|For Immediate Release
Case # 08HM04390
June 2, 2008
|Susan Kang Schroeder
Public Affairs Counsel
SCHOOL POLICE OFFICER CHARGED
WITH ASSAULTING GIRLFRIEND DURING
MOTHER’S DAY CAMPING TRIP
NEWPORT BEACH – A police officer with the Santa Ana Unified School District has been charged with assaulting his girlfriend during a weekend camping trip at Doheny State Beach. Anthony Carl Maes, 51, Whittier, is charged with one misdemeanor count of domestic battery with corporal injury and one misdemeanor count of dissuading a witness from reporting a crime. He faces a maximum sentence of two years in jail if convicted. Maes is scheduled to be arraigned June 3, 2008, at 8:30 a.m. in Department H-13, Harbor Justice Center, Newport Beach.
At approximately 11:00 p.m. on May 10, 2008, Maes is accused of getting into an argument with his girlfriend, Jane Doe, while camping at Doheny State Beach for Mother’s Day with their baby. The defendant is accused of hitting Jane Doe in the face three or four times, causing scratches and bruising. Park Rangers, who had gone to the defendant’s motor home because of a loud generator, spoke to the victim after noticing that she was visibly upset. Maes is accused of instructing the victim in Spanish not to say anything to the Park Rangers.
Maes is a 10-year veteran of the Santa Ana Unified School District Police Department. The Santa Ana Unified School District Police Department is a separate agency to the Santa Ana Police Department.
Deputy District Attorney Suzy Snyder of the Family Protection Unit is prosecuting this case.