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Man Arrested After Stabbing Spree Kills 4 in Orange County

Man Arrested After Stabbing Spree Kills 4 in Orange County


A 33-year-old man from Garden Grove who allegedly went on a deadly stabbing spree and killed at least four people in Orange County Wednesday was arrested, Santa Ana police said.

Two men were stabbed repeatedly in the 12100 block Jentges Avenue, with one man pronounced dead at the apartment and the other dying later, police said. 

The suspected stabber went onto a Subway restaurant in the 3800 block of West First Street and stabbed a person to death before going to a nearby 7-Eleven on the intersection of West First Street and Harbor Boulevard and attacking a security guard there, the Santa Ana Police Department said.

The man at the 7-Eleven died at the hospital, police said.

Police said they arrived at the 7-Eleven and encountered the suspected attacker armed with a knife and handgun. The 33-year-old man from Garden Grove was taken into custody at that location.

Police said they believe the motive for the violence was robbery and that the attacks were random.

This is a developing story. Please check back for updates.



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High-Speed Police Pursuit Travels Across LA County, Ends Near Disneyland

High-Speed Police Pursuit Travels Across LA County, Ends Near Disneyland

A high-speed police pursuit that moved across multiple freeways, traveled through the San Gabriel Valley and moved through downtown Los Angeles ultimately concluded near Disneyland in Anaheim Saturday.

Police chased a white four-door sedan that appeared to top speeds of 100 mph as it sped through LA and Orange counties, with Newschopper4 Bravo was over the chase around 8:45 p.m.

The vehicle hit such high speeds during the pursuit that it ultimately came to a stop after the car began billowing out smoking.

The white vehicle traveled on the 2 Freeway from the 118 Freeway.

Multi-County Police Pursuit Ends in Anaheim

[LA] Multi-County Police Pursuit Ends in Anaheim

For a period of time during the chase and when Newchopper4 Bravo originally spotted the vehicle, law enforcement pulled off the dangerous chase. At that point, the vehicle was hitting high speeds, zipping through traffic with its headlights switched off.

The vehicle then moved onto the southbound 5 Freeway around 8:53 p.m.

The white car exited onto the 10 Freeway westbound briefly before getting onto surface streets and heading onto the 10 Freeway eastbound around 9 p.m.

Around that that time, the California Highway Patrol appeared to engage in the pursuit, with the vehicle moving onto the 5 Freeway southbound, heading towards the Norwalk area.

The driver continued to push the vehicle at high speeds, using shoulders to pass other cars and swerving in and out of traffic on the 5 Freeway.

The vehicle was on the 5 Freeway approaching the 91 Freeway around 9:15 p.m., but the driver continued to head south on the 5 Freeway.

WATCH: SoCal’s Wildest Police Chases

[LA] WATCH: SoCal's Wildest Police Chases

Then, a few moments later, the car began leaking smoke. The smoke built up, and the vehicle exited the freeway and pulled over a short time later. One person ran out of the car, while two other surrendered without incident. The third person appeared to have been taken into custody.

It was not immediately clear what initially led to the pursuit.



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Flurry of More Than 50 Minor Earthquakes Strike Riverside County

Flurry of More Than 50 Minor Earthquakes Strike Riverside County


A flurry of minor earthquakes struck Riverside County on Saturday and Sunday, with most of the quakes centered near Glen Avon, south of Fontana.

Eight earthquakes on Saturday and Sunday measured higher than 2.5 in magnitude, according to the United States Geological Survey. The larger quakes ranged anywhere from magnitude 2.6 to magnitude 3.4, with the largest of the shakes centered about three miles northeast of the city of Nuevo in Riverside County, per the USGS.

That 3.4 magnitude quake early Sunday morning received 245 responses on the USGS’s “Did You Feel It” site.

After three earthquakes over the 2.5 magnitude threshold on Saturday, five earthquakes higher than 2.5 magnitude shook Riverside County Sunday.

In all, there were more than 50 earthquakes measuring 1.0 magnitude or higher centered near Glen Avon in Riverside County on Sunday, according to the USGS.



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Deputies Arrest Man Wearing President Trump Mask While Allegedly Vandalizing Parked Vehicle in Orange County

Deputies Arrest Man Wearing President Trump Mask While Allegedly Vandalizing Parked Vehicle in Orange County

A man was arrested early Monday morning after deputies spotted him wearing a President Donald Trump mask while allegedly vandalizing a parked vehicle in Orange County.

Deputies were conducting a patrol check of businesses near Cabot Road and Vista Viejo Road around 4 a.m. They had to do a “double take” when they spotted “a person resembling President Trump slashing tires and breaking the windshield of a parked vehicle.” 

The Orange County Sheriff’s Department’s Mission Viejo station posted photos of the Trump mask, along with other findings including a loaded handgun, body armor, an airsoft gun and a helmet. 

