Orange County District Attorney’s Office

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The 1976 rape and murder of a 19-year-old Garden Grove nursing student has been solved by the Orange County District Attorney’s Office and the Garden Grove Police Department through the use of investigative genetic genealogy. Terry Dean Hawkins has been identified as the person responsible for the rape and murder …continue reading

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Orange County District Attorney (OCDA) Todd Spitzer released the investigation findings and legal conclusions of the Garden Grove Police Department officer-involved shooting of James Salazar. The full letter, “OCDA Report Officer-Involved Shooting – James Salazar” is available at www.orangecountyda.org by selecting Officer-Involved Shootings and Custodial Death Letters under the Reports …continue reading

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Today, Pete Hardin released the following statement following the appointment of Rob Bonta as California’s next Attorney General: “I congratulate Rob Bonta on his appointment to be California’s next Attorney General. As hate crimes have surged against our AAPI community, the appointment of a Filipino to be California’s next top …continue reading

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Orange County District Attorney Todd Spitzer was joined by Assemblywoman Cottie Petrie-Norris at a press conference this morning to announce the prosecution of two business owners who opened up a Garden Grove storefront with the sole purpose of filing false unemployment claims with the state of California for people who …continue reading

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Orange County District Attorney Todd Spitzer released the following statement criticizing a court ruling in Campbell et. al v. Barnes that requires Sheriff Don Barnes to reduce the inmate population in the Orange County jail system by 50%: A judge’s ruling to reduce the inmate population in the Orange County …continue reading

Yesterday the Orange County District Attorney’s Office received a report that several unauthorized ballot boxes had been placed in Orange County cities. District Attorney investigators assigned to the Office’s Election Team immediately launched an investigation and that investigation is currently underway. Once that investigation is complete, a comprehensive legal review …continue reading

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The 59-year-old CEO of Haliburton International Foods has been charged with engaging in prostitution with a 15-year old and 16-year-old. A 22-year-old woman has been charged with pimping and pandering for arranging to bring the underage girls to him for sex. Ian Charles Schenkel, of Newport Beach, has been charged …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