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January 7, 2014 | By Christine Mai-Duc
Santa Barbara County sheriff's deputies seized 19 roosters and detained four people, including an 85-year-old man, over the weekend after discovering an alleged cockfighting ring, authorities said Tuesday. About 11 a.m. Sunday, deputies responded to complaints about a group of cars parked on private land near the Santa Maria Airport, said Santa Barbara County sheriff's spokeswoman Kelly Hoover. When the deputies arrived at the wooded area, Hoover said, they found about 20 cars parked in a field and could hear roosters.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 14, 2014 | By Ari Bloomekatz
A man shot and killed by sheriff's deputies Thursday night after holding up a woman in her home near West Covina and then attempting to flee had a woman and a child in his getaway car, authorities said. The man, who was not immediately identified, tried to rob the woman at gunpoint sometime before 5 p.m., the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department said, but deputies were called to the scene by her son, who said a black car was waiting outside. When deputies arrived, the black car was already speeding toward them and a chase ensued, the Sheriff's Department said.
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May 18, 2013 | By Stephen Ceasar
Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department deputies responding to a burglary call in a Rancho Palos Verdes neighborhood stumbled upon a $1-million marijuana-growing operation, authorities said. About 2:30 p.m. Thursday, deputies were dispatched to the neighborhood, where they surrounded a home, believing a burglary suspect could be inside, authorities said. A man, Tom Kim, 37, emerged from the house and was detained. After clearing the house, the deputies found an “elaborate marijuana grow operation,” according to authorities.
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October 31, 2013 | By Saba Hamedy
A man could be charged with attempted murder of a peace officer, authorities said, after he allegedly fired shots at two L.A. County deputies during a traffic stop on the 60 Freeway in Industry. At about 10:25 p.m. on Wednesday, the deputies were trying to conduct a traffic stop when 20-year-old Jesus Navarro failed to yield, L.A. County sheriff's Sgt. Jeffrey Kim said. “At that point, the deputies saw a flash of light and then heard gunshots and realized they were being shot at,” Kim said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 15, 2014 | By Corina Knoll
Authorities continued Saturday to investigate the shooting of a 37-year-old man who fled a Long Beach motel parking lot and attempted to run over a Los Angeles County Sheriff's deputy. Deputies from the Lakewood Sheriff's Station arrived Friday about 12:20 p.m. at a motel in the 1100 block of Pacific Coast Highway in search of a man wanted in the assault of a police officer, the Sheriff's department said in a statement. When deputies approached the suspect, he got into his car and attempted to run over one of the deputies while escaping the area.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 18, 2013 | By Robert Faturechi
Some Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies may have been looking for a shortcut up the chain of command. Department officials have launched an investigation into allegations that some deputies cheated on the promotional exam this month. In an unusual move, the agency announced the internal affairs investigation Thursday in a mass internal email, which was obtained by The Times. “Regrettably, it has been brought to the Department's attention that there may have been some isolated attempts by individuals to gain an unfair advantage during the written examination for Sergeant,” the email read.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 6, 2014 | By Robert Faturechi
Two Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies pleaded not guilty Thursday in connection with allegations that they assaulted a handcuffed inmate, according to a spokesman for the U.S. attorney's office. Deputies Joey Aguiar and Mariano Ramirez were the latest in a string of 21 current and former sheriff's officials charged by federal authorities in connection with the FBI's three-year investigation into brutality and other misconduct in the Sheriff's Department. Last month, federal authorities alleged that Aguiar and Ramirez violated the civil rights of the inmate by assaulting him Feb. 11, 2009, inside Men's Central Jail.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 15, 2013 | By Samantha Schaefer
One suspect was injured and one was arrested after a deputy-involved shooting Saturday in unincorporated Los Angeles, officials said. L.A. County sheriff's deputies were in pursuit of a possible reckless driver under the influence of drugs or alcohol when a passenger in the vehicle jumped from the car and ran, according to a statement from the department. The shooting occurred around 10:11 p.m. when deputies confronted the suspect on foot in the 1400 block of Gage Ave. A loaded handgun was recovered from the scene, the Sheriff's Department said.
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October 12, 2013 | By Joel Rubin
A Los Angeles County sheriff's deputy pulled a woman from a burning garage in Compton early Saturday morning, police said. Three deputies responded to a report of a fire in the 600 block of South Bullis Road about 1:40 p.m., according to a Sheriff's Department account of the incident. The officers came upon a garage engulfed in flames and saw a man trying to break through a wall of the structure with a shovel. The man told the deputies there was a woman inside. Deputy Jesus Hernandez used the shovel to pry loose some of the wall's wooden slats as another deputy, Javier Flores Jr., tore away the loosened slats, according to the department.
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