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December 23, 2003 | Lance Pugmire, Times Staff Writer
The San Bernardino man who allegedly shot a sheriff's deputy last week, and then stunned investigators by pulling out a handgun and killing himself in a Sheriff's Department interview room after his arrest, was facing a third-strike felony charge and a possible life sentence if convicted, authorities said Monday. San Bernardino County Sheriff Gary Penrod also said investigators found that the suspect, Ricardo Alfonso Cerna, 47, had two bullets in his .
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October 23, 2007 | From Times Staff Reports
A man pleaded not guilty Monday to murder charges in the killing of a SWAT officer during a narcotics raid last week. The defendant, Kris Antonio Wiggins, 32, could face life in prison if convicted of the charge. Authorities said Wiggins shot and killed Sergio Carrera, 29, as the officer served a search warrant during Thursday's raid. Carrera had been with the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department four years.
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June 1, 2005 | Lance Pugmire and Veronica Torrejon, Times Staff Writers
The location and condition of a child's skull and bones found near a Big Bear area campground where a 9-year-old boy disappeared last July indicate he may have been killed by a mountain lion, authorities said Tuesday.
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October 11, 2007
A former San Bernardino County sheriff's deputy was arraigned Wednesday on charges he solicited sexual favors from four women he detained while on duty. Matthew Linderman, 30, who was recently assigned to a Victorville mall, was charged with sexual battery on a woman who was "unlawfully restrained"; two counts of soliciting lewd conduct in a public place; soliciting oral copulation from a woman he threatened to arrest; and four counts of soliciting bribes, according to court documents.
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December 9, 2005 | Lance Pugmire, Times Staff Writer
A security camera recording that shows a deputy shooting into a moving SUV in a Rialto shopping center parking lot in August, killing an unarmed suspected jewelry thief, has San Bernardino County sheriff's officials defending the use of lethal force in the crowded area. Antuan Conners of Rialto was shot seconds after plainclothes deputies traveling in unmarked police cars boxed in his vehicle in the parking lot, then exited with guns drawn.
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January 8, 1991 | JENIFER WARREN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Retiring San Bernardino County Sheriff Floyd Tidwell turned in his badge Monday, concluding a 38-year law enforcement career to spend more time with his grandchildren and competing on the amateur rodeo circuit. Tidwell, dubbed the last of the cowboy sheriffs by local leaders, helped shepherd the department from a small force of deputies roaming Southern California's outback to a modern law enforcement agency grappling with gangs and other urban ills.
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July 12, 2002 | PHIL WILLON and MAI TRAN, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
The 17-year-old son of Orange County Assistant Sheriff Donald G. Haidl is one of three teens suspected of raping an unconscious girl at Haidl's home in Newport Beach, law enforcement sources said Thursday. Police allege that the three teens drugged the 16-year-old girl and videotaped their sexual assault during a July 5 party at Haidl's house in Corona del Mar. Authorities did not disclose whether the assistant sheriff or any other adults were home at the time.
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December 29, 1996 | TOM GORMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The sheriff's deputy is responding to a routine call--a stranded motorist--but the circumstances surrounding it illustrate that his beat is anything but ordinary. In fact, it is believed to be the largest patrol beat anywhere in the nation. He must drive 20 miles--from a traffic accident alongside Interstate 15 to this little town of 24-hour garages, coffee shops and the world's tallest thermometer--and then north 30 more miles along a desolate, two-lane desert highway.
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January 9, 1990 | KRISTINA LINDGREN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It began on a hot summer morning in 1988, when authorities responded to a complaint about an all-night party in a front yard in an otherwise quiet Victorville neighborhood. When it was over, six San Bernardino County sheriff's deputies had used batons, elbows, fists and chokeholds to restrain five Mexican citizens. The men claimed police brutality.
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February 4, 1987 | MARK LANDSBAUM, Times Staff Writer
Wendy Rachelle Osborn, the 14-year-old Placentia girl whose body was found in the Chino Hills, had been sexually assaulted and possibly tortured before she was strangled, San Bernardino County Coroner Brian McCormick said Tuesday. An autopsy also showed that Wendy may have been alive eight to 10 days after she was last seen on Jan. 20 on her way to school, McCormick said, raising the possibility that the 5-foot-3, 93-pound girl had been held captive.
