Major Crime in a Very Safe City

2012 in review: Safe as it is, Mission Viejo still has serious crimes.

Mission Viejo is known and loved as a safe city. While you may not worry while walking around town, major crimes are sometimes hatched here.

Here are three big crime stories from 2012 covered on Patch.

San Clemente's John Melvin "Pops" Walker is accused of making millions off nine illegal pot shops in Orange County and Long Beach, and hiding the earnings from the government.

Perry "Bucky" Forehand, 33, of Mission Viejo, helped Walker open and maintain a Dana Point dispensary a few hundred feet from a Montessori School.

Mission Viejo Man Wanted in Double Homicide Captured at Border

A man from Mission Viejo suspected of killing two men and critically shooting two women last month in North Las Vegas was arrested at the U.S.-Mexico border in June.

In May, a man pled not guilty to tying up, pistol-whipping and robbing Mission Viejo residents of the Promenade Apartments.

Michael Vincent Ginger, 23, pled not guilty to 22 felonies, including first-degree robbery and assault with a firearm.

Tom Sheltraw January 01, 2013 at 11:24 PM
These six things the Lord hates, Yes, seven are an abomination to Him: A proud look, A lying tongue, Hands that shed innocent blood, A heart that devises wicked plans, Feet that are swift in running to evil, A false witness who speaks lies, And one who sows discord among brethren. (Proverbs 6:16-19 NKJV) It is unfortunate that our world is filled with these six things listed above.
sharon girulat January 02, 2013 at 03:34 AM
It is sadder still that our world lacks the leaders or teachers to teach otherwise, by word or deed


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