Huntington Beach Residents Lost Their Police Helicopter . . . Again

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HB's aerial circus clown act
Huntington Beach Police Department officials must think that city residents are willing to hand them an endless supply of tax dollars even for periodic acts of juvenile bullying.

That's right: Surf City residents lost their expensive police helicopter this afternoon because once again the pilots thought it would be more fun to leave their city and tail me, an investigative journalist assigned to expose police corruption in Orange County.

Wherever I drove through three cities that don't contract with Huntington Beach police for helicopter patrol services, the HB air unit followed.

In one sense, it's funny that well-paid, adult men with badges and a sworn obligation to honor and ethics think that they can use valuable public equipment in hopes of intimidating a journalist.

It's also funny that these boys find so much artificial bravery at 300 or 400 feet.

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Say cheese: Air bullies
But, I'm guessing that if you're a Huntington Beach resident, you might be wondering: If the police pilots have so much free time to play outside the city, then is the helicopter program really necessary for public safety?

Or, are the helicopters just toys for the carnal-like pleasures of warped cops?

Thinking you've read a similar story? You're right. Go HERE to read a previous related article.

And go HERE and HERE to read two of my reports on the questionable activities of the HBPD.

There is no meaningful oversight of any police helicopter program in Orange County.

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kipling
kipling

Why are you needlessly hovering, circling and buzzing my home late at night every damn night??  no crimes being committed here other than my hard earned tax dollars in your gas can going up in fumes!  I check the crime reports, I have a scanner, again why are you over my house waking me up repeatedly at all hours?  I live in costa mesa for this very reason, and demanded we get rid of the helicopter program.  The streets were not safer!  Yet here we are, INFESTED with the HB helicopter invading our airspace and trampling our 4th Amendment rights, not to mention my peace and quiet.  Would the pilots be so kind as to let me know which neighborhood they live in, so I can get on my very loud harley & repeatedly circle the streets for hours on end all day while they sleep? I promise, I will only wake all your neighbors up and ruin their day.  How about instead of banning beer at the beach or wasting more money on useless studies for the costal commission bc the beach cities cant leave our fire rings alone, we ban all helicopters foreign or domestic from our residential neighborhoods.  Ill make an exception for the coast guard, at least those guys are going somewhere and actually working when they fly.  Play time is over, you should not be in the air unless there is actually a call.   

huntington beach dj
huntington beach dj

I think recent news events in the OC have demonstrated all too well the dangers of lack of oversight and supervision when it comes to power wielding public servants. Good on ya, Moxley!

Abby
Abby

When I lived in Huntington Beach as a teenager, I would sun bathe with my friends in the backyard.  The police helicopter would fly over again and again and we could see a guy with binoculars looking at us. Great use of time and money...checking out 15 year old girls.  Gross.  A bunch of overgrown perverted children.

Grumpy_gorilla2u
Grumpy_gorilla2u

So Roman Altenbach is a criminal cop so fire him, but the police union is behind him also so fire them too. Which is worse firing just one cop or firing the whole police union, like that will ever happen. I say fire just one cop so a better cop can take his place. Or is that an ignorant idea.Detailed Miranda Warning:You have the right to remain silent and refuse to answer questions. Do you understand? Anything you do say may be used against you in a court of law. Do you understand? You have the right to consult an attorney before speaking to the police and to have an attorney present during questioning now or in the future. Do you understand? If you cannot afford an attorney, one will be appointed for you before any questioning if you wish. Do you understand? If you decide to answer questions now without an attorney present you will still have the right to stop answering at any time until you talk to an attorney. Do you understand? Knowing and understanding your rights as I have explained them to you, are you willing to answer my questions without an attorney present?There goes the freaking Huntington Beach Helicopter again over the neighborhood at 1:10 PM on Sanday 4/7/2012.

