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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 1, 1990
A school police officer, responding to a silent alarm at a Compton elementary school before dawn Wednesday, shot and killed a man who allegedly kidnaped a woman at knifepoint and ordered her to disrobe in an apparent rape attempt, authorities said. James Calvin Williams, 30, of Compton was struck in the head by a single shot fired by the officer and was pronounced dead at Washington Elementary School.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 7, 2009 | Tony Barboza
Santa Ana school district police arrested 12 people over the weekend, including five students and a professional BMX rider, in connection with a burglary ring that stole electronics from classrooms to sell for cash, skateboards and bicycle parts, authorities said Monday. Police arrested seven juveniles and five adults: William Florian, 18; Javier Muro, 26; Erik Mata, 27; Lawrence Werrell, 18, and Benjamin Snowden, 28, a professional BMX rider. Police caught some of the crew in the act Saturday at 1:30 a.m., after a silent alarm went off at King Elementary School.
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June 13, 1993 | CYNTHIA H. CRAFT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
For Sara Martin, a cashier at Ralphs supermarket in Studio City, it's the memory of an early October morning last year when, wedged between two robbers, she stared down the barrel of a gun. For Jim Crocker it's the image of a Coca-Cola salesman taking a bullet in the head as Crocker and four other employees were held hostage at gunpoint at a Ralphs in Van Nuys.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 1, 2008 | Jean-Paul Renaud
Police shot and wounded two burglary suspects Saturday outside a check cashing store. Officers were responding to a silent alarm about 6:15 a.m. when they were confronted by three suspects, said Sgt. Dina Zapalski. Zapalski would not say whether the suspects shot at officers. "We don't know the order of everything yet," she said. The two wounded suspects were transported to a hospital while the third was taken into custody, Zapalski said. Police searched the building for other possible suspects, but no one was found.
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March 25, 1992 | BARRY M. HORSTMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Amid controversy over their delayed response to an alleged rape because the woman did not have a permit for her home alarm, Riverside police have rescinded the policy under which officers initially ignored her request for help, police said Tuesday. Calling the policy a "terrible mistake," Capt.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 24, 1990 | SEBASTIAN ROTELLA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Two gunmen held the assistant manager of a savings and loan and her husband captive in the couple's Palmdale home for more than a day, then forced the woman to go to her office in a robbery attempt that was foiled by a silent alarm, authorities said Friday. Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies, responding to the alarm early Friday at Southern California Savings in Newhall, rescued Denise Adkins, 24. Brian Keith Simms, 29, of Duarte was arrested after a short chase, authorities said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 10, 1992 | ANDREA FORD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Prosecutors said Thursday that they again have decided against filing murder charges against a Los Angeles man who killed two suspected car burglars in four months after they tripped silent alarms in his apartment garage. Enrique Agraz shot James Oliver McGilvery to death last month after he found the intruder tampering with his Toyota pickup.
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July 23, 1987 | Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
Three men and a juvenile were arrested Tuesday for investigation of a burglary of a cabana at Robert Redford's Sundance, Utah, home. The four were arrested near the fenced compound about 2 a.m. after a silent alarm was triggered, bringing sheriff's deputies. They reported that four people had just popped the cork on a bottle of wine and were drinking beer from a bar when they were surprised by a caretaker and fled. Redford wasn't home at the time.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 1, 2008 | Jean-Paul Renaud
Police shot and wounded two burglary suspects Saturday outside a check cashing store. Officers were responding to a silent alarm about 6:15 a.m. when they were confronted by three suspects, said Sgt. Dina Zapalski. Zapalski would not say whether the suspects shot at officers. "We don't know the order of everything yet," she said. The two wounded suspects were transported to a hospital while the third was taken into custody, Zapalski said. Police searched the building for other possible suspects, but no one was found.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 22, 1997 | SCOTT STEEPLETON
Authorities are searching for a man who robbed a liquor store clerk at knifepoint over the weekend in Port Hueneme. Officers responded to a silent alarm about 8:15 p.m. Sunday at Ace's Liquor, 265 E. Hueneme Road. Police Sgt. Ted Snyder said a man in his 30s entered the business and brandished a large knife at the clerk. The clerk opened the cash register as ordered, and the robber took an undisclosed amount of cash before running away, Snyder said. The clerk was not injured.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 2, 1998 | JOHN M. GLIONNA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Three men and two women were arrested early Sunday in connection with a botched overnight bank heist in Culver City that police believe may be part of a string of 15 such thefts across Los Angeles County over the last six months. In those crimes, thieves have disarmed bank alarms to gain access to automated teller machine vaults. Once alarms were deactivated, banks were entered through the roof, police say.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 22, 1997 | SCOTT STEEPLETON
Authorities are searching for a man who robbed a liquor store clerk at knifepoint over the weekend in Port Hueneme. Officers responded to a silent alarm about 8:15 p.m. Sunday at Ace's Liquor, 265 E. Hueneme Road. Police Sgt. Ted Snyder said a man in his 30s entered the business and brandished a large knife at the clerk. The clerk opened the cash register as ordered, and the robber took an undisclosed amount of cash before running away, Snyder said. The clerk was not injured.
