Wed. Oct 5th, 2022
Michael Tovar

On November 28, 2021, just after midnight, Orange Police Department officers responded to the 2000 block of East Fairway Drive after receiving calls about a disturbance.



Upon their arrival they located a male adult lying on the sidewalk suffering from a single gunshot wound. The victim, later identified as 39-year-old Michael Tovar from Anaheim, was pronounced deceased at the scene.

On November 28, at 4:00 p.m., detectives from the Orange Police Department arrested 21-year-old Joseph Andrew Ruelas from Santa Ana for the murder.

Ruelas was booked at Orange County Jail. This investigation is on going and anyone with information is encouraged to call Detective Matt Moss at 714-744-7455.

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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.

15 thoughts on “Santa Ana man arrested for the fatal shooting of a man in Anaheim”
    1. I STRONGLY “AGREE”…!! Veronica Garcia should also be in custody for orchestrating this horrific devastating & malicious tragedy. Veronica needs to be accountable for what she’s done..!!

      1. VERONICA GARCIA SHOULD BE HELD GUILTY OF ORGANIZING THE HOMICIDE OF THE ONE AND ONLY MICHAEL TOVAR.
        AND GUILTY FOR BEING SUCH Awful EXAME OF HUMAN BEING TO HER KIDS

  1. If you know Veronica Garcia was behind this this, I hope you call the detective. It would be a shame to have Ruelas take the blame for it…

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