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Reporter for @ocregister covering law enforcement and breaking news. Formerly of @dailybreezenews. Committed surfer. Contact: dmorino@ocregister.com

Teacher arrested on suspicion of lewd acts with a child

ocregister.com — 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

ocregister.com — 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

ocregister.com — 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

ocregister.com — 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

ocregister.com — 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

ocregister.com — 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

ocregister.com — 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.

His kind heart hid a troubled life

ocregister.com — They gathered near the bar overlooking the hardwood dance floor and paused to remember a man many had considered a friend, a teacher and a part of their family for two decades. Francis Lynn McComas, 66, died Monday, his body discovered by fire crews an hour after they put out a blaze at the three-bedroom home in the 200 block of North Citrus Street.

Police: Man in Mission Viejo has barricaded self in his home

ocregister.com — A man wanted by police has barricaded himself in his Mission Viejo home, authorities said. The man barricaded himself in the residence in the 26000 block of Avenida Calidad around 9:50 a.m. after sheriff's deputies attempted to serve an arrest warrant, said Orange County Sheriff's Department Lt. Mark Kiernan.

Laguna Beach detectives arrest son-in-law in woman's 1998 cold case death

ocregister.com — The son-in-law of a woman who was killed in 1998 has been arrested on suspicion of her murder, authorities said. John Edward Gutierrez, 46, was arrested outside an Aliso Viejo gym around 7 a.m. Wednesday morning, Laguna Beach Police Capt. Jason Kravetz said in a statement.
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Oct 23, 2014

RT @hillelaron: "San Francisco is an utopia gone wrong, while Los Angeles is a dystopia gone right.” quora.com/Why-would-some…

Oct 23, 2014

Police: After fighting with security guards, suspect fled in black BMW convertible but returned to #brea mall to pick up female accomplice

Oct 23, 2014

Police: Man suspected of stealing purses from #brea mall arrested at #SantaAna halfway house after pursuit across OC #BreakingNews

Oct 23, 2014

RT @SalHernandez: After writing about secret informant guidelines police dept. denies my PRA for guidelines because - theyre secret ocregister.com/articles/polic…

Oct 23, 2014

Father of girl, 9, shot in Anaheim: 'If somebody knows something, they should talk.'The latest from @TheChalkOutline: ocregister.com/articles/anahe…

Oct 21, 2014

Man suspected of hit-and-run with cyclist in Newport Beach charged with murder. The latest: ocregister.com/articles/steph…

Oct 21, 2014

Fundraising page for wife of Shaun Eagleson, the cyclist who was killed by a suspected drunk driver in #newportbeach: gofundme.com/g2gdss

Oct 20, 2014

@kyoshino I'm sure she just couldn't live without that 2-lane bowling alley

Oct 20, 2014

RT @Rich_Hammond: My updated story on Slava Voynov's arrest, with police details of the alleged incident: bit.ly/1wry1d9

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