Grumpy_gorilla2u
Grumpy_gorilla2u

So Roman Altenbach is a criminal cop so fire him, but the police union is behind him also so fire them too. Which is worse firing just one cop or firing the whole police union, like that will ever happen. I say fire just one cops so a better cop can take his place. Or is that an ignorant idea.

Detailed Miranda Warning:

You have the right to remain silent and refuse to answer questions. Do you understand? Anything you do say may be used against you in a court of law. Do you understand? You have the right to consult an attorney before speaking to the police and to have an attorney present during questioning now or in the future. Do you understand? If you cannot afford an attorney, one will be appointed for you before any questioning if you wish. Do you understand? If you decide to answer questions now without an attorney present you will still have the right to stop answering at any time until you talk to an attorney. Do you understand? Knowing and understanding your rights as I have explained them to you, are you willing to answer my questions without an attorney present?

There goes the freaking Huntington Beach Helicopter again over the neighborhood at 1:10 PM on Sanday 4/7/2012.

Grumpy_gorilla2u
Grumpy_gorilla2u

To: Mick_Spillane594  You're more retarded that the way you sound or look. You need to be sued for Defamation of Character and several other things to boot. So I guess that's why you hide behind the fake name Mick_Spillane594 because we all know now that you told someone else that you're a dedicated helicopter pilot with several years flying time under your pilots belt if you wear a pilots belt, so we now know that you're a helicopter pilot that lies through your teeth and makes up stuff about other people that you don't know personally including in person this includes myself. I've never heard such vile stuff coming from the mouth of a police officer/cop and I hope it gets you fired. 

Grumpy_gorilla2u
Grumpy_gorilla2u

To: Mick_Spillane594

  You're more retarded that the way you sound or look. You need to be sued for Defamation of Character and several other things to boot. So I guess that's why you hide behind the fake name Mick_Spillane594 because we all know now that you told someone else that you're a dedicated helicopter pilot with several years flying time under your pilots belt if you wear a pilots belt, so we now know that you're a helicopter pilot that lies through your teeth and makes up stuff about other people that you don't know personally including in person this includes myself myself. I've never heard such vile stuff coming from the mouth of a police officer/cop and I hope it gets you fired.   

Grumpy_gorilla2u
Grumpy_gorilla2u

  To: Mick_Spillane594  I had to save that one to an email for later reference because I do believe that we have a gay cop helicopter pilot on our hands. Yuk! Mick_Spillane594 3 days ago Hey Grumpy Gorilla, I'm not sure what animal dragged you in, or when you arrived, but you sound like a complete retard and undoubtedly the epitome of the OCW "regulars".  You've either smoked too much weed and/or you enjoy your wine more than the average Joe.  Your blogs drag on without making any sense, any point, and there's no apparent end to your madness.  Reading your posts make me feel like I'm locked up in a mental ward.  I'd be curious what your IQ is but more importantly how many brain cells you have left up in that cranial cavern of yours.  Is your condition a case of nature or nurture?  In other words, were you born this way or did you develop your "swagger" throughout your formative years?As I sift through the details such as Blue Thunder, cops eating while driving, ticket quotas, helicopters in various cities, crooked cops, and endless other delusional tidbits from your pie hole, the only thing of interest is your fat fingers.  Have you always had fat fingers or did you grow ten, giant dildos from a life of hard work?  Maybe you're a brick mason, or a framer?  Maybe you're one of those hard core Crossfit guys who lives on a pull up bar? Either way, I'd be more interested if you spoke about your life (whether positive or negative), as a man with enormous and remarkable digits.  You say you haven't been laid in quite some time. Wow, shocking!!!  Is it because of your fat fingers?  Whether you "got game" or not, I would think the ladies would find a certain "comfort" in a man that has ten sweet potatoes dangling from his wrists. I'd like to know what impact your fat fingers have had on you. C'mon, tell me more!!  Can you hold your beer bottle properly, or are you the type that drinks from a glass?  Can you still roll your own doobies or do you smoke from a bong?  Are your fingers so hideous that you can stop traffic?  Would they be more likely to be used in combat or do you consider each one of them pneumatic ass hammers?  Are you a fighter or a lover?Don't be grumpy, Mr. Gorilla.  Save the banter about cops, politics, and noisy helicopters. I want to know more about your Polish Sausages.

