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‘Major developments’ in case of Kristin Smart’s 1996 disappearance; San Pedro man has been investigation’s focus

Major developments in the investigation of the 1996 disappearance of Kristin Smart will be announced Tuesday afternoon, April 13, the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Department said. The man who for years officials have described as a person of interest in the case has lived in San Pedro for 10 years. Officials are scheduled to discuss the developments during a 2 p.m. press conference. Investigators searched the home of the person of interest, Paul Flores, last year and his father’s home in Arr...
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Sheriff speaking today about Tiger Woods crash investigation; media report says speed was cause

LOS ANGELES — Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva has changed plans and decided to provide an update Wednesday morning on the investigation into the February crash that seriously injured pro golfer Tiger Woods. Last Wednesday, Villanueva announced the investigation into the Rancho Palos Verdes rollover crash had been completed — but that details were being withheld due to privacy issues. “A cause has been determined, the investigation has concluded,” Villanueva said at the time. “However,...
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Video shows man fighting with deputies in Canyon Country; probe launched

A use-of-force investigation was underway Wednesday, March 31, after video surfaced on social media of two Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies from the Santa Clarita Valley Station struggling to take a man into custody on suspicion of package theft. The incident occurred about 6:20 p.m. Tuesday near Jakes Way and Danielson Street, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said. “As they neared the location, they encountered a man walking with a package,” a Sheriff’s Department statement said...
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1 deputy killed, 1 deputy hurt in related crashes on I-5 Freeway in East LA

An off-duty Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputy driving on the I-5 Freeway in East Los Angeles was killed Sunday, March 28, when a tire crashed into his windshield, authorities said, and another deputy in a different car was injured in a related collision. Jeffrey McKee, 35, of Norco died from blunt head trauma, according to the coroner’s office. “We are deeply saddened with this tragic loss of Deputy Jeff McKee,” James Wheeler, president of the Association for Los Angeles Deputy Sheriffs, said ...
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Long Beach murder suspect arrested in O.C. after being mistakenly released from jail

A murder suspect mistakenly released from jail earlier this month was arrested on Monday in Cypress, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. #LASD MCB Fugitive Task Force investigators, along w/ @nUSA_USMS and members of @LBPD collaborated on the re-capture of Murder Suspect Steven Manzo. https://t.co/U6CKDlhyHv pic.twitter.com/LCy2Dw625r — LA County Sheriffs (@LASDHQ) March 30, 2021 Steven Manzo, 24, of Hawaiian Gardens was arrested and charged a year ago in the July 26, 2...
Tags: News, Atlanta, Sport, Soccer, Santiago, Long Beach, Cypress, Homicide, Nissan, U S Marshals Service, Fontana, Sheriff s Department, Bell Gardens, City News Service, Los Angeles County Sheriff s Department, Buena Park


Investigator: Mom’s neglect contributed to deaths of 2 children, grandmother in fire near Lake Elsinore

As Devinn Elysse Fisher’s 1-year-old twins and 2-year-old son watched television on Jan. 25 in the garage where they lived at a home near Lake Elsinore, Fisher, who had methamphetamine in her system, sat outside in her SUV with her boyfriend, who himself was getting high, a sworn declaration written by a Riverside County sheriff’s investigator said. The temperature that day maxed out at 49 degrees, according to weather records. The children were being kept warm by a space heater held on top of a...
Tags: News, Atlanta, Sport, Soccer, Homicide, Riverside County, Becker, Fisher, Superior Court, Fontana, Sheriff s Department, Exum, Lake Elsinore, Encino, Lakeland Village, Cal Fire Riverside County Fire Department


Sheriff Villanueva sues LA County to stop inspector general subpoena for interview over deputy gangs

Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva is refusing to honor an inspector general subpoena to have him sit down for an hour and a half to answer questions about deputy gangs within the Sheriff’s Department, calling the interview “intrusive” and the request “too broad” and “harassing” in court documents. Inspector General Max Huntsman filed the subpoena for the 90 minute meeting on March 2, after the sheriff turned down an email request he made in January. At the time, Villanueva responded say...
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California jail, prison inmates now eligible for coronavirus vaccine

