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Rapper “Immortal Technique” and one of his homies arrested for robbery

Published on March 27, 2015 by in Crime, music, Santa Ana

Felipe Andres Coronel

Santa Ana Police Department

Advisory: Santa Ana Police Arrest Rap Artist “Immortal Technique” And One Other For Robbery

Arrested:

Felipe Andres Coronel (37) New York City, New York
Steven Alexander McDaniel (40) Mission Viejo

Summary: Thursday, 3/26/15, at approximately 7:45 P.M., officers responded to 3600 South Susan reference an assault and robbery which had just occurred. Officers located two victims who advised they were selling T-shirts with the headliner rap artist “Immortal Technique” trademarked logo at The Observatory when they were confronted by 10 to 12 members of the group’s entourage. The victims stated they were beaten and had their T-shirts, cash and cell phones forcibly taken from them by the group. Read more…

 
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Two men stabbed, one in the face, in separate attacks in Santa Ana


Santa Ana Stabbing

What a bloody year it has been in Santa Ana so far in 2015.   Last night, on Thursday, two more men were stabbed in separate incidents, according to the O.C. Register.

In the first incident the SAPD showed up at an attempted robber, at around 11:40 pm, in the 700 block of South Van Ness Avenue, which is in Santa Ana’s Ward 2, which is represented by Councilwoman Michele Martinez.

Apparently a suspect who was wearing a ski mask and gloves ran up to a man and proceeded to stab him in the face! Read more…

 
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Supervisors Do and Steel to conduct a joint Open House on April 6

April 6, 2015
2:00 pmto4:00 pm

Open House with Andrew Do and Michelle Steel

Orange County Supervisors Andrew Do and Michelle Steel are conducting a joint Open House on Monday, April 6, 2015, from 2 to 4 pm, at their offices at 333 W. Santa Ana Blvd., 5th floor, in Santa Ana.

Do represents the First District, which includes most of Santa Ana and the West O.C. area known as Little Saigon.  Steel represents the 2nd District, a gerrymandered district that stretches form Buena Park in the north to Newport Beach. Read more…

 
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Man suspected of kidnapping and assaulting his girlfriend arrested

Published on March 27, 2015 by in Crime, Santa Ana

Sergio Joaquin Mendoza

Santa Ana Police Department

Advisory: SAPD Detectives and US Marshals Arrest Suspect in Kidnapping, Domestic Violence, and Criminal Threats Case

On March 26, 2015, at approximately 8:45 PM, Santa Ana Police Detectives working in partnership with the U.S. Marshal’s Pacific Southwest Fugitive Task Force, arrested Sergio Joaquin Mendoza, age 25, for kidnapping, domestic violence abuse, and making criminal threats. Mendoza is currently being held at the Orange County Jail. Bail has been set at $100,000.

On March 21, 2015, Mendoza and his girlfriend were living together in a rented room in his grandmother’s house in Santa Ana. That day, Mendoza and the victim had an argument. Mendoza allegedly began assaulting the victim and prevented her from leaving the residence. He continued assaulting her throughout the day and carved his name on the victim’s chest with a razor blade. Read more…

 
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Buddhist monk suspected of fraud dies of apparent suicide

Published on March 27, 2015 by in Crime, Santa Ana

 

Dao Nguyen

Santa Ana Police Department

Advisory: SAPD Detectives Conduct Fraud Investigation

Person Of Interest Buddhist Monk Dies Of Apparent Suicide

On March 1, 2015, at about 1115 hours, officers responded to the Tu Nghiem Temple at 5418 W. 4th street reference a group of approximately 30 people who were at the temple demanding money back from the head monk, Dao Nguyen, age 44. The members of the group alleged that Nguyen had defrauded them of thousands of dollars after he collected monies for a congregational trip to Vietnam that never occurred. Read more…

 
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Taxi stolen in in Santa Ana tonight chased by the CHP all the way to Lancaster

Published on March 26, 2015 by in Crime, Santa Ana

Santa Ana Police Pursuit

The California Highway Patrol was in a slow pursuit of a stolen taxi on the northbound 5 and 605 Freeways late Thursday night.  The chase began in Santa Ana, and continued after an unsuccessful attempt to use a PIT maneuver to stop the taxi in Anaheim, according to CBS News.