NEWS
June 13, 1993 | CYNTHIA H. CRAFT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
For Sara Martin, a cashier at Ralphs supermarket in Studio City, it's the memory of an early October morning last year when, wedged between two robbers, she stared down the barrel of a gun. For Jim Crocker it's the image of a Coca-Cola salesman taking a bullet in the head as Crocker and four other employees were held hostage at gunpoint at a Ralphs in Van Nuys.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 10, 1992 | ANDREA FORD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Prosecutors said Thursday that they again have decided against filing murder charges against a Los Angeles man who killed two suspected car burglars in four months after they tripped silent alarms in his apartment garage. Enrique Agraz shot James Oliver McGilvery to death last month after he found the intruder tampering with his Toyota pickup.
NEWS
March 25, 1992 | BARRY M. HORSTMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Amid controversy over their delayed response to an alleged rape because the woman did not have a permit for her home alarm, Riverside police have rescinded the policy under which officers initially ignored her request for help, police said Tuesday. Calling the policy a "terrible mistake," Capt.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 1, 1990
A school police officer, responding to a silent alarm at a Compton elementary school before dawn Wednesday, shot and killed a man who allegedly kidnaped a woman at knifepoint and ordered her to disrobe in an apparent rape attempt, authorities said. James Calvin Williams, 30, of Compton was struck in the head by a single shot fired by the officer and was pronounced dead at Washington Elementary School.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 17, 1989
A burglar with an apparent taste for high fashion quickly made off with $30,000 in exclusive women's clothing from a Newport Beach boutique Sunday morning, police said. About 60 pieces of clothing, including custom-made jackets and and dresses, were taken from Stracci at 1028 Bayside Drive, Newport Beach Police Lt. Tim Riley said. A silent alarm went off at 6:37 a.m. and police reponded within 4 minutes, Riley said. The first officer on the scene found the front glass door smashed, apparently with a sledgehammer, and the burglar gone.
NEWS
March 19, 1985
Police officers summoned to Los Angeles City Councilman Gilbert Lindsay's field office arrested an alleged burglar who tried to walk off with three frozen turkeys. Sgt. Samuel Hunter said a silent alarm was triggered at the office at 4264 S. Central Ave. When officers arrived, they found a man walking out of the building carrying the turkeys.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 24, 1990 | SEBASTIAN ROTELLA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Two gunmen held the assistant manager of a savings and loan and her husband captive in the couple's Palmdale home for more than a day, then forced the woman to go to her office in a robbery attempt that was foiled by a silent alarm, authorities said Friday. Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies, responding to the alarm early Friday at Southern California Savings in Newhall, rescued Denise Adkins, 24. Brian Keith Simms, 29, of Duarte was arrested after a short chase, authorities said.
NEWS
February 1, 1990 | HERB HAIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
John Smart of La Jolla wonders where he can find a wristwatch alarm for deaf people , one that vibrates instead of beeping. None of the groups that serve the hearing-impaired were able to steer him in the right direction. Can you give Smart a fair shake with a source, or will this be an unheard-of idea that nobody pays lip service to?
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