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La Habra PD promotes six during ceremony

The La Habra Police Department announced the promotions of six officers — two to corporal, three to sergeant, and one to lieutenant — to rousing applause from the audience at the La Habra...

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Vargas: 'No, you can't see my driver's license or registration'

Chances are, like the vast majority of law-abiding citizens, if a police officer pulls you over, you pretty much do everything asked of you, including answering questions like, ‘Can I see your...

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Vargas: Traffic stop turns into a life or death struggle for North Little Rock, Arkansas officers

North Little Rock Police Department officers made a traffic stop on a vehicle occupied by two men and 17-year-old Charles Smith Jr. at around 1:04 a.m. January 7, 2018. During the encounter,...

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La Habra native makes good use of 30 years at police department

Lieutenant Mel Ruiz’s last day as a regular member of the La Habra Police was Dec. 22, and he’s still not sure how he feels about it—except for knowing that he’s walking out the door a very...

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Team effort by La Habra officers, dispatchers prevents man from hurting self, others

The shirtless man stood on the roof of the La Habra apartment complex, distraught and acting erratically on the cold December night. He had stacked some cinder blocks atop the two-story building to...

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Meet OCSD’s first female pilot, a Coast Guard lieutenant who manages to stay grounded

The young teenager was living in the mountains of the Himalayas. From her home located some 7,500 feet above sea level, she loved to gaze at the birds hovering over the middle of a valley. She...

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BTBuzz: Married officers beat the odds after near-fatal shooting

Sgt. Christine Brite vividly remembers Sept. 2, 2016. She was responding to a police radio call of a suicidal man holed up with an AK-47 rifle in an RV outside his home in Parker, Colorado. Brite and...

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Body of unidentified man found in flood control channel in Westminster

The body of a man was found in the flood control channel at Bolsa Chica and Rancho Road in Westminster on the afternoon of Tuesday, Jan. 9. At about 1:30 p.m., Westminster Police officers were...

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Anaheim PD retirees share ‘war stories’ at fortnightly Over the Hill Breakfast

In the beginning, there were four. The year was 1988, and the idea came from retired Chief Dave Michel, who got together with retired Sgt. Dwight Clark and Luther Mitchell to take retired Lt. Al...

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Garden Grove PD sting nets arrests of three men suspected of seeking sex with minors

The texts were firing back and forth. You’re OK that I’m 30? Yes. You OK that I’m 13? Yes. Just don’t tell anyone. That could get me into trouble. Taking a proactive approach to the...

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