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December 30, 2013 | By David S. Cloud
TRAVIS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. - Shortly after he arrived at Ramstein Air Base in Germany in March 2012, Air Force security guard Trent Smith was at an off-base apartment when, he says, a male sergeant touched him and pressed him to go into the bedroom for sex. "I said, 'No, I don't want to spend the night,'" Smith recalled. But Smith, 20, says he felt he had no choice. "I went along with it. " For Smith, the encounter - which he reported up the chain of command three days later - began an emotional ordeal.
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.
December 3, 2013 | By Chuck Schilken
Tom Brady is a real nice guy. Maybe a little too nice. His kind spirit ended up costing a couple of part-time security guards at Reliant Stadium in Houston their jobs. Joel Williams told KHOU-TV that he was about to clock out following the Texans' 34-31 loss to New England on Sunday when he ran into the Patriots' star quarterback. “I said, 'Hey Tom Brady, good job, good game man.' He looked at me and smiled,” Williams said. “He was very polite, very nice guy, humble.
November 28, 2013 | By Laura J. Nelson
A security guard was critically injured Wednesday at a  Palmdale marijuana collective  during an apparent robbery attempt, officials said. At 7:17 p.m., three masked men fired multiple shots outside the Green Cactus Collective in the 3600 block of Sierra Highway,  Deputy John Cereoli of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department told The Times. When sheriff's deputies arrived, they found the guard on the ground. The suspects had fled the scene. "They fled in an unknown direction, to an unknown location," Cereoli said.
November 22, 2013 | By Nicole Santa Cruz
The fact that his brother was killed in a robbery - over marijuana - is something Steven Butcher can't seem to wrap his mind around. There's a possibility he never will. But this week may have been a step forward as Butcher, 23, received a one-word text from his mother about the 2010 execution-style killing of his brother Matthew Butcher : Guilty. Daniel Deshawn Hinton, 31, and Raymond Lemone Easter, 27, were found guilty Tuesday of first-degree murder and premeditated attempted murder with special circumstances, according to the Los Angeles County district attorney's office.
November 19, 2013 | By Ari Bloomekatz
A man posing as a representative of entertainer Nick Cannon is suspected of swindling jewelry worth tens of thousands of dollars from retailer Fred Segal in Santa Monica. Police said the store got a call from someone who said Cannon, husband of pop star Mariah Carey, needed jewelry, according to KABC-7 .  An employee then took thousands of dollars of jewelry to the Roosevelt Hotel in Hollywood and gave it to a man who was posing as Cannon's security guard. The "security guard" then disappeared, KABC-7 reported.
November 4, 2013 | By Christie D'Zurilla
A small and ailing alligator was found and rescued Friday at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport, according to various reports out Monday. And to think, most of us don't attempt to get a soda through security. The most comforting quote to come out of the situation (emphasis ours): "Some human being physically carried it there and put it there. It's not big enough to operate automatic doors . " Well, thank goodness for small favors. That observation came from a Chicago Herpetological Society spokesman, speaking with the Chicago Tribune . The 3-year-old gator, approximately 2 feet long, was spotted under an escalator by a passenger, then broom-scooted into a box and placed in the care of the society, the paper said.
October 21, 2013 | By Adolfo Flores
An Orange County security guard accused of plotting to become an Al Qaeda operative had been enlisted to train terrorist fighters for an ambush on coalition forces in a planned December attack, federal prosecutors alleged in court Monday. Sinh Vinh Ngo Nguyen, who was arrested this month boarding a Mexico-bound bus in Santa Ana, planned to make his way to Pakistan and reemerge as Hasan Abu Omar Ghannoum, authorities said. Nguyen, who lived with his family in Little Saigon, told agents he was set to train about 30 Al Qaeda fighters for an attack.
October 21, 2013 | By John M. Glionna and Matt Pearce
LAS VEGAS - Visitors at Ballys casino on the Strip, where a gunman killed one patron and injured two employees Monday, say they're not shocked by the shooting -- stressing that violence can erupt anywhere, even in a gambling mecca where operators try to create a bubble of free-spirited carelessness. “I guess they could increase security,” said Barry Leeming, a British citizen who wandered among slot machines hours after an argument over a cover charge at the Drai's After Hours nightclub led to the death of a “good Samaritan” club patron who tried to stop the altercation, which left three others wounded, including the suspect.
October 21, 2013 | By John M. Glionna
LAS VEGAS - A Las Vegas nightclub patron, hailed by police as a good Samaritan, was killed early Monday while helping security guards subdue an armed man during an argument over a $30 cover charge, police said. The club manager, a security guard and the shooting suspect were injured during the predawn mayhem at Drai's After Hours club at Bally's casino. All were hospitalized, but their conditions were not released Monday evening. The suspect, identified as Benjamin Frazier, 41, faces charges of homicide and attempted homicide, Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department officials said.
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