Crime

Jenny January 20, 2015

On Wednesday, January 07, 2015 at 4:50 P.M., Anaheim Police Officers were called to Twila Reid Park – 3100 West Orange Avenue – to investigate a shooting. Arriving Officers located a male victim, in his late 20’s, near the basketball courts on the north side of the park. The victim, who was later identified as […]

Jenny January 20, 2015

by Vickie Vértiz State data recently released shows that Orange Country police are arresting less women and more men who are involved in sex work, said the Register. One reason for the change is that some agencies now consider sex workers as “victims of abuse rather than criminals,” said the paper, and are connecting some […]

Jenny December 23, 2014

by Vickie Vértiz A man suspected of impersonating Anaheim police has authorities looking for him. The Orange County Register reported that two of his victims were women who were approached on October 26 at around ten in the morning. Two women were pulled over near the intersection of La Palma Avenue and Anaheim Boulevard by […]

Jenny December 2, 2014

by Jennifer Schlueter With great suspense spectators all over the nation awaited the verdict of the grand jury in Ferguson last Monday whether to arraign police officer Darren Wilson or not. When the man who shot unarmed black teenager Michael Brown was not indicted, people everywhere went into the streets to show their disapproval of […]

Jenny November 19, 2014

by Vickie Vértiz Four local teens who were injured in a suspected DUI crash involving Alan Long,former mayor of Murrieta, filed a lawsuit on Monday, November 10. The suit accuses Long of negligence, according to the Orange County Register. Long is currently working as a battalion chief for the Anaheim Fire Department. He was already […]

Jenny October 28, 2014

A drunken driver was convicted and sentenced today to nine years and four months in state prison for killing two friends by crashing into a light pole after losing control of his vehicle. Ryan Manuel Hernandez, 24, Anaheim, was found guilty in a court trial of two felony counts of vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated without […]

Jenny October 22, 2014

A man was charged today for murdering a victim and dumping the body behind an Anaheim restaurant. Randy Lee Parkerson, 38, Anaheim, was charged today with one felony count of murder. If convicted, Parkerson faces a maximum sentence of 25 years to life in state prison. Parkerson is being held on $1 million bail. The […]

Jenny October 22, 2014

by Vickie Vértiz After the Angels lost to the Kansas City Royals on October 3, police said, witnesses told reporters that three men approached the victim from behind, hit him, perhaps more than once, and ran off. According to reports from the LA Weekly, no words were exchanged. The LA Weekly also reported that both […]

Jenny September 30, 2014

A man was sentenced today to 25 years to life in state prison and mandatory lifetime sex offender registration for sexually assaulting two boys, ages 9 to 11, and possessing graphic amateur and commercial child pornography featuring young boys. Oscar Manuel Vaquera, 39, Anaheim, was found guilty by a jury June 19, 2014, of two […]

Jenny September 17, 2014

by Vickie Vértiz  The Anaheim City Council on Tuesday, September 16, will consider spending $1.15 million on 250 video cameras that police officers would wear to record their encounters with the public to primarily increase transparency. If the spending is approved, Anaheim would be the first city in Orange County to require officers to affix […]