The Orange County Global Medical Center is located at 1001 N Tustin Ave., in Santa Ana. This medical center is located just a few blocks southeast of the Albertson’s where a robbery suspect got away last week after a police pursuit from Mission Viejo. Continue reading
SANTA ANA – Attorney General Xavier Becerra and Orange County Sheriff Sandra Hutchens today announced the arrest of 85 individuals; seizure of 36 firearms, including assault weapons; seizure of 14 pounds of methamphetamine and three pounds of heroin; and the recovery of two stolen vehicles, as part of an investigation of Mexican Mafia members and associates operating in Orange County.
“Apprehending dangerous criminals is my number-one priority. We will hold accountable those who terrorize our communities and jeopardize public safety,” said Attorney General Becerra. “The California Department of Justice will continue to work alongside our law enforcement partners to successfully disrupt and dismantle gang activity in the Golden State. I especially want to applaud the bravery and outstanding performance of the men and women involved in this operation. Thanks to them, Orange County neighborhoods are safer.” Continue reading
Federal authorities served warrants at multiple sites including some in Santa Ana and Anaheim on Thursday morning, April 26, arresting seven people and seizing a sizable haul of contraband, according to the O.C. Register.
According to a criminal complaint, several transactions involving guns and drugs took place at the Santa Ana home. A man and woman were seen taken away in restraints at the location. A third man was detained then released. There were also four children at the home during the raid, according to ABC. Continue reading
Santa Ana Police Department
Suspect Arrested: Gregorio Rojas (44) Santa Ana
On 3/19/18, at approximately 8:00 PM, Gang Detectives conducted a traffic stop of an occupied vehicle in the area of 2900 W. 1st Street. When officers asked the driver if he had anything illegal the driver advised he had a hand grenade in the vehicle. The detectives observed an item, which appeared to be a modified pineapple grenade, on the front passenger seat. Continue reading
One of our readers sent us a note today via Facebook alleging that Mr. Joe Penaflor, the boys soccer coach at Santa Ana High School, had marked all his students who participated in the anti-gun violence march on Wednesday absent from his class!
Our reader thought this was crazy because the SAUSD participated in the walk-out. She wondered why the SAUSD made phone calls to the parents letting them know about the pending walk-out. And why they did not advise that students would get marked absent for participating in the walk-out. Continue reading
Two men were attested by the SAPD on Monday afternoon, while the rest of us were enjoying the Memorial Day holiday, after they were pulled over and three guns were found in their car, according to the O.C. Register.
The police officers spotted the suspects, who were in a silver Nissan Sentra that was believed to have been carjacked last week, at about 4:30 p.m., at the 600 block of North Lacy St., near Garfield Elementary School, according to the SAPD. As is usually the case in these incidents the driver sped off when the police officers tried to pull them over. Continue reading
Apparently current SAPD Police Chief Carlos Rojas, who was hired by the Santa Ana City Council despite the fact that he had zero experience running a police department, wants us to believe that he has come up with a solution to the tsunami of gang violence in our city. So tomorrow he is going to face the media, at last, and talk about his new reward program.
But hold the presses – it turns out the SAPD already has a reward program in place for those who give tips about gang-related homicides. That program was put in place by former SAPD Police Chief Paul Walters, who now serves as the Chief of Staff to Orange County Supervisor Lisa Bartlett. Continue reading
The SAPD had a heck of a weekend as a total of five shootings went down on Saturday night. We had previously reported that there had been three shootings. But now that the smoke has cleared the SAPD investigators have increased the violent tally.
Overall six people were shot in Santa Ana on Saturday night. Santa Ana Police Cpl. Anthony Bertagna admitted on Sunday that he couldn’t remember hearing about that many shootings in one night, according to the O.C. Register. Continue reading
Santa Ana City Councilman Roman Reyna must be in full panic mode by now. Reyna is running for reelection in November, but this time he is facing a 25-year member of law enforcement, Juan Villegas. Do you remember what happened to Reyna the last time he ran against someone in law enforcement?
Reyna got his butt kicked in 2004 by Claudia Alvarez, a Deputy O.C. District Attorney, when they faced off in that year’s Ward 5 election. Alvarez thoroughly trounced Reyna by over 16,000 votes, according to Smart Voter. Continue reading
Irvine Police Department Press Release
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, PRESS RELEASE #06-14-2016
Contact : Farrah Emami, Public Information Officer, 949-724-7112, email@example.com
Irvine, CA – The Irvine Police Department has arrested two men for various weapon and drug related charges. The suspects are identified as Rigoberto Donan, 36, and Frank Perez, 45, both of Santa Ana. Continue reading
The LGBT Center OC, which is located in Santa Ana, is hosting a candlelight vigil tonight, Sunday, June 12, 2016, at 6:30 pm this evening, to give our community to honor and heal in the wake of the horrific mass shooting at a gay club in Florida yesterday, in which 50 innocent people were killed and another 54 victims were injured.
The event will begin at CO4, at 6:30 p.m., located at 305 E. 4th St., Second Floor, Santa Ana, CA, and continue with a walk to Sasscer Park and back to CO4 for a candlelight vigil at 7:00 p.m.
Garden Grove Mayor Bao Nguyen, a candidate for the 46th Congressional District, released this statement today regarding the shooting: Continue reading
The Crossroads of the West Gun Show, a two-day gun and western Americana show, is coming to the OC Fair and Event Center on March 19 and 20, 2015. Hours are Saturday 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Sunday 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
A man was reportedly running around at around 7 pm, with a shotgun in the 1200 block of North Harbor Boulevard, in Santa Ana, on Thursday, threatening at least two women, police said, according to the O.C. Register.
One woman told the police that she was approached by a man who pointed a shotgun at her, in the 1300 block of North Bewley Street – he ran away after she screamed loudly.
Later a man who was at the 1200 block of North Harbor Boulevard told the SAPD that he saw a fellow with a shotgun pursuing another woman into a business parking lot. Continue reading
Orange County Health Care Agency
Firearm-Related Injury and Death in Orange County
(Santa Ana) – A new study by the Orange County Health Care Agency examines the prevalence and circumstances around firearm-related incidents in Orange County between 2009 and 2011. During this period, there were 1,292 firearm-related incidents resulting in the death of 439 persons and non-fatal injuries to 853 residents.
Lethal firearm incidents were most often associated with suicides (63%, n=278) and homicides (32%, n=142). Less severe injuries were typically the result of accidental discharges of firearms. Though the overall personal and economic losses associated with these incidents are difficult to measure, the costs associated with hospitalization averaged $16 million per year. Continue reading
For Immediate Release: March 7, 2013
SACRAMENTO, CA –Senate Bill 140, legislation aimed to better protect communities from illegal gun ownership, passed the Senate today with bi-partisan support. Following its passage, Senator Lou Correa (D-Santa Ana) released the following statement:
“SB 140 is about accountability and preventing gun violence by ensuring that illegally possessed firearms are taken off the streets and out of the hands of potentially dangerous people who are barred from possessing them, “said Correa. Continue reading