[UPDATED: Murder Arrest] Andrew Pieatrucat, OC Homicide No. 45: Conked in Head in Alley
Sergio Camacho Gonzalez, 36, is accused of beating 56-year-old Petrusiak to death with a piece of wood.
Both were homeless at the time.
Gonzalez had been suspected early on, but police had a hard time finding him because he had no known address and was trying to not be found, said authorities, who credited an anonymous tip with leading Fullerton cops to an area near Lincoln Boulevard in Anaheim. That's where Gonzalez was arrested Wednesday night.
Officers were called Sept. 27, 2010, about a man down in an alley in an industrial area between Brookhurst Road and Gilbert Street, in the 1800 block of West Commonwealth Avenue, Fullerton. Portland, Oregon, native Petrusiak was already dead, having taken blows from a blunt object to the head.
One bit of good news for Gonzalez: The transient is now out of the rain--and in a city jail cell awaiting arraignment.
UPDATE, OCT. 11. 2010, 9:06 A.M.: The victim has been identified as 56-year-old Andrew Pieatrucat.
Originally from Portland, he may have also gone by the name Andrew Petrusiak.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Rob James at (714) 738-6728.
ORIGINAL POST: Fullerton Police were called the morning of Sept. 27 about the body of a man found in the alley of an industrial area, in the 1800 block of West Commonwealth Avenue between Brookhurst Road and Gilbert Street.
The homeless man suffered blunt-force trauma to the head, Sergeant Andrew Goodrich, the Fullerton PD spokesman, tells the Weekly.
No arrests have been made, and no suspects have been named.
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