Man who fired on Santa Ana police in custody after chase

SANTA ANA – A man who fled police for several hours after firing gunshots out of his car window late Saturday was arrested early Sunday, according to the Santa Ana Police Department.

The man, identified as 28-year-old Santa Ana resident Jimmy Hoang Truong, surrendered at 2:40 a.m. Sunday and was taken into custody, Santa Ana Police Cmdr. Jeffrey Smith said.

The pursuit started just after 9:30 p.m. Saturday when the driver of a four-door sedan ignored a traffic stop near Euclid and First streets. The pursuit, which briefly went onto the 22, ended at Euclid and Fifth streets.

During the chase, Truong fired bullets out the window, but no one was hurt, police said.

Eventually, police blocked in the vehicle so Truong could not continue to flee, Smith said. Hostage negotiators talked to Truong, who then gave up peacefully.

He has been arrested and will face charges of attempted murder of a police officer, being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm, possession of a stolen firearm and felony evading, according to the police website.

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Navy missile test causes light show seen in O.C.

An intense light overhead that could possibly be seen from Orange County Sunday evening was a Naval examination fire off the coastline, authorities stated.

Navy Strategic Systems Programs carried out an arranged missile examination flight from the Kentucky, an Ohio Course nuclear-powered ballistic rocket sub, in the Pacific Examination Variety, Cmdr. Ryan Perry claimed in a declaration. An Ohio Course submarine concentrates on the stealthy launch of nuclear warheads.

Perry said the Spear II (D5) missile launched off the shore of Southern California accountabled for the light that lasted a number of secs.

Calls from residents witnessing the light at around 6 p.m. flooded the 911 line, an Orange County constable’s dispatcher claimed.

“It was a very bright, white round light heading west, making a cone-shape vapor trail,” Connie Swanson claimed in an e-mail to the Register. “It was a clear evening with no moon.”

Individuals uploaded images of the light on Facebook and twitter. Numerous users associated the light, which left a blue as well as green streak throughout the sky, to a UFO or meteor.

Perry claimed information concerning rocket tests are classified before launch, yet the nuclear warhead was not armed.

“Launches are carried out on a constant, recurring basis to guarantee the continuous dependability of the system,” Perry said. “Each examination activity provides important information about our systems, thus supporting assurance in our abilities.”

Procedures at Los Angeles International Airport terminal as well as John Wayne Airport proceeded usually, airport officials stated.

Nonetheless, for the next 7 days, flights showing up from twelve o’clock at night up until 6:30 a.m. will certainly use the normal daytime method over land due to the fact that the army airspace west of LAX will certainly be energetic, LAX spokeswoman Nancy Castles claimed.

The rocket system cost is $30.9 million as of 2009, according to the UNITED STATE Navy’s Fact Documents online.

City Information Service added to this report.

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Check out our photos from the county’s high school football games on Friday night. It was a night filled with drama and passion as teams battled for league titles and playoff spots, while their fans cheered them on.

Go to OCVarsity.com to see all of the stories, scores, video and more from the Week 10 games.

You’ll also find an updated breakdown of each league’s race for playoff spots.

Oh, gourd! Smashing pumpkins at Cal state Fullerton

FULLERTON– When a year, Trevor O’Neil, proprietor of an at home caregiving service, ends up being a middle ages warlord.

On that day, O’Neil’s sole desire is to lay siege to castle battlements.

His trebuchet– a 20-foot tall catapult called Medieval Chaos– was just one of 15 weapons taking intention Sunday at Discovery Dice’s eighth yearly Pumpkin Go for Cal State Fullerton.

“Where else do you have the opportunity to recreate a middle ages siege engine as well as ruin points?” he asked.

Cal State Fullerton does not have a castle on campus, so the teams used their hand-crafted weapons to terminate pumpkins at wood targets made to appear like castle walls and towers. While four of the launchers were constructed as well as run by families who simply enjoy chucking pumpkins at targets, the other 11 came from middle schools, secondary schools as well as universities.

For the Cal State Fullerton Culture of Female Engineers, the pumpkin launch has actually been a team-building exercise for the past 5 years.

The launch provides the pupils a justification to invest time together outside of meetings as well as class, claimed Club President Rachel Langenfeld.

“Females are underrepresented in engineering, so it is necessary for those people in these areas to obtain to know each other so we can assist each various other,” Langenfeld said.

The club’s tool of choice Saturday was a ballista– which looks like a huge crossbow– whose array was limited to close-by targets yet can attack them with much better accuracy then the trebuchets.

It took most groups a month or two to build their trebuchets– which make use of counterweighted arms to fling items– and the ballistas– which use elastic bands pulled to their limits to introduce objects. O’Neil claimed he looked into styles online as well as made a small design to see if his own trebuchet style functioned.

He scaled up from there and also finished up with a 20-foot high mass of wood, hefty bolts and also rope.

At the terminal beside the Culture of Female Engineers, the team from Valadez Intermediate school Academy in Placentia manned an intense green and orange trebuchet expanding over 20 feet in height when introduced.

The team of 10 pupils and 2 teachers drew ropes to bring the arm into a shooting placement, and also the students took turns releasing a rope to terminate the pumpkins down the area.

Employee Nathan Cordova, 13, stated he wants to be an engineer sooner or later, as well as Sunday’s experience glued that desire.

“The only thing I had actually built prior to this was a little tool kit in timber store,” Cordova stated. “It’s impressive to construct something this massive and also actually see it work.”

After hitting a target at the very least 200 feet down the area, the group from Valadez took residence second location. The group of females engineering students made third area.

It was Medieval Mayhem that won the day. O’Neil’s trebuchet attacked two targets at the back of the area. Once Valadez missed its final opportunity to tie the rating, O’Neil threw his arms up in accomplishment.

“The success type of gas my goals to compete at the World Championship Punkin Chunkin in Delaware,” O’Neil stated. “However for currently, it’s merely motivation to keep ‘chunkin.’ ”

O’Neil’s sons, Cameron and Devin, assisted build Medieval Chaos in 2010 however have actually both because developed their own groups.

Cameron, a 17-year-old elderly at Canyon Senior high school, has had his own trebuchet considering that 2011, and he promised to defeat his dad next year.

“Also if I disappear for college, I wish to return and give him a run for his cash,” Cameron O’Neil said. “Plus, it’s simply fun to toss pumpkins.”

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