Margo is facing numerous felony charges including two counts each of sexual intercourse or sodomy with a child 10 or younger, committing a lewd or lascivious act with a minor younger than 14, oral copulation or sexual penetration of a child 10 or younger, and lewd acts on a child aged 14 or 15. Continue reading
KPMG’s Nationwide “Read to Succeed” Initiative comes to Taft Elementary School in Santa Ana on March 29, 2017
KPMG volunteers will read to students; 1,000 new books to be distributed to children
As part of KPMG’s nationwide “Read to Succeed” initiative, its 100+ offices throughout the United States are conducting events in the coming weeks at schools and organizations in low-income communities at which KPMG people, spouses, family members, and alumni, will volunteer their time to get more than 150,000 new books into the hands of children who need them most.
In Santa Ana, KPMG volunteers will be reading to Taft’s K-6 general education, special education, deaf, and hard of hearing students and providing each of them with books. Continue reading
AUDITOR-CONTROLLER MANAGEMENT SELECTED AS FEATURED SPEAKERS FOR SMALL BUSINESS PROPERTY TAX WORKSHOP
California Community Colleges Event will educate attendees on Business Property Tax
March 28, 2017 – The County of Orange Auditor-Controller’s office is proud to announce that Toni Smart, Director of Internal Audit, and Frank Davies, Property Tax Manager, have been selected as featured keynote speakers for the California Community Colleges Small Business Property Tax Workshop, to be held Friday, April 7, 2017 at 11:30 AM.
The event will focus on how small businesses can navigate the complex world of business taxes. At the seminar, speakers will focus on the tax assessment process, tax rates and collection, and where all the hard-earned taxpayer dollars go. Continue reading
Costa Mesa Police Department
Incident/DR#:17-4232 and 17-4215
Arrest Charges: two counts of attempted murder and one count of elder abuse
COSTA MESA, Calif. – The Costa Mesa Police Department arrested Jose Oscar Medina, 34, Costa Mesa, yesterday for stabbing two random male victims without provocation. Continue reading
Anthony Robert Chau, a 28-year-old Rowland Heights man who worked with students in Orange County, was arrested Thursday on suspicion of distributing child pornography by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, according to the O.C. Register.
Chau came to the attention of detectives during an operation that was not specifically targeting him but targeting people who trade child pornography online, Wegener said. It did not appear that Chau manufactured any of the footage he distributed, according to the San Gabriel Valley Tribune. Continue reading
Finally had a chance to see last week’s City Council meeting. Wow, what a meeting! Long discussion about the ICE contract and city jobs that may be lost and bunch of other stuff. Unfortunately, Councilmembers Sal Tinajero, Vincente Sarmiento and David Benavides did not vote for continuing the ICE contract as Councilman Jose Solorio wanted.
So that means that the city will have $8-$9 million dollars less for the general fund every year now and could lose 20 to 30 part time and full time city jobs at the jail. Continue reading
PRESS RELEASE/ FATAL TRAFFIC COLLISION
On March 25, 2017 at approximately 7:15 p.m., the Fountain Valley Police Department responded to the intersection of Brookhurst Street and Heil Avenue, next to Mile Square Park, regarding a traffic collision involving a Lexus SUV and a motorcyclist.
Officers arrived and found a male motorcyclist with traumatic injuries. Paramedics were summoned to the scene. The paramedics pronounced the motorcyclist, identified as 20 year old Armando Vega Andrade from Santa Ana, deceased at the scene. Continue reading
On Saturday, March 25, 2017, at 11:51 p.m., Santa Ana Police Department Communications received a call of a male down and bleeding in the area of 2302 W. St. Gertrude. Santa Ana Police Officers and Orange County Fire Authority personnel arrived on the scene and found the 15 year old male victim, Gonzalez, suffering from several gunshot wounds. Fire department personnel transported Gonzalez to an area hospital where he ultimately died. Continue reading
One of the men was shot in his upper torso. The other man was shot in his lower torso then he fell into the street and was struck by a vehicle, according to the SAPD. The driver of that vehicle stopped at the scene and cooperated with the police. Continue reading
Santa Ana Police Department
Suspect Distancia was booked on Felony Hit & Run – Causing Great Bodily Injury/Death.
Additional – Traffic Investigators arrested Distancia’s wife – Alma Rosa Nave (47) for CPC 32 -Accessory After the Fact
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On Saturday, March 25 at about 4:30 p.m. SAPD police officers responded to 317 E. 17th Street after receiving a phone call regarding shots fired. A witness told the police officers that he approached a couple in the parking lot involved in an argument when the male threatened him with a gun. The couple left and later the male returned with a handgun and shot at the witness narrowly missing him but striking the building, according to SAPD Case # 17-08025.
Regalado, Jr. was riding a Harley Davidson east on the 22 near Bristol Street, according to the CHP. As traffic ahead was slowing to a stop, Regalado, Jr. tried to change lanes but then lost control of his motorcycle and it struck the roadway. Continue reading
Oscar Freddie Torres, a 19-year-old Santa Ana gang member, was sentenced to seven years in prison on Friday, for shooting at SAPD police officers who were responding to a domestic dispute, according to the O.C. Register.
Torres was able to avoid attempted murder charges by pleading guilty on Nov. 29 to grossly negligent discharge of a firearm. Torres still got a lengthy prison sentence because he also admitted to sentencing enhancement allegations regarding the personal use of a firearm and criminal street gang activity. Continue reading
ORANGE COUNTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY NEWS RELEASE
Case # 15HF1113
Date: March 24, 2017
NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. – A man who posed as a modeling agent and professional photographer was sentenced today to 12 years and eight months in state prison for sexually assaulting minor girls and possessing child pornography. Christopher Andrew Brown, 44, Bell Canyon, pleaded guilty on Dec. 22, 2016, to five felony counts of sexual penetration by a foreign object of a minor, five felony counts of oral copulation of a minor, one felony count of possession and control of child pornography, one felony count of using a minor for distribution of obscene material, and one felony count of lewd acts on a child. In addition to prison, Brown was sentenced to mandatory lifetime sex offender registration.
At the time of the crime, Brown traveled as a freelance photographer and told victims he was a modeling agent. The defendant previously worked as a children’s gymnastics coach. Continue reading
ORANGE COUNTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY NEWS RELEASE
Case # 14CF3649
Date: March 24, 2017
SANTA ANA, Calif. – A drunken speeding driver was sentenced today to 15 years to life in state prison for murdering a man after running a red light and crashing into the car the victim was riding in. Herbert Granados Calderon, 26, Santa Ana, pleaded guilty on March 7, 2017, to one felony count of murder. The defendant was also ordered to pay restitution.
At approximately 9:00 p.m. on Oct. 25, 2013, Calderon drove southbound at a high rate of speed on Bristol Street in Santa Ana while under the influence of alcohol. The defendant drove through a red light at the Central Avenue intersection and crashed his car into the right rear passenger door of a black Honda Civic which was driving lawfully through the intersection. The victim, 18-year-old Roberto Rubio, was seated in the back seat of the Honda Civic. The force of the collision caused the Honda Civic to rotate clockwise and collide with another vehicle which was lawfully waiting to turn left at the intersection. Rubio died as a result of injuries he sustained during the crash. Continue reading