YORBA LINDA, California - (June 15, 2013) – This morning at approximately 6:30 a.m., deputies from the Orange County Sheriff’s Department were dispatched to the 6000 block of Calle Entrada in Yorba Linda regarding a home invasion robbery.
SANTA ANA, California - (June 13, 2013) – On Tuesday, June 11 at approximately 11:00 a.m., members of the Orange County Child Exploitation Task Force (OCCETF) arrested Robert Ornelas, 62, of Santa Ana for child molestation of a female, 12 years or younger, from 1990 to 1995. He is currently in custody at the Orange County Jail with bail set at $1,000,000.
During the early morning hours of June 12, 1999, Deputy Bradley Riches was ambushed and murdered. He was on routine patrol in the city of Lake Forest when he drove into the parking lot of a convenience store. Without warning or provocation, a man shot Deputy Riches numerous times with an assault rifle while he sat in his patrol car. He initiated an emergency radio transmission but succumbed to his injuries before that transmission could be completed. The suspect was arrested later by Orange County Sheriff’s Deputies and was subsequently convicted of first-degree murder with special circumstances. Deputy Riches had served with the Orange County Sheriff’s Department for 9 years.