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Armed neighbors detain attempted murder suspect in backyard until OCSD arrives

He was busying himself in his spacious backyard around 6:45 p.m. Thursday in Mission Viejo when he heard the rustling coming from behind a shed. Justin Helstien's wife, Hala, was inside, making...

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Chase is on the case at the Pasadena Police Department

At first glance, Chase is a fun loving, overly exuberant, pedigreed English Springer Spaniel. With a liver and white coat and a birth certificate that shows a family lineage of notable English...

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Mental Health Day is a daily reality for members of Anaheim PD’s PERT

It’s 7 a.m. on a recent weekday, and three members on a specialized Anaheim PD unit already have their hands full. But when your job is to help the mentally ill, that’s the norm. Faced with a...

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Close Calls: Traffic accident nearly turns fatal for officer

Sgt. Sean Whiteley of the Tustin Police Department shares his tale of a dangerous incident that happened while he was handling a traffic accident in Tustin in 2007. Whiteley was hit by a vehicle....

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This rookie Anaheim PD officer tied one on, and his act of kindness went viral

The 10th-grader had a big debate at school in the morning, but spaced out the night before. He forgot to ask his father to leave a tied necktie for him in the morning. Luke Cuevas, 15, who like...

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Tustin officers escort kids to classes

The crisp early morning air wasn’t a bother to over 100 students who got a special escort to school on Oct. 10. The Tustin Police Department partnered with Tustin Ranch Elementary School for...

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Brothers, on the job and off, win accolades at Tustin Police Department

Officers Michael and Charlie Carter of the Tustin Police Department might have grown up together, but in personality and policing styles, they’re polar opposites. Their close friendship and...

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From morning to evening, Anaheim PD officers chat with locals on National Coffee With a Cop Day

Waking up, getting dressed, and getting coffee is a morning routine for most people. When Anaheim residents walked into a Starbucks on East Santa Ana Canyon Road on Wednesday, Oct. 3, for their...

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Pasadena PD Explorers take on the challenges in the annual Battle of the Badges competition

They may be the future protectors of life and property. And for a full Saturday, Pasadena Police Explorers were among 259 Explorers, mostly ages 14 to 17, representing 23 LA County agencies who...

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Citizens walk Tustin to support police

The line of walkers, about 200 strong and strung out over a quarter mile, made their way along some of Tustin’s main thoroughfares. Many waved U.S. flags, divided with a blue line down the...

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