Public Safety

H.B. marijuana dispensary cancels disputed fundraiser for police foundation

A marijuana dispensary in Huntington Beach that planned to hold a fundraiser Sunday for the city's Police Department foundation said...

At least 65 trees, infested by a tiny burrowing beetle, are being removed at Central Park

At least 65 trees, infested by a tiny burrowing beetle, are being removed at Central Park

Tiny beetles that have been wreaking havoc on trees across Southern California are now causing problems in Huntington Beach.

H.B. man suspected of DUI after crash that injured motorcyclist

A Huntington Beach man was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence after his truck collided with a motorcyclist while making...

Roof fire causes $350,000 damage to Huntington Harbour home

A fire at a Huntington Harbour home caused an estimated $350,000 in damage Saturday.

Police: Huntington cab driver suspected of raping woman might have other victims

Police: Huntington cab driver suspected of raping woman might have other victims

A Huntington Beach cab driver arrested this month on suspicion of raping a woman might have other victims, police said Thursday.

Possible closure of Mariners Point fuel dock worries boaters

Possible closure of Mariners Point fuel dock worries boaters

The planned closure of Huntington Beach's only boat fueling dock would force about 6,000 boat owners to fuel up elsewhere, which the plan'...

Residents of H.B. apartments displaced after rain causes ceilings to collapse

Residents of H.B. apartments displaced after rain causes ceilings to collapse

Dozens of residents have had to leave their apartments after several ceilings collapsed in two Huntington Beach buildings because of the...

Man charged in McDonald's hit-and-run case

A hit-and-run charge was filed Thursday against a Signal Hill man accused of fleeing after hitting an elderly woman in a McDonald's...

Police seek man who robbed several pharmacies and supermarkets

Authorities are looking for a man suspected of robbing pharmacies and supermarkets in several north Orange County cities.

Organizers and police hope to piggyback on success of last year's U.S. Open of Surfing

Organizers and police hope to piggyback on success of last year's U.S. Open of Surfing

Huntington Beach city officials and organizers of the U.S. Open of Surfing say they have found the right formula for a successful and safe...

Disneyland employee tried to trade tickets for sex with girl, prosecutors say

Disneyland employee tried to trade tickets for sex with girl, prosecutors say

A Disneyland employee was arrested last week on suspicion of trying to trade theme-park tickets for sex with someone he thought was a 14-...

H.B. man arrested after high-speed chase in Inland Empire

A Huntington Beach man was arrested Wednesday after a high-speed pursuit in a vehicle that was later determined to be stolen, San Bernardino...

H.B. collects more than 300 pounds of illegal fireworks over the weekend

Huntington Beach's safety personnel were kept busy during the Fourth of July weekend — the first since state-approved fireworks were...

Van burns, explodes on 405 Freeway; lanes closed

Multiple lanes on the 405 Freeway in Fountain Valley as well as an onramp were closed after a vehicle caught fire and exploded.

Buyers, sellers welcome return of fireworks booths to Huntington Beach

Buyers, sellers welcome return of fireworks booths to Huntington Beach

A steady stream of people flocked to 15 fireworks stands scattered throughout Huntington Beach on Wednesday, the first of four days that...

Man gets 13-year sentence for $2-million embezzlement scheme at luxury-car business

A Huntington Beach man who owned and managed a Costa Mesa luxury-car dealership was sentenced Monday to 13 years in state prison for...

Legal fireworks sales return to Huntington Beach this week

Legal fireworks sales return to Huntington Beach this week

For the first Fourth of July since 1987, public sales of fireworks are allowed under city law in Huntington Beach and will begin Wednesday.

Fountain Valley festival celebrates summer

Fountain Valley festival celebrates summer

Fountain Valley is welcoming the summer this weekend as it continues its four-day Summerfest through Sunday at the Recreation Center &...

H.B. man faces heroin, meth, ID theft charges in Fountain Valley case

A Huntington Beach man has been charged with possession of heroin and methamphetamine with intent to sell, identity theft and possessing...

H.B. crash kills boy, 14; one driver is arrested

A 14-year-old Trabuco Canyon boy was killed Thursday night in Huntington Beach in a car crash that police believe was caused by an...

Police: Naked man on meth runs through Huntington neighborhood

A Huntington Beach man who police said ran naked through a neighborhood while high on methamphetamine was cited and released Saturday night.

3 arrested after shots fired during fight in parking lot

Three men were arrested in Huntington Beach after a fight Friday night in which shots were fired, authorities said.

