Articles Posted in Orange County

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When looking into a claim about a reported threat of violence, the authorities came upon a rather large cache of weapons along with controversial memorabilia inside of a man’s residence.

Huntington Beach resident Mitchell Todd has a home-based business raising doves and releasing them at events.

Todd worked for a man who wanted doves released at his son’s funeral, and it reportedly led to a disagreement between himself and the client regarding payment for his work.

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A man who is suspected of trying to get young girls to enter his vehicle was taken into custody after forcing the authorities to pursue him.

Around 4:00 pm on Friday, Garden Grove police were responding to reports of a man who was allegedly trying to convince young women that they should get into his vehicle.

When the officers came upon the vehicle that was described and tried to pull the driver over he reportedly did not stop for them, though he was reported as obeying the traffic lights during the chase.

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A man who allegedly molested at least one child on more than one occasion has been extradited to Tustin to face charges where the reported incidents took place.

In late 2011, the authorities were notified with a report regarding a teenager who asserted that she was sexually abused by a man while in the care of her babysitter for a period of approximately 2 years, and starting when she was 4-years-old.

When the claims were investigated, the evidence did not show enough probable cause to charge anyone for the allegations.

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During an undercover investigation, the authorities have come to suspect a citizen of Orange County of attempting to partake in acts of human trafficking with two girls that the man believed were teenagers.

The Orange County Sheriff’s Department, while conducting an investigation, made a mock Facebook account that appeared as if it was the profile of a 16-year-old girl.

On October 19, someone online who appeared to be a man messaged the fake account. A conversation began leading to an alleged offer for the imposter teenager to work in the sex trade with the man serving as her pimp. The investigator reportedly played along and said that she had a friend who was 15 and that they were both working as prostitutes with a current pimp.

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A man who works as an aide and after-school instructor at a Santa Ana elementary school has been taken into custody for the alleged sexual abuse of a girl who was 10-years-old when the reported incident took place, and the authorities suspect there are other underage victims.

23-year-old Eddy Bustamante Infante has been employed at the Greenville Elementary School in Santa Ana for approximately three years. His duties at the school have included assisting as a teacher’s aide and serving as an instructional provider in the after-school program.

A 12-year-old girl who attended the after-school program has come forward and issued a report to the police alleging that Infante had abused her sexually when she was 10-years-old.

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An Irvine man has been accused of entering two hospitals on several different occasions over a six-week period where he allegedly pretended that he was a physician.

Starting at the end of April and extending to the beginning of May, the University of California Irvine Medical Center and the Children’s Hospital of Orange County reported that a man had entered their facilities and claimed that he was a doctor working on the premises eight times, and had issued a diagnosis to a patient at the university on one occasion.

The man allegedly told the university that he was a doctor but that he had misplaced his identification badge. The suspect also reportedly asked them to call the Children’s Hospital, with whom they are affiliated, in order to vouch for him and grant him access to their facility as well.

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When the authorities located and responded to an online prostitution advertisement they booked an appointment and allegedly met with a woman in a hotel room that they suspect is the victim of human trafficking. The man they purport is responsible for the illegal sexual activities was arrested.

At the end of May, the Newport Beach Police Department and the Orange County Human Trafficking Task Force worked together in a sting operation targeting an ad for prostitution services that they discovered online. The website where the content was hosted is reportedly notorious for containing ads for illegal prostitution.

After setting up an encounter through the ad the authorities, posing as a client, planned a meeting with the woman at a Newport Beach hotel. A 32-year-old woman showed up for the ordered date, and it is suspected that she was being forced to prostitute herself.

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An off-duty Orange County police officer who was accused of driving under the influence in May after he was allegedly discovered asleep at the wheel on the freeway attended his arraignment on Monday.

32-year-old Jared Russell Doyle, an officer with the Garden Grove Police Department, was reportedly driving down the 55 Freeway on the morning of May 27 and his vehicle, which failed to remain in one designated lane, stopped in the middle of the road.

Doyle, who was off-duty at the time, had allegedly fallen asleep while driving which is what is suspected as the reason his car stopped short in traffic.

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A Garden Grove resident has been accused of trying to set fire to two homeless men that had a tent set up in Anaheim as their makeshift residency.

Eric Mongerson was reportedly on a bike ride on the afternoon of June 27 when he had an encounter with two men who lack permanent housing and had set up a temporary shelter using a tent.

When 29-year-old Mongerson was riding his bicycle in the direction of the site that the homeless men were located he allegedly threw a burning item at them and was reported as having said unkind words to the gentlemen as he left the scene.

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An Orange County psychiatrist who has been suspected of authorizing prescriptions for narcotics to people who were allegedly not in need of them for health reasons has declared that he is innocent of the charges.

Westminster resident Dr. Robert Tinoco Perez is a 57-year-old psychiatrist with a practice that operates out of an office in Santa Ana.

After an investigation by the DEA and the Costa Mesa Police Department, Perez has been accused of using his the office that works out of as a way to profit off of selling prescriptions for opioids, amphetamines, and benzodiazepines.