NEWS, FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contacts: Lt. Jeff Hallock, 714.904.7042, JHallock@ocsd.org; Carrie Braun, 714.647.1848, CBraun@ocsd.org
Mail Theft Suspects Arrested Following Vehicle Pursuit
LAGUNA HILLS, Calif. (December 18, 2015) – On Friday, December 18, 2015, Orange County Sheriff’s deputies arrested David Brown, 45, Anaheim, Jessie Brown, 55, Anaheim, and Corey Richardson, 22, Anaheim, following an almost two-hour pursuit through Orange and Los Angeles counties. The suspects were arrested after they fled on foot following termination of a vehicle pursuit in the City of Downey.
At approximately 2:30 p.m., Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to the 25000 block of Buckboard Lane after neighbors reported seeing two male subjects taking mail from their mailboxes. The informants described the subject’s vehicle as a silver compact vehicle. The Sheriff’s Department’s airship “Duke” responded to the area with patrol units and immediately located a silver 2011 Honda Civic leaving the area. The vehicle, driven by David Brown, was travelling at a high rate of speed on Alicia Parkway towards the Interstate 5 freeway. Deputies attempted a traffic stop of the vehicle; however, the vehicle accelerated and a pursuit ensued. Continue reading
ORANGE COUNTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY PRESS RELEASE
Date: July 31, 2015
SANTA ANA, Calif. – The Orange County District Attorney’s Office (OCDA) convicted five men in July 2015 of agreeing to engage in prostitution. The defendants in these cases approached a woman whom they believed to be a prostitute in areas known for prostitution and human trafficking in Orange County. Each of the defendants below agreed to engage in commercial sex with a woman and were subsequently arrested by law enforcement.
- Dean Gilbert Chance, 52, Huntington Beach. Pleaded guilty to one misdemeanor count of agreeing to engage in prostitution with a prior conviction for one misdemeanor count of agreeing to engage in prostitution in 2012. Accepted a court offer of 45 days in jail, three years of informal probation, and must submit to AIDS testing and education.
- Kianoush Moghtaderzadeh Hosseini, 41, Irvine. Was convicted by a jury of one misdemeanor count of agreeing to engage in prostitution. Sentencing scheduled for Aug. 10, 2015.
- Saul Rivera Mendoza, 33, Anaheim. Pleaded guilty to one misdemeanor count of agreeing to engage in prostitution. Ten days of CalTrans in lieu of jail, three years of informal probation, must submit to AIDS testing and education, and must provide a DNA sample.
- Derick Paul Penner, 32, Garden Grove. Pleaded guilty to one misdemeanor count of agreeing to engage in prostitution. Accepted a court offer of ten days of voluntary community service in lieu of jail, three years of informal probation, and must submit to AIDS testing and education.
- Damian Santos Zamudio, 38, Santa Ana. Pleaded guilty to one misdemeanor count of agreeing to engage in prostitution. Thirty days of CalTrans in lieu of jail, three years of informal probation, must submit to AIDS testing and education, and must provide a DNA sample.
Dean of Trinity Law School receives rare honor
The Dean of Trinity Law School, Myron Steeves, was the fifth recipient of the Global Leadership Award from the U.S.- Korea Law Foundation at the July 25 “K-Law Day” held in Irvine, California at KIA Motors America. The award is given to those individuals that the US-Korea Law Foundation believes has shown exemplary dedication to developing comprehensive U.S. exchange program for Korean jurists and law students and businessmen; providing U.S.-Korea law classes as well as conferences, research, and other services specializing in US-Korea legal matters; developing job placement for lawyers and legal professionals in U.S. and Korea; and establishing a collection of literary material related to Korean law.
Since 2012, the award has been given to four other individuals including Woo-Jung Shim, Senior Public Prosecutor (Republic of Korea); Hon. Steven S. Choi, Ph.D., Mayor, The City of Irvine; Hon. Chulwhan We, Esq., President, Korean Bar Association; Eric G. Enlow, Esq., Dean, Handong International Law School; and Susan B. Myers, Esq., Director, Associate General Counsel, Hyundai Capital America. Continue reading
Irvine Police Department Press Release
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, PRESS RELEASE: 06-06-2015
Contact : Farrah Emami, Public Information Officer, Irvine Police Department, 949-724-7112, email@example.com
Irvine, CA – The victim in a homicide case being investigated by the Irvine Police Department (IPD) has been identified as 19-year-old Octavio Jesus Alcala of Santa Ana.
