Homeless no more, a bomb scare and a black tar heroin arrest
A homeless woman who spent three weeks at the Transportation Center now has shelter thanks to the efforts of the Fullerton Police Department's Homeless Liaison team.
Cpl. John DeCaprio and county mental health expert Hector Varela connected the woman with a senior outreach organization on Monday afternoon.
She wasn’t the only homeless person who now has a roof over her head, thanks to the duo. Working with the Coast to Coast Foundation, DeCaprio gave a homeless man a ride to the bus depot. He is now headed home to North Carolina, and the nonprofit sent him with a care package that included food.
"Most police officers get into the business because they want to help people," said Sgt. Jeff Stuart. “Our partnership with Coast to Coast and the county’s mental health department has enabled us to do a lot of good. It’s rewarding to make a difference.”
Also Monday, police responded to the 300 block of W. Truslow regarding a broken truck window.
Inside the truck was a container filled with gasoline and a device taped to it. Police called experts from the Orange County Bomb Squad and Anaheim’s Hazmat teams to investigate and remove the container.
A few homes were evacuated before the container was removed.
And finally, at about 11:45 p.m. Officer Jesus Salazar stopped a pedestrian near the intersection of Euclid Avenue and Orangethorpe Street.
The pedestrian, John Ceniseroz, 34, was on probation. During a search, the officer discovered 12 needles, black tar heroin and methamphetamine.
He was arrested.