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Rancho Santa Margarita (Orange, California)

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  • Man Arrested for Shining Laser Beam at Sheriff's Helicopter

    RANCHO SANTA MARGARITA --  A Rancho Santa Margarita man was behind bars Friday for allegedly pointing a laser beam at an Orange County Sheriff's Department helicopter pilot that was on routine patrol. Mitchell Cruz Re, 20, was arrested Thursday evening....
  • Man Gets 26 Years for Killing "Complaining" Boss With Pickax

    Man Gets 26 Years for Killing "Complaining" Boss With Pickax
    SANTA ANA -- A day laborer who repeatedly hit his boss with a shovel, and then used a pickax to crush his head, was sentenced Friday to 26 years to life in prison. Ernesto Hernando Avalos, 23, of Santa Ana was convicted in March of the Jan. 27, 2007,...
  • Elementary School Spray-Painted with Swastikas, Racial Slurs

    Elementary School Spray-Painted with Swastikas, Racial Slurs
    LAKE FOREST -- Two adults and three teens are behind bars, suspected of vandalizing a Lake Forest elementary school with spray-painted swastikas and racial slurs. Neighbors of Foothill Ranch Elementary School called the sheriff's department about 11 p.m....
  • Adoptive Mother Files Appeal in Bitter Custody Battle

    Adoptive Mother Files Appeal in Bitter Custody Battle
    SANTA ANA -- The adoptive mother of a 2 year old girl has filed an appeal in a bitter custody battle to keep the child she has raised since birth. Stacey Doss, 45, of Rancho Santa Margarita filed the appeal after an Orange County judge ruled that Vanessa...
  • 2 Men Arrested in Case of Missing OC Teen

    2 Men Arrested in Case of Missing OC Teen
    RANCHO SANTA MARGARITA -- Police say a registered sex offender is one of two men arrested in the case of a 13-year-old girl who disappeared from her home last Wednesday. The suspects are accused of trying to arrange separate meetings with the girl...
  • Bail Bondsman Shot Inside Rancho Santa Margarita Home

    Bail Bondsman Shot Inside Rancho Santa Margarita Home
    RANCHO SANTA MARGARITA -- The owner of a bail bond agency was shot and killed after entering a residence in Rancho Santa Margarita Saturday night, police said. Dean Patrick Maldonado, 49, of Newport Beach entered a house in the 21300 block of...
  • Investigation ongoing in business owner's death

    The Orange County Sheriff's Department is continuing to investigate the fatal shooting of a Newport Beach owner of a bail bonds company, a department spokesman said. Dean Patrick Maldonado, 49, was shot at least twice by an unspecified type of handgun...
  • Investigators: Maldonado was yelling outside first

    Whether a 51-year-old man will be charged for shooting and killing a Newport Beach businessman inside a woman's home two weeks ago will come down to if the shooting was in self-defense, homicide investigators said Tuesday. Dean Patrick Maldonado, 49, who...
  • Couple Identified in O.C. Murder Suicide

    Couple Identified in O.C. Murder Suicide
    RANCHO SANTA MARGARITA -- Sheriff's detectives are investigating a possible murder suicide in an upscale Rancho Santa Margarita neighborhood. Deputies were called to Birdhollow Drive at 1:43 p.m. after a report of shots fired,. Inside the home, deputies...
  • O.C. Bargainista: Cupcakes by the thousands

    Freebie of the Week: Who doesn't need a little sugar in their life? Cupcake Camp, the San Francisco "sharing" phenomenon, will be at the pool area in the Atrium Hotel at Orange County Airport (John Wayne Airport), 18700 MacArthur Blvd., Irvine, from 3...
  • Coburn is man to beat

    COSTA MESA — The competitors in the championship flight of the Costa Mesa City Championship were well aware Jeff Coburn would be a contender to win. The UC Irvine alumnus finished tied for third last year. But now he's the man to beat. Coburn shot...