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December 19, 2009 | By Jack Leonard
A former security guard accused of fatally shooting an 18-year-old college student in a Palmdale parking lot nearly a decade ago was convicted of murder Friday, authorities said. The verdict caps a lengthy legal saga that began when Raymond Lee Jennings first reported finding Michelle O'Keefe's body during a routine patrol of the park-and-ride lot. Investigators found the victim, a student at Antelope Valley College, slumped in the front seat of her Ford Mustang. She had been shot four times in the chest and face.
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April 9, 2014 | By Richard Simon, Alana Semuels and Tina Susman
MURRYSVILLE, Pa. - The hallways were buzzing with pupils arriving for classes at Franklin Regional Senior High School when screams, shouts and the thunder of running feet broke the morning routine. "Run, run! He has a knife!" a teacher yelled Wednesday as a boy charged through the first-floor corridor, slashing and stabbing anyone who got in his way in a melee that unfolded like a scene from a horror film. He fought off a group of boys who tried to pin him down. By the time he was tackled by a security guard and vice principal, he had wounded at least 19 classmates, including three who underwent surgery for what doctors called deep, life-threatening puncture wounds.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 23, 2014 | By Adolfo Flores and Gary Friedman
A 36-year-old man was arrested Sunday on suspicion of shooting and killing a security guard during a robbery in Rancho Cucamonga. Diego Dominguez, of Rancho Cucamonga, was arrested early Sunday after deputies stopped him leaving his Placer Street home. Investigators also served search warrants on his cars and house. Dominguez was arrested on suspicion of robbery and the murder of 45-year-old Dean Sena, said the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department in a statement. He was booked at the West Valley Detention Center.
OPINION
April 6, 2014
Re "Hands off those photos," Editorial, April 3 Count me among those who have encountered security hysteria for taking pictures. In 2004, I stood in a broad, traffic-free street in a river-adjacent industrial zone of my hometown of Memphis, seeking to capture the beautiful, auburn-streaked patina of a huge, unpainted storage tank. An overzealous security guard called 911 to report a frighteningly skinny, 60-year-old white man in shorts, who might be a terrorist hell-bent on blowing up thousands of gallons of maybe cottonseed oil or rendered animal fat. Memphis police screamed onto the scene.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 29, 2014 | By Robert J. Lopez
A former Marina del Rey security guard was charged with murder in connection with the slaying of his supervisor at an upscale apartment complex in the waterfront community, authorities said Wednesday evening. Byron Keith Street, 47, is accused of fatally shooting Patrick Odoikyene on Dec. 30 at the complex in the 4200 block of Via Marina Drive.  Street is charged with one count of murder with a special circumstance allegation of murder during the course of a burglary, the Los Angeles County district attorney's office said.  HOMICIDE REPORT: A story for every victim Street was also charged Wednesday with one count of first-degree residential burglary and three counts of vandalism over $400 damage, prosecutors said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 31, 2014 | By Samantha Schaefer
A former security guard at a Lakers practice facility pleaded no contest Friday to stealing three of the team's championship rings and hundreds of dollars of gift cards, the L.A. County district attorney's office said. Mejía Eddie Monterroso, 23, entered his plea to grand theft of personal property and was sentenced to 180 days in county jail and three years' probation. He was also ordered to pay almost $14,000 in restitution. Prosecutors said Monterroso stole the property while he worked the night shift between Oct. 24 and Dec. 5, 2013.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 12, 2013 | By Joseph Serna
Los Angeles police are searching for the assailant who killed a security guard outside a strip mall in Panorama City Thursday night. Police said the guard was shot about 10 p.m. in the 15000 block of Roscoe Boulevard. The victim was described as a 48-year-old male who had patrolled the mini mall for 12 years, KTLA reported. The man was found on the pavement and pronounced dead at the scene. The guard was armed but still had his gun in his holster when he was discovered, a relative told KTLA.
SPORTS
December 13, 2013 | By Eric Pincus
El Segundo police arrested a security guard Tuesday, charging him with stealing two Lakers championship rings from the team's practice facility. According to The Times' Alicia Banks, the suspect, Eddie J. Monterroso , worked at the Lakers ' training facility in El Segundo for about a year before his arrest. Monterroso was charged on Thursday with felony grand theft and burglary by the Los Angeles County district attorney's office, according to a news release.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 26, 2012 | By Matt Donnelly
Rihanna isn't having the best clubgoing experience lately. A bodyguard for the singer and actress was caught assaulting a paparazzo in London on Sunday as she left a nightclub with female friends. The large man, helping Rihanna and her party out of Mayfair's upscale Whisky Mist lounge, threw a punch that sent one clamoring photog to the ground - and it was all caught on tape.  PHOTOS : Celebrity scuffles with the media Indeed the pack of British shutterbugs overwhelmed Rihanna and her camp, as they were repeatedly asked to give the "S&M" singer space to walk.
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August 15, 2012 | By Brian Bennett and Laura J. Nelson, This post has been updated, as indicated below.
WASHINGTON - A man opened fire inside a conservative Christian lobbying group's headquarters Wednesday, wounding a security guard, and authorities said the gunman was carrying extra ammunition and information related to Chick-fil-A, which has become a public symbol of opposition to gay marriage. The incident began about 10:45 a.m., officials said, when the man walked into the lobby of the Family Research Council and muttered something. When a security guard confronted him, the man opened fire with a 9-millimeter pistol and hit the guard in the arm, a senior law enforcement official told The Times.
