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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.
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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.
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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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December 17, 2013 | By Joseph Serna
After more than two and a half years on the run, a Pomona man is expected to face charges for a 2011 fatal drive-by shooting, Los Angeles County prosecutors said. Ruben Vargas, 37, is scheduled to be arraigned Jan. 14 on a murder charge in the 2011 shooting death of Lina Romero , 31. Pomona police say Vargas and 27-year-old Andrew Alvarez drove by a home in the 600 block of Illinois Street and unleashed a barrage of gunfire into a home, hitting Romero, who was inside. She died about a month later in the hospital, turning the case into a homicide.
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May 5, 2004 | Andrew Blankstein and Anna Gorman, Times Staff Writers
Weeks before Raul Tinajero, the state's star witness in a murder case, was strangled in the Los Angeles County Jail, he told his mother that he feared for his life. "Mom, I'm afraid," he told her tearfully in a phone call from the Men's Central Jail. "They are going to kill me, Mom, cause I went to court." Silvia Tinajero said she told him not to be scared, to trust in God and to always tell the truth.
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December 27, 2012 | By Chris Megerian, Los Angeles Times
SACRAMENTO - Ruben Switzer wasn't happy with his accommodations at a well-known Los Angeles establishment, so he went online to vent. "Service sucks," he wrote. "Food sucks. " Switzer posted his thoughts on Yelp, the popular review website. But unlike many of his fellow armchair critics, he wasn't rating a restaurant or hotel. He was reviewing the Los Angeles County Jail, and he gave it one star. Typically, Yelp users are deciding where to go for dinner or stay on vacation.
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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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.
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