Public Safety

F.V. nursing facility sued over death of former patient

A lawsuit against a Fountain Valley nursing facility claims that a former patient was injured and died because of insufficient care at the...

Huntington police chief calls for more officers

Low staffing levels in the Huntington Beach Police Department have hampered officer response times and investigations, the police chief told...

Massage parlors to face stricter regulations in H.B.

Stricter laws are on the way for massage establishments in Huntington Beach.

Huntington Beach to appoint committee on homelessness

The Huntington Beach City Council voted Monday to create a committee to look into homelessness in the city.

Man gropes boy, 15, in Huntington movie theater

Huntington Beach police are seeking the public's help in identifying a man who groped a teenager in a movie theater Monday.

Man sought in Huntington bar fight

Huntington Beach police are looking for a man who was reportedly involved in a bar fight in the downtown area.

Man arrested in Starbucks theft, assault

Police have arrested a 26-year-old man accused of stealing a tip jar from a Huntington Beach Starbucks and assaulting a customer who trailed...

Two arrested after man is attacked in robbery attempt at Bella Terra

Two men were arrested Wednesday after a robbery attempt in a parking lot at the Bella Terra shopping center, Huntington Beach police said.

Woman dies in Huntington Beach motor-home fire

Huntington Beach police are investigating the death of a woman in a motor-home fire Wednesday.

Council wants H.B. law to leave no doubt: Pot dispensaries are illegal

The Huntington Beach City Council wants to make something clear: Medical marijuana dispensaries are illegal in the city.

Huntington slaps 45-day moratorium on new massage parlors

Huntington slaps 45-day moratorium on new massage parlors

The Huntington Beach City Council on Monday imposed a 45-day moratorium on new massage establishments in the city.

Driver arrested after car flips during crash

A motorist was arrested Saturday on suspicion of driving under the influence of drugs and alcohol after a vehicle hit multiple objects and...

Huntington police officer cleared in lawsuit over child's custody

A federal jury has cleared a Huntington Beach police officer who was accused of illegally taking a boy from his mother.

H.B. man sentenced to 55 years to life in woman's strangulation murder

A Huntington Beach man convicted of murdering a 21-year-old woman three years ago was sentenced Friday to 55 years to life in state prison.

Fountain Valley man arrested in H.B. home burglary

A Fountain Valley man was arrested Saturday on allegations that he tried to steal tools from a Huntington Beach house that was being...

H.B. restaurant gets city OK to sell alcohol, despite protests to state over license

A restaurant that moved into downtown Huntington Beach last summer received permission from the city Tuesday night to sell beer and wine,...

H.B. woman who embezzled $3.5 million gets prison term

A Huntington Beach woman was sentenced Monday to 63 months in federal prison for embezzling about $3.5 million from her employer.

Fountain Valley man killed in shooting

A man died after being shot multiple times Saturday in Fountain Valley, police said.

Business owner victimized by scam urges others to be alert

A Fountain Valley business owner who lost hundreds of dollars in an elaborate phone scam is warning others to help them prevent a similar...

Boy, 4, injured in fall from motel window

A boy from New York was hospitalized Thursday after falling out of a third-story window at a Sunset Beach motel.

Man sought in Seal Beach stabbing

Man sought in Seal Beach stabbing

Seal Beach police are asking for the public's help in identifying a suspect in an attempted homicide last year.

County alerts public after rabid bat found in H.B.

A live bat with rabies was found at a Big Lots parking lot in Huntington Beach on Sunday, and health officials are looking for anyone who...

Suspect arrested in string of Costa Mesa, H.B., other bank robberies

Suspect arrested in string of Costa Mesa, H.B., other bank robberies

Police arrested a homeless man suspected of robbing 11 Orange County banks in the span of two months, including four in Costa Mesa and one...

Huntington police pitch tighter rules on massage parlors

The Huntington Beach Police Department outlined proposals Tuesday for strengthening the city's regulations on massage establishments.

Driver arrested after chase of stolen vehicle; DUI suspected

After a short pursuit, Huntington Beach police arrested an Anaheim man Monday on suspicion of driving a stolen vehicle while under the...

H.B. woman arrested, suspected of DUI in crash

A Huntington Beach woman was arrested after she crashed her vehicle into another car, officials said.

