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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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January 11, 2001 | LAURA WIDES, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Six teenage boys have been arrested on suspicion of making a video of themselves harassing and beating other youngsters at random in their affluent neighborhoods on the Palos Verdes Peninsula. Although the alleged assaults occurred last summer, authorities discovered the video in November after the teenagers tried to sell copies to their friends at Palos Verdes Peninsula High School for $20 apiece, according to Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies.
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December 23, 2000
A man stabbed his ex-girlfriend in the back in a Santa Clarita mall after she told him she was pregnant with his child, sheriff's deputies said Friday. "Here is your Christmas present," Gustavo Ruiz, 22, told Yoshandi Santillan, 26, when he attacked her, deputies said. Santillan, of Newhall, was treated at Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital and was later taken to Olive View Medical Center in Sylmar. Information about her condition was not immediately available.
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December 23, 2000 | ROBERTO J. MANZANO
A man stabbed his ex-girlfriend in the back after she told him she was pregnant with his child, Los Angeles County Sheriff's deputies said Friday. "Here is your Christmas present," Gustavo Ruiz, 22, told Yoshandi Santillan, 26, when he allegedly attacked her, deputies said. Santillan, of Newhall, was treated at Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital and later taken to Olive View-UCLA Medical Center in Sylmar. Information about her condition was not immediately available.
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December 4, 2000
Sheriff's deputies shot a Palmdale man who allegedly waved a fireplace poker at them Sunday morning, officers said. Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department Lt. Norine Plett said the man, who was shot in the chest, was taken to an area hospital and listed in stable condition. Deputies were responding to a domestic violence call about 3:40 a.m. on Amalfi Drive when the man confronted them with the tool, Plett said.
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November 28, 2000
Los Angeles police detectives are looking for a 33-year-old man in connection with an incident in which he allegedly pushed his 29-year-old girlfriend in front of a trash truck. The woman, whose name was not released, sustained a broken arm, a broken leg and several broken ribs. She was in serious but stable condition at the Van Nuys campus of Northridge Hospital, Det. Craig Rhudy said. The incident occurred at 3:30 p.m. Friday in the 6700 block of Woodley Avenue, he said.
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November 28, 2000 | HANG NGUYEN
Los Angeles police are looking for a 33-year-old man in connection with an incident in which he allegedly pushed his 29-year-old girlfriend in front of a trash truck in Van Nuys. The woman, whose name was not released, suffered a broken arm and leg and several broken ribs. She is in serious but stable condition at the Van Nuys campus of Northridge Hospital Medical Center, said Det. Craig Rhudy. The incident occurred at 3:30 p.m. Friday in the 6700 block of Woodley Avenue, he said.
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November 21, 2000 | LOUIS SAHAGUN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A man suspected of slashing three West Valinda people with a machete Monday died when his car crashed and exploded in flames on the San Gabriel River Freeway after a brief chase by sheriff's deputies. The 6:40 p.m. attack apparently followed a contentious narcotics deal at the suspect's home in the 600 block of Vineland Avenue in West Valinda, said Sgt. Jeff Scroggin at the sheriff's Industry substation. The victims included the suspect's girlfriend and another man and woman, Scroggin said.
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November 15, 2000 | JOE MOZINGO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Richard Cruz was as protective as he could have been Monday of his 11-year-old son. He made him do his math homework when he got home from school. He served up beef ravioli. They tossed the football around. Then, as Richard Jr. went off to play with friends down the street, the boy handed off the football and said, "Here, Daddy." Those were the last words he would say to his father. Sometime after 4 p.m.
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November 14, 2000 | LOUIS SAHAGUN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
An 11-year-old boy who neighbors said had a heart condition died after he was knocked off his scooter by other youths in Compton on Monday, according to authorities. The boy collapsed and died after the altercation in the 1000 block of South Castlegate Avenue about 4:35 p.m., said Sheriff's Deputy Harry Drucker. Sheriff's homicide detectives were investigating. An autopsy is expected to determine the cause of death.
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