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June 2, 2006 | From a Times Staff Writer
A two-mile stretch of Westminster's main thoroughfare is set to be dedicated Monday to the city's first police officer killed in the line of duty. The section of Beach Boulevard between the Garden Grove and San Diego freeways will be named Westminster Police Officer Steven L. Phillips Memorial Highway. Phillips was killed near Beach Boulevard in 2004 when his motorcycle collided with a car, whose driver also died.
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June 3, 1990 | DAVAN MAHARAJ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
With a young boy riding in the back seat, a man fatally shot his female passenger Saturday night, then turned the gun on himself as he drove in the southbound car-pool lane of the San Diego Freeway, according to Westminster police. Police said the boy, believed to be 3,was found unharmed even after the car traveled a short distance and crashed into the center divider. Sgt.
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May 11, 1988
A Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department captain is the leading candidate to take over for the city's police chief, who retired nearly four months ago, a city official said Tuesday. After screening 28 applicants for the job, the field has been narrowed down to one: James Irwin Cook, 51, captain of the Sheriff's Department juvenile investigations bureau, officials said. If Cook passes a routine medical background check, he will begin his new duties as soon as possible, Councilwoman Joy L.
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June 17, 1993 | LILY DIZON
An innovative gang crackdown program run by the Westminster Police Department won high marks with the Orange County Grand Jury, which has recommended that other cities implement similar programs. The jury's report, which analyzed how gangs affect the community and recommended some solutions, also commended the Tri-Agency Resource Gang Enforcement Team, or TARGET, for its "tremendous success after one year of operation."
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September 28, 2000 | DAVID HALDANE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A 7-year-old boy was fatally injured Wednesday when he was run over by a tow truck in a Westminster mobile home park, authorities said. The accident happened about 6 p.m. at Los Alisos Mobile Home Park on Garden Grove Boulevard, where the boy lived with his mother, police said. "It really is a sad situation," said Lt. James Waller, a spokesman for the Westminster Police Department. "It doesn't appear to be the driver's fault."
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February 21, 1988
In your brief report on a robbery suspect being arrested in Westminster (Jan. 29), the small article made two casual statements: "Gunfire was exchanged." "No one was injured in the chase." When gunfire is exchanged, bullets must end up somewhere. The Westminster Police Department opened fire without warning, without regard to who or what was in the line of fire. My father and I were nearly killed by this reckless attempt to arrest a small-time thief. In fact, three bullets actually hit the gasoline pump that we were using, two of the bullets missing my father literally by inches.
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February 22, 2008 | David Haldane
A woman who suffered a stroke after being shot with pepper spray during a robbery outside her home Sunday has died, authorities said Thursday. Kun Min Kim, 50, died about 4 p.m. at Fountain Valley's Orange County Memorial Hospital after family members decided to remove her from life support. She had been hospitalized since the attack, said Officer Van Woodson, a spokesman for the Westminster Police Department. A robber hit Kim in the face with pepper spray about 7:30 p.m. Sunday as she parked in a carport at her apartment building in the 15000 block of Van Buren Street.
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July 18, 1994 | MATT LAIT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The body of a young woman who apparently had been beaten to death was found Sunday near the city's water tower, police said. Police were searching for a man who was seen driving a cream-colored, four-door sedan and apparently dumping the woman's body at the water tower near the intersection of 23rd and Monroe streets. The woman had no identification on her, and police have not been able to determine her name. "We're desperately trying to find out who she is," said Westminster Police Sgt.
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August 14, 2003 | From a Times Staff Writer
Three teenagers have been arrested in the death of a 13-year-old Westminster boy during a car-to-car shooting that also wounded his brother and another relative. Minh Cong Tran died about 10:30 p.m. Tuesday when the car in which he and several family members were riding was fired upon by people in two other cars near Bolsa Avenue and Ward Street.
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