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WPD arrests 14 in suspected illegal gambling operation at restaurant

Westminster Police detectives and West County SWAT arrested 14 men and women while executing a search warrant Feb. 21 at a local restaurant suspected of hosting illegal gambling. WPD detectives and...

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Westminster police officers train to use life-saving medication to help stop opioid overdoses

Westminster PD Officer Nick Jezulin explained to his colleagues during a briefing/training session on a recent Friday evening just how effectively Narcan works. “Almost like instant revival,”...

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Westminster families receive free meals at collaborative community event

Lizbeth Carman, a Westminster resident, was one of about 200 parents and children who spent part of their President’s Day holiday enjoying Chick-fil-A, crafts, and games while mingling with police...

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Body of a young woman found at Westminster hotel, ruled a homicide

Westminster Police detectives are looking for information in connection with a homicide that was discovered Monday night. Officers responded at about 11 p.m.Feb. 5 to a call of suspicious...

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Blood bank open to Orange County police K9s

A police K9 may encounter any of a number of weapons when he or she confronts a violent criminal. “They’re the first ones to encounter these guys,” said Westminster Police Officer Travis...

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Westminster PD hosts American Red Cross blood drive

To encourage blood donations to those in need while fostering a little competitive fun, Westminster PD is participating in the American Red Cross’s Battle of the Badges. The campaign encourages...

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Body of unidentified man found in flood control channel in Westminster

The body of a man was found in the flood control channel at Bolsa Chica and Rancho Road in Westminster on the afternoon of Tuesday, Jan. 9. At about 1:30 p.m., Westminster Police officers were...

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Westminster PD’s Kellee Wells named Property Officer of the Year

Evidence is a key component of courtroom proceedings. Cases can be won or lost based on how evidence is handled. The custodians of that evidence – property officers – must be experts in legal...

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Westminster PD officers connect with community over Corvettes and coffee

Westminster community members mingled with officers, had some coffee, and appreciated some snazzy corvettes at "Cops, Corvettes & Coffee" at Uncle Pete’s Cafe on Dec. 15. Commander Darin...

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Westminster PD’s Shop with a Cop hosts 20 Boys & Girls Club children at annual event

Fourth-grader Valeria Perez walked alongside Westminster Police Cpl. Phuong Pham, making sure she didn’t forget anyone on her Christmas list. “Who’s this for?” Pham asked Valeria, as she...

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