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October 19, 2013 | By Tony Perry
SAN DIEGO - A carjacking suspect from Riverside County was shot and killed Saturday by U.S. law enforcement officers near the U.S.-Mexico border, officials said. The suspect, driving a stolen Chevrolet Impala, had led California Highway Patrol officers on a southbound chase, reaching speeds of up to 100 mph before arriving at the border. After driving east on California 905, the driver came to a stop in the Otay Mesa area and began to drive toward the U.S. officers in an apparent effort to escape arrest.
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October 17, 2013 | By Matt Pearce, This post has been updated. See below for details.
A 22-year-old man with a knife took control of a school bus with 11 elementary school students on board Thursday morning in Jacksonville, Ark., leading police on a chase that was partially captured on video, authorities said.  No one was injured, police told The Times.  The suspect, Nicholas John Miller, first attempted to carjack a woman who didn't have a car, police said. Then he got behind the steering wheel of the school bus, with the driver staying on board with the students.
SPORTS
October 16, 2013 | By Houston Mitchell
Vi Ripken, the 75-year-old mother of Cal Ripken Jr., seems to draw a lot of unwanted attention. On Tuesday, a man with a gun went up to her in a bank parking lot in Aberdeen, Md., and demanded her car. Instead of doing that, she used her key to activate the car's alarm and the would-be thief ran off. Ripken went into the bank to report what happened and police were called. They identified a suspect after viewing an ATM photo and searched the area. A suspect was taken into custody and a police spokesman said charges are pending against the unidentified man. This isn't the only brush with crime Ripken has had. On July 24, 2012, she was taken from her Aberdeen home at gunpoint and returned unharmed 24 hours later.
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August 21, 2013 | By John M. Glionna
LAS VEGAS -- California Highway Patrol Officer Jesus Manuel Magdaleno Jr. and his brother-in-law, Felix Brandon Cruz III, came to the Strip last weekend to celebrate Magdaleno's September wedding with a traditional bachelor party. But the visit took a tragic turn when a carjacker fled with their pickup truck as the pair were loading luggage outside the Flamingo Hotel. They died after being thrown from the truck when it struck another vehicle.  Now, the two men are heading home to Visalia.
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August 19, 2013 | By John M. Glionna
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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 7, 2013 | By Andrew Blankstein, Martha Groves and Rosanna Xia
The shooting that left at least three people wounded in the Santa Monica College area began when the alleged gunman broke into a nearby home and set fire to another property, law enforcement sources said. The gunman then allegedly opened fire on several cars and appeared to try to carjack two vehicles, the sources said. One of the carjackings occurred near the campus library and college police station. The suspect fled to the library, where he wounded by police, the sources added.
SPORTS
June 2, 2013 | Wire reports
Michael Adams , an offensive tackle for the Pittsburgh Steelers was stabbed twice during an attempted carjacking on the city's South Side district, police said. Police said Adams, 23, told officers he was standing near his truck shortly after 3 a.m. Saturday when he was confronted by three men, one armed with a knife and one with a handgun. Adams told officers the trio tried to carjack him, but he didn't have his car keys. He said "the situation escalated" and one man pointed the gun at his face while the other stabbed him twice before all three fled, according to police.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 10, 2013 | By Andrew Blankstein and Robert J. Lopez
A camp ranger, carjacked in Big Bear by Christopher Dorner and who then called police, is expected to ask a judge Friday to block the release of $1 million in reward money. Richard Heltebrake, who unsuccessfully sought the reward, contends he deserves it. He is expected to show up in a downtown L.A. courtroom Friday to ask an L.A. County Superior Court judge to grant a temporary restraining order stopping authorities from disbursing the money. Heltebrake called 911 after he was carjacked in the Big Bear area Feb. 12 by Dorner, who took off in Heltebrake's white pickup.
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April 19, 2013
WATERTOWN, Mass. - With the Boston area jumpy from the deadly marathon bombings, a shooting that killed a police officer at MIT and a nearby carjacking triggered a massive police response. By early Friday, one suspect was in custody and police had cordoned off an area of the Boston suburb of Watertown, where witnesses reported loud explosions. Police followed the carjacked vehicle to Watertown, according to scanner traffic. It was unclear whether the incidents had anything to do with Monday's marathon bombings, but hours into the siege police issued an alert on the scanner for a white male wearing a gray hoodie, with black curly hair.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 19, 2013 | By Corina Knoll, Los Angeles Times
A 29-year-old paroled gang member who was acquitted two weeks ago on charges of attempted murder and carjacking is now accused of shooting a Fullerton police officer multiple times at close range. After being pulled over in a routine traffic stop early Sunday, Marcos Allen Bush pulled out a gun and shot the officer at point-blank range in the chest, according to the Orange County district attorney's office. Bush is accused of firing at the officer several more times, hitting him twice in the arm and again in the leg, before speeding from the scene with an unidentified passenger.
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