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March 9, 2001
A Burbank man was stabbed several times during a fight Wednesday night, police said Thursday. Curt Burns, 37, was in critical condition at a local hospital, Burbank Police Sgt. Eric Rosoff said. Richard Savola was booked on suspicion of attempted murder in connection with the stabbing at Burbank Boulevard and Mariposa Street about 7:20 p.m., Rosoff said.
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February 28, 2001 | From a Times Staff Writer
A Long Beach man died Tuesday after his teenage stepson allegedly beat him with a sledgehammer, police said. Witnesses saw Sidney Taylor being beaten by Alejandro Bueso in the frontyard of their home in the 2200 block of East 64th Street on Monday night, said Officer David Marander. Taylor, 50, also suffered what appeared to be several stab wounds to the head and torso, police said. He died about 2:10 a.m. Tuesday at Long Beach Memorial Medical Center after surgery.
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February 22, 2001 | From a Times Staff Writer
Roger Clinton, half-brother of former President Bill Clinton, was formally charged Wednesday with drunken driving over the weekend and trying to pick a fight in front of a Hermosa Beach bar, police said. The 44-year-old Clinton, a singer and B-movie actor living in Torrance, was arrested Saturday morning by a Hermosa Beach police officer who noticed him driving a Ford Expedition erratically on the South Bay city's streets, said Officer Paul Wolcott.
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February 21, 2001 | HOLLY J. WOLCOTT, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
After a low-speed chase that spanned two counties, officers arrested three people Tuesday night in an attempted carjacking in Simi Valley in which a man was shot in the leg. The arrests occurred shortly after 8 p.m. on the San Diego Freeway at Victory Boulevard. The suspects, who were not immediately identified, were being questioned at the Simi Valley Police Station. Simi Valley Police Lt.
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February 8, 2001 | ROBERTO J. MANZANO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A man and a teenage boy have been arrested in connection with a San Fernando home invasion in which two brothers overpowered and beat two robbers, police said Wednesday. San Fernando Police Lt. Bob Ordelheide said Ronald Gasca, 28, of Palmdale and a 17-year-old Pacoima youth were arrested Tuesday and booked on suspicion of kidnapping and robbery. Both could face 25 years to life in prison if they are convicted on all charges, Ordelheide said.
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February 7, 2001 | RICHARD WINTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A 16-year-old girl was charged Tuesday with attempted murder after her grandmother was bludgeoned with a flashlight over the weekend in their Glendora home. Prosecutors said Heather Ann Melton, a student at Whitcomb Continuation High School in Glendora, was charged as an adult because of the severity of the injuries to her grandmother, Margaret "Peggy" Dion, 70. Melton's bail was set at $500,000 by Superior Court Judge Daniel S.
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February 3, 2001
A former Littlerock High School quarterback was sentenced Friday to four years in state prison in the beating death of an 18-year-old man at a party in Palmdale. Richard Newton, 17, pleaded no contest in December to involuntary manslaughter in the killing of Christopher O'Leary, who died three days after he was punched and kicked in the head at the May 19 party. A more serious charge of murder was dropped Friday as part of a plea bargain.
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January 24, 2001 | CAITLIN LIU, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A Lancaster construction worker was sentenced to 181 years in prison Tuesday for sexually assaulting six women in the Antelope Valley. Glenn Bernard Hilke, 38, who had previously served time in prison for rape, was convicted last month of 10 counts, including sodomy by force, kidnapping, robbery and other sexual assault charges. "He's one sick, dangerous person," Deputy Dist. Atty. John Portillo said. "It's good he'll never be in a position to do this again."
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January 20, 2001 | ROBERTO J. MANZANO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Two supermarket security guards were arrested on suspicion of assault Friday in the alleged beating of a man suspected of stealing alcohol, Burbank police said. Police said the guards confronted Herbert Joseph Barry, 43, of Canyon Country, after he allegedly left the Pavilions market at 1110 Alameda Ave. with a cart containing $700 in alcohol, mostly champagne. Burbank Police Lt. Wade Taylor said the guards beat Barry with a collapsible baton, causing shoppers to come to his aid.
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January 20, 2001 | ROBERTO J. MANZANO
Two security guards at a Pavilions supermarket in Burbank were arrested on suspicion of assault Friday for allegedly beating a man suspected of stealing champagne, police said. Police said the guards confronted Herbert Joseph Barry, 43, of Canyon Country after he left the market at 1110 W. Alameda Ave. with a cart containing $700 worth of alcohol, mostly champagne. Burbank Police Lt. Wade Taylor said the guards allegedly beat Barry with a collapsible baton, causing shoppers to come to his aid.
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