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CSI Tustin: You won’t believe how they solved this one

The first thing you need to know about that unforgettable day is this: It was hot. Humid, too. It was Aug. 25, 2010. Michele Zachariah, a civilian Police Services Officer for the Tustin Police...

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City honors Garden Grove Police officer for delivering, reviving baby

He thought of his own kids, and how happy he was seeing them as newborns. That’s what was going through a veteran Garden Grove cop’s head when he walked into Garden Grove Medical Center late last...

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Oh, the things you hear at an Anaheim Fire & Rescue station

Spend enough time at a fire station, and slowly you start to figure out the jargon. Like any profession, firefighting comes with an arsenal of slang that first is mostly alien to a visitor. But...

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Getting into the spirit: Westminster Police prepare to celebrate Tet

It’s a week before the start of Tet, the Vietnamese New Year – a time when much of Little Saigon is festooned in red and gold as scores of shops along Bolsa Avenue gear up for the anticipated...

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Five laughable examples of how Hollywood messes up when portraying cops

Editor’s note: Behind the Badge recently spent some time picking the fertile brain of Lt. Brian McElhaney of the Anaheim Police Department for cool tales about policing. We randomly asked...

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K9 on loan from Anaheim PD assists Garden Grove PD in arrest of suspects

A fight between two brothers evolved into two separate foot pursuits by Garden Grove PD officers that ended with a K9 on loan from the Anaheim PD assisting in the arrest of one of the suspects. The...

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VIDEO: Todd Elgin sworn in as Garden Grove police chief

Todd Elgin took the oath of office as chief of police of Garden Grove on Jan. 13 and his wife, Karen, was there to pin on his badge. Garden Grove TV3 reporter Thao Ta also was there and filed this...

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Fullerton Police, Coast to Coast help three homeless adults reunite with families

All three came to California looking for work. All three couldn’t find work. Thanks to the Fullerton Police Department’s Homeless Liaison Unit and the non-profit Coast to Coast Foundation, all...

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Fullerton Police dispatcher’s bond with sixth-grader fits like a comfortable shoe

The boy caught her eye. The Fullerton Police dispatcher walked up and started chatting with him. “He had such a sweet face and demeanor,” Dina Warner recalled of first meeting Chase Hotchkiss,...

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After finding $1,000, guess what these Garden Grove teens did next

Hmmm… For a minute or two, the two teenage girls pondered what to do with the wallet they found. Inside it was $1,000 --- 10 crisp, $100 bills that smelled like heaven to the 16-year-olds. A...

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