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Man accused of San Fernando Valley sexual assaults of teens he met online

NORTH HOLLYWOOD — Authorities sought the public’s help Wednesday in finding possible additional victims of a man who has been arrested on suspicion of sexually assaulting teens he met online. Princeton Bloome, 22, was arrested June 25 on suspicion of sexual assault and faces possible felony charges, the Los Angeles Police Department reported. “Bloome would seek out minor children online and pose as a 17-year-old,” an LAPD statement said. “He used false identities and fabricated stories about his...
Tags: News, Sexual Assault, Office, Sport, Soccer, Local News, Lapd, Ron Jeremy, Los Angeles County, Los Angeles Police Department, CSUN, San Fernando Valley, Topanga, West Los Angeles, North Hollywood, Bloome


Man ordered to complete mental health treatment after pleading no contest to CSUN sexual assaults

SAN FERNANDO — A 28-year-old man pleaded no contest Wednesday to charges that he sexually battered two women at Cal State Northridge a day apart in November 2018. Peter Wei was ordered to complete a year in a residential mental health program, register as a sex offender for life, wear a GPS monitoring device for a year and serve five years on probation following his plea to two felony counts of sexual battery by restraint. A five-year state prison sentence that was suspended may be imposed if We...
Tags: News, Sexual Assault, Sport, Soccer, Ron Jeremy, Los Angeles County, San Fernando, CSUN, Wei, Cal State Northridge, North Hollywood, Top Stories OCR, Golden State Killer, Peter Wei, Crime and Public Safety, Myle Phan Both


Alleged Valley rapist to stand trial in Topanga and North Hollywood cases

VAN NUYS — A man accused of raping a 17-year-old girl in the Topanga area in 2018 and a 22-year-old woman in a North Hollywood parking garage last year was ordered to stand trial in both cases, the District Attorney’s Office announced Monday. Allen Dante Villarreal, 27, was held to answer Friday to allegations that he raped a woman after knocking her unconscious in March 2019. The defendant allegedly approached her as she was walking to her car, then got into the vehicle to attack her. After the...
Tags: News, Sexual Assault, Office, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Local News, Villarreal, Ron Jeremy, Topanga, Van Nuys, North Hollywood, Encino, Top Stories LADN, Golden State Killer, Crime and Public Safety


Inmate killed in Los Angeles Men’s Central Jail cell identified

Coroner’s officials identified a man over the weekend who died in his cell at the Men’s Central Jail in Los Angeles on Thursday, Aug. 20, and have ruled his death a homicide. The inmate was found unresponsive with trauma to his upper torso at 12:02 a.m., Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Deputy Juanita Navarro said in an email. Medical staff and Los Angeles Fire Department personnel attempted to save his life, but he died as a result of his injuries. He was later identified as Dan Santiago, 35. Autho...
Tags: News, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Homicide, Local News, Lapd, West Hollywood, Santa Clarita, Los Angeles County, Navarro, Pacoima, Los Angeles Fire Department, Men s Central Jail, Jails, Juanita Navarro


Victims want Golden State Killer sent to toughest prison

By DON THOMPSON SACRAMENTO  — Victims of California serial killer and rapist Joseph DeAngelo want him locked away in a distant maximum security prison with other inmates since he isn’t going to spend the rest of his life on death row. But they may not hold much sway over where the 74-year-old former police officer known as the Golden State Killer is imprisoned after he is sentenced Friday. State corrections officials said they must make their own evaluation about where and how DeAngelo can be ho...
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Rape victims confront Golden State Killer in court, as sentencing hearings begin

Early rape victims of the Golden State Killer got their long-awaited opportunity to confront him in court on Tuesday, Aug. 18, at the start of a series of sentencing hearings that are expected to end with a judge ordering him to spend the rest of his life behind bars. Women described the sadistic sexual assaults they or their loved ones suffered at the hands of Joseph DeAngelo more than 40 years ago – and the trauma that has trailed them ever since. DeAngelo, a former police officer turned seria...
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Relatives of Noah Cuatro, Palmdale boy allegedly tortured and slain, sue L.A. County

LOS ANGELES — Relatives of a 4-year-old Palmdale boy whose 2019 death was originally reported as a drowning but later led to a criminal indictment of his parents filed a wrongful death suit Wednesday against Los Angeles County. The Los Angeles Superior Court lawsuit stems from the death of Noah Cuatro. His great-grandmother, Evangelina Hernandez, brought the case on behalf of herself and the boy’s sister and two brothers, all minors. Hathaway-Sycamores Child and Family Services is named as an ad...
Tags: Lawsuit, News, Uncategorized, Los Angeles, Sport, Noah, Soccer, Homicide, Los Angeles County, Hernandez, Woodland Hills, DCFS, Palmdale, Children s Hospital Los Angeles, Pacoima, Department of Children and Family Services