Grumpy_gorilla2u
Grumpy_gorilla2u

Mick_Spillane594 1 week ago Grumpy Gorilla, you had me at hello.  You're beautiful just the way you are, please don't change a thing (fat fingers and all).  While your fingers might be a nuisance on the keyboard, they will pay large dividends with the ladies.  After all, they say girth is more important than length.  You are a natural magnum caliber my friend!  I've thoroughly enjoyed reading your blogs, especially the ones you send twice.  I equally enjoy the subject matter of your War and Peace stories that trail off into the sunset with multiple intersections; none of which reach any comprehensible conclusion.  Moxley, I understand why you suck on those nasty cancer sticks the way you do.  Nobody in your shoes could get through the blogs of your faithful readers without some sort of a pick-me-up.  I'd be running a nicotine drip if I was a senior investigative journalist at the OCW.  Mick_Spillane594 1 week ago  "A helicopter pilot for a possible police station (maybe Huntington Beach CA) (that says that he enjoys reading my posts. I do believe this to me a man now instead of a woman but I could be wrong but if it's a man then absolutely yuk!"Is it possible this person is a gay man? If so then get lost."Grumpy Gorilla, you had me at hello.  You're beautiful just the way you are, please don't change a thing (fat fingers and all).  While your fingers might be a nuisance on the keyboard, they will pay large dividends with the ladies.  After all, they say girth is more important than length.  You are a natural magnum caliber my friend!  I've thoroughly enjoyed reading your blogs, especially the ones you send twice.  I equally enjoy the subject matter of your War and Peace stories that trail off into the sunset with multiple intersections; none of which reach any comprehensible conclusion". 

Grumpy_gorilla2u
Grumpy_gorilla2u

2 maintenance guys, 5 pilots (one being Mick_Spillane594) and 2 senior street and helicopter officers one maybe being a senior officer or chief? Verwy Interestwing!

Grumpy_gorilla2u
Grumpy_gorilla2u

Mick Spillane 594

 Was there a robber on foot in the area of Placentia Street at 19th at 2:14 AM in the morning when you were flying over the the apartment I live in on 4/5/2012. If not you woke me up with your helicopter noise, buy yourself a filter for the helicopter engine. It's called Silent Mode. And don't use taxpayer dollars to buy it with. We know that you're protectors to a certain extent but there is a limit. And noise pollution is against the law.

Mick_Spillane594
Mick_Spillane594

@85be566bd50d5d6a9bfb3d83925b7569:disqus  Thanks for your reply and I'm glad you enjoyed my blogging.  I am a proud police helicopter pilot who goes to work each day, trying to protect the good people like you. I know the noise is bothersome at times but we really do make a difference and try to keep the noise to a minimum.  At night we will fly at higher altitudes unless we have to get lower to see a call or a bad guy who is running and jumping back yard fences.  It's a shame these critics can't open their eyes and really see what's going on.

Grumpy_gorilla2u
Grumpy_gorilla2u

Hey Chip Douglas read this then tell me that you don't support the Marine.

Free Speech is free speech and that's all there is to it. I don't agree with (Barry Sotoro) Obama either and did not vote for him. Why would you or anyone else want to abridge someone elses free speech when there is a LAW to support for them to say what they want to say, that means that you're taking that right AWAY from someone else. That's a violation of the laws and the Constitution Many have already been killed for free speech so I guess that means that it is NOT FREE.. I don't always agree with the too liberal Supreme Court either. 

"You may not have a right to say what you want to say but I will defend to the end of life your right to say it".

Or something of that nature.

http://www.ocregister.com/news...

