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February 18, 1988
A 28-year-old Long Beach woman jumped to her death from the Vincent Thomas Bridge on Monday night after first slashing her throat and wrists in her apartment, said Lt. Mike Melton of the Los Angeles Police Department's Harbor Division. Wendy James' body was discovered on Terminal Island by California Highway Patrol officers about 10:30 p.m. after they answered a call about an abandoned car on the bridge.
March 20, 1988
Los Angeles Boy Scouts have named Capt. Robert McVey, commander of the Los Angeles Police Department's Harbor Division, as 1988 Harbor District Citizen of the Year. In announcing the award, which is given by the Los Angeles Area Council of the Boy Scouts of America, the scouts praised McVey--who has been a coordinator for the Explorer Scout program since 1975--for becoming involved in 23 community groups throughout the harbor area.
February 3, 1995
LAPD Harbor Division Capt. Russell Leach was unanimously named police chief of El Paso on Thursday. Leach, 46, will start his new job April 3. He is the first chief to come from outside the local Police Department. "I love this place (Los Angeles), but this is a good opportunity," said Leach, who has 20 years of experience with the Los Angeles Police Department. Leach was chosen from a pool of 35 candidates.
January 3, 1988
A 49-year-old San Pedro man, an apparent robbery victim, was shot to death about 10:20 p.m. outside his car in a parking lot of Harbor Regional Park, Los Angeles police said. The body of Eugneizusz Koss was found in the Harbor City park's south lot, said Harbor Division Sgt. Bill Snyder. Two men were seen running from the area, Snyder said.
June 18, 1987
Los Angeles Police Department vice officers of the Harbor Division arrested five men and seized 299 fighting cocks Wednesday in a raid on what they called a major Wilmington breeding and fighting center. Officers said it was the second time the establishment in the 700 block of Wilmington Boulevard has been raided in the last two years. Bail for the suspects, who were booked on various charges, was set at $500 each.
July 15, 2006 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A jury Friday found a Los Angeles police officer not guilty of molesting a 15-year-old girl he knew. Frank Ricci, 32, of Mission Viejo was arrested in 2004 and charged with committing a lewd act on a child and attempting another, both felonies. Ricci is assigned to the Los Angeles Police Department's Harbor Division. A jury acquitted him on both charges after deliberating for two days following a two-week trial.
August 13, 1988
A 13-year-old boy standing on a sidewalk in a housing project area was fatally wounded by bullets fired from a passing car after a gang-related dispute Friday night, Harbor Division police said. "Witnesses told us they heard gang slogans being shouted before the shots," said Lt. Tom Scheidecker. Paramedics rushed the victim, whose name was not immediately released, to San Pedro Peninsula Hospital where he died shortly after arrival.
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