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Former UCI Board of Directors member sentenced to 170 years to life for molesting three girls

SANTA ANA, Calif. – A Laguna Niguel girls softball parent volunteer and former member of the University of California, Irvine Board of Directors was sentenced to 170 years to life today for molesting three young girls at his home. On October 15, 2019, a jury convicted Glen Thomas Kauffman, 55, of Laguna Niguel of six…

The Irvine Police will conduct a DUI checkpoint on Friday night

Irvine, Calif. (November 21, 2019) – The Irvine Police Department (IPD) will conduct a sobriety checkpoint as part of the Department’s continued commitment to reducing injuries and deaths caused by impaired drivers. The checkpoint will be conducted Friday, Nov. 22, from 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. in the area of Culver Drive and Alton Parkway.…

OCFA heavy fire equipment operator charged with felony animal cruelty

SANTA ANA, Calif. – An Orange County Fire Authority heavy fire equipment operator has been charged with felony animal cruelty for shooting his dog to death and disposing of the animal’s body in a dumpster in his fire station in Irvine. Ryan John Monteleone, 44, of Menifee, was arrested by Irvine police on October 17,…

Five UCI fraternity members charged in connection with alcohol poisoning death of an under aged frat brother

SANTA ANA, Calif. – Five members of a University of California, Irvine fraternity have been charged in connection with the alcohol poisoning death of a fellow under aged fraternity member after a party in January. Zavier Larenz Brown, now 21, Jonathan Anephi Vu, now 22, Mohamed Ibragim Kharaev, now 21, Caleb Gavin Valleroy, now 20,…