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!
MONDAY, OCT. 12
Quick Publication of Photos, Quicker Arrest Police released the two images at the top from a gas station's surveillance video of a man who they say later sexually assaulted an 18-year-old woman who'd been waiting for a bus at
TUESDAY, OCT. 13
Stop and Rob A man pretended to be a customer as he walked up to the counter at Stanton Liquor Jr. Market in the 9000 block of
Covering His Ow-ies? A man with Band-Aids covering his earlobes walked into the Wachovia bank at
Stolen Goods R Us A grand theft and identity theft investigation launched by
She's Lucky Those Guys Didn't See Saw A 29-year-old woman walking in the 2200 block of
WEDNESDAY, OCT. 14
Shell Game With Envelopes and Purses A woman walking home from a bank in the area of
THURSDAY, OCT. 15
Neighborhood Tranquility Shattered A resident in the 21400 block of Calle de Oro in
FRIDAY, OCT. 16
He Put the “Jerk” in “John” (Allegedly) An investigation by Garden Grove police led to the 7:30 a.m. arrest of Oscar David Duenas, 27, of Santa Ana, on suspicion of forcibly raping three prostitutes and threatening them with a gun (a felony times three), two felony counts of forcible oral copulation and one felony count each of criminal threats, false imprisonment by violence, and second degree robbery. If convicted, he could get life in prison. The Orange County District Attorney's Office says that on three separate dates between Sept. 20 and Oct. 2, Duenas raped three women ages 18 to 30 while they were working as prostitutes. He is accused of having picked up each victim in Garden Grove, driven them in his Lexus sedan to a bank to withdraw cash, taken them to a residential area to have sex and then, once parked, threatened the women by showing a gun and forcibly raping all three, forcing two to give him blow jobs and stealing one's money.
|Courtesy of Orange County District Attorney
|Richard Ernest Caselli
For Whom the Toll Road Tolls A Volvo sedan was hitting speeds over 100 mph on the 73 toll road just before 6:30 p.m. when the driver lost control north of Laguna Canyon Road and crashed into a Nissan sport utility vehicle driven by 51-year-old Brook Boynton, who was immediately ejected as he car spun uncontrollably onto the right shoulder, where he died. The Volvo eventually came to a stop, and police say the driver showed signs of intoxication, including bloodshot and watery eyes, slurred speech and omitting an odor of alcohol. Richard Ernest Caselli, 37, of Ladera Ranch, has been charged with one felony count of vehicular manslaughter with gross negligence while intoxicated. He faces a maximum sentence of 10 years in state prison if convicted.
He Wasn't There For Pilates A man walked into a health club in the 8600 block of Irvine Center Drive in Irvine some time before 10 p.m. and headed for the men's locker room, where he broke into two lockers and rummaged through a third one that was unlocked. When he was confronted by a club member, the man bolted for the exit and then a vehicle in the lot. Witnesses got the license plate number and called police. The address tied to the plate did not lead to a suspect because the car has apparently changed ownership several times. More follow up by detectives eventually led them to Vista, where 50-year-old Dan Berrey Harkey was arrested on suspicion of burglary and possession of burglary tools, including bolt-cutters police believe was used to pry open locked lockers. Detectives say Harkey used someone else's club membership to enter the facility, and they wonder if that, too, was stolen. The total loss in the case was tabbed at $180.
SATURDAY, OCT. 17
That Afternoon, the Irish Would Take On USC: Coincidence? Police received a call just after 12:30 a.m. about someone using some kind of gun to shoot a potato onto the front door of a home in the 16100 block of Littler Drive in Huntington Beach. The Littler home's entry way was, ahem, littered with potato debris.
SUNDAY, OCT. 18
He Wasn't There to Blow Out Candles A crowd was gathered in the street outside a birthday party in the 1200 block of
This Is Why You Don't Move Next Door to the Sopranos Sheriff's deputies received a call around 9:15 a.m. from a woman living in the 25100 block of Via Piedra Roja in Aliso Viejo who said a neighbor threw into her yard.
Anyone Seen Grandma? Elaine Williams reportedly went out to run some errands around noon, and when the 68-year-old did did not return by 6 p.m. to her home near Culver Drive and the 5 freeway in Irvine, police were called. Her family reported she is easily disoriented and occasionally loses her way. Police could not find her at first and appealed to the public for help. Fortunately, she was located in good condition the following morning. She had evidently run out of gas on the freeway in the
Shoobie Doobie Down to Ruby's Kids who'd duct-taped another kid to a chair were seen rolling him down the Huntington Beach Pier toward Ruby's Diner just after 8 p.m.
MONDAY, OCT. 19
This Should Warrant a Note From the Nurse's Office A 16-year-old boy was arguing with one or more other students in a restroom at
The New Apple i-Gone Men were sitting in the garage of a home on Rockinghorse Road just south of Garden Grove Boulevard around 10:15 p.m. when a man walked up not to join the sausage party but to rob them, He pulled out a chrome and black semiautomatic handgun, took their wallets and a laptop belonging to a 20-year-old victim before darting off. The robber was wearing a black baseball cap, black hoodie, and black jeans.
OC Weekly Editor-in-Chief Matt Coker has been engaging, enraging and entertaining readers of newspapers, magazines and websites for decades. He spent the first 13 years of his career in journalism at daily newspapers before “graduating” to OC Weekly in 1995 as the alternative newsweekly’s first calendar editor.