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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…

Irvine man tried to avenge crimes against Asians by kidnapping and trying to sexually assault a woman

Irvine, Calif. (April 9, 2021) – Last night, Irvine Police arrested 37-year-old Michael Sangbong Rhee for kidnapping with the intent to commit a sexual assault against a woman at an apartment complex. Yesterday afternoon, at approximately 1:30 p.m., an adult female of Asian descent was sitting in the driver’s seat of her vehicle near her…

Crime Survivors, Boomers to Host Easter Springtime Celebration for Crime Victims on April 3

(Santa Ana, CA) – Crime Survivors Resource Center is partnering with Boomers of Irvine to provide hope and healing to hundreds of victims of crime, survivors, and families this Easter Season.  The event will take place from 7:00 AM to 10:00 AM on Saturday, April 3rd, 2021, and will include miniature golf, go kart racing, and Easter giveaways. “Easter…