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February 13, 2003
The owner of a popular Montebello restaurant was found slain in his garage early Wednesday morning, police said. Salvatore De Lorenzo, owner of Salvatore's, appeared to have been bludgeoned on the head, police said. Officers discovered his body in a pool of blood at the home on Alfred Place just after midnight . Patrol officers went to his house after receiving a call about a suspicious vehicle in the neighborhood. The car was registered to De Lorenzo.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 17, 2013 | By Ruben Vives
Armed with a search warrant, Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies raided the home of Montebello Mayor Christina Cortez early Thursday. The department did not have immediate details other than deputies had served a search warrant about 7:30 a.m. in the 1500 block of Los Angeles Avenue, the same street where the mayor's home is located, according to voting records.   According to Steve Whitmore, spokesman for the department, the warrant that was served is not focused on the mayor.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 15, 2007 | Tami Abdollah, Times Staff Writer
The man approached the wall and began to spray paint with wild abandon. Immediately, an alert went off at the Montebello Police Department, and a female voice identified the location: "Tagging at 1st and Whittier, northeast Floor Shop." The screens on numerous surveillance monitors flashed red as cameras zoomed in. Ultimately, there were no arrests. The tagger was part of a demonstration Wednesday of Montebello's new $1-million anti-graffiti system.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 31, 2013 | By Nicole Santa Cruz
Authorities are investigating the discovery of human remains Wednesday morning near the Rio Hondo bike path in Montebello, a Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department official said. A bicyclist discovered the remains about 11:30 a.m. and called the Montebello Police Department, said sheriff's Lt. Dave Coleman. The Sheriff's Department is aiding police in investigating the case. Coleman did not say whether the agencies believe the remains, which were strewn out near the trail, are a result of a homicide.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 11, 2000
An elderly sister and brother were bound and beaten in their South Montebello home Monday afternoon and the robber escaped with an unknown amount of valuables, police said. Mary Morrill, 83, and Arthur Behnke, 85, who live in the 100 block of Los Angeles Street, suffered bruises to their heads and arms. They also suffered cuts and abrasions to their wrists and ankles in their attempt to free themselves. They were hospitalized in fair condition.
NEWS
February 23, 1989
The Montebello Police Department will continue to close a busy section of Whittier Boulevard this weekend in an effort to stem a recent surge of cruisers along the major commercial thoroughfare, police officials said. The cruisers, who unexplainably began appearing in large numbers in January, have been responsible for numerous traffic jams and at least one gang-related shooting, Capt. Michael Kight said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 31, 2013 | By Nicole Santa Cruz
Authorities are investigating the discovery of human remains Wednesday morning near the Rio Hondo bike path in Montebello, a Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department official said. A bicyclist discovered the remains about 11:30 a.m. and called the Montebello Police Department, said sheriff's Lt. Dave Coleman. The Sheriff's Department is aiding police in investigating the case. Coleman did not say whether the agencies believe the remains, which were strewn out near the trail, are a result of a homicide.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 10, 1999
Family and colleagues of Montebello Police Officer Michael Galvez are appealing to the public for help in identifying the person responsible for the off-duty hit-and-run accident that left him paralyzed at the chest. Galvez, 30, of Walnut, was in stable condition at St. Francis Medical Center in Lynwood, where he was taken a week ago after the accident, hospital officials said Friday. Witnesses told authorities that the officer, who was taking his daily jog about 7:20 p.m.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 15, 2003 | Jose Cardenas, Times Staff Writer
Police are seeking the public's help in finding a man seen shopping with a popular Montebello restaurant owner who was later found bludgeoned to death in his home. Hours before he was killed, Salvatore De Lorenzo, 67, known as a kind Italian immigrant who often extended his hand to those in need, may have been shopping for the modestly dressed man seen in a store's security video. The man, whom police did not call a suspect, is "someone we would like to speak with," said Det.
