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CERT, stabbing and “scammers”

CERT volunteers in training exercise (GGFD photo).

GARDEN GROVE CERT volunteers in training exercise (GGFD photo).

Interested in knowing what to do in case of a disaster, or in helping other people? Garden Grove’s Community Emergency Response Team will begin a new four-Saturday training academy starting on March 18.

LogoforNewsBriefsThe training sessions will be held every other Saturday and end with graduation on April 29. Classes will start at 8 a.m. and finish at 4:30 p.m. They will be held at the North Net Fire Training Center, 2400 E. Orangewood Ave., Anaheim.

CERT is a volunteer organization whose members learn about disaster preparedness, medical operations, the Incident Command System, fire safety, light search and rescue, medical operations, terrorism and disaster psychology. Participants must be 18 years or older and live or work in Garden Grove.

For more information, call (714) 563-3917, e-mail to or download an application at .


What could be a gang-related incident in Huntington Beach sent a man to a local hospital Tuesday night. According to police, the incident took place in the 17400 block of Jacquelyn Lane around 10:4 p.m.

Arriving officers found a man with a stab wound to his chest with injuries considered serious but not life-threatening. Anyone with information about the incident is asked the call the HBPD at (714) 960-8811.

WPD POSTER on "scam" possibilities (WPD image)

WPD POSTER on “scam” possibilities (WPD image)


Westminster police are alerting residents to a group of men who “may be involved in some sort of scam” in the Little Saigon area.

It’s reported that the men approach customers at shopping centers, asking first for directions and then ask for money. They also “asked customers if they want their fortunes read and very persuasive.”

Anyone with information on this issue can call the WPD watch commander at (714) 548-3767. Click to enlarge image at left.

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