Public Safety

Car crashes into stairway at Huntington Beach hotel

A Huntington Beach hotel sustained minor damage after a vehicle crashed into the building.

F.V. man arrested in phone threat at state employment office

A Fountain Valley man was arrested this week in connection with a threatening voice-mail message left at the state Employment Development...

H.B. rejects 3 pot dispensaries' appeals for licenses

Huntington Beach planning commissioners have denied appeals by three marijuana dispensaries seeking approval to operate in the city.

Armed intruders leave H.B. home empty-handed

Huntington Beach police are looking for three people who tried to rob five residents in their home at gunpoint Tuesday.

Jury: H.B. police violated man's rights with warrantless search of his home after a noise complaint

An Orange County Superior Court jury has ruled that two Huntington Beach police officers wrongfully entered a resident's apartment without a...

H.B. man, 18, arrested with gun in backyard near shooting scene, police say

An 18-year-old Huntington Beach resident was arrested early Monday after police found him with a gun near a shooting scene, authorities...

Man found dead in H.B. surf likely drowned, police say

A man whose body was found Sunday morning at Huntington City Beach is believed to have drowned, officials said.

2 H.B. schools to reopen to all students after asbestos closure, but a third will stay shut

2 H.B. schools to reopen to all students after asbestos closure, but a third will stay shut

Hope View and Oak View elementary schools, two of the three Ocean View School District campuses that were closed last school year because of...

Burglars use stolen car to smash into H.B. store; 4 arrested after police chase

Four people were arrested Sunday after thieves used a stolen car to smash through the front of a Huntington Beach cellphone store and...

Woman suspected of DUI in injury crash in Fountain Valley

A woman was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence after a three-vehicle crash injured another driver in Fountain Valley on...

Man, 19, held in rape of woman, 72, at her H.B. apartment

A 19-year-old man was arrested Sunday on suspicion of raping a 72-year-old woman in a Huntington Beach senior living complex, officials...

Most passports recovered after being stolen from H.B. business, police say

Passports and financial information stolen last week from a Huntington Beach passport services company were quickly recovered, authorities...

Propane tanks explode as fast-moving fire destroys Fountain Valley home

Two people were displaced Sunday night after a fire destroyed their Fountain Valley home.

Police chase H.B. burglary suspects to Long Beach and arrest them

Two men suspected of a home burglary in Huntington Beach were arrested Thursday in Long Beach after a police pursuit.

H.B. police report big drop in arrests, citations during U.S. Open of Surfing

The 2015 U.S. Open of Surfing was a success in the eyes of the Huntington Beach Police Department, which reported that crime during the...

H.B. looks to extend nonprofit's lease for youth shelter

Huntington Beach council members directed city staff Monday to negotiate a lease extension with Community Service Programs through June...

Disneyland worker pleads not guilty to trying to trade tickets for sex with teen

A Disneyland employee accused of trying to trade theme-park tickets for sex with a 14-year-old pleaded not guilty Friday to felony charges,...

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...

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