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A former civilian investigator for the Westminster Police Department has been charged with 15 felonies for lying on her timesheets and claiming to have worked hundreds of hours that she never worked. The theft was discovered by the Westminster Police Department and turned over to the Orange County District Attorney’s …continue reading

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Orange County District Attorney Todd Spitzer and 27other elected District Attorneys across California have been granted a Temporary Restraining Order preventing the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) from allowing second-striker state prisoners with serious and violent criminal histories to be released from state prison after only serving 1/3 …continue reading

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In a published opinion issued Tuesday, the District Court of Appeal agreed with Orange County District Attorney Todd Spitzer that driving under the influence (DUI) defendants are not eligible for misdemeanor diversion under newly enacted Penal Code section 1001.95 because existing law already specifically prohibits granting diversion to DUI defendants, …continue reading

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Orange County District Attorney Todd Spitzer has cleared a Newport Beach homeowner of any criminal wrongdoing for shooting and killing an intruder who broke into his home in August. At approximately 4:10 a.m. on Thursday, August 26, 2021, 23-year-old Henry Lehr left a residential detox center. Before he left, Lehr …continue reading

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Orange County District Attorney Todd Spitzer issued the following statement on Friday, May 7: An independent outside law firm hired by the County’s CEO conducted an investigation and concluded what the Orange County District Attorney’s Office had previously uncovered and disclosed to the County: a former OCDA manager sexually harassed …continue reading

Top Ten Stories for Top Ten Stories for January 5 through January 11 included Yelp’s Top 100 places to eat, I-405 Improvement Project news, and a Santa contest winner. Top Ten Stories for Top Ten Stories for January 5 through January 11 the most-read stories at Orange County Breeze over …continue reading

A previously convicted white supremacist gang member was convicted of second-degree murder for stabbing a 22-year-old man to death in a Laguna Niguel bar in 2015. A jury found Craig Matthew Tanber, 40, of Los Alamitos, guilty of one felony count of second-degree murder for stabbing Shayan Mazroei several times …continue reading