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Off-duty L.A. County sheriff's deputy charged in O.C. with firing weapon, filing false police report [Updated]


BOJORQUEZ, PATRICIA MARGARET An off-duty Los Angeles County sheriff's deputy has been charged with filing a false police report against her ex-husband and firing a weapon in her Westminster home that endangered nearby children, authorities said Monday.

Patricia Margaret Bojorquez, 43, is accused of falsely reporting to  Huntington Beach police Nov. 18 that her ex-husband was sexually assaulting a 13-year-old female relative, the Orange County district attorney's office said.

She allegedly lied about the incident because she was upset over custody issues.

[Updated: 5:01 p.m.: Bojorquez was a sheriff's deputy at the time of the alleged crimes but left the department June 29, Capt. Mike Parker said. "This is a tragedy for everyone involved," he said of the incident.]

Bojorquez is currently on probation for two DUI convictions in Orange County, the district attorney's office said.

Bojorquez is charged with firing a weapon in her home Jan. 9. The bullet pierced a window and hurtled toward a frontyard where children were playing, prosecutors said. They allege that Bojorquez showed disregard for the safety of the youngsters, who were directly in the line of fire. Her brother and fiance were in the home at the time of the shooting and called police.

She was charged Thursday with a felony count of discharging a firearm with gross negligence and a misdemeanor count of filing a false police report, prosecutors said.

She is scheduled to be arraigned Sept. 24 at the courthouse in Westminster.

-- Robert J. Lopez

Photo: Patricia Margaret Bojorquez. Credit: Orange County district attorney's office

 
Comments () | Archives (17)

Why, after being suspended for TWO dui's, didn't her employer make her give up her weapon? What kind of nuts are running the cop departments? Seems like they have zero common sense.

How nice, and a police officer to boot!

That's FUNNY!!!
Another one of LA's Finest! Gotta love it.
And they say gang members are dangerous. HaHaHaHa

Another lying drunk cop, now ex-cop! Every arrest ever initiated by this psycho should be reviewed. This moron should be going to prison and if there's any justice she will!

Absolute power corrupts absolutely. It's no mystery why sane people should not put too much trust in the police.

She's an embarrassment to herself, the Department and Law Enforcement.
She needs to go to prison.
Hopefully this serves as a warning to other stupid LE officers who abuse their position.

Typical cop... Shes probably gonna get a slap on the wrist... Gotta love how justice works for he corrupt police in america

busted

What a great cop. How do these idiots get hired, anyway? By screwing the boss?

Affirmative Action,again.And you pay.

I just want to say on behalf of my mother that I tried to get her work involved when she was have drinking problems. They refused to help her or let me talk to the captain. I told them when this gets too far that I would go to the papers and tell them that they refused to take action! So everyone know that The Los Angeles Sheriff's Department knew she was "sick" and kept her on th force and with a gun. I blame you LASD!

In response to Candice Laren's comment: I understand your frustrations regarding getting help for Ms. Bojorquez seemingly to no avail. Believe me, am being on the inside and have personal knowledge of what was going on with Patty, you have my word of honor that anything that Patty's peers and supervisors could have done to help her as a person and as an employee, we did it, and more so... OVER AND BEYOND THE CALL OF OUR DUTY! Unfortunately, we also had to follow strict legal and Department guidelines to resolve her issues. None of us has the power to arbitrarily hire or fire an employee, not even our Sheriff. And yes, sometimes, the bad ones do somehow pass our hiring processes as in any other profession. Several of us who worked with Patty extended our help to her even during our off hours, but nothing worked. The system did finally prevail as she was no longer working and causing anymore harm to herself and to the community for several months before this latest update. The only person who failed in this unnecessary and embarassing drama is Patty because she did not help herself as a person, citizen, and most of all as a MOTHER!

I am very glad that all of you people are perfect.. I pray that none of you succumb to the pull of addiction.. It is a disease, not a choice.. Think about that the next time you make judgments.

"Compassion will cure more sins then condemnation."
-Henry Ward Beecher

To the "LASD EMPLOYEE" who felt the need to run his mouth. WTF dude, SERIOUSLY... SERIOUSLY!!? What good did your post do? Of course Candace is hurting and angry. I understand your need to defend yourself, ehhh kind of. (Anyone who knew they did all they could wouldn't feel the need to so blatantly point fingers and defend themselves), but that aside... ok the first part was to defend yourself, got it (kind of) but WHAT THE HELL was the point of that last part, especially that last sentence? What message are you trying to get across to Candace? What message are you trying to get across to anyone? I’m embarrassed for you, your proving these IDIOTS point!

Goodness, aren't you supposed to be there for each other? I'm going to go ahead and HIGHLY DOUBT you went “above and beyond” for Patty, when you so clearly feel the need to blatantly and publicly ostracize her with no regard for her situation, her daughter’s position, or the outer pointlessness of it. If you did happen to do anything remotely supportive you managed to reverse any good you did in the few minutes it took you to write that post.

if any one belives that they have all the facts in this case they are misinformered

Like most every thing that you read You are not being told the facts Its a GROOSS DISTORTION OF THE TRUTH. AND THE REALITY IS THERE IS MUCH MORE GOING ON THAN MEETS THE EYE
DON'T BELIEVE ME AND CERTAINLY DO NOT BELIEVE WHAT IS WRITTEN IN THE ARTICLE

YOU ARE NOT GETTING THE FACTS THIS IS A GROSS DISTORTION OF THE TRUTH. THE REALITY IS THAT THERE IS A LOT MORE GOING ON HERE THAN MEETS THE EYE DONT BELIEVE ME BUT CERTAINLY DONT BELIEVE WHAT THE ARTICLE SAYS . JUSTICE HAS A PRICE AND IN THIS CASE THE TRUTH HAS BEEN EXCLUDED SHAME ON EVERY ONE INVOLVED


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