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Police arrest two Downey residents found with stolen car, meth, credit cards in Rowland Heights

By Stephanie K. Baer|

AK-47 Bandit, linked to Chino bank robbery, arrested in Nebraska; bombs found in Montana home

HELENA, Mont. >> Federal agents found homemade bombs in the Montana home of a man they suspect is the “AK-47 Bandit,” who is wanted for a string of bank robberies, including one in Chino, and is accused of shooting at a Kansas stat...

By MATT VOLZ Associated Press|


  • Arrests

    More than 3,000 pounds of illegal fireworks seized in Downey; 2 arrested

    Downey police this week confiscated more than 3,000 pounds of illegal fireworks after a tip led them to an ad for the explosives on the listing site Craigslist. Jose Zepeda, 37, of Downey, was arrested on suspicion of selling fireworks in excess of 100 pounds, a felony, police said in a statement Saturday. Also arrested was Juan Zepeda, 36, of Downey, on suspicion of selling illegal fireworks, a misdemeanor, police said. The men were caught after Downey investigators...

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  • Homicide

    Father of missing South Pasadena boy arrested in Las Vegas on suspicion of murder

    SOUTH PASADENA >> Detectives on Friday arrested the father of a 5-year-old South Pasadena boy missing for two months on suspicion of the child’s murder, authorities said. Detectives with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department arrested 35-year-old Aramazd Andressian, Sr. of South Pasadena Friday afternoon in Las Vegas on suspicion of killing his son,

    Brian Day

  • Crimes against children

    Whittier man sentenced to six years in state prison for molesting 7-year-old girl

    A Whittier man was sentenced Friday to six years in state prison for sexually assaulting a 7-year-old girl at a Commerce aquatic center, authorities said. Steven Matthew Garcia, 28, pleaded guilty to one felony count of lewd act upon a child and one misdemeanor count of indecent exposure, said Greg Risling, a spokesman for the Los Angeles County district attorney, in a statement. He was also ordered to register as a sex offender for life. In January, Garcia

    Sandra T. Molina

  • Homicide

    Boyfriend is ‘person of interest’ in Compton woman’s death

    COMPTON — A Compton woman who may have been strangled was pronounced dead today at a hospital, and her live-in boyfriend was detained as a “person of interest,” authorities said. Deputies went to the 12800 block of South Stoneacre Avenue at 2:23 a.m. on a medical emergency call, according to the sheriff’s...

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  • Terrorist attacks

    Officer stabbed in neck at Flint airport is recovering well

    FLINT, Mich. — The Flint, Michigan, airport officer stabbed in the neck during what authorities are investigating as a terrorist act is recovering well from a 12-inch “slash” that caused significant bleeding but spared major arteries and a nerve by “millimeters,” one of his doctors said Friday. Hurley Medical Center doctors said during a news conference that Bishop International Airport police Lt. Jeff Neville could be released from the hospital...

    By MIKE HOUSEHOLDER and JEFF KAROUB Associated Press|

  • Sexual assault

    USA Gymnastics doctor to stand trial on sex assault charges

    MASON, Mich. — A judge on Friday ordered a longtime doctor at Michigan State University and USA Gymnastics to stand trial on charges of sexually assaulting six young gymnasts who said he molested them while they were seeking treatment for various injuries. Judge Donald Allen Jr. made his decision in Mason, Michigan, after hearing testimony from the gymnasts over two days and watching a police interview of the doctor, Larry Nassar. “He convinced these girls that this...

    By ED WHITE Associated Press|

  • Arrests

    Firearms, 14 kilos of suspected cocaine found during Pomona traffic stop, 2 arrested

    POMONA >> Two men were arrested in Pomona Thursday night after a search of their vehicle during a traffic stop turned up 14 kilograms of suspected cocaine and two loaded firearms, police said. Officers stopped the silver BMW X5 the two men were traveling in about 9 p.m. in the area of Garvey Avenue and the 60 Freeway for excessive speed and failing to signal, according to Pomona police Cpl. J. Martinez. The driver, identified as 48-year-old Raul Gonzalez of Pomona, did not...

    City News Service|

  • Police

    LAPD officer accused of sex with 15-year-old cadet oversaw equipment at station

    LOS ANGELES >> A 10-year Los Angeles police officer is now at the center of the department’s growing cadet program scandal. Robert Cain, 31, was taken into custody Thursday. He’s accused of having an unlawful sexual relationship with a 15-year-old cadet who was allegedly involved in stealing police cruisers, Chief Charlie Beck said during a news conference at police headquarters in downtown Los Angeles. Cain was an “equipment room operator,”...

    Brian Day

  • Crime News

    Man caught with bag of powerful weapons while publicly urinating at Pasadena Gold Line station

    PASADENA >> What began as an investigation into public urination at a Pasadena Gold Line station on Wednesday led deputies to seize two guns, high-capacity magazines, suppressors and a machete from the suspect’s duffel bag, authorities said. Deputies first approached a man about 9 a.m. after spotting a man relieving himself in a planter along the sidewalk outside the Sierra Madre Villa Gold Line Station at

    Brian Day

  • Fourth of July

    Long Beach police crack down on illegal fireworks with multiple arrests

    In an effort to crack down on fireworks, the Long Beach Police Department conducted several investigations this week into the sale and possession of fireworks within city limits. All fireworks are illegal in the city. Officers made a number arrests, issued citations and confiscated thousands of dollars worth of high-powered fireworks, officials announced Wednesday. Narcotics, as well as two handguns and currency, were also seized. Among the larger incidents occurred Saturday at...

    By Press-Telegram staff|

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