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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
November 1, 1986 | THOMAS OMESTAD, Times Staff Writer
A Valencia doctor and his midwife employee were arrested Friday on suspicion of causing the deaths of five newborn infants when they provided midwife deliveries for high-risk pregnancies requiring hospitalization, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department said. Dr. Milos Klvana, 46, and midwife Dolores Doyle, 32, of Pomona operated medical clinics in Valencia, San Fernando, Temple City and Montebello, said sheriff's spokesman Chris Robbins.
November 23, 1986
Five people were arrested in a drug raid in Pacoima in which detectives confiscated about $4,000 worth of rock cocaine and $4,000 worth of allegedly stolen property, Los Angeles County sheriff's officers said. Arrested Friday at their home in the 13400 block of Desmond Street were Adonis Jenkins, 53, his son Arthur Jenkins, 28, and Robin Johnson, 28, according to Sgt. Bob Wachsmuth of the sheriff's narcotics bureau.
September 20, 1988 | JAMES S. GRANELLI
A man who ran an Anaheim firm that subleased automobiles without the consent of the owners has been sentenced to 123 days in the Los Angeles County Jail and three years' probation for his June misdemeanor convictions on tax evasion and business code violations. Eustace T. Strickland, 53, of Los Angeles was also fined $2,000 and ordered to stop subleasing autos and to stop repossessing or brokering cars without a license, said Lauren S. Arky, a deputy Los Angeles city attorney.
March 17, 2014 | By Ruben Vives
A 20-year-old man has been charged in connection with the brutal assault of a 19-year-old woman at an apartment complex in Long Beach, authorities said Monday. Jonathan Britton was charged with attempted murder, battery with serious injury, assault by means of committing great bodily injury, and robbery, according to the Long Beach Police Department. They said Britton remains in Los Angeles County Jail. Police officials said they arrested Britton and a 15-year-old boy last Wednesday after officers responded to a call about two suspicious people walking around an apartment complex.  Police said they determined that the pair had knowledge of an assault against a young woman.
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