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The Irvine police arrested a suspect on mail theft and DUI charges

Last night at 12:30 a.m., an alert resident contacted the Irvine Police Department to report an individual stealing mail from community mailboxes in the Portola area. IPD Officers responded and located the suspect’s vehicle using directions from the witness. Officers stopped the suspect and determined he was driving under the influence of drugs. 35-year-old Joshua…

Suspect arrested by the Irvine police after a fatal DUI crash

Pedro Pantoja Jr., a 29-year-old, was arrested by the Irvine Police on Sunday, April 18, after he was involved in a fatal car crash which he fled from eventually causing a second crash in Irvine. The first crash happened at about 8:45 a.m. at the 2800 block of Park Ave., near the Costco at the…

The Irvine police arrested three mail theft suspects in two separate cases

IRVINE, Calif. (April 13, 2021) – Yesterday afternoon, IPD officers arrested 35-year-old Joshua Thompson for stealing mail in the area of Portola and Arrowhead. This morning, 27-year-old Oscar Cruz-Guzman and 29-year-old Emily Hernandez were arrested for mail theft in the area of Montanas Este and San Joaquin. Yesterday, shortly after 3:00 p.m., witnesses observed an…

Irvine man faces hate crime charges after attacking a woman in Tustin

On April 11, 2021 at approximately 10:42 am, Tustin Police officers were dispatched to the 1600 block of Valencia Avenue regarding a possible assault and battery. Officers contacted the victim and confirmed she had been assaulted by the suspect. The victim informed officers the suspect made racial comments and punched her in the stomach. During…