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Tustin PD hosts Spanish Academy to expand its outreach in the community

Jorge Sanchez recalled asking his mom one day why she never left his father for being abusive. She responded that it wasn’t easy to leave. “I still love my dad because he’s my dad, but I’m...

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Westminster PD adds police robot as tactical tool for SWAT

The word “robot” elicits all manner of reactions – from visions of artificial intelligence taking over the world to incredible Iron Man-like capabilities. But whatever thought the term may...

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OC GRIP honors Sheriff Sandra Hutchens for her longtime support of successful program

Early in her career as a deputy with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, Sandra Hutchens felt the frustration patrol deputies and police officers still feel today when they arrest a gang...

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Orange County Auto Theft Task Force excels at cat-and-mouse game of catching bad guys

It started with a phone call from a bank. The bank was the lien holder of a high-end vehicle that was purchased with fraudulent information. Believing they may be the victim of fraud, the bank...

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Orange PD captain wears other hat, takes girls softball team to surprising heights

For Orange PD Captain Dave Nichols, the summer of 2018 will go down as one of his most memorable. No, he didn’t spend two weeks surfing in Bali, relaxing on the beaches in Maui, or spending time...

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Comprehensive OC Crime Lab uses science, technology to solve crimes

Crime scene tape marks an area outside the OC Crime Lab in Santa Ana, where the forensics team is pulling equipment from a van: fingerprint dust, swabs for collecting biological material, cameras,...

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Laura’s House honors sheriff for helping to curb the ugly cycle of domestic violence

Their faces are etched in her memory. In her 40-plus years in law enforcement, O.C. Sheriff-Coroner Sandra Hutchens has encountered countless victims of domestic violence. The faces of the youngest...

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Orange PD, amid unusual spate of pedestrian traffic fatalities, urges safety precautions

September is California Pedestrian Safety Month, and reminding the public about tips to avoid tragedy is especially important this year for the Orange PD. While Orange averages between six and 12...

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After special needs classroom is burglarized, OCSD and city step up to recover losses

Teachers at Dana Hills High School didn’t envision starting the school year with vandalized white boards and burglarized classrooms. But the morning of Aug. 26 – the second week of the new...

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Tustin PD officers hone critical incident training in hospital scenario involving knife-wielding man

“We’re going hot!” With those words, the critical-incident scenario at the Tustin hospital began to unfold. A man, irate at the treatment his ailing son was receiving, cursed and yelled...

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