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August 16, 1997 | GEOFF BOUCHER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Two men were in custody Friday as the suspected gunmen who shot an unarmed, off-duty Los Angeles County sheriff's deputy execution-style during a robbery of a hair salon in Buena Park. The deputy, 26-year-old Shayne York of Valencia, remained in critical condition late Friday with major brain damage. His family was grappling with the decision whether to disconnect a breathing apparatus that was keeping him alive, authorities said.
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October 5, 2001 | From Times Staff Reports
Sheriff's investigators Thursday had scant clues about the shooting death of a prominent Internet entrepreneur from Japan during a robbery in Hawthorne. Roger Boisvert, 50, was on a business trip to Los Angeles last weekend when he was killed after cooperating with a robber by handing over his money and cellular phone, authorities said. The case is difficult because "only three people were witnesses," said Los Angeles County sheriff's Lt. Larry Lincoln.
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March 8, 1994 | ERIC MALNIC, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A photograph taken by an automated teller machine camera provides more evidence of what investigators believe is a possible link between the gunman who killed two police officers at a Holiday Inn in Torrance last month and an armed robbery last year at a real estate office in Gardena. Gardena Police Lt.
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October 1, 2001 | CAITLIN LIU ANDREW BLANKSTEIN and RICHARD WINTON, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Police locked down a Woodland Hills mall Sunday night after fatally shooting one armed robber and launching a massive search for another suspect who may have disappeared among the shoppers. People ran in terror or hid in stores, closets and dressing rooms while officers conducted a store-by-store search of the vast Westfield Shoppingtown Promenade that is home to more than 50 shops and restaurants. The robbery occurred in Macy's department store about 5:15 p.m.
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June 26, 2001 | BETH SHUSTER and MATT LAIT, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
A Los Angeles Police Department motorcycle officer faces extortion and robbery charges for allegedly plotting with five people to steal $1 million from a Lakewood real estate broker, authorities said Monday. Melvin Boyd, 37, was the only law enforcement officer involved in the alleged scheme, according to the Sheriff's Department, which investigated the case. The others, two women and three men, were detained, then released. No charges have been filed against them.
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July 24, 1987
A Harvard University student charged with a series of robberies in Orange County was charged with three additional robberies in Los Angeles County. Jose L. Razo, 20, of La Habra was charged with robbing a Round Table Pizza restaurant at 11223 1st Ave., Whittier, twice. The district attorney's office said he took $2,000 in cash last Aug. 16 and $800 in cash last Jan. 12. Razo was also charged with taking $350 during a robbery of a McDonald's restaurant at 11529 Washington Blvd.
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September 20, 1992 | JULIE TAMAKI and MAYERENE BARKER, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Randy Shields, a retired boxer from North Hollywood, was credited with saving the lives of customers and employees of a San Fernando Valley restaurant this weekend when he wounded two robbers in a running gun battle that spilled onto the street, police said. "When they said they were going to start killing people and that somebody was going to die, that's when I came up shooting," Shields, 36, a top welterweight contender a decade ago, said Saturday in explaining his role in the shootout.
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February 23, 1990 | VICTOR MERINA and DARYL KELLEY, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
A federal grand jury on Thursday indicted 10 Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department narcotics officers--including all nine members of an elite team--on charges of stealing more than $1.4 million in seized drug cash and using much of that money to buy homes, luxury cars, jewelry and stocks. The 10 veteran officers were also accused of conspiring to take money from suspected drug dealers during narcotics raids over the last two years.
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September 1, 1994 | ANN W. O'NEILL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A Calabasas bookkeeper has been arrested on suspicion of perjury and grand theft for allegedly claiming false credentials so he could collect an expert witness fee in an acrimonious child-support and custody battle. During the case of Novorr vs. Novorr, heard in November in the Downtown courtroom of Superior Court Judge Raymond Mirales, Steven Z. Kaller allegedly claimed to be a certified public accountant and tenured professor of accounting at Cal State Northridge, police and prosecutors say.
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April 3, 1989 | JAMES RAINEY, Times Staff Writer
For nine years, Claudine Walton has treasured the fading newspaper photograph, a memento of happier times. In the picture, her son Darrell Allums is wearing his UCLA basketball uniform, sitting on the bench next to coach Larry Brown. The scene is from Allums' final college game, the 1980 NCAA championship between UCLA and the University of Louisville. Her son played just four minutes that night at Market Square Arena in Indianapolis in a game that UCLA lost by 5 points.