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May 1, 2007 | Maeve Reston, Times Staff Writer
Lawyers began the jury screening process Monday in the trial of Ivory J. Webb Jr. -- the former San Bernardino County sheriff's deputy who shot an unarmed Air Force police officer three times during a traffic stop -- and they got their first taste of how difficult it will be to find jurors who haven't seen a nationally aired videotape of the incident.
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December 28, 2006 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
An unarmed Air Force policeman whose videotaped shooting by a San Bernardino County sheriff's deputy was broadcast worldwide has filed suit, claiming the officer tried to kill him. Senior Airman Elio Carrion alleged that deputies and supervisors deliberately kept ambulances from reaching him, exacerbating his injuries, according to the suit filed Wednesday in U.S. District Court in L.A. Carrion was shot Jan. 29 at the end of a pursuit.
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September 12, 2006 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Former San Bernardino County Sheriff's Deputy Ivory Webb, who was videotaped apparently shooting an Air Force airman after a chase, pleaded not guilty Monday to assault with a firearm and attempted voluntary manslaughter. Elio Carrion was a passenger in a Chevrolet Corvette driven by his friend, who led Webb and another officer on the high-speed chase Jan. 29 in Chino. In a videotape of the incident, Carrion is shot three times as he appears to be following Webb's order to get up off the ground.
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July 12, 2006 | Susannah Rosenblatt, Times Staff Writer
A San Bernardino County man arrested at the Mexican border for allegedly possessing child pornography may have molested 10 minors, some as young as 2, federal authorities said Tuesday. Earl Venton Buchanan, 62, was stopped by U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers in Calexico on July 3. They said they became suspicious when they saw him acting nervously, returning from Mexico with a 5-year-old boy riding on his lap in an otherwise empty car.
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February 8, 2006 | Stephen Clark, Times Staff Writer
A Los Angeles County Superior Court judge Tuesday set bail at $100,000 for fugitive Jose Luis Valdes, the Chino man who recorded images of a San Bernardino County sheriff's deputy shooting an Air Force security officer Jan. 29. Valdes had two outstanding warrants for aggravated assault in Florida, and was taken into custody Friday while visiting a federal immigration office in Pomona to renew his immigrant registration card.
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December 9, 2005 | Lance Pugmire, Times Staff Writer
A security camera recording that shows a deputy shooting into a moving SUV in a Rialto shopping center parking lot in August, killing an unarmed suspected jewelry thief, has San Bernardino County sheriff's officials defending the use of lethal force in the crowded area. Antuan Conners of Rialto was shot seconds after plainclothes deputies traveling in unmarked police cars boxed in his vehicle in the parking lot, then exited with guns drawn.
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October 13, 2005 | Lance Pugmire, Times Staff Writer
A San Bernardino County sheriff's deputy responding to a traffic accident was killed Tuesday when his motorcycle collided with a car on Arrow Highway in Rancho Cucamonga, authorities said. Deputy Daniel Lobo, 34, an 11-year veteran of the department and the father of three, was on his motorcycle responding to an accident near the intersection of Arrow Highway and Etiwanda Avenue. He struck a car that had pulled out of a business-complex driveway in the 12400 block of Arrow Highway.
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July 13, 1991 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A San Bernardino County sheriff's deputy was arrested for investigation of rape of a woman he arrested. The woman called 911 from jail to report the alleged attack, authorities said. Curtis Albright, 26, of Apple Valley, was taken into custody in Victorville on Thursday, said Sheriff's Lt. Pat Klootwyk. He was booked and released on $5,001 bail.
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October 13, 2005 | Lance Pugmire, Times Staff Writer
A San Bernardino County sheriff's deputy responding to a traffic accident was killed Tuesday when his motorcycle collided with a car on Arrow Highway in Rancho Cucamonga, authorities said. Deputy Daniel Lobo, 34, an 11-year veteran of the department and the father of three, was on his motorcycle responding to an accident near the intersection of Arrow Highway and Etiwanda Avenue. He struck a car that had pulled out of a business-complex driveway in the 12400 block of Arrow Highway.
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September 20, 2005 | Lance Pugmire, Times Staff Writer
A shooting on the San Bernardino Freeway near Fontana early Monday morning left two Rialto men hospitalized and led to the closure of all westbound lanes for several hours during the morning rush hour, authorities said. A black Ford Taurus approached the victims' car on Interstate 10 near Sierra Avenue about 2:40 a.m., and shots were fired, hitting the driver in the jaw and the passenger in the buttocks, said San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department spokeswoman Jodi Miller.
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