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New Garden Grove PD captain had friendly voice in dispatch during rookie years

Editor’s note: This is one in a series of stories highlighting recent promotions within the Garden Grove PD. When he was a rookie officer with the Garden Grove PD, Ben Stauffer got into a...

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Black-and-white Fullerton Police Department officer enters gray years of retirement

A bad tail light. That’s why Eric Halverson got pulled over by a cop when he was a teenager. At the time, he was a student at Katella High School in Anaheim and seriously into muscle...

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Anaheim PD arrests two suspects in fatal shooting of man in park

Anaheim Police have arrested two men on suspicion of fatally shooting a man Wednesday evening in Twila Reid Park. Information from numerous witnesses helped lead to the arrests of Adam Jay Stone,...

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Oh baby! What a night for two Fullerton Police Department officers

Just before midnight Tuesday, two Fullerton Police Department officers were dispatched to Euclid Street and Bastanchury Road. But unlike most police calls in the middle of night, this call for...

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Going through Fullerton Police Department’s Citizens Academy changed his view of cops

There was a time when Chuck Pierecy didn’t like cops. If he saw one enter a restaurant, he’d move as far away from the officer as possible. Now when that happens, Pierecy offers to buy the...

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Westminster officers nab prolific tagger

A man suspected of tagging more than 20 locations throughout Westminster was arrested by police Friday. Police responded to reports of a vandalism in progress at the US Post Office in the 13700...

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7th-grade teacher arrested by Fullerton PD on suspicion of child molestation

Fullerton police detectives arrested a seventh-grade science teacher New Year’s Eve on suspicion of lewd and lascivious acts with a child under the age of 14 and sexual penetration of a child under...

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From caymans and snapping turtles to kittens, retiring La Habra Senior Animal Control Officer saw it all

On a recent afternoon, longtime Senior Animal Control Officer Rick Van Vleet searched for a stray dog. “He was chasing a mail carrier,” he said. The call was a relatively routine one for...

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11 stories you may have missed in 2014

The stories below didn’t make our top 10 most viewed, but they ranked among our favorites because they tackled an important topic, involved great heroism or humanity or were simply fun reads. So...

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Surrendered newborn reunited with Garden Grove firefighters

The knock on the fire station door came near the end of a busy but routine shift for the three on-duty firefighters at Station 6 in Garden Grove. What happened next was a big surprise and a little...

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