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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 22, 2013 | By Bettina Boxall
The man found dead in a trash can in Brea was identified Saturday as a 46-year-old from Santa Ana. Brea police said the man was Jose Ramiro Baez Paredes, also known as Ramiro Baez Parades. The cause of death has not been determined, but the case is being handled as a homicide. The body was discovered by a motorist driving on Brea Canyon Road on Friday afternoon. The driver stopped to look inside a trash can, saw what appeared to be human hands and immediately contacted the police.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 8, 2013 | By Joseph Serna
A machete-wielding man threatening tenants in a Hollywood apartment complex was arrested early Wednesday after a seven-hour standoff, Los Angeles police officials said. The man was arrested about 5:30 a.m. after LAPD SWAT officers surrounded the building in the 1700 block of Fuller Avenue near Hollywood Boulevard and fired tear gas inside, officials said. The man went down to the Jacuzzi area of the pool and began threatening people, KTLA-TV reported . Some of the people called 911, and the man went back to his fifth-floor apartment.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 24, 2014 | By Paloma Esquivel
Homicide detectives in Santa Ana are investigating the early Friday morning shooting death of a man who was discovered lying on the ground in a residential neighborhood. Police said the man's identity is still not known. Someone called police about 1:10 a.m. Friday to report that a person was lying on the ground in the 1400 block of South Standard Street, according to a Santa Ana police news release. The officers who responded to the scene saw that the man had been shot and alerted paramedics, who pronounced him dead at the scene, said Cpl. Anthony Bertagna.
NEWS
July 26, 2011 | By Amina Khan, Los Angeles Times / for the Booster Shots blog
A 63-year-old Southern California man, suffering from a painful hernia, apparently stuck a butter knife into his abdomen in an attempt to remove it. In an admirable display of conscientiousness, the Associated Press reports , the Glendale resident also took the cigarette he was smoking and pressed it to the open wound. "I don't know if he was cauterizing it," one officer told AP. The man showed no outward signs of pain, according to police. His wife called 911. The officer said that he'd seen self-mutilation, "but not a maneuver like this.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 20, 2013 | By Chris Goffard
Authorities have identified a man who jumped to his death Sunday night from the Vincent Thomas Bridge in San Pedro, but are waiting to notify his next of kin, a Los Angeles County coroner official said. Just after 8 p.m., the man drove his car to the top of the bridge, stopped and climbed out, leaving the vehicle running with the headlights on, Port of Los Angeles  spokesman Phillip Sanfield said Sunday. The man, who was in his 40s, climbed a security fence, which is about 10 feet high, and jumped into the water below, Sanfield said.
NATIONAL
October 15, 2012 | By Matt Pearce
Authorities have announced the arrest of a man suspected of  the Oct. 8 kidnapping and sexual assault of an 11-year-old girl in Cody, Wyo. Few details were available  Sunday. “The suspect and vehicle (white Toyota 4Runner) involved in the child abduction case in Cody has been captured,” the Wyoming Highway Patrol said on its   Facebook page . “Thank you for all of your assistance and information!” An FBI news release said that the man had been arrested in Belgrade, Mont., and that further details would be released at a Monday morning news conference at Cody City Hall.
NATIONAL
December 4, 2012 | By Tina Susman, This post has been updated and corrected, as indicated below.
New York police were questioning a man Tuesday in connection with the death of a subway rider who witnesses said was pushed onto the tracks and crushed by an oncoming train after an apparent altercation on the platform. The identity of the man was not released, but police said late in the evening that he had implicated himself in the attack. No charges were expected to be filed before Wednesday.  Part of the incident Monday was caught on camera, and both the video and photographs of the alleged pusher were circulated across the city.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 17, 2013 | By Richard Winton
A man shot by Alhambra police inside the police headquarters lobby on Friday morning has died, a coroner's spokesman said. One or more Alhambra police officers fired their guns about 7:30 a.m. inside the police station on Commonwealth Avenue, hitting a suspect, said Sheriff's Capt. Mike Parker. Officials said they were still gathering information and could not yet say exactly what happened inside the station. Los Angeles County coroner's spokesman Ed Winter said the man was pronounced dead at the scene.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 4, 2013 | From a Times staff writer
A Southern California man who said he always wanted to skydive finally did it Monday on this 100th birthday. Vernon Maynard, a retired car dealer, and his two great-nephews made their first skydive from 13,000 feet in Perris, said Jean Walcher of the U.S. Parachute Assn., the Associated Press reported. They were accompanied by trained instructors. Skydive Perris manager Dan Brodsky-Chenfeld said Maynard, of Palm Desert, obtained a doctor's note before making the jump, according to the AP. Maynard's daughter Linda Hironimus said her father's friends made arrangements for him to skydive after he said he always wanted to try it. ALSO: LAX shooting: Condition of wounded teacher is upgraded to 'good' Driver shot and killed in Paramount after 4-hour chase is identified Tomahawk-throwing champion chases burglar from her home with ax  
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 12, 2014 | By Lauren Raab, This post has been corrected, as indicated below.
Sheriff's homicide detectives were in La Puente early Wednesday to investigate the stabbing death of a man.  The incident was reported about 2:45 a.m. in the 15900 block of Old Valley Boulevard, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department. The man was pronounced dead at the scene. No other details were immediately available.  According to the Los Angeles Times Homicide Report, two other homicides have occurred within a mile of the Old Valley Boulevard location in the last 12 months.
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