Sat. Oct 1st, 2022

It is hard to fathom how much crime happens in Santa Ana on a regular basis. There were 538 crimes reported in our city this week, from Monday, January 25, 2016 through today, by CrimeMapping.



The crimes included 12 Assaults with Deadly Weapons and Shootings at Occupied Dwellings:

  • Assault/Deadly Weapon – 600 BLOCK N MAIN ST Santa Ana Police 1/26/2016 08:16 PM
  • Assault/Deadly Weapon – 3000 BLOCK W EDINGER AV Santa Ana Police 1/26/2016 03:46 PM
  • Assault/Deadly Weapon – 400 BLOCK E CHESTNUT AV Santa Ana Police 1/26/2016 06:20 PM
  • Assault/Deadly Weapon – 1000 BLOCK N TUSTIN AV Santa Ana Police 1/26/2016 09:45 PM
  • Assault/Deadly Weapon – 2900 BLOCK W MCFADDEN AV Santa Ana Police 1/27/2016 08:35 PM
  • Assault/Deadly Weapon 2016-02609 S GRAND AV / E 1ST ST Santa Ana Police 1/28/2016 07:16 AM
  • Assault/Deadly Weapon 2016-02422 400 BLOCK N GRAND AV Santa Ana Police 1/26/2016 06:56 AM
  • Assault/Deadly Weapon – 1000 BLOCK W CIVIC CENTER DR Santa Ana Police 1/25/2016 06:45 PM
  • Assault/Deadly Weapon 2016-02347 E 4TH ST / N POINSETTIA ST Santa Ana Police 1/25/2016 01:06 PM
  • Assault/Deadly Weapon 2016-02635 700 BLOCK N FAIRVIEW ST Santa Ana Police 1/28/2016 12:48 PM
  • Shooting at Occupied Dwelling 2016-02677 300 BLOCK S BIRCH ST Santa Ana Police 1/28/2016 09:09 PM
  • Shooting At Occupied Dwelling 2016-02701 W RUSSELL AV / S OLIVE ST Santa Ana Police 1/29/2016 02:18 AM

There were also 7 Disturbing the Peace/Noise/Fight incidents (all classified under the Weapons category):

  • Disturbing Peace/Noise/Fight 2016-02473 1100 BLOCK S BROADWAY Santa Ana Police 1/26/2016 03:11 PM
  • Disturbing Peace/Noise/Fight 2016-02766 1700 BLOCK N SPURGEON ST Santa Ana Police 1/30/2016 01:28 AM
  • Disturbing Peace/Noise/Fight 2016-02647 2000 BLOCK N BRISTOL ST Santa Ana Police 1/28/2016 03:01 PM
  • Disturbing Peace/Noise/Fight 2016-02643 600 BLOCK S SULLIVAN ST Santa Ana Police 1/28/2016 05:32 PM
  • Disturbing Peace/Noise/Fight 2016-02842 2500 BLOCK W 1ST ST Santa Ana Police 1/31/2016 02:20 AM
  • Disturbing Peace/Noise/Fight 2016-02652 1100 BLOCK S BRISTOL ST Santa Ana Police 1/28/2016 06:37 PM
  • Disturbing Peace/Noise/Fight 2016-02653 1100 BLOCK S BRISTOL ST Santa Ana Police 1/28/2016 06:37 PM

And 15 Weapons Reports:

  • Weapons Reports – 100 BLOCK S SYCAMORE ST Santa Ana Police 1/30/2016 11:17 PM
  • Weapons Reports – 900 BLOCK S CORTA DR Santa Ana Police 1/29/2016 09:40 AM
  • Weapons Reports – N FRENCH ST / E WASHINGTON AV Santa Ana Police 1/31/2016 03:02 AM
  • Weapons Reports – 200 BLOCK S SHANNON ST Santa Ana Police 1/29/2016 03:02 PM
  • Weapons Reports – 2500 BLOCK W 1ST ST Santa Ana Police 1/30/2016 04:03 PM
  • Weapons Reports – 1200 BLOCK W BROOK ST Santa Ana Police 1/29/2016 10:20 PM
  • Weapons Reports – 2800 BLOCK W 1ST ST Santa Ana Police 1/25/2016 03:17 AM
  • Weapons Reports – S FAIRVIEW ST / W 1ST ST Santa Ana Police 1/26/2016 09:08 PM
  • Weapons Reports 2016-02395 1200 BLOCK S PACIFIC AV Santa Ana Police 1/26/2016 12:53 AM
  • Weapons Reports – W 1ST ST / S SULLIVAN ST Santa Ana Police 1/31/2016 03:08 AM
  • Weapons Reports – N ROSS ST / W WASHINGTON AV Santa Ana Police 1/27/2016 01:24 AM
  • Weapons Reports – W PINE ST / S FLOWER ST Santa Ana Police 1/30/2016 03:44 PM
  • Weapons Reports – W CHESTNUT AV / S FLOWER ST Santa Ana Police 1/31/2016 03:11 AM
  • Weapons Reports – W WASHINGTON AV / N DAISY AV Santa Ana Police 1/30/2016 03:28 AM
  • Weapons Reports – N FLOWER ST / W CIVIC CENTER DR Santa Ana Police 1/31/2016 03:07 AM

There were 18 DUIs reported as well. Car accidents are not reported but you can only imagine how dangerous our roads are with all of these drunk drivers! Do you remember the stink that Councilman David Benavides made about letting bars in town stay open until 4 a.m.?  What was he thinking?

There were even two Arson incidents reported. It would appear that January ended on a very bad note in Santa Ana.

Don’t expect to hear any updates about this from our Santa Ana City Council. Even the O.C. Register fails to report most of this crime – much of which is gang-related.

Fortunately several of our Council Members are up for re-election in November, including Roman Reyna, Angie Amezcua and Vince Sarmiento. I can’t imagine any good reason to vote for any of them. We need change in this city, particularly Council Members who will at least acknowledge that our city is in the grip of a very disturbing crime wave.

By Editor

Art Pedroza started Orange County's first political blog, the Orange Juice, back in 2003. He now publishes the top civic blog in Orange County - New Santa Ana, plus other blogs including New Anaheim, New Fullerton and the Irvine News Blog, as well as the OC Politics Blog.

5 thoughts on “538 crimes were reported from Jan. 25 through today in Santa Ana”
  1. Wow, all these abberations and anomalies seem a concerted effort by some to undermine the important Art programs going on in our city. Why focus on the negative, how about a story about young gang members from Chicano’s United doing a puppet show or silent play.

    We don’t need law and order admin, we need to have the police stop enforcing the law completely and deliver food and crayons to the people.

  2. Yea, start with gang injunctions, specifically targeting ONLY documented gang members. Then you will see how crime goes down.

  3. On the flip side you have the police harassing youth in the skate park which is one of the only free recreational activities for youth that keeps our young men getting being involved in Gangs. As they spend this time breaking up and limiting positive recreational activities these youth left in utter frustration and growing hatred toward police become the perfect antagonists in a city out of balance.

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