Grumpy_gorilla2u
Grumpy_gorilla2u

Hey Westside Activist

  I agree with you on Mick Spillane594 he's a doltboy or should I say doltwoman to a certain extent and he defineately isn't and won't be a Mike Hammer if one even existed because we all know that Mike Hammer was a fictional character (meaning FAKE). Mick Spillane594 told me that my posts drone on and on with no logical conclusion but then he also told me that he enjoys reading my posts, figure that one out?  LOL

Grumpy_gorilla2u
Grumpy_gorilla2u

Huntington Beach Police say in another story on OC Weekly that thier helicopter doesn't fly around at 2:00 o'clock in the morning but it woke me up at 2:14 AM on 4/5/2012 over the apartment and I could hear it flying in the distance too. What are they looking for at 2:14 AM. Ground this copter, it's flying more than the Costa Mesa one that they canceled the helicopter program in Costa Mesa over.

Michelle
Michelle

I live in HB and have also been awakened by the HB Helicopter circling my neighborhood. On BOTH occasions there was a burglar just a couple of houses away. I learned this because I angrily telephoned HBPD Desk only to learn that several cars had already been vandalized and this person was on foot attempting escape. The criminal did not evade capture due to having a chopper beaming a spotlight on him while ground units zoned in for the arrest. My idiot (drug addict) roommate went outside to flip off the Chopper and when I scolded him by informing him of what was going on, he ranted incessantly about how [he] "doesn't care because those ba$tard$ follow [him] around all the time." You, seem equally as paranoid and ridiculous as my former roommate. I'd suggest that this behavior of yours is laughable, but it is actually quite disturbing due to your perceived influence AND the unpleasant reminder that people like you plague the world with your opinions and cause a delay in peace and order.

It is truly unfortunate that so many people walk around oblivious to the actualities of crime. Becoming a crime victim is not something that I would wish upon anyone; but without the experience, I may have succumbed to the same ignorant perceptions of what goes on behind the scenes in law enforcement as you. Whoever this Mox guy is that's walking/driving around all paranoid thinking he's being watched, needs to get over himself because although the associated noise of that bird in the sky can sometimes drive me nuts, I'm reminded that it also keeps me safe.

As far as someone's comments about officer Roman Altenbach; I have experienced first hand his sincere level of passion and dedication at his job. Myself & my elderly landlady were assaulted by her Son (who is an addict & alcoholic. Seems to be a lot of these losers in OC). Although Officer Altenbach gave me a lecture about waiting to report the abuse, which made me feel scolded & dumb; I knew that he really cared for our personal well-being & safety. He followed up with each of us on our attacker's whereabouts and got a Temporary Restraining Order for us that same night. He REALLY made me feel safe. This drug addict alcoholic who attacked us feels the exact same way about HBPD as the author of this story & his supporters do. Which just begs the question in my mind, what is it that all of you do and are guilty of that makes you have such hatred for someone who's job it is to enforce the laws that protect you? Every person I have met that has hatred & animosity towards law enforcement, is guilty of something. What are you hiding from? At any point in time, I could allow a search of my property with complete confidence... Because I have nothing to hide!

On a final note about HBPD Air-Patrol stalking you, and their defense of you'd be embarrassed if you knew what they were really doing up there. I must agree with the pilot. You have absolutely no idea what they're doing on a regular basis. To ASSume they have nothing better to do than follow you around is about as ridiculous as me thinking they followed me home because they think I am attractive and want to peer in my window at me and not because some loser criminal was vandalizing cars and breaking into homes ! Seriously, get over yourself!!! I have an idea or two about what they do -BECAUSE- I have lived through a horrific experience which taught me what they do up there. There is A LOT that goes on down here that your eyes do not see. And, not because you don't have a bird's-eye view; but because your reality has not conditioned you to see.

Thank you to all of you who serve to protect people like me.

