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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 30, 1987
A private security guard Tuesday was ordered to stand trial on separate felony charges of kidnaping and child stealing in the abduction of a 13-month-old boy from the Pacific Palisades home of his adoptive parents. Los Angeles Municipal Judge Maureen Duffy-Lewis ordered Jonathan H. Cosby, 27, of North Hollywood to appear for arraignment Tuesday in Los Angeles Superior Court. He remains in Los Angeles County Jail in lieu of $250,000 bail.
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February 19, 1989 | From a Times Staff Writer
A security guard has been arrested on suspicion of sexually assaulting five women at gunpoint in a park near Los Angeles Harbor College while wearing his uniform to pose as a police officer. John Michael Rajcok, 28, of Redondo Beach was taken into custody Friday at 190th Street and Inglewood Boulevard by Los Angeles police and was being held in Los Angeles County Jail on on $50,000 bail. "He would approach young couples in the park and would pass himself off as a police officer," Lt.
NEWS
February 13, 1986
Minutes after a Los Angeles businessman was released Tuesday from federal prison at Terminal Island, he was arrested by an investigator for the state Department of Corporations on securities fraud charges relating to his defunct Beverly Hills precious metals company. Edward Mazur, 39, president of Coinex International Inc., had been in custody on contempt-of-court charges since August for failing to repay an angry investor who sued him in U.S. District Court in Los Angeles. U.S.
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September 11, 2002 | From a Times Staff Writer
Ventura County prosecutors were prevented Tuesday for the third time from charging a former Oaks Christian Middle School principal with child molestation because he remains jailed in Los Angeles County on similar allegations. Jonathan Andreas, 36, of Thousand Oaks was to be arraigned in Ventura County Superior Court on 15 counts of lewd conduct with a child for allegedly molesting a 13-year-old female student at the school in Westlake Village.
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September 23, 2003 | Anna Gorman, Times Staff Writer
Los Angeles County prosecutors filed felony charges Monday against an El Segundo man who allegedly offered to kill Kobe Bryant's accuser for $3 million. Patrick Graber, 31, was charged with one count of solicitation to commit murder and one count of solicitation to dissuade a witness. He appeared at the airport branch of Los Angeles County Superior Court on Monday afternoon, but his arraignment was postponed until Sept. 29. Judge Paula A. Mabrey set bail at $1 million.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 7, 1998
An architecture student who spent a week in jail because authorities mistakenly believed he failed to pay a $100 loitering fine had his case dismissed Monday, his attorney said. The Los Angeles County district attorney's office dropped its case against Daniel Sneed, 22, "in the interests of justice," after Sneed produced canceled checks at Downey Municipal Court to prove he had paid the fine, attorney Duane R. Folke said.
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February 9, 1988 | STEPHEN BRAUN, Times Staff Writer
Los Angeles police investigators Monday said that no charges will be filed against three people taken into custody during a weekend sweep that led to the arrest of Durrel DeWitt Collins, the reputed street gang member accused of fatally shooting a Long Beach woman last week in Westwood. Lt. Gabriel E.
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April 15, 2012 | By Sam Quinones, Los Angeles Times
Responding to incidents of violence against transgender arrestees, the Los Angeles Police Department plans to open a segregated lockup for biologically male and female suspects who identify themselves as members of the opposite sex, officials said. By early May, a 24-bed transgender module will open at the LAPD women's jail downtown, the first such police lockup in the nation, according to Capt. Dave Lindsay, the jail division commander. "This is a major change," Lindsay said.
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March 24, 2014 | By Kate Mather
A Los Angeles judge Monday again ordered ex-NFL star Darren Sharper to remain in jail without bail amid ongoing sexual assault investigations in five states. Los Angeles prosecutors have charged Sharper, 38, with two rape and five drug counts, alleging he drugged and attacked two women he met at a West Hollywood club in two separate incidents. After first being released, he was taken into custody Feb. 27 when New Orleans police issued an arrest warrant for him in connection with two alleged rapes there.
NEWS
June 17, 1997
A Los Angeles Times series detailing public safety risks and poor management within the swollen Los Angeles County jail system has won the American Bar Assn.'s prestigious Silver Gavel Award, the association has announced. The award, which honors exemplary reporting on the law and the American legal system, was presented this year to seven honorees in five categories. The Times was among two recipients in the newspaper category, the other being the Jackson, Miss., Clarion-Ledger.
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