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May 1, 2008 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Police confirmed that one of Colombia's most wanted drug lords was killed in a shootout, but they said they had confused the man with his twin. Killed in Tuesday's raid was Victor Manuel Mejia, one of two suspected drug-trafficking brothers, according to a police statement. Defense Minister Juan Manuel Santos earlier misidentified the slain man as his brother Miguel Angel. The police statement said Victor Mejia was carrying his brother's identity papers and that a fingerprint confirmed his true identity.
October 23, 2009 | Times Wire Reports
Iraqi security forces arrested 14 suspected Al Qaeda in Iraq members, including three who had been previously detained by U.S. troops, police officials said. Six men arrested in Fallouja were wanted for allegedly planning attacks in and around the city, police said. Police detained the other eight suspects, one of whom was a woman, during a raid on a suspected militant hide-out in the oil-rich city of Kirkuk.
May 6, 2009 | Richard Winton
A suspected carjacker was shot Tuesday by an undercover Anaheim police detective after investigators blocked the man's car in a parking lot in Baldwin Park and he rammed their vehicles, authorities said. The shooting occurred about 2:15 p.m. in the parking lot of a Wal-Mart, said Anaheim Police Sgt. Rick Martinez. The suspect had allegedly carjacked a 1996 Mercedes-Benz E-320 from its owners at an Anaheim motel, Martinez said. -- Richard Winton
February 1, 2009 | Times Wire Reports
Authorities said four house fires reported Saturday "share a commonality" with other intentionally set blazes that have plagued an area outside Philadelphia, but they wouldn't say if they were connected. The suspected arsons were reported near Coatesville, which has been hit with more than 30 suspicious fires over the last year -- at least 17 of those since Jan. 1. Nearly all have been started on porches. No injuries were reported in the latest fires, and only one house had significant damage.
April 22, 1989 | BOB SCHWARTZ, Times Staff Writer
Cameron Charles Seaholm, suspected of killing a 21-year-old Garden Grove woman and dumping her body in the hills near Corona, was a drifter with an unhappy family background but was not a violent man, his relatives said Friday. "It's such a contradiction--I can't believe what I've seen on TV and in the papers," Seaholm's mother, Joanne Sandor of Santa Ana, said shortly before leaving for Riverside County Jail to see her son. "I know my son is innocent. It's a setup, and that's what I have to find out."
April 24, 1989
A 5-hour standoff between La Habra police and suspected gang members ended peacefully early Sunday with the arrest of two men and four juveniles who were allegedly involved in the shooting Saturday night. The victim, Michael Galindo, 18, of La Habra, was listed in critical but stable condition at Presbyterian Intercommunity Hospital in Whittier. La Habra Police Sgt. Perry Miller said Galindo was shot in the chest. The incident began shortly after 7 p.m. Saturday when a fistfight broke out at the corner of 4th Street and Monte Vista Avenue between suspected gang members, Miller said, then escalated into an exchange of gunfire involving 10-12 males.
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