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Garden Grove Police involved in deadly shooting

Breaking News

A Garden Grove Police officer was stabbed and the suspect shot and killed Wednesday night when plainclothes officers spotted a robbery. The suspect was 16 years old, and two other juvenile suspects were arrested at the scene. Garden Grove TV3 has the story.

Episode 1 Viewing Schedule

Schedule

The first episode of OC Crime Catchers will debut on the OC Channel on February 3rd at 8 AM, with a replay later that evening at 8 PM. The OC Channel is available on digital channel 50.2. Episode one will be available to stream anytime right here on our website beginning February 4th.

Updated 1/21/11 & 2/2/11:

Here is a channel guide to find the OC Channel for Orange County viewers:

  • Over-the-air antennae – 50.2
  • Time Warner Cable* – Channel 235
  • Cox Cable** – Channel 810
  • Verizon FIOS – Channel 470

*Time Warner customers throughout Los Angeles county and in Lake Elsinore now have the OC Channel available on Channel 235.

**Cox Cable customers in Palos Verdes and San Pedro also have the OC Channel available on Channel 810.

Feb. 3 8:00 AM
8:00 PM
Feb. 4 12:00 AM
5:00 PM
Feb. 7 8:30 AM
9:00 PM
Feb. 8 12:00 AM
5:00 PM
Feb. 10 7:00 PM
Feb. 12 12:00 AM
5:00 PM
7:00 PM
Feb. 15 8:00 PM
Feb. 16 12:00 AM
5:00 PM
Feb. 20 12:00 AM
8:30 PM
5:00 PM
Feb. 22 7:00 PM
Feb. 24 12:00 AM
5:00 PM
Feb. 27 7:30 AM
Feb. 28 12:00 AM

Neighborhood Bar Helps With Garden Grove Cold Case

Behind the Scenes

OC Crime Catchers shooting at Club 22

We want to give a special “shout out” to the owners of Club 22 in Garden Grove who allowed our production team to use their sports bar for a reenactment of a Garden Grove cold case featured in the premiere episode of OC Crime Catchers.

Gaby and Jonnie graciously opened early so we could complete a four-hour shoot before the bar’s official opening time of 11AM.  They loaned us bartender Bobby Vetere, who not only made us feel welcome but taught our lead actress how to mix a drink so she could be convincing in her role as a cocktail waitress.

Bobby played himself, taking on the role of the bartender for the reenactment, keeping the extras entertained with funny stories between scenes.  –It’s easy to see why this guy is so popular with Club 22 patrons.

Jonnie describes the atmosphere at Club 22 as something you expect to find at a neighborhood bar.  “If you’ve never been here before, you come in a couple of time, everyone knows you, Jonnie says.  “Kind of a Cheers kind of place,”  she adds.

Following the video shoot, we hung out and ate breakfast (offered on Saturdays and Sundays) which was really tasty and surprisingly inexpensive.  Other food bargains include a huge plate of  spaghetti and meatballs on Wednesday night for five dollars.  Friday night is steak night, with a 10-ounce rib eye, baked potato and corn on the cob for only ten bucks.

Gaby and Jonnie bought Club 22 in 2008 when it was a defunct nightclub that had been shuttered for two years.  They teamed up to re-open the site as a fully remodeled sports bar, complete with granite counter tops, comfy bar chairs, and sparkling new kitchen.

A selection of what Club 22 offers

The bar includes six televisions, two pool tables and an Internet juke box with thousands of song titles.  Club 22 draws local football fans who enjoy watching NFL Sunday Ticket in high definition, with a choice of a dozen tap beers and a variety of bottled brews.

Karaoke fans pack the place on Tuesday nights with patrons raving about the fun they have singing with Club 22′s host, “Crazy Shed,” aka “The Chocolate Bunny.”  Shed’s dynamic personality has helped the club get a four to five-star rating on Yelp.

One thing that really makes Club 22 stand out among neighborhood bars is how clean the place is.  Everything sparkles:  –Even the restrooms!  Jonnie smiles with pride as she tells me about the framed certificate hanging on the wall behind the bar, granting Club 22 an “Award of Excellence” from the Orange County Health Department.

“This place is owned by two women, so we treat it like our house and it’s got to be clean,” she insists.

Friendly atmosphere, good food, bargain prices, and “clean” fun.  –What more could you want from a neighborhood bar?

Add a couple of compassionate women who want to help two families to get the justice they deserve, and Club 22 is a winner in our book!

Club 22

13132 Garden Grove Boulevard, Garden Grove, CA (map).

714/663-1775

Hours:

  • Sun-Thurs 11AM to 11PM
  • Friday & Saturday 11AM to Midnight (Hours to be extended this Summer).
Jennifer Bauman-Roy


Jennifer is the creator and producer of OC Crime Catchers.

OC Crime Stats Up & Down

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Three Orange County cities see an increase, while three large cities see a drop in property and violent crimes.  If you live in Garden Grove, Huntington Beach and Orange, have you felt the impact of more crime in your neighborhood?

Garden Grove, Huntington Beach and Orange were the only large Orange County cities that saw an increase in violent crime. Garden Grove saw an additional 28 incidents during the studied time frame, an increase of 12 percent. In Huntington Beach, violent crime rose 11 percent with an additional 21 reported incidents. Violent crime in Orange increased 20 percent with an additional 16 reported incidents.

Read more at the OC Register.

Murder Suspect Found Dead By UCI Police

Wanted
Gregory Turner - wanted for attempted murder

Gregory Turner - Wanted Poster

UPDATE 12/18/10, 10:18 AM - Late Friday the UCI Police issued this update to Turner’s case: “As an update to the domestic violence crime that occurred Wednesday, December 15, 2010, the suspect in the case has been found deceased by UCI Police Officers in the San Juan Capistrano area.”

The UCI Police are asking for your help in finding Gregory Turner. Turner is wanted for attempted murder. If you see Turner or his blue 2006 Chevy Silverado truck, CA plate 8P53538  please call 911 or the UCI Irvine Police Department at (949) 824-5223.

From the press release: “On December 15, 2010, at approximately 2:20 p.m., the UCI Police Department responded to a domestic violence report in Verano Place Housing. Officers arrived at the location and determined the husband, Gregory Scott Turner, had attempted to murder the victim by strangulation. Turner, a Caucasian male, 33 years old of age, and a UCI student, fled the scene in a blue Chevrolet pickup truck, California license plate 8P53538. Later that afternoon, Turner made statements to a friend that he wants to commit suicide.”

Click on the wanted poster to enlarge and read more.

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