FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Case # 18NM18216

Date: December 10, 2018

BUENA PARK CITY COUNCILMEMBER-ELECT CHARGED WITH PETTY THEFT FOR STEALING CAMPAIGN SIGNS

SANTA ANA, Calif. – The Councilmember-Elect for Buena Park City Council District 1 was charged on Friday with petty theft for stealing campaign signs.

Defendant

Charges

Maximum Sentence

Court Date

Youngsun “Sunny” Park, 48, Buena Park

Charged on Dec. 7, 2018, with the following:

  • One misdemeanor count of petty theft

Six months in county jail

Arraignment

Dec. 19, 2018, 8:30 a.m.

Department N-8, North Justice Center, Santa Ana

Circumstances of the Case

  • At the time of the crime, Park was a candidate for the Buena Park City Council District 1 seat.
  • On Oct. 19, 2018, the defendant and an unidentified male are accused of stealing approximately 12 campaign signs that read “No Sunny Park, Carpetbagger,” which were paid for and placed around the city by Committee for a Better Buena Park.
  • A witness called the Buena Park Police Department (BPPD), who investigated this case. BPPD located and arrested Park later that day.

Prosecutor: Deputy District Attorney Jake Jondle, Special Prosecutions Unit

 



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