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January 3, 2004 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Seal Beach Police Explorer Post No. 18888, a volunteer youth association of the Seal Beach Police Department, is organizing a monthlong food drive to help people through the Orange County Rescue Mission. Nonperishable food items such as canned soup, canned ham and instant mashed potatoes, or toiletries such as toothpaste and shampoo are needed. Donations may be dropped off at the Police Department, 911 Seal Beach Blvd., until Jan. 31.
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October 18, 2011 | By Nicole Santa Cruz and Lauren Williams, Los Angeles Times
One woman hid inside the salon's facial room while the gunman fired. Another took shelter behind a car. Others locked themselves in bathrooms. All were caught in a chaotic scene detailed in seven 911 audio recordings released Monday by the Seal Beach Police Department. The calls were placed after a gunman, later identified as Scott Dekraai, opened fire Wednesday at Salon Meritage, killing eight people and seriously wounding a ninth. Police believe Dekraai, 42, was seeking revenge in a custody battle with his ex-wife, 48-year-old stylist Michelle Fournier, over their 8-year-old son. Fournier was among those killed.
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June 15, 2000 | Chris Ceballos, (714)-966-7440
The City Council on Monday approved an ATM Video Monitoring Project with the Police Department at Regional Bank. The project allows for "real time" video transmission, upon alarm activation, to the dispatch center and eventually to police vehicles. The project, which will be coordinated with the Seal Beach Police Department, will be paid for with a $30,000 California Law Enforcement Technology Equipment Purchase Grant.
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January 3, 2004 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Seal Beach Police Explorer Post No. 18888, a volunteer youth association of the Seal Beach Police Department, is organizing a monthlong food drive to help people through the Orange County Rescue Mission. Nonperishable food items such as canned soup, canned ham and instant mashed potatoes, or toiletries such as toothpaste and shampoo are needed. Donations may be dropped off at the Police Department, 911 Seal Beach Blvd., until Jan. 31.
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November 26, 1997 | CATHY WERBLIN
Nonlethal weapons are among the purchases planned by the Seal Beach Police Department from its share of a $100-million statewide grant. Chief Mike Sellers told City Council members Monday that the department will buy weapons that fire rubber bullets, giving officers more options. The department also will buy red plastic guns for training programs, crime-scene investigation kits for patrol officers and ballistic vests.
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November 30, 2002 | David Haldane, Times Staff Writer
A man wanted in connection with a Huntington Beach stalking case was shot and killed Friday by a Seal Beach police officer he was trying to run over in a parking lot, authorities said. "They ordered him out of his vehicle, he refused to comply, put it in reverse and rammed one of our police cars," said Cpl. Joe Miller, a spokesman for the Seal Beach Police Department. "Then he put it in drive and attempted to run over one of our officers, who responded by shooting ...
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June 21, 1997
A Wells Fargo bank branch at the Rossmoor Shopping Center was robbed Friday by a man who fled with an unknown amount of money in a forest green Ford Explorer, police said. The man, described as white, 6 feet tall and with a heavy build, was wearing a silver wig, red baseball hat, plaid shirt and jeans, said Seal Beach Police Sgt. Michael Vasquez. No one was injured in the holdup, he said. Though the man did not brandish a weapon, he told the bank teller that he was armed, police said.
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January 7, 2000 | Alex Murashko, (714) 966-5974
They may not be as valuable as Mark McGwire cards, but the first two fourth- and fifth-graders to collect a set of 35 Seal Beach Police Department cards will win two tickets to Disneyland. The Police Department is encouraging youngsters to approach officers to obtain cards as well as visit the Police Department and substations. Also, winners will receive a lunch and department tour with Police Chief Mike Sellers, and an appearance on Seal Beach TV.
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June 2, 2002 | From Times Staff Reports
Three men wearing stockings over their heads and carrying handguns stole an unspecified amount of money from a Washington Mutual bank branch in Seal Beach on Saturday, police said. Witnesses told police three men entered the bank on Seal Beach Boulevard near Leisure World, and two of them grabbed money from a teller's drawer.
