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October 26, 2000 | MYRNA OLIVER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Don S. Tutich, career law enforcement officer who began as a Burbank patrolman and rose to become the controversial chief of the San Gabriel Police Department for 14 years, has died. He was 69. Tutich died Oct. 16 in San Gabriel, where he spent his entire life. He retired as police chief in 1989, a year after an intradepartmental squabble erupted before an acrimonious 1988 San Gabriel City Council election. The San Gabriel Police Officers Assn.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 7, 1986 | NANCY WRIDE, Times Staff Writer
After nearly a year without a police chief, Fountain Valley has hired Capt. Elvin G. Miali, a 21-year veteran of the San Gabriel Police Department, for the post. Miali, who is in charge of patrol and operations and is second in command in San Gabriel, will become the third police chief in Fountain Valley's history when is sworn in Aug. 18. He succeeds Marv Fortin, who retired.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 6, 1997
Following the lead of several other Southern California cities, San Gabriel launched its bicycle police patrol program Wednesday and announced plans to buy electric-assisted bikes for the team in the next few months. Funded by a $150,000, three-year community policing grant, the program will have two full-time and four part-time officers and a program coordinator, said Chief David Lawton.
NEWS
February 12, 1989 | EDMUND NEWTON, Times Staff Writer
A panel appointed seven months ago to investigate Police Chief Don Tutich has found no merit to charges by rank-and-file police officers that the chief was an ineffective department head and had altered the report on an accident involving a member of his family. In a terse statement released last week, the city announced that "after considering all of the testimony," the three-man Police Department Review Committee "concludes that it finds no basis for the charges."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 26, 2000 | MYRNA OLIVER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Don S. Tutich, career law enforcement officer who began as a Burbank patrolman and rose to become the controversial chief of the San Gabriel Police Department for 14 years, has died. He was 69. Tutich died Oct. 16 in San Gabriel, where he spent his entire life. He retired as police chief in 1989, a year after an intradepartmental squabble erupted before an acrimonious 1988 San Gabriel City Council election. The San Gabriel Police Officers Assn.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 20, 1994 | RICHARD WINTON, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
When it comes to diversity among police officers and firefighters, a new American Civil Liberties Union study finds that the San Gabriel Valley is decidedly lacking. More public safety departments in the valley than in any other region of Southern California fail to reflect the race and gender of their communities, remaining largely white male domains, according to the study of agencies in eight counties.
NEWS
February 11, 1988 | EDMUND NEWTON, Times Staff Writer
Police Chief Don S. Tutich has heatedly defended his administration of the Police Department in the face of charges from rank-and-file police officers, saying that attacks on him last week were unfair and "not an appropriate way of handling a problem." Tutich, chief of the San Gabriel Police Department for the past 12 years, said the department, far from being the ineffective and antiquated force described by his men, is coming off a peak year of arrests in some categories.
NEWS
May 5, 1988 | EDMUND NEWTON, Times Staff Writer
It took a few weeks for things to settle down for the new-look City Council. At Tuesday's meeting, the three new council members were blissfully handling such humdrum matters as weed abatement and the question of whether to have a nondenominational invocation at council meetings. But the air had not entirely cleared after their tumultuous first appearance two weeks ago.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 6, 1997
Following the lead of several other Southern California cities, San Gabriel launched its bicycle police patrol program Wednesday and announced plans to buy electric-assisted bikes for the team in the next few months. Funded by a $150,000, three-year community policing grant, the program will have two full-time and four part-time officers and a program coordinator, said Chief David Lawton.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 20, 1994 | RICHARD WINTON, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
When it comes to diversity among police officers and firefighters, a new American Civil Liberties Union study finds that the San Gabriel Valley is decidedly lacking. More public safety departments in the valley than in any other region of Southern California fail to reflect the race and gender of their communities, remaining largely white male domains, according to the study of agencies in eight counties.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 19, 1994 | MIKE CARLSON, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Each pilot of a police helicopter has a favorite tale. For Investigator Bob Mulhall, Pasadena's chief pilot, it's the time he caught two car thieves and recovered the stolen car without even trying. One night, he said, he was simply sweeping his spotlight along the ground as he flew patrol when two guys slammed on the brakes and jumped out of their car. "For bad guys, that light is like a death ray--they have to get out of it," Mulhall said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 13, 1991
A couple suspected of stealing money from a San Gabriel restaurant Friday morning led police on an 80 m.p.h. chase before the driver was fatally shot by an officer, authorities said. Annette Prince, 27, allegedly scooped $117 out of a cash register at a Norm's Restaurant on Valley Boulevard and ran to a pickup truck driven by her companion, San Gabriel Police Lt. Jim Goodman said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 6, 1990
The San Gabriel City Council voted 4 to 1 to approve David A. Lawton as the city's new police chief. A 13-year veteran of the department, Lawton, 36, had served as acting chief since the May retirement of Donald S. Tutich. Lawton, a 1981 graduate of Cal State Los Angeles, will be paid a $61,000 salary. He will oversee a 65-member department in the city of 35,000.
NEWS
February 12, 1989 | EDMUND NEWTON, Times Staff Writer
A panel appointed seven months ago to investigate Police Chief Don Tutich has found no merit to charges by rank-and-file police officers that the chief was an ineffective department head and had altered the report on an accident involving a member of his family. In a terse statement released last week, the city announced that "after considering all of the testimony," the three-man Police Department Review Committee "concludes that it finds no basis for the charges."
NEWS
May 5, 1988 | EDMUND NEWTON, Times Staff Writer
It took a few weeks for things to settle down for the new-look City Council. At Tuesday's meeting, the three new council members were blissfully handling such humdrum matters as weed abatement and the question of whether to have a nondenominational invocation at council meetings. But the air had not entirely cleared after their tumultuous first appearance two weeks ago.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 13, 1991
A couple suspected of stealing money from a San Gabriel restaurant Friday morning led police on an 80 m.p.h. chase before the driver was fatally shot by an officer, authorities said. Annette Prince, 27, allegedly scooped $117 out of a cash register at a Norm's Restaurant on Valley Boulevard and ran to a pickup truck driven by her companion, San Gabriel Police Lt. Jim Goodman said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 6, 1990
The San Gabriel City Council voted 4 to 1 to approve David A. Lawton as the city's new police chief. A 13-year veteran of the department, Lawton, 36, had served as acting chief since the May retirement of Donald S. Tutich. Lawton, a 1981 graduate of Cal State Los Angeles, will be paid a $61,000 salary. He will oversee a 65-member department in the city of 35,000.
NEWS
February 11, 1988 | EDMUND NEWTON, Times Staff Writer
Police Chief Don S. Tutich has heatedly defended his administration of the Police Department in the face of charges from rank-and-file police officers, saying that attacks on him last week were unfair and "not an appropriate way of handling a problem." Tutich, chief of the San Gabriel Police Department for the past 12 years, said the department, far from being the ineffective and antiquated force described by his men, is coming off a peak year of arrests in some categories.
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