WORLD
March 7, 2014 | By Robyn Dixon
PRETORIA, South Africa -- Minutes after shooting and killing his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, Oscar Pistorius told a security guard that everything was fine, the guard said Friday in the double-amputee Olympic athlete's murder trial. Pieter J. Baba, who worked at the gated Pretoria community where Pistorius and Steenkamp lived, testified in Pretoria's High Court that the incident began for him when several people, including another security guard and some neighbors, reported hearing gunshots in the early hours of Valentine's Day last year.
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March 3, 2014 | By Saba Hamedy
As actors and industry members flocked to the Dolby Theatre for the 86 th Academy Awards on Sunday, a group of about 50 security guards and community supporters took to Hollywood Boulevard to protest. In an effort to sway the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences to stop using non-union Security Industry Specialists for the annual event, the protesters held signs that read “Academy Awards: Support Good Jobs for Our Communities” and handed out fliers that read: “Why can't Oscar go Union?
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 23, 2014 | By Adolfo Flores and Gary Friedman
A 36-year-old man was arrested Sunday on suspicion of shooting and killing a security guard during a robbery in Rancho Cucamonga. Diego Dominguez, of Rancho Cucamonga, was arrested early Sunday after deputies stopped him leaving his Placer Street home. Investigators also served search warrants on his cars and house. Dominguez was arrested on suspicion of robbery and the murder of 45-year-old Dean Sena, said the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department in a statement. He was booked at the West Valley Detention Center.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 6, 2014 | By Nicole Santa Cruz and Ari Bloomekatz
While authorities said a man who was shot to death in the Westmont area Wednesday evening was walking his wife to church at the time, Pastor Anthony Williams said that report is wrong. Williams, the pastor at 88th Street Temple Church, said Thursday, "That report is inaccurate. " The man "was not dropping off his family here, he was not even a member here, we've never seen him before," Williams said. "He was just walking by the outside of the gate and began to speak to the security guard.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 3, 2014 | By Ari Bloomekatz
One man was killed and another was shot in the back after a fight outside a Boyle Heights nightclub early Monday morning, authorities said. At about 1 a.m., a security guard at the club in the 2100 block of East Cesar Chavez Avenue heard gunfire outside and, when he went to check, saw one man in his 20s lying on the sidewalk and another who was shot in the back, said Lt. Carlos Solano of the Los Angeles Police Department. The man on the sidewalk, who was not immediately identified, was pronounced dead at the scene, officials said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 31, 2014 | By Samantha Schaefer
A former security guard at a Lakers practice facility pleaded no contest Friday to stealing three of the team's championship rings and hundreds of dollars of gift cards, the L.A. County district attorney's office said. Mejía Eddie Monterroso, 23, entered his plea to grand theft of personal property and was sentenced to 180 days in county jail and three years' probation. He was also ordered to pay almost $14,000 in restitution. Prosecutors said Monterroso stole the property while he worked the night shift between Oct. 24 and Dec. 5, 2013.
BUSINESS
October 13, 2013 | By Donie Vanitzian
Question: I received notice for a homeowners association hearing, stating my 19-year-old son was cited for smoking marijuana in the association's parking lot with some other young people. No police were involved or called by security or management. My son denies the charge. He was cited by an association security guard who himself partakes in the drug culture. As owner of our unit, the "citation" went to me so I attended the hearing. I asked the security guard if he could identify my son and how he knew it was marijuana being smoked as there was no police report or lab tests.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 11, 2013 | By Andrew Blankstein and Robert J. Lopez
A security guard was shot and killed near a liquor store in a Panorama City strip mall, Los Angeles police said Thursday night. The guard was gunned down shortly before 10 p.m. in the 15000 block of Roscoe Boulevard, Lt. Paul Vernon of the Los Angeles Police Department told The Times. It was not immediately known what sparked the violence. Homicide detectives were en route to the crime scene late Thursday. Since January 2007, at least 15 homicides have been reported in Panorama City, according to a Times Homicide Report database . Anyone with information on the shooting is asked to call (877)
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 29, 2014 | By Ari Bloomekatz and Matt Stevens
A 47-year-old Inglewood man is scheduled to be arraigned Thursday in connection with the killing of a security guard in Marina del Rey just before the end of the year. Byron Keith Street is due to be arraigned on charges of murder, burglary, felony vandalism and being a felon in possession of a firearm, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department. Street is accused of shooting and killing Patrick Odoikyene, a 47-year-old uniformed private security guard at an upscale apartment complex who was working in the 4200 block of Via Marina Drive on Dec. 30, the Sheriff's Department said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 29, 2014 | By Robert J. Lopez
A former Marina del Rey security guard was charged with murder in connection with the slaying of his supervisor at an upscale apartment complex in the waterfront community, authorities said Wednesday evening. Byron Keith Street, 47, is accused of fatally shooting Patrick Odoikyene on Dec. 30 at the complex in the 4200 block of Via Marina Drive.  Street is charged with one count of murder with a special circumstance allegation of murder during the course of a burglary, the Los Angeles County district attorney's office said.  HOMICIDE REPORT: A story for every victim Street was also charged Wednesday with one count of first-degree residential burglary and three counts of vandalism over $400 damage, prosecutors said.
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