Press Releases

September 14, 2015 
NEWS RELEASE: Murder Suspect Arrested

News ImageWESTMINSTER, Calif. (September 11, 2015) – On Friday, September 11, 2015, Orange County Sheriff’s Department Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) deputies arrested Craig Tanber, 37, Dana Point, wanted in connection with the stabbing homicide that occurred last Monday, September 7, 2015 in front of the Patsy’s Irish Pub in the City of Laguna Niguel. Tanber was taken into custody without incident or injuries.

Tanber was arrested at approximately 6:15 a.m. this morning after investigators obtained information he was staying at the Motel 6 at 13100 Goldenwest Street., Westminster. SWAT operators made entry into the motel room and safely took Tanber into custody.

Tanber will be booked into the Orange County Jail on charges of murder. He will be held on $1 million bail and is expected to appear in court on Tuesday, September 15, 2015.

Anyone with additional information is asked to call Orange County Sheriff’s Department’s Homicide Unit at (714) 647-7055 or (714) 647-7000. Anonymous tips may also be submitted to Orange County Crime Stoppers at 855-TIP-OCCS (855-847-6227) or at

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September 14, 2015 
NEWS RELEASE: Suspect Arrested on Sex Charges, Investigators Seeking Additional Victims

News ImageSANTA ANA, Calif. (September 11, 2015) – On Thursday, September 10, 2015, Orange County Sheriff’s Department Special Victim’s Unit investigators arrested Mark Falkowski, 28, Long Beach, on sex charges related to inappropriate electronic communication with a female juvenile. Beginning in early 2014, Falkowski is believed to have engaged in the exchange of inappropriate e-mails and conversation via Skype with the victim.

September 8, 2015 
SPECIAL BULLETIN: Wanted for Murder

News ImageNAME: TANBER, Craig: 01-27-1978

DESCRIPTION: Male, white, 6’1”, 190 lbs., brown
hair, hazel eyes

TATTOOS: Numerous covering body

CRIME: C.P.C. 187(a) – Murder

On Monday, September 07, 2015, Tanber is suspected in the stabbing death of Shayan Mazroei, 22, Laguna Niguel. The stabbing occurred early this morning during a physical altercation in front of Patsy’s Irish Pub in the city of Laguna Niguel. Tanber is a documented gang-member with a significant criminal history and should be considered armed and dangerous. He frequents the South Orange County area and the City of Huntington Beach.

Anyone with any information regarding Tanber’s whereabouts is asked to call 911 or the Orange County Sheriff’s Department at the numbers provided below.

*** UPDATED Press release & suspect PHOTO attached

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