Crime

Bystander Fatally Shot During Fight At Anaheim Cinco De Mayo Festival

From the Anaheim Police Department: Homicide detectives have arrested a 17-year-old, male, resident of Anaheim for the shooting death of an unidentified male adult at the annual Anaheim Cinco de Mayo Festival. On Sunday, May 1, 2022, just after 10 p.m., Anaheim Police Officers responded to gunshots on the north side of La Palma Park, in the City of Anaheim. ...

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Anaheim Man Charged With Kidnapping Junior High Student Who Was Walking Home From School

From the OC District Attorney’s Office: A 30-year-old man is facing life in prison with the possibility of parole for kidnapping a 13-year-old junior high school student off the street while she walked home from school in Anaheim last month and sexually assaulting another teenager in Riverside County.  Numerous witnesses screamed at the kidnapper that they were going to call ...

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Armed Man Killed In Hours-Long Stand-Off With Anaheim Police

From the Anaheim Police Department: On March 2, 2022 at about 9:45 p.m., APD personnel responded to the 600 block of S. Resh Street regarding a male suspect who had threatened a female with a gun. It was reported the suspect had already possibly fired the gun. Officers located the female victim and the initial investigation determined the male was ...

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Trevor O’Neil: Needle Exchanges Feed Drug Problem Instead of Treating It

Following are remarks given by District 6 Councilman Trevor O’Neil at last week’s press conference with state Senator John Moorlach introducing the senator’s SB 689: Since California allowed easier needle access in 2015, Anaheim has had to deal with tens of thousands of needles strewn about our streets, parks, and public places.  Last year when we cleared the homeless encampments ...

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Moorlach Bill Would Empower Cities To Block Needle Exchange Programs; O’Neil Seeks City Council Support

Last week, Senator John Moorlach held a press conference with elected officials from Anaheim, Orange and Costa Mesa, as well as OC District Attorney Todd Spitzer, to announce he is introducing legislation to bar needle exchanges from operating in a city without permission from that city. The legislation, Senate Bill 689, is in response to a controversy that erupted last ...

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Arrest of Jose F. Moreno “Still Under Review” By OC District Attorney

This January, Councilman Jose F. Moreno joined UNITE-HERE Local 11 leaders in an expensive (for Anaheim taxpayers) bit of political theater: shutting down the busy intersection Katella and Harbor on the opening day of Anaheim’s biggest trade show. Moreno, a progressive Democrat, and 20 others – mainly union staffers – were arrested for blocking the intersection (loitering), a misdemeanor offense. ...

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Anaheim, County Ramping Up To Remove Santa Ana River Homeless Encampments

As frustrated residents and businesses alike reach their wits end regarding the illegal Santa Ana River Trail homeless encampment, the Anaheim City Council and Orange County Board of Supervisors each took action on Tuesday to begin law enforcement operations on the Santa Ana River Trail with the goal – in combination with an emergency ramp-up of outreach services – of ...

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Debunking Recent Harvard Law School Report On Prosecutorial Misconduct

The numbers were startling. According to media reports, a newly formed group affiliated with Harvard Law School called the “Fair Punishment Project” (FPP) supposedly reviewed court decisions from 2010 to 2015 involving the Orange County District Attorney’s Office. The “study” found that the OCDA had seven convictions reversed due to prosecutorial misconduct and 24 overall findings of prosecutorial misconduct, and ...

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