Grumpy_gorilla2u
Grumpy_gorilla2u

Hey Mick_Spillane  Bite me because you don't know me in person and you never paid attention to what was said so go read the posts again very carefully. I got a college educated brain in my head even though I never went to college and was told by my high school councelor that my thought process could have graduated me in 3 years instead of 4 but because of costs back then the costs were astronomical and that was back in 1982

Grumpy_gorilla2u
Grumpy_gorilla2u

Hey Mick_Spillane  Bite me because you don't know me in person and you never paid attention to what was said so go read the posts again very carefully. I got a college educated brain in my head even though I never went to college and was told by my high school coundelor that my thought process could have graduated me in 3 years instead of 4 but because of costs back then the costs were astronomical and that was back in 1982.

Grumpy_gorilla2u
Grumpy_gorilla2u

Hey Mick_Spillane

  Bite me because you don't know me in person and you never paid attention to what was said so go read the posts again very carefully. I got a college educates brain in my head even though I never went to college and was told by my high school coundelor that my thought process could have graduated me in 3 years instead of 4 but because of costs back then the costs were astronomical and that was back in 1982.

Grumpy_gorilla2u
Grumpy_gorilla2u

The cops are criminals and they look at you as if you are one yourself and I have even quoted myself on here and others to proove this, Righeimer is a city council thief and he knows it. Ignores most of the citizens because he does not care about thier opinions of him because he's using his position as a high authority figure to get his way, $200,000+ dollars per year for this chubby dude. I have seen his picture and he ain't missing any steak dinners. But I eat steak too every so often and I'm on food stamps because no job offers have been made let alone actual hiring of me by anyone.

"The processes and procedures of the individual companies are keeping good people from working or keeping jobs". 1.5 MILLION people have left the work force and 4.5 MILLION are on food stamps. "There will be no hiring until the greedy bastards decide to throw some money into the situation/s". - From the mouth of an ex-Marine that I was talking to.  

Grumpy_gorilla2u
Grumpy_gorilla2u

To Westside Activist:

The cops are criminals and they look at you as if you are one yourself and I have even quoted myself on here and others to proove this, Righeimer is a city council thief and he knows it. Ignores most of the citizens because he does not care about thier opinions of him because he's using his position as a high authority figure to get his way, $200,000+ dollars per year for this chubby dude. I have seen his picture and he ain't missing any steak dinners. But I eat stake too every so often and I'm on food stamps because no job offers have been made let alone actual hiring of me by anyone.

"The processes and procedures of the individual companies are keeping good people from working or keeping jobs". 1,5 MILLION people have left the work force and 4.5 MILLION are on food stamps. "There will be no hiring untill the greedy bastards decide to throw some money into the situation/s". From the mouth of an ex-Marine that I was talking to.  

Grumpy_gorilla2u
Grumpy_gorilla2u

So the cops are not criminals yet they are paid by the cities and the taxpayers to shoot and kill people. That is Murder regardless if it's negligent homicide or whatever they want to call it."All the cops are criminals and all the sinners saints": - The Rolling Stones.Santa Ana Police Pay $1 Million For Pre-Trial Settlement To Family Of Man Killed By Cops http://blogs.ocweekly.com/nave

Grumpy_gorilla2u
Grumpy_gorilla2u

So the cops are not criminals yet they are paid by the cities and the taxpayers to shoot and kill people. That is Murder regardless if it's negligent homicide or whateven they want to call it.

"All the cops are criminals and all the sinners saints": - The Rolling Stones.

Santa Ana Police Pay $1 Million For Pre-Trial Settlement To Family Of Man Killed By Cops http://blogs.ocweekly.com/nave...

