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A federal grand jury today indicted three Long Beach men who allegedly participated in the daylight smash-and-grab robbery of a Beverly Hills jewelry store in which more than $2.6 million worth of merchandise was stolen. The two-count indictment returned today charges Long Beach residents Jimmy Lee Vernon III, 31, Ladell …continue reading

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The Seal Beach Police Department is requesting the public’s assistance in identifying a suspect responsible for committing a burglary and stealing a vehicle inside of the Leisure World community. On Sunday, July 24, 2022, at about 5:00 am, an unknown male suspect entered into the maintenance yard located within the …continue reading

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House Small Business Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Workforce Development Subcommittee Ranking Member Young Kim (CA-39) introduced the Improving Federal Investigations of Organized Retail Crime Act (H.R. 7499), a bipartisan bill to help address organized retail crimes hurting retailers and endangering public safety. According to a 2019 report by the Retail Industry …continue reading

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While pulling together the Top Ten Stories list on Sunday, April 10, I realized that I have neglected monthly, quarterly, and yearly Top Ten Stories. The last monthly Top Ten Stories article was for September 2021. As part of catching up, here is a list of the Top Ten Stories …continue reading

Top Ten Stories for March 13 through March 19 include a fiery solo accident, murder on the beach, and an injured musician returns to the stage. Top Ten Stories for March 13 through March 19 are the most-read stories at Orange County Breeze over the last week (excluding weather forecasts …continue reading

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State Senator Anthony J. Portantino (D – La Cañada Flintridge) joined Senator Tom Umberg to announce the introduction of Senate Bill 986, a measure that combats catalytic converter theft by requiring dealers to apply a vehicle identification number (VIN) to the catalytic converter of each vehicle listed for sale. Los …continue reading

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In yet another case of mob thievery, a group zeroed in on the tools department at the Home Depot store in Lakewood Center (5200 Hardwick St.), and grabbed hammers, sledge hammers, and crowbars. Lakewood is served by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department (LASD). Details released by LASD: At approximately …continue reading

Top Ten Stories for March 2021 include unemployment fraud, OC returning to Red Tier, and a fatal pedestrian accident in Lakewood. The Top Ten Stories for March 2021 were the most read stories at Orange County Breeze over the month of March 2020 (excluding weather forecasts and events): COVID-19 unemployment …continue reading

Top Ten Stories for February 28 through March 06 include a Garden Grove shopping development, catalytic converter thefts, and Spring festivities. Top Ten Stories for February 28 through March 06 are the most-read stories at Orange County Breeze over the last week (excluding weather forecasts and events): Pavilion Plaza West …continue reading

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According to the Facebook page of the Cypress Police Department, detectives from the Department’s Criminal Investigations Bureau made an arrest in a recent string of thefts of catalytic converters. As regards those thefts, the Departments offered a list of tips to discourage catalytic converter thefts: park in well-lit areas; if …continue reading

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Dear Editor, I am reaching out to the community for assistance with a problem that has been occurring at Precious Life Shelter. First, thank you to the community for your ongoing support of Precious Life Shelter of Los Alamitos, especially during the pandemic. As many know, since 1989 Precious Life …continue reading