Victim Told Cops Stabbing Happened Outside Straight Outta Compton Showing: Anaheim PD

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Nothing to see here, folks.
UPDATE NO. 2, AUG. 26, 10:17 A.M.: Anaheim Police blame the 23-year-old man who was stabbed in that city Monday night after being kicked out of a screening of Straight Outta Compton with leading investigators to initially believe the crime happened outside Century Stadium 25 cinema in Orange.

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Asian Boyz Gang Membership Dispute Lands In Federal Court

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Tam Trong Nguyen didn't sport any Asian Boyz criminal street gang tattoos. Nguyen wasn't known to flash gang signs or wear gang paraphernalia. He didn't answer to a gang moniker and cops never spotted him at any known gang hangout.

Nonetheless, Joe Pirooz, a veteran Long Beach police officer who has extensively studied the gang, offered 2010 trial "expert" testimony that while Nguyen didn't display the normal signs of Asian Boyz membership, he was still definitely in the underworld organization.

Pirooz's reasoning?

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William Donnelly Yotty Trades Monarch Beach for Club Fed After Copping to Two Ponzi Scams

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William Donnelly Yotty will be changing addresses soon.
A 69-year-old Dana Point man will likely die in federal prison if he is sentenced to the maximum 40 years for admittedly running two Ponzi schemes that soaked about 240 investors for $14 million.

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Irvine Police Screw the Pooch with Active Shooter Drill at Elementary School

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Which way to Mrs. Harmer's room?
The Irvine Police Department reportedly flubbed an active shooter drill at an elementary school recently because surrounding neighbors who had not been informed of the training made alarmed 9-1-1 calls, and responding Irvine cops had also not been informed of the exercise.

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Richard Reil in Jail for 2009 Santa Ana Murder AND Linked to 1990 Slaying of Transvestite

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You can't miss Richard Reil.
In the late 1980s, Larry Altman and I worked at the Ontario Daily Report. I left for Orange County daily journalism in 1989, Larry left for Los Angeles County daily journalism the following year (he's been the Torrance Daily Breeze cop reporter since 1990), and the "Daily Repeat" or "Daily Distort" as it was not-so-affectionately called later merged with the Pomona Progress-Bulletin to become what is now the Inland Valley Daily Bulletin. An Ontario case that long haunted Altman is among the last he worked in the Inland Empire: the March 22, 1990, slaying of a 24-year-old transvestite prostitute. Now, 25 years later, the reporter wrote that DNA evidence points to the killer as being someone I wrote about on Navel Gazing six years ago: a Santa Ana murder suspect whose last name is tatted in large letters on his neck.

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Tony Diep Held for Stabbing of Another Homeless Man: "The Birdman" of Disneyland

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"The Birdman" of Anaheim, who along with his parrots poses for photos with tourists to raise cash, was stabbed multiple times during a fight with another homeless man outside Disneyland last night, authorities say.

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The Con Man, Wood Chipper And Plot To Assassinate A Federal Judge In California

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Even before he allegedly plotted to kidnap, torture and murder U.S. District Court Judge Andrew J. Guilford with a wood chipper machine, Orange County's John Arthur Walthall personified the type of twisted villain Hollywood scriptwriters crave for crime fictions.

Audacious beyond belief, Walthall is a gifted con artist, who in 2007-2008 tricked wealthy investors out of $5.5 million to supposedly extract gold from old, abandoned mines in Nevada, Imperial Valley and Brazil.

He instead diverted funds into more than 30 bank accounts to mask his financial crimes, which included using investor's money to send a son to the New York Film Academy, make child support to an ex-wife, secure a premium personal ad on eHarmony, buy gifts for a girlfriend, pay off credit card debts and loans for three Ford pickup trucks, and purchase a Fortius 420 Hyperbaric Chamber.

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Ruben Olguin Allegedly Molested Boy Customer in His Barber Shop; Other Victims Feared

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Ruben Olquin cut heads at Salon De Belleza Nuevo Guadalajara.
With the arrest of a Santa Ana barber who allegedly molested a 14-year-old boy in the back shampoo room as the lad's mother waited out front, police are releasing the mugshot of 51-year-old Ruben Olguin in case there may be other victims.

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Though Human Trafficking Has Dipped in Orange County, Officials Still Applying the Heat

Categories: Crime-iny

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Some would argue pimping has gone too mainstream.
At a multi-agency press conference in Santa Ana Wednesday, county officials essentially said it takes a village to raise a victim out of human trafficking--while at the same time acknowledging human trafficking is down since the formation of the Orange County Human Trafficking Task Force (OCHTTF) three years ago.

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Robert Carranza Identified as Man Stabbed to Death in Tustin

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UPDATE, AUG. 19, 5:49 P.M.: The man stabbed to death near a Tustin strip mall Tuesday afternoon has been identified as 39-year-old Robert Carranza of Tustin, according to police.

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