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HBPD specialized team uses science to find cause of crashes

“I didn’t see the pedestrian.” “My brakes weren’t working.” “I wasn’t speeding.” When it comes to traffic collisions, Huntington Beach police have heard it all. What motorists...

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A cop, an abused dog, and a short tale about second chances

The call came in to Fullerton Police on Sept. 25. Adult male abusing his dog. Ugly, horrible stuff. Cops determined the man had a mental disability, so they didn’t arrest him. They also determined...

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Tip a Cop and support Special Olympics athletes at the same time

Diners at the La Habra Red Robin on Imperial Highway this Thursday shouldn’t become alarmed if their waiter looks like Police Chief Jerry Price. Because Price will be joining other members of his...

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Westminster PD finds boy allegedly abducted by grandmother

Westminster police have arrested a woman suspected of abducting her 5- year-old grandson from a local fast-food restaurant Monday night. Police found the missing boy on Thursday, Oct. 9, in...

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Four-year-old already following dad’s motorcycle path

While the recent Orange County Traffic Officer Association’s annual Motor Rodeo provided officers around the county with great memories, awards and accolades, it was a particularly special day for...

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From tragedy to triumph, a shift to remember for Anaheim Fire & Rescue personnel

For Anaheim firefighters, it was a work shift of epic swings, from the darkest of tragedies to the most joyful of outcomes. The 24-hour period beginning at 8 a.m. Friday, Sept. 19 captures how...

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HBPD to help homeless man ‘get out of the dirt’

For 17 years, Richard was an invisible neighbor. Nestled at the bottom of an embankment on Edinger Avenue near Beach Boulevard, his home was a small collection of belongings and dirt-caked...

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Garden Grove Police chaplain: ‘I never have bad dreams….That’s how I know this is a calling’

A 10-year-old girl is missing. “Are you OK?” James Scheller asks her grandmother, who called cops just before 3 p.m. on a recent weekday. Amber was supposed to be picked up after school by her...

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Incoming Garden Grove police chief: ‘I love this place. I’ve spent my whole adult life here’

Todd Elgin was getting ready to make the dreaded drive to Los Angeles International Airport with his wife to accompany their youngest of three children off to college when he got the phone...

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Westminster PD welcomes four recruits to its ranks

Four new police officers will start patrolling Westminster streets this month. Officers Marcela Lopez, Dan Masek, Malcom Pierson and Andy Travis were among the 35 graduates of the Golden West...

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