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HBPD’s aero unit catches bad guys, makes rescues and saves lives

They decided they would shoot the police officer. Two parolees had just committed a burglary before being pulled over for a traffic stop in Huntington Beach. When the officer came to the driver’s...

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Promotions: Meet the Fullerton Police Department’s five new sergeants

One’s a Dodgers fan, two are former Los Angeles Police Department officers, one’s a respected Drug Recognition Expert, and the fifth just helped form a new Peer Support Team Meet the five...

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Taking a byte out of crime: Tustin Police crime analyst uses computer to solve cases

They were sophisticated. Not some amateur smash and grab outfit. These criminals were good at their craft. They had been successfully breaking into commercial warehouses all over Southern...

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Former Marine in need gets assist from Fullerton PD Homeless Liaison Unit

“Thank you, sir.” It was a simple yet heartfelt sentiment from a former Marine who lost her job and ended up homeless. Monday afternoon, Antoinette Smith said those words to Corp. Dan Heying of...

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La Habra police K-9 officer named Officer of the Year

At 2 a.m. on a recent Tuesday, Cpl. Nick Baclit arrested a probationer for marijuana sales and an outstanding warrant. Just after 3 a.m., Baclit had his second arrest of the morning after he stopped...

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Taking a ride with Anaheim Fire & Rescue on off-road Type 3 wildland engine

The rig rumbles up the steep fire road, some 1,300 feet about the 91 Freeway. Its massive tires chew and spit out fist-sized rocks as if they were pebbles. The rig’s engine doesn’t purr – it...

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First-ever Jeff Tobin Award goes to outstanding Drug Recognition student

They met once when they were student and teacher. They exchanged phone numbers when the teacher said the student could give him a call any time he needed help. “I will never erase that phone number...

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Tustin Police officer shows major league determination

Determination wins. There’s no more flowery, roundabout explanation for how Robert Nelson got where he is. He was determined enough to make it happen. Determination can take you from a high...

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Cops who CrossFit: Anaheim officers prep for first-ever ‘Guns ’n Hoses’ competition

The cop is sweating bullets. He darts at dusk out the door of the warehouse. Another cop is inside on the ground, straining to get to his feet. A third police officer mightily heaves as she slowly...

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New PIO of Anaheim Police and Anaheim Fire & Rescue has a mind like a steel Trapp

A topographical map of Mount Everest hangs in Lt. Eric Trapp’s new office at the Anaheim Police Department. Before he became a cop and worked at REI, Trapp dreamed of scaling Earth’s highest...

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