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December 28, 1994 | JULIE TAMAKI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Los Angeles police Tuesday were investigating 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. Blood tests scheduled to be completed 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, Detective Rick Talkington said.
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March 10, 1993 | JEFF SCHNAUFER
Police are investigating the death of a man whose body was found in his car Saturday evening outside a mini-mall. Guy Waterson, 37, was discovered by his wife in the back seat of his car at Roscoe Boulevard and Pendleton Street in Sun Valley. "It looks like it was an apparent overdose," Detective Oscar Carballo. Carballo could not say how long Waterson had been dead before his body was found.
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May 21, 1993
A picture of the late farm labor leader Cesar Chavez hanging on a UC Irvine bulletin board was reportedly defaced Wednesday in what campus police are investigating as a racial hate crime, officials said. UC Irvine spokeswoman Karen Newell Young said Thursday the incident took place on a bulletin board hanging in Verano Place campus housing. The picture of Chavez, who died on April 23, belonged to student Stephanie Lopez, 40, a doctoral candidate.
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May 12, 1997 | ANGIE CHUANG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Los Angeles police are investigating two apparently unrelated stabbings that occurred in Mission Hills and Canoga Park over the weekend. A 16-year-old male was killed in the Mission Hills incident. Omar Neppumuceno of Panorama City was fatally stabbed during a dispute Saturday night in the 14600 block of San Fernando Mission Boulevard, the Los Angeles County coroner's office reported. Officer Eduardo Funes said police were called to the residence at 11:30 p.m.
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November 2, 1994 | DEBBIE KONG
Police are investigating two shootings that occurred one minute apart, on the same street, in which suspects asked the victims which gang they belonged to before opening fire. Authorities, however, said the two incidents appear to be unrelated and the investigations are continuing. The first shooting occurred at 9:59 p.m. Monday at Westminster Boulevard and Westminster Lane.
NEWS
December 14, 2001 | From Times Wire Reports
Six people, including four children and an 80-year-old woman, died when a bomb blast tore through a house in western Nepal, police said. A police official said authorities were investigating whether Maoist rebels fighting to topple the constitutional monarchy were responsible for the blast 280 miles west of the capital, Katmandu, that occurred about midnight Wednesday. Last month, the rebels attacked police and military posts in the area, ending a four-month truce.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 5, 1996
In what police are investigating as a possible hate crime, a 36-year-old gay man was allegedly struck in the head by a 15-year-old boy on Laguna Beach and later beaten by three of the boy's companions early Thursday, police said. The man was walking along the beach off Saint Anns Drive about 2:30 a.m. when he came upon a group of five males 15 to 20 years old, Laguna Beach Police Sgt. Ray Lardie said.
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February 28, 1999 | GREG HERNANDEZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A man allegedly tried to kidnap a 10-year-old girl Saturday afternoon in the Eastbluff neighborhood of Newport Beach, police said. The girl, whose name was not released because of her age, was riding her bike in the 500 block of Avenida Largo when she stopped to pick some flowers. She told police that a man pulled over in his Toyota pickup truck, opened the driver's side door and reached for her in an attempt to pull her inside.
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June 7, 1996
Long Beach police are investigating a string of follow-home robberies in which suspects staked out the same bank and waited for their victims to make large withdrawals. Five times since May 13 thieves have trailed customers of the Bank of America branch in the 600 block of West Willow Street before robbing them of up to $5,000 in cash, police said. "They sit around the lobby and watch the patrons," said Det. Steve Jones.
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April 16, 1990 | From Times staff and Wire reports
New York police were investigating whether a cab driver found shot to death in his taxi was the fourth victim of a serial killer. Rafael Montes De Oca, 38, was found in his car at 11:55 p.m. Saturday in the Bronx, police said. He was shot in the head at close range, as were three other private car-service drivers killed in the Bronx since March 7. Police had not ruled out that the killer believed responsible for the previous three slayings may have struck again, said police spokesman Hugh Barry.
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