Public Safety

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...

Huntington public light fixtures going LED

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

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...

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.

Police Files for Sept. 11

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

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...

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.

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.

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...

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.

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.

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...

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.

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...

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 Files for Aug. 20

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

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. 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.

Huntington proposes $52.1 million for roads, parks, beaches

The Huntington Beach City Council focused on projects to improve the city's roads, parks and beaches as it continued discussions of the...

Hoag opens urgent care facility in Huntington

Hoag Health Center in Huntington Beach has opened an urgent care facility.

Huntington takes a Night Out against crime

Huntington takes a Night Out against crime

Looking menacing in its matte black paint job, Huntington Beach's armored SWAT vehicle sat in the parking lot at Target. Four-year-old Reese...

U.S. Open ends calmly; police tally 152 arrests, 1,836 citations issued during event

As police Capt. Russell Reinhart stood at the entrance to the Huntington Beach Pier with Chief Robert Handy on the last day of the 2014 U.S....

Police Files for July 31

AREA 1: Graham Street: Petty theft was reported in the 15600 block at 12:20 p.m. July 29.

U.S. Open crowd problems better, worse, just shifting around, residents say

Huntington Beach officials and promoters of the U.S. Open of Surfing vowed to downtown residents that they would tone down the event this...

Police search for suspects in stabbing

Huntington Beach police are looking for suspects involved in an alleged stabbing in the downtown area, authorities said.

H.B. police arrest teen they say made threats on U.S. Open

Police have arrested a 16-year-old Huntington Beach boy who they say was planning to carrying out violent acts at the U.S. Open of Surfing.

Police Files for July 25

AREA 1: Goldenwest Street: Petty theft was reported in the 15700 block at 5:48 p.m. July 20.

Reward offered for information about slaying of transient

Authorities are offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to an arrest and conviction in the May slaying of a transient in Huntington...

For some businesses, U.S. Open is a wipeout

For some businesses, U.S. Open is a wipeout

With her hair salon set in the middle of the Main Street bustle in downtown Huntington Beach, Susie Smith has a front-row view of the...

Surf City Nights expanding to Fifth Street

Huntington Beach Surf City Nights received the green light Monday to expand its nighttime street fair onto Fifth Street.

Man found dead on Seal Beach jetty identified

A man found dead on a Seal Beach jetty last week has been identified as 60-year-old Artesia resident Edward Manual Garcia, authorities...

Officials confident scaled-down U.S. Open will be violence-free

Officials confident scaled-down U.S. Open will be violence-free

Huntington Beach police, city officials and event organizers have expressed confidence that their preparations will prevent a repeat of...

Dead man found on jetty in Seal Beach

Authorities are investigating after the body of an unidentified man was found on a Seal Beach jetty.

Man arrested after short pursuit

Huntington Beach police arrested a wanted felon who led authorities on a short pursuit Friday.

Voters may decide fireworks' legalization

Voters may decide whether to legalize so-called safe and sane fireworks in Huntington Beach.

Woman injured in wetlands crash

A driver who may have been drinking ended up in the Bolsa Chica Wetlands early Tuesday, according to Huntington Beach police.

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