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April 14, 1999
A 20-year-old El Monte man was fatally shot Tuesday on the Pomona Freeway by someone who pulled alongside him and then fled, police said. Fermin Saldivar, was driving east between Garey Avenue and Reservoir Street about 5:15 a.m. when an older model red Honda Prelude pulled alongside and a passenger opened fire, said Sgt. Dave Keetle of the Pomona Police Department. Saldivar was hit once in the upper torso.
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December 18, 2013 | By Joseph Serna
A 23-year-old man who police say was fatally shot by rival gang members in Pomona was first targeted last month in a shooting that wounded a 14-year-old girl, police said. Pomona police identified Tuesday night's victim as Fred Anthony Aguirre, of Pomona. Aguirre was killed about 6 p.m. when he was gunned down near the intersection of Rebecca and Center streets, about half a mile from the Pomona Police Department. “The preliminary investigation indicates that Aguirre was specifically targeted in this incident and this was not a random act of violence,” said Sgt. Patrick O'Malley in a news release.
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October 19, 1989
Police Capt. Jack D. Blair has been named acting chief of the Pomona Police Department, replacing Richard M. Tefank, who was fired Tuesday by the City Council after three years on the job. Blair, 53, who joined the department in 1960, had been assigned to the administrative staff services division and was active in gang-prevention programs. He was appointed acting chief by Fire Chief Tom Fee, who is acting city administrator.
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September 27, 2013 | By Ari Bloomekatz
Two members of a Pomona street gang have been charged with murder in connection with a killing in late August, authorities said. The Pomona Police Department said that Deon Davis was shot to death on Aug. 31 in the 1200 block of Cromwell Street in a secluded pathway. Davis, of San Bernardino, was chased down and shot, according to the coroner's office. He was pronounced dead at the scene at 4:25 p.m., according to the L.A. Times Homicide Report. Despite initially having few leads, police later said they were able to identify the suspects.
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May 12, 1996 | JEFF BRAZIL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A Pomona police officer was killed Saturday in a darkened, isolated industrial complex, fatally shot in the chest despite the bulletproof vest he was wearing. Discovered lying by his patrol car about 1:30 a.m., Daniel Fraembs, 37, became the first Pomona police officer shot to death in the line of duty in the city's 108-year history.
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December 13, 1999
A man filling up his car at a Pomona gas station was shot and killed early Sunday after a confrontation with one or more people who drove up in another car, a police lieutenant said. The attack happened about 2:46 a.m. at an Arco gas station and mini-market on Reservoir Street. Police identified the victim as Albert Orosco, 31, of Pomona. "The victim was pumping gas," said Lt. Charles Watts, of the Pomona Police Department. "A car pulled up and he was shot." Watts added: "We have no motive.
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June 30, 1994
The city's newest police office is nestled between stores that tout old political buttons, decades-old lamps and other antique wares. In an office complete with a vintage radio, the Pomona Police Department opened its fifth community service center earlier this month. This center, at 106 S. Locust St. in the "antique row" district of the downtown area, is being funded by the Pomona Central Business District. Area business owners are providing the rent money for their new neighbors.
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April 4, 1990
The Sheriff's Department has rejected the Pomona City Council's request that it supply an interim police chief and an investigative team to look into allegations of corruption in city government. Undersheriff Robert Edmonds said that lending an employee to head the Pomona Police Department would be disruptive to the Sheriff's Department's own operations. Any corruption investigation, he said, would be "more appropriately" handled by the district attorney.
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June 15, 1995
The Pomona Police Department is recommending that eight of the nine officers on an elite task force be disciplined, from written reprimands to firing, after an investigation found two separate incidents of on-duty misconduct. The department's internal affairs unit recommended firing three officers and possible suspension, demotion or written reprimands for the other five, said Police Chief Charles M. Heilman.
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May 26, 2003 | Kurt Streeter, Times Staff Writer
A Pomona woman was arrested on suspicion of child endangerment after her 2-year-old daughter was found locked inside a running washer at a coin-operated laundry, police said. Responding to an emergency call at Lucy's Laundromat in Pomona on Saturday night, police and fire units found the girl locked inside the washing machine. Unable to pry the machine open, police used batons to smash the glass-paned door.
