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La Habra police program looks to give troubled teens a second chance

The 17-year-old sits straight and speaks quietly. Within minutes, the eight-person board knows he’s lying. La Habra police caught the teen tagging, leaving a signature on a block wall that Sgt....

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Getting a GRIP: Fullerton chief lauded for role in bringing gang-prevention program to city

He was 14 --- a kid seduced by the gang lifestyle who wanted to impress his “homies.” One night in 2008, Jonathan hopped into the passenger seat of a car with three gang members. The four roughed...

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Young woman thanks dispatcher for keeping her calm during grim 911 call

She knew the look. And things looked very grim. At around 1 p.m. on Dec. 11, while sitting on a couch eating tacos, a 57-year-old man fell gravely ill. Brianda Arellano, 19, and several relatives...

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Fullerton’s new Peer Support Team: ‘We all have a story to tell,’ says cop who launched it

The veteran officer’s brown eyes widen. “We all have a story to tell,” John Ema says. Ema doesn’t want to discuss what happened to him 12 years ago that forever changed him --- a job-related...

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Tustin Police Officer helps turn around the life of a homeless woman

Her world imploded in slow motion. It was an incremental collapse into homelessness. First, her sister died, leaving behind an infant daughter that she cared for the best she could. Beatrice...

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Dramatic case instills career lessons for Westminster commander

Cameron Knauerhaze walks in to the dispatch center to offer coffee for those who will field 911 calls over the course of his 12-hour shift. On the morning of Sept. 16, 2005, the call he hears stops...

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CSI Tustin: You won’t believe how they solved this one

The first thing you need to know about that unforgettable day is this: It was hot. Humid, too. It was Aug. 25, 2010. Michele Zachariah, a civilian Police Services Officer for the Tustin Police...

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City honors Garden Grove Police officer for delivering, reviving baby

He thought of his own kids, and how happy he was seeing them as newborns. That’s what was going through a veteran Garden Grove cop’s head when he walked into Garden Grove Medical Center late last...

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Chapman News: Police arsenal includes less lethal options

Police officers have a number of tools at their disposal to protect themselves – and the public – from dangerous suspects. Ross Nemeroff, a 19-year police veteran, described for viewers of...

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Oh, the things you hear at an Anaheim Fire & Rescue station

Spend enough time at a fire station, and slowly you start to figure out the jargon. Like any profession, firefighting comes with an arsenal of slang that first is mostly alien to a visitor. But...

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