What We Learned, Jan. 6-Jan. 13
What We Learned: Sum 41's guitarist doesn't waffle like that.
Jan. 7: An Anaheim Police SWAT officer shoots and kills Bernie Cervantes "Chino" Villegas, a father of two carrying a rifle-style BB gun through a West Ball Road apartment complex late at night. Several reports of a man with a gun produced the heightened response, police say.
What We Learned: Don't be a homeless guy bothering Slidebar customers or carry a BB rifle through a West Ball Road apartment complex.
What We Learned: Our neighbors are bad enough; now we have to worry about their parolee spawn living in RVs out front?
Jan. 9: Sloane Steven Briles is sentenced to three years' probation, a year in a child abusers' treatment program and 180 days in a Veterans Administration residential treatment program for throwing his 7-year-old son off a cruise boat in Newport Harbor last August. The prosecutor argues to no avail that Judge Robert Fitzgerald should have given the 35-year-old Irvine resident jail time.
What We Learned: If something worse happens to the kid, it's on Fitz.
Jan. 10: A day after a 16-year-old boy turns himself in, a 17-year-old boy is arrested for allegedly being the second robber who participated in a violent beer theft from a Circle K market in Garden Grove a week ago. Surveillance video had shown the clerk taking a beating before Good Samaritan Alex Ruiz, 22, of Garden Grove stepped in to help him.
What We Learned: Never trust a 16-year-old to keep his trap shut.
What We Learned: War really is hell.
Jan. 12: Former Santa Ana city intern Miguel Ruiz Fabian is sentenced to six months in jail and three years' probation for secretly creating 64 videos from his cell phone of men using City Hall restrooms. The 24-year-old Santa Anan pleaded guilty to eight misdemeanor counts of disorderly conduct.
What We Learned: Carlos "Busty" Bustamante isn't the biggest perv at City Hall.
What We Learned: I'm not the only guy Wally once wanted to punch in the nose.