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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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Winners use exercise, diet to slay fitness challenge at Anaheim Fire & Rescue

Firefighter Ali Khairi hadn’t planned to enter Anaheim Fire & Rescue’s fitness competition this year, but when he was challenged by friend and Fire Capt. Grant Riley, he couldn’t...

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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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Behind the Badge in 60 Seconds: October 17

On this week's episode of Behind the Badge, we join Anaheim PD for Coffee with a Cop at Starbucks; meet brothers Michael and Charlie Carter, both award-winning officers at the Tustin Police...

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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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Fullerton PD ramps up recruitment with team of nearly 30 who woo newbies and laterals

Sgt. John Ema, who runs the personnel and training division at the Fullerton PD, motions to the white board hanging in his office. In various colors of erasable ink that indicate such positions as...

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Rapid DNA system used in Orange police arrest of man charged with stealing panties, drinking milk from college women’s home

The Orange Police Department has arrested a man suspected of burglarizing the home of four female college students and leaving semen on one victim’s laptop. Jonathan Jose Ruiz, 19, of Orange was...

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