O.C. deputies investigating robberies shoot at suspects in Burbank

BURBANK — Deputies from the Orange County Sheriff’s Department shot at robbery suspects in Burbank on Monday night, but no suspects were hit.

Deputies were looking for suspects “from recent strong-arm robberies,” and about 8:30 p.m. shot at suspects in a vehicle in the 3500 block of West Olive Avenue, near the Ventura (134) Freeway, according to Carrie Braun of the Orange County Sheriff’s Department.

A preliminary investigation showed the suspects may have tried to strike deputies with their vehicle, prompting the shooting, Braun said.

The suspects drove away after the shooting, then crashed the car, Braun said.

Two suspects were taken to a hospital.

No deputies were injured, Braun said.

 

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Pedestrian dead after crash in Anaheim

One person died after a pedestrian-involved crash in Anaheim on Wednesday night.

The Anaheim Police Department said at around 10:30 p.m. that Beach Boulevard would be closed for several hours between Orange Avenue and Ball Road due to a crash involving a pedestrian.

Information on the pedestrian was not immediately available, but police said the person was hit and killed in the crash.

Police said the driver stayed at the scene after the crash, and police were investigating.

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Police seek driver of car that hit pedestrian while fleeing scene of Anaheim street takeover

Police sought the driver of a vehicle that struck a pedestrian while leaving the scene of a street takeover in Anaheim early Tuesday, May 26.

Dozens of people had assembled after midnight near Harbor Boulevard and Katella Avenue, where at least 15 vehicles were seen with their tires screeching as they skidded in circles through the intersection, Anaheim Police Sgt. Shane Carringer said. Authorities responded to break up the gathering, and a red coupe was seen in surveillance footage driving away from the scene as police approached.

Investigators believe the sports car struck a man who was standing in the street, then took off westbound on Katella, police said in a news release. The victim was taken to a  hospital and treated for injuries that were described as moderate, and was expected to recover, Carringer said.

The vehicle involved in the collision may have been a Scion FR-S or Subaru BRZ, police said. It did not have a license plate displayed on its front bumper, but may have had one on its dashboard.

Police asked anyone who might be able to help them track down either the vehicle or motorist involved in the crash to call APD Traffic Investigator Poer at 714-765-1474.

No other injuries or collisions were reported in connection with the street takeover, Carringer said.

“This one was actually on the smaller side compared to what we have seen,” Carringer said of the illegal  after hours gathering that preceded the crash. Similar events in Orange County and the illegal exhibitions of speed they feature have attracted hundreds of vehicles and people.

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CHP investigating after pedestrian is hit and killed on the 5 Freeway in Laguna Hills

LAGUNA HILLS — A pedestrian was struck and killed on the southbound San Diego (5) Freeway in Laguna Hills and the California Highway Patrol was investigating early Tuesday.

The accident was reported near the Alicia Parkway exit about 12:05 a.m. Tuesday, according to the California Highway Patrol.

A caller told the CHP a pedestrian was running in lanes of the freeway and was struck by a vehicle.

Officers were talking with the drivers of a Toyota Camry and big rig, but it was unclear if either vehicle struck the pedestrian.

The Nos. 3 and 4 lanes of the southbound San Diego Freeway just north of Alicia Parkway were closed until further notice for an investigation into the crash, the CHP said.

The age, gender and name of the victim were not disclosed. No arrests were immediately reported.

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Hit-and-run: Jogger struck and killed in Santa Ana

SANTA ANA — A pedestrian jogging along a street in Santa Ana was struck and killed by a hit-and-run vehicle and the driver was on the loose early Tuesday.

Officers responded to a call of a person down in the 1900 block of South Raitt Street, near West St. Anne Place, about 11 p.m. Monday and found the victim, who was pronounced dead at the scene, according to the Santa Ana Police Department.

It appeared the person was jogging and crossing Raitt Street at the time of the accident, the department said.

Police did not have a detailed description of the driver or vehicle.

A stretch of South Raiit Street near West Santa Ana Place was closed in both directions until further notice.

The age, gender and name of the victim were not immediately disclosed.

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Hit-and-run collision in Orange leaves pedestrian hospitalized

A motorist apparently drove off after striking and seriously injuring a pedestrian in Orange early Sunday, May 3.


Debris and a box of medical supplies at the scene of a hit-and-run crash in Orange that sent one person to a hospital with serious injuries early Sunday, May 3. (Photo by OnScene TV).

The crash happened near the intersection of Lewis Street and El Prado Avenue at about 1 a.m., Orange Police Sgt. Phil McMullin said.

Officers were dispatched to the area, and found the pedestrian in the roadway and seriously hurt. He was taken to a hospital, where he remained in treatment with extensive injuries of Sunday evening.

