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Saddleback Valley Unified Board Pres Arrested

Dennis Walsh reportedly became uncooperative and tried to stop deputies from towing his vehicle, believed to have been involved in a hit-and-run collision.

Dennis Walsh. Patch file photo.
Dennis Walsh. Patch file photo.
Originally posted at 11 a.m. April 8, 2014.

Orange County Sheriff's deputies arrested Dennis Walsh, president of the Saddleback Valley Unified school board, Monday night on suspicion of resisting arrest.

Earlier, a car believed to belong to Walsh, was reportedly involved in a non-injury collision with a fire hydrant, said sheriff's spokeswoman Gail Krause. Deputies went to Walsh's home in Lake Forest and saw the suspected car in the driveway.

"When deputies told the registered owner, Dennis Walsh, that the vehicle was evidence in the non-injury, hit-and-run collision and would need to be towed, he became uncooperative and tried to stop the deputies from towing the vehicle," Krause said.

The hit and run investigation is ongoing with an unnamed suspect, she said.

Walsh and a representative of the school district could not be reached for comment.

OldTimer April 09, 2014 at 11:27 PM
I wonder if it would have made any difference if Kelly Thomas would have asked for the officers names and badge numbers and for the commanding officer's phone number? Or if Kelly would have called an attorney? I'm guessing not. The plastic gloves would have probably still come on. I wonder if the cops would have stopped beating him if he yelled out "I'm going to sue you" or if he would have photographed the cops? I'm doubtful. Poor guy. If some fella's didn't have bad luck they wouldn't have any luck at all. I hope his luck turned for the better on the other side. RIP.
Josephina April 09, 2014 at 11:40 PM
@ nobody ...I must agree it is kind of very stupid. It is also my view that he should not be the president of a school board and do the right thing and resign. Resisting arrest is not wise and just shows his low IQ (perhaps below the room temperature) Is this the moral value and example of someone in charge of educating our children and grandchildren? OldTimer are you planning to write a novel about the hydrant and your dog?
OldTimer April 09, 2014 at 11:54 PM
Josephina, it's my impression that dogs build an emotional attachment with the local hydrants. You should see mine pull me from one to the other. Like a little locomotive. And who am I to know...there might be some secret communication going on there between the two? Why do you think dogs are so attached to hydrants versus, let's say, stop signs? Mine never goes to stop signs. There's something about a hydrant that seems to be special. Since I don't speak dog or hydrant language - I can't figure it out. So I stopped trying until this darn article popped up. Now I can't stop thinking about it. Oh well. I could go on for hours. If I did write an novel on it (and I could) it would be very entertaining and keep you on the edge of your seat. That's for sure.
nobody April 10, 2014 at 12:02 AM
Josephina April 09, 2014 at 11:40 PM @ nobody ...I must agree it is kind of very stupid. It is also my view that he should not be the president of a school board and do the right thing and resign. Resisting arrest is not wise and just shows his low IQ (perhaps below the room temperature) Is this the moral value and example of someone in charge of educating our children and grandchildren? OldTimer are you planning to write a novel about the hydrant and your dog? _________________________________________________ Agree.

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