Public Safety

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.

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.

Voters may decide fireworks' legalization

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

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...

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.

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...

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...

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...

Police Files for July 9

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

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...

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 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 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.

Police Files


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...

Three teens arrested in thefts from cars

Fountain Valley police arrested three teens from Huntington Beach on suspicion of petty theft and possession of stolen property.

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...

H.B. prepares to keep the peace on July 4

Huntington Beach police will have a variety of new tools at the ready, including horses and extra eyes, as they patrol the city during the...

Police Files


H.B. police investigate pedestrian death

Huntington Beach officials are investigating the cause of a crash that left a pedestrian dead.

H.B. ponders cap on downtown liquor licenses

In its continuing effort to crack down on downtown disturbances, the Huntington Beach City Council decided Monday to look into restricting...

District worker sentenced for child pornography

A Fountain Valley man who worked as a maintenance painter for the Huntington Beach City School District was sentenced Wednesday after...

Teen arrested in stabbing at supermarket

The Orange County district attorney's office announced Monday that a 17-year-old Fountain Valley boy will be charged as an adult in a...

Woman used embezzled money for breast surgery, SUVs

A Huntington Beach woman who embezzled more than $750,000 from her employers was sentenced Friday to eight years in state prison.

Fountain Valley man critical after crash

A Fountain Valley man is in critical condition after suffering life-threatening injuries in a traffic collision, according to authorities.

Police Files


Fighting cancer, one lap at a time

Fighting cancer, one lap at a time

Cancer survivors and their loved ones and supporters took part in the 24-hour Relay for Life event Saturday. Participants did laps around...

Man suspected of trying to kill 91-year-old hospital roommate

A patient was charged Friday with the attempted murder of his 91-year-old roommate at Fountain Valley Regional Medical Center.

Police chief meets with Oak View residents

The Huntington Beach Police Department and the Oak View neighborhood have embarked on what officials say is the beginning of a long...

 Bill Morehouse: Driver's sentence for killing daughter is 'crazy'

Bill Morehouse: Driver's sentence for killing daughter is 'crazy'

Bill Morehouse says he has been trapped in a horror story since his daughter, Kelly, died a year ago in crash involving an impaired driver.

Huntington Beach High students tackle tough topics

Huntington Beach High students tackle tough topics

Huntington Beach High School students recently took time to educate peers and parents about human rights problems and how to make their...

Exotic animals still barred from city

The circus is not coming to town.

Police Files

Graham Street: Petty theft was reported in the 15700 block at 11 a.m. May 31.

Relay for Life takes defiant stand against cancer

After losing her mother to colon cancer about four years ago, Golboo Davari needed to do something thing to help her cope with the loss...

Man sentenced for illegal sexual conduct

A Stanton man was sentenced Friday to three years in state prison for engaging in illegal sexual conduct with a teenage boy at the Bella...

Bank robber gets 75 years to life

A Garden Grove man was sentenced Friday under California's three-strikes law to 75 years to life in state prison for robbing three Orange...

Police Files

Hooker Drive: Burglary was reported in the 6200 block at 7:18 a.m. May 27.