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Westminster Police DNA match in cold case leads to murder conviction

It all came down to a shoelace. When Westminster Police Department Det. James Wilson was assigned to homicide in 2010, he inherited a cold case dating back to 2004. Ariet Girgis, 55, was killed...

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Westminster Police Department hosts awards ceremony honoring employees’ good works

While a photo slideshow of Westminster Police Department employees played on a screen in the Rose Center Theater, many of these same employees were honored for their good work on May 23 in front of...

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WPD Memorial Ride raises thousands in support of fallen and injured officers

Seventeen cyclists made their way through the nearby parking lot, headed toward the fallen officer memorial in the Westminster Police Department courtyard. There they stood in a moment of silence, in...

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WPD honors the memories and families of fallen officers at annual ceremony

Westminster PD Lt. Ronald W. Weber passed away on June 6, 2003 after a battle with cancer resulting from his years of investigations of illegal drug labs. Motor Officer Steven L. Phillips was...

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Westminster PD Narcan instructor first to administer life-saving nasal spray in the field

Nearly two months after he stood in a class at the Westminster Police Department instructing his colleagues on dispensing the life-saving Narcan nasal spray, Officer Nick Jezulin found himself using...

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Indoor cyclers pedal in support of upcoming Memorial Ride for fallen officers

Members of Westminster Police Department, friends, and family spent a recent Saturday morning energetically pedaling in support of the law enforcement community. “Today we honor their service...

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Westminster PD’s new homeless liaison officer works with City Net outreach group to assist local transient population

Lying on a mattress in front of a Westminster dentist's office, the man answers questions asked by Westminster PD officers who were responding to a call for a wellness check. One of the officers,...

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Westminster Police Department releases suspect photos and video in connection with Feb. 5 hotel homicide, seeks information

Westminster PD released photos and surveillance footage of a suspect wanted in connection with the killing of 22-year-old Treeanna Nichols, of Pasadena, who was found stabbed to death in a...

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Westminster PD hosts roundtable for those serving victims of crime

Westminster PD hosted a roundtable Feb. 20 to help support information sharing and dialogue between the various groups in the community providing services to victims of violent crime. “We want...

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Westminster PD celebrates four employees during promotions ceremony

Surrounded by friends, family, and colleagues, four Westminster PD employees were sworn in to their new positions by Chief Ralph Ornelas during a ceremony Feb. 22 at the Westminster Rose...

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