UPDATE NO. 5, OCT. 25, 4:08 P.M.: Anaheim Police Chief Raul Quezada began his press conference this afternoon by introducing the parents of 9-year-old Ximena Meza, who was fatally shot once in the chest while playing outside her home.
The Garden Grove Police Department is reaching out to the public in hopes of finding the killer or killers of a 20-year-old Orange man who was stabbed to death last year.
A Westminster man has been sent to state prison for 25 years and eight months for sticking an 11-month-old girl in a bathtub filled with water that was over 120 degrees Fahrenheit, severely burning and disfiguring the baby.
One man was stabbed to death in Buena Park and a second is clinging to life, according to police. Cops were called to the 6000 block of Fullerton Avenue around 10:30 p.m. Monday about a fight, and they arrived to find the two unidentified men down on the ground, police Cpl. Andy Luong said.
See Update No. 2 at the end of this post with the charges and possible punishment Gabriel Ramirez faces. Update No. 1 I.D.'s him and his mother, the murder victim. ORIGINAL POST, OCT. 28, 9:45 A.M.: A 20-year-old man allegedly called Anaheim Police Sunday evening to say he stabbed his mother. Cops ... More >>
A 45-year-old Anaheim man was killed Sunday evening when he fell backwards from a sidewalk and into the path of an Orange County Transportation Authority bus in Midway City, according to the California Highway Patrol. The accident happened just after 6 p.m. at Beach Boulevard and McFadden Avenue. Th ... More >>
Criminal charges will not be pursued against a 34-year-old Santa Ana man who killed his longtime girlfriend in April with a shot from a BB gun, according to authorities. Martha Socorro Marin, 32, suffered a small wound to her upper chest in the April 18 shooting inside the guesthouse she shared wit ... More >>
A 3-year-old boy was hospitalized this morning after discovering he could not do whatever a spider can. He was pretending to be Spider-Man while jumping on a bed with another child just before 9:15 p.m. Sunday when he fell out of a third-story apartment window in Anaheim.
Ever see the movie Kids? Remember that scene where a group of idiots nearly beat a man to death with their skateboards? That's what happened Friday night at Mundy Park in Huntington Beach--but the circumstances are in dispute. Police told the media over the weekend that a brawl broke out between t ... More >>
You never want anyone to get hurt out there, but the chain of events that led a cement truck to become embedded into a Garden Grove residential garage would have been as fascinating to watch as that old Mouse Trap game they used to hawk on the teevee. The marble dropped around 2:10 p.m. Wednesday wh ... More >>
The driver of a minivan drew the attention of undercover cops in another vehicle in Garden Grove Thursday night, leading to uniformed officers being called in to question the man, the minivan charging at the approaching police and a lawman firing at and wounding the driver, authorities say. By the t ... More >>
See Update Nos. 3-4 on page 2 with the charges prosecutors have filed against three men in this case.See Update Nos. 1-2 on the next page identifying the dead man and the two men arrested for his murder.ORIGINAL POST, MARCH 11, 2:10 P.M.: A 19-year-old man was fatally stabbed Saturday night in an at ... More >>
See the update at the end of this post with police saying Richard Swartz fatally stabbed himself.ORIGINAL POST, MARCH 19, 9:44 A.M.: A man found stabbed and bleeding in a gas station driveway in Anaheim this morning died a short time later at UCI Medical Center in Orange.The clerk at the Mobil on Li ... More >>
A 25-year-old man who was shot in the stomach collapsed on a Brea street Saturday night and later died at UCI Medical Center in Orange.Three people were questioned by police about the shooting, which happened after 9 p.m. in the 300 block of South Cedar Avenue.
