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April 11, 1985
Two unidentified detectives from the Los Angeles Police Department's Southwest Division suffered minor gunshot wounds shortly before noon today when suspects fired at them from a house they were staking out in the 4400 block of West Adams Boulevard, Lt. Dan Cooke said. The suspects surrendered, Cooke said, but police called out the special weapons and tactics team to surround the house and make certain that no one else was inside.
February 4, 2014 | By Joel Rubin and Kate Mather
Eight Los Angeles police officers who opened fire on two women delivering newspapers in a pickup truck during the hunt for Christopher Dorner violated the LAPD's policy on using deadly force, the department's oversight body found Tuesday. In making its ruling, the Police Commission followed the recommendation of LAPD Chief Charlie Beck, who faulted the officers for jumping to the conclusion that Dorner was in the truck. Beck said the officers compounded their mistake by shooting in one another's direction with an unrestrained barrage of gunfire.
August 18, 1993
Police say an alleged tagger known as "Blert" and four others, all teen-agers, had no idea someone was watching as they dashed in the darkness toward a pristine section of the Simi Valley Freeway over the weekend. Usually, no one is. But this weekend, the bushes along the freeway had eyes. About 20 to 30 neighborhood volunteers staked out a five-mile stretch of the freeway with binoculars and video cameras from 9:30 p.m. to 5 a.m.
May 26, 2011 | By Richard Winton, Los Angeles Times Staff Writer
A Fullerton police task force has arrested a suspected serial armed robber after he held up a small food market he had allegedly targeted twice before. Knowing that an armed robber had hit markets on Tuesday and Wednesday nights between 7 and 8 p.m and that HR Market in Fullerton was previously a victim of such a robbery, detectives were watching the store Wednesday evening when the suspect entered the store, jumped the counter and robbed the clerk at gunpoint, said Fullerton Police Sgt. Andrew Goodrich.
June 11, 1985 | Julie Anne Dart
A stakeout by a dozen police officers Monday netted two men suspected of stealing more than $100,000 in computer parts from an Anaheim electronics company. Police Sgt. Jack Jansen said the stakeout began after Ed Carter, owner of California Electronics at 3061 E. Coronado St., stopped by his office at about 9:30 a.m. Sunday and noticed tampering. "It was just providence because I don't come in most days," Carter said.
November 22, 1999
More than 70 sheriff's deputies late Sunday were involved in a stakeout outside a residential area near Arcadia after reports that several gunmen had barricaded themselves after a shootout. The stakeout came after deputies were called to an unincorporated area near East Altern Street and Redell Avenue to check a report of suspicious persons in the area, said sheriff's Sgt. Irma Becerra. Once deputies arrived, gunmen opened fire on them.
June 7, 1989
A man who escaped from Patton State Mental Hospital, where he was committed after wounding a police officer and security guard in Pasadena, was captured Tuesday at the end of a six-hour police stakeout of a Las Vegas apartment. Tracy Bernard Washington, 23, offered no resistance despite previous vows not to be taken alive if found by authorities. Police said he was unarmed at the time of the arrest. Washington was committed to Patton after being found incompetent to stand trial for the January, 1989, attempted murder of a Pasadena police officer and a public housing complex security guard.
March 11, 1987 | CLAUDIA PUIG, Times Staff Writer
A Los Angeles City Council committee recommended Tuesday that a San Fernando police reserve officer who was shot and seriously wounded by a Los Angeles narcotics detective during an undercover drug stakeout be awarded a $1.55-million settlement. Ricardo Rose, 30, of Northridge was shot by Los Angeles police officer Victor L. Carranza, 46, on June 24, 1980, while the two were staking out a suspected drug dealer's Los Angeles home.
September 2, 1988 | Reuters
A hostage drama took a bizarre twist today when scores of police and FBI agents surrounded a Nashville bank after two men seized four hostages and then vanished. Police said the men broke into the Third National Bank through a rear window sometime before it opened early today. Four employees, a man and three women, entered the bank before a fifth spotted one of the gunmen on her arrival and fled. The robbers apparently realized they had been spotted and fled.
January 18, 1990
A man suspected of raping two women in the same Sun Valley neighborhood was arrested by officers who grabbed him when he tried to assault a third woman, the Los Angeles Police Department reported. Alfredo Valencia Jimenez, 20, whom police described as a transient, was being held on $50,000 bail on suspicion of attempted rape and was expected to be charged today, police said.
