Three people are in custody in connection with the alleged kidnapping of a woman who was forced to work as a prostitute while being beaten, burned and held captive in cheap motels in Westminster and Costa Mesa, police from both cities said Tuesday.
So much for Randy Orbach's redemption song (allegedly). The parolee and subject of a Weekly cover story in March has been arrested on suspicion of making illegal contact with the ex-girlfriend whose complaints of being harassed sent Orbach to prison in March 2010.
To detail the vicious cycle mentally ill jail and prison parolees routinely find themselves in, Laguna Beach-based Advocates for Cost-Effective Justice presents an enlightening documentary and speakers Saturday morning.
A parolee from Vermont pleaded guilty Monday to stealing more than $280,000 from a deaf and blind 98-year-old widow suffering from dementia--and using some of the ill-gotten loot to pay for two pre-owned cars, a Tiffany & Co. engagement ring for his girlfriend, a classic record collection and a sex ... More >>
See the update at the end of this post on the arraignment delay of two registered sex offenders accused of raping and murdering at least four women in Orange County. ORIGINAL POST, APRIL 15, 7:34 A.M.: The GPS devices parolees Franc Cano and Steven Dean Gordon wore played a role in implicating th ... More >>
See the update at the end of this post on Patrick Dodenhoff's not guilty plea and confirmation he's believed the be the recent flasher at Orange County shopping malls. ORIGINAL POST, MARCH 18, 7:33 A.M.: A 45-year-old paroled sex offender who allegedly exposed himself to eight different women this ... More >>
Jose Medrano-Hernandez enjoys the genuine admiration of his girlfriend, his children, his neighbors and many of his past employers throughout Orange County, including in Newport Beach, Dana Point and Laguna Beach. They all insist Medrano-Hernandez worked hard all day at construction or handyman job ... More >>
Derek Christopher Adams, a Huntington Beach 24-year-old convicted in August of murdering a man after a day of rage directed at a different man dating a woman the defendant pined for, was sentenced today to 46 years to life in state prison.Up next on the court docket from the October 2010 shooting at ... More >>
Click here for our Anaheim police shooting archivesAs the Weekly reported earlier, Anaheim Police Department officers involved in back-to-back fatal shootings in July are already back on active duty. Not missing a beat, the Orange County Register's resident bootlicker David Whiting (who favored Full ... More >>
As Frankie Jay Szabo was being sentenced to two years in state prison in the 1990s after pleading guilty in Orange County Superior Court to nine counts of grand theft, a victim predicted Szabio would surely con again.He has, according to Riverside County authorities now accusing the Menifee 55-year ... More >>
UPDATE, NOV. 30, 2:07 P.M.: Realizing that parole would be denied, "Freeway Killer" accomplice Gregory Matthew Miley agreed to a three-year continuance of his request until 2014.The 50-year-old is serving a 25 years to life prison sentence in Corcoran for the kidnappings, sexual assaults and murd ... More >>
Perhaps the news is not that parole was denied this morning for Ernest Arthur Peralta, who is locked up at California State Prison in Corcoran for a 1982 Santa Ana murder.Perhaps the news is that the 51-year-old who beat a guy to a pulp while on parole then took a rifle and fired 13 times into th ... More >>
UPDATE, OCT. 19, 1:50 P.M.: It may have seemed like an open-and-shut case at the time: Santa Ana cops check a 62-year-old veteran's apartment and discover eight young people led by 19-year-old Andrew Perez have taken it over without the frightened tenant's consent. But looks can be deceiving as p ... More >>
After murderer Paul Crowder was granted parole last year, then-Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger reversed it.Today, the Board of Parole Hearings, California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation once again determined the killer of a 17-year-old Anaheim basketball star on her prom night should be ... More >>
Former Irvine resident Drew David Lambert is 32, straight and looking for love. An Ovate in the Order of Bards, Ovates and Druids, Druid apprentice in the Ancient Order of Druids in America and Star Wars and Dungeons & Dragons role-play gamer ("Yes, I can be a total nerd!"), hopes to attract ... More >>
UPDATE, AUG. 9, 5:26 P.M.: The Board of Parole Hearings, California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitations today denied the parole requests of Ehriberto Arcelara and Carlos Sanchez, who are currently serving 16 years to life and 15 years to life respectively at Calipatria State Prison in ... More >>
UPDATE, JUNE 23, 10:47 A.M.: The parole board is two-for-two . . . . . . on denials, that is.Like they did with convicted killer Johnnie Earl Moore, the Board of Parole Hearings, California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitations denied the parole yesterday of La Habra gang banger Marco A ... More >>
UPDATE, JUNE 15, 6:48 P.M.: The original version of this post referred to the 5-year-old victim as being the son of Lori Louisa Pincus, 39, of Placentia, who is charged with allowing the boy to be tortured by her live-in boyfriend.Actually, authorities have only referred to Pincus as being relate ... More >>
UPDATE, MAY 25, 1:53 P.M.: The Orange County District Attorney's office (OCDA) released the following statement today:"Due to an objection to a psychological report by Paul Crowder's defense lawyer, the Board has postponed the parole hearing by a couple of months to an undetermined time."The OC ... More >>
Orange County District Attorney Tony Rackauckas is batting .500 this week in the state prison board's Gang-Banger Parole Homerun Derby.The paroles of gang members Raul Puente Robles and Uciel Murgo--who traded warm beds in Santa Ana for cold cell bunks at Chuckawalla Valley State Prison in Blyth ... More >>
Today, the district attorney offices of Orange and Riverside counties tag-teamed to help stop a 54-year-old man from being paroled for the rapes and murders of his stepmother and a friend's mother when he was 17. California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation's Board of Parole Hearings ... More >>
The deceasedHow did you spend last Thursday? The Cruz family of Fullerton and their friends spent it in front of Anaheim police headquarters on South Harbor Boulevard, protesting the death of Caesar Cruz, who was shot by cops three months earlier in a Wal-mart parking lot.Anaheim police were tigh ... More >>
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