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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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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.
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December 2, 2013 | By Ruben Vives, This post has been updated, as indicated below.
Police evacuated dozens of people from a shopping center in downtown Long Beach after a report of a bomb threat inside a Wal-Mart store.  The Sheriff's Department bomb squad responded to the store, according to Sgt. Aaron Eaton of the Long Beach Police Department. The possible bomb threat was reported about 1:30 p.m. at 151 5th Street near Long Beach Boulevard , Eaton said.  The Wal-Mart is in the City Place shopping center. Several streets into the shopping center were shut during the investigation.
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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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September 6, 2013 | By Richard Winton
An attorney for a man captured on video being repeatedly Tasered and hit with a baton by Long Beach police said officers broke the man's arm and leg and left him with a gash in the head consistent with a baton blow. Attorney Brian Dunn said the officers' blow broke a bone in Porfirio Santos-Lopez's arm and a bone in his lower leg. Dunn said Santos-Lopez also has a large gash "consistent with a baton strike" above his hair line. In addition, Dunn said his client suffered an injury to his lung from the impact of the altercation with police officers.
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October 29, 2002 | Louis Sahagun, Times Staff Writer
A Spanish teacher at Woodrow Wilson High School was arrested Monday night on suspicion of fatally beating and stabbing his 19-year-old girlfriend, a recent graduate of the Long Beach school. Pedro Tepoz Leon, 34, was wounded and bleeding when he pulled behind an officer on Interstate 80 near Vacaville and asked for help. Leon, suffering stab wounds in the neck and upper torso, told the officer that he had been involved in an assault in Long Beach, said Long Beach police spokeswoman Jana Blair.
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May 12, 1991 | ROXANA KOPETMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Don Jackson case, in the words of one attorney, has been "the biggest misdemeanor trial to ever hit Long Beach." It certainly has been the longest and most expensive. Closing arguments in the trial of two former police officers accused of abusing Jackson during a traffic stop two years ago ended last Tuesday, and the case was sent to the jury for deliberation.
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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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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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