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April 10, 2014 | Wire reports
Colin Kaepernick, the young San Francisco 49ers quarterback who guided the team to the Super Bowl and a conference championship game during his first two seasons, is under investigation by Miami police for possible sexual misconduct last week at a hotel, the Miami Herald reported. Also listed on the police incident report are his teammate Quinton Patton, 23, a second-year pro, and Seattle Seahawks receiver Ricardo Lockette, 27. Though no charges have been filed, the report indicates that a woman - who said she had a sexual relationship with Kaepernick in the past - told police on April 3 that she passed out in the hotel about midnight April 1. She woke up at a Miami hospital the next morning, the report says, with no idea how she got there.
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April 21, 2014 | By Alicia Banks
An 8-year-old was recovering Monday after suffering "significant wounds" and had "flesh ripped away" when three pit bulls attacked her in Santa Monica, authorities said.  Police responded to a call of a dog bite about 8 p.m. Sunday in the 1800 block of 21st Street. Moments before, the girl, her mother and a family cousin were visiting a neighbor close to the enclosed property, police said.  Once through the gate, one pit bull approached the girl and sniffed her. Seconds later, the pit bull was joined by two other dogs, who did the same.
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March 14, 2014 | By Robyn Dixon
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- Police investigating the shooting of model and lawyer Reeva Steenkamp by her boyfriend, South African Olympian Oscar Pistorius, had to open another investigation into themselves -- over the disappearance of a valuable watch from the scene when only police were present. The embarrassing revelation that police apparently stole a watch valued at $5,000 to $10,000, part of Friday's testimony in Pistorius' murder trial, came with South African newspapers complaining of police ineptitude.
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April 19, 2014 | By Matt Stevens
A Westlake High School softball coach has been arrested on suspicion of sexually assaulting a 15-year-old student athlete, authorities said. Thousand Oaks police received information about possible “unlawful sexual activities” on Wednesday and arrested Robert Garza, 37, the next afternoon, according to a police statement. Detectives said they believed the alleged incident involving Garza and a female student occurred off school grounds while students were on spring break.
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September 2, 2004 | Gary Klein, Times Staff Writer
Several USC football players have been contacted through attorneys, but none have been interviewed regarding an ongoing sexual assault investigation that involves at least one member of the the team, law enforcement sources said Wednesday. According to those sources, junior running back Hershel Dennis is the focus of the investigation that began after an alleged incident occurred Aug. 16 in a housing complex where players stayed during training camp.
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November 30, 1994 | JULIE TAMAKI
Los Angeles police continued an investigation Tuesday into the death of actress Lindsay Wagner's 89-year-old grandfather, who was discovered dead inside his Pacoima home, which had apparently been burglarized, authorities said. Virgil Wagner was found Nov. 23 at his home in the 12800 block of Sunburst Street after a neighbor phoned police and reported the front door was open, Los Angeles Police Detective Frank Bishop said.
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March 31, 1996 | Associated Press
Authorities say some things just don't add up in the story of a 10-year-old boy with Down syndrome who allegedly survived three days in the woods with two stray dogs' help. So Barry County Prosecutor David Cole requested a police investigation after discrepancies began to emerge, a newspaper reported Friday. Josh Carlisle was reported missing by his mother March 6. He was found 70 hours later in a dry river bed by a volunteer searcher.
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May 23, 1996 | LORI HAYCOX and LEE ROMNEY
Police are investigating allegations that a 17-year-old Los Alamitos High school athlete secretly videotaped himself having sex with a 14-year-old girl and then shared the video with classmates, authorities confirmed Wednesday. Seal Beach Det. Bob Mullins said the sexual contact appeared to be consensual and that the investigation centers on whether there was surreptitious taping of minors having sex.
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November 15, 1986 | GLENN F. BUNTING and RALPH FRAMMOLINO, Times Staff Writers
San Diego City Manager John Lockwood said Friday he has added three new allegations to his investigation of Police Chief Bill Kolender and his top administrators. Lockwood said he is looking into charges that Assistant Chief Bob Burgreen and Officer George Head used police video equipment last year to film a personal fishing trip to Lake Powell. Burgreen and Head had formed a company called "Burhead" to produce a commercial fishing show for local television.
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March 21, 1993 | GARY GORMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
For the Ventura County district attorney's office, it was an embarrassing admission: After holding a Ventura man for four months on a murder charge, prosecutors said they had the wrong man. But the release of Antonio D. Morales on March 12 was only the latest in a string of high-profile setbacks for Dist. Atty. Michael D.
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April 18, 2014 | By Joseph Serna and Kate Mather
Los Angeles police are investigating potential links between the kidnapping of a teenage girl who was doused with flammable liquid and two other South L.A. attacks that left two women and a 1-year-old boy dead. The suspect, Robert Ransom Jr., 30, has been charged with nine felony counts related to the attack on the 16-year-old, including rape, attempted murder, kidnapping and assault, according to a complaint filed by the Los Angeles County district attorney's office. He pleaded not guilty to the charges April 8, said Shiara  Dávila-Morales, a spokeswoman for the district attorney.
