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July 9, 1999 |
Police in Mexico said Thursday that Dennis Albert Macchione, the Buena Park man accused of using a high-powered rifle to ambush cars and kill a Southern California woman, has led them to a hilltop where they recovered a rifle and shell casings. Macchione, 33, of Buena Park, has denied being the sniper and said an unidentified accomplice who escaped to the United States is to blame. However, Police Cmdr.
November 8, 1996 |
Five men believed to be involved in the August kidnapping of a Japanese business executive in Tijuana were arrested in the Mexican state of Sonora, authorities said Thursday. Police arrested the men Monday in the town of Agua Prieta after they allegedly spent U.S. dollars with serial numbers that matched the cash paid to free an abducted Chihuahua businessman in August, said Carlos Castillo, the deputy attorney general of Sonora.
November 28, 1992 |
A recent fiasco involving local rap artist-entrepreneur Neil (Trick) Westbrooks and a Tijuana nightclub has left Westbrooks thousands of dollars poorer and more than a little miffed. But, in this week of Thanksgiving, the 28-year-old rapper's overriding emotion is extreme gratitude that he was able to get out of Mexico alive.
July 3, 1990 |
Daniel James Fowlie, the alleged patriarch of a vast drug smuggling operation at a remote ranch in southeastern Orange County, was extradited to the United States from Mexico on Monday, ending a 20-year effort by law enforcement authorities to apprehend him. Fowlie, wanted on at least 26 drug-related charges filed in federal court, was turned over to U.S. authorities at a Baja California prison in the afternoon and flown to John Wayne Airport aboard a U.S. Customs Service plane.
December 22, 1993 |
Mexican prosecutors are pursuing what may be a historic extradition case against a fugitive farm worker who was arrested in the kidnaping and rape of a 4-year-old Riverside County girl, officials said Tuesday. Last week, a Mexico City judge ordered Serapio Zuniga Rios, who had eluded authorities on both sides of the border for more than a year, to be held without bail pending a ruling on an extradition request by the United States. U.S.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 28, 1998 |
Weak, tired and suffering the effects of enduring 39 days of captivity in Mexico on weapons charges, Scott McClung arrived home three months ago seeking to resume the life of a charter boat captain. Since then, McClung has taken on a new role: media darling. The Newport Beach man has been interviewed by numerous newspaper reporters and was featured on television's "Inside Edition" and the Rev. Robert H. Schuller's "Hour of Power." Even NBC's "Dateline" has shown an interest.
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March 17, 2000 |
Pasadena police have arrested the boyfriend of a 17-year-old flamenco dancer and Pasadena City College student who was stabbed to death last year, officials announced Thursday. Johnny Andres Ortiz, 27, had fled to Mexico City and was working in the sprawling capital when he was caught Tuesday by Pasadena detectives and Mexican federal police.
June 20, 2001 |
Eduardo Gallo refused to let his daughter's brutal kidnapping and slaying become just another forgotten case. So he solved it himself, right up to the arrest this week of the alleged triggerman. Like the relatives of hundreds of other kidnapping victims in Mexico, Gallo paid a ransom--about $18,500 and some jewelry--after his daughter Paola was seized by a gang from the family's weekend home last July in the town of Tepoztlan near Mexico City. But Paola's body was found a week later.
October 27, 1999 |
Mexico's army and police appear to have dealt a crippling blow to a leftist guerrilla group that officials say planned to sabotage the 2000 election, analysts and media reports said. The government took the unusual step of declaring the Insurgent People's Revolutionary Army, or ERPI, "leaderless" after an accused rebel commander and three other people were arrested over the weekend.
September 17, 1999
Eight officers from the nation's federal anti-drug police force have been arraigned on charges of kidnapping and racketeering for allegedly demanding ransoms to free two suspected drug traffickers, authorities said Thursday. The officers were arrested last week, and the 3rd District Criminal Court in Mexico City issued the arraignment Tuesday, the attorney general's office announced. Three other men who posed as police officers to assist in the Sept. 7 kidnapping also were charged.