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Garden Grove PD empowers Palma Vista youngsters to transform their neighborhood

It starts with the kids. That’s been the mantra voiced over and over by the Garden Grove PD and other city agencies during their months-long effort to revitalize a neighborhood challenged by...

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Chief urges 35 new GWC police recruits to protect their character and do the right thing

On Friday, March 17, 35 police recruits graduated from the Golden West Criminal Justice Training Center. Class President Eric Velazquez, the oldest recruit in the graduating class at 39 years,...

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Westminster’s new police chief places a big priority on reaching out to the community

Over his 36 1/2 years in law enforcement, Ralph Ornelas has seen the benefits of working closely with communities to help reduce crime and serve residents. Now, as the Westminster Police...

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Veteran La Habra officer is familiar face of agency through vast community involvement

Veteran La Habra PD Lt. Mel Ruiz is a big Elvis Presley fan. Agency sources say he has been known, at times, to belt out some of the legend’s hits at karaoke joints and other venues, and that...

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Anaheim PD hosts bone marrow registry drive for LASD sergeant battling leukemia

The City of Anaheim employee found out about the event in an email. So late morning Tuesday, March 14, Elena Camacho grabbed a colleague, Hiroki Nozaki, and headed out to a bone marrow registry...

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SWAT teams swoop down and arrest four for gang-related shooting in Anaheim

SWAT teams from the Anaheim Police and Orange County Sheriff’s departments late Wednesday arrested four gang members for their suspected involvement in a gang-related shooting in the 800 block of...

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Orange PD honors officers, firefighters for saving life of officer hit by impaired driver

They came to honor the officers and firefighters who helped save the life of a grievously injured officer after a suspected drunk driver struck him while he stood behind his patrol car. And although...

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Longtime employee of La Habra PD now helps keep residents prepared for disaster

Ever since he first walked into the La Habra police department, at the invitation of a high school buddy who was a police explorer, David Gonzalez has been hooked on serving. Gonzalez had a chaotic...

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When ailing 95-year-old woman got bilked, OCSD investigators worked hard to get suspect

He lived in a $2.2-million home in Newport Coast, and despite having a three-car garage, he liked to keep his two leased luxury vehicles --- a 2016 Maserati and 2016 GLK Mercedes SUV --- parked in...

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Costa Mesa PD memorializes two fallen officers on 30th anniversary of fatal helicopter crash

Dave Ketchum and Mike Libolt went through the police academy together, were the same age and on the job with the Costa Mesa Police Department for the same number of years. They worked together and...

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