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March 6, 2004 | From a Times Staff Writer
Five people were wounded by gunfire, one of them critically, at a house in Pomona on Friday night, police said. All five were taken to local hospitals, the Los Angeles County Fire Department said. Identification of the victims was not immediately available. The shootings took place about 7 p.m. at a house in the 1000 block of Cambrin Road, about half a mile south of Frank G. Bonelli Regional County Park, police said.
January 26, 2004 | From Times Staff Writers
The shooting death of a 19-year-old man by a Pomona police officer after a foot chase Friday night is being investigated. When police responded to an 8:30 p.m. call at 11th and Palomares streets, a man holding a gun ran from the scene. He then turned and pointed the gun and was shot by an officer, officials said. Paramedics pronounced the man dead at the scene. His name was not released. Sheriff's homicide investigators are helping in the investigation.
July 13, 2003 | From Times Staff Reports
Police offered a $5,000 reward Saturday for information leading to the arrest of a teenage boy allegedly involved in the shooting deaths of two men. Tony Manuel Barron, 16, and other unidentified suspects allegedly killed the men in two separate shootings, said Pomona police Sgt. Jerry Wright. Desmond Boykins, 20, was killed July 5 on the 1600 block of Alameda Street. On Thursday, Antaun Wheatly, 20, was killed on the corner of Holt Avenue and Palomares Street, Wright said.
December 22, 2002 | From Times Staff Reports
Two men were killed and two injured in a high-speed street racing accident Saturday, according to Pomona police. Pomona residents Jose Batres, 26, and Carlos Mendoza, 20, died after the orange 1993 Honda they were riding in struck a van, went out of control and hit a tree, said Pomona Police Sgt. Michael Ervin Sr. Ervin said the Honda's driver, 22-year-old Jamael Johnson of Pomona, was racing about 1:30 p.m.
December 12, 2002 | Duane Noriyuki, Times Staff Writer
What to expect The thing is, you never really know what to expect at the Pomona Arts Colony. It's not unusual to see teenagers with spiked hair and black leather waiting to get into the Glass House, a punk and alternative rock club, while a jazz trio performs on the sidewalk and diners at Joey's BBQ wipe their chops to the sound of country music.
August 25, 2002 | From Times Staff Reports
Pomona police have arrested 25 people in a prostitution crackdown, authorities said on Saturday. The arrests were made late Friday night and early Saturday morning as part of an operation to identify and arrest suspected prostitutes. The suspects were booked into the Pomona City Jail on suspicion of prostitution, according to Officer William Knight.
August 22, 2002 | From Times Staff Reports
Police set up a temporary center for emergency calls Wednesday after electrical problems caused the city's 911 system to fail for seven hours, authorities said. For much of the day, 911 calls to Pomona were routed to a dispatch center at the Chino Police Department. The California Highway Patrol still took cellular calls. The system was down from 10:10 a.m. to about 5 p.m.
June 23, 2002 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Police arrested two Pomona men early Saturday morning on suspicion of killing one man and critically injuring another outside a graduation party Friday night. Johnnie Luna, 25, and Steve Martinez, 21, are each being held in lieu of $1-million bail, police said. The names of the victims, in their early 20s, have not been released. Pomona police responded to a call just before midnight Friday at a house in the 1900 block of Miramar Street, where about 100 people were attending a graduation party.
Whether they gathered at racks of historic frontier rifles or displays of modern carbines, their conversations kept returning to the reality that this weekend would mark the end of 31 years in Los Angeles County--the last 22 at the Fairplex in Pomona--for the gun show. Over bins of ammo magazines and tables of telescopic sights, they talked about what they see as the unfairness of a new ordinance banning firearm sales on county property.
Behind high mesh fences and security posts, Lou Lygett broke a proud, toothless smile when he showed visitors the poppies he planted. The frail man in his 60s, with a paralyzed arm and a neck as corded as an old rope, looked harmless, but admitted that he used to molest children. In a building next door, a dapper 18-year-old named Miguel Alvarez struggled to understand the word "felony" in a court competency class. He landed here after allegedly helping fellow gang members burglarize a home.
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