Articles Posted in costa-mesa

Jury Unable to Decide if 1988 Rapist-Killer Should Get Death
Law Offices of William W. Bruzzo

There was still no verdict on the death penalty sentence for Jason Michael Balcom who was convicted in March of murdering and sexually assaulting a pregnant woman in Costa Mesa back in 1988. The DA is pushing for the death penalty on the count of the violent nature of the crime. She had been gagged…

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Orange County Dad Attacks Two Sons, Evades Police and is Arrested
Law Offices of William W. Bruzzo

A family dispute in Costa Mesa resulted in an arrest of the father of two sons. The mother of the two, who was not present at the scene, called police stating that her husband had hit the younger son. Police arrived and after speaking with the brothers, one a 28-year old and the other 17-years…

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White Powder
Law Offices of William W. Bruzzo

William Louis Poolman sent a check to the Judicial Data Systems in Costa Mesa in order to pay a ticket. The ticket was for $68.50 for not paying parking fees at Carpentaria State Beach. He had appealed the ticket according to the Orange County Register but did not win. When the payment was received the…

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Sobriety Checkpoints Continue In Orange County Cities
Law Offices of William W. Bruzzo

Sobriety checkpoints continue to be the trend in Orange County as deputies from the Sheriff’s Department were conducting DUI roving patrols the weekend of April 16, 2010. Funding was been provided through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration grants. The patrols targeted areas with high incidences of DUI-related arrests and collisions in the cities of…

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The Deadly Dentist
Law Offices of William W. Bruzzo

Former Orange County dentist Tony Protopappas convicted of second-degree murder in 1984 has been granted parole by an appellate court. He was convicted for the deaths of three women he had as patients at his Costa Mesa dentistry office. They died from a high dosage of anesthesia. His attorney acknowledges that there are some possible…

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