfonso doesn't have time for a cold. We manage a few more answers before he disappears back into the kitchen.Read our interview with Alfonso Ramirez of Pinot Provence, Part One.And now, on to Part Two . . . . Hardest lesson you've learned:You'll never really grasp what yo ... More >>
A federal grand jury in Southern California has indicted three individuals who allegedly conducted a brazen, two-year conspiracy that stole more than $185,000 in postage stamps from U.S. Post Offices in Orange County and Los Angeles.According to the Dec. 19 indictment, Neil Lee Turner (AKA Tylar Rog ... More >>
Dave Brubeck, the great American jazz pianist and composer, died today in Norwalk, Connecticut--a day shy of his 92nd birthday. Many will recall Brubeck writing the standards "The Duke" and "Your Own Sweet Way" and his recordings of "Blue Rondo a la Turk" and his best-known tune, the 5/4 time "Take ... More >>
See Update No. 2 on the arrest of Nakoula Basseley Nakoula. See Update No. 1 on a Santa Ana nonprofit fearing the film is backfiring on Christians in Egypt and Libya and more OC ties for the film's consultant.
ORIGINAL POST, SEPT. 13, 7 A.M.: The mystery of how Sam Bacile came to be attached to Ora ... More >>
See Update No. 3 at the end of this post on capture of suspect, alleged accessories and the charges they face.See Update Nos. 1 and 2 with more murder details, suspect mugshots, the rented getaway car and its recovery and the victim's I.D.ORIGINAL POST, SEPT. 4, 9:52 A.M.: A man was fatally stabbed ... More >>
As one who took many bad yearbook photos, I feel for Ted Nishihara having to look back at this booking photo that has been splashed all over the teevees, interwebs and fish wraps. However, there is no room for sympathy when choosing the Ugliest Police Mugshot of the Week, so the substitute teache ... More >>
A Saddleback College English professor who has been missing since August was found Friday night in South Los Angeles.
Lake Forest 40-year-old Amy Ahearn, whose family believes she may suffer from a degenerative brain disease, was found by Los Angeles
Police Department officers Friday night.
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.
UPDATED, AUG. 15, 2 P.M.: Irvine veterinary technician Kimberly Nizato was sentenced today in Norwalk to 30 days in Los Angeles County Jail, three years of probation and an order to pay restitution for leaving Courage the German shepherd to die.The dog, who weighed only 37 pounds when he was turn ... More >>
HEI Hotels & Resorts just sold the 293-suite Embassy Suites Irvine-Orange County
Airport for an undisclosed price.The Norwalk, Conn.-based investor in hotel
properties reportedly says the sale will allow it to implement further cost-cutting at the hotel by managing the property. But it also ... More >>
It's the Weekly's weekly round-up of local police calls--a day late and many dollars short of paying off the creditors who won't stop calling!
Top photos courtesy of Huntington Beach Police Department
A BOZO NO-NO: Here's the original suspect description Crime Time received for the Oct. ... More >>
It's the Weekly's weekly round-up of local police calls--small fry edition . . . MONDAY, JULY 20Artist's rendering of Bank of America robber. He may belong to that notorious street gang, the Lollipop Kids.Watch Those Kids at the Playground A 3-year-old boy was at the playground in Ponderosa Park ... More >>
The state Franchise Tax Board (FTB) reports today that physician John S. Han, 61, and his wife Sonya Han, 55, were arrested on felony counts of Medicare fraud and filing fraudulent state income tax returns after a search of their Buena Park home.
According to FTB special agents, Mr. Han ... More >>