On the morning of June 5, 2015, employees arriving to work at a construction site in the area of Wolf Trail and Orchard Hills located a deceased adult male, later identified as Alcala. The victim was located face-down in a remote, graded construction area that does not have any buildings. The construction workers called 911 and IPD responded to the scene. Continue reading
The Tustin Police responded to the 3090 block of Edinger Ave., in reference to an attempted carjacking, on March 9, at around 7:09 pm.
The female suspect in that crime was suspected to have committed previous carjackings in Costa Mesa and in Irvine. Detectives from the Tustin Police Department identified the suspect using forensic evidence left at the Tustin crime scene.
On March 12, Santa Ana resident Jocelyn Cano, 21-years-old, was arrested by Tustin Dectives, without incident, at a residence in Santa Ana. Continue reading
NEWS, FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contacts: Lt. Jeff Hallock, 714.904.7042, JHallock@ocsd.org/Emily Osterberg, 714.647.1840, EOsterberg@ocsd.org
SPECIAL BULLETIN: MISSING PERSON / ATTEMPT TO IDENTIFY
- NAME: ALONSO, Erica Melissa – 3/26/87
- DESCRIPTION: Female, Hispanic, 5’3”, 110 lbs., long Brown hair, brown eyes
- CLOTHING: Unknown
- VEHICLE: 2014 Honda Civic EX, white, 4-door, CA License #7FSS563
- LAST CONTACT: Sunday, February 15 @ 4:00 a.m.
Clerk-Recorder to Offer Expanded Saturday Hours for Upcoming Valentine’s Day
Orange County Clerk-Recorder Hugh Nguyen is making it easier for couples to get married this Valentine’s Day. The Old County Courthouse in Santa Ana and the department’s branch offices in Fullerton and Laguna Hills will be open to the public from 8:00 am to 3:00 pm on Saturday, February 14, 2015.
Appointments are filling up fast for couples wishing to be married on Valentine’s Day at the Clerk Recorder’s offices. Couples are encouraged to make an appointment for a civil wedding ceremony due to the popularity of this day. Appointments can be made by visiting our website at www.ocrecorder.com and using the online appointment system. Walk-ins will be accommodated based on availability of ceremony rooms. Continue reading
Santa Ana Police Department
Victim: Mansour Alhazawbar (21) Irvine
Summary: On 1/19/15, at 12:10 AM, Mansour Alhazawbar a 21 year old male called the Santa Ana Police Department from his cell phone stating he had been shot. He was located by officers in the 500 block of South Maxine sitting in the driver seat of his vehicle. He had sustained a single gunshot wound to the upper torso. The victim was treated at the scene by the OCFA Paramedics and transported to UCI Medical Center for treatment. Continue reading
NEWS, FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contacts: Lt. Jeff Hallock, 714.904.7042, JHallock@ocsd.org; Emily Osterberg, 714.647.1840, EOsterberg@ocsd.org
GAME PLAN FOR SUPERBOWL SUNDAY: ARE YOU DRINKING AND DRIVING?
Fans Don’t Let Fans Drive Drunk
SANTA ANA, Calif. (January 30, 2015) – On Super Bowl Sunday, February 1, 2015, there will be lots of game day socializing that may include drinking. The California Office of Traffic Safety, Sheriff, Police and the CHP are urging football fans to choose sides now: drinking OR driving. If you plan on drinking on Super Bowl Sunday, designate a sober driver to get you home safely.
The Fans Don’t Let Fans Drive Drunk campaign encourages people to make plans ahead of time that will prevent them from getting behind the wheel of a vehicle after drinking. Everyone should be mindful that if you’re taking medication, whether prescription or over-the-counter, drinking even small amounts of alcohol can greatly intensify the impairment effects. Driving impaired could result in injury or death for you or others on the road. Continue reading