Another non-April Fool's announcement that begged a rubbing of the eyes: Anaheim Police Chief John Welter announced his retirement today. His 42-year career in law enforcement will come to an end effective May 16, 2013. Before taking over for Chief Roger Baker in Anaheim nine years ago, Welter spent ... More >>
At a ceremony held earlier today, Deputy Police Chief Craig Hunter retired from the Anaheim Police Department. His career with the force dates back 30 years, to 1982, and saw him rise from the ranks to the top brass. More recently in 2010, he made an unsuccessful bid as a candidate for Orange County ... More >>
On a recent afternoon while I was working on several stories involving Orange County police corruption including inside the Anaheim Police Department, a low-flying Anaheim police helicopter shadowed my every move for more than 75 minutes even though I was miles away from their city.Afterwards ... More >>
Veteran Orange County Register reporter Martin Wisckol has named his "Top 10" political events of 2010.It's a thorough list, except for one thing: it omitted arguably the top local political story of the year.Oops.
[Moxley Confidential] Documents reveal she found a deputy Taser incident to be absolutely shocking
Coe, with Hunt; the blob at the left is America's Most Corrupt® Sheriff, Joe ArpayasoIn addition to spawning Proposition 187, the Minuteman Project, and gads more evil shit into this world, let the record show that the California Coalition for Immigration Reform also birthed Orly Taitz, queen of ... More >>
On the night declared the start of 'the year of the woman,' Sheriff Sandra Hutchens wins big enough to avoid a run-off with either the tea-party guy or the OC Republican-establishment guy
Christopher Victorio / OC WeeklyHunt in the hunt.Hunt, Hunter, Hutchens: Do you know who's who? The safe bet is that, even after a fairly testy campaign for the Sheriff's seat, voters are still pretty confused by that whole the-candidates-all-have-the-same-name thing. Tonight, though, we find out ... More >>
Hunt: May you surround yourself with sane people next time...I was in San Francisco all of yesterday, so couldn't join in the election coverage like Coker, Scott, Spencer, and Megan. But I spent most of last night in a hotel room updating the Orange County Registrar of Voters website, sure that t ... More >>
In the waning days of the campaign for sheriff, a resigned but not defeated Sandra Hutchens argued a point to an unreceptive group of voters in Newport Beach, handed the microphone to rival Bill Hunt and said something like "This crowd is yours again."Time and again, Hunt dominated events with pa ... More >>
[Moxley Confidential] Sheriff's candidate says he's the victim of a pre-election plot
Photo by Christopher VictorioCan a Sheriff Bill Hunt enforce the U.S. Constitution better than anyone else in Orange County?Orange County ain't big enough for sheriff candidate Bill Hunt and an internationally known nonprofit civil rights group.Hunt, who is running against appointed Sheriff Sandr ... More >>
Will the boiling-mad tea-party crowd sweep sheriff's candidate Bill Hunt to victory?
Bill HuntMultiple sources say that the Santa Ana Police Officers Association has yanked its endorsement of Orange County sheriff's candidate Bill Hunt.
Photo by Christopher VictorioHost Rick Reiff (left) quizzes the next sheriff (and two wannabes) in a debate airing tonight.Time and again, Sheriff Sandra Hutchens has played defense at public debates with her two challengers in the upcoming June election. She smiles uncomfortably quite a bit, tap ... More >>
The county's GOP central committee is in hot water with the tea party movement
John GilhooleySandy with a sheriff's best friendA new poll conducted by Lewis Consulting Group shows that Bill Hunt's campaign has enjoyed a "surprising surge" in recent weeks and now the race for Orange County sheriff is "essentially a dead heat."
There's gonna be a new sheriff in town?The Washington Times has posted an article featuring Orange County sheriff's candidate Bill Hunt and his pro-gun speech yesterday at the Washington Monument in the nation's capital.
[Moxley Confidential] And can he get into a runoff in the sheriff's race by being more OC than Sandra Hutchens and less right-wing than Bill Hunt?
John GilhooleySmile Sandy SmileThe first public poll of voter support in the Orange County sheriff's race found that Sandra Hutchens is far in the lead but significantly short of winning the necessary 50 percent plus vote to avoid a November runoff, according to the Voice of OC.
Prosecutors: Hutchens deserves to win sheriff's raceOut on the campaign trail it often looks like Dana Point's Sandra Hutchens doesn't enjoy politics, but today the appointed sheriff has reason to smile after receiving the "enthusiastic and unconditional endorsement" of the Association of Or ... More >>
Carona: Tried to fake history with a lapdog deputyOver at the Friends For Fullerton's Future blog, Travis Kiger has posted a copy of the controversial California Attorney General's report on the Greg Haidl pot bust incident that I first broke in December 2003. The AG's six-year-old report has bec ... More >>
[Moxley Confidential] Will Mike Carona's ex-punching bag be Orange County's next sheriff?
Sheriff Hutchens loses deputy voteThe Association of Orange County Deputy Sheriffs (AOCDS) announced today that Bill Hunt, a challenger to appointed Sheriff Sandra Hutchens, has overwhelmingly won the powerful union's endorsement for the June election.
Hunt slams the RegisterBill Hunt, a conservative Republican candidate hoping to lead the Orange County Sheriff's Department, tonight blasted The Orange County Register for allegedly botching his response to a recent call from OC Republican boss Scott Baugh that all GOP candidates should reject en ... More >>
In just 133 days, Orange County residents will have their first opportunity to vote for sheriff after the FBI and IRS arrest and corruption conviction of Sheriff Mike Carona. There are three candidates at this point: Sheriff Sandra Hutchens, a former Los Angeles County Sheriff's official who was ... More >>
Craig Hunter, OCCCWS's manThis post tells how OCCCWS, a Costa Mesa-based political action committee (PAC) that aims to expand the distribution of concealed weapons permits, told members funds were being collected to take legal action against Orange County Sheriff Sandra Hutchens, who has limited ... More >>
Sheriff Craig Hunter?Hang onto your seats, disaster lovers! The dynamics of the 2010 race for Orange County sheriff changed this week with the candidacy of Craig Hunter, second in command at the Anaheim Police Department. No need to consult your astrological chart or the Mayan calendar for a de ... More >>
Notice anything odd about this online Orange County Register story teaser from last night and this morning? Check our Total Buzz blog to find out what candidates Bill Hunt, Craig Hunter, Sharon Hutchens, Randy Adams, Jack Anderson, Salt Lake City undersheriff Beau Babka, San Bernardino undersherif ... More >>
If ever a man looked like a sheriff, it’s Jack Anderson. The mustachioed man is tall and husky and, if he wore a cowboy hat, would cast an impressive shadow sitting on a horse. Of course, the wild—ridiculously wild—west days at the Orange County Sheriff’s Department (OCSD) should be over. E ... More >>
Dailies cast uncritical eye at Anaheim P.D. audit
Anaheim gang-unit cop still awaits justice