OCSD Investigators Seeking Additional Victims of Child Annoyance Suspect
Santa Ana, Calif. (April 12, 2017)- On Wednesday, April 11, OCSD North Investigations and Special Victims Unit investigators arrested Mike Patrick Thomas, 50, of Tustin, on child annoyance charges related to inappropriate communication and contact with a female juvenile.
Thomas is believed to have engaged in inappropriate contact, text messaging and conversations with the victim. During the investigation, it was discovered that a few years ago, Thomas was accused of inappropriate contact with another minor, who has since graduated from high school. Continue reading
This morning, at about 7:11 a.m., the Tustin Police Department received a call regarding a traffic collision at Newport Ave. and the 5 Freeway. The caller indicated that a dark blue BMW had struck a pedestrian.
The responding police officers located an adult male subject on the sidewalk under the 5 Freeway overpass. He was found to be deceased. The police officers then located a dark blue BMW that was stopped along the curb at Newport and the southbound 5 Freeway exit. The driver of that vehicle spoke with the police officers and he was subsequently transported to a local area hospital for treatment of unknown injuries. Continue reading
Santa Ana, Calif. (March 16, 2018) — Please join the County of Orange for a public, family-friendly grand opening of the new OC Animal Care facility in Tustin.
Date: Saturday, March 24, 2018 from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
The Tustin Unified School District will accept transfer requests between Monday, January 22, at 8 a.m. and Friday, February 9, at 3 p.m. from elementary, middle and high school students for the 2018-19 school year.
Transfer requests can be made online from the TUSD website or on paper at TUSD’s Student Services Office. All applications submitted during the transfer period will be processed according to a random and unbiased process based on space availability. Notification of acceptance or denial will be sent this spring. Continue reading
Santa Ana Police Department
Jorge Cruz De Armas (27) Tustin, suspected of kidnapping and attempting to sexually assault a 28-year-old woman, was arrested in Costa Mesa last night. Santa Ana Police detectives arrested 27-year-old Jorge Cruz De Armas at his workplace after evidence at the crime scene led police to his identity.
On Monday at about 4:30 p.m., De Armas contacted the victim and offered her a ride. The victim accepted the offer and willingly entered his vehicle. Moments later, De Armas asked the victim if she wanted to have sex with him and she refused. De Armas drove the victim to an alley in the 1600 block of East Palm Street in Santa Ana where he attacked the victim. Continue reading
FOOD SHORTAGE: OC RESCUE MISSION CALLS ON COMMUNITY FOR URGENTLY NEEDED THANKSGIVING DONATIONS
As the holidays quickly approach, the Orange County Rescue Mission is preparing to host its 52nd annual Thanksgiving dinner, which will feed more than 660 homeless families and individuals in the region. Today, the organization has announced an urgent need for food donations from the local community.
“Thanksgiving dinner is an important gathering for both the Village of Hope residents and those living in surrounding areas, many of whom have never had the opportunity to take part in a traditional Thanksgiving dinner,” says Jim Palmer, President of the Orange County Rescue Mission. “We are currently experiencing a shortage of food, and we urgently need the help of the community in order to provide a memorable holiday experience for these men, women, and children in need.”
The Rescue Mission is currently in need of: Continue reading
Don’t Miss the Franken-tastic Fun at OC Rescue Mission’s 2nd Annual Trunk-n-Treat!
Looking for a frightfully fun way to spend time with the whole family this Halloween? Join the OC Rescue Mission on Tuesday, October 31 from 6:00p.m. – 8:00p.m. for its 2nd Annual Trunk-n-Treat event!
Located at the Village of Hope, this spook-takular event will be filled with lots of spooky fun, including games, prizes, music, food, and a dunk tank for all to enjoy! Continue reading
ORANGE COUNTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY NEWS RELEASE
Case # 16CF3123
Date: August 29, 2017
SANTA ANA, Calif. – A drunken driver was convicted today of crashing into an Orange Police Department officer who was standing behind his patrol vehicle on a residential street.
Defendant: Ashley Victoria Bertolino, 27, Tustin
Pleaded guilty today to the following felony counts: Continue reading
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