See the Update No. 2 on page 2 with an arrest made in this case.See Update No. 1 on the next page that reveals the victims' ages and which was which.ORIGINAL POST, MARCH 7, 11:15 A.M.: One male was killed and a second seriously wounded in shootings near Melrose and Center streets in Placentia Wednes ... More >>
Santa Ana Police say they got a call just before 2 a.m. this morning about a man with a gun in the caller's residential garage near North Gunther Street and Morningside Avenue.John Berry Horton, 43, pointed a .44 magnum revolver at arriving officers and, after refusing orders to drop his weapon, was ... More >>
See the update at the end of this post identifying the fatal shooting victim.ORIGINAL POST, NOV. 8, 10:15 A.M.: It's been a bloody year in the streets of Anaheim, and they just got bloodier. A man in his 30s was pronounced dead at UCI Medical Center Wednesday night after being discovered with a guns ... More >>
See the update at the end of this post identifying the alleged gunman.ORIGINAL POST, SEPT. 10, 10:09 A.M.: It's not often that a parolee carrying a large gun can confront a police officer, get shot multiple times and live to talk about it. But that's what Santa Ana Police are saying about the man in ... More >>
The headline pretty much says it all. According to a two-paragraph press release issued Sept. 2 by the Orange County Sheriff's Dept., Bryan Scott, a 49-year-old man, perished while being treated for an undisclosed condition inside the jail ward of the UCI Medical Center. The press release states tha ... More >>
What's the deal today with young people breaking into nursing getting picked on? Earlier today we informed about the jail sentence for a nursing teacher who got too touchy-feely with his teen students.Now it's a Hispanic hospital patient who is being charged with the "unprovoked hate crime battery" ... More >>
There was a freaky incident in Garden Grove this past weekend when two sisters, ages 15 and 23, were electrocuted in a backyard swimming pool for reasons so far unknown.After being pulled out of the pool in the 11400 block of Rainer Court, the unresponsive teen underwent life-saving efforts from her ... More >>
Following a day of training, SWAT team officers were cleaning their weapons at the Huntington Beach police station around 10 p.m. Wednesday when an officer's revolver fired.The round struck the floor and ricocheted, striking the leg of a colleague, according to police spokesmen. The unidentified sho ... More >>
A Westminster man is believed to have argued verbally with his 84-year-old father in a medical center parking lot Friday afternoon before things turned physical and the old man was fatally beaten, police say.Now, the 51-year-old son is accused of murder.
See Update No. 2 at the end of this post identifying murder victim Daniel Rowlett, 67, and disclosing suspect Felipe Jesus Delgado is also wanted for murder in Santa Cruz County.See Update No. 1 on next page about the murder arrest of Anaheim 21-year-old Delgado, who police initially identified by h ... More >>
See update at end of post.ORIGINAL POST, JUNE 11, 3:36 P.M.: In an attempt to locate the driver and passenger of a vehicle that rammed into a 20-year-old man, who was thrown into the windshield and air, the Buena Park Police Department has released the graphic surveillance video that is shown after ... More >>
"POP-POP-POP-POP-POP-POP."Neighbors in the 500 block of South Clifton Street, near Lambert Road in La Habra, heard six shots around 7:15 p.m. on Thursday. Police quickly arrived to find Nick Burresch, 24, and Phillip Reinig, 30, bleeding out in front of a home.
Ahmad SiddiqiUPDATE, DEC. 22, 2:12 P.M.: U.S. Marine Cpl. Ahmad Siddiqi cut a plea deal in an insurgent beating case last year that prevented him from being deported back to his native Afghanistan, where he was sure the Taliban would kill him. If he's the same Ahmad Siddiqi sitting in Orange Cou ... More >>
UPDATE, NOV. 9, 1:12 P.M.: The man shot by an Anaheim police officer near Casa Madrid Apartments on East Ball Road Friday later died.He has been identified as Marcel Luis Ceja, 22, of Anaheim.Ceja was among three pedestrians stopped by the unidentified officer just before noon. The cop later radi ... 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 >>
UPDATE, AUG. 9, 1:07 P.M.: One more shot by the Weekly's Brandon Ferguson from last night's triple-fatal accident in Buena Park shows the wreckage:
Medina-PerezUPDATE, JULY 26, 7:44 A.M.: 24-year-old Westminster resident Leovardo Vera Bustos has died from the brain injuries suffered after sustaining a single punch in front of La Barca NIght Club in Stanton on July 5.Bustos fell backward, hit the ground hard, lost consciousness and never reg ... More >>
Anaheim police received a call about a man who had been shot at Julianna Park around 10 Monday night.Officers arrived to find him suffering from a single gunshot wound. The yet-to-be-identified man was taken to UCI Medical Center in Orange, where he was pronounced dead just before 11 p.m.
