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March 25, 2013 | By Nicole Santa Cruz
A man who was wounded in an officer-involved shooting in Santa Ana on March 15 has died, police said. Jason Erling Hallstrom, 41, died late Saturday, said Santa Ana Police Cpl. Anthony Bertagna. Hallstrom was charged with a felony count of unlawfully taking a vehicle and a misdemeanor count of resisting a peace officer, according to court records. He was due in court Monday. On March 15, police said they attempted to pull over the driver of a four-door beige Nissan Sentra as it was traveling northbound on the 5 Freeway.
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January 21, 2014 | By Adolfo Flores and Ruben Vives
Business merchants in downtown Santa Ana are offering $5,000 for information leading to the arrest of the people involved in the beating of a young woman outside of a club there over the weekend. A woman in her 20s, whose name was not released, was taken into custody Monday on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon causing great bodily harm to the victim,  identified by family and friends as Kim  Pham , a Westminster resident. Santa Ana Police, however, continue to search for two other women and two men involved in the assault and are asking the public's help in identifying them.
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February 27, 1990 | MATT LAIT
Police on Monday asked for the public's help in locating a man suspected of killing his stepdaughter, wounding her younger sister and firing a gun at his 8-year-old-son and two other children. Santa Ana Police spokeswoman Maureen Thomas said investigators believe that Jose Luis Lopez, 34, is hiding in the area and is possibly armed and dangerous. Lopez is wanted in connection with the death of stepdaughter Olivia Bahuman, 20.
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November 21, 2013 | By Joseph Serna
Police say rain and excessive speed contributed to a deadly crash in Santa Ana early Thursday morning that killed one person and sent four others to the hospital. The crash occurred about 1:10 a.m. in the 900 block of North Fairview Street when a car carrying four adults and one juvenile smashed into a light pole, said Santa Ana police Sgt. Gerry Serano. PHOTOS: Storm system moves through Southland One of the adults, who was in the back seat, died at the scene. The four other people in the car were sent to hospitals with injuries described as not life-threatening.
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January 10, 1989 | From Times staff and wire service reports
A robbery suspect who could not elude a police dog managed to escape from his human captors this morning during treatment for dog bite wounds at a Santa Ana hospital, Santa Ana police said. The suspect, Eric Moore, had been captured under a house on West Cubbon Street by a police dog Monday after Alfredo Torrez, 36, flagged down officers and said two men had taken his wallet and two gold rings, police spokeswoman Maureen Thomas said.
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July 7, 1989
A 52-year-old Santa Ana man was seriously wounded when an unidentified suspect slit his throat at Maybury Park, authorities said Thursday. Redino Noda, 52, told police that he was walking through the park in the 100 block of Fruit Street about 10:20 p.m. Wednesday, when a man he was walking with slashed him across the throat, Santa Ana Police spokeswoman Maureen Thomas said. Noda was taken to United Western Medical Center-Santa Ana, where he was reported in stable condition Thursday.
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January 24, 2003 | Mai Tran, Times Staff Writer
The Santa Ana Police Department will become the first law enforcement agency on the West Coast to use a new, nonlethal technology to capture suspects, officials said Thursday. The FN 303 Launcher replaces the use of beanbags by Santa Ana patrol officers. Beanbags, which are fired from shotguns using gunpowder, will remain an option for the SWAT team. The launcher, which weighs 5 pounds and is 29 inches long, uses compressed air and can be used only with specific projectiles.
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January 11, 1992 | GEBE MARTINEZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Acting on a tip from an anonymous caller, police arrived at the parking lot of Carr Intermediate School on Thursday evening and found a man in the back seat of a stolen car, dead from a gunshot wound to the right side of his head. Nine minutes later, officers answered a call near the intersection of French and 4th streets--just across from a police substation--where a man had also been shot to death in the head in an apparent robbery attempt.
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September 8, 1998
A Santa Ana police officer shot and injured a suspected car thief after a confrontation Monday, Santa Ana police said. The unidentified officer fired one shot at the suspected thief, who is in serious condition at UCI Medical Center in Orange, said Santa Ana Police Lt. George Saadeh. The suspected thief was not identified. The confrontation began about 6 p.m. when the officer went to investigate a stolen car report at North Laurel and 5th streets, Saadeh said.
