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Police Hunt Garden Grove Robber

Police are searching for a man who robbed a Garden Grove Pizza Hut at gunpoint. Employees of the store said a white man in his twenties entered the store at around 8:30 p.m. on April 8. He pointed a gun at the clerk and demanded the money from the register. Then, the suspect demanded money

Irvine Man Convicted in Bank Shootout

An Irvine businessman who exchanged gunfire with SWAT team members and held a bank employee hostage has been convicted on all counts except attempted murder. Myung Jae Kim, a 56-year-old water purification plant owner, claimed that in 2007, more than $200,000 was stolen from his safety deposit box at Hanmi Bank in Buena Park. Kim

Jury Deadlocks in Distracted Driving Trial

A woman accused of killing a 23-year-old while texting and driving on the 405 Freeway may get a new trial. Police say 29-year-old Jorene Nicolas was distracted while she was driving—so much so that she didn’t realize the car in front of her had stopped, and plowed into it going 80 miles per hour. Investigators

Teens Arrested for Elementary School Break-In

Three teenage boys were arrested in late April for trying to break into the Tustin Ranch Elementary School. Police were called to the scene by school security guards, who spotted the boys on the roof. They were attempting to gain access to the school through the skylights. They also attempted to set a fire on

DUI Driver Causes Wrong-Way Collision

A suspected drunk driver caused a wrong-way collision on the Garden Grove freeway late in the evening of April 22. Highway patrol received several calls about a car going the wrong way down the freeway. The suspect finally crashed into a Mercedes after just missing two other vehicles. Both drivers sustained only minor to moderate

Hit and Run Damages Flower Shop

A Fullerton flower shop caught fire after a car slammed into the building and ruptured the gas line. Police say the car crashed into King’s Flower around 1 a.m. on April 27. The crash damaged a gas pipeline, causing the shop and a store next door to catch fire. The driver and passenger of the

Garden Grove Student Brings Gun to School

A 13-year-old boy is in Orange County juvenile hall after bringing a handgun and loaded magazine to school. Police say they responded to Jordan Elementary School after receiving reports that a student had a gun. They found a loaded magazine on the student, as well as a .38 caliber handgun in his backpack. The gun

Jeweler Victim of Highway Robbery

A jewelry wholesaler was the victim of a literal highway robbery last week as he carried more than $100,000 in cash and jewelry from a recent transaction for his company with no security or personal protection. The victim, an employee of Brilliant Diamonds in La Palma, asked to remain anonymous, but said he was on

Gunman to Plead Guilty in Seal Beach Mass Shooting

The shooter who killed eight and injured one in a Seal Beach salon may plead guilty in the mass shooting case. Scott Dekraai entered the Salon Meritage on October 12, 2011, where is ex-wife Michelle, was working at the time. Dekraai fired six shots, and was wearing body armor and cargo pants with additional magazines

Public Park Ban on Sex Offenders Lifted

A decision made by the California Supreme Court on Wednesday struck down a provision of California law that made it illegal for sex offenders to frequent public parks. The so-called “predator bans” in Orange County and many other California communities meant that sex offenders were not allowed in public spaces frequented by children, such as