Public Safety

Top Ten Stories for May 15 through May 21 included an in-custody inmate death, a Laguna Woods shooting, and the Crawfish Festival. Top Ten Stories for May 15 through May 21 are the most-read stories at Orange County Breeze over the last week (excluding weather forecasts and events): Female inmate …continue reading

featured graphic for a summer safety event sponsored by the Orange County Fire Authority and Assemblywoman Sharon Quirk Silva

The public is invited to learn summer safety tips that cover general public safety, home safety especially in regards to fires and wildires, and awareness of vector control safety relating to mosquitos and other bugs and varmints. Other topics will include barbecue and pool safety. The event will be held …continue reading

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The former president and CEO of the Anaheim Chamber of Commerce is expected to appear this afternoon in federal court after being charged with lying to a mortgage lender about his assets while seeking a loan for a $1.5 million home in the San Bernardino Mountains. Todd Ament, 57, of …continue reading

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Senator Dave Min (D-Irvine) issued the following statement in response to new information that the mass shooting in Laguna Woods is being investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation as a federal hate crime. “What happened yesterday to Taiwanese parishioners is traumatic and devastating to the entire Orange County community. …continue reading

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At May 16th’s press conference, we referred to the Laguna Woods church shooting suspect, David Chou, as, “a US Citizen who emigrated from China.” The information regarding his nationality was provided to us during interviews with people familiar with the suspect, while communicating through interpreters. While later speaking with the …continue reading

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On May 13, 2022, at approximately 9:12 p.m., officers responded to the area of Atlantic Avenue and Vernon Street regarding an injury traffic collision between a vehicle and a parked big rig truck, which resulted in the death of a male adult. Upon arrival, officers discovered Long Beach Fire Department …continue reading

featured graphic for Katrina Foley, 2nd District Supervisor for the County of Orange, California., after COVID-19

Orange County Supervisor Katrina Foley released the following statement in response to the tragic shooting at the Geneva Presbyterian Church in Laguna Woods. “Churches, supermarkets, and schools must remain safe community sanctuaries that are free from fear, not places for senseless violence. My thoughts and prayers are with the victims, …continue reading