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 # 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
Santa Ana Police Department
SANTA ANA POLICE STEP UP DUI ENFORCEMENT
The Santa Ana Police Department will be conducting a DUI / Driver’s License checkpoint on Friday March 24th, 2016. It will begin at 9:30PM and is scheduled to conclude at 2:30AM. It will be conducted in the area of 800 West First Street, in the City of Santa Ana. Continue reading
Santa Ana Police Department
On Wednesday, February 8, 2017, at 10:29 PM, SAPD Officers responded to a report of a man down in the rear alley at 1900 North Grand Avenue behind the Food 4 Less store. Upon arrival, officers located an adult male face down in the alley. The male had been shot and was unresponsive. Orange County Fire Authority medics responded to the scene and pronounced the victim deceased at 10:37 PM. Continue reading
100% Fiber Network Powered by AT&T Fiber Expands in Orange County Area
Ultra-Fast Internet Speeds Available to Homes, Apartments and Small Business Locations in Additional Orange County Area Cities
ORANGE COUNTY, Calif. March 23, 2017 —AT&T is now offering a 1 gigabit connection on our 100% fiber network powered by AT&T FiberSM to customer locations in the Orange County area, including in parts of Brea, Costa Mesa, Santa Ana and surrounding areas.
Our fastest internet speed, AT&T Internet 1000, is now available to nearly 125,000 homes, apartments and small businesses in the Greater Los Angeles Metro area, including at over 340 multifamily area properties, such as The Paseos at Magnolia, Palisades and 1000 Grand Avenue. Continue reading
City of Santa Ana, Downtown Orange County
The dream of a new park in our city will soon become a reality. The public is invited to participate in the groundbreaking ceremony for the new Pacific Electric Park located on the corner of S. Orange Ave. and E. McFadden Ave. The ceremony will take place Saturday, April 15, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. at the park site.
This new park project was made possible thanks to the efforts of the Pacific Electric Park Project Collaborative (PEPPC), a resident driven park initiative that formed in December 2009. The PEPPC is focused on a proactive plan addressing health issues in our community, educating and creating awareness of the consequences of obesity and other serious diseases like diabetes. The collaborative is made up of residents from Wilshire Square, Madison Park, Eastside and Heninger Park neighborhoods, as well as nonprofit organizations, schools and local churches. The collaborative has been working on the development of the Pacific Electric Park (PEP) in an effort to provide a green recreational area for children, seniors and our families in this park poor area of our community. Continue reading
An SAPD police officer who was attempting to stop a SUV Thursday morning for a traffic violation prompted a pursuit that led to a collision before the driver was arrested at the 1400 block of South Maple Street, according to the O.C. Register.
The police pursuit which started at about 8 a.m., ended when the suspect’s vehicle hit a fire hydrant and parked cars on South Maple. Continue reading
On Tuesday, March 21 at about 7 p.m., an SAPD police officer heard gunshots in the area of 400 West 16th Street. A 19-year old female Hispanic shooting victim later arrived at the UCI Medical Center suffering from a gunshot wound, according to SAPD Case # 17-07613. The victim sustained a non-life-threatening injury to her lower torso.
The shooting victim reported that at around 7 a.m. she was riding in a vehicle on North Ross Street that had turned onto 16th Street. She heard gunshots from a vehicle with four men inside, according to the O.C. Register. Continue reading
SAPD police officers showed up at the internet cafe at around 9:30 p.m. They questioned an unidentified individual who they found outside of the cafe. As they spoke to that individual 13 other people ran back into the cafe and locked the door. Continue reading
As time ticks away on U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s contract at Santa Ana Jail, a city councilman tried Tuesday to restart talks for a new agreement with the federal agency – and fell short again, according to the O.C. Register.
City Councilmen David Benavides, Sal Tinajero and Vincent Sarmiento all voted once again to oppose Councilman Jose Solorio’s agenda item to direct city staff to negotiate and execute a contract with ICE and Mayor Pro Tem Michele Martinez did not show up to the meeting because her brother passed away. Continue reading
Joseph Anthony Perez, 27-years old, pleaded guilty and was sentenced on Monday to five years in prison for committing two bank robberies and two attempted stickups in Santa Ana and Fountain Valley in a three-day period, according to the O.C. Register.
Perez was out of custody for about two weeks when he began the bank-robbing spree. He was sentenced back on Feb. 10 to two years in jail for pleading guilty in September to burglary and grand theft charges. Continue reading
On Monday, March 20 at about 7:30 p.m., SAPD police officers were dispatched to 627 E. Pine Street reference calls of a shooting and multiple shots being heard. When police officers arrived they found a male suffering from a gunshot wound to his leg. A witness reported seeing the suspect(s) flee in a vehicle, according to SAPD Case # 17-07497. Continue reading
Santa Ana Police Department
Subject: Luis Eduardo Distancia (45), Male, Hispanic, 5-10, 160 lbs., Brown, Brown, Warrant – $50,000.00
Suspect Vehicle: White, 2006, Ford, Econoline van, (IN CUSTODY)
UPDATE – New Photo of the Suspect Released:
MOMS ORANGE COUNTY PARTNERS WITH COSTA MESA FAMILY RESOURCE CENTER TO OFFER FREE SPANISH-LANGUAGE CHILDBIRTH PREPARATION AND MOMMY & ME CLASSES
Nonprofit’s Programs Help Underserved, Pregnant Women and their Families to Have Healthy Babies
SANTA ANA, Calif. (March 20, 2017) – Santa Ana-based nonprofit MOMS Orange County is now offering free Spanish-language childbirth preparation classes, as well as free Spanish-language “Mommy and Me” classes for parents-to-be and new parents in partnership with the Costa Mesa Family Resource Center.
Each of the courses will be held at the Costa Mesa Family Resource Center, located in the Melinda Hoag Smith Center for Healthy Living in Newport Beach at 307 Placentia Ave. The classes are part of MOMS Orange County’s Health Education program and are specifically designed to enable new and expecting parents to gain the knowledge necessary to have a healthy pregnancy, positive childbirth experience, and give their baby the best possible start in life. Continue reading