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Man and Woman Charged With Murder in Deadly Santa Ana Shooting

Prosecutors filed murder charges Thursday against a man and woman in connection with the fatal shooting of a 20-year-old man in Santa Ana last year, officials said. Santa Ana gang member Vincent Alcaraz, 47, and gang associate Dorsa Pourhajir, 21, each face a count of murder, Santa Ana police said i


Santa Ana police arrest 59-year-old man on suspicion of engaging in sex acts with teen

Santa Ana police arrested 59-year-old Michael Komoto after they say he assaulted a 15-year-old boy he met on Grindr, a gay dating app. The two had communicated and Komoto had agreed to take the teenager shopping in exchange for “making out,” Santa Ana police said on Friday.


Couple Charged in Gang-Related Fatal Shooting in Santa Ana

A documented Santa Ana gang member is scheduled to be arraigned Monday on charges of gunning down a rival gang member in November. Vincent Alcaraz, 47, is charged with murder, possession of a firearm by a felon, possession of a controlled substance while armed with a gun and prohibited person owning


Dana Point Bank Robbery Suspect Found Dead After Pursuit to Rancho Santa Margarita May Be the ‘Leatherface Bandit’: FBI

A suspect in a Dana Point bank robbery who was found dead in a vehicle at the end of a SWAT standoff after leading deputies on a pursuit to Rancho Santa Margarita may be the "Leatherface Bandit" serial robber, linked to three prior heists in Orange County, officials said.


Suspect Arrested in Santa Ana Mobile Home Arson

A man wanted in connection to an arson at a mobile home was arrested Friday, the Santa Ana Police Department said in a news release. Ruben Valadez Garcia, 44, was arrested after someone that had seen him in a police social media post spotted him, and alerted authorities.


Orange County restaurants shut down by health inspectors (April 11-19)

Restaurants and other food businesses closed by health inspectors in Orange County from April 11 to April 19:. Closed: April 17 (report) Nekter Juice Bar, 20355 Yorba Linda Blvd., Suite E, Yorba Linda.


The SAPD is conducting a DUI and Driver’s License checkpoint tonight

The Santa Ana Police Department will be conducting a DUI / Driver’s License checkpoint on Friday April 19th, 2019. It will begin at 6:30 PM and is scheduled to conclude at 1:30 AM. It will be conducted in the area of 500 W. Warner Avenue, in the City of Santa Ana.


Two suspects arrested for the fraudulent purchase of over $1.2M worth of vehicles in Orange County

SANTA ANA, Calif. – Two men have been charged in connection with a complex scheme to use fraudulent social security numbers, drivers licenses and employer information to illegally buy dozens of vehicles and attempting to buy 90 more vehicles illegally. The total loss exceeds $1.2 million.


Attorney general ends Orange County snitch investigation as more murder cases unravel

California Attorney General Xavier Becerra has concluded a four-year investigation into whether Orange County sheriff’s deputies lied during court hearings on the misuse of jailhouse informants.


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Music Instructor Charged With Lewd Acts After Allegedly Giving Semen-Tainted Flutes to Teens

A California music instructor who allegedly gave teenagers flutes tainted with semen has been indicted with committing lewd acts against minors, authorities announced Thursday night.


Pilot killed in fiery plane crash at airport in Orange County

FULLERTON, Calif. -- Officials said a pilot died after a plane crashed and exploded into flames at the Fullerton Municipal Airport upon takeoff on Thursday, KTLA reported. The incident was first reported just after 7:50 p.m. at the airport, 4011 W Commonwealth Ave., Fullerton Police Department offic


Arson suspected in Santa Ana mobile home fire

SANTA ANA — A suspected arson fire damaged a Santa Ana mobile home Thursday, April 18, but no injuries were reported. The fire broke out about 8:45 a.m. in the 4800 block of West First Street in a mobile home park, Santa Ana police Cpl. Anthony Bertagna said.


Five cats were saved from a burning Santa Ana home by firefighters

OCFA firefighters in Santa Ana came to the rescue of five cats trapped inside a burning home on Monday afternoon, according to ABC News. A home located at the 300 block of East Virginia Street caught fire and responding firefighters quickly doused the flames as they searched for any residents inside


Turpins get 25 years to life for torturing and imprisoning their children

Standing at a lectern in a Riverside courtroom, just feet away from her parents and their defense attorneys, the woman identified only as Jane Doe No. 4, looked frail. Her sweater seemed too big for her thin body. She shook and cried even before she began to speak. But the message she delivered spok


A new, Mickey-themed ride is coming to Disneyland

ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Disneyland officials Friday announced a new Mickey and Minnie Mouse-themed attraction at the park. Disneyland officials say it is the first major Mickey Mouse-themed ride-through attraction at the park. Riders will step into a Mickey Mouse cartoon featuring a ride with Goofy as en


OC man gets jail time for faking military service to get job

SANTA ANA, Calif. — A 55-year-old Corona del Mar man pleaded guilty Friday and was immediately sentenced to 60 days in jail and ordered to do 20 days of Caltrans work for faking Navy veteran status to get a high-paying job.


State ends four-year investigation into O.C. jail snitch scandal

State prosecutors have closed an investigation into the unconstitutional use of informants in Orange County’s jails, ending a key probe into a scandal that rocked the law enforcement community, an attorney involved in a related case said Friday.


Here’s how Downtown Fullerton will change in the next few months

Fullerton is about to hit a “reset” button with its downtown. The City Council on Tuesday, April 16, voted 3-2 to overhaul the city’s regulations for downtown restaurants and bars.


Sleeping woman wakes to find robber inside her Santa Ana home then he steals her car

PUBLISHED: April 18, 2019 at 7:07 pm | UPDATED: April 18, 2019 at 7:07 pm. A woman was sleeping on her living room couch early Thursday, April 18, when she was awakened by a man who broke into her home and later fled in her car, Santa Ana police said.