Inmates in California jails and prisons — regardless of age or health — will be eligible for the coronavirus vaccine under updated guidelines released this week by the state Department of Public Health. The new guidelines, from Monday, March 15, open vaccinations for individuals in “congregate residential setting(s),” including jails, prisons, immigration detention centers, behavioral health facilities and homeless shelters. “These settings are at high risk for outbreaks and have a concentration...
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Vanessa Bryant Names Cops Who Took & Shared Graphic Photos of Kobe, Gianna Helicopter Crash Site

Vanessa Bryant has released the names of the four Los Angeles County Sherriff’s deputies who allegedly took and shared unauthorized graphic photos of the devastating helicopter crash that killed her husband, daughter and seven other people. In an Instagram post Wednesday (Mar. 17), Vanessa shared images of court documents from the lawsuit she filed against Los Angeles County, the sheriff’s department, the county fire department, and the four deputies in question. The screenshots revealed the ide...
Tags: Celebs, Instagram, California, Cops, Sports, Los Angeles, Lawsuits, Pop Culture, Jazz, Kobe Bryant, Police Officers, Southern California, Los Angeles County, Norwalk, Bryant, Department


The Dystopian Gods of the Here & Now Are In Charge & All Must Obey, Or Else

Joe Biden signing one Executive Order after another, despite during the Presidential campaign calling rule by Executive Order that of a dictatorship. IMG NRA-ILA USA – -(AmmoLand.com)- We are deep in the second full month of Joe Biden’s Presidency and the changes that are being made to America through one executive order after another show exactly what many patriots were afraid of. An unchecked dictator with a coordinated cover-up effort between the mainstream media, the Democrat party, big t...
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As catalytic converter thefts skyrocket in Southern California, police promote tactics to fight back

Thefts of catalytic converters from vehicles have skyrocketed during the pandemic, prompting a more aggressive response from Southern California police agencies in warning car owners about the crime and helping them to fight back. The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department held an Etch and Catch event at its Carson station on Feb. 20. (Photo by Chuck Bennett, Contributing Photographer) The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department held an Etch and Catch event at its Carson station on Feb....
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LA County rise in deputy-involved shootings, inmate deaths, spurs added calls for sheriff transparency

Los Angeles County’s top watchdog on Tuesday, March 9, voiced concern to leaders over rising numbers of inmate deaths and deputy-involved shootings, saying they are troubling trends for the Sheriff’s Department, which has pushed back on demands for transparency. “Even if you leave out COVID, this year had more (in-custody) deaths than previously,” said Inspector General Max Huntsman, whose office is tasked with oversight of the department and other county offices. “And out on the street, the num...
Tags: News, Sport, Soccer, Police Shooting, OIG, Los Angeles County, Norwalk, Lancaster, Board of Supervisors, LA County, HUNTSMAN, Sheriff s Department, UCLA Medical Center, Sylmar, VILLANUEVA, Mark Ridley Thomas


Chatsworth man arrested, accused of impersonating a police officer in Moorpark

Following a DUI investigation, a Chatsworth man was arrested after allegedly being found with equipment and identification attempting to impersonate a police officer and more than two pounds of marijuana. Robert Cassano, 53, was arrested on Tuesday, March 2, on suspicion of impersonating an officer, DUI and various drug possession and sales charges, according to the Ventura County Sheriff’s Department. He was being held in lieu of $200,000 bail. Around 12:27 p.m., someone reported a man sounding...
Tags: News, California, Police, Sport, Soccer, Chatsworth, Lapd, Ventura County, Public Safety, Cassano, Sheriff s Department, Moorpark, Top Stories LADN, Drug-related Crime, Los Angeles Avenue, Crime and Public Safety


Kobe Bryant’s widow asks court to publish names of deputies who took photos of fatal helicopter crash site