April 7, 2011 | By Robert Faturechi, Los Angeles Times
The FBI has released hundreds of documents relating to its closed investigation into the 1997 slaying of rapper Notorious B.I.G., but the heavily redacted records offer little new information on the unsolved murder. The documents, released on the bureau's website, come from its probe into who killed the rapper, also known as Biggie Smalls, and whether any Los Angeles police officers were involved. The records include internal LAPD and FBI memos, witness statements and stakeout notes.
October 23, 2010 | By Robert Abele, Special to the Los Angeles Times
Just when you thought it was safe to auto-record your McMansion existence, along comes "Paranormal Activity 2" to make static video grays, a corner time stamp and well-placed bumps in the night further cause for audience nervousness. It's the sequel to last year's DIY horror hit "Paranormal Activity," a housebound creeper built on some marginal if appreciatively unslick and non-gory jitters. In true indie-explosion fashion, writer-director Oren Peli's $11,000 feature went from midnight-screening word-of-mouth to $100-million hit upon release from Paramount (which had the good sense not to stick logos and credits on what was intended to play like found footage of a ghost capture gone wrong)
November 19, 2007 | Tony Perry, Times Staff Writer
Two people were killed and six wounded, including a state drug agent, during an incident Saturday night that began with the surveillance of two drug suspects and ended with a suspect running onto Interstate 805 and exchanging gunfire with San Diego police, officials said. Lt. Kevin Rooney said the incident began when San Diego police responded to a call from agents of the state Bureau of Narcotic Enforcement.
April 6, 2007 | From the Associated Press
An FBI agent who was killed Thursday when a stakeout team opened fire on three armed bank robbery suspects might have been shot accidentally by another agent, the FBI said. Agent Barry Lee Bush, 52, assigned to the Newark office, died after agents confronted three men suspected in a series of armed bank robberies. Two of the men were captured.
September 2, 2006 | From Times Wire Reports
Two state troopers staking out the home of an escaped convict's ex-girlfriend in the rural town of Pomfret were shot in an ambush, and authorities were searching for the fugitive. Neither trooper saw the gunman when they were shot Thursday evening, and neither returned fire, but one was able to radio for help, State Police Superintendent Wayne Bennett said. Both officers were hospitalized in critical condition.
August 7, 2005 | From a Times Staff Writer
A photographer who was staking out a Malibu home that pop star Britney Spears was believed to be visiting was shot in a thigh by a pellet gun Saturday night, authorities said. Brad Diaz was among 15 to 20 photographers waiting 200 feet away from the home in the 2000 block of Carbon Mesa Road when he was struck by a pellet about 7:50 p.m., said Lt. Steve Smith of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department. "They put a county Band-Aid on him and transported him away in an ambulance," Smith said.
October 7, 1993 | JIM MURRAY
You know, I pick up the paper and I read where some guy robbed a bank or shot a guard, and I can't relate to it. If I read where some serial killer is on the rampage, I have no way of understanding that. I can't really fathom pickpocketing. Drive-by shootings aghast me. I have a little trouble understanding insider trading or money laundering. Mugging would be way beyond me. Burglary would make me hyperventilate. But I read a story in the papers the other day out of Noblesville, Ind.
What do 16 "Survivors" and one Aussie journalist have in common? They all took on the Australian outback and won (well, some of them did). I remember watching the host of "Survivor," Jeff Probst (the man David Letterman describes as having too many consonants in his name), standing on the side of the Herbert River Falls telling viewers that they were looking at the "secret" location for the second "Survivor" (which premieres Sunday night after the Super Bowl on CBS).
July 8, 2005 | Greg Krikorian, Times Staff Writer
Two men charged in a string of South Bay robberies are now under investigation by the FBI and local counterterrorism officials after a list of potential terrorist targets was discovered at one of their homes, authorities said Thursday. Although Torrance police said their investigation was just beginning, several law enforcement officials said the FBI's Joint Terrorism Task Force was investigating the men for possibly planning a hate crime or other extremist action.
February 27, 2005 | Douglas Frantz, Times Staff Writer
Nuclear warhead plans that Pakistani scientist Abdul Qadeer Khan sold to Libya were more complete and detailed than previously disclosed, raising new concerns about the cost of Washington's watch-and-wait policy before Khan and his global black market were shut down last year.
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