A California teenager is facing serious criminal charges for making bomb threats to schools in another state. The teen has been charged with sex felony counts after he was accused of calling in threats to public schools in Montana.
Drivers in California suspected of driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs can face very serious charges, especially if they cause an accident that causes serious injuries or fatalities. A recent criminal case is an example of the serious charges drivers can face if they are arrested for a drunk driving accident that severely injured or killed someone.
Two men, ages 20 and 17, have been taken into police custody for their alleged involvement in a string of residential burglaries in northern Orange County. Authorities state that the 20-year-old man admitted to committing 11 burglaries and 10 attempted burglaries in Placentia between October and late December. He reportedly further confessed to other acts of robbery in parts of Orange County, which are currently under investigation by the Orange County Sheriff's Department. Reports indicate that the man is in Orange County Jail with bail set at $20,000 for possession of stolen property and possession of cocaine on top of theft charges.
In a situation that many California parents might relate to, a man was kept him from his daughter for months while the family searched for answers for why he was charged with second-degree harm to a child, a felony offense. The Dallas father had taken the baby to a local medical center for treatment because he heard a pop when he was changing her diaper. Medical personnel performed X-rays and found that the child had multiple fractures.
A California man and woman have been charged with possession of stolen property and drugs after police found them asleep in an illegally parked car. An arraignment has been held, and the two await further court action.
A 32-year-old man was arrested on Sept. 16 for an alleged theft in Orange County. The Newport Beach resident was accused of stealing a watch from a jewelry store in Westminster. The alleged theft resulted in the man being charged with a robbery and sent to Orange County Jail. He may face a criminal trial for the incident with the possibility of a felony charge.
According to the Glendale Police department, an identity theft and phony credit card manufacturing ring bust could have affected thousands of people. The department went on to say that the ring could result in millions of dollars in losses. The investigation that sparked the busting of the ring was launched when a man was arrested for having possession of re-encoded credit cards during a traffic stop. After officers found the re-encoded credit cards, they obtained a search warrant for a business that the man owned. There, they seized evidence of fake credit card manufacturing. Several arrests were made in connection with the ID theft operation.
A 41-year-old woman is accused of being the madame of a brothel that she is allegedly running out of her apartment located in the upscale part of Irvine, California. She faces felony counts of pimping and pandering that carries a maximum of six years in state prison if convicted of the charges.
California residents may be interested to learn of a situation involving an alleged grand theft scheme. On May 24, police executed a search warrant at a mobile home. They claim to have found more than 50,000 rounds of ammunition and a weapons cache that included rifles, shotguns and handguns. The man is also alleged to have possessed armor-piercing bullets, which are illegal under California law.