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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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June 9, 2001 | Times Staff Reports
Two suspects in the shooting death of a Gardena convenience store worker have been arrested after informants came forward, Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department detectives said Friday. Shon Sims, 20, turned himself in to police Thursday after learning there was a warrant out for his arrest. The Los Angeles resident was arrested on suspicion of murder in the April 29 shooting of Jarnail Singh at a convenience store, said Sheriff's Det. David Carver.
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May 24, 2001 | RICHARD FAUSSET and MICHAEL KRIKORIAN, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Separate police pursuits of two men believed to be responsible for up to 50 armed robberies ended Wednesday with one suspect being shot to death in a Van Nuys gun battle with officers and the arrest of the second after he caused a collision in Eagle Rock that killed a passing motorist, authorities said. William Tanielian, 34, was taken into custody about 11:30 a.m.
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May 18, 2001 | Times staff and wire reports
A store clerk fatally wounded a robbery suspect Thursday, authorities said. The unidentified gunman was hit after he shot at a clerk at the 9th Street Market about 11:45 p.m., said Pomona Police Sgt. Paul Capraro. The clerk was not hit. The suspect fled in a pickup, which he crashed on Buena Vista Avenue, Capraro said. The man was taken to Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead about 12:20 p.m.
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May 16, 2001 | Times staff and wire reports
Police are seeking the public's help in finding two armed men who have robbed 50 Southland fast-food restaurants since March 3, taking more than $40,000 in cash, authorities said. The men, dubbed "the fast-food junkie bandits" by police, have hit 30 restaurants in Los Angeles and at least 20 in Santa Monica, Manhattan Beach, Burbank, Monrovia, West Hollywood and Glendale, said Lt. Jim Grayson of the Los Angeles Police Department's Robbery-Homicide Division.
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May 9, 2001
A 30-year-old Palmdale man was fatally shot early Tuesday morning during a home invasion robbery at a friend's home in Granada Hills, authorities said. Reginald Moore was staying at the house in the 17200 block of Rinaldi Street when two people wearing masks broke into the house at 1:53 a.m. and shot Moore with a handgun, said Los Angeles Police Officer Mike Alexander. Moore's friend, who was uninjured, called police after the pair fled, Alexander said.
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April 6, 2001 | CAITLIN LIU, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A teenager accused of murdering two friends at a La Crescenta playground testified Thursday a man choked and stoned the boys while he stood and watched. "I didn't know what was going on at first," 16-year-old Michael Demirdjian tearfully told jurors in Pasadena Superior Court. "I was high." Prosecutors contend that Demirdjian robbed and killed 14-year-old Blaine Talmo Jr.
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March 21, 2001
Two men shot and robbed a bicyclist and robbed a jogger on a bike path, authorities said Tuesday. The robberies occurred about 9:30 p.m. Monday at the South Fork Trail, south of Magic Mountain Parkway, said Det. Ignacio Somoano of the Los Angeles County sheriff's Santa Clarita station. When the bicyclist resisted being grabbed by one of the robbers the other robber shot him once in the upper torso with a handgun, Somoano said.
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March 20, 2001 | DALONDO MOULTRIE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Two Los Angeles residents were sentenced Monday to lengthy state prison terms in the 1998 killing of a German tourist during an attempted robbery in Santa Monica. Lamont Santos, 23, was ordered to spend 35 years to life in prison for the first-degree murder and attempted robbery of Horst Fietze, 50, who had been strolling with his wife and friends near the beach when they were attacked.
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