FBI Searches Mission Viejo Residence on Tirante

FBI agents appeared in Mission Viejo Tuesday morning to execute a search warrant.

FBI agents spoke with a Mission Viejo resident outside a home on Tirante Tuesday morning. Credit Peter Schelden
FBI agents spoke with a Mission Viejo resident outside a home on Tirante Tuesday morning. Credit Peter Schelden
FBI agents appeared Tuesday morning on Tirante to execute a search warrant, FBI spokeswoman Lourdes Arocho said.

Five FBI agents could be seen talking to a woman with the trunk of a car open outside the home. The woman was holding the box for a remote controlled helicopter.

The search was made "in connection with an ongoing case," Arocho said. She said no other information could be released at this time.

The side door to the back yard was open and several FBI vehicles lined the street.

It was unclear whether a shattered ceramic floor lamp resting against the home's outside wall was part of the search.
Dan Avery December 04, 2013 at 01:05 PM
SLS you should be equally as proud of such a glaringly obvious cheap shot. If you haven't noticed it, lately, let's say the last twenty years, our government has either given out no information or they've dumped misinformation to the press. So what are journalists supposed to do, pray tell? I think this piece speaks volumes about the times we live in, where the FBI raids homes and says nothing, the NSA taps phones, emails, and what not on a whim, and our President runs a secret drone war that has killed thousands on nothing more than pure speculation.
S L S December 04, 2013 at 01:32 PM
I agree with your comments, however this article is like a Seinfeld show - really about nothing. If I were going to report something - anything - I would make sure it had something worth reading. EXAMPLE: Who's house was it? Did anyone interview the FBI or ask questions? Maybe as a reporter I would have contacted the homeowner when the dust settled and asked some questions. Then I would have something to actually report, rather than just fill some space
Peter Schelden December 04, 2013 at 01:41 PM
I did interview the FBI, SLS. That's who's quoted in the story. They just didn't answer many of my questions.
Dan Avery December 06, 2013 at 01:03 PM
SLS if you agree with my comments then this story isn't about nothing. It's about how secretive our government has become. They weren't always that way. After Watergate they chilled out for a few years because protections were in place. Bush II killed those protections and Obama has doubled down. In other words, it's all in how you read. Your concerned about details the author didn't need to make this about something. This piece is a lot like Hemingway. And if you don't think government secrecy and the media's being cut out is worth reading about, then we are in a heap of trouble.
Life's a beach in MV December 24, 2013 at 10:45 AM
Thanks for reporting Peter.


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