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November 11, 2005 | Susana Enriquez, Times Staff Writer
A Westminster police officer who killed a hit-and-run suspect when he pinned him to a palm tree with his patrol car has been fired. Charles Shinn III's last day on the payroll was Nov. 4, said his attorney, Michael Lackie. The 15-year department veteran had been on paid administrative leave since the Feb. 9 chase that ended with the death of Hoang Tan Bui, 30, of Westminster. The father of two was killed in Midway City.
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November 6, 2005 | David Haldane, Times Staff Writer
Westminster police shot and killed a man Saturday who they say had shot a family member and assaulted another before aiming the weapon at officers. Daniel Ashworth, 37, died about 11:40 a.m. after police responded to a 911 call from a home in the 6800 block of Homer Street. When officers arrived, Ashworth was holding a handgun, according to a department news release. He refused to put it down and aimed it at officers, the release said. Several officers fired, fatally wounding Ashworth.
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October 4, 2005 | Susana Enriquez, Times Staff Writer
A Westminster police officer who killed a hit-and-run suspect when he struck and pinned the man to a palm tree with his patrol car will be disciplined, officials said Monday. The punishment for Officer Charles Shinn III, who has been with the department for 15 years, is undecided but will range from a written reprimand to termination. He has two weeks to review the department's internal investigation before he meets with Police Chief Andrew Hall.
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September 24, 2005 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Residents of a mobile home park were briefly evacuated Friday after police found three live World War II-era hand grenades in the mobile home of an elderly man who had died. A family friend found the grenades while cleaning the home in the 15000 block of Bushard Street, said Lt. Jack Davidson. The Orange County Sheriff's Department bomb squad ordered the three-hour evacuation while disposing of the grenades.
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September 16, 2005 | Daniel Yi, Times Staff Writer
A senior citizens center that caters to Vietnamese Americans has been evicted from one of its two Westminster buildings and risks losing the second one after charges that center officials allowed members to gamble. The Asian American Senior Citizens Assn. was forced to leave its Bolsa Avenue facility in Little Saigon on Aug. 31, about two months after 11 members and volunteers were cited by police for gambling.
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September 15, 2005 | From Times Staff Reports
A 7-Eleven store has offered a $10,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the man who raped a store clerk during a robbery last month, police said Wednesday. The 21-year-old woman was stocking a beer cooler at the store in the 13400 block of Goldenwest Street when the man sexually assaulted her about 3 a.m. on Aug. 10, according to police.
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July 28, 2005
A Westminster woman pleaded not guilty Wednesday to stealing a police officer's flashlight during a melee that followed a speech by a foe of illegal immigration. A pre-trial hearing was scheduled Aug. 24 for Theresa Dang, 24, charged with misdemeanor petty theft. The charge stems from a May demonstration that turned violent after an attendee at the speech forced his van through protesters. Dang's lawyer, B.
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June 3, 2005 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
The arrests of two people in the April 21 stabbing deaths of a fortuneteller and her 23-year-old daughter were announced by police Thursday. One suspect was taken into custody in Orange County and the other was arrested in North Carolina, according to Westminster Police Sgt. Bill Collins. Neither was identified. They are suspected of killing Ha Jade Smith, 52, and Anita Nhi Vo, 23. Police say white paint had been poured over the heads and hands of the victims.
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June 3, 2005 | Mai Tran, Times Staff Writer
Two people suspected of slaying a well-known fortuneteller and her 23-year-old daughter at their Westminster home have been arrested, officials said Thursday. A man and a woman were being held at the Orange County Jail on suspicion of murder in the April 21 slayings, Westminster police said. Ha Jade Smith, 52, and her daughter, Anita Nhi Vo, a student at Orange Coast College in Costa Mesa, were found dead in their Bird Avenue home.
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May 5, 2005 | Mai Tran and Sara Lin, Times Staff Writers
First, the killer repeatedly stabbed a Little Saigon fortuneteller and her daughter. Then, the assailant poured white paint over their faces and hands. Baffled detectives believe the paint may have a hidden cultural significance and are asking the public for help. Ha Jade Smith and her daughter, Anita Nhi Vo, were found stabbed to death in their Westminster home two weeks ago.
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