Each May 5th (Cinco de Mayo), the City of Santa Ana experiences a high volume of unsanctioned cruising activity. This unsanctioned activity produces public safety concerns, numerous calls for service and grid-lock. In an effort to provide a safe environment and minimize the impact on our local neighborhoods, the Santa Ana Police Department will be deploying extra police personnel to deal with the influx of cruiser activity. Continue reading
Commercial Marijuana Businesses in City of Santa Ana Targeted with Justice Department Warning Letters and Asset Forfeiture Lawsuits
LOS ANGELES – In the latest of a series of federal enforcement actions against the commercial marijuana industry in California, federal authorities today moved against 63 illegal marijuana stores in the City of Santa Ana.
In federal court this morning, prosecutors filed three asset forfeiture lawsuits against properties in Santa Ana where a total of seven marijuana stores are currently operating. Authorities also executed federal search warrants at two of the stores involved in the asset forfeiture actions. Additionally, prosecutors sent warning letters to people associated with 56 other stores not involved in the forfeiture actions. The federal actions involve all known marijuana stores in the City of Santa Ana. Continue reading
The Santa Ana Police Department will be conducting a DUI/Drivers License checkpoint on Saturday, April 20th, 2013. It will begin at 7:30PM and is scheduled to conclude at 1:30AM. It will be conducted in the area of 2400 W. 5th Street, in the City of Santa Ana. Continue reading
Victim ID’ed: Martha Socorro Marin (22) Santa Ana
Officers responded to a residence in the 1000 block of South Austin for a reported shooting. Officers arrived to find a 30 year old woman who was unconscious and suffering from a small puncture wound to the upper chest. A 34 year old male at the scene advised officers, he had accidentally shot the woman in the chest with his BB rifle. Continue reading
Santa Ana Councilwoman Michele Martinez had a total fit at this week’s City Council meeting, regarding the CDBG (Community Development Block Grants) funding that the city is applying for. These federal funds last year totalled $5.7 million. These funds are supposed to be used “to improve low- and moderate-income neighborhoods and eliminate blight,” according to the O.C. Register.
The irony is that Martinez has always voted for the CDBG funds as they have been presented to the Council – but now she is going off about past funding, including funding for a police helicopter that would have otherwise been grounded. Continue reading
Santa Ana Police Homicide Detectives arrest suspect Jacob Davis (22) of Santa Ana.
Homicide Detectives located the suspect in the City of Orange. After his interview with Detectives Davis was booked into Santa Ana Jail for the charge of Attempted Murder. Bail is $500,000.
Summary: Tue, 4/16/13 23:29 hrs: Continue reading
The City of Santa Ana is once again grappling with a difficult budget and finding ways to make ends meet. Fully 77% of the City’s budget is dedicated to police and fire.
Santa Ana Police Department Advisory: Police arrest juvenile suspect from January 20th attempted rape
UPDATE: Today, Santa Ana Family Crimes Detectives arrested a 17-year-old male in connection with an attempt rape occurring on January 20th, 2013. After analyzing DNA evidence from items which fell to the ground during the confrontation between the victim’s daughter and the suspect, detectives learned the identity of the suspect’s acquaintance. That acquaintance, also a juvenile, led detectives to the suspect. In the interview with detectives, the juvenile made incriminating statements. Continue reading
As part of April’s Distracted Driving Awareness Month campaign, the Santa Ana Police Department will be actively ticketing those texting or operating hand-held cell phones for the month of April. Drivers who break the law and place themselves and others in danger will be cited with no warnings. The current minimum ticket cost is $159, with subsequent tickets costing at least $279. In April 2012, over 57,000 tickets were written statewide for texting and hand-held cell use. There were nearly 450,000 convictions in 2012. Whether it’s a ticket or a crash, as the campaign theme states, “It’s Not Worth It!” Continue reading
Santa Ana Police Department Advisory: Police Department conducting DUI/Drivers License checkpoint on Saturday, March 23rd 7:30PM 1:30AM area of 500 W. Warner Avenue
SANTA ANA POLICE STEP UP DUI ENFORCEMENT
The Santa Ana Police Department will be conducting a DUI/Drivers License checkpoint on Saturday, March 23rd, 2013. It will begin at 7:30PM and is scheduled to conclude at 1:30AM. It will be conducted in the area of 500 W. Warner Avenue, in the City of Santa Ana. Continue reading
Santa Ana Police Department Advisory: Santa Ana Police Investigate Fatal Traffic Collision 2900 West MacArthur
On 3/08/13 at approximately 0200 hours, a 25 year old male was driving alone, traveling east on MacArthur Boulevard in his 1997 Toyota Corolla. It appears the Corolla was driving at a high rate of speed during rain and failed to negotiate a curve in the roadway in the area of 2900 W. MacArthur. The vehicle went out of control as it traveled up over the south curb and sidewalk to where it struck a large tree with the impact on the driver side door area of the car. Continue reading
Santa Ana Police & Fire present a BERT (Business Emergency Response Training) Survival and Training class on Tuesday March 12, 2013 from 9:30 am to 10:45 am.
Contact: Team Leader, Orange County Chapter of BERT International, Inc., email@example.com, 714-972-0200
Where: Centennial Park Joint Police Training Facility, at 3000 W. Edinger, in Santa Ana. Continue reading
Santa Ana Police Department Citizen Advisory: SAPD and Southern California Edison advise of New Payment Scam Targets Southern California Edison Customers
March 6, 2013 — Santa Ana Police Department and Southern California Edison (SCE) is advising customers to be aware of a new telephone scam that is demanding immediate payment for alleged past due electricity bills. Imposters have been calling SCE customers telling them they must make immediate payment on past due bills or have their electric service disconnected. The callers are also demanding that payment be made through a prepaid cash card, such as a PayPal or Green Dot card. Continue reading
Santa Ana Police Department Advisory: Detectives make arrest of suspect in Burglary/Kidnap case
BASED ON LEADS OBTAINED AFTER MEDIA STORIES DETECTIVES RECEIVED A TIP THAT THE SUSPECT MAY BE THOMAS WALKER A LOCAL TRANSIENT. AS DETECTIVES WERE WORKING ON LEADS TO FULLY IDENTIFY AND LOCATE THOMAS WALKER THEY RECEIVED AN ADDITIONAL TIP FROM A PERSON WHO WATCHED MEDIA REPORTS AND SAW THE COMPOSITE AND THE INFORMATION ON THE STOLEN BEACH CRUISER. SHE CONTACTED THE DETECTIVE AND ADVISED HIM THAT A MALE SUBJECT ABANDONED THE BIKE IN HER APARTMENT COMPLEX AS WELL AS CLOTHING THAT HAD BEEN DESCRIBED IN THE MEDIA REPORTS. SHE IDENTIFIED WALKER AS A PERSON WHO RETURNED TO HER APARTMENT COMPLEX LOOKING FOR THE ABANDONED BIKE. Continue reading
Arrested: Joseph Avila Isais (35), Santa Ana
Santa Ana Police Department Advisory: Santa Ana Police Detectives arrest Wanted Robbery Suspect after receiving tip from Orange County Crime Stopper
The Police Department was contacted by OC Crime Stoppers with a tip that the suspect wanted in the January 11th , 2013, robbery of the Radio Shack 2020 East 17TH Street, suspect Joseph Avila Isais (35) was hiding from police in a residence located in the 3500 block of West Pine Street. Continue reading