FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: December 10, 2018
Case # 18NM18216
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: Youngsun “Sunny” Park, 48, Buena Park
Charged on Dec. 7, 2018, with the following:
- One misdemeanor count of petty theft
Maximum Sentence: Six months in County jail
Arraignment set for Dec. 19, 2018, 8:30 a.m. at 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