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August 17, 1997 | RICH CONNELL and MIMI KO CRUZ and HUGO MARTIN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
A 26-year-old Los Angeles County sheriff's deputy shot in the head during the holdup of an Orange County beauty salon died Saturday after being taken off life support, ending the somber vigil his grieving family, fiancee, friends and fellow officers had maintained at his side for nearly 48 hours.
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October 19, 2009 | Corina Knoll
A traffic collision caused by three men in a stolen vehicle Saturday left a 6-year-old girl and 9-year-old boy in critical condition, authorities said. After failing to stop at a drunk-driving checkpoint at Artesia Boulevard and Obispo Avenue in Long Beach, three men in a sport utility vehicle drove east on Artesia about 12:25 a.m. and caused a three-car accident near Lakewood Boulevard, according to Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies. The men fled on foot, but were later arrested.
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July 26, 1999 | HOLLY J. WOLCOTT
The Ventura County Sheriff's Department is asking the public's help in locating three people wanted for failing to appear in court on various criminal charges. Warrants have been issued in each case. Yvonne Perez, who also uses the last names of Rodriguez, Duenas and Hernandez, was arrested on suspicion of possessing dangerous drugs. She posted bail but failed to appear for court, authorities said. Perez, 33, is from the Oxnard area but may be homeless.
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September 16, 2009 | Maria L. La Ganga and Molly Hennessy-Fiske
Investigators on Tuesday launched an exhaustive search of the home of accused kidnappers and rapists Phillip and Nancy Garrido and a property next door in connection with the disappearances of two girls two decades ago. Michaela Garecht, 9, was kidnapped in front of a Hayward store in 1988. Two months later, Ilene Misheloff, 13, disappeared after she was seen getting into a car on her way home from school in Dublin. By 4:30 p.m., investigators from several Bay Area law enforcement agencies had finished searching the adjacent property and about half of the Garridos' lot, removing some items, said Hayward Police Lt. Christine Orrey.
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March 9, 1997
I protest in the strongest terms the clumsy and unnecessary slaughter of a female cougar in Valencia ("Mountain Lion Killed in Backyard," Feb. 26). This trigger-happy episode makes me question our values and the way we use our resources. The wildlife was there first. People who cannot adjust to wildlife, fires, floods and landslides have no business living in foothill and mountain areas. Use of a dozen California Department of Fish and Game people and sheriff's deputies, plus helicopters and dogs, indicates that these agencies are overstaffed.
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March 15, 1992
The Times has done a very thorough job in following the Paul Reynolds tragedy that occurred Feb. 18. We have learned about his medical history, his immediate family, his community contributions in Cardiff and his warm personality. In the Feb. 22 article, "Cardiff Group Seeks Probe of Slaying," I was pleased to observe the independent efforts by the members of the Cardiff Town Council. In addition to their questions, I feel that San Diego citizens need to understand some additional basic issues: 1. Are the Sheriff's deputies taught how to distinguish the differences between real and "perceived" immediate danger?
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April 26, 2008 | David Zahniser
An aide to City Councilman Bill Rosendahl has been charged with vandalism and assault following an incident two weeks ago in which he tried to enter a home in West Hollywood that was not his, according to a statement issued Friday by the councilman. Len Nguyen, 32, was arrested by L.A. County sheriff's deputies April 13 and spent five days in jail. He has pleaded not guilty to the charges. Nguyen's attorney, Andrew Stein, said his client was very drunk and entered the wrong condominium unit.
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April 11, 2009 | Richard Winton
A 47-year-old transient is in custody for allegedly destroying three trees in the Matthew Shepard Human Rights Triangle, authorities said. Bruce Bartmann was arrested Wednesday by sheriff's deputies after he allegedly vandalized trees in the tribute garden last month, said Los Angeles County sheriff's spokesman Steve Whitmore. He said investigators are not sure why Bartmann chose to vandalize the trees, which are a tribute to local gay leaders. The vandalism is not considered a hate crime.
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March 28, 1998 | SCOTT HADLY
Two of three Ventura County sheriff's deputies who were threatened with termination after being accused of having sex on the job have resigned. Deputies Donald R. Simmons, 32, and Kevin L. Wiseman, 28, resigned in late February after undergoing an administrative hearing about whether they had sex with women while on the job, said their attorney, Ken Yuwiler. Another deputy, 28-year-old Joseph M. Preciado, was suspended for a month and then reassigned to work at the County Jail.
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January 8, 2008 | Stuart Pfeifer, Times Staff Writer
Orange County Sheriff Michael S. Carona returned to work Monday after a self-imposed leave of absence, but did not create much of a buzz in department headquarters in Santa Ana. In fact, he did not visit his office at all, department officials said. Carona, who took two months off work to prepare for his June trial on federal corruption charges, announced through a spokesman last week that he would return Monday.
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February 19, 2009 | Garrett Therolf
Los Angeles County supervisors announced Tuesday that they have agreed to a one-year contract extension with 17,000 public safety employees that involves no cost-of-living or salary increases. The contracts with firefighters, sheriff's deputies and others expired in December and January. The extension allows both sides to avoid negotiating a new three-year agreement during the county's uncertain financial circumstances. "There is nothing hidden in this. There are no side deals," said county Chief Executive William T Fujioka.
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December 18, 2008 | Susannah Rosenblatt
A young Laguna Niguel couple were discovered shot to death in their bed Wednesday, authorities said. The mother of the woman had not heard from her daughter for several days and found the couple about 2:30 p.m. in their condominium in the 100 block of Fleurance Street, said Orange County Sheriff's Department spokesman Jim Amormino. There were apparent gunshot wounds on both the man and the woman, whom Amormino described as being in their mid- to late 20s. Homicide investigators were at the scene, but Amormino described the sheriff's deputies as conducting a "death investigation" and was unable to specify whether the incident was a homicide or a suicide.
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November 30, 2008 | Ruben Vives
A 22-year-old man was found shot to death in the South Los Angeles area Saturday morning. Ernesto Hernandez, last seen Friday about 11:30 p.m., was discovered by L.A. County sheriff's deputies about 6:35 a.m. in the 13100 block of Aranbe Avenue in Willowbrook.
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April 4, 1997 | SCOTT HADLY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It's been six months since Ventura County Sheriff Larry Carpenter publicly said he would retire at the end of his term in 1998, and the man Carpenter has pushed to succeed him officially announced Thursday his intention to seek the job. Chief Deputy Robert Brooks, 46, said he would make the announcement during a rally next week in front of the Ventura County Government Center while flanked by Carpenter and other supporters.
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August 20, 1993 | T. CHRISTIAN MILLER
The City Council has approved adding two more sheriff's deputies to patrol the city and provide outreach services to schools and local youths. The city, which contracts with the Orange County Sheriff's Department to provide police services, will pay about $166,000 a year for the two new officers. "The deputies will provide specialized enforcement services and participate in neighborhood preservation efforts," said City Manager George Scarborough.
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