August 19, 2013 |
An off-duty California Highway Patrol officer who was in Las Vegas over the weekend for his bachelor party was killed during a high-speed carjacking on the Strip, authorities said Monday. Jesus Manuel Magdaleno Jr., 33, of Visalia was loading luggage Sunday into the back of his 2009 Nissan pickup with his brother-in-law Felix Brandon Cruz outside the Flamingo hotel when a thief jumped into the truck and got behind the wheel. The carjacker then sped off, as Magdaleno jumped into the bed of the truck to join Cruz, 31. Magdaleno was thrown from the truck after the driver struck another vehicle a mile away.
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September 21, 2013 |
When Karen Laspisa heard the doorbell ring at 8 o'clock one recent morning, she jumped out of bed expecting to see her son Bryce. He had just gone off to college in Northern California for his sophomore year, and this was his first time driving home on his own. But when Laspisa opened the door, she found a California Highway Patrol officer on the porch of her Laguna Niguel home. Someone had found Bryce's tan 2003 Toyota Highlander rolled off an access road to the main launch ramp at Castaic Lake, the officer said.
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November 21, 2003 |
A California Highway Patrol officer died Wednesday after his motorcycle collided with a trash truck on Highway 163. Dean Edward Beattie, 46, a 24-year veteran, was pronounced dead at a hospital shortly after the 1 p.m. accident. Northbound lanes of the highway were closed for several hours. The incident was under investigation.
May 28, 1993 |
Tim Harris of the Philadelphia Eagles was arraigned on a drunk driving charge that could result in his suspension from the NFL. Harris was stopped May 6 in Santa Cruz with a blood-alcohol level of .10, according to the California Highway Patrol. The state classifies anyone with a .08 level or more as legally drunk.