Authorities identified the alleged vandal as 56-year-old Rory Zimmerman. 

Photos from the scene also show Zimmerman’s vehicle outfitted with “takedown lights” mounted to the front windshield and a fake California license plate. 


Rory Zimmerman, 56, was arrested on Monday, May 27, 2019, and booked for felony vandalism.

Photo credit: Orange County Sheriff’s Department

Court records show he got into trouble with the law in March and late last year for not having proper license plates.  

Zimmerman was arrested and booked for felony vandalism, authorities said. His bail was originally set at $20,000 and later upped to $100,000. 



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Map: Part of the 405 Freeway is Closing Overnight in Orange County

Map: Part of the 405 Freeway is Closing Overnight in Orange County


Traffic is pictured on the 405 Freeway in Orange County.

Bridge demolition work on one of the nation’s busiest stretches of freeway will require overnight closures starting Friday night in Orange County.

Bridges at Westminster Boulevard and Bolsa Avenue over the 405 Freeway are being torn down as part of a larger construction project. Here’s a look at the closure schedule. 

10 p.m. Friday, May 31, to 8 a.m. Saturday, June 1

  • Northbound 405 Freeway between Westminster Boulevard and Springdale Street
  • Southbound carpool lane and two left lanes
  • Westminster Boulevard bridge and nearby freeway ramps

10 p.m. Saturday, June 1, to 8:30 a.m. Sunday, June 2

  • Both directions of 405 Freeway between Westminster Boulevard and Springdale Street
  • Westminster Boulevard bridge and nearby freeway ramps

11 p.m. Saturday, June 8, to 8 a.m. Sunday, June 9

  • Both directions of the 405 Freeway between Beach Boulevard and Goldenwest Street
  • Bolsa Avenue bridge and nearby freeway ramps

Detours will be set up during the closures along a 16-mile segment of freeway that’s part of the 405 Freeway Improvement Project. The bridges will be reconstructed in two stages, each requiring about 12 months to complete. Improvements include additional sidewalks and bike lanes on the Westminster Boulevard bridge. More lanes, sidewalks and bike lanes are being added to the Bolsa Avenue bridge. 

The 405 Freeway Improvement Project will add a lane in each direction between Euclid Street and the 605 Freeway, and a second lane in each direction in the center of the freeway from State Route 73 to the 605 Freeway. The lanes will combine with the existing carpool lanes to form the 405 Express Lanes.



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Orange County Woman Gives Birth to Baby on Staircase 2 Weeks After Finding Out She’s Pregnant With Twins

Orange County Woman Gives Birth to Baby on Staircase 2 Weeks After Finding Out She's Pregnant With Twins

A Southern California mom who just found out she was pregnant with twins two weeks before suddenly gave birth to one of the babies on a staircase, with dad helping deliver the newborn boy Thursday.

Paramedics responded to the family’s townhome in the 80 block of Barnes Road in Tustin around 8:50 in the morning to find the father of the babies holding a newborn, Orange County Fire Authority’s Tony Bommarito said.

“My wife was yelling and screaming, ‘I’m having a baby!’ And I said, ‘We’re going to the hospital,'” Samir Rai said. “And she said, ‘no, I’m having it right now.'” 

Rai said the couple had just found out that Jasmine was pregnant with two babies instead of one weeks before, to their astonishment. 

Listen to the 911 Call: Surprise Twins Born in Orange County

[LA] Listen to the 911 Call: Surprise Twins Born in Orange County

Rai said he was juggling caring for his 2-year-old, while calling 911, when suddenly he saw the baby’s head pop out.

He had to help deliver the baby right there on the staircase.

But the surprises didn’t stop there. 

After dad helped deliver one baby at home, paramedics cut the cord, and loaded the pregnant mom and baby into the ambulance.

That’s when baby No. 2 decided to make his entrance into the world — feet first — in the ambulance on the ride to Orange County Global Medical Center. 

“It was a life-threatening emergency for the baby,” Bommarito said. “They were able to create an airway for the baby until the mother could push the baby completely out.”

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The mother was said to be in critical condition, but is expected to recover. Both baby boys are said to be doing fine. 

Jasmine and Samir still have to name their new twins. They only learned the same day they were having boys.

“It was a magical moment. One of craziest moments of my life. It hasn’t sunk in just yet. I’m just happy they are both healthy,” he said.

The father also said the first baby decided to make his entrance into the world — two weeks early, in fact — one hour before a doctor’s appointment the couple had scheduled for Thursday. 



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Fighter Jet Crashes at March Air Reserve Base in Riverside County

Fighter Jet Crashes at March Air Reserve Base in Riverside County


FAIRFORD, ENGLAND – JULY 13: Turkish Air Force’s F-16 demonstration display performs at the Royal International Air Tattoo at RAF Fairford on July 13, 2018 in Gloucestershire, England. Today is the opening day of the three-day event, which this year coincides with the centenary year of the Royal Air Force, attracting thousands of aviation enthusiasts. (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images)

A fighter jet has crashed into a warehouse at March Air Reserve Base. The pilot ejected onto the airfield.