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April 10, 2014 | Wire reports
Colin Kaepernick, the young San Francisco 49ers quarterback who guided the team to the Super Bowl and a conference championship game during his first two seasons, is under investigation by Miami police for possible sexual misconduct last week at a hotel, the Miami Herald reported. Also listed on the police incident report are his teammate Quinton Patton, 23, a second-year pro, and Seattle Seahawks receiver Ricardo Lockette, 27. Though no charges have been filed, the report indicates that a woman - who said she had a sexual relationship with Kaepernick in the past - told police on April 3 that she passed out in the hotel about midnight April 1. She woke up at a Miami hospital the next morning, the report says, with no idea how she got there.
NEWS
April 8, 2014 | By Susan Denley
Peaches Geldof, 25-year-old socialite, model, writer, television personality and runway-show regular, was found dead at her home in Kent, England, on Monday. Foul play wasn't suspected but police are investigating the death they called "sudden and unexplained. " [Los Angeles Times] Model Chanel Iman might be engaged to rapper A$AP Rocky, Page Six reports. [New York Post] Jennifer Lawrence was a bridesmaid at her brother's wedding, and she's  featured - along with the rest of the wedding party - on the cover of Martha Stewart Real Weddings special edition wearing a pale strapless bridesmaid dress from J. Crew.
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April 7, 2014 | By Samantha Schaefer
Police are searching for a suspect in the fatal shooting of a man in South Los Angeles, authorities said. The victim suffered a gunshot wound just before 6 p.m. Saturday at 92 nd Street and Central Avenue, said Officer Cleon Joseph of the Los Angeles Police Department. The man, who authorities said was in his late 40s, has not been identified. He was transferred to a local hospital where he later died, Joseph said. Homicide Report: Tracking killings in L.A. County The incident was possibly gang-related, he said.
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March 27, 2014 | By Emily Alpert Reyes
At least 20 Los Angeles police cars sped to Bruno Street in Chinatown on Thursday night after getting a call that a gunman was holding several people hostage inside a building. LAPD Public Information Officer Nuria Vanegas said police had received a call at 10:22 p.m. saying that an armed former employee was at 130 Bruno St. -- the site of Homeboy Industries -- holding six to eight people inside. The caller said the person had a handgun. "We cannot confirm whether that's credible or not," Vanegas said.
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March 27, 2014 | By Kate Mather and Richard Winton, This post has been corrected. See note at the bottom for details.
An investigation into a baggage theft operation at Los Angeles International Airport has grown rapidly, and authorities now say as many as 25 baggage handler may ultimately be detained in the case. Police said the theft operation -- probably one of the biggest in LAX history -- preyed on travelers and resulted in the theft of “thousands upon thousands of dollars” in electronics, jewelry and other items from luggage as it moved through the airport. So far, six baggage handlers have been arrested and eight others detained in the case.
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January 26, 2014 | By Anh Do
Dung Pham knows only one way to survive the loss of his 23-year-old daughter, Kim, who died last week after she was severely beaten outside a Santa Ana nightclub. "All I can do is practice to forget," Pham, 60, said of his youngest child. "Forget the memories. Forget the big moments. Forget everything. Only then would we suffer less. " Police said Kim Pham was attacked in the predawn hours of Jan. 18 as she stood in line outside The Crosby club. She was still unconscious when officers arrived.
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December 17, 2005 | Peter Yoon, Times Staff Writer
At least two starting players for the Texas football team are under investigation by Austin police for separate cases of robbery and assault, according to athletic department officials, though no charges have been filed and the university does not plan disciplinary action. An official statement from the Austin Police Department said that "information obtained indicates that the individuals being investigated in these incidents are involved in the UT athletic program."
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March 27, 2014 | By Richard Winton and Kate Mather, This post has been updated. See note below for details.
In what officials believe is one of the biggest baggage theft operations in Los Angeles International Airport history, authorities on Thursday said they suspect at least 14 baggage handlers of stealing thousands of dollars in electronics, jewelry and other high-priced items. Police allege that the thieves worked in tandem for at least several months, stealing from bags and other property in a secured area of the airport. Some of the items were then sold on Craigslist. Detectives are still trying to tally the total losses and identify the victims.
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March 27, 2014 | By Richard Winton, Kate Mather, Dan Weikel and Soumya Karlamangla
As the sea of luggage twists and turns down rollers from terminals at Los Angeles International Airport, the bags stop briefly at large platforms where workers separate them for flights across the world. It is there, police said, that a group of baggage handlers pulled off one of the largest property heists in airport history. For months, detectives said, workers rifled through bags looking for items to steal. “Basically everything of value -- be it electronics, jewelry and items -- that could be stolen in seconds would be removed from bags,” LAX Police Chief Pat Gannon said.
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