A 35-year-old man who allegedly rode a motorized scooter through a Santa Ana grocery store before getting up and robbing the manager was charged with several felonies Monday, according to police, who add he faces several more counts for a violent apartment invasion.
On the night of June 20, Edgar Vargas Arzate reportedly ran away from SanTana police officers before giving himself up. That's where surveillance cameras perched above the front yard of a home captured a good-ol' fashioned clobbering. The 27-year-old clearly puts his hands in the air and then lays ... More >>
Hey, no one said there would be an intelligence test for would-be burglars. Which may explain why so-so-so many are so-so-so dumb. After the jump, we present a collection of Orange County's Real Burglars of Genius.
If you're going to fire your slingshot at someone other than Goliath, it'd be best to make sure that someone is not a cop. Or the cop's cruiser. Otherwise, you might find yourself in the predicament of Hector Luis Perez. The Santa Ana 37-year-old faces felony vandalism and assault with deadly weap ... More >>
Dear Neighbors With Pet Dogs Barking All Night, I have never contacted you about the endless barking that you obviously have tuned out. But I implore you to start listening and investigating now that a family up the coast figured out why their 80-pound Akita kept yelping every night between last Au ... More >>
The fatal stabbing of 55-year-old Mikel Anthony Williams struck a chord at Irvine Valley College in 2012. After a rough life--Williams' mother and brother were murdered before him--he seemed to have turned his life around after getting a college education at IVC, moving into housing nearby and tradi ... More >>
A 21-year-old guy has been popped for allegedly stealing more than $1,000 in canned baby formula from three different Irvine stores. Joshua Campos was arrested on suspicion of commercial burglary Thursday, according to an Irvine Police statement that indicates officers who saw him surveillance vide ... More >>
See the update at the end of this post on registered sex offender Imran Ali Uddin being arrested in this case. ORIGINAL POST, OCT. 8, 10:47 A.M.: My reporting there was a creepy dude in the Orange Walmart might elicit from you a response of, "So what's the news in that?" (Especially if you've seen ... More >>
Perhaps you remember on the teevee from February an 86-year-old Seal Beach widow explaining how she was swindled out of $30,000 by a fellow on the phone claiming to be her grandson. Authorities at the time suspected the thief was based in Montreal, and we now know why. And who (allegedly).
See the Update No. 2 on page 2 about the arrest of one suspect and the I.D.'s of two more being sought. See Update No. 1 on the next page with screen shots from surveillance video that Santa Ana Police believes show Garcia's killers. ORIGINAL POST, MARCH 11, 1:56 P.M.: A 26-year-old Irvine man was f ... More >>
Click here for our Anaheim police shooting archivesUPDATE, JULY 27, 2:37 P.M.: The fatal officer-involved shooting in an alley that ended the life of Martin Angel Hernandez earlier this year provoked differing accounts from the community and the Anaheim Police Department simmering tensions tha ... 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 >>
Often times when a police agency shares with the public a photograph of a criminal suspect taken from a surveillance camera, the image is grainy, out of focus or it catches the subject at a weird angle.However, the one the Anaheim Police Department sent today from a Wienerschnitzel burglary last ... More >>
[Hey, You!] Thanks for taking off my bumper and running, douchebag
A fired security guard is being arraigned in Newport Beach this morning for allegedly stealing from what we assume must be a bejeweled donation box given the Caligula set holding it: The sparkly Trinity Broadcasting Network headquarters across the 405 from South Coast Plaza in Costa Mesa.Robert E ... More >>
Update, January 10, 5:23 p.m.: The Orange County District Attorney's Office has released to the media surveillance photos taken from Godfather's bar in Tustin early Nov. 26 of a man who is believed to have participated in helping facilitate a woman's rape.On the following page, you'll see larger ... More >>
UPDATE: Two more teenagers have come forward to allege the suspect toughed them inappropriately on a bus (see end of post) . . . Surveillance video shows Herath Premaratnea getting on and off Orange County Transit Authority buses for four hours on Monday, mostly along routes 55 and 47.
UPDATE: A Covina bar will not lose its state liquor license for serving drinks to the convicted killer of three, including Angels pitcher Nick Adenhart (see end of post) . . . State investigators are taking a closer look into convicted killer Andrew Gallo's drinking binge that led to last year's ... More >>
UPDATE: See video at end of post . . .Fullerton Police have released a photo captured on surveillance video from a CVS Pharmacy of a young man who went on to thrust his pelvis into the buttocks of a female shopper.From the photo, he appears to be 18 to 21, while police say the victim ... More >>
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 >>
Just another happy Newport Coast familyThe poopy wrongful termination lawsuit brought by Kobe and Vanessa Bryant 's former maid has been settled out of Orange County Superior Court for $200,000--with $130,000 of that reportedly going to Maria Jimenez after her lawyers take their cut.
Cynthia Ongamsing-Jenkins, 43, of Tustin, was sentenced Wednesday to two years and eight months in state prison for falsely claiming to be the victim of armed robberies of Rite Aid stores in Costa Mesa and Dana Point she supervised.Ongamsing-Jenkins had pleaded guilty Feb. 24 to two felony coun ... More >>
Hate your job? This guy sure does. Check out his destructive office rampage captured by a security camera. During the freak out, he throws a monitor at a co-worker and gets tased by the security officer. No word yet on whether the footage is fake. A color version, shot from one of the co-worke ... More >>