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June 4, 2012 | By Kate Mather, Los Angeles Times
Two men were killed and a third wounded in a shooting late Saturday night at a Pomona triplex. The shooting occurred just after 10:50 p.m. at the property in the 700 block of East Columbia Avenue, a Los Angeles County fire dispatcher said. A woman who answered the phone at the Pomona Police Department on Sunday said the department would not comment until Monday morning. Greg Estel, who has owned the triplex for 18 years, spent Sunday afternoon cleaning up blood after detectives cleared the scene.
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December 11, 2008 | Ruben Vives, Vives is a Times staff writer.
For Pomona Police Chief Joe Romero, 2011 was going to be a significant year. His department would celebrate its 100th anniversary, and he would announce his retirement. But Tuesday morning, all of that changed when he met with City Manager Linda Lowry, who told him that his services would no longer be needed. Lowry could not comment further on Romero's dismissal, because he was still an at-will employee, making it a "personnel matter," said Mark Gluba, assistant to the city manager.
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October 24, 2006 | Peter Hong, Times Staff Writer
Two women ran out of the courtroom wailing Monday as images of victims' battered faces, bound hands and rope-burned necks flashed on a giant screen during the first day of accused serial killer Ivan J. Hill's murder trial. Los Angeles County prosecutors also played voice recordings of Hill prodding police to catch him during his three-month string of killings. "I did it again," Hill said in a Jan.
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May 26, 2003 | Kurt Streeter, Times Staff Writer
A Pomona woman was arrested on suspicion of child endangerment after her 2-year-old daughter was found locked inside a running washer at a coin-operated laundry, police said. Responding to an emergency call at Lucy's Laundromat in Pomona on Saturday night, police and fire units found the girl locked inside the washing machine. Unable to pry the machine open, police used batons to smash the glass-paned door.
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August 11, 2001 | GENE MADDAUS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The force used against a young punk rock fan following an Aug. 3 concert in Pomona was defended by police Friday after officials watched a videotape of the incident, while one council member said she is concerned about what she saw. The tape, which was released by one of the concert hall owners, shows an officer squaring his bean-bag gun to knock a young man off a stone marker and another officer grabbing the downed man's hair and trying to yank him to his feet.
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July 4, 2001 | GENE MADDAUS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Police are searching for a man who allegedly stabbed his girlfriend to death, injured a man who came to her aid, and fled with his 3-year-old son Tuesday. Police did not release the 28-year-old woman's name because her family had not been notified. The toddler was found unharmed at his grandmother's house in Chino. Investigators say that about 1 p.m., Jose Mario Armendariz, 32, stabbed the woman outside the apartment they shared in the 800 block of Reeves Place.
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September 27, 2013 | By Ari Bloomekatz
Two members of a Pomona street gang have been charged with murder in connection with a killing in late August, authorities said. The Pomona Police Department said that Deon Davis was shot to death on Aug. 31 in the 1200 block of Cromwell Street in a secluded pathway. Davis, of San Bernardino, was chased down and shot, according to the coroner's office. He was pronounced dead at the scene at 4:25 p.m., according to the L.A. Times Homicide Report. Despite initially having few leads, police later said they were able to identify the suspects.
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February 8, 1996
Rick Shaurette took command of Pomona's Police Department this week after the City Council approved an unusual job swap that promoted him to chief and demoted Chuck Heilman to Shaurette's position of deputy chief. Mayor Eddie Cortez said the council on Monday unanimously approved the swap recommended by City Administrator Severo Esquivel after Heilman requested that he be demoted.
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April 3, 2001
Acting on residents' complaints, Pomona police shut down several homeless camps Monday and made arrests for drug and parole violations, authorities said. Eight arrests were made during the 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. sweeps, said Lt. Darrell Cummings. Two homeless men were arrested for parole violations, one for possession of methamphetamine and five on outstanding warrants, Cummings said. Citations were issued for having shopping carts and for setting up camps in violation of city law, he said.
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October 17, 2000 | DAVID ROSENZWEIG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A Pomona Police Department policy mandating strip-searches of all felony suspects is unconstitutional, a federal judge declared in a tentative ruling Monday. U.S. District Judge Dean D. Pregerson made his remarks in connection with a lawsuit by a 48-year-old woman who was strip-searched after being arrested on suspicion of passing a counterfeit $20 bill.
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