Westside Activist
Westside Activist

Maybe don't have ALL the facts, but not ignorant or uninformed. Shower everyday so probably not 'spoiled'. More realistic than the 'head-in-the-clouds' type, but even that would be better than the 'head-up-his-ass' type you and Chip Douglas are! Not an ex-cop, but think that you two and a few others should be. No axe to grind, unless you count trying to prevent city and law enforcement excesses, because I happen to think you should be serving the public, not screwing them over or beating them to death. I applaud the efforts of those like Moxley that expose the bullshit and if I can help by refuting the false attacks you and your cohorts make to try and hide the facts then I'll keep on making your list. I don't have to go occupy a shit house when you're doing such a good job of spreading it here in this blog. There are good cops in every city, even Fullerton and Huntington Beach. Too bad their work is overshadowed by your ilk that think intimidation works better than correcting the problems. And trying to silence those that have legitimate questions or that keep the rest of us informed is typical of the guilty. Ain't going to work either. Only makes you look even stupider than you sound.

Mick_Spillane594
Mick_Spillane594

Westside Activist= ignorant, spoiled, uninformed, head-in-the-clouds, axe to grind, (probably an ex police officer who couldn't hack it), and the list goes on.  Don't you have a sign to hold up on a street corner somewhere?  Maybe you can go "occupy" a plastic shit house on a hot, August day.

Mick_Spillane594
Mick_Spillane594

Hey Grumpy Gorilla, I'm not sure what animal dragged you in, or when you arrived, but you sound like a complete retard and undoubtedly the epitome of the OCW "regulars".  You've either smoked too much weed and/or you enjoy your wine more than the average Joe.  Your blogs drag on without making any sense, any point, and there's no apparent end to your madness.  Reading your posts make me feel like I'm locked up in a mental ward.  I'd be curious what your IQ is but more importantly how many brain cells you have left up in that cranial cavern of yours.  Is your condition a case of nature or nurture?  In other words, were you born this way or did you develop your "swagger" throughout your formative years?

As I sift through the details such as Blue Thunder, cops eating while driving, ticket quotas, helicopters in various cities, crooked cops, and endless other delusional tidbits from your pie hole, the only thing of interest is your fat fingers.  Have you always had fat fingers or did you grow ten, giant dildos from a life of hard work?  Maybe you're a brick mason, or a framer?  Maybe you're one of those hard core Crossfit guys who lives on a pull up bar?

Either way, I'd be more interested if you spoke about your life (whether positive or negative), as a man with enormous and remarkable digits.  You say you haven't been laid in quite some time. Wow, shocking!!!  Is it because of your fat fingers?  Whether you "got game" or not, I would think the ladies would find a certain "comfort" in a man that has ten sweet potatoes dangling from his wrists.

I'd like to know what impact your fat fingers have had on you. C'mon, tell me more!!  Can you hold your beer bottle properly, or are you the type that drinks from a glass?  Can you still roll your own doobies or do you smoke from a bong?  Are your fingers so hideous that you can stop traffic?  Would they be more likely to be used in combat or do you consider each one of them pneumatic ass hammers?  Are you a fighter or a lover?

Don't be grumpy, Mr. Gorilla.  Save the banter about cops, politics, and noisy helicopters. I want to know more about your Polish Sausages. 

Westside Activist
Westside Activist

Grumpy_gorilla2u, the Huntington Beach helecopter also patrols Costa Mesa! The idiots on the city council did cancel our city copter program, but then, led by Righeimer, voted to spend $600,000 a year to have the HB copter patrol here too. Way to cut the city deficit jackasses! Guess it's more important to keep political supporters happy than spend the money on more officers on the streets. So now we have an even larger and noisier machine over our city more hours than previously. Go down to the city council meetings to let that carpet bagger Righeimer know that you object. He claims city residents support him but people that speak at the meetings almost always object to having it, with a few exceptions. Newport Beach was also talking to HB about having the copter 'protect' them also. And yes, when the pilot called my house after I complained, I told him to never call me again and we had nothing to talk about since anything I said wouldn't have made the slightest difference to him.

Grumpy_gorilla2u
Grumpy_gorilla2u

Take your best shot punk. How long till you answer the original question? What are you hiding"?? This comment above is a cop talking and they look at you as if you are the criminal.They always think that you're the one hiding something when it's them that are hiding stuff and not telling you, they just had a shooting in Oakland and won't reveal the killers identity to the press.

