The lone employee of the business reported two suspects, both described as males dressed in black, jumped the counter and demanded money from the register. Continue reading
The lone employee of the business reported two suspects, both described as males dressed in black, jumped the counter and demanded money from the register. Continue reading→
Jorge Hugo Molina , a 39-year old Santa Ana man, is facing kidnapping and domestic violence charges after police say he dragged a woman into a vehicle, according to the O.C. Register.
PRESS RELEASE/ FATAL TRAFFIC COLLISION
On March 25, 2017 at approximately 7:15 p.m., the Fountain Valley Police Department responded to the intersection of Brookhurst Street and Heil Avenue, next to Mile Square Park, regarding a traffic collision involving a Lexus SUV and a motorcyclist.
Officers arrived and found a male motorcyclist with traumatic injuries. Paramedics were summoned to the scene. The paramedics pronounced the motorcyclist, identified as 20 year old Armando Vega Andrade from Santa Ana, deceased at the scene. Continue reading→
Joseph Anthony Perez, 27-years old, pleaded guilty and was sentenced on Monday to five years in prison for committing two bank robberies and two attempted stickups in Santa Ana and Fountain Valley in a three-day period, according to the O.C. Register.
Perez was out of custody for about two weeks when he began the bank-robbing spree. He was sentenced back on Feb. 10 to two years in jail for pleading guilty in September to burglary and grand theft charges. Continue reading→
Fountain Valley Police Department
Update – this missing person has been found, according to the Fountain Valley Police Dept.
On February 7, 2017, at 3:00 pm, Jerry White left his residence in the area of Edinger and Magnolia and went for a walk.
White never returned. White suffers from Dementia and frequently walks around his neighborhood. This is the first time White has gone missing. Continue reading→
On January 21, 2017, Fountain Valley Police Officers responded to 9025 Warner #B (Verizon Wireless) for a robbery that just occurred. Three male suspects entered the business and stole $28,000 worth of cell phones and money from the safe and fled. Two of the suspects were reported to be armed with a firearm. Witnesses provided responding Officers with suspect descriptions and a suspect vehicle description.
The suspect vehicle was located in the City of Bellflower, where Fountain Valley Police Officers and surrounding agencies responded. After a short pursuit, which did not involve any Fountain Valley units, the suspect vehicle collided into another vehicle in the intersection of Clark Avenue and Somerset Boulevard; and the suspects fled. Fountain Valley Police Officers, with the assistance of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, located and arrested all three suspects. The stolen property was recovered, and a loaded handgun was found inside the suspect vehicle. Continue reading→
HOMELESSNESS ALONG THE SANTA ANA RIVER
The Department has received inquiries regarding an increase in homeless/transient persons who have taken up residence along the Santa Ana River and river trail area.
The riverbed and river trail are the jurisdiction of County of Orange and the Sheriff’s Department. As such, the encampment and crime and quality of life issues related to it are not directly in our jurisdiction. The County and Sheriff’s Department have a countywide strategy in dealing with these issues; including outreach, education and enforcement. Either this relatively new encampment or the homeless/transients that have lived under the overpasses of the Santa Ana River for many years have an impact on our community when they come into town. We deal with those issues as they arise as best we can. Continue reading→
INDECENT EXPOSURE ARREST
On December 4, 2016, at approximately 7:30 a.m., Fountain Valley Police Officers were dispatched to the rear alley of 18533 Brookhurst Street in reference to a subject masturbating in public.
Officers arrived on scene and located William Bowyer (31) from Hemet, who was lying on the ground in a sleeping bag. Bowyer admitted to lewd behavior in public. Continue reading→
CAR BURGLAR ARRESTED
On November 21, 2016, a vehicle burglary occurred at 17200 Newhope Street in Fountain Valley. During the incident, the vehicle’s right front passenger window was smashed and a purse and wallet was taken. The crime was captured on video surveillance and a license plate was obtained on the suspect vehicle, a green 2011 Scion sedan. Video surveillance also captured the suspect using the victim’s credit cards at various locations in Santa Ana.
