Tag Archives: Police

A man died after jumping off the Mickey and Friends parking structure on Friday morning


The Mickey and Friends Parking Structure, Photo Courtesy of Yelp

The Mickey and Friends Parking Structure, Photo Courtesy of Yelp

An unidentified man jumped to his death off a parking structure near Disneyland Park just past 2 a.m. on Friday, at the Mickey and Friends parking structure located at 1313 S. Disneyland Drive, according to the O.C. Coroner.

The man was taken to the UCI Medical Center, in Orange, where he died at 3:08 a.m. on Friday morning, according to the O.C. Register. Continue reading

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Bay Area probation officer on vacation at Disneyland charged with possession of cocaine and a live gun


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ORANGE COUNTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY PRESS RELEASE

Case # 15NF1743

Date: June 26, 2015

JUVENILE CORRECTIONS OFFICER ON FAMILY VACATION TO DISNEYLAND CHARGED WITH POSSESSION OF COCAINE AND LOADED FIREARM

FULLERTON – A juvenile corrections officer was charged today with possession of cocaine and a loaded firearm after leaving both in a hotel room he checked out of during a family vacation to Disneyland. Robert Dandrea Minor, 51, Hercules, CA, is charged with one felony count of possession of a controlled substance with a firearm. If convicted, he faces a maximum sentence of four years in state prison. The defendant is not in custody and the People will be requesting he be held on $25,000 bail at his scheduled arraignment on July 29, 2015, at 8:30 a.m. in Department N-3, North Justice Center.

Minor is a juvenile corrections officer for the Probation Department in San Francisco. 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

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