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Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Westminster Detective Found Dead


Former Westminster detective, Anthony Nicholas Orban, was found dead on Tuesday. Orban was currently serving time for a 2010 kidnapping and rape of a waitress at the Ontario Mills Mall.
Ontario Mills Mall
Ontario Mills Mall (Photo credit: CharlieBoy808)
Orban was found unresponsive in his jail cell around 3 a.m. on Friday. The San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department announced the cause of death was suicide by hanging.
Orban was scheduled to be sentenced for the crime later that day. Despite Orban's death, the judge allowed the victim to still give her victim impact statement in court on Friday.



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Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Woman Dragged by Her Own Car

Official seal of City of Laguna Hills
Official seal of City of Laguna Hills (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
A Laguna Hills' woman was exiting her car on Tuesday when the car began to move as she was getting out of it. The Orange County Sheriff's Department released a statement on Wednesday that a 70-year-old woman was seriously injured when her car began moving while she was exiting.

Reports claim the woman was dragged across two traffic lanes prior to freeing herself from the vehicle. Subsequently, the car crossed the medium, struck a curb, and then continued moving down the street about 100 yards. Police are unsure why the woman was attempting to park on the south curb of Laguna Hills Drive as it is a no-parking zone.

The woman was taken to a local hospital and is recovering.

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Saturday, October 20, 2012

Body Of Missing Newport Beach Woman Found

Newport Beach Seal at the Pier
Newport Beach Seal at the Pier (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Authorities are reporting that they have discovered the body of missing Newport Beach resident, Quee Chadwick. Although the cause of death has yet to be determined, the Orange County District Attorney's Office released a statement confirming that the body found is that of Quee Chadwick. 

Thursday, Orange County detectives traveled to the Lakeside area of San Diego County and found Chadwick's body at the bottom of a dumpster. The body was clothed and had ID with it. Police searched the Lakeside area following an investigative lead.


Peter Gregory Chadwick, 48, has already been charged with the murder of Quee Chadwick. Authorities believe that Quee Chadwick's husband murdered her on Oct. 10 for financial gain. Police allege that Chadwick murdered his wife in their Newport Beach home after arguing over a possible divorce and financial issues.


The authorities became involved after neither of the Chadwick's picked their children up from school on Oct. 10. A search of the couple'e home revealed signs of a struggle and blood according to the DA's office. Chadwick was arrested on Oct. 11, he is facing one felony count of special-circumstances murder for financial gain. Chadwick is currently being held without bail and plead not guilty in court on Monday. If convicted he faces life in prison without the possibility of parole.




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Thursday, October 4, 2012

Riots in Anaheim Cost the City $1.7 Million

Official seal of Anaheim
Official seal of Anaheim (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
The estimated cost the riots of Anaheim had on the city is roughly $1.7 million, including police overtime during the month long period. In response to the riots, Anaheim police took all measure to provide safety including SWAT officers, detectives, and extra patrol officers. These measures totaled $24,500 hours of police overtime.  The city of Anaheim stands behind its decision to take all measure to provide safety. Police Sgt. Bob Dunn released a statement saying, "The public's safety is the chief's responsibility, and we staff to make sure the citizens are safe."

As you will recall, the riots arose after two latino men were shot by officers. In response, angry citizens of Anaheim took to the streets.

Clearly the $1.7 million on overtime is just the tip of what the riots ultimately will cost the city. Resources and the reputation of the city that holds the happiest place on earth have been severely tarnished.
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