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November 8, 1999 | ANA CHOLO-TIPTON, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
City leaders and residents in Cypress and Los Alamitos will explore consolidating their police departments during separate study sessions tonight. Although the merger could result in cost savings to the two cities, some Los Alamitos residents and police officers are already expressing their disapproval. Loss of community identity, slower police response times and a concern that Los Alamitos might not get a police substation are among concerns of residents in the smaller of the towns.
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July 31, 2000 | ANA BEATRIZ CHOLO, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
As he cruised the streets of Seal Beach during his graveyard shift, police Sgt. Dean Zanone came up with a novel way to discourage bank robberies that is so intriguing that he's being inundated with calls from around the country. The idea: Install real-time video equipment in banks that enable police departments to monitor live over the Internet robberies as they occur. When a security alarm is activated by bank employees, officers can keep track of events as the crime is being committed.
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November 7, 1995 | DAVAN MAHARAJ
A woman whose son was shot to death by police in a confrontation last November has sued the Los Alamitos Police Department. The suit was filed in Orange County Superior Court by Choyce Brown-Tucker of Los Alamitos, the mother of Michael Brown, a 19-year-old who was killed when he reportedly tried to attack officers with a pair of scissors.
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April 5, 2000 | DAVID HALDANE
The girls basketball coach at Los Alamitos High School was arrested Tuesday on suspicion of performing an unlawful sex act with a 16-year-old girl, authorities said. Los Alamitos police arrested Kevin Davis, 33, of Long Beach after a school employee reportedly saw him with the female student in a classroom after school Monday. Engaging in a sex act with someone under 18 is a felony, said Capt. Todd Mattern, a spokesman for the Los Alamitos Police Department.
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April 5, 2000 | DAVID HALDANE
The girls basketball coach at Los Alamitos High School was arrested Tuesday on suspicion of performing an unlawful sex act with a 16-year-old girl, authorities said. Los Alamitos police arrested Kevin Davis, 33, of Long Beach after a school employee reportedly saw him with the female student in a classroom after school Monday. Engaging in a sex act with someone under 18 is a felony, said Capt. Todd Mattern, a spokesman for the Los Alamitos Police Department.
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May 16, 1992 | CHRIS FOSTER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Southern Section has requested a meeting with Ocean View High School officials to investigate an altercation that followed the Seahawks' baseball game Tuesday at Santa Ana, Commissioner Stan Thomas said Friday. The section will hold a fact-finding hearing Wednesday concerning allegations that an Ocean View player threw a baseball at an umpire after Santa Ana's 6-5 victory. Thomas said he is concerned with the number of incidents at baseball games this season.
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November 10, 1994 | DAVID HALDANE and THAO HUA, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
A young man apparently under the influence of drugs was shot to death by Los Alamitos police Wednesday after an early morning rampage that culminated when he broke into a house and assaulted a woman, authorities said. The attack occurred just moments after the suspect escaped from a nearby hospital, where police had taken him for treatment of a possible drug overdose. "This is scary," said Mac Najara, a neighbor who said he was too upset to go to work after the incident.
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July 17, 1992 | IRIS YOKOI
The widow of a Los Alamitos police commander who died four months ago of a brain aneurysm has filed for state workers' compensation and retirement benefits, contending her late husband's death was work-related. Orville Lewis' March 7 death was caused by high blood pressure that resulted from his high-stress job as a police officer, his widow, Kathy, contends.
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July 31, 2000 | ANA BEATRIZ CHOLO, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
As he cruised the streets of Seal Beach during his graveyard shift, police Sgt. Dean Zanone came up with a novel way to discourage bank robberies that is so intriguing that he's being inundated with calls from around the country. The idea: Install real-time video equipment in banks that enable police departments to monitor live over the Internet robberies as they occur. When a security alarm is activated by bank employees, officers can keep track of events as the crime is being committed.
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November 7, 1989 | MICHELLE NICOLOSI
If you were among the thousands who spent some leisure time on Pacific Coast Highway in Signal Hill last summer, you might have seen Mary Risinger milling with the crowds, dressed in a tank top, shorts and sandals and looking for all the world just like any other college student. But Risinger is not a student, and unlike most of the other strollers, she wasn't there to window shop.
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November 19, 1999 | Ana Cholo-Tipton, (714) 966-5890
A new police captain is heading the ranks of the Police Department, leaving a vacant spot in the detective sergeant position. Todd Mattern, 34, has been working in law enforcement since 1984 and became a Los Alamitos police officer in 1986. He was assigned to the position of detective bureau supervisor in 1996 where he served until his recent promotion. Mattern grew up in Cypress and currently lives in Anaheim with his wife and two children.
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November 9, 1999 | ANA CHOLO-TIPTON, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Los Alamitos city officials on Monday rejected a proposal to cut costs by consolidating its police force with the Cypress Police Department. Council members cited a number of reasons for the decision, primarily a satisfaction with its existing police department. They instructed city staff to find alternative ways to save money. Cypress Police Chief John D.
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November 8, 1999 | ANA CHOLO-TIPTON, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
City leaders and residents in Cypress and Los Alamitos will explore consolidating their police departments during separate study sessions tonight. Although the merger could result in cost savings to the two cities, some Los Alamitos residents and police officers are already expressing their disapproval. Loss of community identity, slower police response times and a concern that Los Alamitos might not get a police substation are among concerns of residents in the smaller of the towns.
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November 4, 1999 | ANA CHOLO-TIPTON, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
City Manager Robert Dominguez is expected to present a proposal at a public study session Monday in which the Los Alamitos and Cypress police departments would consolidate services. Members of the City Council will decide whether the proposed merger would be beneficial to residents of both cities that are adjacent to each other and share similar demographics.
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January 24, 1990 | DAN WEIKEL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Former Los Alamitos Police Chief Donald A. French, an innovative officer who organized the Los Alamitos Police Department in 1961 but was fired from his post seven years later, died Tuesday after a long illness. He was 68. Shortly after incorporation, the city hired French in July, 1961, to establish a police department that would assume the law enforcement duties provided up to then by the Orange County Sheriff's Department, where French had served as a sergeant.
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July 19, 1989 | ALLISON SAMUELS, Times Staff Writer
Four Orange County lawmen caught in a nighttime gun battle last November as they searched for stolen vehicles in Silverado Canyon received what officials say is the county's highest police award on Tuesday, the Medal of Valor. Sgt. Reed Gloshen and Officer Ron Farnam of the Los Alamitos Police Department and Sheriff's Deputies John McGuire and Tom Fox were honored for bravery and heroism at a luncheon at the Westin South Coast Plaza hotel in Costa Mesa.
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