Public Safety

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.

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.

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...

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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...

Police Files for Sept. 17

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

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.

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...

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...

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...

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...

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.

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...

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.

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