Police make 10 DUI arrests over the weekend

Huntington Beach police made 10 arrests for driving under the influence Friday, five of which came from a DUI checkpoint, officials said.

Heroin seized, 2 arrested in Huntington Beach

A 53-year-old Huntington Beach woman was arrested Wednesday after police received a tip that she was selling heroin, authorities said.

Fountain Valley woman, 80, dies after being hit by car in crosswalk

A Fountain Valley woman died Monday after a vehicle hit her as she was crossing a street.

Vandalism suspected after Eagle Scout project is damaged at Huntington butterfly park

Vandalism suspected after Eagle Scout project is damaged at Huntington butterfly park

An Eagle Scout project is believed to have been vandalized Sunday night at Gibbs Butterfly Park in Huntington Beach, according to Leslie...

County told to investigate school district complaints about Rainbow waste facility

The Orange County Health Care Agency must reopen its review of a Huntington Beach waste management facility's five-year permit because of...

H.B. man convicted of second-degree murder for strangling woman

A Huntington Beach man was convicted of strangling a 21-year-old woman in 2012.

Man arrested in theft of $45,000 from safe in Fountain Valley

Fountain Valley police arrested a man Tuesday on suspicion of stealing $45,000 in cash from a safe six months ago.

Car with 15-year-old driver hits building

A vehicle driven by a 15-year-old hit a building in Huntington Beach on Friday, police said.

Police: Man drives out H.B. pier, around Ruby's Diner, and back; he's arrested

Police: Man drives out H.B. pier, around Ruby's Diner, and back; he's arrested

An Anaheim man was arrested and cited on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol after he drove his vehicle onto the...

Nonprofits' fireworks sales are one step closer after initial City Council OK

Nonprofits' fireworks sales are one step closer after initial City Council OK

The Huntington Beach City Council took its first step Monday toward allowing local nonprofit groups to sell state-approved fireworks for the...

Rainbow trash company's odors near school: Ruling due Wednesday

The hearing officer in the Ocean View School District's appeal of the renewal of Rainbow Environmental Services' operation permit has...

'Rolled-up sleeves bandit' robs 2 H.B. banks; have you seen him?

'Rolled-up sleeves bandit' robs 2 H.B. banks; have you seen him?

Huntington Beach police are looking for a serial bank robber who stole money from two local banks Wednesday afternoon, officials said.

Fire damages vacant apartment in Huntington Beach

A fire in a Huntington Beach apartment Saturday caused significant damage to a bedroom, officials said.

H.B. man, 89, dies after car crash

An 89-year-old Huntington Beach man died Thursday after his car was hit while he was leaving a parking lot near Huntington Harbour.

Man sentenced to prison for groping women

A Westminster man was sentenced Thursday to three years in state prison for sexually harassing women in public, including three in...

Families seek damages over 'dangerous' asbestos at 3 closed Ocean View schools

Damages are being sought by the families of some students who attended three elementary schools in the Ocean View School District that...

Have you seen this house burglar who struggled with resident?

Have you seen this house burglar who struggled with resident?

Huntington Beach police are looking for a man who burglarized a home in December and was confronted by a resident.

Measles case: Unvaccinated students barred from H.B. High till Jan. 29

Measles case: Unvaccinated students barred from H.B. High till Jan. 29

Students at Huntington Beach High School who have not been vaccinated for measles are being kept out of school until Jan. 29 after a student...

Fireworks sticks in van cause bomb scare in Huntington Beach

Fireworks sticks in van cause bomb scare in Huntington Beach

An intersection in Huntington Beach was closed for about two hours Monday while police investigated a van containing what looked like a...

Murder trial to start in 2012 strangling of woman

A Huntington Beach man accused of fatally strangling a 21-year-old woman in 2012 is to go to trial Tuesday.

Newport TV doctor denies he threatened to kill H.B. man

A Newport Beach physician who is a panelist on the daytime TV talk show "The Doctors" denied a Huntington Beach man's allegation that he...

Father, son face charges in sales of counterfeit electronics in Fountain Valley

A Westminster man and his son are scheduled to be arraigned Friday on charges of selling counterfeit electronic devices valued at about...

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