Public Safety

Huntington memorial honors Robin Samsoe, 12, murdered in 1979

Huntington memorial honors Robin Samsoe, 12, murdered in 1979

Family members of the late Robin Samsoe gathered with residents and others Sunday near the Huntington Beach Pier to dedicate a memorial to...

Reporter's Notebook: Guns, knives and second chances — my night as a 'policeman'

Reporter's Notebook: Guns, knives and second chances — my night as a 'policeman'

Sixth in a series.  It was the session that my classmates and I in the Huntington Beach Citizens Academy had been looking...

Boy, 13, recovering after being hit by vehicle in Huntington

A Huntington Beach boy is recovering at home after he was hit by a vehicle Friday, authorities said.

Candidates for H.B. council, city attorney stake out positions at final forum

More than 100 people gathered at the Huntington Beach Central Library on Thursday evening to hear candidates for City Council and city...

Reporter's Notebook: Police use of force requires quick choice among many options

Fifth in a series. Whether talking about the Rodney King beating, the Kelly Thomas beating or the Michael Brown shooting,...

Man sought in Huntington Beach bank robbery

Huntington Beach police are looking for a man suspected of robbing the U.S. Bank branch near Garfield Avenue and Magnolia Street.

Permit parking OK'd for downtown Huntington neighborhood

Permit parking OK'd for downtown Huntington neighborhood

After about three hours of public comments, the Huntington Beach City Council voted Monday night to create a parking district in a...

Man critically injured in Seal Beach stabbing

Authorities are looking for a man suspected of critically wounding a Lakewood resident in a stabbing near downtown Seal Beach.

Man arrested after shot fired, 7-hour standoff with police

Man arrested after shot fired, 7-hour standoff with police

Huntington Beach police apprehended a barricaded suspect Monday night after a more than seven-hour standoff at an apartment.

Huntington man killed in crash that injures 2

One man died and two people were injured in a traffic accident involving three vehicles in Huntington Beach.

Protesters want end to Seal Beach coyote trap, kill policy

Protesters want end to Seal Beach coyote trap, kill policy

A protest against the Seal Beach City Council's recent decision to allow the trapping and killing of coyotes drew about 20 people to the...

Fire causes $120,000 damage to Leisure World home

A fire on Thursday evening caused $120,000 in damage to a home in Leisure World Seal Beach and displaced one resident of the senior...

Motorcyclist, 23, dies after crash with U-Haul van in Huntington

A Huntington Beach man died after the motorcycle he was riding collided with a moving van.

Reporter's Notebook: 'Crime of the future' still plenty worrisome today

Fourth in a series. While many Huntington Beach residents are calling for more police officers on the streets, I think the...

Police work for restaurant tips to help H.B. serve Special Olympics athletes

Police work for restaurant tips to help H.B. serve Special Olympics athletes

Having been in the food service industry for years, Carol Lung knows what it takes to be a good waiter in a restaurant.

Fountain Valley man convicted of murder in teen's shooting

A Fountain Valley man was convicted of shooting to death a 17-year-old Santa Ana boy whom authorities described as his rival.

H.B. Police Department suspended from federal weapons program over missing rifle

The Huntington Beach Police Department was among nine public safety agencies in California suspended from a federal weapons program after...

Suspect arrested in H.B. 'Mission Impossible' burglary

Authorities have arrested a man who law enforcement agencies believe is the "Mission Impossible burglar."

Huntington public light fixtures going LED

Huntington Beach gave the green light this week to upgrading the city's public light fixtures to LED.

Huntington studies alcohol, business regulations

The Huntington Beach City Council received updates this week on key issues related to the downtown area to get a better sense of how to make...

Police Files for Sept. 17

AREA 1: Argosy Avenue: Grand theft was reported in the 5300 block at 7:28 a.m. Sept. 15.

Car involved in crash swerves, kills man; 4 hurt

A car veered into two homeless men, killing one, after a three-vehicle collision in Huntington Beach in which four other people were...

H.B. group still trying to overcome obstacles to build 9/11 memorial

Dennis Hashin thought that creating a 9/11 memorial for Huntington Beach would be as simple as removing a fountain to make room for a...

Lawsuit alleges bullying, sexual assault at Ocean View district school

The family of an autistic student has filed a lawsuit against the Ocean View School District and several other defendants, alleging he was...

