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Irvine YouTube twin pranksters arrested after two fake bank robberies

SANTA ANA, Calif. – Twin brothers who star in YouTube videos featuring pranks on unsuspecting people have been charged with false imprisonment and swatting in connection with a pair of fake bank robberies in Irvine that resulted in their Uber driver being held at gunpoint by police. The Uber driver was not involved in the…

Burglar who targeted a medical group arrested in Irvine

Fountain Valley, July 30 – On July 22, 2020, Fountain Valley Police Department Officers responded to Memorial Care, located in the 17900 Block of Brookhurst Street, where they took a report reference a commercial burglary. The initial investigation revealed a male suspect, later identified as Mitchell Starbuck, a 36-year-old resident of Huntington Beach, pried a…

A kidnapping suspect arrested in Irvine died at the O.C. jail yesterday

SANTA ANA, Ca. (July 16, 2020) –At approximately 8:40 a.m. today, an inmate housed at the Intake Release Center in Santa Ana was pronounced deceased at a local hospital. The inmate, a 50 year old man, was found unresponsive in his cell the morning of Monday July 13, 2020.  Deputies immediately rendered medical aid and…

A man and his dog carjacked a Caltrans truck and crashed it at John Wayne Airport

The Irvine Police Department arrested 31-year-old Erik Baumle after he carjacked a Caltrans truck on Thursday, July 16, by tossing a large dog into the passenger seat of the vehicle, which was at the Boomer’s parking lot located off of Harvard and Michelson. A Caltrans worker was sitting in his work vehicle when his passenger…