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Articles by Brooklynn Wong

The crime summary is a list of significant reported crimes from the city of Cypress. A vigilant and well-informed public begets fewer targets for criminals. The Cypress Police Department is located at 5275 Orange Ave.

Dec. 19

At the Jan. 8 meeting of the Cypress City Council, the much-discussed plan for rezoning the Los Alamitos Race Course (LARC) land in the future was officially announced as an initiative. Frank Sherren of LARC, appearing to represent Dr. Ed Allred, the race course’s owner, spoke during the oral communications portion of the meeting. 

A Garden Grove church volunteer was sentenced on Jan. 3 to five years in state prison for continually sexually abusing a 14-year-old girl he mentored at church.

The defendant is Vincent Daniel Lavello, 53, of Garden Grove. He pled guilty in Aug. 2015 to three counts of lewd acts upon a child, and unlawful sexual intercourse.
At the time of the crimes, Lavello was in a position of trust as a church volunteer in Garden Grove, where he met the 14 year old victim.

The California Committee of Department of Defense (DOD) Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) is seeking volunteers.