Police: Girlfriend says she killed man found in burning Woodland Hills house

A dead man found inside a burning home in Woodland Hills on Monday had a “severe injury” to his throat, police said. A woman believed to be the man’s girlfriend later approached police at the scene and told them she killed him, then set the house on fire, Los Angeles Police Department officials said in a statement. The woman was arrested, but she has not been identified. The victim also has not been identified. An LAPD spokesman declined to give further details on the killing, and homicide detec...
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Home-invasion robbers hit Airbnb home in Fairfax District

LOS ANGELES — Home invasion robbers were on the loose Tuesday morning after they broke into a home in the Fairfax District where a party was being held and made off with personal items, police said. The robbery was reported around midnight on the 800 block of North Orange Grove Avenue, east of Fairfax Avenue, according to the Los Angeles Police Department. The victims were throwing a party at the home and posting pictures on social media when at least five armed men entered the home and took per...
Tags: Crime, News, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Glendale, Airbnb, Local News, Fairfax Avenue, Los Angeles Police Department, Hollywood Hills, San Quentin, Reseda, Fairfax District, Top Stories LADN, Golden State Killer


Man fatally shot on Pacoima street

PACOIMA — Authorities Monday sought public help in their search for the killer of a 29-year-old man who was shot in the back on a Pacoima street. The shooting was reported at 9:06 p.m. Sunday in the 12700 block of Mercer Street, near Borden Avenue, according to the Los Angeles Police Department. Officers found Ismael Gutierrez, of Pacoima, on the sidewalk. He was taken to a hospital, where he died, police said. Witnesses told officers they heard a car approach the victim, then at least one gunsh...
Tags: News, Shooting, California, Uncategorized, Walmart, Sport, Soccer, Homicide, Pacoima, Mercer Street, Top Stories LADN, Valley Bureau Homicide, Los Angeles Police Department Officers, Golden State Killer, Ismael Gutierrez, Crime + Public Safety


‘I saw the devil today’: Prosecutors, family members confront Golden State Killer in plea agreement hearing

For seven hours Monday, family members of the dozens of victims of the Golden State Killer listened while he croaked out his guilty pleas. With a plastic visor covering his face, Joseph James DeAngelo Jr. — mouth agape, seated between his attorneys and dressed in an orange jail jumpsuit, sitting behind a table on top of a stage in the middle of a university ballroom — pleaded guilty to 13 murders and 13 kidnappings he committed over about 13 years across California. In case after case, DeAngelo,...
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Golden State Killer agrees to plea deal for 13 murders, numerous rapes

A plea deal for the accused Golden State Killer, requiring he admit to a series of rapes and murders that terrorized residents across California in the 1970s and 1980s, brings justice to those who have waited decades for one of the state’s most notorious killers to be sentenced, a prosecutor told a judge on Monday. Joseph DeAngelo, a former police officer who was arrested in 2018 after authorities identified him through DNA, appeared before his surviving victims and the relatives of those he is ...
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Accused Golden State Killer expected to plead guilty today

The man accused of being the Golden State Killer, who carried out a series of rapes and murders that terrorized residents across California in the 1970s and 1980s, is expected to plead guilty to dozens of crimes Monday, June 29, in a court hearing in Sacramento. Joseph DeAngelo, a former police officer who was arrested in 2018 after authorities identified him through DNA as the notorious serial killer, is expected to appear before his surviving victims and the relatives of those he is accused of...
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California’s alleged Golden State Killer set to plead guilty

By DON THOMPSON SACRAMENTO — Forty years after a sadistic suburban rapist terrorized California in what investigators later realized were a series of linked assaults and slayings, a 74-year-old former police officer is expected to plead guilty Monday to being the elusive Golden State Killer. The deal will spare Joseph James DeAngelo Jr. any chance of the death penalty for 13 murders and 13 kidnapping-related charges spanning six counties. In partial return, survivors of the assaults that spanned...
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California governor pardons 13, commutes 21 sentences

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — California Gov. Gavin Newsom has pardoned 13 former prisoners, including three whose immigration status may benefit from the decision. He also commuted the sentences of 21 current inmates, including several who killed their victims and had been serving life-without-parole sentences. Sophea Om, 37, was deported to Cambodia in 2011, where she now is a teacher. She sought the pardon to aid her bid to return to the United States, where her 16-year-old U.S. citizen son still liv...
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Man convicted of killing Reseda woman in 1990 dies at San Quentin while on death row

