Crime

Stories about crime other than the police blotter

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Top Ten Stories for July 26 through July 31 include an arrest in Long Beach, a concert in Garden Grove, and a surge in Covid-19 countywide. Top Ten Stories for JJuly 26 through July 31 are the most-read stories at Orange County Breeze over the last week (excluding weather forecasts …continue reading

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On Sunday, July 25, 2021, at approximately 8:03 p.m., the Huntington Beach Police Department (HBPD) responded to a traffic collision in the northbound lanes of Pacific Coast Highway near Newland Avenue, involving two pedestrians and a Nissan Altima. Upon arrival, officers located one pedestrian, identified as 48-year old female Deanna …continue reading

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Senator Dave Min (D-Irvine) today thanked Governor Gavin Newsom for signing his domestic violence survivors’ justice bill into law. Senate Bill (SB) 374 adds “reproductive coercion” to the definition of domestic violence. Reproductive coercion is defined by this bill as excessively pressuring the other party to become pregnant, deliberately interfering …continue reading

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Robbery detectives have been investigating a series of robberies occurring in Long Beach between February 26, 2021 and July 7, 2021. During each of the incidents, a suspect entered the businesses with a firearm and demanded cash. Robbery detectives immediately began investigating the series of robberies and gathering video evidence. …continue reading

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Top Ten Stories for July 18 through July 25 include Sacramento’s ongoing war against local zoning and the return of COVID-19. Top Ten Stories for July 18 through July 25 are the most-read stories at Orange County Breeze over the last week (excluding weather forecasts and events): Guest editorial: Say …continue reading

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On Thursday, July 15, a grand jury returned an indictment against three defendants for a scheme to submit over $1.4 million in fraudulent unemployment insurance claims in other inmates’ identities to the California Employment Development Department (EDD), Acting U.S. Attorney Phillip A. Talbert announced. The indictment charges Daryol Richmond, 30; …continue reading

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The 1976 rape and murder of a 19-year-old Garden Grove nursing student has been solved by the Orange County District Attorney’s Office and the Garden Grove Police Department through the use of investigative genetic genealogy. Terry Dean Hawkins has been identified as the person responsible for the rape and murder …continue reading