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September 6, 1995 | TINA NGUYEN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Two men suspected of hijacking a Federal Express truck in Fountain Valley were arrested Tuesday after a police chase that wound through the San Diego Freeway and ended in a Huntington Beach neighborhood, police said. About 5 p.m., a woman told officials she saw men point a gun at the Federal Express driver in a shopping center parking lot on Newhope Street near Southpark Avenue and then flee in the truck, Fountain Valley Lt. Dale Herzog said.
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April 10, 1996 | GEOFF BOUCHER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Three Huntington Park males identified by police as gang members have been arrested on suspicion of armed robbery in connection with a rash of Orange County crimes in January, including one carjacking. Aurelio Aguilar, 22, and Bardo Moses Nava, 18, are being held at the Huntington Beach City Jail in lieu of $50,000 bail each, and the third suspect, a 17-year-old, was being held Tuesday at Orange County Juvenile Hall, police said. The juvenile's name was withheld because of his age.
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June 30, 1995
A man carjacked a woman's pickup truck at gunpoint late Thursday and headed toward Brea on Imperial Highway, police said. The man approached the woman at Harbor Boulevard and Imperial Highway at 10 p.m. and took her 1994 Chevrolet Dooley four-door crew cab, black over white, with a blue stripe on the side. It has four rear wheels, and police estimate its value at $35,000. The license plate number is 4X29127. La Habra Police Sgt.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 10, 1996
Two armed men hijacked a delivery van and stole $455,000 in high-technology computer components, police said. "To tell you honestly, as the computer and high-tech industries continue to grow, you're going to probably see more of these crimes," Irvine Police Lt. Tom Hume said. The components were being delivered in the Westpark area Monday about 2:45 p.m. when two men armed with a revolver confronted the driver, got into the van and ordered him to drive, Hume said.
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November 5, 1993 | MARK I. PINKSY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Two Los Angeles men are being held on suspicion of hijacking a Cypress-based truck, kidnaping the driver and holding him for three days in a shed in Central California in a foiled effort to collect a "finder's fee" from the truck owner, police said Thursday. Police identified the driver, who was released unharmed, as 36-year-old Joseph Henderson of Coachella. The incident began Oct.
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September 13, 1993 | LILY DIZON and LESLIE BERKMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
A transient hijacked an Orange County transit bus Sunday and led authorities on a 35-mile chase before he was arrested after ordering a beer at the Swallows Inn in San Juan Capistrano, authorities said. No one was injured in the pursuit. The man, Eugene Laporte, 34, forced the only other passenger and the driver off the bus before careening down three freeways with police and California Highway Patrol cars and a helicopter tracking him, officials said.
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April 10, 1996 | GEOFF BOUCHER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Three Huntington Park males identified by police as gang members have been arrested on suspicion of armed robbery in connection with a rash of Orange County crimes in January, including one carjacking. Aurelio Aguilar, 22, and Bardo Moses Nava, 18, are being held at the Huntington Beach City Jail in lieu of $50,000 bail each, and the third suspect, a 17-year-old, was being held Tuesday at Orange County Juvenile Hall, police said. The juvenile's name was withheld because of his age.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 10, 1996
Two armed men hijacked a delivery van and stole $455,000 in high-technology computer components, police said. "To tell you honestly, as the computer and high-tech industries continue to grow, you're going to probably see more of these crimes," Irvine Police Lt. Tom Hume said. The components were being delivered in the Westpark area Monday about 2:45 p.m. when two men armed with a revolver confronted the driver, got into the van and ordered him to drive, Hume said.
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December 17, 1993 | MARK I. PINSKY
Police arrested a man suspected of hijacking five meat trucks at gunpoint from a supermarket warehouse since July, authorities said Thursday. Rodney Duane Jefferson, 29, of Los Angeles approached wholesale meat supply trucks waiting in line between 4 and 6 a.m. to unload at the Lucky's Market Warehouse in Buena Park, police said. Sometimes the trucks were parked in line with the drivers asleep in the cab camper. "He would hijack the truck at gunpoint," said Sgt.
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November 18, 1995 | THAO HUA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Sheriff's deputies arrested an Oakland man early Friday after he allegedly kidnaped a woman as she was leaving a steakhouse and drove off in her car, authorities said. The 21-year-old woman managed to escape unharmed. The victim had just stepped into her car in a garage near a Black Angus restaurant in the 28100 block of Cabot Road about 1:30 a.m. when a man approached her, asking if she had change for a dollar, said Lt. Keith Brown of the Sheriff's Department.
