Category: Police

SAPD opens second PAAL location at the Roosevelt/Walker Community Center

In 2007, the Santa Ana Police Department opened its doors to its first Police Athletic and Activities League (PAAL) Center on the city’s west side. Today, a second PAAL location, within the Roosevelt/Walker Community Center, has opened its door for Santa Ana children to enjoy on the east side of Santa Ana. Combined, these two … Continued

Historic Pacific Park fire station to be preserved as new PAAL center

A historic former fire station will soon be transformed into a new Santa Ana Police Athletic & Activity League center to serve youths and seniors. This week the Santa Ana City Council directed City staff to convert the vacant 1928 fire station at 625 S. Cypress Ave. in the Pacific Park neighborhood into a PAAL … Continued

Message from Chief of Police David Valentin

Santa Ana Police Chief David Valentin has issued a video message today to address serious misinformation that has recently been reported about police activities and to assure the public that all Santa Ana Police Department officers and staff are held to the highest standard. The misinformation was reported on a blog about the Major Enforcement … Continued

Hit and run fatal traffic collision – 1400 N Main Street

On 04/09/2022, at 0212 hours, the Santa Ana Police Department received several calls regarding a two-vehicle traffic collision at the intersection of Main Street/14th Street. Citizens had reported that one of the vehicles was overturned and the driver was trapped. When officers arrived on scene, they located the overturned vehicle, a 2005 Chevrolet Colorado. It was occupied by one individual who … Continued

SAPD detectives arrest suspect on sexual assault-related charges

On March 3, 2022, Santa Ana Police detectives arrested Alejandro Heredia-Santana, a 51-year-old resident of Santa Ana, for child molestation. Detectives investigated allegations that Heredia-Santana was having a sexual relationship with a 17-year-old family member. Shortly after police were notified, the victim ran away from home and went to live with Heredia-Santana. Detectives located the … Continued

SAPD detectives requesting public assistance with information on death investigation

On January 21, 2022, at approximately 4:35 a.m., Marco Ramirez (64) was transported to the hospital from 5100 West Westminster Avenue by medical personnel. On February 28, 2022, the Santa Ana Police Department received notification from the Orange County Sheriff’s Coroner’s Office that Ramirez was pronounced deceased. Based on information received, it is possible Ramirez … Continued

#SantaAnaPD #WantedWednesday – February 23, 2022

Wanted Suspect: Carlitos Peralta (33 years old) Wanted Suspect Carlitos Peralta was the Warehouse Manager of “Covid Clinic” located at 3401 W MacArthur Boulevard inSanta Ana.  “Covid Clinic” has seven warehouses throughout the nation where they store and ship Covid-19 tests to customers such as clinics, pop-up testing sites, schools and hotels. Peralta had access … Continued

Santa Ana Police Department Statement on Incident at Santa Ana High School

On March 10, 2022, at approximately 12:26 p.m., the Santa Ana Police Department received an alleged bomb threat at Santa Ana High School. The caller further alleged being armed. The Santa Ana Police Department, Santa Ana School Police Department, and the Orange County Sheriff’s Department Bomb Squad responded to investigate. The school was placed on … Continued

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