OC Teacher Arrested For Unlawful Sex With Minor

Photo Courtesy: SAPD Alvar Albert Gonzalez

Staff Reports Santa Ana – On Fri., Sept. 4, after a joint investigation between the Santa Ana Police Department and the Santa Ana Unified School District Police, Detectives arrested Alvar Albert Gonzalez, 45, of Santa Ana, for possessing/producing obscene matter and unlawful sexual intercourse with a minor. According to the Santa Ana Police Department, the […]

Orange County: Burglary Arrest Assisted By Airship “Duke”

Photo Courtesy: SAPD OC Sheriff’s Airship, “Duke,” assists Officers in burglary arrest.

Staff Reports Santa Ana – On Mon., Aug. 31, at approximately 8:50 a.m., a resident reported seeing a suspicious male knocking on his neighbor’s door. When the male received no answer at the door, he went through the side yard to the rear of the residence and out of sight. Responding officers requested the assistance […]

Orange County Barber Arrested For Lewd Acts With Minor

Photo Courtesy: SAPD Ruben Olguin

Public assistance requested in identifying additional victims   Staff Reports Santa Ana – On Fri., Aug. 14, at approximately 11 a.m., Santa Ana Police Detectives arrested Ruben Olguin, 51, of Santa Ana, for Lewd Acts with a Child. Olguin was arrested from his place of employment, the Salon De Belleza Nuevo Guadalajara, located at 118 […]

Orange County: West Nile Virus Active

Staff Reports Orange County – The Orange County Mosquito and Vector Control District (OCMVCD) would like to make residents aware, in portions of Northeastern Orange County, that mosquito and dead bird samples have tested positive for West Nile virus. In 2014, Orange County reported the highest number of human infections of West Nile virus in […]

Orange County: Officers Arrest Bank Robbery Suspect

Staff Reports Santa Ana – On Tues., Aug. 4, at approximately 4:57 p.m., a male Asian suspect entered the Bank of America located at 102 W. 4th Street in Santa Ana.  He presented the teller with a note, which stated he had a gun and demanded money. Out of fear for her safety, the teller […]

Orange County: Streetcar Project Takes Next Step

Image Courtesy: City of Santa Ana

Staff Reports Santa Ana – The OC Streetcar project marked its latest milestone this week as the Orange County Transportation Authority Board of Directors agreed to a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the city of Santa Ana, outlining the roles and responsibilities associated with the development, implementation, operations and maintenance of the project. The OC […]

Orange County: Rockin’ Round The Zoo

Santa Ana Zoo holding black-tie Fundraiser Staff Reports Santa Ana – The Friends of Santa Ana Zoo (FOSAZ), a non-profit organization, are pleased to announce tickets sales, media and sponsorship opportunities for its 23rd annual “Rockin’ Round the Zoo” at Zoofari High fundraising event. Tickets to this year’s exclusive black-tie gala under the stars are […]

Orange County: Disney Employee Arrest

Cast Member attempts to trade park tickets in exchange for sex with minor   Staff Reports Santa Ana – On July 1, a Disneyland Resort employee allegedly posted an ad on Craigslist seeking women willing to engage in sexual acts in exchange for tickets to the Resort parks. According to the Orange County District Attorney’s […]

Orange County: 4th Of July Trouble

Photo Courtesy: SAPD

Staff Reports Santa Ana – On Sat., July 4, at approximately 9:40 p.m., Santa Ana Police Officers responded to the 2500 block of North Linwood Avenue to assist first responders with a male who was lying in the street, unresponsive.  Officers arrived to find Orange County Fire personnel performing CPR on a 55-year old male. […]

Orange County: Nation’s Birthday Celebrated With A Bang

Staff Reports Santa Ana – Join the Mayor and City Council for family style fun and a spectacular fireworks show at the City of Santa Ana’s 2015 Independence Day Celebration.  The event will be held at Centennial Park on Sat., July 4, from 4 to 9:30 p.m. “Santa Ana’s annual tradition on the 4th of […]

