A suspect stole an OCTA shuttle bus in Irvine on Thursday night and led Irvine police officers on an approximately half-hour chase that ended with a crash into a guardrail on a freeway in Costa Mesa, according to NBC.
Irvine, Calif. (May 16, 2018) – The Irvine Police Department has arrested a violin teacher who is accused of felony sexual misconduct with a child from 2005-2007. Peter Kwon, 32, was taken into custody Wednesday at 11:55 a.m. outside his Irvine home.
At the time of the crimes, Kwon taught violin lessons out of his home. His victim, Jane Doe, was an 8-year-old student when the abuse began. Jane Doe came forward to Irvine Police detectives last month and an investigation was initiated. Kwon was arrested for lewd acts with a child under age 14 and digital penetration of a child under age 10. Police believe there is at least one other victim. Continue reading
Irvine, Calif. (May 16, 2018) – A woman has died and three others were injured after a vehicle struck the pedestrians Wednesday night in the area of Ridgeline and Turtle Rock in Irvine.
The Irvine Police Department and Orange County Fire Authority responded to the scene at approximately 8 p.m. The pedestrians who were struck are family members: a male adult, female adult, female teenager and male teenager. The identities of the victims are not yet being released. Three were transported to area hospitals by ground while one was transported by medical helicopter. The adult female was pronounced dead after 9 p.m. The injuries of the other three victims are described as serious. Continue reading
Aspenn Jones, a 19-year-old Rialto man, pleaded guilty Monday to a string of burglaries in Irvine and was sentenced to four years in prison, according to court records, according to the O.C. Register.
Jones has admitted to committing at least 10 recent residential burglaries. His luck finally ran out when he was arrested by the Irvine Police Department after they received a report of a break-in on Reggio Aisle, on September 5, 2017. Continue reading
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Thursday, May 3, 2018
SANTA ANA, California – The CEO of an Irvine-based financial services and insurance company was arrested this morning on federal charges of defrauding about a dozen victims who thought their money was being invested in a certificate of deposit at a major bank.
The scam allegedly run out of Five Star Financial Services of America, LLC targeted the retirement accounts and savings of elderly investors and other vulnerable victims, according to a federal criminal complaint that notes one 70-year-old victim lost nearly all of his $1.6 million investment with Five Star. Continue reading
Sacramento District Attorney Anne Marie Schubert and Sheriff Scott Jones announced that Joseph James DeAngelo, 72, a former police officer in the Sacramento area, was arrested as the prime suspect in the East Area Rapist/Original Nightstalker/Golden State Killer case.
DeAngelo is accused of having committed at least 12 killings and perhaps 50 rapes across California in the 1970s and 1980s, according to KTLA. The atrocities included allegedly killing two victims in Irvine. Manuela Whitthuhn was killed in Irvine in 1981. Five years later in 1986, Janelle Cruz was beaten to death in her parent’s home, in Irvine. Continue reading
Could eight armed robberies of Trader Joe’s stores in Los Angeles and Orange Counties be related? That is what law enforcement investigators are asking after in Long Beach, Los Angeles — including the San Fernando Valley, Irvine and Culver City were all robbed in similar fashion, according to the O.C. Register.
Are our business records vulnerable to cyber threats? Can we maintain operations if something unexpected happens? Get a jump start on your business “to do” list and join the Travelers Institute as they tackle big questions on small business success at this free luncheon. Continue reading
Case # 18HF0486
Date: April 10, 2018
SANTA ANA, Calif. – An 18-year-old man was charged with attempted forcible rape and sexual battery for assaulting female joggers in Irvine.
Defendant: Keenan Al-Sayed Ahmad, 18, Irvine
Charged on April 3, 2018, with the following felony counts: Continue reading
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After Ten Years of Hands-Free Law, Challenges Still Remain
Just Drive: The Cell Phone Can Wait
Ten years after “hands-free” driving became law, drivers are using their cell phones less often… but distracted driving remains a serious safety challenge. April is recognized as National Distracted Driving Awareness Month, and the first week in April is California Teen Safe Driving Week, making this an ideal time for safety advocates to focus their efforts on education and enforcement statewide. Continue reading