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Cold case vault: Woman wrapped in carpet, left outside Garden Grove school in 1990

Editor’s note: This is an ongoing series about cold cases of interest. [caption id="attachment_33476" align="aligncenter" width="768"] Illustration by Monica Edwards[/caption] Suspect(s):...

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Garden Grove SWAT on point with Navy veteran, Air Force range master  

Sgt. Patrick Gildea and Officer Tom Capps serve the Garden Grove Police Department as traffic and SWAT officers, and they also share a military background. “There’s a lot of mindset that you...

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Dogs and their handlers demonstrate skills during OCPCA's 29th K9 show

Full of entertaining skits, fun competition, several helicopter flyovers, and even fireworks, the Orange County Police Canine Association’s K9 demonstration returned this month for its 29th...

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GGPD’s Special Resources Team, now with two full-time officers, relishes small victories

A flood-control channel on Brookhurst Street in Garden Grove had become an underground refuge for homeless drug addicts, and with it, a mountain of debris and a litany of quality-of-life issues for...

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Citizens Academy gives residents a glimpse of life at the Garden Grove Police Department

When Garden Grove resident Asunta Bamani wanted to get a feel for what takes place in City Hall, she became a commissioner on Garden Grove’s Parks, Recreation, and Arts Commission. And when...

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Victim of knife-wielding intruder was a hard worker helping to support his family

Cesar Ramirez was a trusted employee. Ramirez, 24, was so trusted he was given the keys to the Volcano Tea House in Garden Grove. He would let himself into the establishment before it was open to...

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Some things you can’t unsee, as this Garden Grove PD detective can attest

In April 2005, Officer Steve Heine of the GGPD was on a particularly harrowing and agonizing call. An armed man had barricaded himself in an apartment with a woman. The standoff lasted six hours...

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Garden Grove PD wastes no time in proving value of nasal spray to halt opioid overdoses

Garden Grove PD Cpl. Chuck Starnes has a knack for being in the right place at the right time. In December 2015, while on patrol, he responded to a call at the Hospitality Inn and delivered a baby...

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Garden Grove PD targets criminal activity around Beach, Garden Grove Boulevards

The two women had found some shade under a tree to escape the hot afternoon sun. Appearing to be homeless, their belongings in suitcases, they sipped sodas and ate Oreos while sitting in a large,...

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Garden Grove PD holds physical agility tryouts for possible recruits

Markus Handlon, 22, flew out from Colorado to participate in the Garden Grove Police Department’s physical agility test on Saturday at the Orange County Sheriff’s Department Regional Training...

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