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June 27, 2008 | Paul Pringle
A man was shot to death Thursday afternoon in an apparent gang-related attack while painting graffiti on a Los Angeles River bike path, sheriff's officials said. The man and two other males were tagging the path about 1:40 p.m. when the shooter approached and began firing, said Sheriff's Deputy Johnie Jones. The shooting occurred in the 5300 block of Live Oak Street. The wounded man was declared dead at a hospital, Jones said. The other taggers were not hit. No names, ages or other details were immediately available.
June 22, 2008 | From the Associated Press
An off-duty Riverside County sheriff's deputy died in a parachuting accident Saturday at a Lake Elsinore sky-diving facility. Sheriff's officials said deputies responded to a report of an accident at Sky Dive of Lake Elsinore Inc. The man's name was withheld pending family notification.
May 21, 2008 | Andrew Blankstein
A 58-year-old woman was arrested on suspicion of killing her father, whose body was discovered in the backyard of his home, Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies said Tuesday. Deputies went to the home in the 9800 block of Potter Street near Liggett Street on Monday afternoon to check on an 85-year-old man, a sheriff's spokesman said. When they arrived, deputies were greeted by the man's daughter. A search of the property turned up the body in the backyard. The daughter was subsequently arrested, sheriff's officials said.
March 15, 2008 | Francisco Vara-Orta, Times Staff Writer
The names were scrawled on a single tile in a boy's restroom at Malibu High School, all seven of them male African American students. Written next to them was the note, "On April 14th . . . boom." The vandalism has shaken nerves on the 1,300-student campus, where fewer than three dozen students are black. The tagging was discovered by campus security last week. Principal Mark Kelly recognized the April 14 date as the anniversary of Abraham Lincoln's assassination and immediately called authorities, concerned that the message was a threat of violence.
March 1, 2008 | Christine Hanley and Stuart Pfeifer, Times Staff Writers
In a significant shake-up at the Orange County Sheriff's Department, Assistant Sheriff Jo Ann Galisky was dismissed and colleague Steve Bishop resigned Friday in moves stemming from a grand jury investigation of an inmate's beating death. The departures, coming on the same day former Sheriff Michael S. Carona made his latest court appearance in a public corruption case, were the latest blows to a department long disgraced by turmoil.
October 9, 2007 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A man who raped a woman as she walked to work through the city's historic district was still at large Monday, Orange County sheriff's officials said. Authorities said the man grabbed the victim from behind and dragged her 30 feet through the shrubbery near the 31700 block of Los Rios Street about 2:10 a.m. Sunday. He then sexually assaulted her, spokesman Jim Amormino said. Officials described the man as a Latino in his mid-20s, heavyset with slicked-back hair.
May 25, 2000
A woman with a gun kept officers at bay in a Ventura County motel for nearly five hours Wednesday, forcing the closure of Highway 33 for several blocks and causing backups as far south as Casitas Springs before she surrendered. Paulette Lewis, 46, described by neighbors as the owner of a soap shop in midtown Ventura, surrendered to police at about 4 p.m. after hours of negotiations. The standoff began when she apparently fired a shot at about 10:30 a.m. while in a room at the Oakridge Inn, just blocks from her home, and ended after her son arrived at the scene.
December 28, 1998 | PAMELA J. JOHNSON
The Ventura County Sheriff's Department is seeking the public's help in locating four fugitives wanted in crimes ranging from child molestation to selling drugs. Richard Kenneth Sloane, 47, was arrested on suspicion of child molestation in July. He was released from jail after posting bail, but he failed to appear in court. Sloane is white, 5 feet 7, 155 pounds and has brown eyes and brown hair. Some of Sloane's belongings were recovered in Santa Monica recently.
December 15, 1997 | SCOTT HADLY
Investigators with the Ventura County Sheriff's Department are asking for help locating three men wanted on felony warrants. Jesus Ruiz Rodriguez, 36, was arrested in March for being under the influence and in possession of dangerous drugs, officials said. He is described as 5 feet, 9 inches tall and weighing 150 pounds, with brown eyes and black hair. He has "Rodriguez" tattooed on his left arm and "X111" tattooed on his right hand.
The mother of Cecil "C.T." Turner lashed out Thursday at Orange County Sheriff's investigators for making little headway in their 10-week search for the killer of the South County toddler. Edith Marie Wu said detectives have been reluctant to share details of their investigation and will not cooperate with her private investigator. The body of the 2-year-old Turner was discovered Aug. 13 in heavy brush about a half mile from his home, a victim of suffocation, officials say. "It's been months, and I'm not very happy," Wu said Thursday evening.
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