Category Archives: Anaheim Police

OCDA looking for additional sex crime victims of a former Disneyland machinist


Bryan William Anast

Orange County District Attorney, Press Release
For Immediate Release, Case # 13WF1859: June 24, 2013

OCDA SEEKS PUBLIC’S HELP IDENTIFYING POTENTIAL ADDITIONAL VICTIMS OF MAN CHARGED WITH SEXUALLY ASSAULTING FEMALE RELATIVE

WESTMINSTER – The Orange County District Attorney’s Office (OCDA) is seeking the public’s help identifying potential additional victims of a man charged with sexually assaulting a female relative. Bryan William Anast, 45, Corona, is charged with four felony counts of aggravated sexual assault of a child, one felony count of possession and control of child pornography, and a sentencing enhancement allegation for forcible sex crimes. If convicted on all counts, he faces a maximum sentence of 63 years to life in state prison and mandatory lifetime sex offender registration. The People will request the defendant be held on $1 million bail at his arraignment today, June 24, 2013, at 1:30 p.m. in Department W-1, West Justice Center, Westminster. Continue reading

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Disney dry ice bomber freed by an Orange County Superior Court Judge


Christian Barnes

Superior Court Judge Nicholas S. Thompson ordered the man who set off two dry ice bombs at Disney’s Toon Town, 22-year-old Christian Barnes, released on his own recognizance today, according to CBS News.

His bail had previously been set at $1 million dollars.  No one was hurt by the dry ice bombs. Continue reading

Disney cast member accused of setting off dry ice bombs pleads not guilty


Disney cast member Christian Barnes

Christian Barnes, 22, the Disneyland employee accused of setting off two dry ice explosions at the theme park pleaded not guilty on Thursday.

He was charged with a felony count of possession of a destructive device in a public place, according to KTLA News. Continue reading

Cast member arrested for setting off dry ice bomb at Disneyland


City of Anaheim Police Department, John Welter, Chief of Police
PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICE
PRESS RELEASE, FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: May 29, 2013
Released by Sgt. Bob Dunn, Contact at 714-497-6330

Subject: Suspect Arrested in Dry Ice Incident at Disneyland

Late on May 28, 2013, Anaheim Police Detectives identified and arrested a Disneyland outdoor vending cast member, Christian Barnes, 22, of Long Beach in connection with this incident. He was booked at the Anaheim Police Department on suspicion of possessing a destructive device (18740 CPC) and he is being held on one million dollars bail. Continue reading

Was the dry ice bomb at Disney’s Toon Town an act of terror?


A dry ice bomb exploded in a trash can at Disneyland’s Toon Town on Tuesday night, at about 5:30 pm.  The Anaheim Police Department sent officers to examine the debris and guests were evacuated from that part of the park.

The dry ice appeared to have been placed in a plastic bottle that was left in a trash can. The explosion was confined to the can, according to the Anaheim Police Department, as reported by the Los Angeles Times. Continue reading

Did Diaz have it coming? The OCDA cleared the cop who shot him


From the New Anaheim blog

The Orange County District Attorney released a letter today clearing Anaheim police officer Nick Bennallack, who shot and killed a gang member, Manuel Diaz last summer – an event that triggered riots in the shadow of Disneyland.

The finding by the DA set off a firestorm of complaints on news and social media – mainly asserting that there was no way the DA was going to find Bennallack guilty.

But let’s take a step back here for a moment.  Why would a cop go to all the trouble of becoming a cop just to blow his career by shooting some unarmed gang banger in the back?  Remember that most cops join the police force for the pay and benefits, and because they can be cops without having a college degree.  And cops get to retire young, with huge pensions. So why blow all of that over some pelon? Continue reading

Man gets 8 years in prison for selling fake Disney pins from China


Picture of bogus pins courtesy of the OC Weekly

Orange County District Attorney Press Release
For Immediate Release, Case # 11NF1191: March 6, 2013
Contacts: Susan Kang Schroeder, Chief of Staff, Office: 714-347-8408, Cell: 714-292-2718; Farrah Emami, Spokesperson, Office: 714-347-8405, Cell: 714-323-4486

MAN CONVICTED OF ILLEGALLY IMPORTING COUNTERFEIT DISNEY PINS FROM CHINA TO SELL OVER THE INTERNET

*Co-defendant was sentenced to one year in jail and three years formal probation

SANTA ANA – A man was convicted today for illegally importing counterfeit collectible Disney pins from China and selling them over the Internet. Larry James Allred, 58, Walnut, pleaded guilty to a court offer to one felony count of trademark infringement with sentencing enhancements for property loss over $200,000 and admitted a 1975 prior strike conviction for rape and a 1978 prior strike conviction for kidnapping and rape. He is expected to be sentenced to eight years in state prison and ordered to pay $201,000 restitution at his sentencing July 15, 2013, at 8:30 a.m. in Department C-49, Central Justice Center. Continue reading