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December 5, 1996 | CATHY WERBLIN
The Seal Beach Police Department's annual public auction will be at 9 a.m. Dec. 14 in the parking area between the Police Department and the public works yard on Lopez Drive. Residents will be able to view merchandise beginning at 8:30 a.m. Capt. Gary Maiten said this year's auction will be the smallest ever held by the department, and expects most items to be sold in about an hour.
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November 30, 2002 | David Haldane, Times Staff Writer
A man wanted in connection with a Huntington Beach stalking case was shot and killed Friday by a Seal Beach police officer he was trying to run over in a parking lot, authorities said. "They ordered him out of his vehicle, he refused to comply, put it in reverse and rammed one of our police cars," said Cpl. Joe Miller, a spokesman for the Seal Beach Police Department. "Then he put it in drive and attempted to run over one of our officers, who responded by shooting ...
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June 2, 2002 | From Times Staff Reports
Three men wearing stockings over their heads and carrying handguns stole an unspecified amount of money from a Washington Mutual bank branch in Seal Beach on Saturday, police said. Witnesses told police three men entered the bank on Seal Beach Boulevard near Leisure World, and two of them grabbed money from a teller's drawer.
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June 23, 2001 | From Times Staff Reports
An Oregon man's complaint that he was injured while in custody on suspicion of public intoxication has been turned over to the Orange County district attorney's office for investigation, police said. Arrow Stower was arrested about 2:20 a.m. Friday and booked at Seal Beach City Jail, according to a police statement. On his release, Stower alleged that he was hurt while in custody.
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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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July 18, 2000 | ALEX MURASHKO, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
This just in: Seal Beach had crime in 1928. And 1929. Not exactly late-breaking news, but for the Historical Society, a police blotter with more than a thousand entries found and purchased on the EBay Web site, it's crime story heaven. Earlier this year, among an Attica Prison guard badge, a new 400,000-volt Panther stun gun and a British bobby officer's whistle on the EBay site, was the blotter notebook.
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July 12, 2000 | Alex Murashko, (714) 966-5974
The City Council passed a resolution commending retiring Police Capt. Gary Maiten for his 32 years of service at its meeting Monday. Maiten joined the department in 1967 as a reserve officer and his accomplishments include helping write the city's emergency procedures manual and serving as a liaison with the Seal Beach Animal Care Center.
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February 20, 1989
A German tourist bicycling from San Clemente to San Francisco sought Seal Beach police help Sunday to look for his female companion after the two became separated along the Pacific Coast Highway. Erich Griesboeck, 49, of West Germany was bicycling north on PCH on Saturday when he and Anke Beate Pahl, 33, became separated, police dispatcher Beth Clarke said. Pahl was driving a white, 1979 Ford pickup with a brown stripe and a bike rack, she said.
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March 29, 1993 | SHELBY GRAD
The city will spend $13,167 for a consultant to study the proposed consolidation of Seal Beach's police communications system with those of Los Alamitos and Cypress. The City Council recently approved funding for the study. The cost of the report is being shared by all three cities. Officials hope consolidating the communications systems will save money at a time when Seal Beach's budget shortfall tops $1 million.
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July 5, 2000 | ALEX MURASHKO, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The Police Department, in partnership with Los Alamitos police, plans to unveil a system to monitor crimes in progress using the Internet during a news conference next week. The unique program will enable officers in patrol cars to watch live video after an on-site alarm from a bank or other potential crime target allows access to security camera views. Seal Beach Police Sgt.
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June 15, 2000 | Chris Ceballos, (714)-966-7440
The City Council on Monday approved an ATM Video Monitoring Project with the Police Department at Regional Bank. The project allows for "real time" video transmission, upon alarm activation, to the dispatch center and eventually to police vehicles. The project, which will be coordinated with the Seal Beach Police Department, will be paid for with a $30,000 California Law Enforcement Technology Equipment Purchase Grant.
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