Officer Mick Osborn of the Orange Police Department is training a new partner to join the force.
The rookie is a real people-person, he said, and is always open to trying new things – but he’s got a habit of chewing up anything left in the back yard.
OPD’s newest recruit is Wyatt, a 16-month-old German shepherd who started training with Osborn three weeks ago. Purchased with financial support from the Community Foundation of Orange, Wyatt will become a full-fledged member of the OPD’s K-9 unit once he finishes his six-week training program.
People who run their entire lives through their smartphones now have the Riverside Police Department at their fingertips.
The department is the latest Southern California law enforcement agency to put in a person’s pocket the ability to file traffic-violation complaints and theft reports, access emergency alerts and crime maps, and connect with police on social media.
“We’re going along with the city’s vision of being innovative ,” said Officer Ryan Railsback, a police spokesman.
There’s also a department directory and an alert feature that Railsback himself used to caution motorists to avoid an Orangecrest neighborhood
By RAHIM FAIEZ
KABUL, Afghanistan — A Taliban assault on the Intercontinental Hotel in Afghanistan’s capital killed at least 18 people, including 14 foreigners, and pinned security forces down for more than 13 hours before the last attacker was slain Sunday. The casualty toll expected to rise.
The heavily guarded luxury hotel is popular among foreigners and Afghan officials. Interior Ministry spokesman Najib Danish said the 18 killed included 14 foreigners and a telecommunications official from western Farah province who was attending a conference.
Danish said 11 of the 14 foreigners killed were employees of KamAir, a private Afghan airline. KamAir also
SAN DIEGO — A 15-year-old boy killed by police after pointing a BB gun at them wrote a suicide note indicating he planned to have officers shoot him, authorities said Monday.
Lt. Mike Holden said police found the suicide note in the Torrey Pine High School student’s jacket and it indicated he planned to call police so he would be shot and killed.
Police say the boy called 911 at 3:27 a.m. Saturday to ask officers to check on the welfare of an unarmed boy in front of the school.
When two officers arrived, they spotted a youth in the front parking