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Westminster officer loses handcuffs, unbelievably gets them back

While Star Wars figurines, Atari Pong and Evil Knievel toys were the top Christmas list picks for many 14-year-old boys in the 1970s, Westminster Cmdr. Al Panella was hoping for something less...

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Fullerton Police send two homeless people back to their families

It was a busy week for the Fullerton PD’s Homeless Liaison Unit, with Officer Cary Tong securing airplane and bus fare for two adults to reunite with their families --- one on the other side of the...

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Here are the top 7 stories of the week

A profile of a Huntington Beach police officer who is fluent in American Sign Language topped our list of the most viewed stories of the week. Promotion and retirement stories were also...

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Huntington Beach Police educates public on use of force dynamics

Law enforcement officers often handle life-threatening situations with split-second decisions. In a quarter of a second, a suspect can pull and fire a gun. In 18 one-hundredths of a second, a...

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New Garden Grove PD captain had friendly voice in dispatch during rookie years

Editor’s note: This is one in a series of stories highlighting recent promotions within the Garden Grove PD. When he was a rookie officer with the Garden Grove PD, Ben Stauffer got into a...

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Black-and-white Fullerton Police Department officer enters gray years of retirement

A bad tail light. That’s why Eric Halverson got pulled over by a cop when he was a teenager. At the time, he was a student at Katella High School in Anaheim and seriously into muscle...

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Anaheim PD arrests two suspects in fatal shooting of man in park

Anaheim Police have arrested two men on suspicion of fatally shooting a man Wednesday evening in Twila Reid Park. Information from numerous witnesses helped lead to the arrests of Adam Jay Stone, 28,...

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Oh baby! What a night for two Fullerton Police Department officers

Just before midnight Tuesday, two Fullerton Police Department officers were dispatched to Euclid Street and Bastanchury Road. But unlike most police calls in the middle of night, this call for...

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Going through Fullerton Police Department’s Citizens Academy changed his view of cops

There was a time when Chuck Pierecy didn’t like cops. If he saw one enter a restaurant, he’d move as far away from the officer as possible. Now when that happens, Pierecy offers to buy the...

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Westminster officers nab prolific tagger

A man suspected of tagging more than 20 locations throughout Westminster was arrested by police Friday. Police responded to reports of a vandalism in progress at the US Post Office in the 13700...

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