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November 12, 1995 | Associated Press
Police said Tony Lee Thacker robbed a bank, and a surveillance camera showed him in a bank at the time of the robbery. The problem--for prosecutors, at least: It was a different bank. And he wasn't robbing it; he was cashing a check. "There I am! That's me," Thacker said as he watched the surveillance-camera videotape with the judge and prosecutor last week. Judge Thomas Crush promptly cleared him of two charges of robbery. Thacker, 35, of Fairfield, had been in jail since Aug.
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January 9, 2014 | By Ruben Vives
Hawthorne police are seeking help from the public in identifying a man who shot and wounded a store owner during a robbery. Officers responded around 5:14 p.m. Wednesday to reports of an armed robbery and shots fired at El Bodeguero Market at 4516 W. Imperial Highway, according to a statement from Lt. Scott Swain. Swain said the store owner, who KTLA-TV reported was shielding his little niece, suffered a gunshot wound but the suspect had fled from the location when the officer arrived at the store.
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August 25, 2002 | TED SHAFFREY, ASSOCIATED PRESS WRITER
As if there weren't enough reasons to look over your shoulder in New York City these days, take a walk through Midtown with surveillance camera tour guide Bill Brown. He'll give you dozens more excuses to be anxious. "I'm just an average person who is trying to figure out what is going on in the city I was born in and love," explained Brown, a Brooklyn native. "I don't think I'm paranoid -- I think the people who are paranoid fill the streets with cameras."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 15, 2013 | By Rick Rojas and James Rainey
Nearly four years ago, the McStays left their snug home in suburban San Diego County on a chilly February evening. Piling into their Isuzu Trooper, parents Joseph and Summer and young sons Gianni and Joseph Jr. left behind two dogs, two bowls of popcorn and, soon, a mystery. Their car turned up four days later in the parking lot of a mini-mall near the Mexican border, with a few birthday toys for one of the boys tossed in back. But there was no sign of the McStays. About 1,374 days later and about 100 miles to the north, San Bernardino County sheriff's deputies uncovered the skeletal remains of the parents and two small bodies believed to be their boys, authorities said Friday.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 11, 1995 | LESLIE EARNEST, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The ongoing search for the man believed to have committed a string of robberies and killed an ice cream shop owner here last month will be featured March 18 on "America's Most Wanted," the television show's West Coast producer said Friday. The segment will include videotape of the suspect that was filmed by a surveillance camera during the holdup of a Baskin-Robbins in Tustin--one of three Orange County robberies that police say immediately preceded the Laguna Beach murder.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 29, 2010 | By Robert J. Lopez
A Whittier man suspected of producing child pornography was found dead in his home Thursday night by an FBI SWAT team that had surrounded the residence, authorities said. A gunshot wound to the man's head appeared to be self-inflicted, said FBI spokeswoman Laura Eimiller. The man's name and age were not released. Authorities used a robot with a surveillance camera operated by the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department to enter the house and look for the suspect. Earlier in the day, members of a multi-agency task force tried to serve a search warrant on the house in the 10400 block of Kimbark Avenue.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 10, 2010
This account, unless otherwise noted, is based on statements made to authorities by Matthew Itkowitz and his wife, as well as those of witnesses to the March 5, 2008, incident. Those statements, including a description of what was captured on the surveillance camera, are contained in a report by the Los Angeles County district attorney's office that was provided to The Times at the newspaper's request.
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June 28, 2008 | From Times Wire Reports
Three teenagers fatally beat a homeless man as passersby slowed to watch, Cleveland police said. Anthony Waters, 42, suffered from abdominal, head and internal injuries, the Cuyahoga County coroner said. A surveillance camera outside a towing company videotaped some of the beating Wednesday, police said. Waters staggered into the parking lot, where workers came to his aid. No arrests have been made.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 2, 2013 | By Joel Rubin
A handcuffed woman was ejected from a moving Los Angeles Police Department patrol car, in a dramatic incident that left her seriously injured and raised questions about the involved officers' version of how the fall occurred. In the early morning hours on March 17, after a night out in Koreatown, 28-year-old Kim Nguyen and two friends were waiting in a restaurant parking lot for a sober friend to pick them up, Nguyen said in an interview with The Times. A pair of LAPD officers drove by in a marked patrol car, stopped, and approached Nguyen, she said.
