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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 12, 1991
A 19-year veteran of the Los Angeles Police Department has been named to head its Harbor Division. Capt. Timothy King, 41, a Lomita resident, will succeed Capt. Joseph C. De Ladurantey, who was recently named Torrance police chief. King, who holds a bachelor's degree from Cal State Long Beach and a master's from Cal State Los Angeles, has been a Harbor Division patrol commander and chief investigator of the department's International Affairs Division.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 4, 2010 | Times Staff Reports
Police said Wednesday they were investigating the death of a 13-year-old boy who choked on a hot dog during a Haiti fundraising event at the San Pedro Boys & Girls Club. The boy choked on the hot dog during a contest last week and died several days later after he was taken off life support, said Sgt. Danny Contreras of the Los Angeles Police Department's Harbor Division. He said people tried to help the boy before rescuers arrived. "None of them were able to dislodge it from his throat," Contreras said.
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NEWS
October 27, 1994
On behalf of the San Pedro Peninsula Chamber of Commerce Executive Council, I wish to express our concern over reported personnel changes being contemplated by the Los Angeles Police Department in the harbor area. We understand that between now and the end of the year, upward of 27 officers presently assigned to the Harbor Division, with an average tenure of 16 years, would be transferred to other locations and replaced by rookie officers. Our area is in the fledgling stages of community-based policing, a concept which has been widely hailed and accepted as a viable answer to meeting many of the ills facing cities and law enforcement agencies faced with budgetary constraints.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 14, 2008 | Tiffany Hsu
A man was shot and killed Sunday in a Wilmington neighborhood in what police are calling a gang-related homicide. Alfred McChullin, 21, was standing outside a house in the 1000 block of Ravenna Avenue at 12:20 p.m. when a man drove up in a station wagon and pulled out a semi-automatic weapon, said Lt. Andrea Grossman of the Los Angeles Police Department's Harbor Division. The man fired several rounds toward McChullin, then fled. McChullin died later in the day at a hospital from multiple injuries, Grossman said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 6, 1990 | GREG KRIKORIAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
For years, Wilmington community activist Eleanor Montano has seen them come and go--the baby faces fresh out of the Police Academy, the vets who have worked the harbor area for years, the transfers from other stations. Generally, they have been a fine group of officers, she said. Sure, some were malcontents or troublemakers sent by the Los Angeles Police Department to the remote Harbor Division for what used to be call "freeway therapy."
NEWS
October 6, 1994 | SUSAN WOODWARD, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The transfer of up to 15 officers from the Los Angeles Police Department's Harbor Division will be a blow to safety and rapport in the Wilmington community, residents say. Five officers who have worked in the harbor area for several years began work in new districts Sunday. Two others were transferred from the division in August. Capt. Betty Kelepecz, the division's patrol commanding officer, said a third group will be transferred this month.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 5, 1993 | LISA RICHARDSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
On the third floor of the old San Pedro City Hall, civilian volunteers for the Los Angeles Police Department's Harbor Division are typing into computers information that detectives use to solve crimes. The project is one of several tasks that more than 50 community volunteers have taken on for the Harbor Division to free officers so they can concentrate on fighting crime.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 30, 1997 | ALAN ABRAHAMSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In the far southern reaches of Los Angeles, where cargo-laden 18-wheelers rumble by day and a thick blanket of fog rolls in most nights, 50 people have been killed this year. So far. With two days yet to go, the body count in the Los Angeles Police Department's Harbor Division--which includes San Pedro, Wilmington and Harbor City--is up 72% from 29 in 1996. The increase in the Harbor Division is perplexing because it comes amid a citywide decrease in homicides of about 17%.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 4, 2010 | Times Staff Reports
Police said Wednesday they were investigating the death of a 13-year-old boy who choked on a hot dog during a Haiti fundraising event at the San Pedro Boys & Girls Club. The boy choked on the hot dog during a contest last week and died several days later after he was taken off life support, said Sgt. Danny Contreras of the Los Angeles Police Department's Harbor Division. He said people tried to help the boy before rescuers arrived. "None of them were able to dislodge it from his throat," Contreras said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 14, 2008 | Tiffany Hsu
A man was shot and killed Sunday in a Wilmington neighborhood in what police are calling a gang-related homicide. Alfred McChullin, 21, was standing outside a house in the 1000 block of Ravenna Avenue at 12:20 p.m. when a man drove up in a station wagon and pulled out a semi-automatic weapon, said Lt. Andrea Grossman of the Los Angeles Police Department's Harbor Division. The man fired several rounds toward McChullin, then fled. McChullin died later in the day at a hospital from multiple injuries, Grossman said.
