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Riverside County Sheriff’s Department



Press Release: 01/06/15

File Number: ES150050003

Incident Location: 1100 Block of Arapaho Street, Santa Ana

Fugitive Apprehension

Deputies assigned to the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department, Special Enforcement Bureau’s, Fugitive Warrant Enforcement Team (FWET), which is part of the Pacific Southwest Regional Fugitive Taskforce, initiated an investigation to locate and apprehend Eddrans Ortega-Hernandez.

Hernandez was wanted on a $3,000,000 warrant reference four counts of lewd acts with a child under 14. The alleged crimes occurred in Moreno Valley over a four year period from 2004 to 2008 and involved two separate victims. He also had a no-bail warrant out of Orange County for drug possession.

After an extensive investigation, FWET gathered intelligence that revealed Hernandez was hiding in the city of Santa Ana. On 01/05/2015, FWET conducted surveillance in Santa Ana and observed Hernandez leaving a residence in the 1100 block of Arapaho Street. Hernandez was subsequently contacted and arrested without incident at a nearby business.

During the arrest, Hernandez was found to be in possession of methamphetamine. Santa Ana P.D. took custody of Hernandez and booked him into the Orange County Jail for the outstanding warrants as well as possession of methamphetamine.

Anyone with information on this case is encouraged to call Master Investigator Edward Vargas at the Moreno Valley Sheriff’s Station by calling (951) 486-6700

Citizens may also submit an anonymous tip using the Sheriff’s CrimeTips online form.

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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.

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