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Santa Ana Police Department
Tuesday August 22nd, 2017 :: 05:43 p.m. PDT


SAPD Officers Arrest Suspect For Discharging Laser At An Occupied Aircraft –Sheriff’s Helicopter “Duke”

Arrested: Gustavo Valencia Lopez (38) Santa Ana


Summary: Monday, 8-21-2017, at approximately 8:37pm Orange County Sheriff’s Air Support “Duke” relayed to SAPD dispatchers that a male adult was pointing a laser at the helicopter from Thornton Park. 1801 West Segerstrom. The suspect was in the playground area with his two kids and wife. Duke guided officers into the location and the suspect was taken into custody without incident. A laser was found buried in the playground where Duke first spotted the suspect. Suspect booked into SAPD Jail on the felony charge of Discharging Laser At An Occupied Aircraft.

Santa Ana Police Department
60 Civic Center Plaza
Santa Ana, CA 92701

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