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Ashton Colby Sachs booking photo. Courtesy the Orange County Sheriff's Department.
Claudia July 9, 2014 at 05:30 pm
This whole story is very tragic and horribly sad. After reading this article, it sounds as if thisRead More son has a serious jealousy issue regarding his parents love and his other siblings. I hope we will learn more about his motives as the story unfolds. In reality, jealousy is a very strong and negative emotion. As we just witnessed here, it is capable of killing an entire family (physically and emotionally). Just so sad...
Brainwashed_In_Church July 10, 2014 at 09:15 am
"...a serious jealousy issue...." When does an "issue" become aRead More "problem"? Don't we have "problems" anymore? Are they simply "issues"?
rl July 10, 2014 at 09:31 am
The parents were very narcissistic especially the mother. I know this for a fact because her motherRead More was. Do you have any idea what it's like to be raised by narcissistic parents?
Deputies, police and California Highway Patrol officers made 214 arrests for suspected DUI this 4th of July weekend. Photo courtesy the Orange County Sheriff's Department.
Bob Phillips July 9, 2014 at 02:42 pm
ZERO deaths is a GOOD thing! Hopefully, the ones arrested were put in JAIL! Keep up the good work,Read More law enforcement - keep these idiots off the road!
Dwight July 9, 2014 at 03:03 pm
Bob, no that is not what I meant. If you start at the beginning of the conversation, you will seeRead More that I am answering a question as to how many people were arrested. My intention is not to dodge checkpoints. My son just turned 16 and I have brought him through a couple of them to educate him as well. We had one in Mission Viejo a few weeks back. I checked the blotter to see if there were any arrests. I think there was one. Unless some do not get reported. There is no dodging DUI's down here. Eventually whomever does it, will get caught. D-
Dwight July 9, 2014 at 03:04 pm
Bob, unfortunately, DUI checkpoints will not keep the idiots off of the road. If they are notRead More drinking, they might be texting.
The Orange County Sheriff's Department is investigating an incident that has cyclists up in arms -- a videotaped confrontation where a woman throws a water bottle at a cyclist in Dana Point. Patch photo credit: Martin Henderson.
Greg Ferenstein July 8, 2014 at 11:48 pm
Shari Grace, when this was originally in the news several weeks ago it said the initialRead More confrontation between the truck and cyclist happened further back on PCH in south Laguna. Then the truck got held up in traffic. The cyclist was worried about what was going to happen when the truck caught back up, so he pulled out his phone to record video in the event there was another confrontation.
Mark Adams July 9, 2014 at 07:16 am
Based on the cyclists own video the sheriff should be asking why he didn't obey the rules of theRead More road, why he was riding on the very edge of the bike lane and why he swerved out of it prior to the confrontation It doesn't appear, by his own video, that he's totally innocent in this situation
KC July 9, 2014 at 08:43 am
But our law also doesn't work that way, retaliation isn't given an exemption from prosecution andRead More hucking a water bottle at someone is still considered assault and litering, plus rolling coal would also be something they may be punished for.
San Bernardino County Sheriff's deputies discovered a woman's body in an Aliso Viejo Apartment Monday evening. Patch file photo.
Brainwashed_In_Church July 8, 2014 at 07:22 pm
People die in their homes every day in Orange County. There must be something that makes thisRead More newsworthy.
Penny Arévalo July 9, 2014 at 03:40 pm
Follow up here:Read More http://alisoviejo.patch.com/groups/police-and-fire/p/woman-found-dead-in-aliso-viejo-was-victim-of-a-murdersuicide-deputies-say Murder-suicide. Sad
Booking photo for Ronnie Gamez, 27, of Laguna Niguel. Photo courtesy the Orange County Sheriff's Department.
Todd July 8, 2014 at 10:00 am
I wonder if the girl is going to get penalized in this case too?. Apparently she was smart enough toRead More hide this thing for couple years until she got cut. In other cases when minors violate the law they do get penalized as a juvenile.
