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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 28, 1994 | JULIE TAMAKI
Los Angeles police were investigating Tuesday whether the drivers of two vehicles involved in an accident at a Van Nuys intersection were under the influence of drugs or alcohol when their cars collided, injuring nine people, including four children. Blood tests due back next week will determine whether Jose Fernandez, 31, and Richard Condap, 41, both of Van Nuys, were intoxicated at the time of the Monday night crash, Los Angeles Police Detective Rick Talkington said.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 5, 1993
Police on Sunday were investigating the death of a man in an apparent hit-and-run accident. The man was found lying face down in the 1100 block of North Euclid Street late Saturday. He probably was struck by a vehicle about 11:20 p.m, but no witnesses have been found, said Santa Ana Police Sgt. Dick Faust. The victim's name and age were not available, Faust said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 12, 1990
Police on Wednesday continued to investigate the death of a child who may have been the victim of a beating, but they made no arrests in the case. An autopsy showed that 14-month-old Felicia Lynn Grunbaum died of massive head injuries about 3 a.m. Wednesday at Humana Hospital-Huntington Beach. Police refused to provide further details, saying that to do so might jeopardize their investigation. "At this point . . .
NEWS
March 23, 1992
Two weekend shootings by law enforcement officers were being investigated Sunday. In one, an off-duty sheriff's deputy wounded a man who tried to rob him as he was leaving for work, authorities said. Hawthorne police said Los Angeles County Sheriff's Deputy Damaso Bautista, 21, was dressed in civilian clothes at 4:30 a.m. Sunday when a man with a pistol demanded money. Bautista ran for cover and fired two shots. An 18-year-old man sought treatment later for a gunshot wound at a nearby hospital.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 25, 1994 | GREG HERNANDEZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Investigators have still not determined if a 17-year-old who died from a gunshot wound to the head shot himself while playing with a handgun or was shot by someone else, police said Friday. The body of Quy Tung Nguyen of Westminster was found Thursday afternoon inside an apartment in the 13700 block of Edwards Street by officers investigating reports of gunfire, Sgt. Mike Mittelstaedt said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 26, 1992
Los Angeles police are investigating the death of a 7-year-old Burbank boy and searching for his father after the child's body was found in the father's Hollywood apartment, authorities said Tuesday. There was no obvious cause of death for Clayton Denis, and an autopsy performed Tuesday was inconclusive, said Lt. Al Moen of the Police Department's child-abuse unit. Moen said investigators are awaiting for toxicological reports.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 7, 1998
Authorities on Friday released the identity of a 26-year-old Gardena man whose body was found in a trash container in Downey. He was identified as Kay Roby. He was found Thursday morning in a dumpster in a carport on Emily Lane, according to a Los Angeles County coroner's office spokesman. Detectives are awaiting the results of an autopsy. Roby's death is being investigated as a homicide.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 27, 1991 | ELIZABETH HOWTON
A second fire at a market in less than two weeks caused extensive damage early Friday morning and required firefighters from four cities to put it out. The Founder's Liquor Market and Deli at 330 N. Brea Blvd. looked "pretty well wiped out," said an employee of Shakey's Pizza, which is in the same building. The fire caused $150,000 in structural damage and $50,000 in damage to the store's contents, according to Battalion Chief Joel Shennum of the Brea Fire Department.
NEWS
May 5, 1999 | Associated Press
The manager of a border assembly plant was shot to death by unidentified assailants in Tijuana, police reported Tuesday. Police spokesman Lorenzo Garibay said it was unclear whether the shooting of executive Shiro Sasayama, 50, was the result of a botched robbery or kidnapping attempt. Sasayama was found dead in his car in an industrial section of Tijuana after two assailants reportedly shot him in the head with a .25-caliber pistol.
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