SAN CLEMENTE, Ca. (May 21, 2020) – This morning at approximately 9 a.m. a protest occurred in the city of San Clemente related to the Governor’s stay-at-home orders. The vast majority of demonstrators peacefully exercised their First Amendment rights, with an estimated 200 people attending the protest.
Unfortunately, despite numerous warnings prior to the event, some individuals chose to commit unlawful activity. Eight people were arrested; their booking charges are below. Trespassing charges indicate the individual is suspected of entering into the city parking lot encircled by fencing erected by the city of San Clemente and refusing to leave after multiple requests. Those arrested for failure to disperse are suspected to have remained after the protest was declared unlawful, and were provided multiple warnings to relocate to an area designated for the protest.
- Adam Kiefer, 27, Hesperia- Trespassing
- Mary Lou Tanner, 40, Aliso Viejo – Trespassing
- Adam Wincek, 22, Mission Viejo- Trespassing
- Keegan Hill, 22, San Clemente- Trespassing
- Alan Hostetter, 55, San Clemente- Inciting a Riot, Trespassing, Destruction of City Property, and Resisting Arrest
- Kenneth Collins, 75, San Clemente- Failure to Disperse
- Patricia Cabada, 42, Orange- Failure to Disperse
- Kirk Heintz, 60, San Juan Capistrano- Failure to Disperse
“We always have and always will protect First Amendment rights,” said Orange County Sheriff Don Barnes. “That does not entitle individuals to commit other violations of law. We appreciate the support we have received from the community as we defend the rights afforded to us by the Constitution and uphold the law.”