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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.
April 30, 2013 | By Joseph Serna
A carjacking suspect who fled police and barricaded himself inside a Boyle Heights apartment was shot and killed early Tuesday by Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies, officials said. Deputies entered the building in the 500 block of Fairview Avenue between 3:30 and 4 a.m. and shot the man during a confrontation, officials said. The man was pronounced dead at the scene. He was not identified. Authorities said the incident began about 10:30 p.m. Monday, when the man carjacked a driver and was soon spotted by police.
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.
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.
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.
August 29, 2013 | By Robert J. Lopez
Deputies responding to a call of a possible kidnapping in progress discovered the body of woman in a Hacienda Heights garage, authorities said Thursday afternoon. The garage was at a home in the 15000 block of Las Tunas Drive, where deputies detained a man after arriving Thursday morning, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department. He was considered a "person of interest," Lt. Mike Rosson of the department's homicide unit told reporters. Rosson said detectives were in the initial stages of their investigation and had not developed much information.
November 1, 2013 | By Ari Bloomekatz
A suspect was shot and wounded early Friday after a four-hour pursuit and standoff with sheriff's deputies ended in gunfire in Paramount, authorities said. The shooting occurred at 3:03 a.m. in the 7400 block of Jackson Street, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department. No deputies were injured but the suspect was "wounded and transported to a local hospital in unknown condition," the sheriff's department said. The suspect's handgun was recovered at the scene, where detectives were continuing their investigation, officials said.
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.
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.
April 6, 2014 | By Carlos Lozano
Several sheriff's deputies were injured and about 100 people were arrested Saturday night when a spring-break party in Isla Vista in Santa Barbara County turned violent, authorities said. About 15,000 people attended Deltopia, a party near UC Santa Barbara, when a disturbance broke out about 9:30 p.m. in the 6700 block of Del Playa Drive, according to a statement from the Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Department. The incident began when a UCSB police officer was struck in the head with a backpack containing bottles of alcohol, according to the statement.
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