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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."
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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June 15, 1995
Seventeen adults and two juveniles were arrested Wednesday in Long Beach during a sweep for known drug dealers, gang members and parole violators, a police spokesman said. More than 150 Long Beach police officers and city, county, state and federal agents hit the streets at 5 a.m., targeting 41 locations. The 12th and largest of the "Operation Clean Streets" sweeps was sparked by a rash of recent shootings and homicides in the area, said Cpl. Josef Levy of the Long Beach Police Department.
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May 31, 1989
The Long Beach Police Department's internal affairs unit is investigating how four officers obtained stolen tickets to a Laker pro basketball playoff game, Police Chief Lawrence L. Binkley said Tuesday. The officers, who said they bought the tickets from a waitress, showed up at the game May 20 and were told by Forum security guards that the tickets they used had been stolen. The tickets and other goods worth about $1,400 were stolen May 17 from a car parked in Long Beach with its sunroof open, Binkley said.
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September 5, 1999 | From a Times Staff Writer
Police continued to search a Long Beach neighborhood Saturday for a weapon and other evidence in the wake of a robbery suspect's fatal shooting by officers Friday night. Long Beach search and rescue workers and dogs from the Orange County Sheriff's Department were helping police comb a crime scene encompassing several blocks in the city's northern section, the Long Beach Police Department said.
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January 7, 1992 | LILY DIZON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A former police officer was ordered Monday to stand trial on felony assault charges for allegedly shooting a man during a traffic dispute. Alan B. Ice, 45, of Fountain Valley was fired from the Long Beach Police Department in November after the Sept. 28 shooting, which occurred when he was off duty. Ice, along with the Long Beach Police Assn., is appealing the termination. Ice was released on his own recognizance after the preliminary hearing, according to his attorney, John D. Barnett.
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