Police Files for Sept. 11

AREA 1: Dunn Drive: Petty theft was reported in the 6300 block at 9:14 a.m. Sept. 5.

Disaster expo to teach preparedness

Huntington Beach will present a free disaster preparedness expo from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Seabreeze Church.

Reporter's Notebook: Police gear, jail are eye-openers

Reporter's Notebook: Police gear, jail are eye-openers

Third in a series. I was on the verge of falling asleep in my seat at the Huntington Beach Police Department Citizens...

H.B. man dies after being hit by car

A Huntington Beach resident died Sunday after being struck by a vehicle while trying to cross Yorktown Avenue.

Huntington surfer dies after hitting head

A Huntington Beach man died after suffering a head injury while surfing off 20th Street last week, officials said.

No explosives found at 2 Fountain Valley high schools shut by emailed threat; hacking suspected

No explosives found at 2 Fountain Valley high schools shut by emailed threat; hacking suspected

Police locked down two Fountain Valley high schools Wednesday morning after school administrators received an email from a student's account...

Council members question effort to get public's opinion on updated general plan

The Huntington Beach City Council was brought up to speed Tuesday night on the city's general plan update, and some members expressed...

Huntington bicyclist hit by car, dies; driver suspected of DUI

Police arrested a Huntington Beach man on suspicion of driving under the influence after a bicyclist was struck by a car and killed Monday.

Fountain Valley man drowns in Hawaii

A Fountain Valley resident and another Orange County man drowned off Honolulu after snorkeling in strong currents, officials in Hawaii said.

2 dead as O.C. West Nile outbreak grows

2 dead as O.C. West Nile outbreak grows

Two Orange County residents have died of West Nile virus in the past week as the county's number of human infections has grown fivefold this...

2 from H.B. accused in $105 million medical fraud case

Fifteen people, including a doctor and a pharmacist from Huntington Beach, are facing charges of defrauding insurance companies of more than...

Police Files for Aug. 27

AREA 1: Goldenwest Street: A stolen vehicle was reported in the 15700 block at 1:27 p.m. Aug. 24.

Seal Beach resident dies of West Nile virus

A Seal Beach woman has died of West Nile virus, Orange County's first fatality from the mosquito-borne illness since 2012, according to...

Big surf floods Seal Beach homes

Big surf floods Seal Beach homes

Water from a large swell generated by Hurricane Marie hundreds of miles off the coast pounded Seal Beach late Tuesday, flooding homes near...

Not guilty plea entered in hospital attack

A man accused of trying to kill his roommate in a Fountain Valley hospital pleaded not guilty to murder charges Monday.

Police: video of cop losing his cool is fake

A recent YouTube video showing a man dressed as a police officer shoving and cursing at a Huntington Beach restaurant customer is nothing...

Police Files for Aug. 20

AREA 1: Nancy Drive: Vandalism was reported in the 7500 block at 6:24 p.m. Aug. 17.

Police Files for Aug. 13

AREA 1: Red Coach Drive: Burglary was reported in the 6700 block at 7:37 a.m. Aug. 9.

Man wounded in Oak View shooting

Huntington Beach police are looking for a man involved in a possibly gang-related shooting in the Oak View neighborhood that left another...

Motorcyclist killed in light-pole crash ID'd

A Chino man died when the motorcycle he was driving crashed into a light pole Monday in Huntington Beach, authorities said.

New police unit saddles up

New police unit saddles up

Huntington Beach police officer Gabe Ricci was a dog handler for the Police Department for years. But he's decided to trade his canine...

Huntington man suspected of selling heroin to high school students

Huntington man suspected of selling heroin to high school students

Law-enforcement officers arrested a Huntington Beach man suspected of selling heroin to high school students, authorities said.

Jury rejects lawsuit in 2011 fatal shooting by Huntington police

A federal jury has rejected a lawsuit filed by the mother of a 20-year-old man who was fatally shot by Huntington Beach police during a 2011...

Huntington man run over by OCTA bus dies

A Huntington Beach man died after being run over by an Orange County Transportation Authority bus earlier in the week, authorities said...

Police Files for Aug. 7

AREA 1: Fairway Lane: Petty theft of a license plate was reported in the 16200 block at 4:07 p.m. Aug. 3.

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