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Meet the Garden Grove PD’s two newest officers --- one a rookie, the other a reserve

Garden Grove’s two newest officers have something in common besides badges and training schedules. Cars. Rookie Officer Hector Ferreira, 21, always has loved tinkering under hoods. Reserve...

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VIDEO: Garden Grove PD detectives discuss financial fraud cases, offer prevention tips

Behind the Badge contributor Allison Moses recently interviewed Garden Grove PD Detectives Scott Coleman and Thi Huynh about recent financial fraud investigations and how people can protect...

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So, a Garden Grove PD Jail manager walks into a comedy club and takes the stage…

Did you hear the one about the drunk in the jail cell? Dennis Vargas hasn’t written this joke yet, but he has the perfect chops to do so. He’s a full-time jailer for the Garden Grove PD by day...

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Garden Grove PD arrests ex-contractor for allegedly defrauding elderly couple of $47K

A former contractor arrested by the Garden Grove Police Department has been charged with fraud, forgery, theft from the elderly and other felonies in connection to a financial elder abuse case that...

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GGPD arrests second suspect for his role in stabbing death of 20-year-old man

Garden Grove PD investigators have arrested a second suspect in connection to the stabbing death of a 20-year-old man. Daniel Jones-Hoebel, a 19-year-old transient, was arrested June 10 for his role...

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Retired Garden Grove PD sergeant honored with ‘Quilt of Valor’ for his military service

The Vietnam veteran and legendary Garden Grove PD sergeant got choked up. On a recent weeknight, he was expecting to go out to dinner with his wife. Instead, Randy Tucker was greeted with a roomful...

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Garden Grove PD’s Special Resources Team receives Golden Hub Award for innovation

Orange County’s homeless population has been exploding. In 2015, the Garden Grove Police Department responded to 40 percent more calls involving homeless individuals than the previous year. From...

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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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Crosswalk operation in Garden Grove results in 131 citations to careless motorists

A crosswalk operation performed by the Garden Grove PD earlier this month resulted in 131 citations issued to drivers who failed to yield the right of way to a GGPD cadet wearing a reflective safety...

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