Authorities set up traffic stops in Placentia Tuesday night, in the hopes that the public could help them find the person responsible for the deaths of three homeless men in Orange County.
Dozens of officers from various agencies and agents with the "Homeless Homicides Investigative Task Force" stopped cars on North Bradford Avenue, near where James McGillivray was stabbed to death behind a mall three weeks ago. They also gave out flyers showing a white Toyota seen at one of the killings, a "vehicle of interest."
"We're hopeful that someone who drives by this scene today has information that they may have dismissed as inconsequential at the time," said Sergeant Bob Dunn of the Anaheim Police Department. "But when they're here, and there's investigators to talk to them right now, and they happen to be driving by, that they provide us with that information."
Neighbors praised the roadblock, saying the violence has left them rattled.
"I have four kids, and it's scary. We live just down the street," says neighbor Brad Lawson. "I don't mind the traffic, for hopefully getting some guy."