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Mexican criminal found guilty of murdering a teen model in Irvine back in 1992

Leonardo Pimental Sanchez, a career criminal, was convicted Wednesday of killing an aspiring model more than two decades after her battered body was found in an Irvine orange grove, according to the O.C. Register. Sanchez, now 59, was found guilty of first-degree murder, by an Orange County Superior Court jury, but the jury was not able…

One woman and two men were shot and injured in Santa Ana on Tuesday night

On Tuesday, March 21 at about 7 p.m., an SAPD police officer heard gunshots in the area of 400 West 16th Street. A 19-year old female Hispanic shooting victim later arrived at the UCI Medical Center suffering from a gunshot wound, according to SAPD Case # 17-07613. The victim sustained a non-life-threatening injury to her lower torso.…

One man arrested after an armed robbery at a Santa Ana internet cafe

Thirteen people were barricaded inside a Santa Ana internet cafe at the 1400 block of West McFadden Avenue for two hours on Tuesday during a reported armed robbery, according to the O.C. Register. SAPD police officers showed up at the internet cafe at around 9:30 p.m. They questioned an unidentified individual who they found outside of…

The Santa Ana City Council has again failed to renegotiate the city jail’s ICE contract

As time ticks away on U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s contract at Santa Ana Jail, a city councilman tried Tuesday to restart talks for a new agreement with the federal agency – and fell short again, according to the O.C. Register. City Councilmen David Benavides, Sal Tinajero and Vincent Sarmiento all voted once again to oppose Councilman…