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  • Legal proceedings

    Jury now deliberating fate of man suspected in Montebello fatal shooting

    LOS ANGELES >> The fate of a Montebello man — who allegedly shot into a crowd at a 2008 Montebello graduation party, killing a father and his 12-year-old son and injuring two others — is in the hands of a jury. Then-31-year-old Joe Dorantes, also known as Seeks, ended the lives of 44-year-old Juan Garcia of Perris and his

    Ruby Gonzales
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  • Theft

    Police arrest driver of stolen vehicle at gunpoint in Norwalk

    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 reported stolen, they stopped the man, who parked the vehicle in the parking lot of the Denny’s Restaurant on Pioneer Boulevard near Imperial Highway, said Lt. Jeff Dusky of the sheriff’s Norwalk station. While the man...

    Christopher Yee
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  • Counterfeiting goods

    Thousands of fake hoverboards seized in Santa Fe Springs

    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 3,000 of the fake toys One person was briefly detained during the raid but was released. The owner of the company storing the hoverboards was not at the location, according to a Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department statement.

    By Josh Cain jcain@scng.com @joshpcain on Twitter|

  • Homicide

    Suspect in Jeffrey Tidus homicide case in Rolling Hills Estates linked to Las Vegas killing

    A business owner sought in the ambush slaying of Rolling Hills Estates attorney Jeffrey Tidus and home-invasion killing of one his own employees in Whittier has been linked to another homicide in Las Vegas, investigators said Monday. Richard Henry Wall, 64, has been upgraded from “person of interest” in the slayings to actual suspect, although he is...

    Larry Altman
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  • Crime

    Police chase starts in Rancho Cucamonga, ends in Pasadena

    PASADENA >> A suspect in a truck hauling a small trailer reported stolen out of Pico Rivera led law enforcement officers on Monday on a nearly two-hour chase that began in San Bernardino County and ended in Pasadena. San Bernardino County sheriff’s deputies began chasing the Ford pickup with a shell about 12:45 p.m. in Rancho Cucamonga and California Highway Patrol officers took over the pursuit as the suspect head west into Los Angeles County. The suspect drove on...

    By City News Service|

  • News

    LA residents put life on “pause” to watch a high-speed chase that ended in Pasadena

    Police were chasing a suspect who had reportedly stolen a truck across the San Gabriel Valley on Monday. As usual, most of LA tuned in to watch the chase unfold. The suspect, who was driving a truck and pulling a trailer surrendered in Pasadena. If you’re reading this on a mobile device, use this link for the full story.

    Maria Cavassuto Pasadena Star News|

  • Crime

    Former South Bay defense engineer caught in spy sting gets 5 years in prison

    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...

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  • Animal cruelty

    State wants to prosecute man who killed deer with bow and arrow in Monrovia

    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...

    By City News Service|

  • Shootings

    Man shot while doing yard work in Norwalk

    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.

    Brian Day
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  • Criminal investigations

    France: Acid attack on 4 US tourists not seen as terror act

    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...

    BY PHILIPPE SOTTO Associated Press|

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