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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 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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March 12, 2001
A scavenger who stole about 500 pounds of potentially explosive aluminum waste shavings may try to pass it off as scrap aluminum for recycling profit, authorities said. A crate of lithium aluminum shavings was stolen from R.A.H Industries in the 28000 block of Harrison Parkway in Valencia, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department station in Santa Clarita. The aluminum was taken sometime between Friday evening and Saturday morning, the report said.
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March 6, 2001 | ZANTO PEABODY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Thieves armed with employee access codes stole $800,000 in telecommunications equipment from a Broadwing Communications building in Palmdale, investigators said Monday. Eight small devices used to relay fiber-optic signals, each valued at $100,000, were smuggled out of the unmarked building late Sunday, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department and company officials. "It looks as though it's definitely an inside job," said Sheriff's Sgt. Vincent Burton.
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February 21, 2001 | HOLLY J. WOLCOTT, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
After a low-speed chase that spanned two counties, officers arrested three people Tuesday night in an attempted carjacking in Simi Valley in which a man was shot in the leg. The arrests occurred shortly after 8 p.m. on the San Diego Freeway at Victory Boulevard. The suspects, who were not immediately identified, were being questioned at the Simi Valley Police Station. Simi Valley Police Lt.
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