Five convicted of second-degree murder in the jailhouse beating death of a Mission Viejo received appropriate sentences, an appellate court decided. Patch file photo.
hf2hvit July 8, 2014 at 04:17 pm
So because they THOUGHT he was a child molestor, they should have reduced sentences?
Joker Joe July 9, 2014 at 10:03 am
30 minutes???? And no deputy held responsible??? They knew it was out of view and did nothing?Read More The DA is filing against the wrong people.
Tina DelRegno July 9, 2014 at 12:56 pm
wrong & cruel, to allow this to continue for 30 min. ~ waking him up after beating himRead More unconscientious ~ just to do it again! w.t.h. ~ the inmates went too far, way too far!! 1 min. is a long time to be beaten, but 30?!! everyone looked the other way? the deputies know the code & should have protected him! They knew what was up! the deputies were to protect him regardless! they should ALL be punished severely & the deputies shud be in prison along w/the inmates. May God have mercy on them, May Mr. Chamberlin now be in a better place.
An off-duty Marine saw a house on fire in Mission Viejo and stopped to help the residents. Patch file photo.
Rocky Neidhardt July 7, 2014 at 12:58 am
Thank you mystery marine
S L S July 7, 2014 at 11:08 am
And you know for sure it was a Marine because....????
Eileen G. July 7, 2014 at 11:08 am
Thank you for sure. Thank you for being in the right place at the right time.
Patch file photo.
Sallie July 7, 2014 at 10:53 am
So sad. My heart goes out to his family and friends. What a brave man, he died doing his job tryingRead More to save another.
lwmc23 July 8, 2014 at 12:48 pm
I know two people who were left paralyzed by a wave. One was a high cervical injury which left himRead More ventilator dependent. Its possible this is what happened to this young man. Very sad and my condolences to his family and friends
hf2hvit July 8, 2014 at 04:07 pm
It doesn't matter who you are. The ocean is bigger than you. I'm sorry for your loss.
Patch file photo by Renee Schiavone.
Jeremiah July 11, 2014 at 01:51 pm
SouthernBelle - I chased them for many many years - every time I would almost get old enough theyRead More moved the bar - I'm taking every one I can get! I earned them! **** Steve - you and SouthernBelle appear to be arguing (discussing) from two very valid viewpoints. I tend to agree that there need to be age limits on jobs like these simply because of my own situation. I am over that age and was and still am physically fit enough to qualify. But I also out of nowhere had a stroke, which I recovered from. They have not yet been able to find any physical cause for it other than age. It isn't about the person in the job - the age limit is based on the medical risk profile that would endanger both the employee and the public he is tasked with serving. The likelihood of sudden debilitating circumstances increases with age and these jobs have a stress level which can precipitate it. Are you saying that the Armed Forces also should allow people into combat who are physically fit and over age? It's a matter of medical probabilities, not individual circumstances and somewhere there has to be a guiding line - that is not age discrimination. **** As far as what SouthernBelle says about her personal belief that men and women are designed for different things, I think you replied with a tired old response that is completely outdated. The point wasn't about what is "allowed" or "social equality", it was about physical differences that make one sex or the other more suited for a specific job. That denigrates neither - it just sorts society into equally valuable jobs which are performed more efficiently by one or the other. **** And I bet SouthernBelle knows something many women and men have forgotten - it's a whole lot more fun acting out the roles when men act like men and women act like women and we all play the game and enjoy life as equal but thankfully different! **** Any good man who values his life knows women are superior to men and don't argue with them because even if you win, you lose!! :-) **** Jeremiah
Steve Mehlman July 11, 2014 at 02:01 pm
You are right about one thing. Even if you win, you lose. :)..... But age discrimination is a soreRead More point with me; I've had it happen to me. And I'd ask Southernbelle to walk a mile in my shoes before condemning me for just "bitching.".....I think that age discrimination robs our society of strong, competent, experienced, knowledgeable people....Also, Jeremiah if someone is physically and mentally fit for combat, why shouldn't they serve?.... There are so many ways to measure an individual's capabilities. So why do we ignore all of them and just base this life-altering decision on an arbitrary age...a calendar no more determines a person's fitness and ability than his wallet determines the amount of money he has.
