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Neighborhood watch members gather for block captains meeting with Tustin PD

Tustin residents filled nearly all 200 seats during the bi-annual meeting of Neighborhood Watch Block captains at the city’s community center, an event that brings residents together to discuss...

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Paint vandal caught red-handed by Tustin police

A man who had “fresh red paint” on his hands was arrested this week by Tustin police officers after several cars were vandalized with red spray paint. Donald Loren Knowles, 44, of Tustin was...

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Tustin PD Homeless Outreach team strikes a careful balance on the streets

Two homeless men listen quietly to offers of shelter on a chilly February morning in Tustin. More than 20 minutes after being roused from their bivouac behind a trash bin, they also will quietly...

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At the Tustin PD annual retiree luncheon, those who served are celebrated

Tustin Police Department Chief Charlie Celano welcomed the large group of past and present Tustin police employees to the recently held Tustin Police Department retiree’s luncheon, which has...

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Tustin PD Chief’s Advisory Board tries agency’s new use-of-force simulator

While on foot patrol at the Metrolink station, officers discover a man near a bicycle holding bolt cutters. The area is known for thefts of vehicles and bikes. “Can I see some ID?” one...

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Tustin police hold drug disposal Take Back Day

The Tustin Police Department is hosting Tustin Take Back Day so residents can safely dispose of unwanted or expired medications. The police department is working with the Drug Enforcement...

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Tustin PD launches GRADE, a blending of two units that’s now a ‘one-stop shop’ for fighting crime

Formerly, the Tustin Police Department’s Gang Unit was tasked with suppressing gang activity through plainclothes surveillance and high-visibility uniformed patrols. The Special Enforcement...

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Tustin Police inspire kids through Run with a Cop program

The drizzle and rain falling at Robert Heideman Elementary did nothing to bring down the spirits of Officer Matt Roque as he greets participants at the finale of the Tustin Police Department’s Run...

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Tustin PD joins loved ones, law enforcement community in celebrating life of Del Pickney

The police chief found the note in the late sergeant’s personnel file. When an officer dies, it’s part of what a chief does --- open the file. Five of Delbert “Del” Glen Pickney’s...

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Burglary suspects picked wrong time, wrong place to hit storage unit business in Tustin

Some criminal investigations unfold like a cracked windshield, says Tustin PD Det. Shonn Rojas. They fan out in all directions. A recent arrest of a suspect in the burglaries of four storage...

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