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March 20, 1999 | CRYSTAL CARREON, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
A man accused of assault on a Newport Beach police officer who pulled him over on suspicion of drunken driving was arrested in Italy on Thursday, police said. Authorities said Jeffrey Wayne Minor, 30, of Hemet fled the U.S. in February after failing to appear at an Orange County court hearing on the assault charge. Mark Geller of the Orange County district attorney's office said the arrest was a carefully coordinated effort by Interpol, the FBI, the U.S.
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February 26, 1999
An arrest warrant was issued Thursday for a driver who failed to show up in court on charges that he dragged a police officer with his Porsche after a Dec. 20 traffic stop. Officials said Jeffrey Wayne Minor, 30, who has a long history of drunk driving, was due in Harbor Court in Newport Beach for a pretrial hearing on charges of felony assault and hit-and-run. They said he also had failed to appear last week at a scheduled probation hearing in Riverside County. Newport Beach Police Lt.
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February 24, 1999 | JASON KANDEL, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
An Irvine man accused of assaulting a Newport Beach police officer failed to appear at a probation hearing in Riverside County last week in an unrelated case and may be a fugitive, authorities said. Newport Beach police said Jeffrey Wayne Minor, 30, may be in hiding and might try to duck a scheduled court appearance in Orange County this week. Authorities said Minor has a history of alcohol-related offenses. "He's dangerous when he starts drinking," Newport Beach Police Sgt. Mike McDermott said.
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September 18, 1998 | JOHN CANALIS, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Four Garden Grove police officers injured by a man who hit them with metal barbell plates were in good condition Thursday, authorities said. The officers, whose names were not released, were treated at the scene by paramedics and at a hospital for bruises and lacerations. Three were released shortly after the Wednesday night confrontation; the fourth was held for overnight observation.
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September 17, 1998 | DAVID HALDANE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A disagreement between a Garden Grove man and his mother escalated into an altercation Wednesday that resulted in trips to the hospital for him and four police officers. Officials said Robert Edward Curry, 26, was treated for dog bites, effects of pepper spray and injuries resulting from being struck by beanbags, while the officers were treated for non-life-threatening injuries resulting from being attacked with barbells.
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August 9, 1998 | VALERIE BURGHER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Charred remains found Saturday in a gutted Anaheim townhome were believed to be those of the man who had barricaded himself inside for eight hours, fired at least 20 rounds at police and disappeared in a fire that gutted homes and sent dozens of residents fleeing. Police said the suspect, whose name they had not released, had a volatile temperament and had had a fight with his wife Friday afternoon that eventually led to the firestorm in the 110-unit Brookmoore Homes complex on Cornwall Drive.
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August 8, 1998 | YUNG KIM, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A fire broke out Friday night in an Anaheim condominium complex where a 36-year-old man suspected of beating his wife had been barricaded for six hours, keeping police at bay by firing shots at them, officials said. About 9 p.m., the man became agitated and fired several rounds at a police SWAT team that had surrounded the building, Police Sgt. Joe Vargas said. Vargas said the man yelled at officers: "Anybody comes in here, I'm going to blow them up."
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August 3, 1998 | DAVID REYES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Cypress police shot and wounded a man who allegedly pointed a handgun at officers during a brief confrontation at Forest Lawn Memorial Parks & Mortuaries on Sunday, officials said. Police did not identify the man and said they were having trouble reaching his relatives to confirm his identity, Police Sgt. David Birozy said. Officials said they were called to the cemetery about 2:45 p.m. by an employee who reported that her former boyfriend had made threats against her.
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June 23, 1998 | STEVE CARNEY, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
A Costa Mesa police officer suffered cuts and a twisted knee while wrestling with a suspected truck thief who tried to stab him with a screwdriver, police said. Officer Jose Torres spotted one of two refrigerated trucks stolen late Sunday from a Costa Mesa produce company and followed it to the San Diego Freeway, Costa Mesa Police Lt. Ron Smith said. The man driving the truck swerved several times, pretending he was about to exit, then finally pulled off at Beach Boulevard, Smith said.
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January 18, 1998 | STEVE CARNEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Police have arrested two teens who they say shot at an off-duty Huntington Beach officer last month as he followed a car they had stolen, authorities said. Daniel Suh, a 19-year-old transient, was picked up about 1 p.m. Friday after he left his room at the Princess Motel, 18382 Beach Blvd., Huntington Beach Police Lt. Larry Miller said. He was armed with a loaded handgun at the time, police said.
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