BUSINESS
March 8, 2000 | SUSAN J. MARKS, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Gary Satterlee's warehouse was so full he was forced to turn away business--a sign that it was time to expand and upgrade his company, Harbor Division Inc. Satterlee leased a 148,000-square-foot facility that will more than double space, and committed tens of thousands of dollars to a technology overhaul of the company, which hauls and warehouses cargo from the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 1, 1999 | MILES CORWIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
An LAPD Harbor Division detective was arrested Thursday on suspicion of pilfering a small quantity of heroin, but police officials said the case was unrelated to the corruption scandal in the Rampart Division. Richard Ginelli, a 35-year veteran of the department, was booked on suspicion of possessing a controlled substance. His bail was set at $10,000. The officer told investigators that he had "a personal use problem," said Police Chief Bernard C. Parks.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 30, 1997 | ALAN ABRAHAMSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In the far southern reaches of Los Angeles, where cargo-laden 18-wheelers rumble by day and a thick blanket of fog rolls in most nights, 50 people have been killed this year. So far. With two days yet to go, the body count in the Los Angeles Police Department's Harbor Division--which includes San Pedro, Wilmington and Harbor City--is up 72% from 29 in 1996. The increase in the Harbor Division is perplexing because it comes amid a citywide decrease in homicides of about 17%.
NEWS
October 27, 1994
On behalf of the San Pedro Peninsula Chamber of Commerce Executive Council, I wish to express our concern over reported personnel changes being contemplated by the Los Angeles Police Department in the harbor area. We understand that between now and the end of the year, upward of 27 officers presently assigned to the Harbor Division, with an average tenure of 16 years, would be transferred to other locations and replaced by rookie officers. Our area is in the fledgling stages of community-based policing, a concept which has been widely hailed and accepted as a viable answer to meeting many of the ills facing cities and law enforcement agencies faced with budgetary constraints.
NEWS
October 6, 1994 | SUSAN WOODWARD, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The transfer of up to 15 officers from the Los Angeles Police Department's Harbor Division will be a blow to safety and rapport in the Wilmington community, residents say. Five officers who have worked in the harbor area for several years began work in new districts Sunday. Two others were transferred from the division in August. Capt. Betty Kelepecz, the division's patrol commanding officer, said a third group will be transferred this month.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 5, 1993 | LISA RICHARDSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
On the third floor of the old San Pedro City Hall, civilian volunteers for the Los Angeles Police Department's Harbor Division are typing into computers information that detectives use to solve crimes. The project is one of several tasks that more than 50 community volunteers have taken on for the Harbor Division to free officers so they can concentrate on fighting crime.
BUSINESS
March 8, 2000 | SUSAN J. MARKS, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Gary Satterlee's warehouse was so full he was forced to turn away business--a sign that it was time to expand and upgrade his company, Harbor Division Inc. Satterlee leased a 148,000-square-foot facility that will more than double space, and committed tens of thousands of dollars to a technology overhaul of the company, which hauls and warehouses cargo from the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 21, 1991 | GREG KRIKORIAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It was billed as a public forum. But when Los Angeles Police Chief Daryl F. Gates spoke to a standing-room-only crowd in Wilmington late last week, the event seemed more like a testimonial. Never mind that the outspoken chief and his department face their greatest public scrutiny in years because of the March beating of a motorist stopped for speeding in the San Fernando Valley.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 12, 1991
A 19-year veteran of the Los Angeles Police Department has been named to head its Harbor Division. Capt. Timothy King, 41, a Lomita resident, will succeed Capt. Joseph C. De Ladurantey, who was recently named Torrance police chief. King, who holds a bachelor's degree from Cal State Long Beach and a master's from Cal State Los Angeles, has been a Harbor Division patrol commander and chief investigator of the department's International Affairs Division.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 31, 1991 | DEBORAH SCHOCH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Soon after Capt. Joseph C. De Ladurantey took command of the Los Angeles Police Department's Harbor Division, photographs of grim-faced senior officers came down from the foyer walls. In their place, new pictures went up--and this time, the officers were relaxed and smiling. It was a small thing, but it was noticed by Wilmington activist Eleanor R. Montano, who associates it with more fundamental changes she has witnessed in the division under the man nicknamed "Capt. Joe D," or simply "Joe D."
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