Orange Boy Scout Troop 850 is in a real bind after someone stole their truck and trailer early yesterday morning right before they were supposed to leave on an annual camping trip, according to the Orange Police Department.
The trailer (CA plate 4PS8194)was attached to a gray Ford F250 which was also stolen (CA plate DP641LE). Continue reading
Robert Weirick, a 35-year-old man, was arrested at a storage facility on Wednesday morning, Jan. 31, on suspicion of stealing a $10,000 bicycle and a car – which, officials said, he used to ram two police vehicles, according to the O.C. Register.
Weirick drew the attention of the Irvine Police Department when he allegedly stole a high-end bicycle. The Irvine Police got a tip on Wednesday morning that Weirick was in a stolen vehicle. Continue reading
Santa Ana Police Department
A robbery suspect attempted to steal by force a twelve pack of beer and fought with the clerk. The suspect threw several beer cans at the clerk, striking him. The suspect ran out of the store and left the location in a green SUV. Continue reading
Irvine Police arrest suspect in storage-unit burglaries, seek possible victims of identity theft
Irvine, Calif. (Nov. 21, 2016) – The Irvine Police Department (IPD) has arrested Lorena Guadalupe Arreguin in connection with a string of storage-unit burglaries and mail thefts that have occurred from May through November of this year.
Arreguin and at least two other suspects are believed to have stolen mail from North Tustin, Newport Beach, Laguna Woods and Costa Mesa. The suspects are further accused of using other people’s identities to obtain storage units, then committing burglaries at those locations. The suspects have taken paperwork including bills, credit cards and more, and have attempted to open credit accounts using the stolen information. There have been more than 20 such storage-unit burglaries in Irvine, Santa Ana and possibly other cities. Continue reading
At about 7:30 PM last night, an unidentified victim was in a vehicle with some friends in the area of 1100 North English when three gang member suspects approached them. Two of the suspects opened the doors to the car and attempted to take the victim’s personal property, according to the SAPD’s Case Number 16-24510.
After a brief struggle, one of the suspects shot the victim. The victim sustained a gunshot wound to the lower extremity. As the victim drove away the suspect(s) continued shooting at the vehicle. The victim was admitted into a local hospital in serious condition. Continue reading
The truck is a white U-Haul type box truck that is emblazoned with the store’s name (Fiesta Party Rentals) and information is painted on all three sides. Their our phone number is also displayed on top of the cabin. It’s a one-cabin truck that is slightly old and aged. Continue reading
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Tuesday, July 5, 2016
SANTA ANA, California – A Garden Grove man who worked for the United States Postal Service for more than two decades appeared in federal court this morning after agreeing to plead guilty to stealing from the mail and selling at least 6,240 credit cards.
Chinh Vuong, 48, was summonsed into federal court this morning. Continue reading
The Beaumont family was moving from California to Arizona but when they spent the night at the La Quinta Inn in Santa Ana, on Sunday, May 22, their U-Haul truck, containing all their belongings was stolen, according to ABC News.
c/o the Tustin Police Department
In the last four days, we have taken seven reports of wallet thefts from customers shopping at the Marketplace and the District. Victims were targeted at TJ Maxx (both Marketplace and District), Costco (District), Union Market (District), Make It Fit (Marketplace) and Panera Bread (District). Based on video evidence, one male suspect distracted the victim while the second suspect removed the wallet. The stolen credit cards were used at Target (District) and the Apple Store in Costa Mesa. These suspects just struck again approximately 30 minutes ago in the District.
The suspects in the attached photo are from the wallet theft in TJ Maxx at the District. They used the victim’s credit card at Target. We believe these suspects are local based on the amount of crimes committed in Tustin. Please help us get this photo out so we can stop these thieves. if you have any information, please call us at 714-573-3200. Continue reading
Santa Ana Police Department
On February 26, 2016, the Chua Truc Lam Yen Tu Buddhist Temple located at 1924 West 2nd street had two of its Buddhist statues stolen from their property. Surveillance video recorded a female removing two statues (each about 2 feet tall) from a shrine adjacent to the sidewalk in front of the temple. The same female suspect returned to the temple on March 6th, 2016 and stole a third statue. Each statue is valued at $1,000.
After viewing surveillance video, the victim recognized the suspect as the same suspect that was arrested in 2015 for vandalizing another temple. The victim remembered the media coverage from the previous incident and searched the Internet for the story. Continue reading
Westley Alvarez , a 27-year-old man with a prior conviction, pleaded guilty Wednesday to multiple felonies charging him with shooting another man with a pellet gun before leading police on a chase through several Orange County cities, according to the O.C. Register.
Alvarez got into an argument on Sept. 26, 2015, with another man that he knew from their Santa Ana neighborhood, according to the SAPD.
The victim thought that Alvarez had broken into his car earlier and he asked him if he did. The defendant reacted by getting out of a vehicle that he had stolen, retrieving a BB gun from the vehicle’s trunk, and then shooting the other man with it multiple times from six or seven feet away. Continue reading
Santa Ana Police Department
Advisory: SAPD Detectives Arrest Former Office Manager For Theft Of $511,000 in Company Funds
Arrested: Young Ah Kim (47) Cypress
Booking Charges: CPC 487 Grand Theft and CPC 471 Falsifying/Altering Business Records
Young Ah Kim from Cypress, CA was employed as the office manager for California Systems, a computer component retailer, in 2006. Kim was responsible for maintaining customer accounts and was fired in 2012 for job performance issues.
California Systems conducted an audit and discovered that in November of 2011, Kim began embezzling money from the company. Kim would collect checks from clients and falsified the client’s account to show that it was paid. Using a forged document showing she was authorized to cash checks for the company, Kim cashed checks in excess of $500,000 over an eight month period. Continue reading
Irvine Police Department Press Release
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, PRESS RELEASE: 03-09-15
Contact : Farrah Emami, Public Information Officer, 949-724-7112, FEmami@cityofirvine.org
IRVINE, CA – The Irvine Police Department (IPD) is seeking the public’s help identifying and locating a suspect, who carjacked a victim in a parking structure.
The suspect is described as a female, Hispanic, age 20’s, 5’2” tall and 130 pounds. She was wearing a navy blue hooded sweatshirt and jeans.
Shortly before 6:00 p.m., the suspect approached a female victim, who was sitting in a vehicle with the windows closed in a parking lot on the 17000 block on Von Karman Avenue. The suspect confronted the victim and attempted to carjack her by ordering her out of the car, but the victim refused and the suspect fled. Continue reading
Joseph Hawa, an artist at the Santora Arts Building, in Downtown Santa Ana, since 1999, lost eight to 10 paintings in a burglary. Hawa said that he discovered the theft Wednesday, and guessed that it may have taken place on Monday night or Tuesday, according to the O.C. Register. He said the paintings were worth about $25,000 to $30,000.