When the police arrived they found the man had been injured with multiple gun shots. He was declared dead at the scene by OCFA paramedics. The police then closed down the adjacent streets while they investigated the murder. Continue reading
A witness called the SAPD at around 11 p.m. last night to report the shooting.
Both of the victims ended up at a local hospital and were expected to survive, but were in critical condition. Continue reading
City Council members adopted a balanced, $228.9 million 2016-17 fiscal year budget on Tuesday with only one tweak – dedicating projected surplus funds to hiring more police officers, according to the O.C. Register.
The City Council voted to spend an extra $1.5 million and $2 million from the current fiscal year on more cops. Except for one Council Member – Roman Reyna. Continue reading
A 20-year-old Santa Ana gangbanger was driving 69 mph in a 30 mph zone today, at 3:07 p.m., at 5th and North Jackson Streets, when an SAPD motorcyle officer tried to pull him over, according to the O.C. Register.
Most folks would pull over – but not this gangbanger. He sped off and led the police on a short car chase.
The suspect eventually became trapped in a neighborhood, so of course he put the car in reverse and tried to run over the motorcycle officer. Continue reading
The Santa Ana City Council majority has granted a 5 percent, $17,000 performance bonus to City Manager David Cavazos, who is the highest-paid city manager in Santa Ana history, according to the O.C. Register.
Kudos to Mayor Miguel Pulido and Councilwoman Michele Martinez for opposing this ridiculous bonus. To pay Cavazos even more money while our nation is slipping into another recession and while our city is in the midst of a gang war that the City Council refuses to acknowledge is simply mind-boggling. Continue reading
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.
Igmar Rodas, a local community activist and photographer, told us that this was a drive-by shooting. He also reported that two suspects are in custody. Witnesses he spoke to said that there was a second victim that was seen laying on the street.
The SAPD did not report any details. SAPD police officers were only told that people had heard shots in their neighborhood. Continue reading
The SAPD has issued additional information about one of the shootings we reported about earlier today.
In this latest incident a person was shot around noon today, in what is being called a possible gang-related attack, at the 1400 block of West 10th St., according to the O.C. Register. Continue reading
Friday was another bloody day in Santa Ana as yet another shooting took place. This time a man in his 20’s was shot in the face, at the 3300 block of South Bristol St., according to the O.C. Register.
The victim was found at South Bristol St. and and West MacArthur Blvd. He ended up at a local hospital, in serious condition.
The police were not able to find any witnesses to the shooting but several people heard a gunshot and three males were seen running into a light-colored truck and speeding away going north on Bristol. Continue reading
The SAPD is finally acknowledging the increase in shootings, mostly gang-related, in Santa Ana since New Year’s Day. There have been 16 shootings since Jan. 1, according to the O.C. Register. Fortunately only one shooting has proved fatal.
There were two new shootings in the past day. One took place at around 8:30 p.m. on Thursday as two men were arguing outside a home at the 1300 block of West 3rd, near Lydia Romero-Cruz Elementary School, according to a witness who spoke to the police. Continue reading
In case you were wondering why the SAPD closed the eastbound lanes of West McFadden Ave., from South Fairview to South Sullivan Streets, late this afternoon, it was because of yet another gang-related shooting.
SAPD police officers were called to the 2600 block of West McFadden Ave., just west of Jerome Park, at 4:35 p.m., where they came across a man who had a gunshot wound in his upper body, according to the O.C. Register.
The victim ended up at a local hospital where he was said to be alert and in serious but stable condition. Continue reading
Santa Ana City Council members Angie Amezcua, Roman Reyna, Vince Sarmiento and Sal Tinajero voted on Tuesday evening this week to approv a 2.5 percent salary increase this fiscal year for their executive management staff, as well as another 2.5 percent increase in July 2016, according to the Voice of OC.
Mayor Miguel Pulido and Councilwoman Michele Martinez rejected the pay raise for the top city executives while City Councilman David Benavides was absent – as he is on his honeymoon having just married his Parks and Rec Commissioner, Erika Carranza, this weekend. Continue reading
Jorge Lopez-Lobato, a 35-year-old man, was hit and killed by a speeding, dark blue, newer model Honda Accord early on Sunday morning, just before 1:43 a.m., on First Street near Baker Street, in Santa Ana, according to the O.C. Register.
The driver fled after striking and killing Lopez-Lobato.
The accident was reported by witnesses who said that Lopez-Lobato was walking westbound on First Street when he was hit by the Honda Accord. Lopez-Lobato died at the scene. Continue reading
A 65-year-old man was walking in the 100 block of South Clara Street at 11:45 a.m. today when another man approached him and somehow convinced him to get into a waiting vehicle, where a second man was waiting, according to the O.C. Register.
The two men drove their victim to a bank where one of the suspects walked inside, pretending to hold a handgun to the victim’s back. The suspect then compelled the victim to withdraw cash from the bank. Continue reading