Investigators believe the vehicle that collided with the pedestrian was travelling south on Lewis, McMullin said. However, there were no witnesses to the incident, and a detailed description of the vehicle or its driver was not immediately available.

Police were working to identify a suspect, McMullin said. Authorities urged anyone with information regarding the crash to contact Orange Police at 714-744-7444.

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Motorcyclist killed on 405 Freeway identified as a Garden Grove man

SEAL BEACH — A Garden Grove man was identified Monday as the motorcyclist killed after crashing into the right shoulder wall on the San Diego (405) Freeway in Seal Beach and falling into freeway lanes where he was run over by at least one vehicle.

Robert Carson was 48, according to the Orange County coroner’s office.

The crash was reported at 4:07 a.m. Sunday on the northbound San Diego Freeway just south of the San Gabriel River (605) Freeway, according to the California Highway Patrol.

Witnesses told the CHP the motorcycle struck the right shoulder wall and that it was possible two vehicles hit the ejected motorcyclist.

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DUI suspected in fatal Garden Grove crash

A woman was fatally injured Wednesday afternoon in a three-vehicle crash that Garden Grove police investigators said involved an impaired driver.

Police in a news release said it happened at 1:30 p.m. at the intersection of Chapman Avenue and Euclid Street, where a white 2017 Honda hit a vehicle that was stopped for a red light. The collision caused the second vehicle to collide into a third vehicle.

A 59-year-old woman driving the vehicle initially hit by the Honda was found by emergency responders to be unconscious and not breathing. She was taken to UCI Medical Center, where she was pronounced dead, police said.

The Honda driver, described as a man, 27, was also hospitalized for injuries sustained in the crash. He was later arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence and released to the care of a hospital because of his injuries.

Authorities did not immediately identify the suspected DUI driver or the woman who died.

No one in the third involved vehicle required medical attention.

Anyone who witnessed the crash was asked to contact Garden Grove Police Department traffic investigator Officer Paul Ashby at (714) 741-5823.

 

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Pilot pulls off emergency landing in San Gabriel riverbed in Long Beach

The pilot of a stunt plane experienced a technical malfunction while flying over Long Beach on Tuesday, April 14, and had to make an emergency landing in a concrete bed of the San Gabriel River.

The man operating an Avions P Robins R2160 reported engine trouble, and managed to land the aircraft shortly before 7:40 p.m., in a portion of the channel just north of Wardlow Road, Long Beach Police Lt. Megan Zabel said. The stretch of concrete riverbed that served as a makeshift airstrip was mostly dry Tuesday evening, and is located near the 605 Freeway, where Los Alamitos, Cypress and Long Beach meet.

“We were coming in to land at Long Beach and the engine quit,” pilot Sergei Levitan said shortly after maneuvering the plane to safety. “We were just going over the river, and I realized I was too low to make it anywhere else. I figured this was the better place to land.”

Levitian called the aircraft with two seats and a red, white and blue paint job an “aerobatic plane.” He said he works for SoCal Jet Services and has been flying for about 10 years. This is the first time he has had to make an emergency landing. The pilot estimated that he may have been travelling at about 60 knots (69 mph) prior to landing, and that winds may have been light Tuesday evening.

“Well, it’s hard to say because I really didn’t have time to look around and see what conditions were,” Levitan said.

No injuries were immediately reported, Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Ian Gregor said. The plane had been occupied by Levitan and one passenger, Zabel said.

The aircraft was not damaged during the incident, Gregor said. Its was registered to Flyin Club LLC, a firm based out of Long Beach, and its flight certification was valid through Sept. 30, according to FAA records.

The emergency landing and the circumstances leading up to it were under investigation, Gregor said.

“(Even with) a little bit of water, this might still be better than landing on the streets,” Levitan said. “605? Eh, I don’t know. I didn’t want to land on a highway even though it is pretty empty right now.”

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Bicyclist fatally struck by SUV in Huntington Beach

HUNTINGTON BEACH — A bicyclist was struck by an SUV and killed in Huntington Beach and an investigation was underway to determine the cause of the crash.

The accident occurred near Yorktown Avenue and Vasile Circle about 8 p.m. Wednesday, according to Sgt. Eric Warken of the Huntington Beach Police Department.

Officers arrived on scene and found a man in the street, unresponsive. He suffered major internal injuries and was pronounced dead, Warken said.

A silver 2016 Honda Pilot with front end damage was found parked near the crash site and the 46-year-old driver from Huntington Beach stayed at the scene and cooperated with the investigation, Warken said. The driver was not injured.

The name of the victim was not immediately disclosed.

Anyone who witnessed the crash was asked to call Huntington Beach police Accident Investigators A. Turner at 714-536-5670 or D. Kim at 714- 536-5666.

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