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.
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
Case # 18WF0754
Date: April 4, 2018
SANTA ANA, Calif. – Law enforcement is seeking potential additional victims of a water polo coach who was arraigned today for sexually assaulting underage female players during practice sessions in Los Alamitos.
Defendant: Bahram Hojreh, 42, Irvine
Charged on April 2, 2018, with the following counts: Continue reading
Irvine, Calif. (March 28, 2018) – The suspect in an Anaheim Police Department officer involved shooting Tuesday night has been identified as Kenneth John Yamashita-Magarro, 24. Magarro has two no-bail felony warrants in Orange County for drug-related crimes and is on formal probation.
On Tuesday at around 10 p.m., an Anaheim Police Department helicopter was following a black Nissan Altima that was driving erratically and in excess of 100 miles per hour on I-405. The helicopter requested units to respond. Prior to those units arriving, the vehicle crashed on I-405 at Jamboree, near the Von Karman overpass. The suspect fled the vehicle and was located shortly thereafter in the area of Von Karman and Quartz. Continue reading
Irvine, Calif. (March, 28, 2018) – An Anaheim police officer involved shooting occurred Tuesday night in Irvine.
Around 10 p.m., an Anaheim Police Department helicopter was following a vehicle that was driving erratically and in excess of 100 miles per hour on I-405. The helicopter requested units to respond. Prior to those units arriving, the vehicle crashed on I-405 at Jamboree, near the Von Karman overpass. The suspect fled the vehicle and was located shortly thereafter in the area of Von Karman and Quartz. Continue reading
Willy San, a 26-year-old Long Beach man, pleaded guilty on Thursday and was immediately sentenced to 14 years in prison for 14 burglaries and two attempted break-ins from late April through May 2016 in Irvine’s Woodbury neighborhood, according to the O.C. Register.
San’s first burglary that he was charged with was committed on April 28, 2016, and the final break-in was on May 27, 2016. San also accepted sentencing enhancements for aggravated white-collar crime that ranged between $100,000 to $500,000. Continue reading
Irvine Police Department Seeks Suspect in Follow-Home Robbery
Irvine, Calif. (March 1, 2018) – The Irvine Police Department is seeking a suspect and his associate in a robbery that occurred Wednesday night in Irvine.
On Wednesday, February 28, at approximately 6:20 p.m., a female victim was approached as she attempted to open the front door of her residence off Jamboree Road and Champion Way. The suspect ripped a necklace off her neck and fled. The victim had previously been shopping in Artesia, where she saw the suspect, who was accompanied by a female. The necklace stolen from the victim is worth $2,500. Irvine Police Department detectives believe the suspect followed the victim to her Irvine home. Continue reading
Case # 18HF0329
Date: February 28, 2018
SANTA ANA, Calif. – A third-striker parolee was charged today with aggravated assault on a peace officer and carjacking after initiating a pursuit and injuring the K9 that apprehended him.
Defendant: Antonio Padilla Jr., 37, Palm Desert
Charged today with the following counts: Continue reading
Carjacking in Irvine Occurs During Pursuit
Irvine, Calif. (Feb. 26, 2018) – A female Irvine resident was the victim of a carjacking during a pursuit initiated outside of the City on Monday.
On Monday evening, the Santa Ana Police Department informed the Irvine Police Department of a pursuit in which a suspect was driving in and out of Irvine. At approximately 5:40 p.m., the suspect came to a dead end on Rosa Drew. At that time, a female Irvine resident was backing up her black Audi SUV. The suspect exited his vehicle, opened the door of the Audi and pulled the woman from her vehicle. Continue reading