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'SketchCop' excerpt: Two witnesses worked well together in describing murder suspect

Editor’s note: Michael W. Streed is a retired Orange Police sergeant, owner of SketchCop Solutions and author of the book, “SketchCop: Drawing a Line Against Crime.” You can get his...

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Annual reunion proves Anaheim Fire & Rescue retirees aren’t really retiring type

Whazzup brother? Good to see you! You’ve changed a lot. They descended on Station 6 in Anaheim on a recent Friday morning, one traveling all the way from Nampa, Idaho and many turning the retiree...

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Routine stop in Fullerton leads to discovery of an auto theft ‘chop shop’ at Norwalk home

As a commercial and hazardous material enforcement officer at the Fullerton PD, Scott Marple’s job is to look for trucks and large rigs for such violations as worn-out brakes, drivers using...

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Westminster cops, supporters sweat it out to raise funds for fallen officers

Spinning in a dark room to blaring, bass-driven music while an enthusiastic instructor twirls a towel in the air and yells for everyone to push harder is a good way to spend a Saturday...

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Operation Shoulder Tap in Garden Grove yields two arrests --- a sign program works

A man and a woman were arrested Saturday night outside two different Garden Grove liquor stores after buying beer for a minor. The minor was actually a 20-year-old police cadet decoy. He was part of...

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Behind the scenes of recent arrest by officers on the O.C. Human Trafficking Task Force

For three long months, he worked the suspect. Posing as a 17-year-old female on a social media website, the middle-aged, undercover male cop and member of the Orange County Human Trafficking Task...

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Commit a crime in Garden Grove, and his work could lead to you being fingered as perp

The bad guy broke into the Garden Grove home from the backyard. Kicked in a panel on a door to the garage. Made off with a sleek new TV and antiques. Total loss: $5,000. This recent crime, which...

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Anaheim PD gets a little love as neighboring church hosts Police Appreciation Day

It didn’t fall on Valentine’s Day, but in February the Anaheim PD got a little love from a local church. Members of Iglesia Ni Cristo, a Christian church located across the street from PD...

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Reservists in the police force: a symbiotic relationship for these two Fullerton officers

When Bunnath Phot became a Marine Corps reservist in 2012, he was looking for a little direction. “At that time,” says Phot, “I really didn’t know what to do and I thought something like that...

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Westminster teens learn the PD Explorer academy is no summer camp

It’s not an after-school hobby or a casual extracurricular activity. To be a part of the Westminster Police Explorer Program there’s a strict vetting process, and just like sworn officers, there...

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