A 71-year-old man on death row for raping and killing a Reseda woman in 1990 was found dead this week in his single-occupant cell at San Quentin State Prison, authorities said on Friday. Richard Eugene Stitely had been on death row since 1992 for strangling to death 47-year-old Carol Unger, a wife and a mother, on Jan. 19, 1990, according to the state’s Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation. The prison staff, which found Stitely unresponsive just before 8:40 p.m. Wednesday, June 24, provi...
Tags: Crime, News, Sport, Soccer, Compton, Department of Corrections, Sun Valley, Marin County, San Quentin State Prison, LA County, Unger, San Quentin, North Hollywood, Reseda, Holly Andres, Top Stories LADN


Earlier fireworks season means more hazards, headaches for first responders and residents

Rather than wait for the Fourth of July, many Southern California residents are blowing off quarantine steam by blowing up mostly-illegal fireworks — earlier than ever, shaken neighbors say. The trend has heightened concerns among those who have to endure the relentless, home-rattling blasts in their streets, police who find it hard to quell lawbreakers and medical workers who must deal with at times horrific consequences. Many cities, because of coronavirus social-distancing concerns, have canc...
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Hearing fireworks in your neighborhood? You’re not alone.

Rather than wait for the Fourth of July, many Southern California residents are blowing off quarantine steam by blowing up mostly-illegal fireworks — earlier than ever, shaken neighbors say. The trend has heightened concerns among those who have to endure the relentless, home-rattling blasts in their streets, police who find it hard to quell lawbreakers and medical workers who must deal with at times horrific consequences. Many cities, because of coronavirus social-distancing concerns, have canc...
Tags: Facebook, News, Los Angeles, Sport, Marine, Soccer, Arizona, Long Beach, Nevada, Vietnam, Disneyland, Local News, Orange County, Riverside County, Public Safety, Southern California


OC sheriff’s investigators smuggled boxes of evidence in Golden State Killer case to book author, attorney says

Orange County sheriff’s investigators smuggled boxes of statewide evidence on the Golden State Killer to a true-crime author in 2016, foreshadowing an internal audit that showed the agency had systemic problems mishandling such evidence, court papers show. Detectives assisted now-deceased author Michelle McNamara in carrying out a preplanned “heist” of evidence from department headquarters, helping McNamara and her co-worker sneak 37 boxes and two bins of Golden State Killer evidence past the un...
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How Michelle McNamara’s obsession to catch a serial killer led to HBO’s ‘I’ll Be Gone in the Dark’

On the very first night of filming for the HBO series “I’ll Be Gone In The Dark,” documentary filmmaker Liz Garbus trailed Patton Oswalt to a Chicago suburb where the actor-comedian headlined an event for his late wife Michelle McNamara’s true-crime book of the same name. At the same time at a house just outside Sacramento, police were swooping in to arrest a man they believed to be the notorious serial killer and rapist who was the subject of McNamara’s “I’ll Be Gone In The Dark: One Woman’s Ob...
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Man accused of being ‘Golden State Killer’ to plead guilty

By DON THOMPSON SACRAMENTO — A man accused of being the rapist and killer who terrorized California residents in the 1970s and 1980s has agreed to plead guilty to dozens of crimes in return for being spared the death penalty, a law enforcement source and a victim’s relative said Monday. Joseph DeAngelo, a former police officer accused of being the Golden State Killer, is expected to plead guilty on June 29 and be sentenced in August to life without the possibility of parole after the surviving v...
Tags: News, California, Court, Sacramento, Sport, Soccer, Sacramento County, Homicide, Air Force, Orange County, Gavin Newsom, Santa Cruz, Keith, Burbank, Lancaster, Patti


Exclusive: The woman behind the scenes who helped capture the Golden State Killer

“How sure are you?” the FBI agent asked Barbara Rae-Venter. “As long as we have all the descendants in the family tree, then I’m sure,” the retired intellectual property attorney and genetic genealogist told him. About a week later, on April 25, Joseph DeAngelo was arrested; he has since been charged with 13 counts of murder and 13 counts of kidnapping. Investigators say the 72-year-old Citrus Heights man, a former police officer, is the Golden State Killer, the notorious serial murderer and rap...
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Golden State Killer suspect’s case will play out in Sacramento courtroom