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March 28, 2008 | From Times Wire Reports
Gunshots struck five vehicles on a stretch of Interstate 64 west of Charlottesville, injuring two motorists and prompting officials to close nearby schools and increase police presence along the highway. Investigators hunted for two or more people in the shootings, which closed I-64 for six hours for 20 miles from Charlottesville to Waynesboro. Police also had a possible lead on a vehicle used in the shootings: an AMC Gremlin seen on a surveillance camera near a credit union in Waynesboro, where evidence of gunshots was found.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 17, 2013 | By Richard Winton
A Los Angeles firefighter is scheduled to be arraigned Thursday on charges he and his mother beat a woman feeding stray cats in the West Adams district after she threw cat kibble at him during a verbal altercation. Fire engineer Ian Justin Eulian, 37, is charged with a felony count of battery with serious bodily injury, assault likely to produce great bodily harm and an enhancement of causing great bodily harm. He's being held in lieu of $50,000 bail. His mother, 70-year-old Lonieta Antonietta Fontaine, is due in court Friday.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 2, 2013 | By Joel Rubin
A handcuffed woman was ejected from a moving Los Angeles Police Department patrol car, in a dramatic incident that left her seriously injured and raised questions about the involved officers' version of how the fall occurred. In the early morning hours on March 17, after a night out in Koreatown, 28-year-old Kim Nguyen and two friends were waiting in a restaurant parking lot for a sober friend to pick them up, Nguyen said in an interview with The Times. A pair of LAPD officers drove by in a marked patrol car, stopped, and approached Nguyen, she said.
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August 11, 2013 | By Devin Kelly
As schools across Southern California prepare to open, teachers, parents and students will find increased security on their campuses, including surveillance cameras, more safety patrols, revised lockdown measures and fewer open gates. After the Newtown, Conn., tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School last December, where 20 students and six educators were killed, new safety efforts swept through school districts. President Obama called on administrators and law enforcement officials to reevaluate emergency procedures.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 22, 2013 | By Anthony Clark Carpio
In an effort to reduce crime, the city of Huntington Beach will soon record visitors in the downtown area. The City Council recently voted to allow police to purchase and install a surveillance system, according to a report in the Huntington Beach Independent . The action made by council members would allow the police department to reallocate $150,000 from within its budget to pay for and install these cameras. "This is a public safety action that is necessary," Councilman Joe Shaw said.
NEWS
April 17, 2013 | By Jon Healey
Investigators in the Boston Marathon bombing closed in on suspects with surprising alacrity, shifting from "few leads" to "possible arrests" in a matter of hours. That's due in part to the ample resources and expertise that city, state and federal authorities threw at the crime scene. But it also reflects how much investigators had to work with. We should celebrate the former but think carefully about the latter. The marathon evidently made for an inviting target because it's a famous event that draws a huge crowd into a relatively confined space, to wit, the finish line.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 12, 2012 | By Tina Susman, Kate Mather and Andrew Blankstein, Los Angeles Times
NEW YORK - Brandon Woodard checked out of his midtown Manhattan hotel room Monday afternoon and emerged onto 58th Street a block from Columbus Circle. As the 31-year-old Playa Vista man walked down the street, a man standing near a Lincoln sedan pulled a hood over his head as Woodard passed. A short time later, the two passed each other a second time. The man turned, pulled out a gun and shot Woodard at close range in the back of the head with a 9-millimeter pistol. He got back into the Lincoln, which pulled away.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 21, 2005 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
The suspects who stole a preserved, 13-week-old fetus last month from an exhibit at the California Science Center left behind a taunting note, police said Wednesday. The fetus was part of a traveling display titled "Body Worlds 2: The Anatomical Exhibition of Real Human Bodies." In the guest book containing comments by viewers of the display, police found a one-line note that read: "Amazing ... Although it'd be better had the 15-19 wk old fetus hadn't been stolen." It was signed "Susan."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 24, 2002 | From Times Wire Reports
A man who raped a 12-year-old girl in the restroom of a McDonald's restaurant was sentenced Wednesday to 24 years in state prison. A Superior Court judge handed down the maximum term for Brandon Meeks, calling him a predator who has failed to recognize the harm he caused. Meeks, 20, of Long Beach did not offer an apology or show any remorse in his remarks before Judge Joan Comparet-Cassani. Meeks said he did not know how he "got here in this situation."
SPORTS
August 3, 2012 | By Dan Loumena
Cal Ripken Jr. called his mother's kidnapping bizarre but said she is a "tough, strong woman" who is resuming her daily routine. In his first public comments on the subject Friday, the Baltimore Orioles' Hall of Famer said that the police and his family have few answers as to why his 74-year-old mother, Vi, was abducted at gunpoint from her house and driven around for nearly 24 hours before being left unharmed in her car near her Aberdeen, Md.,...
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 17, 2011 | By Abby Sewell, Los Angeles Times
The city of Fullerton has denied a public records request by the Los Angeles Times for information relating to the Kelly Thomas case, including surveillance video footage and the names of the officers involved. The Fullerton Police Department has been at the center of a national controversy over the death of Thomas, a homeless man with schizophrenia, after a violent struggle involving six officers July 5. Thomas, 37, died five days after he was beaten and shot with a Taser multiple times by Fullerton officers who confronted him at the downtown bus depot while investigating a report of an attempted car break-in, witnesses said.
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