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Westminster police give local students shot at fun, life lessons in hoops league

  They take a shot any chance they get. Often they miss --- the ball sometimes brushing underneath the net or hitting the rim with a dull thud. The crowd cheers for the effort, yelling...

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For this Garden Grove police academy grad, becoming a cop takes his family full circle

The police chief had a message for the soon-to-be cops. Tragedy doesn’t always come out of the barrel of a gun, he told them. Nor does it always happen in the dead of night. “Tragedy,”...

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Off-duty Westminster officer helps arrest homeless man who stole car with three children inside

Westminster police arrested a homeless man suspected of stealing an SUV Friday with three children in the car, crashing the vehicle, then leading police on a pursuit. A man at about noon on April...

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Anaheim PD forensic team gives junior high students a glimpse into the world of CSI

Blood spatter. Gunshot trajectory. A maggot kit. It wasn’t your typical morning class at Sycamore Junior High in Anaheim. But on April 7, a room of eighth-graders listened intently as Jeannette...

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A week to honor dispatchers, who must stay dialed in no matter how traumatic the call

Headset on, Metro Net dispatcher Steven Perez calmly greets each caller on the other end with the same question: “Fire Department, what is the address of your emergency?” On a recent Tuesday...

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Westminster PD to remember fallen with 630-mile bike ride

In five days and over 630 miles, members of the Westminster Police Department will ride to remember the fallen. Fifteen riders on May 9 will embark on the annual five-day journey from the State...

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Retired La Habra sergeant helps local teens seek higher education

Growing up, La Habra Police Aide Juan Negrete remembers not being able to play outside his home during certain times of the day. He remembers his neighborhood riddled with crime and violence, and...

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For Fullerton motor officer, it’s all about old school --- and honoring a beloved role model

Although he’s only 27, when it comes to his uniform, Fullerton PD motor officer Kyle J. Baas prefers the old-school look. Instead of wearing modern Kevlar-blend motor breeches, he steps into...

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Longtime Westminster P.D. volunteer tapped to be Little Saigon liaison

  This is the second part of two stories to introduce Westminster P.D.'s two newly tapped public information officers dedicated to serving the community of Little Saigon. We meet Billy Le, a...

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La Habra police to emphasize bicycle, pedestrian safety

Reducing the number of pedestrian and bicycle-related collisions is the goal of a targeted enforcement effort La Habra police are launching. Over the next several weeks, police will commit extra...

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