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Hobo with three strikes gets 21 years to life in prison after attacking and robbing a Santa Ana business owner

Fernando Zazueta Gonzalez, a 61-year old homeless man who pistol-whipped a Santa Ana store owner with a pellet gun during a robbery, was sentenced Friday to 21 years to life in prison, according to the O.C. Register. Gonzales is a third-striker with previous burglary and robbery convictions. He got busted again in March after he…

Santa Ana man gets 22 years in prison after killing a woman in a DUI hit and run

Dallas Frank Reichstein, a Santa Ana resident who fled the scene of a crash that left a pedestrian dead was sentenced Friday to 22 years in state prison, according to the O.C. Register. Pearleen Hopkins, a beloved 59-year old Santa Ana resident, died on Jan. 28, 2015, when Reichstein, who was speeding in a 2002 Nissan Xterra,…

Safe Surrender is saving the lives of babies in Orange County

Date: August 11, 2017 Contact: Molly Nichelson, (714) 541-7734, Molly.Nichelson@ssa.ocgov.com Safe Surrender Saves Lives in Orange County Orange County, CA – A healthy baby was safely surrendered to Anaheim Fire & Rescue (AF&R) Station 1 late on Tuesday afternoon. The baby and mother were assessed by AF&R’s Nurse Practitioner and Firefighter/Paramedics before being transported to a local…

Fresno felon convicted of pimping a young woman in Orange County

ORANGE COUNTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY NEWS RELEASE August 10, 2017 Case # 16WF1947 FRESNO FELON CONVICTED OF PIMPING YOUNG WOMAN AND ILLEGALLY POSSESSING LOADED FIREARM SANTA ANA, Calif. – A felon from Fresno was convicted today of pimping a young woman and illegally possessing a loaded firearm. Defendant: Adam Rocky Trinidad, 25, Fresno Pleaded guilty today to: