April 1, 2010
An 18-year-old Fountain Valley man, believed to part of an Asian street gang, and an accomplice were arrested on suspicion of murder after allegedly dragging a women behind their car Saturday. Christopher Dai-Ichi Yu, 18, along with 19-year-old Lynn Ai Quach, of Garden Grove, were arrested on suspicion of murder and attempted murder Saturday. The two are also expected to be charged with enhancements for being in a criminal street gang, robbery and discharging a firearm. Both face a maximum sentence of life in prison without the possibility of parole.
December 18, 2009
A Garden Grove man suspected in an attempted murder case was supposed to be arraigned today, but the arraignment was put off until January. A police investigation uncovered the identity of Shawn Michael Espinoza, 39, who is suspected of being the shooter in a attempted murder and robbery incident Dec. 2, officials said. He will be charged with one felony count each of attempted murder, use of a firearm, second-degree attempted murder and street terrorism, according to court documents.
December 17, 2009
A police investigation uncovered the identity and led to the arrest of a Garden Grove man suspected of attempted murder. Shawn Michael Espinoza, 39, was arrested Dec. 10 in connection with a Dec. 2 attempted murder and robbery incident, officials said. He is charged with one felony count each of attempted murder, use of a firearm, second-degree attempted murder and street terrorism, according to court documents. He is expected to be arraigned at 8:30 a.m. Friday in courtroom W-15 at the West Justice Center.
October 30, 2009
Police have arrested a man in connection with the double-homicide of a Fountain Valley woman and her co-worker in Stanton earlier this year. Hilbert Pinell Thomas, 38, of Garden Grove, was arrested by Orange County sheriff’s deputies late Wednesday on suspicion of killing Elizabeth Palmer, 50, of Fountain Valley and her co-worker Matthew Scott, 42, of Costa Mesa. The pair were working at Golden Sun Homes, a manufactured-home dealership in Stanton, on Feb. 2 when they were killed.
October 8, 2009
Editor’s note: These people have been arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of an intoxicant. As with all suspects, they are considered innocent until proven guilty. Robert J. Burke, 43, Huntington Beach Daniel V. Leiva, 23, Los Angeles Stephanie Martin, 20, Costa Mesa Clifford J. Palmer, 31, Huntington Beach Romeo Catalan, 36, Huntington Beach Kara A. Goidosik, 22, Anaheim Hills Bruce A. Sommer, 55, Huntington Beach Richard A. Shields, 53, Huntington Beach Armando P. Gonzalez, 27, Buena Park Timothy M. Wadman, 50, Huntington Beach Nghia Nguyen, 28, Garden Grove Tanya N. Day, 25, Huntington Beach George E. Haws, 21, Huntington Beach Lauren B. Wood, 24, Huntington Beach Angela K. Fortuin, 40, Huntington Beach Karl V. Fortuin, 40, Huntington Beach Jorge A. Carrera, 56, Huntington Beach Robert L. Jericiau, 45, Santa Monica Joanna S. Beltran, 22, Santa Ana Nancy L. Metro, 63, Huntington Beach Bart J. Clifford, 43, Woodland Hills
May 14, 2009
GARDEN GROVE — After a couple of months of six-on-six soccer action, it came down to a title game featuring two Huntington Beach elementary schools. And after 44 minutes of action Saturday, it’s the Seacliff Sea Stars girls who are headed to Dallas for a little more “futbolito.” Seacliff, which also included two sixth-graders from Dwyer Middle School, defeated Peterson Elementary, 4-1, in the Los Angeles-area regional finals of the Futbolito Bimbo Stars tournament at Garden Grove Arena Soccer Park.
March 25, 2009
What started out as an apparent snub turned out to Rep. Dana Rohrabacher’s advantage after President Barack Obama’s recent visit to Costa Mesa. Obama alerted the audience last week at his town hall meeting at the Costa Mesa fairgrounds that Rohrabacher was not there, prompting a cascade of boos from the largely Democratic crowd. But the president quickly calmed the crowd, asked them to applaud Rohrabacher, and noted that it wasn’t Rohrabacher’s fault. He said his staff didn’t get the invitation in the mail on time and the president took the blame.