The family of an unarmed 18-year-old shot and killed while running from gang officers has hired Humberto Guizar, a former gangbanger turned lawyer, to represent them in a civil rights lawsuit against the city of Santa Ana, according to the O.C. Register.
The Orange County District Attorney’s Office has cleared Detective David Prewett, an SAPD police officer who shot and killed Steve Salgado, an unarmed 18-year-old, who was running from members of the Santa Ana Police Department’s Gang Suppression Unit, according to the O.C. Register.
The incident happened on Jan. 29, at around 4:40 p.m., at the 400 block of South Birch St., in Santa Ana, when Prewett and five other SAPD police officers were patrolling the neighborhood when the saw an occupied vehicle parked in the middle of an alley, effectively blocking street traffic. Continue reading
Santa Ana Police Department
Suspect: Alma Ramirez (27) Santa Ana
On 5/24/16, at approximately 7:50 p.m., officers responded to the area of 5th Street and Mountain View regarding a female suspect armed with a knife, attempting to stab a male victim. While in route to the call, the suspect attempted to carjack an elderly couple and in her attempts to do so, stabbed the owner of the vehicle. Continue reading
As we reported on our Facebook page tonight, a woman in her 20’s was shot by the SAPD after she allegedly stabbed two people and fled on her bike.
The family and friends of Ernesto Canepa, a man shot to death by SAPD police officers on February 27, 2015, are holding a protest this afternoon at the corner of 3rd and Shelton in DTSA, according to a Facebook page.
Canepa was suspected of stealing a necklace from a grandmother in Santa Ana, in front of her grandkids.
We reported last night about a drive by shooting that wounded a man in his 20s at the 1000 block of North Parton. Our readers indicated that there was a second man injured as well. Today we know the details about that second victim.
Santa Ana Police Department
Suspect/Arrested: Armando Antunez (24) Santa Ana
On August 2, 2015, at approximately 6 p.m., SAPD Gang Enforcement Officers were conducting a patrol check in the area of 800 South Townsend.
Recently, this area has been plagued with increased violent gang crime and is part of a current gang injunction. Officers saw several gang members loitering in the alley and attempted to contact them. Continue reading
SAPD police officers found a car in the 1000 block of West Third Street, in Santa Ana, between 10 and 11 a.m. on Friday that that matched the description of a vehicle that was involved in an earlier robbery. They had been searching for the vehicle and a suspect.
As the officers approached the car they encountered a man and he was subsequently shot and killed by the officers. Police believe the shooting occurred outside of the Charger. Continue reading
I would imagine that the Orange County District Attorney will soon be issuing their findings on the shooting of Jason “Hoss” Hallstrom. It is likely that they will smear Hallstrom, who was shot in the back by Santa Ana police officers, who also wounded his friend Travis Mock. But already there are many questions being asked and the information coming out makes this shooting look even more .
No, I have no idea what Hallstrom’s criminal record was. That will come out soon enough. But his death does raise questions and those deserve to be aired. I received an email tonight from Hallstrom’s longtime friend, Karen Birtcher. Here is what she has pieced together so far: Continue reading
Jason Erling Hallstrom, 41, a man who was wounded in an officer-involved shooting in Santa Ana on March 15, died last Saturday, according to Santa Ana Police Cpl. Anthony Bertagna, as quoted in the L.A. Times.
Hallstrom had been charged with a felony count of unlawfully taking a vehicle and a misdemeanor count of resisting a peace officer, according to court records. He was due in court Monday.