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WPD crisis negotiator reflects on interaction with armed man threatening ‘suicide by cop’

No lying. No promises. On her first call out as a crisis negotiator with the Westminster Police Department, Det. Norma Vasquez was intently focused on saying the right thing. “I was a little...

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‘Battle-tested’ Fullerton captain ready for new chief duties in Cathedral City

George Crum’s finger hovered over the keyboard on his laptop. Fifteen more minutes, and time would be up --- the application deadline for chief of police of Cathedral City would come and...

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The Thomas Bros.: You may need a map to tell them apart

OK, this is getting confusing. Did Jeff just say that? Or was it Jack? Even the names on their badges don’t help. They both read: J. Thomas Jeff Thomas --- it’s confirmed --- is talking...

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Six ways Fullerton PD deters holiday thieves and burglars

Thieves and burglars beware: Fullerton police officers are looking for you.Using data from past Decembers, the police department forecasts that 44 homes and 36 cars will be burglarized between now...

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Wanted Wednesday: ‘Family man’ fatally slashed wife in jealous rage

Editor’s note: “Wanted Wednesday” spotlights a suspect wanted by the police. This week, we highlight a cold case in which a suspect is sought in a 27-year-old Garden Grove...

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Garden Grove PD announces DUI checkpoints

Planning to toss back a few this holiday season and get behind the wheel? The Garden Grove PD will be waiting for you. Members of the police department’s Traffic Unit will be conducting a...

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'Kari-ing' for Kids Around the World, one playground at a time

Posing for photos recently on playground equipment at Peter’s Elementary School in Garden Grove, Kari Flood can’t contain her irrepressible exuberance. As a Community Service Officer for the...

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HB detective thanks volunteer who helped him get job done

Tracking down leads, interviewing witnesses and solving crime is all part of the day-to-day life of a detective. Ralph Lanternier is not a detective, but he did all those things --- and he did...

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Police recover some stolen band equipment

Police have arrested two people on suspicion of allegedly stealing gardening tools and band equipment from Whittier Christian High School, officials said Tuesday. Officers found some of the stolen...

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Fullerton’s trailblazing homeless liaison officer to retire

He’s been on the SWAT team, the gang detail, a DARE officer and has worked undercover. He policed the Rodney King riots, the Laguna Beach fire, high-speed pursuits and drug busts. But ask Cpl....

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