The responding firefighters were able to knock down the blaze by 2:15 a.m. They then had to do a thorough search to confirm no homeless victims were inside the building. Continue reading
A car that crashed and burst into flames early Wednesday, Sept. 19, may have been in a street race, according to the O.C. Register.
Responding OCFA firefighters showed up at the scene at 12:20 a.m., at the 2060 block of South Ritchey. What they found was a white sedan that was completely engulfed in flames, according to the OCFA. Continue reading
Santa Ana firefighters from the OCFA responded to a structure fire this evening at the 1000 block of N. Olive Street, in the Washington Square Neighborhood. Two victims were reported to be trapped in the structure.
The firefighters were able to extinguish the flames. They then rescued the victims and they searched the structure. They confirmed that ere were no additional missing or trapped persons. Continue reading
The fire happened in the early morning hours of July 11. Rojas was burned over 60 percent of his body and was in critical condition with third degree burns. He also injured his respiratory system and had to be intubated immediately. Continue reading
An OCFA fire crew and SAPD police officers found a body inside a burning car parked on a driveway of a Santa Ana home at the 900 block of South Hickory Street at about 7:30 a.m. this Friday morning, July 13, according to the O.C. Register.
The firemen extinguished the car, which was burning in the driveway of a home. While firefighters were in the process of putting out the fire, they found a body inside the vehicle, according to ABC News. Continue reading
The same week that an Orange County Judge stopped the County of Orange from removing the homeless from the Santa Ana River trail, Marilyn Fajardo, a 26-year-old allegedly homeless woman was arrested in Santa Ana on suspicion of starting a fire that burned a tree, a storage container and two semi-truck trailers, according to the SAPD.
Witnesses told the SAPD that Fajardo had been seen at the scene at the fire, with a lighter. Continue reading
ORANGE COUNTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY NEWS RELEASE
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Case # 18CF0326
Date: January 30, 2018
SANTA ANA, Calif. – A man was charged with attempted murder and arson for setting fire to a tent with a homeless man and woman inside in Santa Ana.
Defendant: James Anthony Lawlor, 35, Santa Ana
Charged on Jan. 26, 2018, with the following felony counts: Continue reading
Santa Ana Police Department
Suspect/Arrested: James Anthony Lawlor (35) Santa Ana
On Friday, 01/19/2018 at 8:20 am, SAPD officers responded to the vacant lot in the 1300 block of West Tolliver for a tent fire. Officers located the fire and two victims, one male and one female, who advised they were inside their tent when the suspect, who they described as male Hispanic, 35-40 years old, wearing black slacks and a black coat, approached their tent. The suspect then told the occupants they had 15 minutes to leave the area or he would return with his Glock handgun. The male occupant in the tent stuck his head out to talk to the suspect and was immediately kicked twice on the head by the suspect. Continue reading
Santa Ana Police Department
SAPD police officers responded to a collision involving a single vehicle into a commercial business early this morning, at the 300 block of East 17th St.. Upon arrival the police officers observed an occupied white sedan that was partially wedged into the second floor of a dental office.
They determined the vehicle was traveling at a high rate of speed, northbound on French approaching 17th. The driver continued northbound and struck the raised center median on 17th, which launched the vehicle into the air. The vehicle struck the 2nd floor of the building and remained lodged. Continue reading