OC man arrested after pair of building crashes 

A man was arrested Tuesday after allegedly crashing his SUV into a social services building and a nearby auto parts store and leaving behind packages containing mineral oil.

Jesus Torres, 36, was booked for investigation of hit-and-run, vandalism, burglary, and facsimile of a weapon of mass destruction, Orange County Sheriff's Department spokesman Jim Amormino said Tuesday.

Torres may have targeted social services because of a recent domestic violence arrest but the connection to the store in Orange was unknown, Amormino told The Orange County Register (http://bit.ly/wOzaLY).

The bomb squad was called to both crashes and the areas were cordoned off until the substance could be identified.

Torres was tracked to his home in Orange after a witness got his license number during the auto parts crash, Amormino said. Torres lived about three miles from the crash sites.

An attorney for Torres could not immediately be located.

According to court records, Torres pleaded guilty in May to corporal injury of a spouse and was sentenced to 20 days in jail, three years of probation and was ordered to enroll in a treatment program. In October, he was back in court and pleaded guilty to disobeying a court order.

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