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March 11, 2014 | By Ruben Vives
Criminal charges have been filed against a Long Beach woman who allegedly abducted her 12-year-old son, setting off a statewide Amber Alert, the Los Angeles County district attorney's office said. Sri Ann Johnston, 48, has been charged with one count each of kidnapping and child custody deprivation, prosecutors said Monday. Johnston picked up her son, Nicholas Johnston, for a midweek visitation March 5 but did not take him to school the next day as scheduled, they said. On Monday around 1:20 p.m. the California Highway Patrol issued an Amber Alert for Nicholas, rattling cellphones throughout the state.
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June 25, 1992 | ROXANA KOPETMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A majority of the Long Beach City Council said this week that it will support the Police Department and kill a proposal that would replace local officers with Los Angeles County Sheriff's deputies. Five of the nine councilmen said in interviews this week that they would vote against a controversial proposal to abolish the Police Department, which would make Long Beach the largest city in the nation without a local force.
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March 27, 2001 | DAVID HALDANE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The man who shot his former girlfriend, her grandfather and himself to death at a Santa Ana mobile home park over the weekend was the scion of a well-known police family whose own law enforcement career ended when he dropped out of the Long Beach Police Academy last year, authorities said Monday. Officer Jana Blair, a Long Beach Police spokeswoman, said no misconduct was involved when William Farley Stovall III, 22, withdrew from the academy only a week after entering it April 3.
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June 27, 2002 | HECTOR BECERRA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Two men trying to cross the U.S. border from Tijuana were arrested Wednesday in the shooting of an armored-truck guard the day before in north Long Beach, police said. The guard, Victor Hurtado, 33, of Paramount, died Wednesday morning. He had been shot in the head at close range by a robber. Jose Silva, 20, of Long Beach and Daniel Nieves, 22, of Los Angeles were arrested about 4 p.m. after a U.S.
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February 2, 2004 | David Haldane, Times Staff Writer
Long Beach police were looking Sunday for a man they believe may have fled the area with the body of his estranged wife in his car after setting her house afire and critically burning her 20-year-old son. Dante Caldejon, 50, called relatives about 4 a.m. Sunday and said that he had killed Ofelia Gahol, also 50, and was taking her body to Mexico, according to Sgt. Paul Le Baron, a spokesman for the Long Beach Police Department. "It's a unique situation," Le Baron said.
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February 3, 2004 | Erin Ailworth, Times Staff Writer
A man suspected of killing his wife and setting her house on fire in Long Beach last weekend was arrested Monday in San Diego with a woman's body in his sport utility vehicle. Police said they believed Dante Caldejon, 50, was heading for Mexico. Officers found him about noon parked at the Mission Bay Visitor Information Center. "He got out, he identified himself with his driver's license," said Lt. Jim Duncan of the San Diego Police Department. "He said his wife was in the car."
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March 17, 2014 | By Ruben Vives
A 20-year-old man has been charged in connection with the brutal assault of a 19-year-old woman at an apartment complex in Long Beach, authorities said Monday. Jonathan Britton was charged with attempted murder, battery with serious injury, assault by means of committing great bodily injury, and robbery, according to the Long Beach Police Department. They said Britton remains in Los Angeles County Jail. Police officials said they arrested Britton and a 15-year-old boy last Wednesday after officers responded to a call about two suspicious people walking around an apartment complex.  Police said they determined that the pair had knowledge of an assault against a young woman.
NEWS
January 30, 1992
Trial is scheduled to begin Friday for a former Long Beach police officer accused of shooting a motorist in Fountain Valley during a traffic dispute. Alan B. Ice, 45, of Fountain Valley has pleaded not guilty to felony charges of assault with a firearm and discharging a firearm at an occupied vehicle. Ice, who was arraigned last week in Superior Court in Santa Ana, could face a 10-year prison term if convicted. Ice is free on his own recognizance.
NEWS
January 25, 1990
The Long Beach City Council this week took the first steps to place an item on the June ballot that would ask voters to approve a new property tax to pay for 75 additional police officers. The levy, which would amount to $44 a year for the typical single-family home, will be the subject of a public hearing Feb. 26. If placed on the ballot, the levy would have to be approved by two-thirds of the residents casting ballots.
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December 5, 1991
The Long Beach Police Department, which last year had more car accidents than it has cars, is considering a driver awareness program for officers to curtail collisions that cost the city $147,000 in damages, according to a department memo. The agency, which has 101 black and white cruisers, recorded 155 accidents during the 1990-91 fiscal year. Only three cars in the fleet were not involved in a crash, according to a Nov.
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