The Tustin police reported that the dead body appeared to be that of a man. They do not feel that the death was due to a homicide but are conducting an investigation. Continue reading
The incident began this morning at around 9 a.m. when a disagreement between two unidentified people led to one of them calling the Tustin Police to report that the other person was armed, according to the Tustin Police. Continue reading
The Tustin Police Department is investigating a shooting which resulted in homicide, on Sunday, July 9. The incident occurred on Mitchell St. between Red Hill and Browning, at about 3:56 p.m., according to the Tustin Police Department.
The Greenwood Homes in the Tustin Legacy development have been experiencing a spike in theft related property crimes since the beginning of the year. In addition to regular Neighborhood Watch meetings, several of the residents have installed video security surveillance systems.
On May 23rd a homeowner had a package stolen from the front porch and the surveillance video captured the suspect fleeing in a black Mercedes. On May 25th the same vehicle was involved in a package theft in a nearby Irvine neighborhood. On May 26th the suspect struck again at a different residence and he was once again captured on video surveillance fleeing in a black Mercedes. The license plate on the vehicle was stolen from a similar looking Mercedes in the City of Orange weeks earlier. Continue reading
ORANGE COUNTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY NEWS RELEASE
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Case # 96F00267
SANTA ANA, Calif.— The California Supreme Court affirmed yesterday the death penalty verdict for the “Bedroom Basher,” a serial rapist and murderer who committed a string of home invasion rape-murders in Orange County in the late 1970s. This affirmation followed the defendant’s automatic death penalty appeal.
In October 1998, Gerald Parker, a former Marine, was convicted by a jury of the first degree murders of Sandy Fry, Kimberly Rawlins, Marolyn Carleton, Chantal Green, Debora Kennedy, and Debora Senior, with the special circumstances enhancements for committing multiple murders and murder during the attempted commission or commission of a rape and burglary. Continue reading
Tustin, CA Police Department
We have seen an increase in wallet/purse thefts from shopping carts in the recent months. Unfortunately, most of these incidents are not captured on surveillance footage and there is very little that can be done to catch these thieves.
Last month, the female in the photographs committed a wallet theft while the unsuspecting victim was shopping. Fortunately for detectives, the female was spotted on video using the victim’s credit card to make purchases. Our detectives have reason to believe the female in the photographs is local and are seeking your help in identifying her. Continue reading
During the robbery, the suspect demanded cash and was last seen walking away from the business. The suspect was caught on surveillance video. Continue reading
The family and friends of Edwin Fuentes, the U.S. Army Veteran whose life was cut short on May 16, 2017, in Tustin when the police opened fire on him, are trying to raise money to pay for his funeral. Even though he served our country for six years the V.A. is not covering his funeral costs. Fuentes left behind his wife and a 1-year old son. Click here to donate to the effort. Continue reading
Santa Ana Police Department
On Sunday, May 21, 2017 at approximately 6:00 a.m. the Tustin Police Department responded to a report of a man down on the front of a residence in the 600 block of W. Main Street in Tustin. Orange County Fire Authority Paramedics pronounced the male deceased.
Tustin PD initiated a homicide investigation. After lengthy investigation, it was determined the victim was shot during a gang-related shooting which occurred in the area of 200 South Cedar Street, Santa Ana. Continue reading
On May 16, 2017, at approximately 7:12 p.m., Tustin Police Department Officers responded to a call of a suicidal subject.
Officers contacted the subject, 24-year-old Edwin Fuentes, who served in the U.S. Army in Afghanistan and later struggled with PTSD, inside of a vehicle in the alley of an apartment complex located in the 16200 Block of Main St. in the City of Tustin, just south of the Santa Ana Zoo, according to the O.C. Register. Continue reading
Cruz-Olmos accepted a plea deal from the OCDA which included four counts of lewd acts with a minor younger than 14. Continue reading
ORANGE COUNTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY NEWS RELEASE
Case # 17CF0915
Date: May 11, 2017
SANTA ANA, Calif. – A man and a woman are scheduled to be arraigned tomorrow for conspiring to file a fraudulent insurance claim and falsely alleging police misconduct when the accident report was not consistent with their untrue statements.
- Sylvia Bustillos Camarillo, 31,Tustin
- Lamont Kenneth Goodwin, 33, Inglewood
SEXUAL ABUSE SUSPECT ARRESTED
SUSPECT: Jon Francis Farris M/W Age 57
On Wednesday April 26 2017, members of the Tustin Police Department arrested Jon Farris as a result of an investigation regarding the sexual abuse of individuals with special needs. Farris, a contract bus driver responsible for the transportation of special needs individuals, was arrested after allegations were brought to the attention of the Tustin Police Department. These allegations involved the sexual abuse of special needs individuals while Farris was working as a bus driver. It should be noted that Farris was not affiliated with the Tustin Unified School District in any way. Continue reading
The robbery suspect did not show the store employee a weapon but he threatened to shoot a clerk as he demanded cash, according to the Tustin Police. Continue reading
Robert Jesus Wilson, 53, a man convicted of stabbing 39-year-old Robert Carranza to death at Tustin’s Frontier Park, was sentenced Friday to 56-years-to-life in prison, according to the O.C. Register.
Wilson claimed that he acted in self-defense when he stabbed Carranza in the neck during a fight at Frontier Park at 3:15 in the afternoon. Wilson was on parole at the time of the attack. Continue reading