Across the Area

Garage-RV fire is extinguished

A FIRE on Larkspur Drive in Westminster Monday night was confined to a house and RV (OCFA image).

WESTMINSTER – A garage fire that spread to a recreational vehicle parked in the driveway Monday night was extinguished by firefighters from the Orange County Fire Authority.

According to the OCFA, the blaze was reported after 11 p.m. in the 9200 block of Larkspur Drive, which is located northwest of Edinger Avenue and Magnolia Street. The fire was confined to the RV and garage. There were no reported injuries and the cause of the fire has not been determined.

The OCFA provides fire and paramedic service to Westminster, Garden Grove and Stanton, among other communities.

Bank robbery suspect is charged

GARDEN GROVE – A man accused of robbing the Bank of the West on Main Street in Garden Grove on Dec. 21 was formally charged in court on Monday.
According to authorities, Justin Kearney Troy, 38, of Fullerton is accused of felony charges of robbery and attempted robbery, as well as several misdemeanor offenses.

Police report that the suspect approached a teller at the bank, demanded money and fled on foot with about $550. He was apprehended by GGPD officers – with assistance from a K-9 unit – about a mile away.

Troy was charged at West Justice Center in Westminster.

Oil sheen investigation continues

HUNTINGTON BEACH – An Oxnard-based oil and gas producer has been identified as the “responsible party” for an oil sheen spotted recently off Bolsa Chica State Beach.

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife reported that DCOR LLC, which operates an underwater pipeline running from an offshore oil drilling platform, is connected to the discharge of petroleum.  The pipeline and related procedures have been stopped.

The oil slick or “sheen” is believed to be heading north toward Long Beach.

Divers are scheduled to inspect the pipeline today (Tuesday).



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