There were 27 crimes reported in Santa Ana on Friday, August 30, 2013, by our friends at CrimeMapping. These crimes included one DUI and one robbery of a person at East 3rd St. and North Bush.
Here is our latest Daily Santa Ana Crime Report:
Every time we post articles about the crime in Santa Ana we get negative comments – some of these anonymous comments are so awful that I have to delete them, from folks who are upset that we are “making Santa Ana look bad.”
So what are we to make of this latest report from the Santa Ana Police Department? They are looking for a group of suspects who brutally attacked and robbed two men in separate attacks in Santa Ana last week. Detectives said in the first assault, which happened before dawn Aug. 18 at West 5th and Forest, four robbers nearly killed a man over $26 in his pocket, according to CBS News. Continue reading→
There were 24 crimes reported in Santa Ana on Wednesday, August 28, 2013, by our friends at CrimeMapping. These included a shotoing at the 500 block of East Chestnut and two Kidnap Attempts.
Here is our latest Daily Santa Ana Crime report: Continue reading→
Santa Ana Police Department Advisory: Santa Ana Police Department will be conducting a DUI/Drivers License checkpoint on Saturday, August 31st, 2013
SANTA ANA POLICE STEP UP DUI ENFORCEMENT
The Santa Ana Police Department will be conducting a DUI/Drivers License checkpoint on Saturday, August 31st, 2013. It will begin at 7:30PM and is scheduled to conclude at 1:30AM. It will be conducted in the area of 400 S. Fairview Street, in the City of Santa Ana. Continue reading→
A friend of mine runs a small business in Downtown Santa Ana, over at what they now call the East End Promenade. The other day he saw a drug dealer working nearby so my friend called the Downtown security guards and they came over and rousted the guy. Before long the drug dealer was back so this time my friend called the police. They knew nothing about any of this. And the truth dawned on my friend – the security guards in the Downtown are not passing their reports along to the Santa Ana Police Department.
Why should they? They report directly to Ryan Chase, the son of Downtown Santa Ana landlord Irv Chase. So of course they don’t give their reports to the police – but what this means is that the Santa Ana Police Department’s crime statistics are way off. Most of the incidents going on in Downtown Santa Ana, at night, are not being reported to the cops. The Downtown Inc. crowd is essentially cooking the crime books. Continue reading→
SADP Advisory: Follow-up Santa Ana Vehicle vs Ped Fatal Hit and Run Arrest On 8-27-2013 at 5:13 , A male adult pedestrian was crossing the street outside of a crosswalk in the 500 block of South Euclid Street when he was struck by a vehicle travelling northbound. The motorist who struck the pedestrian fled the scene and drove to his residence. The pedestrian was pronounced dead at the accident scene.
Acting on the advice of family members, the motorist telephoned our police department and reported the incident approximately 20 minutes after the collision. Responding traffic investigators interviewed the motorist and arrested him for Felony Hit and Run causing death. Continue reading→
Orange County District Attorney Press Release
For Immediate Release, Case # 13CF2599: August 27, 2013
SANTA ANA – A speeding driver has been charged with killing two people by crashing into their car after running through a stop sign in Santa Ana. Jorge Ocampo, 21, Santa Ana, is charged with two felony counts of vehicular manslaughter with gross negligence, one felony count of hit and run with permanent injury or death, one misdemeanor count of driving without a valid license, and sentencing enhancements for causing great bodily injury. If convicted, he faces a maximum sentence of 20 years in state prison. Ocampo is being held on $100,000 bail and is expected to be arraigned today, Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2013, in Department CJ-1, Central Jail, Santa Ana. The time is to be determined. Continue reading→
There were 36 crimes reported in Santa Ana on Sunday, August 25, 2013, according to our friends at CrimeMapping. These included four DUIs and ten acts of Domestic Violence!
Here is our latest Daily Santa Ana Crime Report: Continue reading→
Santa Ana police officers approached a man near the Dyer Road overpass and the 55 Freeway early Sunday morning, fearing he was about to jump. They say that’s when the man, who was only dressed in a T-shirt and shorts, bolted back and forth across the freeway lanes, which ended up being closed by the CHP, according to ABC News.
Police made contact with the man, but he refused to cooperate, according to Santa Ana police officers. There was a confrontation and struggle between the man and police, according to KTLA. Continue reading→
A documented gang member, Jorge Ocampo, 21, was being held Saturday in connection with a deadly hit-and-run car crash in Santa Ana. He turned himself in to authorities late Friday evening, according to KTLA.
Ocampo was booked on suspicion of two counts of vehicular manslaughter, felony hit-and-run and being an unlicensed driver, according to the SAPD. He was allegedly behind the wheel of a speeding black Audi that ran a stop sign and broadsided a blue Nissan making a left turn at the intersection of Cabrillo Park Drive and Fruit Street around 10:43 a.m. Friday, according to the Los Angeles Times. Continue reading→