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Survive & Thrive 5K and Health & Safety Expo to support survivors of violent crime

Elizabeth has no recollection of the fraction of a second that altered her life forever, the night of Sept. 2, 2013, when a bullet fired from a 9 mm gun in the hands of a gang member ripped through...

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OCSD's K9 unit apprehends five suspects in one day in two separate incidents

March 23 was a good day for the Orange County Sheriff’s Department’s K9 unit. Four K9/handler teams were responsible for apprehending a total of five suspects in two separate incidents across the...

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OCDA’s Rapid DNA team is a big hit for Garden Grove PD, other OC police agencies

The bad guy blew it. After he cut his hand smashing the window of a car he was burglarizing in November 2016 in Garden Grove, the criminal used 10 napkins he found in the victim’s vehicle to stem...

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GGPD Lt. Carl Whitney settles in as new PIO as he plans increased recruitment efforts

If there’s one thing Garden Grove PD’s Lt. Carl Whitney has learned over his 25 years in law enforcement, it’s the importance of treating people with respect. “I’ve learned over my...

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Tustin PD’s new K9 team, Kingsley and Officer Chuck Mitchell, now are on duty

Belgian Malinois Kingsley officially began duty as a police K9 for the Tustin Police Department on Wednesday, March 8. “He’s doing great; he’s raring to go,” said Kingsley’s handler,...

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Garden Grove PD empowers Palma Vista youngsters to transform their neighborhood

It starts with the kids. That’s been the mantra voiced over and over by the Garden Grove PD and other city agencies during their months-long effort to revitalize a neighborhood challenged by...

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Westminster’s new police chief places a big priority on reaching out to the community

Over his 36 1/2 years in law enforcement, Ralph Ornelas has seen the benefits of working closely with communities to help reduce crime and serve residents. Now, as the Westminster Police...

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Veteran La Habra officer is familiar face of agency through vast community involvement

Veteran La Habra PD Lt. Mel Ruiz is a big Elvis Presley fan. Agency sources say he has been known, at times, to belt out some of the legend’s hits at karaoke joints and other venues, and that...

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Anaheim PD hosts bone marrow registry drive for LASD sergeant battling leukemia

The City of Anaheim employee found out about the event in an email. So late morning Tuesday, March 14, Elena Camacho grabbed a colleague, Hiroki Nozaki, and headed out to a bone marrow registry...

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Orange PD honors officers, firefighters for saving life of officer hit by impaired driver

They came to honor the officers and firefighters who helped save the life of a grievously injured officer after a suspected drunk driver struck him while he stood behind his patrol car. And although...

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