NBC is reporting that the taxi was stolen when the taxi driver stopped at a 7-11 on First and Flower.  The cab driver left the taxi unattended with the keys in the ignition.  When he left the 7-11 he saw the taxi being driven away by the suspect, who was eventually identified as Hugo Francisco Gonzalez, 25, of Santa Ana.

The chase continued north on the 5 Freeway into the Cities of Buena Park and Norwalk at about 30 miles per hour until the driver decided to turn north on the 605 Freeway.  He later passed through Santa Fe Springs and Whittier before taking the 60 Freeway West, towards Los Angeles. Read more…

 
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Art by China’s most important painter on display at the Bowers starting on 4/11


Qi Baishi, China’s Modern Master

B O W E R S M U S E U M

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

BOWERS MUSEUM HOSTS EXCLUSIVE EXHIBITION OF THE ARTWORK OF QI BAISHI, CHINA’S MOST IMPORTANT MODERN MASTER PAINTER

April 11 – July 11, 2015

Santa Ana, CA (March 16, 2015)—Bowers Museum is honored to host an exhibition of scroll paintings by China’s most renowned modernist painter, Qi Baishi (1864-1957). The exhibition, Qi Baishi: China’s Modern Master, is on display from April 11 to July 11, 2015, and on loan from the Hunan Provincial Museum located in Changsha, China. Qi Baishi was born in Hunan Province, and the exhibition is significant as it marks the first occasion that this collection has been exhibited in the United States. The forty-seven paintings on display document the artist’s early career as a figure and landscape painter to the paintings from the zenith of his career that favored quick, expressionistic images of animals, flowers and food; subjects relatable to all people and especially significant to Qi Baishi as they reminded him of his humble beginnings. Read more…

 
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Victims denounce the OCDA’s lame response to the Dekraai case


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 26, 2015

Victims Denounce District Attorney’s Response to Dekraai Case

Victims Applaud Spitzer for his Support

In honor of the victims: Victoria Buzzo, David Caouette, Laura Elody, Randy Fannin, Michele Fast, Michelle Fournier, Lucia Kondas, Hattie Stretz and Christy Wilson.

(Orange County, CA) — In response to the recent statement made by District Attorney’s Chief of Staff Susan Krang Schroeder that, “Spitzer is running for D.A. on the graves of eight murdered people,” (A Fight They Won’t Take On, Supervisors Hesitant to Act Against D.A. Over Dekraai Case Orange County Register, March 2015) families of Dekraai’s victims stepped forward to denounce the callous and insensitive remarks made on behalf of the District Attorney. Read more…

 
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Get together at the DTSA Farmers’ Market set for tonight

March 26, 2015
5:00 pmto8:00 pm

Downtown Santa Ana Get Together

A Downtown Santa Ana Get Together is set for tonight, March 26, 2015, from 5-8pm at 307 N. Spurgeon St., in DTSA.

This will be an opportunity to meet and share the good news and cheer with your fellow downtown artists, businesses, residents and friends. Read more…

 
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Santa Ana pastor charged with molesting girls under the age of 14


Ahmad Henry Osman

Santa Ana Police Department

Advisory: SAPD SEEKS ASSISTANCE IDENTIFYING ADDITIONAL VICTIMS OF FORMER CHURCH PASTOR CHARGED WITH MOLESTING TWO GIRLS UNDER AGE 14

SANTA ANA – The Orange County District Attorney’s Office and Santa Ana Police Department (SAPD) are seeking the public’s help in identifying potential additional victims of a former church pastor charged with molesting two girls under the age of 14. Ahmad Henry Osman, 52, Tustin, is charged with two felony counts of performing lewd acts upon a child under the age of 14 with a sentencing enhancement allegation for multiple victims. If convicted, he faces a maximum sentence of 50 years to life in state prison as well as mandatory lifetime sex offender registration. He is being held on $1 million bail and is scheduled for a pre-trial hearing tomorrow, March 27, 2015, at 8:30 a.m. in Department C-55, Central Justice Center, Santa Ana.

