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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 6, 1992
A sheriff's deputy recruit was slightly injured Sunday in a shooting accident on the target range at the Peter J. Pitchess Honor Rancho in Castaic, authorities said. The mishap occurred about 4:40 p.m. when the unidentified recruit, training for the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department reserve force, accidentally fired his gun while loading it, Sgt. Ron Spear said. The bullet ricocheted off the ground and struck a second recruit, he said.
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NEWS
December 20, 1986
A man working on the roof of a Los Angeles County jail facility in Castaic accidentally fell 30 feet to his death Friday, according to the Sheriff's Department. John Roger Baker, 39, of Montclair was pronounced dead at Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital in Valencia, a hospital spokeswoman said. Baker, an employee of a Rosemead contractor, lost his balance about 11 a.m. and fell from the roof of the maximum-security facility at Peter J. Pitchess Honor Rancho, Deputy Sam Jones said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 5, 1985
Aman serving a one-year sentence for assault slipped away from a minimum security prison in northern Los Angeles county Thursday, authorities said. Gilbert Esquer, 28, was discovered missing from the Peter J. Pitchess Honor Rancho at Castaic near Interstate 5 about noon, Sgt. Robert Faucette said. Prison officials notified California police after searching the 2,800-acre facility and determining that Esquer was gone, Faucette said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 12, 1993
Sheriff's deputies Wednesday reported the first fight-related inmate death at the North County Correctional Facility, marking the latest incident in a series of racially motivated brawls plaguing the county's sprawling Peter J. Pitchess Honor Rancho in Castaic. Four brawls have been reported at the jail since the beginning of the year, including one that involved almost 100 inmates. Thomas E.
NEWS
March 2, 1987
Six minimum-security prisoners were injured when a bus carrying them to a dairy farm at the Los Angeles County Jail's Peter J. Pitchess Honor Rancho in Castaic plunged down a 20-foot embankment, sheriff's deputies said.
NEWS
February 24, 1992
Ten inmates at the Peter J. Pitchess Honor Rancho in Castaic received minor injuries Sunday in a racial brawl that erupted when one inmate objected to another receiving a second helping at breakfast, Los Angeles County sheriff's officials said. The inmates were treated for cuts and returned to the jail north of Santa Clarita. The melee broke out in a dormitory shortly before 7:30 a.m. after a white inmate complained about a black inmate getting extra food, deputies said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 12, 1993
A convicted car thief escaped Wednesday from a minimum-security facility at Peter J. Pitchess Honor Rancho, authorities said. Santiago Myia, 25, walked out of the facility between inmate counts at 3 and 7 a.m., Los Angeles County Sheriff's Sgt. Cliff Lewis said. Myia, a Santa Monica resident, had been arrested in Los Angeles in June and was serving a one-year term for grand theft auto. When caught, he could be sentenced for up to another year in jail.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 18, 1993
A Los Angeles County sheriff's deputy accidentally shot himself in the knee Friday after he slipped on a shooting range in Castaic, authorities said. Robert Smith, 36, was wounded shortly before 8 a.m. at a training range at the Peter J. Pitchess Honor Rancho, sheriff's spokesman Gabe Ramirez said. Smith, a 13-year veteran of the department, was holding a 9-millimeter Beretta semiautomatic pistol when he slipped and fell backward, firing a bullet into his left knee, Ramirez said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 16, 1993 | SHARON BERNSTEIN
Five inmates suffered minor bruises and abrasions, and at least 50 inmates will be transferred to other facilities as the result of a fistfight between members of rival black gangs at the County Jail in Castaic, authorities said Monday. Rod Weber, a spokesman for the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, said inmates at the Peter J. Pitchess Honor Rancho-South fought for about five minutes, beginning at about 7:30 p.m. Sunday. The fight ended when deputies arrived on the scene, he said.
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