public safety

Top Ten Stories for July 31 through August 06 include an armed man at Stater Bros., a traffic fatality, and a freeway full closure. Top Ten Stories for July 31 through August 06 are the most-read stories at Orange County Breeze over the last week (excluding weather forecasts and events): …continue reading

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The recent uptick in crime has left many Californians questioning the safety of our state. From blatant smash-and-grab robberies to criminals assaulting people in broad daylight, it’s hard to remember a time when California wasn’t plagued by such violent lawlessness. Governor Newsom and his supermajority have aggressively rolled back many …continue reading

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In February 2021, the Long Beach Police Department launched the Neighborhood Walks program to increase engagement between our community and police officers at a neighborhood level. Patrol officers in select neighborhoods devoted their shift to interacting with residents, community- and faith-based organizations, and local businesses. Funded through the Long Beach …continue reading

Top Ten Stories for June 05 through June 11 include a homicide, primary election results, a cancelled concert, and a DUI checkpoint. Top Ten Stories for June 05 through June 11 are the most-read stories at Orange County Breeze over the last week (excluding weather forecasts and events): Los Angeles …continue reading

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Top Ten Stories for January 09 through January 15 include a Pacific tsunami, COVID-19, and bulky-item drop-off in Garden Grove. Top Ten Stories for JJanuary 09 through January 15 are the most-read stories at Orange County Breeze over the last week (excluding weather forecasts and events): Tsunami advisory issued for …continue reading

Northwest Orange County residents have an opportunity to register for a new emergency preparedness training class hosted by West Orange County CERT.

West Orange County CERT (Community Emergency Response Team) is holding an interactive academy at the end of January at the Joint Forces Training Center (JFTB) in Los Alamitos. This Academy is FEMA approved and includes fire suppression (yes, you get to use a fire extinguisher to put out a real …continue reading

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Update: Suspect arrested Carlos Castro, aged 27, of Los Angeles, was booked at the Orange County Jail after being arrested for allegedly committing assault with a deadly weapon on a peace officer (California Penal Code 245(c)). Anyone with additional information is encouraged to contact the Westminster Area California Highway Patrol …continue reading