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Man charged with murdering two women in Westminster and setting their house on fire

ORANGE COUNTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY NEWS RELEASE Case # 17WF0007 Date: January 20, 2017 MAN ARRAIGNED FOR SPECIAL CIRCUMSTANCES MURDER OF TWO WOMEN AND SETTING FIRE TO HOUSE AFTER REMOVING BODIES SANTA ANA, Calif. – A man was arraigned today for the special circumstances murder of two women and setting fire to the victim’s house after removing…

The SAPD arrested a pimp from San Diego in a prostitution sweep on Jan. 18

Santa Ana Police Department Advisory: Prostitution Sting Snares Suspected Pimp with Prior Pimping Conviction During the evening hours of Wednesday, January 18th, Police Detectives assigned to the Vice and Narcotics Unit conducted an operation in support of the City Council’s commitment to impact the level of prostitution-related activity along the Harbor corridor; as a result,…

The FTC halts a California based mortgage relief scam

FTC Halts California Based Mortgage Relief Scam Defendants Claimed ‘Mass Joinder’ Lawsuits Would Void Mortgage, Stop Foreclosure The Federal Trade Commission has charged the operators of a mortgage relief scam with bilking millions of dollars from homeowners by falsely telling them they could join a so-called “mass joinder” lawsuit that would save them from foreclosure…

Santa Ana man’s body dumped in Anaheim after he was shot

The body of 26-year old Brian Mendez, a Santa Ana resident, was found in an industrial park at the 1600 block of South Sinclair Street in Anaheim at around 6:30 a.m. this Monday, according to the O.C. Weekly. Mendez suffered at least one gunshot wound and the case is believed to be gang related, according to the Anaheim…