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La Habra native makes good use of 30 years at police department

Lieutenant Mel Ruiz’s last day as a regular member of the La Habra Police was Dec. 22, and he’s still not sure how he feels about it—except for knowing that he’s walking out the door a very...

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Team effort by La Habra officers, dispatchers prevents man from hurting self, others

The shirtless man stood on the roof of the La Habra apartment complex, distraught and acting erratically on the cold December night. He had stacked some cinder blocks atop the two-story building to...

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Meet OCSD’s first female pilot, a Coast Guard lieutenant who manages to stay grounded

The young teenager was living in the mountains of the Himalayas. From her home located some 7,500 feet above sea level, she loved to gaze at the birds hovering over the middle of a valley. She...

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BTBuzz: Married officers beat the odds after near-fatal shooting

Sgt. Christine Brite vividly remembers Sept. 2, 2016. She was responding to a police radio call of a suicidal man holed up with an AK-47 rifle in an RV outside his home in Parker, Colorado. Brite and...

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Anaheim PD retirees share ‘war stories’ at fortnightly Over the Hill Breakfast

In the beginning, there were four. The year was 1988, and the idea came from retired Chief Dave Michel, who got together with retired Sgt. Dwight Clark and Luther Mitchell to take retired Lt. Al...

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Garden Grove PD sting nets arrests of three men suspected of seeking sex with minors

The texts were firing back and forth. You’re OK that I’m 30? Yes. You OK that I’m 13? Yes. Just don’t tell anyone. That could get me into trouble. Taking a proactive approach to the...

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Patrol shift: Spending an evening with Team 5 of the Anaheim PD

Home. Every day, they pray they will get back safely. For now, it's time for the patrol officers on the Anaheim PD’s Team 5 shift to get to work. It’s 2:30 p.m. on a Thursday in mid-December,...

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Families look on in pride as Garden Grove PD swears in three new officers

The Garden Grove PD recently held a swearing-in ceremony for its three newest officer: Efrain Jimenez, Shaylen Mao and Patrick Muschetto. The trio were part of Class 91 of the Long Beach Police...

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Anaheim PD cadet program gives young adults chance to thrive

Police officers have to know how to talk to people. That’s why, when you come to the front counter of the Anaheim Police Department, a friendly cadet will greet you and do their best to help...

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Vargas: Top issues for law enforcement in 2017

2017 has been a busy year for law enforcement. A lot of things have happened, but here is a recap of what I believe were the top issues over the last year. The tide appears to be changing when it...

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