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Fullerton pastor arrested on suspicion of child molestation

Arrest of John Rodgers McFarland In November, 2018, the Escondido Police Department initiated a child molestation investigation involving 66-year-old John Rodgers McFarland, a resident of Fullerton, CA. The incidents occurred several years ago when McFarland was visiting relatives in Escondido. McFarland is the current pastor of the Orangethorpe United Methodist Church in Fullerton, CA. On…

Former Fullerton Police Chief and Captain charged with battery on EMTs at an Irvine concert

Case # 18HM15615 December 7, 2018 OFF-DUTY FULLERTON POLICE CHIEF AND CAPTAIN CHARGED WITH BATTERY ON EMERGENCY MEDICAL TECHNICIANS AT CONCERT IN IRVINE SANTA ANA, Calif. – The former Fullerton Police Department (FPD) chief and a captain were charged with battery on emergency medical technicians at a concert in Irvine. Defendant: David James Hendricks, 47 Charged…

Doug Chaffee’s wife Paulette charged with stealing election signs

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 7, 2018 Case # 18NM18171 FORMER FULLERTON CITY COUNCIL CANDIDATE CHARGED WITH PETTY THEFT FOR STEALING ELECTION SIGNS SANTA ANA, Calif. – A former Fullerton City Council candidate was charged today with petty theft for stealing election signs. Defendant: Paulette Marshall Chaffee, 69, Fullerton Charged today, Dec. 7, 2018, with the following:…

Man convicted of the special circumstances murder of two Fullerton residents and a friend

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Case # 16NF2644 Date: November 8, 2018 MAN CONVICTED OF SPECIAL CIRCUMSTANCES TRIPLE MURDER OF COUPLE AND THEIR FRIEND IN FULLERTON SANTA ANA, Calif. – A man was convicted today of the special circumstances triple murder of a couple and their friend in Fullerton. Defendant: Joshua Charles Acosta, 23, Fort Irwin Found guilty…