From May 23 to June 5, 2016, local law enforcement personnel will participate in the national Click It or Ticket campaign in an effort to save lives through increased seat belt use. This education enforcement period comes ahead of the Memorial Day holiday, one of the busiest travel weekends of the year.
On Wednesday May 18, 2016 at approximately 8:50 a.m. a home invasion robbery occurred on the 18000 block of East Vine Avenue in El Modena. At the time of the home invasion, one female and one male were inside the residence. The suspect approached the female victim and demanded money while threatening her with a knife. Hearing the commotion, the male victim confronted the suspect and sustained a cut to his face during an ensuing altercation. The injury sustained was not life threatening.
On May 11, 2016 an attempted sexual assault occurred on the Oso Creek Trail in Mission Viejo near Marguerite Pkwy. and La Paz Road. At approximately 3:30pm, a female was walking the trail when the suspect grabbed her and pulled her to the ground. The suspect attempted to pull the female’s pants off. The female fought back and the suspect fled the area. The suspect is described as male, unknown race, 5’10”, possibly 50 years old, husky build, black flat top hair cut wearing a white shirt, khaki pants and work boots.
On Wednesday, May 18, 2016 at approximately 8:50pm suspects entered Cal-Med Pharmacy and ordered victims to the ground. One suspect had a handgun. Loss was a small amount of cash and approximately $3,000 in prescription medication.
Historically, the fifth of May commemorates Mexico’s 1862 victory over France at the Battle of Puebla during the Franco-Mexican War. Present-day celebrations can lead to drunk driving—and there’s no victory in that. If you are planning to party this Cinco de Mayo, keep this number in mind: 343 people were killed in motor vehicle crashes over the Cinco de Mayo holiday weekend in 2014. Of those 343 people who lost their lives, 34 percent (116) died in drunk-driving crashes. Sadly, almost one out of five (17%) of all the drivers in fatal crashes that weekend had blood alcohol concentrations (BACs) of .15 % or higher—almost two times the legal limit
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