Woman accused of hit-run, DUI
A 28-year-old Orange woman was arrested on suspicion of DUI and hit-and-run after allegedly sideswiping a vehicle in an adjacent lane at Glenneyre and
After the collision, the driver, Maria Stella Garza, allegedly fled, and was followed by a witness until officers arrived and stopped the car at Park Avenue and St. Ann's Drive.
Man in woman's clothing cited
A man dressed in women's clothing was issued citations for alleged public intoxication and drug possession June 16, Kravetz said. The man, from
Four held in meth case
Four men were arrested on suspicion of selling methamphetamine after detectives stopped them in two vehicles at Vista del Sol and Coast Highway at 1:46 p.m. June 17, Kravetz said.
Richard Romo, 41, of Riverside, was arrested on suspicion of possession of a controlled substance for sale and conspiracy to commit a criminal act. Loren Arthur Steptoe, 65, also of Riverside, was arrested on suspicion of transportation of a controlled substance and conspiracy to commit a crime. Jesus
Detectives had been watching the vehicles prior to the car stop and suspected they might be in possession of methamphetamine. This drug was found in both cars, Kravetz said.
Nitrous oxide alleged at party
Police discovered a group of 10 people on the beach with a bonfire, Kravetz said.
"An officer watched as a man was filling balloons from a SCUBA tank filled with nitrous oxide," he said.
Nitrous oxide is commonly inhaled from balloons. Police eventually detained a 17-year-old girl, who was brought to the station on suspicion of possession of alcohol, and she was released to her mother. The owner of the tank was also brought to the station and later released to his parents.
Man accused of having dangerous weapon