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2 women wanted in Glendale-area package thefts caught on camera

Two women are wanted in connection with two separate package thefts from homes in the Glendale area — and both crimes were caught on video, police said Friday. The ...

By Wes Woods|

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  • News

    How California’s ‘sanctuary state’ bill would further limit ICE’s ability to arrest immigrants

    About a dozen immigration agents huddled just before dawn outside an Ace Hardware store in Jurupa Valley, a semi-rural city in Riverside County. They were equipped with firearms, protective vests and intelligence on the morning routines of the six men they were seeking. It was 4 a.m. Thursday, June 22, and many of the men would soon be on their way to work or coming home from a night shift. One by one, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, or ICE, officers discussed...

  • Theft

    Burbank teens plead no contest to stealing packages from homes

    Two 18-year-old men from Burbank pleaded no contest Wednesday to stealing packages from two homes in Burbank, authorities said. The theft was reported at 3:10 p.m. Tuesday on the 600 block of South Griffith Park Drive, the Burbank Police Department said. A witness had reported seeing two men stealing the packages and running from the area. Police detained Sage Del Castillo and Angel Herrera, who admitted they had stolen the packages from nearby homes, and arrested them.

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  • Hit-and-run

    Driver wanted in Lancaster hit and run that critically injured girl, 11

    A 25-year-old man is wanted in connection with a hit-and-run crash earlier this week in Lancaster that left an 11-year-old girl in critical condition, authorities said Thursday. The collision involving two vehicles occurred around 12:01 a.m. Tuesday at 20th Street East and Lancaster Boulevard, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said. An 11-year-old girl, authorities added, was a passenger in a vehicle involved in the crash and is currently listed in critical...

    Wes Woods
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  • Homicide

    Burned body found in Granada Hills ID’d as wife of man accused of her murder

    A woman burned beyond recognition in a Granada Hills homeless encampment last month has been identified as the wife of a man accused of stabbing her to death. Sandra Velasco, 52, was pronounced dead in the 11400 block of Balboa Boulevard at 11:11 a.m. on June 20, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s spokesman Ed Winter. Her husband, Hector Veloz, 46, was charged with murdering her nine days later by the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s office after she...

    Wes Woods
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  • Legal proceedings

    ‘Juice’ will be loose: OJ Simpson granted parole in robbery

    LOVELOCK, Nev. >> O.J. Simpson was granted parole Thursday after more than eight years in prison for a Las Vegas hotel-room heist, successfully making his case for freedom in a nationally televised hearing that reflected America’s enduring fascination with the former football star. Simpson, 70, could be released as early as Oct. 1. By then, he will have served the minimum of his nine-to-33-year sentence for a bungled attempt to snatch sports memorabilia he claimed had been...

    By Ken Ritter Associated Press|

  • Shootings

    Lancaster man shot while trying to prevent robbery by shirtless gunman

    LANCASTER — A man in his 40s was shot and wounded in Lancaster when he interfered with an attempt to rob his roommate, authorities said today. It happened around 10:05 p.m. Wednesday in the 1500 block of East Avenue J3, where the victim’s roommate was standing in front of their residence and was approached by a robber, said Lt. Dan Nagelmann of the Sheriff’s Lancaster Station. As the roommate ran away from the robber, the victim came outside and the gunman...

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  • Shootings

    Gang member killed by shot to the head in South LA

    LOS ANGELES — A man was shot and killed in South Los Angeles, authorities said today. Police received a report of a man down around 11:30 p.m. Wednesday in the area of 62nd and San Pedro streets, said Officer S. Infante of the Los Angeles Police Department’s Newton Division. Arriving officers found the victim, estimated to be in his late teens or early 20s, dead on the street, she said. The man, who was reported to be a known gang-member, died from a gunshot wound...

    City News Service|

  • Arrests

    Don’t rush to judgment over video of flower seller’s arrest, Perris mayor urges

    Perris Mayor Michael Vargas said it’s crucial not to jump to conclusions when viewing a 43-second video clip of a Riverside County Sheriff”s deputy taking down a woman who was selling flowers outside the Perris High School graduation in June.“A lot of times judgment is passed based on a quick video or a quick statement,” said Vargas, a retired police sergeant. “You have to look at all sides.”“I have to stay neutral until this...

    Alejandra Molina
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  • Arrests

    Video of Riverside County Sheriff’s deputy taking down Fontana woman selling flowers shared widely on social media

    Riverside County Sheriff’s officials are looking into a widely shared video clip that shows a deputy taking down a woman selling flowers at the Perris High School graduation about 6 p.m. June 6. The woman in the video is trying to get away from the deputy, who grabs her by the hair and forces her to the ground. He covers her mouth with one hand and then twists and places her arm behind her back. “Why don’t you get the gang members!” she screams in...

    Alejandra Molina
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  • Funerals and memorial services

    Community mourns slain South Pasadena boy at memorial in Arcadia

    ARCADIA >> Hundreds of community members rallied around the family of a 5-year-old South Pasadena boy found dead, allegedly at the hands of his father, after going missing for two months. Many don’t know the family personally, but they were moved just the same to attend a memorial at the Los Angeles County Arboretum and Botanic Garden on Wednesday, which served as an outlet for the community to mourn Aramazd “Piqui” Andressian Jr. one day after

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