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Tustin wedding thief caught, police say — A man suspected of stealing gifts from a wedding in Tustin earlier this month has been arrested, police said. Arman Lotfi, a 27-year-old resident of unincorporated Santa Ana, was taken into custody at 11:17 a.m. Wednesday at his home and booked into the Orange County Jail, suspected of felony burglary and grand theft.

Man convicted of pimping mentally impaired woman in O.C. — A man was convicted Tuesday of pimping a 19-year-old mentally impaired woman on the streets of Anaheim. Frederick Victoralan Phillips, 26, pleaded guilty Tuesday to one felony count of human trafficking and pimping, prosecutors said. He was sentenced to five years in state prison, according to the Orange County District Attorney's Office.

Mission Viejo middle school teacher charged with lewd conduct — A 34-year-old Mission Viejo teacher has been charged with four felony counts of committing lewd and lascivious acts with a 14-year-old student. Kristen Michelle Roush was taken into custody at her Aliso Viejo residence on Friday by Orange County sheriff's deputies. She taught advanced eighth-grade English at La Paz Intermediate School.

Teacher arrested on suspicion of lewd acts with a child — A 34-year-old eighth grade teacher at a Mission Viejo junior high school has been arrested on suspicion of lewd acts with a student, authorities said. Kristen Roush, 34, was taken into custody on Friday at her residence in Aliso Viejo.

Brea Mall robbery suspect leads police on chase to Santa Ana — A man who led police on a high-speed chase through Orange County after reportedly stealing purses from the Brea Mall was arrested Thursday at a halfway house in Santa Ana, authorities said. Charles Dorsey, 49, is reported to have stolen three purses valued at $700 around 1:38 p.m.

Man suspected of hit-and-run with cyclist in Newport Beach charged with murder — A man suspected of hitting and killing a bicyclist on Pacific Coast Highway in Newport Beach while drunk has been charged with murder, according to prosecutors. Neil Storm Stephany was charged with three felony counts stemming from the incident on Sunday near Crystal Cove State Park.

Police: Burglars stole $95,000 worth of iPads, iPhones from Garden Grove business — Police in Garden Grove are searching for three men suspected of stealing tens of thousands of dollars worth of electronics during a burglary early Tuesday. The burglars are described as black men in their 20s, according to Garden Grove police. They wore white masks and gloves during the burglary at Oztek Wireless, at 10108 Westminster Ave.

Cyclist dies after hit-and-run in Newport Beach by driver suspected of DUI — A bicyclist who was struck Sunday by a man suspected of drunken driving while riding along Pacific Coast Highway in Newport Beach has died, police said. Shaun Eagleson, a 30-year-old Fountain Valley resident, was hit at 5:03 p.m. in Newport Beach, just east of the Los Trancos entrance to Crystal Cove State Park.

Brush fire burning in Chino Hills State Park — A brush fire has torched between 20 to 30 acres in Chino Hills State Park, fire officials said. The fire was first reported around 2:48 p.m. and the cause is under investigation, said Chino Valley Fire District spokeswoman Massiel De Guevara. Crews from the Chino Valley Valley Fire District are working with Cal Fire to battle the blaze.

Police need public's help to find dead transient's next of kin — A sketch of the man who went by the name Lam Pham at the time of his death. Police are searching for any relatives of the man. COURTESY OF ORANGE COUNTY SHERIFF'S CORONER DIVISION Police are seeking the public's help in finding relatives of a transient who was found dead in May in Santa Ana.
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