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L.A. man charged with sexually assaulting a 14-year-old Irvine girl he met online

SANTA ANA, Calif. – A 22-year-old man has been charged with sexually assaulting a 14-year-old Irvine girl he met online, and videotaping at least one of the assaults. Investigators are asking for the public’s help in identifying other potential victims. Angel Leonel Alonzo, 22, of Los Angeles, was arrested Thursday morning by the Irvine Police…

Enjoy carne asada tacos and coffee with SAPD police officers on 9/28 and 10/2

Santa Ana residents have an opportunity on Saturday, Sep. 28, 2019, to get to know their local police officers while enjoying free Carne Asada tacos and drinks, courtesy of Northgate Market. The event, “Carne Asada with Cops,” will run from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., just in time for lunch, at the Northgate Market located…

The new Santa Ana park security guards are starting on Sep. 20

SANTA ANA, CA – On Friday, September 20, the City of Santa Ana, in partnership with Allied Security Services, will deploy seven security officers to patrol the City’s parks and bike trails. The officers are scheduled to patrol 18 hours, 7 days a week. The security services are funded by Measure X and part of…

The SAPD arrested a man after he allegedly raped a woman who fell asleep at his home

On Tuesday, 07/23/2019 at approximately 1:00 AM, suspect Christian Aranda, age 23, invited the victim to his residence. The victim fell asleep and awoke to suspect Aranda sexually assaulting her. The victim became upset, told him she did not consent to sex and immediately left his residence, according to the SAPD. After the crime, Aranda…

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