Los Angeles County Sheriff’s deputies arrested a man who was driving a stolen vehicle in Norwalk at gunpoint Tuesday afternoon. After the deputies ran the vehicle’s license plate number around 3:05 p.m. and found it had been report...
Sheriff’s investigators on Monday seized thousands of counterfeit hoverboards worth about $1.2 million in Santa Fe Springs, officials said. Deputies who descended on the building in the 10000 block of Pioneer Boulevard found 2,500 to 3,00...
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LOS ANGELES >> State wildlife officials said on Monday they will seek the prosecution of a man caught on camera shooting a young deer with a bow and arrow near homes in Monrovia last week, killing it. “We have interviewed the suspect and (are) conducting an investigation,” Andrew Hughan of the California Department of Fish and Wildlife said...
A Culver City man who worked for a South Bay defense contractor was sentenced Monday to five years in prison for his guilty plea to economic espionage and violating the Arms Export Control Act by selling sensitive satellite information to a person he believed to be a Russian spy. Gregory Allen Justice, who told an undercover investigator he was enamored with Jason Bourne, James Bond and the television spy thriller “The Americans,” was sentenced by U.S. District Judge...
An unidentified gunman shot and wounded another man as he performed yard work in a residential neighborhood in Norwalk on Sunday afternoon, officials said. The drive-by attack took place about 1:55 p.m. in the 12000 block of Cedarvale Street, just west of Norwalk Boulevard, Los Angeles County sheriff’s Sgt.
PARIS >> Four young American tourists were attacked with acid Sunday at a train station in the French city of Marseille, but French authorities so far do not think extremist views motivated the 41-year-old woman who was arrested as the alleged assailant, the local prosecutor’s office said. Two of the female tourists suffered facial injuries during the late morning attack at Marseille’s Saint Charles train station and one of the two also had a possible eye injury, a...
If all goes as expected, the worst mass killer in Orange County history, Scott Dekraai, will be sentenced Friday, Sept. 22, to eight terms of life without parole, one term each for the people he fatally shot in Seal Beach six years ago. But the sentence comes with a relatively high price tag after a
BATON ROUGE, La. >> The slayings of two black men in Baton Rouge last week were likely racially motivated, police said Sunday, and a suspect — a 23-year-old white man — was in custody. In both shootings the gunman fired from his car then walked up to the victims as they were lying on the ground and fired again multiple times. The suspect, Kenneth Gleason, was being held on drug charges. Authorities did not yet have enough evidence to charge him with murder, but the...
Wildlife poaching and smuggling
Neighbors are outraged and authorities are investigating after a man was captured on video shooting a deer with a bow and arrow in a residential neighborhood in Monrovia earlier this week, but the archer says there’s more to the story that depicted in the video clip. The incident took place just before 4:30 p.m. Thursday at
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia >> Malaysian police said Saturday they have arrested seven boys suspected of intentionally starting a fire at an Islamic boarding school that killed 23 people because students there had teased them. Kuala Lumpur police chief Amar Singh said the boys, aged 11 to 18, were rounded up since Friday night after they were identified in CCTV footage from a neighboring building that showed them near the school the night of the fire. The pre-dawn blaze Thursday...
Detectives on Friday identified the suspect in the fatal shooting of a La Puente woman as she left work at an Industry restaurant. Investigators said 57-year-old Martin Godinez, who is known to frequent La Puente, is the ex-husband of the victim’s partner. Investigators allege Godinez shot
Law and order
ST. LOUIS — A judge acquitted a white former St. Louis police officer Friday in the death of a black man who was fatally shot following a high-speed chase in 2011. The acquittal of Jason Stockley in the death of 24-year-old Anthony Lamar Smith came amid concerns of significant unrest, but St. Louis Circuit Judge Timothy Wilson wrote that he was bound by the Code of Judicial Conduct to not be swayed by “partisan interests, public clamor or fear of criticism.” About...