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March 17, 1991
A 15-year-old girl was shot to death Saturday morning by the owner of a liquor store in South Los Angeles who said she struggled with the juvenile after she allegedly tried to steal a bottle of orange juice, authorities reported. Police Detective Jeff Alvarado said authorities were considering seeking charges against the owner in the killing of the unidentified girl, who was shot at about 9:45 a.m. at Empire Liquor-Market at 9127 S. Figueroa St.
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May 9, 1997 | SOLOMON MOORE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
At least six masked men barged into a Waterbury Street home, tied up the couple living in the house and made off with thousands of dollars in cash and jewelry, Los Angeles police said Thursday. "They ransacked the residence and took an undisclosed amount of money," Det. Ken DeBie said. DeBie said the couple did not want to be identified. He would neither confirm nor deny news reports that the robbers' haul reached $18,000.
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June 6, 1992 | MICHAEL CONNELLY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Two men charged in last week's slaying of a Maywood police officer were involved in the slaying last month of a businessman who was shot to death during a robbery of his Van Nuys grocery and check-cashing store, Los Angeles police said Friday. Both slayings were the work of a ring of mostly Salvadoran nationals who may have struck as many as 100 small businesses from Santa Ana to Pacoima during the last year, Deputy Police Chief Mark Kroeker said.
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July 22, 1994 | PAUL LIEBERMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A once-celebrated Los Angeles police detective accused of going on an armed-robbery spree that began weeks before his retirement pleaded not guilty Thursday in Los Angeles Municipal Court. Municipal Judge Craig E. Veals ordered bail lowered from $500,000 to $200,000 for Michael D. Brambles, 45, but the former organized-crime investigator remained in custody because his attorneys said he could not immediately raise the money. "We're not talking anybody rich.
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June 13, 1995 | MARK SABBATINI, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
A police chief's teen-age son has been charged with stealing a day-old foal worth at least $20,000. Richard Anthony Rivetti, 18, the son of San Fernando Police Chief Dominick Rivetti, told investigators he sold the foal for $150 so he could buy his girlfriend a gift, authorities said Monday. The youth, who lives in Canyon Country, faces up to three years in state prison if convicted of felony grand theft in the May 19 incident.
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July 2, 1991 | AARON CURTISS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A day after two teen-agers were shot to death in an early morning robbery of a Subway sandwich shop in Northridge, other franchise owners in the San Fernando Valley said Monday that a requirement to keep their stores open late makes them prime crime targets. James White and Brian Berry, both 19, were shot and killed Sunday by a robber wielding a handgun at the sandwich shop at Zelzah Avenue and Devonshire Street, Los Angeles police said.
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August 17, 1999 | ANDREW BLANKSTEIN and SOLOMON MOORE and MATT LAIT, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
The FBI launched an investigation Monday into the fatal shooting of two robbery suspects by the Los Angeles Police Department's controversial Special Investigations Section. Earlier in the day, a preliminary autopsy report found that the two men were shot in the back. Assistant U.S. Atty. Michael J. Gennaco said he asked for the federal probe into Saturday's shooting to determine whether the officers violated the suspects' civil rights or used excessive force.
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June 20, 1991
A San Fernando Superior Court jury convicted a Sylmar resident of first-degree murder Wednesday for the ambush-killing of a man who was lured to a remote area with promises of a drug deal, then shot to death. Scott William Johnson, 21, was also convicted of robbery and conspiracy to commit robbery, and faces a maximum penalty of life in prison without the possibility of parole when he is sentenced next month, Deputy Dist. Atty. Kenneth Barshop said.
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May 16, 1995 | LUCILLE RENWICK, TIMES STAFF WRITER
An ex-tenant accused of stealing expensive furniture and fixtures from the Encino home of former state Sen. Alan Robbins was ordered Monday to stand trial on two grand theft charges. Municipal Judge Leslie A. Dunn said Ted Titmas purposely tried to keep several valuable pieces of Robbins' furniture, returning some of them only after police intervened.
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June 17, 1994 | ANN W. O'NEILL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The party's over, at least until Tuesday, for Victoria Sellers, the nightclub-hopping, celebrity progeny and longtime gal pal of alleged Hollywood Madam Heidi Fleiss. An irate Van Nuys Municipal Court judge, observing that "Miss Sellers has about as much interest in complying with the orders of this court as does a cat," ordered her jailed Thursday without bail after Sellers failed to show up this week for police booking on a charge of receiving stolen property. Judge Michael S.
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