Public Safety

Convenience store robber sought in H.B.

Huntington Beach police are seeking the public's help in identifying a man who robbed a convenience store early Wednesday after trying to...

Whistle-blower sues H.B. airplane parts company over his firing

A Huntington Beach aviation equipment manufacturer is being sued by a former employee who says he was illegally fired for whistle-blowing...

Police Files for Dec. 17

AREA 1: Sher Lane: Theft from a vehicle was reported in the 16100 block at 12:22 p.m. Dec. 16.

H.B. officer takes knack for tweets to new heights at NASA launch

H.B. officer takes knack for tweets to new heights at NASA launch

During the U.S. Open of Surfing this year, the Huntington Beach Police Department took a different approach to letting residents and...

Man suspected of DUI in H.B. crash

A Huntington Beach man was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence after he crashed into a telephone pole Tuesday.

H.B. woman pleads guilty to role in fatal shooting at park

A Huntington Beach woman pleaded guilty to playing a role in a fatal shooting at Murdy Park in 2010.

H.B. woman loses $64,000 in online dating scam

A Huntington Beach woman was scammed out of about $64,000 by a man she met on a dating website, police said.

Flooded section of PCH open again in Huntington Beach

Flooded section of PCH open again in Huntington Beach

Huntington Beach police have reopened both...

Package thieves strike homes in Huntington Beach

Package thieves strike homes in Huntington Beach

Huntington Beach police are looking for people who have been stealing packages from the doorsteps of homes.

Costa Mesa woman hurt when ejected from crashed vehicle in H.B.

A woman was injured when she was ejected from a vehicle that crashed in Huntington Beach after the driver lost control.

H.B. district school getting bullet-resistant protection for windows, doors

A Fountain Valley high school will be getting additional equipment to help protect students and staff in case of a shooting like those...

Police Files for Dec. 10

AREA 1: Hooker Drive: Burglary was reported in the 6200 block at 8:26 a.m. Dec. 8.

Girl with special needs is returned to family after going missing

A Huntington Beach girl with special needs who went missing from her home Monday was reunited with her family about eight hours after she...

Citibank robbed in Huntington Beach

A man wearing sunglasses and a pink button-down shirt robbed a Citibank branch in Huntington Beach on Saturday, police said.

H.B. man sentenced to 36 years to life for recorded sexual assaults on boy

A Huntington Beach church leader was sentenced to 36 years to life in prison Friday for sexually assaulting a young male relative and...

Huntington Beach man arrested in sex assault, robbery

Huntington Beach police arrested a man on suspicion of a sexual assault and robbery that occurred about three months ago near where he was...

H.B. man injured, cited in crash at railroad crossing

A Huntington Beach man was cited for what police said was driving under the influence after the vehicle he was driving crashed into a...

6 car crashes reported in rain-soaked H.B.

Roads dampened by rain could be linked to at least six traffic accidents Wednesday in Huntington Beach, police said.

Police Files

AREA 1: Lafayette Drive: Burglary was reported in the 6800 block at 1:08 p.m. Nov. 30.

Man dies after being pulled from water off Huntington

A La Mirada man found off the coast of Huntington Beach was pronounced dead at a hospital Friday.

Parade, lighted snowflakes to highlight benefit for H.B. Youth Shelter

Parade, lighted snowflakes to highlight benefit for H.B. Youth Shelter

Huntington Beach and the nonprofit Community Service Programs will present the 18th Light a Light of Love fundraiser Sunday at the...

H.B. man suspected of sex with minor

Fountain Valley police arrested a Huntington Beach man suspected of a sex act with a 14-year-old boy he met on a dating app.

Huntington boy, 6, dies after car crash

A 6-year-old boy was killed and several others were injured in a Thursday evening car crash in Huntington Beach, police said.

Wind-churned water kills fish at H.B.'s Central Park

Wind-churned water kills fish at H.B.'s Central Park

Dozens of dead carp have washed onto the shore of Lake Huntington in Central Park because of conditions created by Santa Ana winds, a...

Ex-H.B. bank teller suspected of stealing $240,000 from customers

Huntington Beach police and U.S. Secret Service agents arrested a former bank teller on suspicion of stealing hundreds of thousands of...

Police: Huntington bicyclist arrested after weapons found

Police: Huntington bicyclist arrested after weapons found

A Huntington Beach man was arrested with what police said were several weapons, including a gun, in his possession as he was riding a...

8 H.B. police officers assigned to Oak View neighborhood

The Huntington Beach Police Department unveiled a new policing program this week to address juvenile- and gang-related crime in the Oak View...

Police Files for Nov. 19

AREA 1: Wishingwell Lane: Burglary was reported in the 16300 block at 2:15 p.m. Nov. 15.

Reporter's Notebook: Citizens Academy a solid primer on H.B. police work

Reporter's Notebook: Citizens Academy a solid primer on H.B. police work

Last in a series.  I was a mix of emotions as I drove to Huntington Beach City Hall to attend the graduation ceremony for...

Huntington breaks ground on long-awaited new senior center

It has been eight years since Huntington Beach voters decided in November 2006 that Central Park would be the location of a new senior...

Property crimes in H.B. show sharp drop

By some measures, Huntington Beach was safer in 2013 than the year before, something the city's police force credits to a network of...

Police Files for Nov. 12

AREA 1: Gothard Street: Burglary was reported in the 16800 block at 12:02 p.m. Nov. 10.

Lawsuit challenges H.B. plan for downtown permit parking district

A Huntington Beach resident has filed a lawsuit against the city, alleging that a recently created parking district in the downtown area...

LAPD officer from H.B. accused of attempting lewd act with 12-year-old girl

The Orange County district attorney's office filed multiple charges against a Los Angeles Police Department officer accused of exposing...

String of jewelry thefts hits Huntington Beach homes

Jewelry thieves in north Huntington Beach neighborhoods have struck at least eight homes, police said Wednesday.

School mourns Huntington Beach teen killed by car

School mourns Huntington Beach teen killed by car

Schoolmates and friends are mourning Monique Nicollete Zarazua, a 17-year-old Huntington Beach resident who died Tuesday after being hit...

H.B. girl, 17, killed by car was La Habra high school student

H.B. girl, 17, killed by car was La Habra high school student

A Huntington Beach teenager who died Tuesday after being struck by a vehicle while crossing Beach Boulevard has been identified as Monique...

Off-duty LAPD officer arrested in lewd-conduct case in H.B.

A Huntington Beach man who was arrested on suspicion of committing a lewd act in public was identified as an off-duty Los Angeles police...

Girl, 17, dies after being struck by car while crossing street

Girl, 17, dies after being struck by car while crossing street

A Huntington Beach teenager died Tuesday after being struck by a vehicle as she was crossing Beach Boulevard.

Elephant at wedding didn't have city permit, official says

Elephant at wedding didn't have city permit, official says

Huntington Beach city officials say they were unaware that an elephant was being brought into the city to participate in a wedding ceremony,...

 H.B. man killed by police was due in court in 2 DUI cases

H.B. man killed by police was due in court in 2 DUI cases

A motorist who was shot and killed by Huntington Beach police Saturday, allegedly after he pulled a handgun on officers, had court...

Foes of coyote trap-and-kill policy email and call Seal Beach officials

Foes of coyote trap-and-kill policy email and call Seal Beach officials

Animal-rights activists coordinated an email and phone campaign last weekend to voice opposition to the Seal Beach City Council's decision...

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...

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...

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.

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.

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