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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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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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December 6, 2013 | By Ruben Vives and Kate Mather
A former Long Beach police detective was arrested Thursday for allegedly passing on information to the city's Baby Insane Crips street gang as her department investigated a slaying, officials said. Yvonne Robinson, 42, -- who spent 13 years with the Long Beach Police Department and most recently worked as a detective in the investigation bureau's juvenile section -- was taken into custody at her Carson home, Long Beach police said. Prentice Jones, the 24-year-old brother of Robinson's brother-in-law, was also arrested in connection with the case, police 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.
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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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August 30, 2002 | From a Times Staff Writer
The Long Beach Police Department will receive $6.2 million to hire 36 community policing officers, the federal government announced Thursday. "We are very excited about the prospect of additional staffing," said Long Beach Police Chief Jerome E. Lance. The 930-officer department was one of 367 nationwide to get grants from the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Community Oriented Policing Services. Among area departments, West Covina police will receive $225,000 to help hire three officers.
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August 17, 2002 | NANCY WRIDE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Long Beach Police Department will release for the first time findings from investigations into the Jan. 19 officer shooting death of Marcella Byrd, a schizophrenic black woman. Police Chief Jerome Lance will discuss the separate findings of the department's internal investigation and those of the Los Angeles County coroner and district attorney. The public can question the chief at what is the monthly general membership meeting of the Long Beach chapter of the National Assn.
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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