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Police Files (Cont.)

Kidnapping and assault suspect sought

Orange County Sheriff’s Department investigators are seeking the public’s help in identifying a suspect who assaulted and kidnapped a 22-year-old female victim in Aliso Viejo yesterday, January 21, at approximately 6 p.m.

The woman told deputies that while she was skateboarding at Woodfield Park in Aliso Viejo, an unknown man attempted to talk to her and then unexpectedly attacked her. He grabbed the victim who fought and screamed during the incident. The suspect threw the victim on the ground, dragged her into the bushes, and then fled in an unknown direction.

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Authorities seek public’s help in identifying kidnapping and assault suspect

The victim described the suspect as a light-skinned black or Hispanic man in his 40s with dark hair, 6’0”, medium build, wearing a grey hooded sweatshirt and possibly shorts.

If you have any information or may be able to help identify the suspect, contact the Special Victims Detail at (714) 647-7419. Anonymous information may be provided through Orange County Crime Stoppers at 1-855-TIP-OCCS.

Liquor thieves steal bounty of booze from local grocery store

On Friday, Jan 17, at approximately 9 p.m., LBPD officers were dispatched to Pavilions, 600 N Coast Hwy, in reference to an alleged theft that had just occurred. 

According to LBPD Spokesperson PIO Sgt Jim Cota, “The reporting party advised that two subjects, both described as black males, had stolen a large amount of liquor and had fled the location in two different vehicles.” 

Sgt Cota said, “The reporting party was unable to give a direction of travel or description of the vehicles at the time of call. The total loss was estimated to be over $1,000. Newport Beach PD had two similar incidents within an hour after our theft.”


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