Orange County: Citizen Helps To Arrest Robbery Suspect

Photo Courtesy: SAPD Heriberto Escalera Contreras

Anonymous caller sees suspect vehicle shown in TV news story Staff Reports Santa Ana – On Mon., June 15, at approximately 7:30 a.m., a woman entered a 7-Eleven convenience store located at 2242 S. Grand Ave.; her 10-year old daughter waited in the car. A man parked his van next to the woman’s vehicle and […]

OC Man Arraigned For Hit And Run Deaths

Photo Courtesy: Irvine PD Alec Scott Abraham, 20, charged with hit-and-run deaths

Crash killed woman and her 2-year old granddaughter Staff Reports Santa Ana – On Mon., June 15, Alec Scott Abraham, 20, of Costa Mesa, was arraigned for causing a hit-and-run crash that killed a woman and her granddaughter in Irvine. Abraham is charged with two felony counts of gross vehicular manslaughter with gross negligence, one […]

SAPD Arrests Suspect In Bank Robbery

Photo Courtesy: SAPD Suspect Justin Thomas Yrrarazaval

Staff Reports Santa Ana – On Thurs., May 28, at 4:41 p.m., Officers were dispatched to a bank robbery that had just occurred.  The investigation revealed that a Hispanic male suspect – armed with a black handgun – entered the Schools First Bank located at 2115 N. Broadway, demanding money and stating that he had […]

“Sorry, We Are No Longer In Business”

The iconic PennySaver

PennySaver abruptly closes its doors after 53 years Staff Reports Brea – On Friday evening, May 22, employees of the PennySaver in Brea, California, received quite a shock after a full week of business as usual and looking forward to a long Memorial weekend.  Reportedly hundreds of employees were laid off – without notice – […]

OC Attorney Charged With Witness Tampering

Photo Courtesy: U.S. Department of Justice Attorney Ken Zhiyi Liang

Irvine lawyer arrested after accepting money to smuggle a witness out of the U.S. Staff Reports Santa Ana – An Irvine-based immigration attorney has been arrested and charged with attempted witness tampering after agreeing to help a Chinese national flee from the United States after the woman had been designated as a “material witness” in […]

OC Firefighter Pleads Guilty

Child porn charges to produce explicit photos of young girls abroad   Staff Reports Santa Ana – A Huntington Beach commercial firefighter pleaded guilty on Fri., May 8, to a federal charge of attempting to produce child pornography. John McArthur, 57, a California-licensed fire captain – who at the time of the criminal conduct in […]

Two Guilty In Nip And Tuck Bust

Staff Reports Orange – A federal jury has convicted two local women in connection with a scheme to defraud union and private health insurance programs by submitting bills for more than $71 million – and receiving over $50 million in payments – for medically unnecessary procedures on patients who received free or discounted cosmetic surgeries. […]

Drug-Infused Bread Closes OC Bakery

An example of Rosca de Reyes (or Three Kings Bread) (Photo courtesy of Google Images)

Staff Reports Santa Ana – On Tues., Jan. 6, the Orange County Health Care Agency closed Cholula’s Bakery in the City of Santa Ana to begin a food-borne illness investigation after receiving several reports of illness related to eating Rosca de Reyes Bread distributed by the bakery on Jan. 5 and 6. According to the […]

Lakewood Woman Embezzles Thousands In Credit Union Scheme

FBI News Release Santa Ana – A Lakewood woman who pleaded guilty to a protracted embezzlement scheme, which resulted in the failure of a credit union, was sentenced today to 21 months in federal prison. Wendy Wall, 50, was sentenced by United States District Judge James V. Selna, in Santa Ana, California. In addition to the […]

Orange County: Missing Irvine Woman Found

Staff Reports Irvine/Big Bear – On Dec. 29, 2014, the parents of Lisa Cimbaluk, 35, reported their daughter missing from her home in Irvine. From that point, the story takes a downward turn, resulting in tragedy. On Sun., Jan. 4, at approximately 2:15 a.m., San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department (SBSD) Deputies from the Big Bear […]