Stories about crime other than the police blotter

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In response to rampant railroad theft in California, Senate Republican Leader Scott Wilk (R-Santa Clarita) highlights the failures of Democrats and urges real action to protect California communities. “First there were porch pirates, then smash-and-grab robberies, and now we have looters and thieves ransacking cargo trains; all of this happened …continue reading


A former civilian investigator for the Westminster Police Department has been charged with 15 felonies for lying on her timesheets and claiming to have worked hundreds of hours that she never worked. The theft was discovered by the Westminster Police Department and turned over to the Orange County District Attorney’s …continue reading

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A federal grand jury indictment returned this week charges two Chinese nationals with operating an illegal money transfer business that moved funds from the China to the United States, in some cases using proceeds of romance scams to provide money to their U.S.-based customers. A four-count superseding indictment filed Wednesday …continue reading

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Top Ten Stories for January 02 through January 08 include fatal accidents in Long Beach, early release of violent criminals, and COVID-19 closures. Top Ten Stories for January 02 through January 08 are the most-read stories at Orange County Breeze over the last week (excluding weather forecasts and events): Single-vehicle …continue reading

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A Huntington Park man was sentenced this morning to 252 months in federal prison for committing 21 armed robberies and attempted armed robberies of Trader Joe’s grocery stores throughout Southern California during a three-month crime spree. Gregory Johnson, 44, was sentenced by United States District Judge Virginia A. Phillips for …continue reading

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Update 12/29/21: Detectives from the Long Beach Police Department’s Collision Investigation Detail are seeking the public’s help in identifying the driver of a late-90s to early 2000s, two-door, red pick-up truck that was involved in a fatal hit-and-run traffic collision on Dec. 27, 2021. The collision occurred at 4th Street …continue reading