Grumpy_gorilla2u
Grumpy_gorilla2u

"Take your best shot punk. How long till you answer the original question? What are you hiding"??

This comment above is a cop talking and they look at you as if you are the criminal.They always think that you're the one hiding something when it's them that are hiding stuff and not telling you, they just had a shooting in Oakland and won't reveal the killers identinty to the press.

Mepachum Bauer
Mepachum Bauer

I am trying to figure out who is more immature. The posters or the alleged professional journalists Moxley and Gustavito.

Grumpy_gorilla2u
Grumpy_gorilla2u

They are out to get you! - Falls under POLICE HARRASSMENT.

Here's more proof: 4/2/2012

During the month of April, the California Highway Patrol and police officers across Orange County are focusing on drivers sending text messages or talking on cellphones without hands-free devices.The U.S. Congress has declared April as National Distracted Driving Awareness Month – when some police agencies deploy additional officers to nab distracted drivers, including motorists violating the hands-free law, eating or applying makeup while not focusing on the road.CHP officers along with local police departments are honing in on motorists who are not fully paying attention to the road.Local police departments, including the Sheriff's Department, will hold "zero-tolerance" enforcement days throughout the month – when they will quickly cite offenders.Fountain Valley police have marked April 3 and April 18 as days that it make an extra effort to get distracted drivers."Our deputies take distracted driving very seriously," said Deputy Wayne Howard of the Sheriff's Department Traffic Bureau. "If you make the choice to drive while texting or talking on the phone without a hands-free device, be aware that a distracted driving violation is going to cost you a minimum of $160."During the campaign month last year, more than 52,000 citations were issued by law enforcement statewide – four times the monthly average, the CHP said.There are no specific laws to cite distracted drivers, other than the ones for cellphone use and texting, but there are various vehicle codes officers can use if appropriate, said Gabe Montoya, a California Highway Patrol officer and spokesman in Orange County.Last year in Orange County, the CHP alone handed out 13,321 citations to drivers who failed to use hands-free cellphones and to drivers under 18 using any kind of cellphone, preliminary CHP figures show. The CHP issued 730 texting-while-driving citations in 2011.Freeway signs will be activated to warn drivers of the consequences of inattentive driving: A ticket for violating either the hands-free or no-texting law costs a minimum of $159; subsequent tickets are $279 (The actual penalties are less, but other fees are tacked on).

Grumpy_gorilla2u
Grumpy_gorilla2u

 "I watched your copter circle for about one hour and 10 minutes one weekend after midnight on the Costa Mesa-Newport border between Newport Blvd & Placentia".

MAN THAT'S RIGHT ON THE MONEY! I HEARD THEM LAST NIGHT (SUNDAY) AT 9:30 TO 10 pm.- What are you doing in Costa Mesa when you're from Huntington Beach, go patrol in Huntington Beach where your copter is from.

Danielle
Danielle

I live in HB and am woken up in the middle of the night at least a few times a month, not just by the noise of he helicopter, but with its bright spotlights seemingly right outside my window. I have been walking my friend to their car and had the spotlight put on me. And last week, I was driving and temporarily blinded when a helicopter overhead shined it's lights on my windshield. No, I don't think they're following me, but I do think that they're wasting my tax dollars.

Grumpy_gorilla2u
Grumpy_gorilla2u

"A day or so later the pilot (cop) actually called my HOUSE to tell me I was wrong to complain",

He called your house to tell you that you were wrong to complain about his noise pollution while he was flying around waking you up with the noise from the copter he was flying? OK right. And that is unbelievable. I would tell him over the phone how much a nuisance he is, and this is why they CANCELED the Costa Mesa Heli(cop)ter Program

