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November 19, 2005 | From Associated Press
Russell Crowe pleaded guilty in New York Friday to third-degree assault, admitting to a judge that he threw a phone that hit a Manhattan hotel concierge in June. Manhattan Criminal Court Judge Kathryn Freed sentenced the actor to a conditional discharge, which means he must not be arrested for one year. The judge also instructed Crowe to pay a $160 court surcharge, which defense attorney Gerald Lefcourt said would be paid immediately.
March 31, 2006 | From the Associated Press
Naomi Campbell was charged with second-degree assault Thursday after cracking her housekeeper in the head with a phone during an argument in her Park Avenue apartment, New York police said. The 35-year-old British-born supermodel was taken into custody shortly after police went to Lenox Hill Hospital to investigate the reported assault, police said. According to police, Campbell's 41-year-old housekeeper received four stitches to the head.
August 17, 2002 | From a Times Staff Writer
Police have arrested a 27-year-old man they suspect of kidnapping a woman from her Ventura bedroom and sexually assaulting her before she escaped from him in Los Angeles. Marcus Brent Fields was found in a Pasadena motel room, police said. Bail was set at $250,000 as he awaited transfer from the L.A. County Jail to Ventura.
May 16, 2005 | From a Times Staff Writer
Baldwin Park police said they were opening an investigation to determine who struck a 66-year-old woman with a plastic water bottle during a sidewalk protest Saturday, sending her to the hospital with "cranial trauma." "We're investigating this as an assault with a deadly weapon," Sgt. Greg Keef said. Police said the victim, Laura Dalton of Murrieta, was struck during a shouting match between members of Save Our State, an anti-illegal immigration group, and their opponents.
January 20, 2004 | From Associated Press
Actor Scott Bairstow was sentenced to four months in jail for an attack involving a 12-year-old girl. Bairstow originally was charged with second-degree child rape but entered a modified guilty plea last month to a reduced charge of second-degree assault. Bairstow, who has been in the Snohomish County Jail in Everett, Wash., since Dec. 5, could be freed in 37 days with credit for time served and good behavior, authorities said.
June 2, 2006 | J. Michael Kennedy, Times Staff Writer
A Los Angeles radio reporter was assaulted outside a charter school Thursday morning by a man driving a sedan who first tried to run him down and then stole his audiotape, police said. The incident occurred after the reporter, Sandy Wells of KABC-AM (790) radio, had just finished interviewing parents, students and administrators of the Academia Semillas del Pueblo Charter School in El Sereno.
August 20, 2002 | From Times Staff Reports
A 41-year-old transient was charged Monday with the sexual assaults of four elderly women in Hancock Park and Hollywood. Gary Davidson Johnson was charged with 20 felony counts, which also include burglary, robbery and abuse of the elderly, according to the Los Angeles County district attorney's office. Three of the victims were in their 80s, and one was 75. Johnson's bail has been set at $5 million.
September 12, 2006 | From Times Wire Reports
An ex-convict and construction worker was charged Monday with 17 felony counts in two sexual assaults linked to an investigation of a string of killings. But Mark Goudeau, 42, has not been called a suspect in the 21 other attacks that have left eight people dead since August 2005, Maricopa County prosecutor Andrew Thomas said. A predator known as the Baseline Killer has terrorized the Phoenix area with crimes including homicide, rape and robbery.
January 13, 1998 | From Times Wire Reports
Gangs of men hurled bombs into a mosque and a movie hall in simultaneous attacks south of Algiers, killing up to 120 people, hospital sources said. Survivors said the raiders berated moviegoers for failing to say evening prayers. As victims streamed from both buildings in panic, the attackers unleashed a blitz of gunfire and hacked people to death, survivors said.
June 18, 2012 | By Andrew Blankstein, Los Angeles Times
Police arrested a man Monday who is suspected of rape and attempted rape in a string of South Los Angeles attacks, including the sexual assault of a woman left in grave condition, LAPD officials said. Shortly before 1 a.m. Monday, a sergeant with the Los Angeles Police Department witnessed an attack on a woman in her 30s near a cluster of bus benches near Normandie and Manchester avenues, LAPD spokeswoman Norma Eisenman said. A perimeter was set up and the suspect was captured.
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