Riverside County firefighters are requesting a full hazardous materials response because the aircraft was loaded with ordnance.



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Man Who Took Upskirt Photos of Woman at Orange County Car Wash Arrested

Man Who Took Upskirt Photos of Woman at Orange County Car Wash Arrested


A man who was caught taking upskirt photos of a woman at an Orange County car wash has been arrested and police believe there may be more victims.

In July 2018, the Irvine Police Department received a report from a woman who said that a man approached her while at a car wash on the 3000 block of Main Street in Irvine. She turned to look at the man, who had pretended to drop his phone directly beneath her dress. Next, she saw him attempt to place his phone on the ground near her while she vacuumed her car, police said. 

Before quickly leaving the car wash, the victim took a picture of the license plate on the man’s blue Mini Cooper. 

Nathan Martin Haley, 45, of Portola Hills turned himself into police in April 2019. Detectives obtained a search warrant for his phone, which contained inappropriate pictures of that nature. The victim also identified Haley as the man at the car wash. 

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Police believe there may be more victims in Irvine and other cities. Anyone who may have encountered Haley is asked to call Detective Leticia Hernandez at 949-724-7245 or lhernandez@cityofirvine.org. 



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The Orange County Fair is Hiring 1,300 Employees This Summer

The Orange County Fair is Hiring 1,300 Employees This Summer

What to Know

  • The OC Fair is looking to hire 1300 employees for the summer season.

  • This year, the theme is “Acres of Fun,” and will feature live performances by Justin Moore and “Weird Al” Yankovich,

  • The festival will run from July 12 to Aug. 11

The OC Fair is hiring for the summer — in a big way, too.

The 23-day festival in Costa Mesa will be bringing in 1,300 seasonal employees for their 2019 celebration. This year, the theme is “Acres of Fun,” and will run from July 12 to Aug. 11.

While the event center in Costa Mesa hosts activities year-round, including their first-ever e-sport gathering in 2019, the OC Fair is the crown jewel. This year, there will be headliner performances by Justin Moore and “Weird Al” Yankovich.

Most jobs are just for the summer, although there are some year-round roles available, such as safety and traffic manager. 

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Here are some of the summer positions they’re looking to fill:

  • Livestock attendant lead — $14.25 per hour
  • Guest services concierge — $16.25 per hour
  • Costumed character — $12.25 per hour
  • Plumber — $20.25 – 23.25 per hour
  • Video Editor — $15.25 per hour

Other available jobs are for full-time roles: 

  • Security and Traffic supervisor — $4,893 – $6,079 per month
  • Accounting officer (specialist) — $4,344 – $5,439 per month

Benefits to working for the fair include free admission and the chance to win a fair-sponsored scholarship. A full listing of job openings can be found on their website

The summer season is usually the busiest for the OC Event Center, which has been running since 1890. Last year, the event had a record-setting attendance number at over 1.4 million guests, likely why they’re looking to beef up their year-round staff of just 150 employees for this summer’s celebration. 

For most positions, you must be over 16, although some may ask you to be older. To apply, go to ocfair.com/jobs or call Human Resources at 714-708-1563 – but act fast! The fair has already started hiring for some of it’s leading roles.



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Social Security Phone Scam Targeting Ventura County Residents

Social Security Phone Scam Targeting Ventura County Residents


The Thousand Oaks Police Department warns residents of phone calls they may be receiving from scammers who claim to be from the Social Security Administration, threatening to take their benefits if they do not comply with their instructions. 

The recorded call informs residents that their social security number has been suspended and they will lose all of their benefits unless they press a number to speak to a live representative, according to the Ventura County Sheriff’s Department.

These phone scammers also threaten to block residents’ social security numbers and seize their bank accounts.

The Thousand Oaks Police Department is warning the public to be aware of these phone scammers. Here are some tips to take caution if you encounter one of these calls:

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  • The Social Security Administration will never call to threaten your benefits or tell you to wire money, send cash or put money on gift cards.
  • You do not have to verify your social security number to anyone who initiates a call with you.
  • Never give any part of your social security number, bank account information or credit card number to anyone who contacts you.

 

It can be easy for a phone scammer to imitate the phone number of the Social Security Administration. The phone number for the Social Security Administration is (800) 772-1213.

Residents are advised to hang up if they suspect the phone call could be a scam and not to provide personal information unless they called the Social Security Administration first and are certain the number is correct.

If any financial loss was suffered as a result of one of this calls, residents can contact the Thousand Oaks Police Department at (805) 654-9511.

Or if there was no financial loss but you received one of these calls, you can file a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission here.



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