When the driver attempted to also exit, John Edward Maust placed him in a choke hold with the pocket knife and demanded that he be taken to a Jack in the Box.
City prosecutors were expected Thursday to announce charges against a San Fernando Valley man for allegedly allowing a 9-year-old boy to bring a loaded gun to his elementary school.
City Council members in Lancaster want to go after the pocketbooks of criminal offenders.
Barbara Wu was sentenced Monday to three years, four months in state prison after pleading guilty January 15 to one count each of stalking and witness intimidation, as well as two counts of solicitation to commit a criminal act.
An Aliso Viejo executive faces sexual assault and child pornography charges for allegedly soliciting sex videos from two children in Virginia, authorities said.
Authorities say a woman has pleaded not guilty in connection with a deadly crash in Redondo Beach in which four people were killed and several others were injured.
An Orange County man accused of molesting more than 10 boys was being held Friday on $1 million bail.
Prosecutors have charged two men with assault and other counts in connection with the Thanksgiving Day attack on an actor in Hollywood.
Police on Wednesday said Sabrina Limon was romantically involved with Redlands firefighter/paramedic Jonathan Hearn, 24.
The man accused of killing three teenage girls in a Halloween hit-and-run accident was charged Tuesday with felony manslaughter.
That night, on October 19, Newport Beach police told Sandra Eagleson her 30-year-old husband Shaun had been hit by a truck while riding his bike.
Alfredo Aquino, 20, of Anaheim, California, and Ricardo Cruz, 19, of Buena Park, California, were expected to make a court appearance Tuesday and enter a plea.
Former Los Angeles City Councilman Richard Alarcon will serve 120 days in jail as part of his sentencing Tuesday for his convictions on fraudulent voting and perjury charges.
Timothy Lai, 29, is accused of fleeing the country shortly after Newport Beach police began investigating claims students’ grades had been manipulated durin a computer hack at Corona Del Mar High School.
David Paul Fraijo, 36, faces up to nine years in prison when he is sentenced Jan. 12.