Grumpy_gorilla2u
Grumpy_gorilla2u

Connecticut State PoliceTroopers ordered on ticket blitz"350 tickets ... would be stellar," Lt. says.Updated: Thursday, 29 Mar 2012, 10:34 PM EDTPublished : Thursday, 29 Mar 2012, 5:31 PM EDT(WTNH) -- An eye-opening state police internal memorandum obtained by News 8 challenges state troopers in one barracks to out-perform their trooper colleagues by writing hundreds of tickets on Friday.The memo, distributed at Troop I in Bethany and obtained exclusively by News 8, basically lays down the gauntlet and any driver on a state highway is fair game.See the memo [.png image] According to this document, starting tonight at midnight, patrols will be stepped up. The memo from Lt. Anthony Schirillo says in part;"...we have to issue at least 60 infractions / Misdemeanors each shift for a total of 180 infractions in order to outperform both Troop F and Troop G."...One day Troop F issued 301 tickets. Troop G responded by issuing 345 in one day. We can do better..."I am asking that everyone, myself included, contribute to this effort..."NOTE if we happen to issue 350 tickets in one day that would be stellar."News 8 spoke at length with Lt. Paul Vance, spokesman for the Connecticut state police. In response to the allegation that this is a quota system, which the state police union alleges, Lt. Vance said no one is given a quota, this is not a game, they don't do that, and have never done that.Another memo obtained by News 8 says "The master sergeant and I will buy pizza for the shift with the highest total."Update: More reaction from Lt. Vance and state police union president Andrew Matthews posted here.

Koolkeithmathew@yahoo.com
Koolkeithmathew@yahoo.com

Dear HB1 - Please Stop --- Please please stop buzzing over us all the time!!!! - Resident of Beach and Ellis. 

Officer Altenbach
Officer Altenbach

Ah, just for your info GG, 4/7/12 did not fall on a "sanday". I believe it was a "satday". Sorry, I just couldn't resist!

warmachine
warmachine

@Michelle  Let me take a wild guess, you are born and raised HB. Thats why you support the BS and the rest of the cali laughs at you. So you support peepin in on 15 year old girls with the helicopter? Do your homework on HBPD they are the worst police force in the country.Your just another HB maggot that needs attention.

warmachine
warmachine

@Mick_Spillane594 Wow Mick your a cop. Born and raised HB? You sound so stupid. Grow up. Maybe your a burn out police cop with a belly that acts tough. Go eat another retard sandwich Mick and I hope ur whole family gets cancer. Have a good day you stupid pussy.

gustavoarellano
gustavoarellano

What's funny is that your trollish comments mark you as exactly one of those "regulars"—HA!

Grumpy_gorilla2u
Grumpy_gorilla2u

Re: I am trying to figure out who is more immature. The posters or the alleged professional journalists Moxley and Gustavito.   "It's definately not the alleged professional journalists Moxley and Gustavo.    Gustavo is the editor of the OC Weekly. It's a gay rag that owned by the Village Voice.    They make thier money off of the sex ads in the back of the paper.

Grumpy1
Grumpy1

There are no jobs to support the amounts of fees that are charged for these infractions and eating at the wheel is not a distraction. I even see the cops doing it. 

warmachine
warmachine

@Grumpy_gorilla2u Its just another tough guy. Those avation cops` have no right to call ur home over a complaint. The cops just do it to start a fight because there board. The sheriff or police dispatch should call u back instead. Great way to start an argument and get nothing done about the complaint. Go eat another retard sandwich HBPD

Grumpy_gorilla2u
Grumpy_gorilla2u

Roman_Archer = Sounds like a cop posting.

No Roman_Archer, I'm not a cop, but the post is from a newspaper and the cops or reporter probably posted it there where the story was from in the article, I would never be a cop. Way too much pressure and stress for me.

Grumpy_gorilla2u
Grumpy_gorilla2u

How many times have I seen a police cruiser in the drive-thru of the local Carl's Jr.Dozens of times. And I saw an article where they told the local cops that they can't eat in tier vehicles. Because it's a violation of some City Councilmans edict.Baja Fresh on 19th Street rings a bell.

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