December 7, 2000
Tariq Malik HUNTINGTON BEACH -- City Councilman Peter Green pleaded guilty last week to a misdemeanor count of disturbing the peace, down from the original charge of hit-and-run, and will pay $1,400 in fines for causing a car accident last summer. Green, 74, who has been active in city politics since 1984, stood before Orange County Superior Court Judge Andrew Banks at the West Justice Center in Westminster Nov. 30, where he admitted to causing the accident.
November 12, 2009
The death of an 11-year-old junior lifeguard in July was determined to be an accident, and no charges will be filed by the Orange County district attorney. Marine Safety Officer Lt. Greg Crow was driving the boat that struck and killed Allyssa Squirrell during a routine Huntington Beach Junior Lifeguards training exercise. During the exercise, called “speed drop,” the Junior Lifeguards jump off a moving rescue boat to practice rescuing distressed swimmers. “It’s a tragic accident and a very sad case, but there will be no criminal charges filed,” said Susan Schroeder, a spokeswoman for the district attorney.
July 11, 2002
Jose Paul Corona A Huntington Beach resident was killed at a train station on the border of France and Spain this past Sunday while she took part in a three-month teaching course. Dana Staller, 25, was crushed to death when she stepped out of the wrong door of a train. Trains in France have doors on each side. Staller stepped onto the tracks at about 6:10 p.m. She was struck by an oncoming train that did not stop, officials said. "She was a wonderful person," David Staller said of his sister, "She had a wonderful sense of humor."
January 6, 2000
manslaughter Greg Risling FOUNTAIN VALLEY -- A man who was arrested two weeks ago after allegedly running away from a traffic accident that killed three people in the city will not face vehicular manslaughter charges, authorities said. However, providing false information to police officers has been added to his list of charges. Leonardo Campos Torres, 35, gave police the false name Agustin Gonzalez Galindo and said he was 42. Police believe Torres of Costa Mesa wasn't responsible for the Dec. 21 accident based on accounts from witnesses.
July 4, 2002
Jose Paul Corona Huntington Beach resident Jay A. Buchbinder, 69, was killed early Sunday morning when a car struck the tandem bicycle he was riding with his son Gregg. Gregg D. Buchbinder, 49, of Long Beach sustained neck injuries during the accident. The men were riding east on the shoulder of Pacific Coast Highway when they were struck from behind by a 1989 blue Toyota Cressida. Police believe that Long Beach resident Chanpenbeau Sar, 43, dozed off at the wheel at 6:19 a.m. and struck the pair, said Sgt. Gary Meza.
August 4, 2005
Dave Brooks They had come to enjoy the baby blue skies, eat homemade cookies and make sense of something very terrible. Visitors laughed and smiled as they jumped on one of three bounce houses, played volleyball and occasionally rocked out to the amplified sounds of a local jam band. In between bites of pasta salad and fried chicken, the more than 1,000 people in attendance at Friday's party in Southeast Huntington Beach shared memories -- some happy, others embarrassing -- of 17-year-old William "Cody" Roy, killed in a July 16 car accident just outside of Parker, Ariz.
July 25, 2012
The Huntington Beach Police Department is conducting an internal investigation into last week's accidental shooting of a SWAT officer by another member of the department, authorities said. The 20-year veteran officer, who was shot in the leg when another officer's gun was accidentally discharged, underwent an emergency surgery at the UC Irvine Medical Center in Orange and is expected to make a full recovery, Capt. Russ Reinhart said last week. Doctors have recovered the bullet from his leg. The accident happened at about 10 p.m. July 18 while the SWAT team officers were cleaning their firearms at the station after a day of training, Reinhart said.
August 2, 2007
Huntington Beach Traffic investigators were working Wednesday to determine what caused a car crash that claimed the life of a Westminster man Tuesday night on Springdale Street. Jerry Jensen, 39, lost control of his car about 8:45 p.m., skipped the curb and hit an Edison pole head-on just south of Engineer Drive, police said. Jensen was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident, investigator Bob Barr said. Emergency crews had to cut open the driver's side door of the white Honda Civic in order to pull him out. A witness who heard the accident on the other side of a fence reportedly looked over the wall and saw another vehicle pull up to Jensen's car just after the accident, Barr said.
April 25, 2011
Huntington Beach police are investigating an accident involving an officer who collided with another vehicle while driving a city-owned car in Alhambra. Officer Lisa Gallatin and Lynn Gilbert were turning left at the same time at two left-turn lanes when they bumped into each other, Lt. Russell Reinhart said. Gilbert filed a claim against the city April 20 asking for about $900 in damages. Gallatin is a background investigator who travels to many areas of Southern California for her work and uses a city vehicle, Reinhart said.