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 arrested Thursday morning for setting his own Westminster home on fire, which sent him and three others to the hospital, may have been trying to kill himself, according to authorities.Three hours after the fire was reported around 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, 61-year-old Enrique Mengoza returned to ... More >>
UPDATE, APRIL 19, 11:23 A.M.: Anaheim police have identified the man shot in the head after attending a house party Friday night as Gustavo Lugo, 20, of Anaheim.Police say about 100 people were at the party in the 9200 block of West Houston Avenue but that no description of the shooter or motivat ... More >>
Anyone seen my knife?Taqueria Tapatia may have been deemed by this very site "the county's best taquería," but the Santa Ana eatery earned a rep for something else early Saturday.Being a murder site.A 26-year-old man stabbed multiple times in the chest during a fight inside the taqueria at 202 S ... More >>
After a November inspection of UC Irvine's dialysis center, state regulators filed a 70-page report detailing poor oversight, unsanitary conditions and mistakes that put patient care and Medicare funding of the facility at risk.News of the report, posted by the Los Angeles Times today, prompted U ... More >>
Remember that cover story that ran in the Weekly a few weeks back about suicides and strange deaths inside Orange County Jails? The one that mentioned how the Sheriff's Dept. is filling up empty bunks with hundreds of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detainees? Well, now we can add an IC ... More >>
We told you last week about Angel Herrera Leal facing a murder charge in Fullerton's North Justice Center a December 2008 crash on the 5 freeway near Disney Way in Anaheim that occurred after the Los Angeles 30-year-old drove several miles the wrong way. Leal was found guilty by a jury today of ... More >>
UPDATE: More details from Disneyland and Anaheim Police (see below) . . . Subject for your approval: it's the dark of night, and a young man fortified with hooch jokes around with friends on the way to an elevator in an elegant Hollywood hotel that has fallen into disrepair.
View Larger MapThe 40-year-old daughter of Mary Bowman, 75, called 9-1-1 about 8 p.m. Wednesday to say her mother was not feeling well. Paramedics at Bowman's condominium at 1700 West Cerritos Avenue in Anaheim to discover she was suffering from a major head injury. She was rushed to UCI Medical Cen ... More >>
It's the Weekly's weekly round-up of local police calls--now with more boozy moms, asshole cops, fast-acting pharmacists, apartments full of thieving aliens and loads of stabbings!Courtesy of Costa Mesa Police DepartmentCraig Anthony McVay, 48, of Garden Grove, was in the midst of three years probat ... More >>
View Larger Map UPDATED WITH ARRESTS IN CASE.Suspected gang members were hanging out near an apartment complex in the 2100 block of West Alameda Avenue in Anaheim some time before 11 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 16, when a shot rang out. Police arrived to find Renato Gaitan, 29, of Anaheim, lying ne ... More >>
Courtesy of Orange Police Department and Orange County Sheriff's DepartmentWe call this collage "Robberies, Solved and Unsolved." Top left: a man hands a teller a note demanding cash at Chase Bank in Orange. Top right: Booking photo of Adam J. Bennett, 20, of Santa Ana, who is suspected of robbing $ ... More >>
Paul SchultzThis is not Ethel Mark, but isn't she so cute?A cardiac care nurse at UC Irvine who raised questions about faulty narcotics pumps, proper nurse rotations and mandatory breaks was notified by management that she could expect to fired in early July, according to the California Nurses Assoc ... More >>
View Larger Map Police responding to a call of a man down in an alley near South Olive Street and East Valencia Avenue in Anaheim around 9 p.m. Friday found a 20-year-old man with a gunshot wound to his chest. The unidentified man was taken to UCI Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead at 9:5 ... More >>
Photos by Professional Services Responder George Ridley Olszynski, Lewellyn, Palmer and Hutchens play hardball.This week's Weekly round-up of local police calls is illustrated with a photo of Orange County Sheriff Sandra Hutchens, Anaheim Police Sgt. Greg Palmer, who is president of the Anaheim Pol ... More >>
marosh / Flickr / Creative CommonsThis might sting a little.St. Jude Medical Center in Fullerton and UCI Medical Center in Irvine will both face administrative fines from the California Department of Public Health, the department announced today. Each fine is $25,000, and comes as a result of "a det ... More >>
Moxley called it: Last night, the Los Angeles Times reported that OC Sheriff Mike Carona had been indicted on federal corruption charges. If you haven't already, read R.Scott Moxley's post on the subject, with links to his ballsy coverage of the official over the years. Note: The indictment is unde ... More >>
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