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November 24, 1987
A 24-year-old Santa Ana man died Monday of injuries suffered when he was run over by five cars in a Garden Grove intersection nine days ago, authorities said. Garden Grove Police Lt. Ken Whitman said Tommy Prieto Rocha died at 7:32 a.m. Monday at UCI Medical Center, where he was being treated in the intensive care unit. Whitman said Rocha was not in a crosswalk on Nov. 14 when he ran across the intersection of Buena Street and Westminster Avenue at 10:50 p.m.
August 17, 1990 | From Times Staff and Wire Service Reports
A 4-year-old boy remained in critical condition today after being struck by a car in Garden Grove, police said. Jose Roberto Valladares remained hospitalized in the pediatric intensive care unit at UCI Medical Center in Orange, hospital spokeswoman Fran Tardiff said. Jose was playing in the front yard of his house in the 12000 block of Buaro Street at 5:30 p.m. Thursday when he dashed out into the street, Garden Grove police Lt. Kenneth Adair said.
December 7, 2005 | From a Times Staff Writer
A 16-year-old boy died Tuesday in what Garden Grove police say may have been a gang-related shooting. Police identified the youth as Abraham Ortega of Santa Ana. Though scant details were available late Tuesday, police said the shooting occurred about 3 p.m. in the 13800 block of Harper Street during a fight involving 10 to 15 teenage boys within walking distance of Santiago High School. By the time police arrived, said Lt.
March 11, 1987
A Garden Grove man was arrested Tuesday in Santa Ana after a chase by Garden Grove police, who had been seeking him all night on suspicion of armed robbery and assault, police said. David J. Henson, 32, was captured at 9:45 a.m. Tuesday at Memory Lane and Bristol Street, Garden Grove Police Lt. Ken Whitman said. Whitman said police had been searching for a man who had assaulted a woman in her Garden Grove apartment near Laurel Street and Trask Avenue about 11:30 p.m. Monday.
March 23, 1997
A Costa Mesa man died late Saturday afternoon at UCI Medical Center in Orange after being injured in a traffic accident at Harbor Boulevard and Lampson Avenue, a county coroner's office spokesman said. The victim was identified as 47-year-old Chester C. Krankewicz. Garden Grove police said details on the cause of the accident were not immediately available.
March 23, 1993 | ERIC YOUNG
Garden Grove police on Monday created a task force of investigators from several agencies to continue their search for the killer of a veteran patrolman. Headed by a Garden Grove police sergeant, the task force will sift through a backlog of leads that have been telephoned in or culled during the investigation into the shooting of Officer Howard E. Dallies Jr., 36.
September 15, 1988
A San Francisco man last seen Sept. 6 in a Garden Grove bar is considered missing and possibly the victim of foul play, Garden Grove police said Wednesday. Mark Leeroy Relethford, 34, left San Francisco on Aug. 31 in his Volkswagen camper van en route to the San Diego area, Garden Grove Police Lt. Ken Adair said. Relethford intended to travel on California 1 and camp along the coast in his van, Adair added. On Sept.
Touring the state to push his proposals for tougher penalties for juveniles, Gov. Pete Wilson on Thursday stopped at Louis Lake High School's touted Truancy Reduction Center, calling it an exemplary way to curb youth crime. Speaking to local law enforcement officials, social workers and gang prevention workers, Wilson said juvenile crime can be curbed through prevention, intervention and suppression.
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