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June 1, 2001 | MAURA DOLAN, TIMES LEGAL AFFAIRS WRITER
Victims of attacks in crime-ridden buildings cannot collect monetary damages from owners unless there is clear evidence that a lack of security was directly responsible for the crime, a divided California Supreme Court decided Thursday. On a 4-3 vote, the court said a female FedEx employee who was attacked while delivering a package to a Bellflower apartment complex failed to prove that security guards and other preventive measures would have forestalled the assault.
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May 27, 2001
Detectives are investigating the death of a 63-year-old woman who was apparently bludgeoned to death in her apartment on West 58th Street in Los Angeles, officials said. The body of Joyce Broomfield was discovered Friday afternoon by officers who forced entry into her home after someone reported that the grandmother had not been seen since Wednesday, said Det. Rudy Lemos. Broomfield's brown Ford Granada, license 1ERE811, was missing.
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May 25, 2001 | Times Staff and Wire Reports
A man who allegedly drove into a crowd on skid row Wednesday and then was beaten unconscious by an angry group was in jail and recovering from his injuries Thursday, authorities said. At 4:45 p.m. Ruben Martinez, 22, backed his car onto a busy sidewalk in the 400 block of South Towne Avenue, Los Angeles police said. Two people suffered minor injuries. Martinez reportedly drove away but returned.
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April 17, 2001 | ROBERTO J. MANZANO
An 18-year-old man was shot twice in the back in Pacoima and two 17-year-old boys were stabbed in Van Nuys on Monday afternoon in unrelated incidents that may both involve gangs, Los Angeles police said. The shooting victim was taken to an area hospital, where he was in serious condition but expected to survive, a nursing supervisor said. The man was shot near a Taco Bell restaurant in the 12700 block of Van Nuys Boulevard about 5 p.m.
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March 29, 2001 | TWILA DECKER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Richard Alan Minsky, an alleged con man accused of preying on women across the country, was ordered Wednesday to stand trial on charges stemming from sexual assaults committed in the Los Angeles area in 1998. After a preliminary hearing, Superior Court Judge Jacqueline Connor ruled Wednesday that there is enough evidence to require the 56-year-old Massachusetts native to stand trial.
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March 24, 2001 | ROBERTO J. MANZANO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
An 18-year-old student was charged Friday with making a terrorist threat after he allegedly threatened to shoot another student, officials said. Patrick Sweetin was also charged with battery for allegedly beating the student, a 19-year-old from Sherman Oaks, and with violating probation, said Deputy City Atty. Debra Siedorf. He was on probation for a graffiti vandalism conviction last January, she said.
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January 26, 2001 | RICHARD FAUSSET and NEDRA RHONE, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
The father of a Northridge Little League player was sentenced to 45 days in jail Thursday for attacking and threatening to kill his son's coach--all because his son was only allowed to play three innings of a six-inning game in April, prosecutors said. San Fernando Superior Court Judge Robert Schuit also sentenced Granada Hills resident Mitchell Craig Gluckman, 49, to six months of anger management sessions and three years of probation after a jury found him guilty of one count of battery.
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October 24, 2000 | SCOTT GLOVER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Two former Los Angeles police officers surrendered to authorities Monday to face charges in connection with the alleged on-duty beating and terrorizing of a homeless man in 1997. Former Central Division Officers Christopher Coppock and David Cochrane were charged with kidnapping, false imprisonment and assault under color of authority in an indictment unsealed Monday by Superior Court Judge Larry P. Fidler.
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October 19, 2000 | RICHARD FAUSSET, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Members of a San Fernando gang are believed responsible for an attempted homicide and a robbery here Tuesday night, police said Wednesday, and may also have committed an assault. Police said the same black Nissan Pathfinder may have been involved in the robbery and attempted killing. The attempted homicide occurred at 5:50 p.m. near Bromont Avenue and Astoria Street. According to Det.
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October 8, 2000 | SUE FOX
One man was stabbed to death and two others suffered minor injuries during a fight early Saturday morning, police said. Patrol officers responded at 12:53 a.m. to a fight in the 4100 block of Fulton Avenue, said Det. Richard Yep of the Los Angeles Police Department's Van Nuys Division. They found blood spattered near the scene, but there was no one in sight.
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