Articles Posted in Orange County

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A Los Angeles man with a YouTube rap career is facing felony charges due to accusations that he was pimping an 18-year-old Orange County woman.

The Orange County Human Trafficking Task Force recently received notification from a young woman’s family regarding their concerns that their relative was being forced into prostitution.

The suspect believed to be responsible for the girl’s sex work, 31-year-old Angel Ortiz Diamond, uses the professional stage name “Benjiboy Staccs” in his music career.

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A woman in Orange County allegedly went to a new mother’s home and tried to take her baby under the false pretense that she was a social worker.

Late Friday morning in Santa Ana, a woman who recently gave birth was at home with her family.

Around 11:00 am, someone knocked at the door and the new mom answered.

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A man wearing a mask of the U.S. President was apprehended as he reportedly destroyed a parked car in Cabot-Vista Viejo in the early morning hours.

When deputies were patrolling the businesses in the Mission Viejo area, they reported that they saw a person wearing a Donald Trump mask who appeared as if they were vandalizing a vehicle.

The deputies reported that the mask-wearer, instead of providing themselves anonymity, had easily caught their attention with their odd costume choice and caused them to make their way to the area to review the situation.

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An Orange County, CA, man with a babysitting service has been accused of several sex crimes after allegations that he molested two local young boys he was caring for.

30-year-old Matthew Zakrzewski from Costa Mesa has over 6 years of experience and many special qualifications for working with children.

Zakrzeqski hosts a website that offers a list of the services he provides, under the nickname of “Matthew the Manny,” while he works with the kids and families who hire him. He advertises his availability to serve in the role of “manny, babysitter, buddy, big brother, role model, mentor,” and hosts pictures of himself with several different children he has reportedly worked with. Zakrzeqski also states that he has known since he was rather young that working with children is his calling.

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After allegedly breaking into a Rossmoor home and startling the inhabitants, a suspect shed his clothing and climbed atop a nearby elementary school’s roof to try to escape the police.

While a 14-year-old boy was asleep in his bed an unknown man reportedly came into his room and woke him up. The teen said that the man talked to him for a minute and then proceeded to take off all of his clothing.

While the alleged intruder was busy disrobing, the boy went out of his bedroom to find his parents and alert them about the man. His father was outside of the house for a moment, and the teen located a meat cleaver for protection.

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After a bank in Irvine found they were missing nearly $30,000, the woman that they believe is responsible for the absent currency is facing possible charges for bank fraud.

Long Beach resident Kathleen Hanley has been employed with Irvine’s California First National Bank since January 2015. She reportedly started as a customer service representative and worked her way up to the position of assistant operation’s manager within approximately three years.

Due to her experience gained through both of her positions, the authorities have posited that Hanley used her knowledge of the bank’s procedures to fraudulently benefit herself financially.

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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.