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Arrest of suspect in 1973 Newport Beach murder is latest example of how emerging techniques help crack cold cases

For more than four decades, the DNA sat on the top shelf of the Orange County Crime Lab – evidence the killer left behind on the dress of a Corona del Mar girl found strangled to death in a ditch...

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Crime Survivors are superheroes at annual run/walk

The name is new but the cause remains the same. The Crime Survivors Annual Survive & Thrive 5K Run/Walk is now called the Superhero 5K Run/Walk and Health & Safety Expo. The 15th annual...

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Anaheim cadets work variety of details from homicide to personnel

Cadets at the Anaheim Police Department do it all, from running the front counter to working in forensics, personnel, auto theft, homicide, and more. In fact, the department’s 40-plus cadets...

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OCSD teams with United Way to expose Garden Grove high school students to career paths

The rumbling of the helicopter blades slicing through the morning air reverberated throughout the classroom. “We’re not under attack,” Sheriff Don Barnes assured the three-dozen high school...

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Pasadena police officer retires after 35 years of living her purpose

  Tracey Ibarra spent 35 years of her life in law enforcement, the past 31 with Pasadena PD, and brought the same level of enthusiasm to the job during the days leading up to her retirement...

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Veteran officer from Central California joins La Habra force

La Habra’s friendly community and smaller police department were major draws for Officer Yvonne Viramontes, a recent addition to the La Habra Police Department. “Everybody says ‘hi’ to you...

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Pasadena Police Officer of the Year isn’t a police officer

  Michelle White doesn’t always like to talk about her accomplishments. If you ask her about her role at the Pasadena Police Department, she ends up talking about a new program that...

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Loved ones, comrades in fire service celebrate the life of Garden Grove Fire Chief Tom Schultz

To his three children, Tom Schultz stressed accountability, responsibility, and selflessness as the keys to a meaningful life. Schultz employed these same principals in his own life, whether it was...

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Public Safety Couples Resiliency Day to offer tools for first responders and their loved ones

Today, to celebrate Valentine’s Day, Officer Thom Spratt and his wife, Nancy, are going to a Dierks Bentley concert in Ontario. But keeping their marriage rumbling along smoothly like a twangy...

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Veteran OC Register journalist and screenwriter debuts new ‘Crime Beat’ podcast

Keith Sharon has a story to tell. That’s no surprise, since he’s been telling stories for nearly four decades as a journalist, screenwriter, and, now, podcaster. The veteran Orange County...

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