July 5, 1990
A few months ago, when Dwight Barnes saw a man spray painting graffiti on the walls and fences of a building on Orange Avenue, he got on his car telephone and called the police. A month later, Andre Petway, after spotting a similar scene on Cherry Avenue, walked into the Signal Hill Police Department and reported what he saw. This week, the Signal Hill City Council applauded the residents' involvement by authorizing a $500 reward to each one.
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June 13, 1989
Two men were being held for questioning Monday in the kidnaping, beating and rape of a Downey woman who was attacked after her assailants deliberately rammed their car into hers to get her to pull off the freeway. The woman's ordeal, which began at 1:30 a.m. Saturday on the 605 Freeway in Norwalk, did not end until 4 p.m. Sunday, when she was found locked inside the trunk of a 1969 Ford Futura that the assailants had abandoned in Wilmington. She had been in the car trunk more than 30 hours, according to a sheriff's deputy, who said the woman's pounding on the trunk caught the attention of a passer-by.
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August 15, 2005 |
Two men were arrested and a third is being sought in connection with a shooting early Sunday that left three people wounded, police said. Two teenage boys and a woman were injured in the car-to-car shooting about 3:15 a.m. near 17th Street and Linden Avenue, near Polytechnic High School, police said. The boys were taken to a hospital, where they were being treated for multiple gunshot wounds.
April 30, 1992
Some 3,100 drivers passing through Signal Hill last weekend went through a police checkpoint, but this one was different from the norm. The checkpoint was aimed at catching parents who did not strap their youngsters into child safety seats. Six officers posted at Cherry Avenue and 28th Street gave out 70 citations in slightly over three hours Sunday afternoon, according to Police Chief Mike R. McCrary.
May 16, 1985
The fight against drug abuse in and around Long Beach schools will be stepped up in the fall with a $193,000 state grant to the Long Beach Unified School District. At the high school level, funds will be used to train teachers and administrators to recognize signs of drug abuse and to create counseling and intervention teams composed of students, counselors and police. The grant will also pay to implement the Drug Abuse Reduction Program, or DARE, in the sixth grade.
February 14, 1985 |
A Los Angeles federal judge--who issued a written gag order last week on attorneys in a civil rights case--on Wednesday blocked lawyers in a cocaine conspiracy trial from speaking to the press. Both defense lawyers and federal prosecutors said they could not remember any other federal judge in Los Angeles taking similar steps in comparable cases. U.S. District Judge William D. Keller, a former U.S.