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Joseph Patrick Cairns, whose heart condition led to his surrender on charges of grand theft from a Buena Park restaurant after 2 1/2 years on the run, died in custody Sunday at Western Medical Center-Anaheim, a Sheriff's Department spokesman said. The official cause of death will not be known until an autopsy can be conducted, but authorities said Cairns' death may have resulted from his previous heart condition.
August 6, 1999
A Santa Ana toddler was recovering Thursday at Western Medical Center-Anaheim after nearly drowning in his family's pool the night before. Fire authorities had incorrectly reported that Brandon Patrick, 2, had died Wednesday. The Fire Department apologizes for causing the family additional pain, spokesman Capt. Scott Brown said. Emergency crews had responded to a 911 call at his home in unincorporated Santa Ana.
September 13, 1999 | KAREN ALEXANDER
Seven cats perished in an early-morning fire at an Anaheim mobile home Sunday. The blaze, at the Golden Sky Mobile Home Park in the 100 block of West Midway Drive, also left one woman with minor injuries. She was taken to Western Medical Center-Anaheim, said Anaheim Fire Department dispatcher Ed Gallegos. The cause of the fire, reported at 5:13 a.m., is being investigated, Gallegos said. Firefighters controlled the blaze in 26 minutes. Twenty firefighters and three engines responded.
June 9, 2002 | From Times Staff Reports
A Westminster policeman was injured early Saturday after a suspected drunk driver smashed his patrol car from behind, authorities said. Sgt. Jack Davidson was stopped at a light on Beach Boulevard at Westminster Avenue at 1:13 a.m. when a car reportedly traveling about 65 mph slammed into Davidson's car. The driver, John Ferrell, whose 34th birthday is today, was hospitalized at Western Medical Center-Anaheim in critical condition. He was arrested on suspicion of felony drunk driving.
September 17, 2002
One of two men shot at a Santa Ana restaurant over the weekend died of his wounds Monday, police said. The shooting, believed to be gang-related, happened in the 1600 block of South Standard Street about 8:45 p.m. Saturday. Both victims, whom police still have not been able to identify, were described as Latino males under 35. According to Lt. Felix O'Suna, a spokesman for the Santa Ana Police Department, the victim, who was taken to Western Medical Center-Anaheim, died about 12:30 a.m. Monday.
September 16, 2002
Santa Ana police are investigating a shooting that left two men wounded Saturday night at a Santa Ana restaurant. Investigators believe the shooting was gang-related, but have made no arrests. Both victims were described as Latino males under 35. They were found in the 1600 block of South Standard Street at 8:44 p.m. One victim was taken to UCI Medical Center in Orange; the other was taken to Western Medical Center-Anaheim, where he remains in critical condition.
January 30, 2003 | From Times Staff Reports
An accused rapist who slipped out of his handcuffs at a hospital Wednesday was recaptured nine hours after his escape, police said. John Hicks, 54, of Cypress complained of chest pains and was taken to Western Medical Center-Anaheim, where he escaped about 1:30 a.m. when the deputy briefly left the room, police said. Hicks, who was jailed Jan. 7, was rearrested about 10:30 a.m. near a friend's home in Fullerton.
September 4, 1995
A 20-year-old Ontario man died of gunshot wounds suffered early Sunday in the 600 block of Avon Street, according to Anaheim police. The man, who was not identified pending notification of relatives, was found by Anaheim police, who were responding to a report of shots fired about 1:45 a.m. The victim was transported to Western Medical Center-Anaheim, where he died. Police Sgt. Steve Rodig said investigators have no motive or suspects.
January 17, 1994
Three people were taken to two hospitals Sunday night after being overcome by fumes from a hazardous material stored in a garage. One man and one woman were taken to Huntington Beach Medical Center with headaches. A second woman, who was pregnant and complained of nausea, was taken to Western Medical Center-Anaheim. Five homes were evacuated in the 7800 block of 21st Street.
January 26, 1990
Several current and former members of the Angels are among those scheduled to compete in the Western Medical Center/Anaheim Celebrity Golf Tournament on Monday at the Yorba Linda Country Club in Yorba Linda. Among those scheduled to play golf are Chuck Finley, Bryan Harvey, Bobby Grich, Clyde Wright, Bo Belinsky, Geoff Zahn, Ken McMullen, Jay Johnstone, Ken Forsch, Terry Clark and DeWayne Buice. For more information, call the Angels' office at 937-6700.
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