Jeremiah July 11, 2014 at 05:23 pm
Steve - I actually agree with both viewpoints and I am suffering that age discrimination thing rightRead More now myself. It has been over 4 years of looking and having exactly 6 job interviews and four of those turned out to be scams to have you work for a month cheaply and then they let you go and hire someone else on the cheap so I didn't take them. This is with a history of owning 3 of my own companies and successfully selling them and being the general manager of another for 8 years before leaving to form my own business again. And I am still fit and can work youngsters in the ground and I do on my construction projects I oversee occasionally for a contractor friend. Age is the factor keeping me unemployed, so I well know what you are speaking of! **** That said, after having an unexplained stroke out of nowhere I have to say that the possibility of medical problems grows with age - even if you happen to be the one it hasn't happened to. 60 is about the breaking point when the risk of things happening starts growing and as each year passes risk turns into probability at some point. In a lot of jobs this shouldn't matter - but there are certain jobs where other people depend on you being 100% and these people could be at great risk if something went wrong at the wrong time. So these positions have an arbitrary age limit based on risk and probability. Is it fair to a fit older person to be turned down because they have passed a certain number? No - but neither is it fair to expose citizens to increased risk. I make a distinction between those jobs and the ones people can do which don't place increased risk on people that are denied them by employers because of age. **** Jeremiah
Alberto Flores Ramirez of San Clemente. Photo courtesy the  Santa Ana Police Department.
Tye Plummer July 3, 2014 at 02:30 pm
Sorry or not he should have thought about the consequences of his actions before he did it. He gotRead More what he deserves.
Ken Briggs July 5, 2014 at 07:24 am
yes this dumb ass got what he deserves and make his sign up as a sex offender for life after he getsRead More out .
Patch file photo.
Chastity Lake July 5, 2014 at 04:31 pm
Buster, are a moron?
Chastity Lake July 5, 2014 at 04:34 pm
Buster - random DUI checkpoints are constitutional. Lorelei - no federal or state court can overruleRead More the SC.
Chastity Lake July 5, 2014 at 04:36 pm
There is only a time/manner/place restriction on DUI stops in California. A static location isRead More allowed, with every car that passes through checked. The reason is to avoid targeting based on impermissible grounds.
Laylani Mosley, missing 6-month-old. Photo courtesy Huntington Beach Police Department.
Gail Neuman July 2, 2014 at 08:34 pm
Thanks goodness the baby was found and is ok
Geoff Burton July 2, 2014 at 10:48 pm
good news is so rare
Brainwashed_In_Church July 3, 2014 at 06:49 am
Good news isn't rare; It just doesn't sell papers or increase web page clicks.
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Brainwashed_In_Church July 2, 2014 at 07:01 am
A) Ten years for flashing? B) Would like to know the probability of serving all 10 years. The onlyRead More crimes that bring harsher penalties than flashing are murder and bringing peanuts onto a school campus.
phil July 2, 2014 at 07:30 am
what a dodenhoff!!!!
sheryl bailen July 2, 2014 at 11:54 am
10 years seems a bit much compared to other sentences for crimes. But! Get these perverts off of theRead More streets. My granddaughter was "exposed" to this behavior when she was just 14. It affected her a lot! I pray that my 9-year old granddaughter doesn't have to endure this trauma.
Patch file photo.
Bill Beeman July 2, 2014 at 04:05 pm
Ladera is going down hill. Have you noticed the number of violent crimes that have happened there inRead More the last year. In terms of the incident with the Police please keep in mind the guy had a gun, the police were there because of abuse charges and candidly the guy is still alive. I would side with the officer in terms of benefit of doubt.
