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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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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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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.
NEWS
March 5, 1992
Regarding the articles (Times, Jan. 26) concerning the former Long Beach police chief, I take exception to a glaring misrepresentation involving an internal affairs "sting" in 1988. The statement that four officers were fired for taking money is wrong, and Carlo Cudio's comment regarding the whole department having to be fired is flat-out slander. (Cudio, a Los Angeles police commander, was hired as a consultant to help overhaul the Long Beach police Internal Affairs section.) The incident resulted in a single reserve officer being terminated, and if this matter was confirmed by (Lawrence L.)
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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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February 13, 2014 | By Robert J. Lopez
A 45-year-old woman accused of advertising that she conducted procedures including "Vampire Facelifts" and "butt augmentation" was arrested in connection with a suspicious death at a Long Beach beauty salon, police said Thursday evening. Sandra Perez Gonzalez rented a treatment room at Areli's Beauty Salon, where she also provided massages, according to the Long Beach Police Department. Officers responded to the salon Wednesday and found firefighters performing CPR on Hamilet Suarez, 36, a Long Beach resident who police said was in cardiac arrest "under suspicious circumstances.
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.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
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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