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Former Jamaican police officer, two others charged with murder of Irvine man

SANTA ANA, Calif. – A former Jamaican police officer and two other men have been charged with murdering an Irvine man and seriously injuring another during a home invasion robbery in October. Devon Quinland, 33, of Westminster, Andre Andrews, 34, of Miramar, Fla., and Omar Miller, 41, of Lauderdale, Fla., have each been charged with…

Santa Ana man and four others charged with multiple felonies for preying on vulnerable substance abuse patients

SANTA ANA, Calif. — A joint effort by the Orange County District Attorney’s Office and the California Department of Insurance has shut down an alleged $3.2 million healthcare fraud ring which preyed on vulnerable substance abuse patients in order to bilk an insurance company out of millions. Steven Lomonaco, 61, of Laguna Beach, Mahyar “Christian”…

Santa Ana’s “Mummy Bandit” sentenced to 19 years for an armed bank robbery

SANTA ANA, Calif. – A serial bank robber who disguised himself like a mummy to hold up a Newport Beach Wells Fargo at gunpoint was sentenced January 16, 2020 to 19 years in state prison. Jaime Reyes Torres, 58, of Santa Ana, dubbed the “Mummy Bandit,” was convicted of five felony counts of robbery and…

Santa Ana weekend intersection closure at W. Santa Ana Bl. and N. Flower St.

Construction crews will be working day and night shifts to replace waterlines in preparation for the OC Streetcar. To accommodate this work, a closure of W. Santa Ana Boulevard and N. Flower Street intersection will be in effect starting, Friday, 1/24/20 at 8:00 p.m. and continuing through Monday, 1/27/20 to 5:00 a.m. in the morning.…

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