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Woman injured in jump from overpass during pursuit

COSTA MESA – A woman was seriously injured Monday after she jumped from a freeway overpass during a police pursuit, authorities said.

The chase began shortly after 10:45 a.m., when an officer attempted to pull over the driver of a black pickup for unspecified vehicle code violations, a Costa Mesa police statement said.

The motorist refused to stop and began driving recklessly, police said, running red lights and passing vehicles on the shoulder of the roadway.

The driver stopped the pickup at the side of Bear Street at the I-405 overpass. Police say she got out of the vehicle, ran to the edge of the overpass and jumped off.

The woman was taken to Western Medical Center-Santa Ana in critical condition. It wasn’t clear whether she was struck by vehicles on the freeway.

Police have not released the woman’s name, identifying her only as a 33-year-old whose last known address is in Costa Mesa.

Police temporarily closed several lanes of the northbound I-405 just north of Bristol Street, California Highway Patrol logs show.

Authorities say a records check showed that the woman was wanted in Los Angeles County on drug-related charges.



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2 men shot after hit-and-run crash in Santa Ana, police said

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SANTA ANA – Two men suffered gunshot wounds late Sunday when gunfire broke out after the occupants of an SUV tried to flee after striking parked cars and landing on top of a block fence, police said.

The crash happened about 11:50 p.m., when a GMC Envoy speeding in the 1300 block of South Douglas Street went over a speed bump and slammed into parked cars, hit a curb, and struck a block wall and a concrete light pole, Santa Ana police Cpl. Anthony Bertagna said.

Residents emerged from their homes after hearing the loud sounds of the crash.

The occupants of the SUV – a 21-year-old male, a 17-year-old girl and a 16-year-old boy – were walking away from the crash, but were confronted by the homeowner and his son who got them to sit on the curb, Bertagna said.

“While they were waiting for the police, the 21-year-old old gets up and removes a handgun from his front pocket and points it at the victims,” Bertagna said.

A scuffle ensued and the handgun went off, striking a bystander in the arm, Bertagna said.

The gunman tried to flee, ran into the concrete pole and fell to the ground, Bertagna said, adding that he was shot in the chest with his own weapon. Detectives are trying to determine if the gun went off when the man fell or if it went off when there was a scuffle between him and the residents who chased him, Bertagna said.

The wounded man got up and ran northbound on Douglas with the 16-year-old boy. Officers took them into custody about two blocks from the scene of the crash, Bertagna said. Officers found a handgun lying next to the man, he said.

The 17-year-old girl, who was driving the SUV, also was taken into custody.

All three are being held on suspicion of hit-and-run and attempted murder, both felonies, Bertagna said.

The wounded men were taken to Western Medical Center-Santa Ana. Both are expected to recover.



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Police: Man stabbed after refusing to give cigarette

SANTA ANA – A man was stabbed in the chest Tuesday night after police say he refused to give a man a cigarette.

At 10:30 p.m., officers were sent to Western Medical Center-Santa Ana regarding a stabbing victim, Santa Ana police Cmdr. Jeff Owens said.

The victim told officer he was walking home from the Stater Bros. supermarket near Tustin and Santa Clara avenues when he was approached by a man who asked him for a cigarette, Owens said.

“The victim denied the suspect’s request and the suspect took offense to that,” Owens said.

The man brandished a knife and stabbed the victim in the chest, Owens said. The victim went home and a relative took him to Western Medical Center-Santa Ana.

The victim’s injury was not believed to be life-threatening, Owens said.

The attacker was described as a man in his 30s.

Anyone with information was asked to call the Santa Ana Police Department at 714-245-8665.


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Woman seriously hurt by hit-and-run driver

SANTA ANA – A woman was seriously injured Thursday when she was struck by a hit-and-run driver Thursday morning in Santa Ana, police said.

Officers and paramedics responded to reports of a vehicle striking a woman at Elder Avenue and Bristol Street about 6:30 a.m., Santa Ana police Cpl. Anthony Bertagna.

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A police cruiser blocks traffic from a lane on Bristol Street in Santa Ana as personal belongings from a hit-and-run victim waits to be collected by investigators.

The woman, described as being about 50 to 60 years old, was walking north on the west sidewalk of Bristol and was crossing Elder when she was struck, Bertagna said.

“She was about four to five feet into the intersection when a driver traveling eastbound on Elder hit her,” Bertagna said, adding that the impact knocked the woman to the No. 3 lane of south Bristol.

The driver of the vehicle fled before police arrived and a description of the vehicle was not immediately available, he said.

“(The driver) fled without stopping or rendering aid to the person that he hit,” Bertagna said.

The woman was unconscious when she was found. She suffered head trauma was taken to Western Medical Center-Santa Ana in serious condition.

Police are asking anyone who witnessed the incident to call 714-245-8214.


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