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Police & Fire

The latest on local crime and public safety.
Fountain Valley Police Catch Gun-Toting Suspect -- Twice

Fountain Valley Police Catch Gun-Toting Suspect -- Twice

Dong Min allegedly was found with a loaded .22, meth and concentrated cannabis.
Wheelchair-Bound Pedestrian Killed in Hit-and-Run Incident

Wheelchair-Bound Pedestrian Killed in Hit-and-Run Incident

The victim was not in a crosswalk when he was struck. Police are hoping witnesses will come forward with information.
Fake Deliveryman Charged with Home Invasion Robberies

Fake Deliveryman Charged with Home Invasion Robberies

Jerry Cleveland Coleman of Garden Grove is accused of robbing two homes while posing as a deliveryman. He faces up to 100 years in prison.
Rowland Heights Man Sentenced to 4 Years for Running Brothel

Rowland Heights Man Sentenced to 4 Years for Running Brothel

Gao Yang Zhou, 35, admitted to running a brothel in Irvine got four years in prison in a plea deal with prosecutors.
Albertson's Reports Hacker May Have Compromised Shoppers' Private Information

Albertson's Reports Hacker May Have Compromised Shoppers' Private Information

The breach occurred between June 22 and July 17 of this year, the company reported today.
Find Out the Suicide Rate in Fountain Valley

Find Out the Suicide Rate in Fountain Valley

Laguna Beach came in with the highest rate per 100,000 population.
Former Disneyland Repairman Pleads Guilty to Molesting 4 Girls

Former Disneyland Repairman Pleads Guilty to Molesting 4 Girls

Bryan William Anast's victims were all between 7-11 years old when the assaults began, with most of the victims between the ages of 7-9.
Number of Human Trafficking Victims in O.C. on the Rise

Number of Human Trafficking Victims in O.C. on the Rise

Officials pledge to continue routing pimps, freeing prostitutes and breaking up smuggling rings.
Man Who Hid Camera Inside Orange County Changing Room Pleads Guilty

Man Who Hid Camera Inside Orange County Changing Room Pleads Guilty

In court documents, Paul Michael Barbour admitted to watching child pornography since he was a teenager and using hallucinogenic drugs.
Judge Says Prosecutors Guilty of Misconduct in Dekraai Case but Won't Remove Them

Judge Says Prosecutors Guilty of Misconduct in Dekraai Case but Won't Remove Them

Judge Thomas Goethals ruled the O.C. District Attorney's office was negligent but not engaged in a conspiracy, as the defense contended.
Man Accused of Videotaping Girls in Cypress College Dressing Room to Plead Guilty

Man Accused of Videotaping Girls in Cypress College Dressing Room to Plead Guilty

Paul Michael Barbour emceed children’s dance contests across the country.
O.C.'s Worst Mass Murderer Seeks Ruling that Will Avoid Death Sentence

O.C.'s Worst Mass Murderer Seeks Ruling that Will Avoid Death Sentence

Judge Thomas Goethals said a recent appellate decision raises the bar "pretty high" for Scott Dekraai to get his way.
Ex-Felons Found with Firearms, Fountain Valley Police Say

Ex-Felons Found with Firearms, Fountain Valley Police Say

Officers made the arrest Wednesday at Rancho La Siesta Mobile home park.
Judge to Rule Monday on Whether Dekraai's Constitutional Rights Were Violated

Judge to Rule Monday on Whether Dekraai's Constitutional Rights Were Violated

The unusual hearing questions the role a jailhouse informant played, with the attorney for the mass murderer calling it a "conspiracy."
Fountain Valley Police Schedule 'National Night Out'

Fountain Valley Police Schedule 'National Night Out'

Officers hope to heighten crime and drug prevention awareness.
O.C. Financial Consultant Gets 15 Years for Killing Teacher

O.C. Financial Consultant Gets 15 Years for Killing Teacher

Daniel Gilbert Becerril II of Huntington Beach also has to pay more than $400,000 in restitution for a complex theft and money laundering scheme.
Jail Staff Not Culpable in Inmate's 'Incomplete Abortion,

Jail Staff Not Culpable in Inmate's 'Incomplete Abortion," Prosecutors Say

The inmate -- known only as Lauren M -- was housed in the women's jail when she had a stillborn birth on April 12, 2012.
Man's Body Found on Beach

Man's Body Found on Beach

Police suspect the victim, whose name was withheld, took his own life.
Retired Bus Driver Pleads Guilty to Possessing Child Porn

Retired Bus Driver Pleads Guilty to Possessing Child Porn

Richard Raoul Contreras was immediately sentenced to one year. He was also accused of keeping CDs and DVDs with child pornography on them in his work locker.
Grandma Accused of Abducting 6-Month-Old Baby Faces Charges

Grandma Accused of Abducting 6-Month-Old Baby Faces Charges

Carolyn Ferguson has a history of mental illness and stopped taking her medication, officials say.