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Orange County Superior Court

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  • Pair charged with stealing Glendale patrol car, stripping parts

    Pair charged with stealing Glendale patrol car, stripping parts
    Prosecutors have charged two men for allegedly stealing a Glendale Police Department patrol car and other valuables from the Orange County Sheriff’s Academy in Tustin. William Menser, 22, of Palm Springs, and Kevin Sanchez, 21, of Tustin, face...
  • Court rules state law overrides O.C. restrictions on sex offenders

    A panel of California appeals court judges found Friday that state law trumps Orange County's regulations on sex offenders that ban them from parks and beaches. The decision by the 4th District Court of Appeal reverses the conviction of Hugo Godinez,...
  • Judge rejects contempt of court for Costa Mesa official

    An Orange County Superior Court judge this month refused to hold Costa Mesa Mayor Pro Tem Steve Mensinger in contempt of court for revealing evidence that someone put him under surveillance, court records show. On Dec. 13, Judge David Hoffer denied...
  • Officers said they feared Kelly Thomas, were "shocked" by his strength

    Officers said they feared Kelly Thomas, were "shocked" by his strength
    Two former police officers charged with beating a homeless man to death said they feared for their safety and rapidly ran out of options on how to control the man, who they said seemed to possess such remarkable strength during the struggle that one of...
  • O.C. supervisors reject Megan's Law-style website for vicious dogs

    O.C. supervisors reject Megan's Law-style website for vicious dogs
    Orange County won't be creating a Megan’s Law-style website for dangerous dogs any time soon. The county Board of Supervisors had been considering creating an online database listing the addresses of homes where dangerous dogs are kept, but on...
  • Man arrested in sexual attacks at O.C. mall, church

    An 18-year-old man who police have linked to the sexual assault of a teenager at a Santa Ana shopping mall and an attempted sex attack on a woman leaving an Anaheim church was arrested Friday. Santa Ana police said they had been looking for Raymond...
  • Man accused of bludgeoning handyman to death to be evaluated

    Man accused of bludgeoning handyman to death to be evaluated
    The murder trial of a homeless man accused of bludgeoning a handyman to death in a Costa Mesa driveway is on hold while the court determines whether the defendant is mentally competent. Christopher Leovy, 34, has been behind bars since Sept. 11, when...
  • DA rests in Kelly Thomas beating case trial; observers surprised

    DA rests in Kelly Thomas beating case trial; observers surprised
    The prosecution in the trial of two Fullerton police officers charged with beating a mentally ill homeless man to death rested its case Wednesday, one and a half weeks after the trial began. Former officers Manuel Ramos and Jay Cicinelli are on trial...
  • 6 more arrests made in Huntington Beach summer surfing riot; total 20

    6 more arrests made in Huntington Beach summer surfing riot; total 20
    Huntington Beach police have arrested six additional suspects on charges related to the disturbance at the end of the U.S. Open of Surfing in July. According to a statement from police, the arrests bring to 20 the number of people who have been taken...
  • Fashion Island shooting suspect allegedly targeted 'rich people'

    Fashion Island shooting suspect allegedly targeted 'rich people'
    A man who is accused of opening fire from a Fashion Island parking garage during the height of the Christmas shopping season last year allegedly targeted the center because "rich people" shop there. The testimony came during a preliminary hearing Monday...
  • Ex-Disneyland worker in dry-ice case ordered to stay away from park

    Ex-Disneyland worker in dry-ice case ordered to stay away from park
    A former Disneyland worker who planted two dry-ice bombs outside Toontown must stay away from the amusement park as part of his plea agreement. Christian Isaiah Barnes, 23, of Long Beach pleaded guilty Monday to planting two water bottles filled with...