On November 26, 2016, a vehicle burglary occurred at an apartment complex located on the 10300 block of Slater Avenue in Fountain Valley. The suspect entered the vehicle by smashing a window and fled after taking music CDs. A security guard, who was working at the location, heard glass breaking and went to investigate. The security guard was able to write down the suspect’s license plate as he drove away. The license plate and vehicle description matched the vehicle used in the first incident. Continue reading→
ORANGE COUNTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY PRESS RELEASE
Date: July 25, 2016
WESTMINSTER, Calif. – A striker was arraigned Friday, July 22, 2016, for the robbery of five Fountain Valley grocery and drug stores by threatening cashiers with a firearm. John Allen Wagner, 48, Westminster, is charged with five counts of second degree robbery. Wagner faces sentencing enhancement allegations for two prior strike convictions for residential burglary in 1987 and federal bank robbery in 1991, both in Orange County. If convicted, Wagner faces a maximum sentence of 175 years to life in state prison. The defendant is being held on $1 million bail and must prove the money is from a legal and legitimate source before posting bond. He is scheduled for a pre-trial hearing on August 1, 2016, at 8:30 a.m. in Department W-2, West Justice Center, Westminster. Continue reading→
BANK ROBBERY ARREST
On Monday, July 18, 2016 at approximately 3:47 PM, the Fountain Valley Police Department responded to 16192 Harbor Boulevard, Bank of America, regarding a bank robbery that had just occurred.
The suspect entered the bank and approached a teller. The suspect grabbed a hold of the teller’s hand and demanded money. The teller complied and handed the suspect cash at which time he exited the bank. As the suspect fled on foot he said he had a bomb in his backpack, which was left inside the bank. The bank was evacuated and the Orange County Sheriff’s Bomb Squad was requested to render the backpack safe. No explosives were located in the backpack. Continue reading→
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 29, 2016
Contact: Brian Probolsky, (714) 834-3110, Brian.Probolsky@ocgov.com
Orange County Supervisor Andrew Do and Consul of Mexico Mario Cuevas to Unveil the Statue of Miguel Hidalgo, Mexico’s Founding Father in Mile Square Park
(Santa Ana, California) – Orange County Supervisor Andrew Do and the Consul of Mexico Mario Cuevas, will unveil the Statue of Miguel Hidalgo, Mexico’s Founding Father in Mile Square Park. The 8-foot tall Hidalgo statue, donated by Governor Miguel Marquez of the Mexican State of Guanajuato, will be unveiled at a free public event on July 8.
Supervisor Andrew Do, who organized the Mile Square Park statue project to honor champions of democratic values, said that the statue represents a symbol of friendship, unity and shared values between communities. Continue reading→
ORANGE COUNTY DISTRICT ATTORNEYPRESS RELEASE
Case # 94CF0821
Date: June 27, 2016
SANTA ANA, Calif. – The Supreme Court of California unanimously affirmed the conviction and death penalty sentence today for William Clinton Clark, who was found guilty by a jury on May 21, 1996, of two felony counts of murder with special circumstances for committing a murder during a burglary, while in the attempted commission of a robbery, murder of a witness for the purpose of preventing testimony in a criminal proceeding, murder while lying in wait, and multiple murders, one felony count of conspiracy to commit murder, one felony count of second degree burglary, three felony counts of attempted second degree robbery, and sentencing enhancements for use of a dangerous or deadly weapon and serving five prior prison terms.
The court today affirmed the conviction for all counts, including both counts of murder, and also affirmed the special circumstance findings concerning multiple murder, murder while lying in wait, and murder for the purpose of preventing testimony. The court also vacated the special circumstance allegations for committing a murder during a burglary and murder in the attempted commission of a robbery. Continue reading→
ORANGE COUNTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY PRESS RELEASE
Case # 16WF1326
Date: June 24, 2016
SANTA ANA, Calif. – A man identified through a DNA hit was charged today with robbing, kidnapping, and sexually assaulting a store employee in 2012. Danny Thien Nguyen, 26, Garden Grove, is charged with one felony count each of sexual penetration by foreign object and force, kidnapping to commit a sex offense, second degree burglary, second degree robbery, assault with a deadly weapon, and a sentencing enhancement for the personal use of a deadly weapon. If convicted, he faces a maximum sentence of 31 years to life in state prison and mandatory lifetime sex offender registration. Nguyen is being held on $1 million bail. His scheduled arraignment in court was continued today to Monday, June 27, 2016, at 10:00 a.m. in Department CJ-1, Central Jail, Santa Ana. Continue reading→
Santa Ana Police Department
Arrested: Jose Angel Gutierrez (42) Fountain Valley
On 3-29-2016 at 8:00am, Santa Ana and Garden Grove Robbery Detectives served a search warrant in the City of Fountain Valley at the home of Jose Angel Gutierrez. SAPD Detectives had been working the case along with GGPD Investigators and were able to identify Gutierrez as the suspect in a series of armed robberies that had been occurring at 7-11 stores, small liquor stores and gas stations throughout Orange County dating back to September 2015.
A white Chevy Malibu was seen on surveillance cameras being used as the get-away vehicle in some of the robberies. During the search warrant at the suspect’s residence, detectives located evidence linking the suspect to the crimes as well as a sawed off shotgun, two handguns, and illegal narcotics. Suspect Gutierrez was not found at the location. Continue reading→