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August 25, 2001 | From Times Staff Reports
A Long Beach bus driver was arrested by sheriff's deputies on suspicion of committing five armed robberies, authorities said Friday. Michael Earl Dean, 31, was arrested at the Long Beach Transit bus yard Thursday night, said Sheriff's Sgt. Denise Oglesby. Dean allegedly committed the robberies during the first three weeks in August, Oglesby said. He allegedly stole cash and jewelry at gunpoint from businesses in Cerritos and Buena Park.
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August 24, 2001 | From Times staff reports
A gunman assaulted two Japanese students Wednesday night, robbing a man of $30 and sexually assaulting his female companion after ordering her into his car, police said. The 20-year-old man and 18-year-old woman, who are in the United States learning English, were walking in the 18200 block of Plummer Street about 9:40 p.m. when the gunman approached them, said Officer La Donna Cissell, an LAPD spokeswoman.
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August 3, 2001 | MONTE MORIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Employing two hallmarks of Southern California freeway culture, the mobile phone and the high-speed chase, a Seal Beach robbery suspect telephoned friends Wednesday night to help him escape pursuing police, authorities said. Trayveon Choyce, 28, reportedly called his girlfriend and another person and asked them to block or ram their cars into a fleet of police cars during an hourlong chase.
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July 13, 2001 | From Times Staff Reports
Sheriff's deputies searched Thursday for a man who helped rob a woman outside a Valencia bank, authorities said. The man, who may be armed, was Latino, 19 or 20, medium build, with a shaved head and wearing jeans, a T-shirt and plaid flannel shirt, deputies said. His alleged partner, Theodore Pacheco, 20, was arrested on robbery, assault and burglary charges, with bail set at $250,000.
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July 4, 2001 | From Times Staff Reports
Police were searching Tuesday for two men who approached two fast-food workers, sexually assaulted the female worker and forced her male companion to return to the restaurant to take its cash. The suspects used a light blue Chevrolet Caprice. Anyone with information are asked to contact investigators at (818) 548-3987.
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June 26, 2001 | From Times Staff Reports
A carjacking suspect led police on a chase that ended when the 22-year-old suspect crashed in Oxnard and was thrown from the vehicle's window, authorities said Monday. Newspaper deliveryman Robert Solway of Simi Valley was putting papers in a rack outside a Newbury Park restaurant about 5 a.m. Sunday when a man jumped into his silver Kia Sportage. Solway, 42, confronted the man but was shoved aside and his car was taken, Ventura County sheriff's deputies said.
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February 7, 1997 | STEVE RYFLE, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Six men were ordered to stand trial on murder, attempted robbery and conspiracy charges on Thursday for their roles in an alleged extortion scheme that ended in a late-night, fatal shootout at a clothing store. The ruling by Municipal Judge Laura Matz ended a nine-day preliminary hearing that was marked by constant legal wrangling and complications including a refusal by the prosecution's star witness to testify. During the hearing, Deputy Dist. Atty.
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September 25, 1990 | TRACY WILKINSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A gunman fleeing a robbery at a children's clothing store in La Verne dashed into a nearby McDonald's restaurant, where he held as many as 19 hostages--including several children--for several hours before sheriff's deputies stormed the facility shortly after midnight today, authorities said. The suspect was in custody by 12:15 a.m.--more than six hours after the incident began. All the hostages were believed freed and unharmed.
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June 26, 2001 | From Times Staff Reports
An Ontario man who was shot by police last week after a freeway chase and standoff that lasted 12 hours was charged Monday with two dozen counts ranging from attempted murder of police officers to illegal possession of an assault weapon. Santiago Gutierrez, 38, could face life in prison. He remains hospitalized in critical condition. Deputy Dist. Atty. Donald S. Jakubowski Monday asked for bail of more than $6 million in filing the charges in West Covina.
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June 26, 2001 | BETH SHUSTER and MATT LAIT, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
A Los Angeles Police Department motorcycle officer faces extortion and robbery charges for allegedly plotting with five people to steal $1 million from a Lakewood real estate broker, authorities said Monday. Melvin Boyd, 37, was the only law enforcement officer involved in the alleged scheme, according to the Sheriff's Department, which investigated the case. The others, two women and three men, were detained, then released. No charges have been filed against them.
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