By Artemis Moshtaghian and Dakin Andone | CNN Vanessa Bryant has asked a US court to publicly name four Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies she claims took or shared pictures of the remains of her late husband, basketball legend Kobe Bryant, their daughter and seven others killed in the January 2020 helicopter crash. The request comes as part of Bryant’s federal lawsuit against Los Angeles County and the sheriff’s department, which seeks damages, claiming negligence and invasion of privacy. A...
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Alleged ghost gun maker arrested in Van Nuys, weapons seized in Hollywood

Detectives in Van Nuys tracked a man suspected of making and selling ghost guns to gang members and arrested him on Friday, serving a search warrant that yielded a cache of weapons and weapon manufacturing equipment. Los Angeles Police Department officials said they arrested 30-year-old Dalton Costahaude on Feb. 26, accusing him of one count of possessing an assault weapon and other weapons violations. According to Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department booking records, Costahaude was arrested ...
Tags: Hollywood, News, Shooting, Guns, Police, Sport, Soccer, Nevada, Lapd, Los Angeles Police Department, San Fernando Valley, Sheriff s Department, Van Nuys, Los Angeles County Sheriff s Department, Saugus High School, Top Stories LADN


No evidence Tiger Woods was impaired during crash, LA County sheriff says

Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva said Wednesday, Feb. 24, there was no evidence Tiger Woods was impaired when he crashed the SUV he was driving the day before on a stretch of road in Rancho Palos Verdes known for frequent accidents. “No evidence of impairment whatsoever. He was lucid,” Villanueva said in a live stream on Facebook with reporters and members of the public Wednesday morning. “This is what it is – an accident.” The stretch of Hawthorne Boulevard where Woods’ vehicle rolled...
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L.A. County sheriff searches offices of LA Metro, oversight board member in criminal probe

Los Angeles County sheriff’s detectives this week searched the headquarters of L.A. Metro and the offices of a nonprofit run by a civilian oversight commissioner critical of the department’s leadership, sheriff’s officials announced Friday. Detectives served warrants for unspecified records at both locations on Thursday, Feb. 18, but a spokesperson declined to provide details about the nature of the probe. “The search warrant was signed by a judge, and partially sealed, in connection to an ongoi...
Tags: Transportation, News, California, Office, Sport, Fox, Soccer, Local News, Metro, Los Angeles County, Board of Supervisors, LA County, San Fernando Valley, Sheriff s Department, Loew, VILLANUEVA


Public defenders plead for COVID-19 vaccination priority as criminal trials begin to resume

As courthouses across Southern California begin to resume jury trials to tackle a backlog of criminal cases, public defenders are pushing state and county health officials to move them up the priority list for coronavirus vaccines. Since December, public defenders in Los Angeles, Riverside, San Bernardino, Santa Clara and San Luis Obispo counties, among others, have banded together and sent letters to Mark Ghaly, secretary of the state Health and Human Services Agency, pleading to  be included o...
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25-year LASD veteran dies from COVID-19

A 25-year veteran Los Angeles County Sheriff’s deputy and school resource officer died after battling COVID-19, the Sheriff’s Department reported Monday. Pedro Romo died on Sunday, Feb. 14, from a COVID-19 related illness. Our @LASDHQ family received sorrowful news. Deputy Pedro Romo, a 25yr veteran of #LASD, passed away yesterday from a COVID related illness. He transferred to @SCVSheriff in 2004 & has been Valencia High School's SRO for the last 13yrs. Please keep his loved ones in your p...
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SoCalGas, LA County sheriff tussle over helipad at Villanueva’s La Habra Heights home

Last week, a La Habra Heights resident called the city to complain about digging equipment that was removing a small hill near a road leading up to property owned by SoCalGas. When the city reached out to the company on Fed. 3 to tell them to stop and get a permit, SoCalGas said they didn’t know about any work being done there. In fact, it turns out the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department was doing the work, and that Sheriff Alex Villanueva lives just on the other side of the road. In a ceas...
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LASD says land near Sheriff Alex Villanueva’s house was cleared of brush for possible emergency helicopter landing

LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department today denied a report saying a plot of land situated near Sheriff Alex Villanueva’s La Habra Heights home was being cleared to build a helipad without the owner’s approval. In a statement, the department said the report by the Los Angeles Times claiming it was performing construction on the land without authorization was “erroneous.” The newspaper reported Wednesday crews had begun grading an area that sits above Villanueva’s house and br...
Tags: News, Protest, Police, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, The Times, Times, Orange, Lapd, Los Angeles Times, Hawthorne, Sheriff s Department, Van Nuys, Los Angeles County Sheriff s Department, VILLANUEVA


New Los Angeles County Sheriff’s task force aims to get unpaid wages to cheated workers

A new task force aims to crack down on the roughly $1.35 billion in wages stolen from workers every year in Los Angeles and collect delinquent penalties won against thousands of companies found responsible for underpaying their employees, Sheriff Alex Villanueva announced Tuesday, Feb. 9. The Sheriff’s Wage Theft Task Force will investigate reports of unfair compensation by businesses throughout Los Angeles County, where employers steal about $26.2 million in earned pay from workers each week. T...
Tags: News, Theft, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Orange, Bell, Los Angeles County, Gonzalez, California Labor, LA County, Sheriff s Department, VILLANUEVA, National Guard Armory, California Labor Commission, Labor Commission


Sheriff Villanueva will send personnel to parole hearings because DA won’t

In a letter to Los Angeles County’s top prosecutor, Sheriff Alex Villanueva questioned why deputy district attorneys have been barred from attending parole hearings and vowed that representatives from his department would appear on behalf of victims’ families to give them “a voice.” Villanueva wrote in the letter to District Attorney George Gascon, who took office Dec. 7, that the Sheriff’s Department has traditionally written letters expressing public safety concerns when a prisoner is schedule...
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Woman fears LA County DA’s new policies will thwart justice in son’s cold-case killing

Connie Vargo keeps the yellowed newspaper clippings neatly tucked away in a photo album, only retrieving them when she is asked to relive a parent’s worst nightmare. “We never really get them out and look at them,” she told a reporter of the old articles, replete with screaming headlines such as “Worker discovers body of missing boy” and “The cruelty that lasts a lifetime.” “We’ve kept them because the event changed our lives forever.” Kenneth Kaston Rasmuson after his arrest in Idaho in 2015...
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LA County formally outlines ways supervisors could remove sheriff

Los Angeles County’s supervisors heard a report Tuesday, Jan. 26, on four possible legal strategies for removing Sheriff Alex Villaneuva from his elected post. But it was not clear, however, if the board would pursue any of them. The report was requested last year amid tension with the county’s top law officer over what leaders called an “alarming” lack of transparency in his department. No action was taken on the report, but it foreshadowed a potential showdown — either at the ballot box or in ...
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LASD watchdog pushes for coroner’s inquests in all deputy shootings

By ELIZABETH MARCELLINO Los Angeles County civilian oversight commissioners Thursday pressed the coroner to set a policy to conduct inquests into all deaths involving deputy shootings, a matter he said would not be decided until sometime after an upcoming hearing. In November, Los Angeles County held its first inquest in more than 30 years involving the death of 18-year-old Andres Guardado, who was fatally shot by a deputy near Gardena. That inquest upheld a previous conclusion by the coroner’s ...
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Findings of inquest into the death of Andres Guardado are released

The findings of an inquest into the death of 18-year-old Andres Guardado, who was killed near Gardena during a June encounter with two sheriff’s deputies, were released Friday evening. The four-page report, prepared by retired Justice Candace Cooper, who has served on the California Court of Appeals, does not offer any information not already known to the public and concludes that the teen died by multiple gunshot wounds on June 18 in a driveway at 420 West Redondo Boulevard. Guardado’s death “w...
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‘They’ve been hidden too long’: report details LA Sheriff’s deputy gangs and violence toward communities of color

For the past several years, Sean Kennedy, a Loyola law professor and his students noticed a troubling pattern forming within the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department and its well-documented deputy gang problem. A sheriff downplays or denies the problem of the deputy cliques. A scandal erupts, usually from a lawsuit or reporting by the Los Angeles Times, exposing one of the deputy gangs and alleged misconduct like lying in court or during investigations. The sheriff pledges to investigate the ...
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