SANTA ANA  – The case of Joseph DeAngelo – who prosecutors accuse of being the serial killer and rapist known as the Golden State Killer – will play out in a Sacramento County courtroom, prosecutors announced in a unified front on Tuesday from an Orange County news conference. He was previously charged with 13 counts of murder for slayings that occurred across the state beginning in 1974, and on Tuesday an amended complaint with all of the charges was filed in that Northern California courthouse...
Tags: News, Sacramento, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Sacramento County, San Diego, Santa Barbara County, Orange County, Ventura County, Northern California, Orange County District Attorney s Office, Citrus Heights, DeAngelo, Tulare County, Orange Riverside


Man suspected in North Hollywood attack confesses to six more murders, newspaper reports

Danueal Drayton, 27, of Connecticut, who is suspected of killing a nurse and raping another women in New York, is facing charges of attempted murder, forcible rape, false imprisonment by violence and sexual penetration by a foreign object in connection with an attack on a North Hollywood woman. He has confessed to as many as six additional murders, the New York Daily News reported. VAN NUYS — A man suspected of killing a nurse and raping another woman in New York and sexually assaulting and tr...
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LASD detectives say they have more information in Tristan Beaudette killing at Malibu Creek State Park

Sheriff’s detectives said Thursday they’ve made progress in their investigation into the mysterious shooting death of an Irvine man who was camping with his two daughters at Malibu Creek State Park last month. In a written statement, sheriff’s officials said detectives “have developed valuable information” about the killing of 35-year-old Tristan Beaudette at a campground in the state park near Calabasas. Detectives still did not have a motive for the killing or information about a possible susp...
Tags: News, Sport, Soccer, Homicide, Orange County, San Bernardino, Santa Ana, Irvine, Lawndale, Wu, Malibu Creek State Park, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories OCR, Golden State Killer, Crime + Public Safety, LA Supervisors


Family of convicted Orange County murderer believes Golden State Killer is real culprit

William Lee Evins, arrested in Texas for the murder of Joan Anderson, is seen in a March 1979 mugshot. SANTA ANA — A Laguna Beach attorney representing a man convicted of the 1979 rape and murder of a mother in Fountain Valley says he was wrongly accused and a check of the suspected Golden State Killer will vindicate him posthumously. William Lee Evins died in prison of a heart attack in 2013, but his family still wishes to clear his name, attorney Annee Della Donna said. Della Donna said she ...
Tags: Murder, Texas, News, Supreme Court, Office, Sacramento, Sport, Soccer, Homicide, Local News, Orange County, Anderson, Ventura, Keith, Irvine, Laguna Beach


California lawmakers pass $139 billion budget expanding help for poor

By JONATHAN J. COOPER The Associated Press SACRAMENTO, Calif. — State lawmakers approved a $139 billion budget Thursday that uses California’s massive surplus to boost funding for homeless programs, welfare, child care and universities while also socking some money into savings. The budget, which boosts spending 9 percent for the fiscal year beginning July 1, was approved with support mainly from Democrats. “We’ve done something pretty great for people in California,” said Sen. Connie Leyva, a D...
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DNA from suspect’s car in Hobby Lobby parking lot cracked Golden State Killer case, records show

SACRAMENTO — Detectives cracked the case of one of California’s most notorious criminals after detectives pulled DNA samples from Joseph James DeAngelo’s car door in a Hobby Lobby parking lot and from a used tissue found inside the trash can the 72-year-old wheeled to his curb earlier this year, according to court records unsealed Friday, June 1 by a judge. Sacramento County Superior Court Judge Michael Sweet unsealed nearly 200 pages of court records Friday afternoon from the file of the man su...
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How to make billions of dollars vanish in Afghan corruption

After nearly 17 years of war Afghanistan, it is apparent our nation-building efforts there have failed and will continue to fail. Earlier this month, Sen. Rand Paul, R-Kentucky, chaired a hearing of the Senate Subcommittee on Federal Spending Oversight and Emergency Management entitled “Afghanistan in Review: Oversight of U.S. Spending in Afghanistan.” With congressional appropriations approaching $900 billion for the ongoing war in Afghanistan, including about $126 billion for Afghanistan recon...
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Cárdenas case deserves full investigation

Rep. Tony Cárdenas, D-Panorama City, was not expected to have a tough fight for re-election in the east San Fernando Valley 29th District, but a lawsuit accusing him of child molestation, which he denies, may be changing the political landscape. The lawsuit alleges that in 2007, an unnamed elected official invited a 16-year-old girl to play golf with him at a Los Angeles country club, and while on the course, gave her water that had a “peculiar taste.” According to the lawsuit, the teen collapse...
Tags: Congress, Navy, California, Opinion, North Korea, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Editorials, House, Nancy Pelosi, Patty Lopez, Los Angeles City Council, Gavin Newsom, Los Angeles Superior Court, Pelosi



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