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November 18, 1995 | THAO HUA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Sheriff's deputies arrested an Oakland man early Friday after he allegedly kidnaped a woman as she was leaving a steakhouse and drove off in her car, authorities said. The 21-year-old woman managed to escape unharmed. The victim had just stepped into her car in a garage near a Black Angus restaurant in the 28100 block of Cabot Road about 1:30 a.m. when a man approached her, asking if she had change for a dollar, said Lt. Keith Brown of the Sheriff's Department.
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November 18, 1995
Two suspected carjackers led sheriff's deputies on a brief chase two hours after they had allegedly stolen a car in Westminster, sheriff's officials said. Allen Nenendez, 23, of Garden Grove and a 16-year-old from Seal Beach were arrested on suspicion of strong-arm carjacking at Locust Street and Westminster Avenue about 2:30 p.m. Friday, Lt. Lynn Nehring said. A deputy spotted the stolen 1990 Honda near Crown Valley Parkway and Puerta Real in Mission Viejo.
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September 6, 1995 | TINA NGUYEN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Two men suspected of hijacking a Federal Express truck in Fountain Valley were arrested Tuesday after a police chase that wound through the San Diego Freeway and ended in a Huntington Beach neighborhood, police said. About 5 p.m., a woman told officials she saw men point a gun at the Federal Express driver in a shopping center parking lot on Newhope Street near Southpark Avenue and then flee in the truck, Fountain Valley Lt. Dale Herzog said.
NEWS
June 30, 1995
A man carjacked a woman's pickup truck at gunpoint late Thursday and headed toward Brea on Imperial Highway, police said. The man approached the woman at Harbor Boulevard and Imperial Highway at 10 p.m. and took her 1994 Chevrolet Dooley four-door crew cab, black over white, with a blue stripe on the side. It has four rear wheels, and police estimate its value at $35,000. The license plate number is 4X29127. La Habra Police Sgt.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 30, 1994
Six men were arrested after stealing a tractor-trailer at gunpoint near South Coast Plaza Shopping Center, Costa Mesa police said. The rig, driven by a Pomona man, was hauling two trailers to Robinsons-May department store when two men jumped into the cab at the Bristol Street exit of the San Diego Freeway at 10:50 p.m. Thursday, Detective Frank Rudisill said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 17, 1993 | MARK I. PINSKY
Police arrested a man suspected of hijacking five meat trucks at gunpoint from a supermarket warehouse since July, authorities said Thursday. Rodney Duane Jefferson, 29, of Los Angeles approached wholesale meat supply trucks waiting in line between 4 and 6 a.m. to unload at the Lucky's Market Warehouse in Buena Park, police said. Sometimes the trucks were parked in line with the drivers asleep in the cab camper. "He would hijack the truck at gunpoint," said Sgt.
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May 19, 1990 | MICHAEL ASHCRAFT
A truck was hijacked and its driver abducted early Friday by two men who tied him up in the sleeper area of the vehicle's cab at gunpoint, police said. Marvin Beauchamp, of Chicago, was released in the Compton area in Los Angeles County, after which the men drove off with the rig's tractor, Brea Police Detective Grant Gulickson said.
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April 30, 1994
Six men were arrested after stealing a tractor-trailer at gunpoint near South Coast Plaza Shopping Center, Costa Mesa police said. The rig, driven by a Pomona man, was hauling two trailers to Robinsons-May department store when two men jumped into the cab at the Bristol Street exit of the San Diego Freeway at 10:50 p.m. Thursday, Detective Frank Rudisill said.
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November 5, 1993 | MARK I. PINKSY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Two Los Angeles men are being held on suspicion of hijacking a Cypress-based truck, kidnaping the driver and holding him for three days in a shed in Central California in a foiled effort to collect a "finder's fee" from the truck owner, police said Thursday. Police identified the driver, who was released unharmed, as 36-year-old Joseph Henderson of Coachella. The incident began Oct.
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September 13, 1993 | LILY DIZON and LESLIE BERKMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
A transient hijacked an Orange County transit bus Sunday and led authorities on a 35-mile chase before he was arrested after ordering a beer at the Swallows Inn in San Juan Capistrano, authorities said. No one was injured in the pursuit. The man, Eugene Laporte, 34, forced the only other passenger and the driver off the bus before careening down three freeways with police and California Highway Patrol cars and a helicopter tracking him, officials said.
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