Tag: Anaheim Police

Ex-Anaheim Police Officer Acquitted of Filing False Report

SANTA ANA, Calif.—A former Anaheim police officer was acquitted Aug. 3 of lying on a police report to justify searching a suspect’s vehicle. Dillon Adam Avila, 30, was found not guilty of one felony count of a police officer filing a false report. Prosecutors dismissed a felony count of perjury on July 20, according to…


Man Shot to Death at Anaheim Carnival; Suspect in Custody

ANAHEIM, Calif.—A man who was an innocent bystander was killed when a 17-year-old boy pulled out a gun and fired it during a fight at a Cinco de Mayo carnival in Anaheim, authorities said Monday. The shooting occurred just after 10 p.m. Sunday when the annual carnival at La Palma Park was shutting down, said…


2 Firefighters Injured After Multiple Fires Set Off in Anaheim

ANAHEIM, Calif.—Crews responded to multiple fires set off in Anaheim on Feb. 20—resulting in two firefighters being injured. The first major blaze broke out at an illegal marijuana lab located on Knollwood Circle, according to Anaheim Police Sgt. Shane Carringer. At 11:22 a.m. on Sunday, firefighters responded to a call at a commercial building where…


Man Convicted of Murder After Killing Wife, Propping Body on Couch During Christmas 

An Anaheim man was convicted of second-degree murder April 7 for killing his wife on Christmas Day in 2011, then propping her body on a couch while her children opened presents. William Wallace, 39, was originally indicted with one felony count of murder in 2012 by a grand jury. He is scheduled to be sentenced June 4, where he faces a maximum sentence…


Orange County Tackles Its Human Trafficking Hotbed 

Visitors flock to Southern California for its beaches and sunshine, but there’s a darker side to Orange County’s tourism industry that law officials are working to combat: human trafficking. Orange County has become a destination location for human trafficking victims, officials from the Orange County Human Trafficking Task Force said during an April 6 press conference in…