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Westminster’s new police chief places a big priority on reaching out to the community

Over his 36 1/2 years in law enforcement, Ralph Ornelas has seen the benefits of working closely with communities to help reduce crime and serve residents. Now, as the Westminster Police...

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Veteran La Habra officer is familiar face of agency through vast community involvement

Veteran La Habra PD Lt. Mel Ruiz is a big Elvis Presley fan. Agency sources say he has been known, at times, to belt out some of the legend’s hits at karaoke joints and other venues, and that...

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Anaheim PD hosts bone marrow registry drive for LASD sergeant battling leukemia

The City of Anaheim employee found out about the event in an email. So late morning Tuesday, March 14, Elena Camacho grabbed a colleague, Hiroki Nozaki, and headed out to a bone marrow registry...

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Orange PD honors officers, firefighters for saving life of officer hit by impaired driver

They came to honor the officers and firefighters who helped save the life of a grievously injured officer after a suspected drunk driver struck him while he stood behind his patrol car. And although...

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Longtime employee of La Habra PD now helps keep residents prepared for disaster

Ever since he first walked into the La Habra police department, at the invitation of a high school buddy who was a police explorer, David Gonzalez has been hooked on serving. Gonzalez had a chaotic...

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When ailing 95-year-old woman got bilked, OCSD investigators worked hard to get suspect

He lived in a $2.2-million home in Newport Coast, and despite having a three-car garage, he liked to keep his two leased luxury vehicles --- a 2016 Maserati and 2016 GLK Mercedes SUV --- parked in...

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Costa Mesa PD memorializes two fallen officers on 30th anniversary of fatal helicopter crash

Dave Ketchum and Mike Libolt went through the police academy together, were the same age and on the job with the Costa Mesa Police Department for the same number of years. They worked together and...

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Anaheim Fire & Rescue initiative transforms fire hydrants into kid-created masterpieces

Fire hydrants are situated roughly every 500 feet along the streets of Anaheim. Their presence is obviously a vital component of public safety and service to the community. Thanks to an...

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VIDEO: Man dies after officer-involved shooting in Orange

Editor's note: The video contains profanity and graphic images. An Orange man that police describe as having an extensive criminal history was shot and killed by an Orange PD officer late Sunday...

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Orange K9 attacked by knife-wielding suspect during 12-hour standoff, but he’s fine

Chemical agents. A bullhorn. A K9. The Orange PD threw a lot of tools at a suspect during a 12-hour standoff that ended early Monday when the knife-wielding man was taken into custody after having...

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