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September 10, 2009 | Andrew Blankstein
Los Angeles County sheriff's homicide detectives are investigating the discovery of human remains, including a severed hand and a torso, in the vicinity of a Lake Los Angeles middle school in the Antelope Valley. Sheriff's homicide detectives and a Los Angeles County coroner's special recovery team responded to the 41700 block of 170th Street East, near Challenger Middle School, east of Palmdale, about 8 p.m. Tuesday after a resident who was riding a horse saw the hand and called authorities.
May 25, 2008 | Andrew Blankstein and Stuart Pfeifer, Times Staff Writers
Gang investigators with the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department have arrested a Lynwood city official on suspicion of felonies, including being an accessory to robbery and possessing a stolen handgun, a department spokesman said. Autra Adams, special assistant to the Lynwood city manager, was arrested at her home Thursday morning, said department spokesman Steve Whitmore. According to a law enforcement source familiar with the investigation, Adams was arrested in connection with a case targeting the East Coast Crips street gang.
February 26, 2010 | By Andrew Blankstein and Robert J. Lopez
An off-duty Los Angeles Police Department reserve officer fatally shot his son Thursday evening at the family's home in Monrovia, authorities said. The shooting occurred about 6 p.m. in the 100 block of Andre Street, said Steve Whitmore, spokesman for the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department. The name and age of the victim were not released. According to sources familiar with the case, the son confronted his father with a large object, possibly a picture frame. He was shot once in the chest, said the sources, who asked not to be named.
March 27, 2013 | By Richard Winton
The L.A. County Sheriff's Department is investigating an allegation that singer Justin Bieber threatened and assaulted a neighbor. Sheriff's spokesman Steve Whitmore said Tuesday the alleged battery did not involve “physical touching,” but he would not provide further details. The neighbor, who lives near Bieber on Prado Del Grandioso in Calabasas, alleged he was arguing with Bieber outside their homes when the altercation escalated. Sheriff's deputies arrived at 9:08 a.m. Tuesday to investigate, Whitmore said.
May 7, 2013 | By Susan King, Los Angeles Times
Prolific character actor James Whitmore appeared in countless films ("The Asphalt Jungle," "The Shawshank Redemption") and TV series ("The Twilight Zone") in his six -decade career, earning Oscar nominations for 1949's "Battleground" and 1975's "Give 'Em Hell, Harry!" and winning an Emmy in 2000 for his guest appearance on ABC's "The Practice. " But according to his son, James Whitmore Jr., an actor and TV director ("NCIS," "The Good Wife") in his own right, theater was his father's true passion right up until he died in 2009 at age 87 of lung cancer.
March 6, 2006 | From a Times Staff Writer
A fight at a Lancaster party turned deadly Sunday when one of the participants fired into a crowd, killing a 15-year-old boy and wounding another young man, Los Angeles County sheriff's officials said. There were about 100 people at the party when the shooting occurred about 2:40 a.m. in the 45500 block of North Gadsden Avenue, according to sheriff's and county fire officials.
April 24, 2008 | Molly Hennessy-Fiske and Anna Gorman
Los Angeles County sheriff's officials are investigating a riot that occurred this week involving hundreds of immigration detainees at a county-run facility in Lancaster, where guards used tear gas grenades to restore order, authorities said Wednesday. The disturbance at the Mira Loma Detention Center began Tuesday morning when a fight broke out between two detainees from rival gangs, then escalated by 1:30 p.m. into a melee in the center's outdoor yard, sheriff's spokesman Steve Whitmore said.
September 12, 2009 | Molly Hennessy-Fiske
Los Angeles County sheriff's investigators have concluded a nearly two-month inquiry into whether county coroner's employees illegally leaked or sold private information from Michael Jackson's death investigation, a sheriff's spokesman announced Friday. Investigators from the sheriff's Internal Criminal Investigations Bureau determined that no criminal violations occurred, according to sheriff's spokesman Steve Whitmore. County supervisors called for the inquiry July 25 after The Times reported that the pop star's death certificate had been viewed more than 300 times, including by half a dozen coroner's employees not involved in the investigation.
May 15, 2013 | By Andrew Blankstein
Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department deputies are investigating an incident in West Hollywood on Wednesday in which someone reported there was a gunman inside a car that was later determined to be owned by entertainment impresario P. Diddy. Sheriff's spokesman Steve Whitmore said multiple patrol cars responded to the call Wednesday around 12:20 p.m. near Cory Avenue and Sunset Boulevard that alleged two armed men were  inside a Maybach sports car in West Hollywood. "A search of vehicle did not turn up a gun," Whitmore said.
December 26, 2009 | By Raja Abdulrahim
A human skull with a bullet hole in it has been found in the Angeles National Forest. Two hikers came across it Thursday evening on a hillside that had been burned in the Station fire. Homicide detectives are overseeing the investigation but don't yet know how long the skull was there, said Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department spokesman Steve Whitmore. "It appears to be burned," Whitmore said. The Station fire, which started Aug. 26, burned 250 square miles of forest.
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