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November 7, 2008 | Paloma Esquivel
Police Chief Patrick McKinley has announced that he will retire as head of the city's 160 officer-department in May, officials said. McKinley, 67, has served as chief for nearly 15 years. He was hired to replace Police Chief Philip Goehring, who retired. McKinley "reinvigorated the department," said City Manager Chris Meyer. "It's going to be tough to find somebody to follow in his footsteps." McKinley joined the Fullerton Police Department in 1993. He previously worked for the Los Angeles Police Department for nearly three decades.
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April 10, 2009 | Paloma Esquivel
Two men who were involved in a fatal fight at Angel Stadium on opening day have met with police and been interviewed, but no arrests have been made, authorities said Thursday. On Wednesday, police released photographs of the two men they believed were involved in the fight. Both voluntarily contacted police Wednesday evening and were interviewed the next day, said Sgt. Rick Martinez of the Anaheim Police Department. They have not been identified because they have not been arrested.
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July 22, 2008 | Paloma Esquivel
A woman apparently committed suicide Monday by driving her car into a flood control channel in Buena Park, police said. Police responded to the crash near Artesia Boulevard and Regio Avenue about 6:20 a.m., said Buena Park Police Lt. Robin Sells. A witness said the woman drove through a chain-link fence and into the channel, Sells said. She was alone in the car and no other injuries were reported, Sells said. Evidence at the scene showed that the woman, who has not been identified, was trying to kill herself in the crash, police said.
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November 7, 2008 | Paloma Esquivel
Police Chief Patrick McKinley has announced that he will retire as head of the city's 160 officer-department in May, officials said. McKinley, 67, has served as chief for nearly 15 years. He was hired to replace Police Chief Philip Goehring, who retired. McKinley "reinvigorated the department," said City Manager Chris Meyer. "It's going to be tough to find somebody to follow in his footsteps." McKinley joined the Fullerton Police Department in 1993. He previously worked for the Los Angeles Police Department for nearly three decades.
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March 25, 2008 | Paloma Esquivel
A woman drove her car into a Burbank post office Monday, injuring three people, police said. The incident was reported just after noon at the Burbank Post Office at 2140 N. Hollywood Way, said Burbank Police Sgt. Tracy Sanchez. Three people were hurt -- the driver, a post office employee and a 62-year-old man -- though none of the injuries were serious, Sanchez said. The 62-year-old man suffered a head injury and was taken to Providence Holy Cross Medical Center. He was "conscious and alert" and appeared to be recovering, Sanchez said.
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April 8, 2009 | Paloma Esquivel
Two teenagers were killed Tuesday when the car they were traveling in crashed into a tree in Orange County, authorities said. The incident was reported about 1:40 p.m. on Trabuco Canyon Road, which winds through the foothills of the Santa Ana Mountains in the unincorporated community of Trabuco Canyon. The pair, ages 16 and 18, died at the scene, said California Highway Patrol Officer Gabe Montoya. The teenagers were the only people in the car, a Mustang, and the crash did not appear to have involved any other vehicles, he said.
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February 8, 2014 | By Paloma Esquivel
Kianna Jackson disappeared first. The 20-year-old called her mother on Oct. 2 and told her she was taking the bus to Santa Ana from her home in Las Vegas for a court date. The next day she stopped answering her phone. Twenty days later, Monique Vargas, a 34-year-old mother of three, left her sister's birthday party, telling family she was walking to the market to buy groceries. They haven't seen her since. Another 20 days later, Martha Anaya, 28, asked her boyfriend to pick up their young daughter because she had to work.
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August 23, 2013 | By Paloma Esquivel
A man was shot and killed in Compton on Friday night, according to sheriff's officials. Deputies were called to the 900 block of West 134th Street about 8 p.m., according to a statement from the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department. The victim was pronounced dead at the scene. No further information was immediately available. ALSO: Homicide Report: Track killings in L.A. County¿¿¿ Tour bus crash: Company has logged numerous safety violations Filner resignation: San Diego council to vote on harassment settlement Twitter: @PalomaEsquivel paloma.esquivel@latimes.com
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October 26, 2013 | By Paloma Esquivel
Sheriff's detectives in Carson are trying to determine whether remains found Saturday morning are those of a human. The discovery was made about 8 a.m. near the 24500 block of South Figueroa Street , an industrial area near the 110 Freeway, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department. If the remains are determined to be human, the coroner's office will determine the age, sex and identity at a later date. Anyone with information about the remains is encouraged to call the Sheriff's Department's Homicide Bureau at (323)
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August 5, 2013 | By Ari Bloomekatz and Paloma Esquivel
A brush fire burning in the Lake Elsinore area has grown to 1,500 acres and remains a threat to homes and buildings in and around the Cleveland National Forest, authorities said.  As of late Monday, mandatory evacuations were in effect for Lakeland Village, Decker Canyon and Rancho Capistrano residents, according to the U.S. Forest Service's incident information report. More than 250 fire personnel are on the scene. An evacuation center was set up at Lakeside High School in Lake Elsinore.
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July 22, 2008 | Paloma Esquivel
A woman apparently committed suicide Monday by driving her car into a flood control channel in Buena Park, police said. Police responded to the crash near Artesia Boulevard and Regio Avenue about 6:20 a.m., said Buena Park Police Lt. Robin Sells. A witness said the woman drove through a chain-link fence and into the channel, Sells said. She was alone in the car and no other injuries were reported, Sells said. Evidence at the scene showed that the woman, who has not been identified, was trying to kill herself in the crash, police said.
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March 25, 2008 | Paloma Esquivel
A woman drove her car into a Burbank post office Monday, injuring three people, police said. The incident was reported just after noon at the Burbank Post Office at 2140 N. Hollywood Way, said Burbank Police Sgt. Tracy Sanchez. Three people were hurt -- the driver, a post office employee and a 62-year-old man -- though none of the injuries were serious, Sanchez said. The 62-year-old man suffered a head injury and was taken to Providence Holy Cross Medical Center. He was "conscious and alert" and appeared to be recovering, Sanchez said.
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