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Garden Grove PD, city officials continue to help neighborhood reinvent itself

The police chief was grilling hot dogs and the mayor was planting trees. A community services officer was blowing bubbles and firefighters were handing out plastic fire helmets to the kids. A...

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Garden Grove PD’s ‘Fallen Five’ honored at 30th-annual ceremony

Garden Grove Police Sgt. Myron L. Trapp loved Western books and movies, “and he yodeled – perfectly,” according to his daughter, Christina Trapp Metcalf. And she added: “He made the hottest...

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All Garden Grove PD motor officers now are certified as Drug Recognition Experts

In what the Garden Grove PD says may be a first for a law enforcement agency, all officers on the GGPD’s Motors Unit are certified Drug Recognition Experts. So-called DREs are officers who go...

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GGPD officer works second job as narcotics detection dog handler in Riverside County

Even though Ozner essentially is here to find contraband, the 3-year-old Belgian Malinois sniffs his way through Perris High School in celebrity-like fashion. Whether it’s the high school...

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Garden Grove PD honors its explorer post at annual banquet

Garden Grove Police Chief Todd Elgin told a gathering of about 200 people what it means to be an explorer. He knows. He once was an explorer himself. [caption id="attachment_23930"...

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Garden Grove PD ups efforts to crack down on distracted drivers

Garden Grove Police Motor Officer Katherine Anderson has seen just how distracted drivers can become on their cell phones. “I have even looked at people's pictures as they scroll through them...

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Victims recover stolen valuables at property-viewing event hosted by Garden Grove PD

A little girl was reunited with her favorite pink suitcase. A man recovered a cart full of electronics and computers. A Garden Grove man picked up luggage that had been stolen from four buddies ---...

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Police officers provide comfort to cancer patients in the most personal way

The police officer choked back tears after being asked one simple question. “Why do you do this?” Irvine PD Officer Rafaelo Papale, his wife, Jenn, her co-worker and officers from other...

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Suspected prolific team of vehicle burglars is well known to Garden Grove PD detectives

When he was promoted to detective in November 2015, one of the first cases Jim Franks was assigned to involved a string of vehicle burglaries in the area of Garden Grove Boulevard and Galway...

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OCDA’s Rapid DNA team is a big hit for Garden Grove PD, other OC police agencies

The bad guy blew it. After he cut his hand smashing the window of a car he was burglarizing in November 2016 in Garden Grove, the criminal used 10 napkins he found in the victim’s vehicle to stem...

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