Public Safety

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...

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...

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...

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.

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...

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.

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...

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 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...

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...

Hoag opens urgent care facility in Huntington

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

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...

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....

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 Files for July 31

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

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.

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...

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...

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.

Police: Man might have killed himself at Dog Beach

Huntington Beach police believe a man might have committed suicide in the Dog Beach parking lot Tuesday morning.

Drug use may have led to separate crashes, police say

Huntington Beach police have a message for residents, the department wrote on Facebook this weekend: Don't drive drunk — or while on...

Will fireworks be allowed? City to consider letting voters decide

Huntington Beach will hold a special meeting Monday to decide whether residents should be given the final say over whether to ban fireworks.

Council eases stance on restaurant hours

The Huntington Beach City Council voted Monday to ease up on a proposed zoning change focused on new downtown bars and restaurants that sell...

Police Files for July 9

AREA 1, Bolsa Avenue: Grand theft was reported in the 5400 block at 11:10 a.m. July 7.

H.B. fireworks keep safety officers jumping

The Fourth of July is arguably the busiest day for Huntington Beach police and fire departments, and Friday's festivities put safety...

City council supports memorial for Robin Samsoe

There was hardly a dry eye in the Huntington Beach council chambers Monday during a discussion of whether to create a memorial honoring a...

Website brings police departments to the public

The Huntington Beach Police Department has retained a public relations firm to write feature stories and news alerts for a new public-safety...

Police make arrest at suspected residential pot nursery

Police make arrest at suspected residential pot nursery

Police seized several pounds of marijuana and arrested a man after searching a suspected grow house in the 10400 block of Circulo De Villa...

City's noise ordinance at heart of lawsuit

A Huntington Beach resident has sued the city, the Police Department and an officer, claiming that the officer entered his apartment without...

Woman in Amber Alert case awaiting extradition

Woman in Amber Alert case awaiting extradition

A Huntington Beach resident who allegedly took her granddaughter without the mother's permission is awaiting extradition to California.

Police Files


City to test ambassadors program downtown

Security guards in bright yellow shirts will soon serve as guides for tourists and extra eyes for police in downtown Huntington Beach.

Suspect identified from Facebook photos

Huntington Beach police Monday arrested a man in connection with a bicycle theft after a resident said he recognized him from photos...