Features

La Habra residents, officers bond over a cup of coffee and good conversation

La Habra resident Adrienne Vincent-Phoenix was sitting at the local Corner Bakery Cafe with her 2-year-old foster child Thursday morning when a SWAT officer approached them. The officer, dressed...

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Orange fire chief calls it a career

When the City of Orange honored outgoing Fire Chief Jack Thomas, the mutual respect and genuine friendships between police and fire were on display. Thomas, who became a firefighter in the City of...

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An OCSD patrol deputy’s day can go from routine to horror in a flash, as he can attest

The new patrol deputy and father of two had 30 minutes to go until the end of his shift. He had dinner plans with his wife. It was Mother’s Day. Todd Hylton has replayed that day --- Sunday, May...

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On Grandparents Day, this Anaheim Fire & Rescue firefighter is especially appreciative

Living in Menifee and not sure what he wanted to do after graduating from high school, Chris Fulkerson decided that getting a community college degree would be a good first step. But the...

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Kids Shop with a Pasadena Cop for Back to School

For Pasadena Interim Police Chief John Perez, narrowing down clues for a case doesn’t often happen in the back-to-school aisle of a Target. But on a recent Friday, Perez was faced with the task...

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When threats to schools come in, this specialized OCSD team springs into action

The deputy pushed his smartphone across the conference room table. “Here’s one,” he said. The photo showed a person wearing a ski mask and reflective sunglasses. The caption: Yes...

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Pasadena police give theft prevention tips for packages delivered to homes

Pasadena Police Department would like to remind residents to be cautious when having packages delivered their homes. Criminals target packages on doorsteps; don’t be the next victim! Follow...

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Departamento de Policía de Anaheim responde al llamado después que un ladrón roba rampa de acceso utilizada por un niño de 13 años con parálisis cerebral

Ella lo llama de cariño angelito — Angel Rodríguez Contreras pesó más de 2 libras cuando nació cuatro meses prematuramente, hace 13 años. El pasó el primer año de su vida en el...

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The suspect left something behind, which landed this OCSD Crime Lab specialist an award

The bad guy made a good impression. Thanks to his dusty butt. In his nearly 21 years at the Orange County Sheriff’s Department Crime Lab, Lead Forensics Specialist Andrew Hayes figures he’s...

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In a challenging recruitment environment, Tustin police have an edge

Finding good police officers is a challenge in Orange County cities, and the Tustin Police Department is no exception. When fully staffed, the department has just under 100 sworn personnel....

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