Public Safety

Huntington Beach vigil honors crime victims

Huntington Beach Mayor Jill Hardy said she couldn't find the right words to say during a candlelight vigil for crime victims Thursday...

H.B. bridge reopens as repairs finish ahead of schedule

The Edinger Avenue bridge in Huntington Harbour is open again to vehicles and pedestrians after Orange County Public Works crews finished&...

Repairs on Huntington Harbour bridge may be finished next week

Repairs on Huntington Harbour bridge may be finished next week

Repairs on the Edinger Avenue bridge in Huntington Harbour are nearing completion.

Firefighter released from hospital after blaze burns garage, attic at Huntington Beach home

Firefighter released from hospital after blaze burns garage, attic at Huntington Beach home

A firefighter was taken to a hospital but quickly recovered after crews doused a blaze at a Huntington Beach home Monday morning,...

Irvine man, 2 others deny cheating homeowners through unlicensed H.B. business

An Irvine resident and two other men accused of being involved in a loan modification scheme through an unlicensed Huntington Beach business...

H.B. police seek home intruder who trapped woman in bedroom

Huntington Beach police are looking for a man who entered a residence and trapped a woman in her bedroom.

H.B. police stop suicide attempt in river

A man trying to commit suicide in the Santa Ana River was stopped by Huntington Beach police and a bystander Sunday, authorities said.

Man arrested in thefts of bikes from Huntington pier

A transient accused of stealing multiple bicycles from under the Huntington Beach Pier was arrested in a Garden Grove motel, authorities...

H.B. wants to make it clear: No pot shops allowed

Huntington Beach took a step Tuesday intended to make it clear that marijuana dispensaries are illegal in the city.

Woman killed in fiery 405 Freeway crash in F.V.

A Stanton woman died Sunday morning after the vehicle she was riding in was rear-ended and caught fire on the 405 Freeway in Fountain...

H.B. man sentenced to 100 years in Montana drug case

A Huntington Beach man was sentenced this month to 100 years in Montana state prison following his guilty plea to several drug charges.

Pedestrian dies after being hit by 2 vehicles in Fountain Valley

Pedestrian dies after being hit by 2 vehicles in Fountain Valley

Fountain Valley police are looking for two motorists who reportedly did not stop after they struck a pedestrian early Wednesday.

Police seek man who stabbed another who intervened in argument

Huntington Beach police are looking for a man who reportedly stabbed a passerby who was trying to break up an argument.

Have you seen this man wanted in store robberies in 3 cities?

Have you seen this man wanted in store robberies in 3 cities?

Police are looking for a man who is believed to have robbed stores in Huntington Beach, Fountain Valley and Garden Grove, officials said.

H.B. man arrested after crash in City Hall parking lot

H.B. man arrested after crash in City Hall parking lot

A Huntington Beach man was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol early Wednesday after his vehicle crashed into...

Alleged kidnappers in Denise Huskins case threatened police in email

Alleged kidnappers in Denise Huskins case threatened police in email

The mystery surroundingĀ the alleged kidnapping and ransom of 29-year-old Denise Huskins intensified Tuesday.

Pacific City, new senior center, illegal animal feeding top city's agenda

Huntington Beach Mayor Jill Hardy and City Manager Fred Wilson briefed residents about city milestones and ongoing concerns during a...

Downtown ambassador aids visitors, watches for trouble – and he needs help

Downtown ambassador aids visitors, watches for trouble – and he needs help

The Huntington Beach visitors bureau is looking for volunteers to guide tourists around the downtown area.

Was Vallejo kidnapping really a hoax? Police suddenly quiet

Was Vallejo kidnapping really a hoax? Police suddenly quiet

After days of rapidly unfolding developments, the investigation into the alleged kidnapping of Denise Huskins has slowed to a crawl.

Huntington man arrested in robbery attempt at F.V. gas station

A Huntington Beach man was arrested Sunday on suspicion of trying to rob a gas station employee.

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.

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