Sun. Apr 14th, 2024

Today, April 2, right before noon, a police officer saw an individual walking by a school campus and contacted him near the 2700 block of Fairview, according to the Costa Mesa Police Department.

During the contact, it was discovered that the man had a loaded handgun in his possession. Due to the proximity of nearby schools, Orange Coast College campus security was notified as was the Newport-Mesa Unified School District.

Jacob Brydenthal, 32, Garden Grove, was promptly arrested for being a felon in possession of a firearm and having a firearm in close proximity to a school.

There is no indication that the arrestee intended any acts of violence on either campus.

Brydenthal can now ponder his mistakes at the Orange County Jail.

By Editor

The New Santa Ana blog has been covering news, events and politics in Santa Ana since 2009.

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