December 3, 2009
Police arrested a Lakewood man on suspicion of driving under the influence after hitting a parked police car Saturday evening. Charles Dennis Gilson, 67, was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol, hit-and-run and driving on a suspended license. Two Huntington Beach police officers were assisting a car that had broken down on Pacific Coast Highway and Seapoint Drive to shield the vehicle from oncoming traffic while it was waiting to be towed, said Lt. Russell Reinhart.
February 7, 2002
A Huntington Beach woman, later arrested on suspicion of drunk driving, was injured in a crash involving a police car Monday. Cynthia Gouin was treated and released Monday from Huntington Beach Hospital for pain in her neck and head from her run in with police. She collided with a police car at 4:10 p.m. Monday at the intersection of Warner Avenue and Gothard Street in Huntington Beach, said Lt. William Stuart of the Huntington Beach Police Department.
February 15, 2007
A Huntington Beach teen whose mother was found dead in Newport Harbor last September was ordered Friday at a preliminary hearing to stand trial on a murder charge. Rachael Mullenix, 17, is being tried as an adult. Mullenix has maintained that she is innocent, saying her boyfriend Ian Allen, 21, killed her mother, Barbara Mullenix, and then forced her to help dispose of the body and escape. The two were apprehended in Louisiana by state troopers four days after the alleged killing.
September 28, 2011
A Huntington Beach woman who says she was hit crossing the street by a police officer who was speeding and talking on his cell phone has filed a $500,000 claim against the city. The Police Department denied the allegations, saying the officer's car never struck the woman. Catherine Sanchez, 47, said she was struck by an officer who was driving too fast and wasn't paying attention when she was crossing Main Street downtown on a green light at about 6 p.m. May 30, according to the Sept.
June 11, 2009
Some critics bemoan the popularity of frat-boy humor in many of today’s comedic films. The considerable success of the Farrelly brothers and Judd Apatow has seemingly ignited a game of one- upmanship resulting in an escalation of sexually oriented and gross-out humor. The runaway success of these films probably means this trend will continue. The latest release in this genre is “The Hangover,” a tale of four friends traveling to Las Vegas for a crazy bachelor party.
June 10, 2004
Andrew Edwards One of the Police Department's newest cars is also it's oldest -- a restored 1948 Chevy Fleetmaster police cruiser is scheduled to make it's debut at this year's Independence Day parade. The restoration was a decade-long project undertaken by a four-man team of mechanics, Craig Hunter, Craig Miller, Frank Davis, Jim Lee and retired crew leader Sam Campolito. The crew volunteered its time to transform the rusted-out hulk into well-tuned machine complete with a rosewood steering wheel and blaring "growler" siren.
March 11, 2004
Police arrest two after spinout Two Norwalk men were arrested in Huntington Beach after a slow-speed chase spun to an end. Police made the arrests after officers used a technique known as a pit maneuver to cause the truck the men were riding in to spin out of control. Deshon Herbert, 26, and Roy Garcia, 38, were each charged with possession of stolen property and being a felon in possession of a firearm. Herbert was also charged with evading a police officer.
March 9, 2000
For years, I have heard and read disparaging remarks about the Huntington Beach Police Department. Their reputation of being aggressive, hard-nosed and overly zealous is well-known. Their exploits on numerous Fourth of July "celebrations" have been documented. However, until now, I did not fully believe all of the stories. On those rare occasions when I had the opportunity to talk to a police officer (even while receiving a fix-it ticket), these officers were polite and even friendly.
October 17, 2002
Two car chases end in violence Huntington Beach Police officers were kept busy Monday with not one, but two high speed chases. The first chase took place just before 8 p.m., when Anaheim resident Randy Herbert Dukes led police on a chase at 90 mph after officers tried to stop him on Pacific Coast Highway west of Seapoint Avenue. He was driving a stolen maroon 1996 Toyota Camry. Dukes, 40, ran through several red lights before he turned north onto Seal Beach Boulevard and spun out, Huntington Beach Police Sgt. Gary Meza said.
February 17, 2005
Driver killed in collision A Huntington Beach man was killed when his car veered off the road and struck a parked car and a tree in the 5300 block of Sisson Drive at 2:46 p.m. Thursday, police said. Huntington Beach Police and Fire responded to the scene after witnesses saw a vehicle driven by Geoffrey Lynn Dutton, 55, suddenly speed up and go off the road and onto the sidewalk near Village View School, police said. The single-car accident was not drug- or alcohol-related, police said.