Brainwashed_In_Church July 2, 2014 at 04:29 pm
I don't think Ladera is going down hill. It's still a nice, squeaky clean, safe place. But withRead More only the info made publically available, it sounds like the cop wasn't out of line. But who really knows?
Rocky Neidhardt July 3, 2014 at 12:48 am
Ladera is a fake community.
Photo courtesy the Torrance Police Department.
Elsa June 30, 2014 at 06:22 pm
Yikes, those 'alternate routes' need 'alternate routes'!! Too bad for our town's restaurants andRead More businesses with the mess out there; I wonder how they're doing?
Samantha Runnion. Patch file photo.
Jeffrey Hathcock July 1, 2014 at 12:51 pm
Why did it take nearly 12 years for a court to agree that Avila received a fair trial? 12 years!Read More At the tax payer's expense. That's our liberal judicial system at work! And all this time that piece of shit that murdered that beautiful little child has been kept alive when he should have been hung twelve years ago! Why, people, do we continue to put up with this kind of crap? Jeff Hathcock
jeff s July 1, 2014 at 05:00 pm
Just another example of human trash that needs castration by rats, followed by skinning, salting andRead More slow roasting on stick. Feed his body to dogs.. make his mother watch the whole thing also... That's a little justice.. Not found in our stupid system that caters to and coddles evil..
Tina DelRegno July 9, 2014 at 01:03 pm
why is it that the innocent victim goes down in pain, anguish, cruelty, helplessness & death,,Read More w/such a long long recourse for the ppl responsible? why do we always seem to protect them more than their victims..?? soo many loopholes,, why would Avila deserve a "fair" trial? Samantha didn't deserve to be kidnapped, tortured & killed.. where are her rights??? j.s.~
The CSI van on the scene in Ladera Ranch Sunday. Photo courtesy the Orange County Sheriff's Department.
Shirley Dicktor June 30, 2014 at 10:45 am
The density of L.R. probably had nothing to do with a domestic violence call. Go to OCR to read theRead More article since Patch hasn't updated theirs.
Dan June 30, 2014 at 10:55 am
Rumor is that it is black market Botox injections gone bad.
Penny Arévalo June 30, 2014 at 04:15 pm
Story now updated. Lt. Hallock said he would have the release a lot sooner than it was actuallyRead More emailed. Sorry for the delay.
Courtesy of the Orange County Sheriff's Department.
Brainwashed_In_Church June 28, 2014 at 02:11 am
Wow, this is still open. I wonder if the clothing was put on her to make it appear as someone else.
Smokey Bear June 29, 2014 at 12:29 pm
Where exactly was this poor woman's body found? We go hiking there in the winter around ThanksgivingRead More & Christmas. That means she was there when we were hiking, but where exactly? How would anyone dispose of a body at a public state park with no one seeing anything? Was she murdered at the park? What was the cause of death? Does the Caspers park have all of the records of license plates over the last 6 months prior to January? Coach Williams, that sounds like a lead to me. Are they contacting dentists in Riverside Co. & OC? How about schools & after school programs? Somebody knows her. Put me on the case, I will find out. It's so suspicious & scary. I want more details!
Patch photo credit: Renee Schiavone.
Bella July 1, 2014 at 09:26 am
Look at the punk's name, enough said! Dirty pig.
Sue July 2, 2014 at 01:32 pm
Not entrapment Buzz. He was not enticed to do wrong. He had the choice to do his job and not be aRead More dirt bag thief.
tony July 5, 2014 at 08:45 am
With a name like Muhammad what else would you expect? With a towel around his head and a filthyRead More stinky beard no wonder he was set up. Way to go sand nigger. You made ALL of your people proud.
Patch file photo.
Shirley Dicktor June 27, 2014 at 12:52 pm
Can someone help me understand how robbing banks gets a longer sentence than a child molester gets?
Gary DiSarcina June 27, 2014 at 09:58 pm
Mimi Walters illegally directed state money to her husbands company but she got no jail time at all.Read More
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