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DNA evidence helps La Habra detectives find suspects, close cases

When La Habra Police Department Burglary Det. Jason Willard gets an email with the subject line: “CODIS Hit,” he knows his case is heating up. The FBI’s Combined DNA Index System (CODIS)...

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Vargas: On Thanksgiving Day, two people died because they made the bad decision to flee from the cops

On Thanksgiving Day, two men died because they made the very bad decision to try to outrun the police. The pursuit originated in Villa Park in response to a burglary call. Deputies pursued...

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Westminster PD mourns loss of long-time volunteer Max Poper

Max Poper was a man of many passions. These passions led him through a long and varied career, taking him from First Airborne Ranger in the U.S. Army to industrial engineer working on Apollo, to...

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BTBuzz: Pittsburg, Ca. woman makes it her mission to rescue human trafficking victims

Pittsburg Police Civilian Service Specialist Louise Reeves is an incredible example of going above and beyond. Reeves joined the Pittsburg Police in 2005, when most of her work revolved around...

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Garden Grove PD K9 Vader back at work with a new skill: firearms detection

Full of youthful energy, the 80-pound Vader bounds out of the police car ready for work. Garden Grove PD Master Officer Edgar Valencia leads Vader to the area the K9 will search. In a matter of...

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Anaheim Fire & Rescue Wildfire Preparedness Community Fair welcomes residents for day of fire awareness

Anaheim Fire & Rescue Station 10 recently hosted a Wildlife Preparedness Community Fair for local residents to meet firefighters, tour fire trucks, and learn about the services and tools...

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Garden Grove PD makes arrest in stabbing death  

Garden Grove Police detectives have arrested Michael J. Martinez, 31, of Santa Ana, in connection with the stabbing death on Saturday of a 25-year-old man from Santa Ana. While responding to a 911...

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Cold case vault: A fatal beating outside a Tustin bar in 1983

Editor’s note: This is an ongoing series about cold cases of interest. Suspect(s): Suspect No. 1 is a male Hispanic or Indian, 20+ years old, 5 feet 10 inches, 160 pounds, dark hair, dark eyes....

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Crime Survivors' annual holiday event spreads feelings of gratitude, fellowship

Angela Smith Slater, 53, has only recently been able to classify herself as a survivor, and not a victim. On Oct. 25, 2005, Slater’s son, Brandon, was murdered in San Bernardino. The holiday...

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APD’s Anaheim Confidential event details true crime story of a cold case solved

Community members got a special behind-the-scenes look at a true crime story so full of twists and turns it seems destined for the big screen. In fact, it appears halfway there since members of...

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