Santa Ana Police Department Advisory: Santa Ana Police make arrest in Vehicular Manslaughter case from 1-10-2013
On 01-10-13 at 6:38 AM, officers responded to a report of a male pedestrian (Miguel Chavez Ceja, 75 years old) lying in the roadway in the area of Orange Avenue and Stanford Street. The officers located an adult male pedestrian who had been struck by an unknown vehicle, which fled the scene. Paramedics responded to find the pedestrian had succumbed to his injuries at the scene.
Further investigation based on the roadway evidence at the scene, revealed that a dark blue, early model BMW 740iL may have been the vehicle involved. This information was passed on to the local media for distribution.
On 01-12-13 at 9:53 AM, a citizen saw a dark blue BMW 740iL at the intersection of First Street and Grand Avenue with consistent damage. The citizen followed the BMW until officers arrived in the area and stopped the vehicle near the intersection of Main Street and Columbine Avenue. A closer inspection of the BMW showed damage consistent with the debris that was recovered at the scene on the date of the collision.
The driver, identified as Victor Manuel Arredondo Anaya, was detained and transported to the station on suspicion of the fatal hit and run. A passenger, who was with Anaya at the time, also went to the police station voluntarily. Statements were obtained by both occupants. The passenger was released without action. Victor Anaya was booked at the Santa Ana Jail for Vehicular Manslaughter, felony Hit ans Run, and driving on a license suspended for DUI. A filing with then Orange County District Attorney’s Office is pending.
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17 thoughts on “SAPD arrests suspect in hit and run manslaughter case”
Too bad we don’t have more of those DUI / DL checks going on. It would have been nice if this Mr Anaya was caught at a check point and his car taken away before he could kill that old man.
I have seen the statistics. Very few drunk drivers get caught at checkpoints.
That white lady that was drunk and who killed a young Latinas few months ago was caught by a brave immigrant who used her car to block her path.
the driver was driving without a valid license. That was my point. Your prior points were that these DUI stops don’t catch DUI’s but people without DL’s.
Was he? I didn’t see that in the news reports. I think this investigation is still developing. Isn’t it too early to start blaming immigrants?
Yes he was, it says so in the story you posted. Nowhere did cook imply that he was an immigrant. Infact he pointed out that he is a resident.
His first comment was vague. Here it is to refresh your memory: Too bad we don’t have more of those DUI / DL checks going on. It would have been nice if this Mr Anaya was caught at a check point and his car taken away before he could kill that old man.
I fail to see what is vague about that. If he would have gone through a checkpoint, he would have had his car inpounded because he was driving on a suspended license. The only person that brought up immigrants is you.
Big if. The checkpoints don’t work. This guy was caught because a resident reported him.
The stats you posted prove they result in arrests and impounds. Clearly they do work.
Just because they don’t work to a degree that you feel is acceptable, does not take away from the fact that they result in arrests.
The facts show that increasing patrols is more cost effective than setting up checkpoints that don’t work.
“felony Hit ans Run, and driving on a license suspended for DUI”
That means he did not have a license.
And because his license was suspended, that means he is US citizen or legal resident.
And let it be noted that he was caught because of a tip by a resident – not because of a checkpoint.
He got caught “after the fact” by a tip.
Check points offer “before the fact” and the future victims get to live.
I took the time to visit the police and looked at the stats. The checkpoints simply don’t work. They exist to give overtime pay to cops.
There are no stats on the lives saved by good police work.
So you can’t compare the successes of the check points, unless you want to compare death rates in Santa Ana before and after a point in time.
If you do that, you will see that the yearly death toll is less now than even a few years ago and still on a downward trend.
Clearly you need to read this post again: http://newsantaana.com/2010/03/10/a-closer-look-at-the-santa-ana-police-departments-dui-checkpoints/
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