ORANGE COUNTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY PRESS RELEASE
Case # 15NF0825
Date: April 8, 2015
SANTA ANA – A real estate agent was arrested yesterday for illegally taking down ballot proposition signs and threatening a man with a knife. Victor Chevalier Perrin, 50, Buena Park, is charged with one felony count of dissuading a witness by force or threat, one felony count of brandishing a deadly weapon, one misdemeanor count of petty theft, one misdemeanor count of receiving stolen property, and a sentencing enhancement for the personal use of a deadly weapon. If convicted, he faces a maximum sentence of five years in state prison. He is out of custody $30,000 bail and is scheduled to be arraigned at a later date.
At the time of the crime, the defendant was a licensed real estate agent in the State of California.
On March 13, 2015, Perrin is accused of illegally taking down signs from a chain link fence, in support of Measure A, which is up for a vote next month, to block condominium developments in the City of Buena Park. John Doe was driving home and stopped his vehicle when he saw what the defendant was doing and attempted to use his cell phone to take a picture of the defendant.
Perrin is accused of approaching John Doe’s vehicle, grabbing the victim’s cell phone, and throwing it over the fence into a vacant lot. As the victim exited his vehicle, the defendant is accused of brandishing a knife and threatening John Doe. Perrin is accused of driving away from the scene with the signs.
The victim drove away in his vehicle unharmed to a neighbor’s house and contacted the Buena Park Police Department (BPPD), who investigated this case.
BPPD arrested the defendant yesterday, April 7, 2015, on an arrest warrant filed on March 30, 2015.
Deputy District Attorney Jess Rodriguez of the Special Prosecutions Unit is prosecuting this case.
TONY RACKAUCKAS, District Attorney
Susan Kang Schroeder, Chief of Staff
Join us in supporting Measure A to protect the quality of life in Buena Park. Measure A requires the City Council and developers to obtain the consent of the voters before constructing apartments or condos in our limited parks and land zoned open space.
The City’s General Plan is a strategy to maintain the character of Buena Park. This plan, endorsed by our residents, set aside land zoned “open space” to preserve parks for the community, ball fields for our children and other green spaces.
Over time, our City Council has eliminated some of our open space by allowing exceptions for developers to build high density condos and shopping centers by arbitrarily changing zoning for them.Measure A will protect us from losing more open space.
Over the years traffic has worsened. Out of town Developers with City Council approval were allowed to change zoning and build the Malvern/Beach Blvd. shopping center on privately owned land zoned “open space”. This has created terrible traffic congestion and gridlock in that area. Measure A could have prevented that.
The city admits that we do not have sufficient parks and open space. Yet developers who do not live in Buena Park, are now trying to change zoning and take even more of our open space. Measure A will give voters the ability to stop this.
Measure A does not prevent responsible development. It simply requires the City Council and developers to obtain the voters consent before they build condos and stores in areas that we enjoy as parks and open space.
A YES vote on Measure A will help limit ever increasing traffic on streets like Beach Blvd, Orangethorpe Ave., etc. Vote YES on Measure A.
/s Joel Kushell
Principal Officer of Citizens to Support Open Space and Park Preservation Real Estate Broker
Buena Park Resident
/s Seung K. Lim
Former Chairman of Buena Park Parks and Recreation Commission Buena Park Resident
/s Robert J. Niccum
Former Chairman Buena Park Planning Commission Former President Buena Park School District Board Former President Buena Park Library Board
/s John P. Demeter
Former Director Buena Park Traffic and Transportation Commission Buena Park Resident
/s Joseph F. Dibsy
Former President Buena Park Chamber of Commerce Past President Buena Park Lions Club
Buena Park Resident