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June 30, 1994 | JOHN D. WAGNER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
A former secretary in the Montebello Police Department has filed a $10-million federal lawsuit against the city, claiming that police routinely made suggestive sexual comments to her and that the chief allowed colleagues to distribute nude photos of him. Lourdes Valtierra Rivas, 33, said in the lawsuit that for eight years she was subjected to the harassment while working in the department. She quit last year. "She went through hell, big-time hell," said Rivas' attorney, Monday U. Abengowe.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 30, 2012 | By Marisa Gerber, Los Angeles Times
A boy with brick-red curls and a film of sunscreen masking his freckles squeezed a chunk of dead squid onto his bait hook. Noah Lopez, 12, bit down on his lower lip and watched as the baby-blue fishing line that matched his hoodie unraveled into the Pacific Ocean. A moment after another boy yelled, "I just caught two!," Noah thought he felt a nibble. He started to crank up his line but felt no tension. He drooped his shoulders, let his line back out and waited. That morning, Noah, along with 73 other young students from Montebello, embarked on a fishing trip to San Pedro.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 15, 2007 | Tami Abdollah, Times Staff Writer
The man approached the wall and began to spray paint with wild abandon. Immediately, an alert went off at the Montebello Police Department, and a female voice identified the location: "Tagging at 1st and Whittier, northeast Floor Shop." The screens on numerous surveillance monitors flashed red as cameras zoomed in. Ultimately, there were no arrests. The tagger was part of a demonstration Wednesday of Montebello's new $1-million anti-graffiti system.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 15, 2003 | Jose Cardenas, Times Staff Writer
Police are seeking the public's help in finding a man seen shopping with a popular Montebello restaurant owner who was later found bludgeoned to death in his home. Hours before he was killed, Salvatore De Lorenzo, 67, known as a kind Italian immigrant who often extended his hand to those in need, may have been shopping for the modestly dressed man seen in a store's security video. The man, whom police did not call a suspect, is "someone we would like to speak with," said Det.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 13, 2003
The owner of a popular Montebello restaurant was found slain in his garage early Wednesday morning, police said. Salvatore De Lorenzo, owner of Salvatore's, appeared to have been bludgeoned on the head, police said. Officers discovered his body in a pool of blood at the home on Alfred Place just after midnight . Patrol officers went to his house after receiving a call about a suspicious vehicle in the neighborhood. The car was registered to De Lorenzo.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 11, 2000
An elderly sister and brother were bound and beaten in their South Montebello home Monday afternoon and the robber escaped with an unknown amount of valuables, police said. Mary Morrill, 83, and Arthur Behnke, 85, who live in the 100 block of Los Angeles Street, suffered bruises to their heads and arms. They also suffered cuts and abrasions to their wrists and ankles in their attempt to free themselves. They were hospitalized in fair condition.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 13, 2000 | MONTE MORIN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
A Montebello policewoman shot and critically injured a man early Saturday when she mistook his bizarre behavior for an armed assault on a convenience store, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department. As the unidentified suspect clung to life at a local hospital, sheriff's investigators reported that the officer had fired a shotgun into the man's upper torso around 2 a.m.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 13, 2000 | MONTE MORIN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
A Montebello policewoman shot and critically injured a man early Saturday when she mistook his bizarre behavior for an armed assault on a convenience store, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department. As the unidentified suspect clung to life at a local hospital, sheriff's investigators reported that the officer had fired a shotgun into the man's upper torso around 2 a.m.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 17, 2013 | By Ruben Vives
Armed with a search warrant, Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies raided the home of Montebello Mayor Christina Cortez early Thursday. The department did not have immediate details other than deputies had served a search warrant about 7:30 a.m. in the 1500 block of Los Angeles Avenue, the same street where the mayor's home is located, according to voting records.   According to Steve Whitmore, spokesman for the department, the warrant that was served is not focused on the mayor.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 10, 1999
Family and colleagues of Montebello Police Officer Michael Galvez are appealing to the public for help in identifying the person responsible for the off-duty hit-and-run accident that left him paralyzed at the chest. Galvez, 30, of Walnut, was in stable condition at St. Francis Medical Center in Lynwood, where he was taken a week ago after the accident, hospital officials said Friday. Witnesses told authorities that the officer, who was taking his daily jog about 7:20 p.m.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 10, 1998 | From a Times Staff Writer
Parents of a 17-year-old youth who was shot to death by Montebello police Jan. 1 filed legal claims against the city Monday. "I'm not ready to forgive. I'll never forget," the boy's father, Anthony Mosqueda Sr., told reporters in front of Montebello City Hall. Anthony Mosqueda Jr. died after being shot by a Montebello police officer on South Spruce Street.
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