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August 15, 2008 | Tami Abdollah
Authorities searched Thursday for three men, at least one of whom was armed, who hijacked a big rig loaded with electronics on the 710 Freeway on Thursday. About 1:20 a.m., the driver of a Freightline truck was on the West Del Amo Boulevard onramp to the 710 when he saw a stalled vehicle in his path, said Officer Jackie Bezart, a spokeswoman for the Long Beach Police Department. After he stopped, three men approached and ordered him out of the vehicle at gunpoint before driving off in the big rig, Bezart said.
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August 6, 1992
In regard to the article titled "Long Beach Votes to Keep Its Own Police" (July 15): I guess the decision of the City Council to not accept the Sheriff's Department contract proposal was a small one to them. The council would rather spend $11 million more of the taxpayers' money to have more "control" over the city's law enforcement. Doesn't having a contract mean you are the customer? Doesn't the customer control the terms, limits and execution of the contract? It's apparent how much "control" the City Council currently has with the Long Beach Police.
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April 21, 2012 | By Richard Winton, Los Angeles Times
A nine-year veteran of the Long Beach Police Department has been arrested on suspicion of felony possession of child pornography after reportedly meeting a teenager while on patrol and soliciting explicit photographs of the youth through electronic messages, police said. Noe Yanez, 40, was taken into custody Thursday evening by Long Beach police after an investigation that began earlier this month. The alleged victim had told a school resources officer about the messages and authorities were alerted.
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February 16, 1995 | JOHN POPE
Gang shootings and homicides in the city dropped sharply last year after a six-year upswing, according to police statistics, which also showed a drop in the overall number of reported crimes in 1994. Overall crime fell by 5.5% and crimes against people--including murder, manslaughter, rape, robbery and assault--decreased by 12.8%, according to a Long Beach Police Department report. Gang homicides showed the most dramatic decline, however, falling 41% from 61 in 1993 to 36 last year.
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June 11, 1987
In a plea bargain that will keep him out of prison, suspended police Lt. Robert Padilla, 46, has pleaded no contest to one felony count of having sex with a 16-year-old Explorer Scout. Padilla was originally charged with four counts of unlawful sexual intercourse and oral copulation with a minor on two occasions in late February. He faced a maximum sentence of three years in prison on each count.
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October 24, 2000
A Los Angeles boy died Monday morning after he had been found unconscious in a pond Sunday afternoon at El Dorado Park. Two-year-old Rosendo Ruiz died at 3 a.m. at the Long Beach Memorial Medical Center, said Det. David Marander. The pond was about 25 yards from a soccer game where his father was either a player or a spectator, police said. At least 50 people who were at the soccer game searched for the boy, Marander said. Minutes before 2 p.m.
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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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August 18, 2013 | By Devin Kelly
A rise in the number of copper wire thefts in Long Beach prompted police to send a warning to local businesses. Since January, at least 74 thefts of copper wire have been reported in the city, according to the Long Beach Police Department. Schools, city parks, and commercial and private businesses are among the targets. The department suggested ways for businesses to prevent thefts, including installing security alarms and surveillance cameras, securing electrical or utility boxes and checking vacant property regularly.
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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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