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August 20, 2008 | Paloma Esquivel, Times Staff Writer
A man who robbed a Buena Park theater this week took the time and care to convince his victims that he was a police detective and that he was there to help solve a crime, authorities said Tuesday. He wore a gun on his hip and a badge on his shirt and had a business card identifying him as a Buena Park police officer. He made phone calls to supposed supervisors in front of the victims. Then he turned the gun on the unsuspecting manager and fled with the cash. The incident was reported about 2:30 p.m. Monday at the Krikorian Theatres in the Buena Park Mall, said Buena Park Police Sgt. Bill Kohanek.
April 20, 2007 | Garrett Therolf, Times Staff Writer
The maintenance worker began the day with a walk through Santa Ana Cemetery, past the pinwheel spinning above an elderly couple's tombstone, into the brick and granite niches where a nameplate hung askew. Bending his knees to take a closer look, he saw that the screws had been loosened, and the cremated remains of Deborah Sue Makaryk were gone. He called police and filed a report that listed no leads and offered no evidence, except that Deborah Sue Makaryk was missing. Hours later on Nov.
December 1, 2006 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Robert Volpe, 63, a retired New York Police Department detective renowned for tracking down art fraud and theft -- and the father of the officer imprisoned for a notorious attack on a Haitian immigrant -- died Tuesday of a heart attack at his home on Staten Island, N.Y. Volpe, who was the subject of "Art Cop," a 1974 book about his experiences, attained fame in the 1970s as the only detective in the country assigned to investigate art fraud and theft.
July 8, 2005 | From Times Wire Reports
Two former New York police detectives accused of leading double lives as Mafia hit men were ordered released on $5-million bail each after a federal judge said the government's case against them was weak. U.S. District Judge Jack Weinstein gave the prosecution 10 days to appeal before the men are freed.
June 7, 2005 | Matt Lait and Scott Glover, Times Staff Writers
A veteran Los Angeles homicide detective accused of misconduct in a 22-year-old murder case has decided to retire amid continuing scrutiny of his investigation and a questionable letter he later wrote to the state parole board to keep the man he helped convict in prison. Lt. Andrew Monsue, 57, worked his last day as supervisor of detectives in the LAPD's Central Division on Friday.
March 12, 2005 | From Times Wire Reports
Two former New York detectives accused of carrying out Mafia executions and supplying mob bosses with the names of informants were ordered held without bail in Las Vegas pending transfer to New York for trial. U.S. Magistrate Judge Lawrence R. Leavitt said Louis Eppolito and his former partner, Stephen Caracappa, would pose a serious threat if granted bail.
March 11, 2005 | From Associated Press
Two police detectives led double lives as Mafia hit men, kidnapping and killing rival gangsters and giving confidential information to the mob for more than a decade, federal prosecutors charged Thursday. Louis Eppolito, who wrote an autobiography titled "Mafia Cop: The Story of an Honest Cop Whose Family Was the Mob," and his former partner, Stephen Caracappa, were arrested at a restaurant off the Las Vegas Strip, law enforcement officials said.
December 5, 2004 | Richard Setlowe, Richard Setlowe is the author of five novels, including "The Sexual Occupation of Japan," recently published by HarperCollins.
Los Angeles Police Chief William Bratton bounded onto the stage to Miklos Rozsa's dum-de-dum-dum fanfare from "Dragnet." The occasion at the L.A. Police Museum last year was billed as "A Night With Joe Friday: A Tribute to LAPD Detectives Real & Reel." A dozen real detectives had been nominated for the first annual Hat Squad Award, named for the legendary robbery division team whose members, according to the program, represented "what a detective should be."
June 27, 2004 | From Times Staff Reports
Burbank police detectives shot and killed a 25-year-old man after he struck one of them with his car, authorities said Saturday. The two detectives tried to talk to the man, a suspect in a drug investigation, about 10:30 p.m. Friday in an alley near Oxnard Street and Coldwater Canyon Avenue, police said.
May 22, 2004 | H.G. Reza, Times Staff Writer
A Newport Beach police detective who interviewed a young woman after she allegedly was raped in the home of a top Orange County sheriff's official said Friday she would not testify in the case if called as a witness. On two occasions after the July 2002 incident, Det. Terri L. Fischer interviewed the woman known in court as Jane Doe, who prosecutors say was assaulted in the Corona del Mar home of Assistant Sheriff Donald Haidl.
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