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Westminster police give local students shot at fun, life lessons in hoops league

  They take a shot any chance they get. Often they miss --- the ball sometimes brushing underneath the net or hitting the rim with a dull thud. The crowd cheers for the effort, yelling...

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For this Garden Grove police academy grad, becoming a cop takes his family full circle

The police chief had a message for the soon-to-be cops. Tragedy doesn’t always come out of the barrel of a gun, he told them. Nor does it always happen in the dead of night. “Tragedy,”...

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Anaheim PD forensic team gives junior high students a glimpse into the world of CSI

Blood spatter. Gunshot trajectory. A maggot kit. It wasn’t your typical morning class at Sycamore Junior High in Anaheim. But on April 7, a room of eighth-graders listened intently as Jeannette...

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A week to honor dispatchers, who must stay dialed in no matter how traumatic the call

Headset on, Metro Net dispatcher Steven Perez calmly greets each caller on the other end with the same question: “Fire Department, what is the address of your emergency?” On a recent Tuesday...

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Retired La Habra sergeant helps local teens seek higher education

Growing up, La Habra Police Aide Juan Negrete remembers not being able to play outside his home during certain times of the day. He remembers his neighborhood riddled with crime and violence, and...

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For Fullerton motor officer, it’s all about old school --- and honoring a beloved role model

Although he’s only 27, when it comes to his uniform, Fullerton PD motor officer Kyle J. Baas prefers the old-school look. Instead of wearing modern Kevlar-blend motor breeches, he steps into...

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Longtime Westminster P.D. volunteer tapped to be Little Saigon liaison

  This is the second part of two stories to introduce Westminster P.D.'s two newly tapped public information officers dedicated to serving the community of Little Saigon. We meet Billy Le, a...

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Fullerton PD officers honored for number of DUI arrests made in 2014; one logged 142

The memory will stay with him forever. Timothy Gibert was a rookie officer still in training with the Fullerton PD in 2010 when he responded to a serious traffic accident. A man who had been...

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Being a mom and a cop is perfect combo for this Anaheim PD Safe Schools investigator

One of them wears an ankle bracelet that monitors his movements because of an act of vandalism. Another has been cited twice for marijuana possession. He also recently stole an iPod, but the victim...

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For this Anaheim firefighter, rooting for UConn in women’s NCAA matchup is a slam-dunk

Father and daughter won’t be on speaking terms Tuesday. But that’s always been their ritual: He won’t talk to her on big-game days, preferring to let her focus on the task at hand. And games...

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