Motorcyclist injured in H.B. crash is suspected of DUI

A man suspected of driving under the influence was injured in a solo motorcycle accident that closed part of northbound Pacific Coast...

Shark-seeking drone tracks great whites off Seal Beach

Shark-seeking drone tracks great whites off Seal Beach

With his head covered by a beach towel, Seal Beach Marine Safety Lt. Chris Pierce focused on an iPad mounted on a remote-control console.

2 men sought in theft of iPad from church

Huntington Beach police are looking for two men suspected of stealing an iPad from a church.

Private H.B. school's ex-business manager gets prison sentence for embezzling $2 million

The former business manager at a private Huntington Beach elementary school was sentenced Thursday to three years and five months in federal...

Driver suspected of DUI after 2-car crash knocks over light pole

A man was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence in Huntington Beach on Sunday after his vehicle rear-ended another and...

Police carry the torch for Special Olympics

Police carry the torch for Special Olympics

About a dozen Huntington Beach police officers ran alongside Special Olympics athletes Friday to help raise awareness of the international...

Newport man dies after bike crash in Huntington Beach

A Newport Beach man died Saturday of a head injury he suffered two days earlier while biking in a Huntington Beach residential tract, police...

Man arrested as H.B. police seize 100 pounds of illegal fireworks

Man arrested as H.B. police seize 100 pounds of illegal fireworks

More than 100 pounds of illegal fireworks were confiscated in an undercover operation that led to the arrest of a man suspected of selling...

H.B. man convicted of murdering his wife; he also tried to kill himself, prosecutors say

A Huntington Beach resident was convicted Tuesday of first-degree murder for killing his wife by slashing her neck during an attempt to...

H.B., ICE undercover operation nets narcotics suspect, $250,000 in drugs

Huntington Beach police detectives assisted federal agents in the arrest of a man suspected of dealing narcotics.

Video simulation to help train police to deal with mentally ill

Video simulation to help train police to deal with mentally ill

Orange County law enforcement agencies will soon have a new tool to help them deal with a mentally ill person in a potential crisis.

H.B. wants to make it clear: Don't feed the wildlife

Huntington Beach wants to make it clear that feeding wildlife in the city is illegal.

15 H.B. police officers to try out body cameras

Some Huntington Beach police officers soon will be wearing video cameras to help the department keep pace with evolving police practices.

Lawsuit aims to put permit-parking district back in downtown H.B.

Residents of Huntington Beach have sued the city, alleging that officials did not lawfully repeal a downtown parking-permit district that...

Man sought in theft of $3,000 bicycle

Huntington Beach police are looking for a man seen in surveillance footage stealing a bicycle from the downtown area.

Algae builds up in Central Park lake; fish might be at risk

Algae builds up in Central Park lake; fish might be at risk

Huntington Beach officials are investigating ways to control an unusual amount of algae buildup in Central Park's Lake Huntington.

H.B. police forming nonprofit to fund community programs

Huntington Beach Police Chief Robert Handy has said since he came onboard in late 2013 that his goal is to create a stronger bond between...

Man sought after girl is grabbed on way to Marina High School

Huntington Beach police are looking for a man suspected of trying to kidnap a girl who was on her way to school Wednesday.

Rainbow announces plan to enclose disputed H.B. trash facility

Representatives of the Ocean View School District have long wanted a Huntington Beach waste-management facility to enclose its operations.

3 freed in conspiracy-to-kill case

Three out of four men arrested by Huntington Beach police on suspicion of conspiring to kill a woman for monetary gain were released last...

Four arrested in suspected murder-for-hire plot

Huntington Beach police arrested four men accused of conspiring to kill a woman for monetary gain.

Commercial firefighter pleads guilty to trying to produce child porn in Philippines

A commercial firefighter who lives in Huntington Beach pleaded guilty Friday to a federal charge that he tried to produce child...

Pair arrested in store robberies in Fountain Valley, 7 other cities

Police arrested two Inland Empire men suspected in a robbery spree across eight cities, including Fountain Valley.

Seal Beach works to prevent new flooding amid high surf

Seal Beach works to prevent new flooding amid high surf

Seal Beach marine-safety officials are setting up a small sand berm at the beach to try to prevent a recurrence of minor flooding that hit...

Man suspected in H.B. hit-and-run turns himself in

Man suspected in H.B. hit-and-run turns himself in

A man believed to be a driver seen on video backing his car into an 86-year-old woman in a McDonald's parking lot and then speeding off...

Man charged in H.B. pursuit that led to officer-involved shooting

A Huntington Beach man who police say nearly hit officers with a car on Sunday while trying to flee was charged by the Orange County...

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