Man charged with assault senior in Irvine

SANTA ANA (CNS) – A Tustin resident was accused today of assaulting a 69-year-old man in Irvine over an argument over an unleashed dog.

Keven Alexander Quiroz, 23, has been charged with assault, which is likely to result in serious bodily harm. He injured an elderly adult and had an assault weapon, all crime. He pleaded not guilty to his indictment in the Santa Ana prison courtroom and was ordered to return to court on April 12 at the Harbor Justice Center in Newport Beach.

To generate clues, police released a video last week of the attack that took place at Sierra Vista Middle School at around 7 p.m. on March 19.

The surveillance video and photos resulted in an anonymous lead, which Sgt. Said led to the suspect’s arrest. Karie Davies of the Irvine Police Department.

Quiroz was arrested at his Tustin apartment, and police also confiscated a rifle from his vehicle, according to Davies. Investigators suspect the attack was due to an argument over Quiroz, who kept his dog on a leash.

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