Osman is accused of violating his position of trust as a pastor at The Indo Chinese Islamic Center (IIC) in Santa Ana. The defendant is accused of teaching bible classes at IIC and befriending the victims and their family members. Read more…

 
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Police catch a suspected car thief after a brief chase in Ward 4


Santa Ana Police Pursuit

A suspected car thief in a burgundy car was chased briefly by the SAPD on the south side of the city, near South Bristol Street and West Segerstrom Ave., at around 9:45 pm on Tuesday night, according to the O.C. Register.

When the chase came to an end the suspect tried to run away on foot but was caught and arrested.

A driver of an apparently stolen vehicle led Santa Ana police on a short chase in the south end of the city Tuesday night before he attempted to flee on foot. Read more…

 
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Bees kill three dogs at a home in West Floral Park

Published on March 26, 2015 by in Insects, Pets, Santa Ana

Africanized honey Bee

The SAPD’s Animal Services Section was called to the home of Linnea Chapman, in the 2200 block of North Olive Street, in the West Floral Park Neighborhood Association, at about 1:30 p.m. with a report that three dogs were dead and might have been killed by bees, Cpl. Anthony Bertagna of the Santa Ana Police Department said, as reported by KTLA News.

A bee specialist determined that the bee hive was in a shed in an adjoining property.  The dogs were riled up by a pool cleaner and the noise they made prompted the bee attack. Read more…

 
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Drive by shooting in Ward 2 sends two men to the hospital


Santa Ana Gang Shooting

Two men in their late teens to early 20s were injured in a drive-by shooting in Santa Ana, near the intersection of South Main Street and East Chestnut Avenue, on Wednesday afternoon, according to the Santa Ana Police Department, as reported by the O.C. Register.

The men were actually shot in the 800 block of Cypress Avenue then they were taken by friends in a white van to a fire station by the intersection the police found them at. Read more…

 
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MADD honors 14 OCDA attorneys for exceptional prosecution of DUI cases


Todd Spitzer with Julie Schilling and Dave Doucette of the California Office of Traffic Safety at the MADD Luncheon

Todd Spitzer with Julie Schilling and Dave Doucette of the California Office of Traffic Safety at the MADD Luncheon

ORANGE COUNTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY PRESS RELEASE

Date: March 25, 2015

MADD HONORS 14 OCDA ATTORNEYS FOR EXCEPTIONAL PROSECUTION OF DRUNKEN DRIVING CASES

SANTA ANA – The Orange County chapter of Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) honored 14 Orange County deputy district attorneys today for their time and effort in prosecuting driving under the influence (DUI) cases in 2014. MADD hosted the 28th Annual Law Enforcement and Prosecutor Recognition Luncheon today, March 25, 2015, to honor Orange County prosecutors and police officers for their outstanding contributions to the prosecution of DUI cases. The luncheon was held at the Richard Nixon Library and Birthplace in Yorba Linda.

At the luncheon, six Orange County District Attorney (OCDA) prosecutors including Senior Deputy District Attorney Jennifer Walker and Deputy District Attorneys Jim Bilek, Devin Campbell, Stephen Cornwell, Anna McIntire, Devin Campbell, and Nick Miller, received the 2015 Diligent Prosecutor Award to recognize their support to victims and their families and diligent efforts in criminal prosecution of DUI defendants. Each was nominated by their OCDA supervisor or a MADD victim advocate. The recipients were verbally recognized and received a plaque at the luncheon. Read more…

 
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SAUSD’s Principal for a Day set for March 27

March 27, 2015
8:00 amto12:00 pm

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 25, 2015

Contact: Deidra Powell Williams (714) 558-5555

OC Business and Community Leaders Experience a Day in the life of a Principal during SAUSD’s Principal for a Day

Event: Santa Ana Unified School District (SAUSD) will host “Principal for a Day” to provide members of the community an opportunity to experience the daily operation of a school. Each of the district’s 56 schools will have a guest principal from the community on campus. Following their morning assignments at their specified schools, the guest principals will join all the principals in the Santa Ana Unified School District for a luncheon and program at Santa Ana High School in which they will share their experiences earlier in the morning at their schools. Read more…

 
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