Santa Ana Police Department
Santa Ana Police Department
Today at 4 p.m. at Bowers Museum in Santa Ana, David Valentin is sworn in as the 21st Chief of Police for the Santa Ana Police Department. “He is the first Santa Ana Police Chief to be raised in the City and is also a product of the public Santa Ana Unified School District and Santa Ana College. David Valentin is the best selection for Chief of Police in Santa Ana,” said Mayor Pulido
Chief Valentin joined the Santa Ana Police Department in 1990 and has worked his way through the ranks from Police Officer to Chief of Police. “Chief Valentin was appointed Acting Chief of Police on June 20, 2017 and confirmed as the permanent Police Chief on February 20, 2018, unanimously by the Santa Ana City Council. His leadership will produce several new and positive approaches in the community,” said Councilmember Tinajero, Chair of the Public Safety, Code Enforcement and Neighborhood Empowerment Council Committee. Continue reading
Are you wondering why so many police were swarming a Santa Ana neighborhood not far from Adams Elementary School this afternoon? It was because an unidentified white male suspect in his 30’s who ended up barricaded in a home in that neighborhood after a police pursuit that began in San Clemente, according to the O.C. Register.
Authorities said a chase started in the area of El Portal and North El Camino Real in San Clemente, San Clemente with the suspect who was pulled over by an O.C. Sheriff’s Deputy as he was riding a motorcycle that turned out to be stolen, according to KTLA News. Continue reading
Hector Maldonado Ibarra, a 30-year-old Santa Ana man, plead guilty on Monday to five theft cases involving stealing from stores – including the pistol whipping of one victim, according to the O.C. Register.
Ibarra was sentenced to only six years in prison for two felony cases and several misdemeanors. Continue reading
The Santa Ana City Council majority is up to their old tricks again. This time they are trying to sneak through major changes to our local elections ordinance without much input from the public.
They are going to consider, at Tuesday night’s City Council meeting, placing a ballot measure on the June Primary Election ballot that will change our City Council elections to district-specific elections instead of the current at-large model. Continue reading
The Orange County Sheriff’s Department is investigating after two bodies were found in a residence in unincorporated Santa Ana on Monday afternoon, at about 3 p.m., according to the O.C. Register.
Santa Ana Police Department
Suspect: Rafael Rodriguez Jr. (20) Bellflower
After releasing this story to the media and public on February 14, 2018, SAPD Robbery detectives received numerous tips leading to the identity of the suspect in this case. The suspect was identified as Rafael Rodriguez Jr. residing in the City of Bellflower.
With the assistance of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Criminal Apprehension Team the suspect was arrested at his residence in the City of Bellflower. SAPD detectives obtained a search warrant for the suspect’s house and located evidence linking him to this crime. Continue reading
The OC Health Care Agency has released a list of the eateries they inspected and shut down for the week of Feb. 23 – March 2. Most of these eateries reopen pretty quickly after the health inspectors determine their issues have been resolved. Here is the list:
- Friendly’s Market, 910 W. Myrtle St., Santa Ana; rodent infestation; closed Feb. 28.
- Pollo Ranchero, 1227 W. First St., Santa Ana; rodent infestation; closed Feb. 28, reopened Feb. 28.
- Mariscos Los Corales #2, 2629 Westminster Ave., Santa Ana; insufficient hot water; closed Feb. 28, reopened March 1.
An unidentified male pedestrian was hospitalized with life-threatening injuries Saturday night after being struck by a car in Santa Ana earlier yesterday afternoon, according to the O.C. Register.
Come and Monkey Around at the Santa Ana Zoo’s 66th Birthday Party! Discover your Wild Side!
Saturday, March 3rd & Sunday, March 4th from 11:00 am – 2:00 pm – Rain or Shine
- Join our monkey mascot, SAZOO, in singing Happy Birthday led by FOSAZ President David Exline (Saturday) and Vice-President Michele Levison (Sunday) with Birthday Cake donated by Knowlwood for everyone (while supplies last)!
- Watch the animals enjoy their “Birthday Enrichments.”
- Play Games and Ride the Rides!
- FREE with price of admission and FREE to Zoo Members.
March 2, 2018 – The Santa Ana Unified School District is celebrating a precedent in the District where five current and former students have been nominated to the prestigious Congressional U.S. Academies. “This speaks to the caliber of students that we have in this District. This prestigious nomination ultimately affirms the student’s impressive achievements, such as remarkable leadership abilities, scholastic aptitude, and extracurricular talents,” said Valerie Amezcua, President of the Santa Ana Unified School District. Continue reading
Chairman’s Homelessness Update: After Clearing the Riverbed, Orange County Invests in Long-Term Solutions for Homelessness
Santa Ana, Calif. (March 2, 2018) – Orange County Board of Supervisors Chairman Andrew Do provides the sixth edition of his weekly update on the continuous and consistent progress in addressing homelessness.
SANTA ANA RIVERBED: BEFORE AND AFTER
The County delivered on its promise to motel-shelter all those living on the riverbed. Here is an aerial view of the riverbed before and after sheltering over 700 homeless individuals: Continue reading
Santa Ana, Calif. (March 1, 2018) —Orange County will be extending the availability of 400 emergency shelter beds for the homeless.
On Tuesday, the Orange County Board of Supervisors approved funding to keep the Mercy House Living Centers, Inc. Armory Emergency Shelters open through April 15, 2018. Continue reading
City of Santa Ana, Downtown Orange County
For over 200 years, Santa Ana has had a rich art and cultural presence in our region. Our city has always been a place of intersections, where cultural diversity dwells amidst historic beauty. For the funding cycle of 2018-2019, the City of Santa Ana has allocated $70,000 and invites artists and art organizations/cooperatives to dive into our local history, showcase our diverse residents, highlight our architecture, and explore our natural beauty to celebrate the local community in a variety of mediums: Visual Arts, Music, Theater, Writing, Poetry, Music, Dance, Fashion, and Culinary.
The Santa Ana Arts and Culture Commission supports projects that will enrich and invigorate the City of Santa Ana’s arts and culture landscape, improve the quality of life for its residents, and stimulate its economic development. Individual artists and ar ts & culture cooperatives and 501(c)3 nonprofit organizations are encouraged to apply. Continue reading
The police investigators had been conducting surveillance on the man who was wanted on a no-bail warrant for violating his probation terms, according to the Garden Grove police. Continue reading