Bring your blanket and picnic basket for this free family event. Attendees are also invited to bring their vintage car or motorcycle for a chance to win a “Fan Favorite” trophy. Continue reading
An OCFA fire crew and SAPD police officers found a body inside a burning car parked on a driveway of a Santa Ana home at the 900 block of South Hickory Street at about 7:30 a.m. this Friday morning, July 13, according to the O.C. Register.
The firemen extinguished the car, which was burning in the driveway of a home. While firefighters were in the process of putting out the fire, they found a body inside the vehicle, according to ABC News. Continue reading
Santa Ana Police Department
SAPD REMINDS YOU TO #DONTDRINKANDDRIVE
On July 25, 2013 Arrestee Garret James McKinnon was involved in a vehicle pursuit with our officers before he collided with three other vehicles causing his vehicle to overturn near Garfield and Brown Streets.
The collision resulted in six people being injured including himself. As a result of this collision and his conviction for 2800.3 VC, Evading a Peace Officer and 23152(a) VC Driving Under The Influence, McKinnon’s license was revoked and he was sentenced to 5 years in state prison. Continue reading
City of Santa Ana
SANTA ANA – The City of Santa Ana in partnership with Neutral Ground welcomes community members to participate in the Summer Night Lights program. The Summer Night Lights Program is a pilot program designed to provide recreational activities for youth and families during the summer season at El Salvador Park.
The program keeps the community center’s recreational outdoor space at El Salvador Park open and programmed with activities on an extended schedule from 7:00 pm-10 pm each Thursday and Friday beginning July 12th through August 10th, 2018. Continue reading
Esteban Sandoval Jr., 37, a felon, pleaded not guilty Tuesday to a four-hour carjacking spree that began in Santa Ana and ended in Orange, where he allegedly stole an SUV containing a developmentally disabled woman who was hurt while trying to get away from the suspect, according to the O.C. Register.
Sandoval Jr. is facing four counts of carjacking and one count of kidnapping, with sentencing enhancement allegations for a prior conviction for attempted robbery at an ATM last July, in which he was sentenced to a year in jail. Continue reading
July 11, 2018
*Conviction details of sex purchasers are featured on the OCDA website
SANTA ANA, Calif. – The Orange County District Attorney’s Office (OCDA) convicted five men in June 2018 of loitering with the intent to commit prostitution or agreeing to engage in prostitution. The defendants in each these cases approached a woman whom they believed to be a prostitute, or loitered in areas known for prostitution and human trafficking in Orange County. All of the defendants below agreed to engage, or loitered with the intent to engage, in commercial sex with a woman and were subsequently arrested by law enforcement. The OCDA website has been updated with the details of these convictions from last month. Continue reading
A man was arrested after a series of crashes that ended with four people injured and a scuffle with police early Wednesday, July 11., according to the O.C. Register.
City of Santa Ana
The Santa Ana Public Library proudly presents an adult education workshop for preventing child abuse and abduction. The program will be presented by Erin D. Runnion, founder and director of The Joyful Child Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to the prevention of child sexual abuse and abduction.
In Memory of Samantha Runnion, this nonprofit organization is dedicated to preventing crimes against children through programs that educate, empower, and unite families and communities. Samantha was kidnapped and murdered in 2002. Erin is dedicated to ensuring Samantha’s tragic death continues to be a catalyst to engage adults in our collective responsibility in protecting our nation’s children. Continue reading
Orange County Mosquito and Vector Control District
For Immediate Release: Monday, July 9, 2018
Garden Grove, CA. The Orange County Mosquito and Vector Control District (OCMVCD) has confirmed the first mosquito sample to test positive for West Nile virus (WNV) in 2018. The mosquitoes were collected from the city of Garden Grove, near Garden Grove Blvd. and Newhope St. on July 3, 2018.
“Although we are hoping that this is going to be a mild season for West Nile virus, it is still critical that residents take the necessary precautions to avoid mosquitoes and mosquito bites.” said Robert Cummings, OCMVCD’s Director of Scientific Technical Services. Continue reading
A man fleeing from police on Sunday night, July 9, crashed his vehicle twice and ended up in Westminster where he was fatally shot by officers when he took out a gun, according to the O.C. Register.
The police pursuit began at about 10 p.m. on Sunday night, when SAPD police officers attempted to stop the suspect for a traffic violation and he threw a gun out the window and sped off westbound on 1st and Newhope streets in Santa Ana, according to ABC News. Continue reading
The OC Health Care Agency has released a list of the eateries (including restaurants, caterers and even school kitchens) that they inspected and shut down for the week of June 29 to July 6, 2018. Most of these eateries reopen pretty quickly after the health inspectors determine their issues have been resolved. Here is the list:
- El Taco Veloz, 1730 E. 17th St., Suite H, Santa Ana, Closed: July 2, Reason: Cockroach infestation
- Pacific Market, 511 N. Harbor Blvd., Santa Ana, Closed: June 29, Reason: Cockroach infestation
- Update: Hacienda Arzate at 1502 E. First St., Santa Ana, closed June 25 for operating without a valid health permit, reopened June 29.
- Lemonade cart at Disneyland, 1313 S. Harbor Blvd., Anaheim, Closed: June 29, Reason: Rodent infestation
City of Santa Ana
Temperatures in Santa Ana may reach high temperatures above 100 degrees in the upcoming days, increasing the risk of heat related illnesses like heat exhaustion and heat stroke for those who are more sensitive to heat. Continue reading
SAPD police officers responding to a report of a teen boy who had been injured by fireworks on the 4th of July were attacked by a group of thugs with bottle rockets late Wednesday night in Santa Ana, according to CBS News.
SAPD police officers responded to the scene which was an apartment building at the 700 block of South Lyon Street at about 11 p.m. when they were called to assist OCFA firefighters on a call regarding a 17-year-old boy who had been hurt when an explosive device blew up in his hand, according to the SAPD. Continue reading
For Immediate Release:
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: JULY 3, 2018
ORANGE COUNTY, CA – Hon. Fred Whitaker, Chairman of the Republican Party of Orange County, releases the following statement in response to the proposed $479 million bond for the Santa Ana Unified School District:
“Recently, the Santa Ana School Board has proposed putting a bond on the ballot in the November election. In order to do so, a resolution to place the bond on the ballot will go before the Santa Ana School Board this month. This proposed bond would be for a staggering $479 million and would require only a simple majority to pass. This unnecessary bond represents nothing more than a tax increase on the citizens of Santa Ana. In the meantime, the school board is spending thousands of dollars of taxpayer money to get this ballot measure passed. Continue reading
Santa Ana Police Department
Victim/Deceased: Erik Montes (27) Santa Ana
On Thursday, July 5, 2018, at 5:18 AM, police officers from the Santa Ana Police Department responded to reports of a traffic collision at 5th Street and the riverbed overpass.
Upon arrival, officers discovered a sports utility vehicle on 5th Street west of the riverbed where it came to rest following a collision. Officers found the unidentified driver, a Hispanic male in his late 20’s, unresponsive behind the wheel. Continue reading