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January 29, 1998 | JEFF KASS, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The Police Department's shooting range master, responsible for weapons training, shot and killed himself Wednesday in what police described as a freak accident. Civilian employee Joseph Samuel Boyd, a former Marine with an extensive weapons background, was killed by a single shot to the neck as he examined an outlawed MAC-10, 9-millimeter assault weapon at the police firing range.
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August 2, 2013 | By Paloma Esquivel
Santa Ana officers had been actively focusing policing efforts on a shopping complex where a 22-year-old unarmed man was fatally shot by an officer Tuesday, authorities said. Santa Ana Police Cpl. Anthony Bertagna said Hans Arellano had gotten into at least one fight at the complex earlier in the afternoon Tuesday. In the past year, police have received more than 150 calls for assistance and complaints from business owners and others at the center, which includes shops and restaurants, he said.
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July 30, 2013 | By Ari Bloomekatz
Santa Ana police shot and killed a man Tuesday afternoon after a foot pursuit and altercation in a shopping center parking lot, authorities said. Officers were called to the 600 block of South Harbor Boulevard about 3 p.m. after receiving reports of a man disturbing the peace and "possibly on drugs," said Corp. Anthony Bertagna of the Santa Ana Police Department. Bertagna said a foot pursuit and altercation ensued and an officer-involved shooting occurred in front of a juice shop at 622 S. Harbor Boulevard.
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July 24, 2013 | By Robert J. Lopez
A couple suspected of fleeing police in a vehicle in Santa Ana smashed into a car carrying four family members, including two young boys who were injured in the crash, authorities said Wednesday night. Among the five people injured in the collision were the 4-year-old and 10-year-old brothers. The younger boy had light trauma injuries and the older one had moderate injures, said Division Chief Kris Concepcion of the Orange County Fire Authority. Their parents received minor injuries and the man driving the vehicle that was being pursued suffered broken bones in his lower extremities, Concepcion said.
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June 23, 2013 | By Jason Felch
Santa Ana police officers shot and killed a woman following a confrontation early Sunday. The confrontation occurred at about 8 a.m. between the woman and two patrol officers in an alley on the 800 block of S. Townsend St., said Santa Ana Police Cmdr. Eric Paulson. The woman was transported to a local hospital where she was declared dead shortly before 9 a.m., Paulson said. A handgun was recovered at the scene but it was not clear if the woman had fired the gun, and no officers were wounded in the incident, he added.
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June 22, 2013 | By Anh Do
A 14-year-old boy died from stab wounds early Saturday, hours after gang members allegedly attacked him in Santa Ana, police said. Officers were dispatched to the 600 block of South Townsend Street about 7:20 p.m. Friday, said Santa Ana police Cmdr. Eric Paulsen. There, officers found the teenager with multiple stab wounds to his upper torso, he said. Paramedics rushed the victim to a hospital where he died at about 3 a.m., Paulson said. No arrests have been made and the investigation into the incident is continuing.
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May 30, 2013 | By Matt Stevens
A suspect shot by police Thursday afternoon before a car chase on the streets of Santa Ana has died, authorities said. Three other men who sped away from the scene of the shooting are in custody after they hit and fatally injured a pedestrian with the vehicle they were in, police said. Santa Ana police spokesman Anthony Bertagna said officers were near the West Central Avenue and South Rosewood Avenue when they saw "some kind of criminal activity. " "They contact these individuals, that contact escalates into a physical altercation, and that escalates into an officer-involved shooting," Bertagna said, stressing that the exact details of the incident remain unclear.
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February 12, 1994 | ALICIA DI RADO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Santa Ana police officers acting on a hunch arrested four men on suspicion of drug violations after about 823 pounds of cocaine worth about $7.8 million was found in a garage here, authorities said Friday. Police booked the four men, all from Mexicali, Mexico, into the Pomona city jail late Thursday, police reported. Each was being held on $5-million bail.
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January 23, 2013 | By Nicole Santa Cruz, Los Angeles Times
The administrator credited with steering Santa Ana away from potential bankruptcy has been abruptly fired, exposing a deepening fissure among political leaders in Orange County's second-largest city. City Manager Paul Walters, who had been the city's longtime police chief before being asked to resolve a $35-million budget shortfall, was seen as an ally of Santa Ana's longtime mayor, Miguel Pulido. But Pulido's power in the town has eroded and he is increasing isolated by council colleagues.
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