Two Santa Ana area gas stations were the victims of armed robberies last night. And it is possible that the same suspects were behind both of those incidents as well as another robbery at a Placentia area gas station, according to ABC.
Luis Flores-Mendoza of Santa Ana pleaded guilty last year to impersonating a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agent and threatening to deport a woman if she didn’t give him money. He was sentenced on Monday to eight months in prison, according to the Sacramento Bee.
Flores-Mendoza was initially arrested and charged in state court in July of 2016 after an investigation by the Placentia Police Department. Continue reading
- Gilbert Deleon (43) Garden Grove Resident
- Jose Lopez (21) Garden Grove Resident
- Pedro Fernandez (42) Placentia Resident
Luis Flores-Mendoza of Santa Ana, a 26-year-old, was arrested after he pretended to be a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agent and threatened to deport a woman if she didn’t give him money, according to the O.C. Register.
The victim, an unidentified woman, said that on June 6, the suspect went to a restaurant in Anaheim, where she worked. The suspect was dressed in a green uniform with a vest, gun, and a badge. He said that he was a Federal agent, according to the Placentia Police Department. Continue reading
Santa Ana Police Department
Arrested: Hernan Sanchez (25) Placentia, Booked on Charges of Robbery (2)
On 01/28/2016, based on information obtained from community members seeing the media stories and based on a tip received from Orange County Crime Stoppers, SAPD Detectives were able to identify, locate and arrest Hernan Sanchez at his place of employment. Detectives believe Sanchez is responsible for a series of robberies that took place at multiple 7-Eleven locations throughout Orange & Los Angeles Counties dating back to September of 2015. Sanchez has been positively identified in two Santa Ana cases. Sanchez was booked into the SAPD Jail and is being held on $100,000 bail. Continue reading
A car that was stolen in Santa Ana turned up in Placentia on Monday, at around 11 pm, when police in that area spotted the vehicle near South Angelina Drive and Backs Lane, according to the O.C. Register.
The car thieves were pursued by Placentia police and they ended up crashing into a parked car. They then ran away on foot and one man was caught at the scene while another was found in an apartment that was nearby. Continue reading
ORANGE COUNTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY PRESS RELEASE
Case # 07NF2414
Date: March 3, 2015
MAN CONVICTED OF 1994 STABBING MURDER OF EX-GIRLFRIEND AND LOCKING HER BODY IN TRUNK OF HER CAR
SANTA ANA – A man was convicted today of stabbing and murdering his ex-girlfriend and locking her body in the trunk of her car in 1994. Samuel Agustin Lopez, 43, Placentia, was convicted by a jury of one felony count of murder and a sentencing enhancement for the personal use of a deadly weapon. He faces a maximum sentence of 26 years to life in state prison at his sentencing on May 1, 2015, at 9:00a.m., inDepartment C-34, Central Justice Center, Santa Ana.
Samuel Lopez’s cousin, Xavier Francisco Lopez, 43, Anaheim, is charged with one felony count of special circumstances murder involving the infliction of torture. He faces a maximum sentence of life in state prison without the possibility of parole and is scheduled for jury trial on March 20, 2015, in Department C-34, Central Justice Center. Continue reading
Orange County District Attorney Press Release
For Immediate Release: July 9, 2014
Case # 14NF2716
FULLERTON – A female high school teacher is scheduled to be arraigned tomorrow for engaging in illegal sex acts with an underage female student. Rebecca Eileen Diebolt, 35, Brea, is charged with two felony counts of oral copulation with a minor under 16, one felony count of oral copulation with a minor, two felony counts of sexual penetration by foreign object of minor under 16, and one felony count of sexual penetration by foreign object of minor. If convicted, she faces a maximum sentence of six years and four months in state prison and mandatory lifetime sex offender registration. She is scheduled to be arraigned tomorrow, Thursday, July 10, 2014, at 8:30 a.m. in Department N-12, North Justice Center, Fullerton. Continue reading
Santa Ana Police Department
Details: On Monday, March 3rd, 2014 at 5:10 am, patrol officers responded to a report of a two-vehicle traffic collision at the intersection of Susan Street and Central Avenue. The vehicles involved were red 1992 Toyota single cab pickup truck and a 2010 International commercial tractor, pulling a loaded 37-foot trailer. The vehicles collided head-on. Continue reading
It is a big night tonight in Downtown Santa Ana – with both the First Saturday Downtown Santa Ana Art Walk and the OC Film Fiesta – but does the general public in Santa Ana care about any of this?
Most Santa Ana families were fighting to stay cool today and many were out and about supporting youth sports. The MainPlace Mall was full of families enjoying their air conditioning as was the MainPlace Picture Show Theater where you can watch a first-run movie, several weeks after its release, for just two bucks. Continue reading
SHERIFF-CORONER DEPARTMENT, COUNTY OF ORANGE, CALIFORNIA
NEWS RELEASE, FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Gail Krause, (714) 623-8940
Memorial Day Weekend DUI Crackdown
High Visibility DUI Campaign Set for Holiday Weekend
SANTA ANA, CA – (May 23, 2013) – The Orange County DUI Task Force is deploying officers this holiday weekend at DUI/Driver’s License Checkpoints and DUI Saturation Patrols countywide to arrest impaired drivers and to keep the public aware of the dangers of driving while impaired by alcohol and drugs. Continue reading
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) and the County of Orange are sponsoring free flu shots in Orange County, in the cities of Anaheim, Laguna Niguel, Placentia, Stanton and Westminster on October 19th from 11:30 am – 1:30 pm.
For more information, click here.
The locations are listed below: Continue reading