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Tustin PD adds two new officers to its force

Andrew Ok and Bradley Schultz are the newest officers to join the Tustin Police Department. Both graduated, along with scores of other recruits from numerous agencies, on Thursday, Jan. 25 at the...

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Tustin/Irvine Crisis Negotiation Team practices training during real-life incident

The man stood on the top of a multilevel parking structure at a retail and residential center in Irvine as several members of the crisis negotiation team (CNT) spoke to him from a distance. It was...

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Tustin Police Department takes applications for Citizen’s Academy

The Tustin Police Department is accepting applications for its newest Citizen’s Academy, a 17-week program that gives those who work or live in Tustin a glimpse into what it takes to be a police...

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Tustin PD brings early Christmas surprise to local families

Fabian Tinoco had a great night at the Tustin Police Department’s annual Santa Cop party. The 10-year-old got to shake Santa’s hand after his grand entrance in a Tustin patrol car. If that...

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Tustin PD officer tows Santa’s sleigh through city one last time

For 15 days in December, kids throughout Tustin stand curbside, waiting for Santa Claus to roll through their neighborhood. Tustin PD Master Reserve Officer George Vallevieni has the incredibly...

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Most Wanted: He fired 12 rounds into a car in Tustin, and hasn’t been seen in 15-plus years

Editor’s note: This is an ongoing series about most-wanted cases of interest. Suspect: Shadi Jamal Abbasi Wanted for: Attempted murder Current age: 41 Description: 5 feet 7 inches, 230...

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Tustin PD and Santa Claus deliver gifts to kids in hospital

With Santa Claus leading the charge, uniformed personnel from the Tustin Police Department pulled wagons filled with gifts through the festively decorated hallways and into patients’ rooms at the...

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Tustin PD’s morning donut run raises more than $1,200 for Special Olympics

The SWAT officer holding the giant inflatable donut didn’t catch the eye of a lot of busy morning commuters as they pulled into the Dunkin’ Donuts drive-thru. But it didn’t matter. For...

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Tustin PD graduates its second class of Spanish Citizens Academy students

Maria Lomeli acknowledges the existence of misinformation and misunderstanding within the Latino community when it comes to law enforcement. Some Latino residents even fear the police, the mother...

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Cold case vault: A fatal beating outside a Tustin bar in 1983

Editor’s note: This is an ongoing series about cold cases of interest. Suspect(s): Suspect No. 1 is a male Hispanic or Indian, 20+ years old, 5 feet 10 inches, 160 pounds, dark hair, dark eyes....

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