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April 22, 2011 | By Robert Faturechi, Los Angeles Times
The process was routine. L.A. County Sheriff's homicide investigator Kevin Lloyd was flipping through snapshots of tattooed gang members. Then one caught his attention. Inked on the pudgy chest of a young Pico Rivera gangster who had been picked up and released on a minor offense was the scene of a 2004 liquor store slaying that had stumped Lloyd for more than four years. Each key detail was right there: the Christmas lights that lined the roof of the liquor store where 23-year-old John Juarez was gunned down, the direction his body fell, the bowed street lamp across the way and the street sign — all under the chilling banner of RIVERA KILLS, a reference to the gang Rivera-13.
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April 21, 2014 | By Richard Winton
Former USC and NFL football player Keyshawn Johnson was arrested early Monday at his Calabasas home on suspicion of misdemeanor domestic battery after reports of an incident involving his ex-girlfriend. Johnson, 40, was taken into custody shortly before 1 a.m. when Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies responded to a possible spousal assault call. Deputies "determined that the resident and his ex-girlfriend were involved in a domestic dispute," sheriff's officials said in a statement.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 14, 2014 | By Ruben Vives
A Riverside County pastor has been arrested on suspicion of rape, and authorities are searching for other possible victims. Jerome Anthony Clay Sr. -- who is pastor of Compassion Church in Perris -- was arrested Thursday after a search warrant was served at his home in the 400 block of Perris Boulevard, just around the corner from the Riverside County Sheriff's Department. Investigators also searched Compassion Church at 190 E. 5 th Street, according to the Sheriff's Department, which is under contract to provide policing services for the city of Perris.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 16, 2014 | By Tony Perry
SAN DIEGO -- A 17-year-old student was arrested Wednesday on suspicion of making threats against a charter-school teacher in Point Loma and a middle school in Clairemont via social media. The boy was taken to Juvenile Hall on a possible charge of making a terrorist threat after the postings were discovered by authorities. A search of his family's home found no weapons, the San Diego Police Department said. The nature of the threats was not disclosed. ALSO: Rizzo gets 12 years in prison, must pay $8.8 million in Bell scandal Jay Z, Mayor Eric Garcetti expected to announce music festival Top Centinela official says FBI probing superintendent's high salary tony.perry@latimes.com Twitter: @LATsandiego
SPORTS
May 19, 2012 | By Lance Pugmire
Jon Jones, the Ultimate Fighting Championship's light-heavyweight champion, was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence early Saturday morning in New York, his agent confirmed. Jones last defended his belt in April, defeating former training partner and ex-UFC light-heavyweight champion Rashad Evans in Atlanta. UFC President Dana White said he was waiting for more details before releasing a statement on the matter. Jones is scheduled to next fight Temecula's Dan Henderson.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 19, 2012 | By Christie D'Zurilla
Hold on, Mr. Donaldson! Veteran newsman Sam Donaldson was arrested on suspicion of DUI early this month, according to a Delaware radio station. Donaldson, 78, was pulled over Dec. 1, a Saturday, after driving onto the shoulder in Lewes, Del., police told Delaware 105.9 on Wednesday. The ABC stalwart and current contributor failed a field sobriety test and was charged and "released to an adult pending his appearance in court," TMZ said . Donaldson was reportedly cooperative as it all went down.
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January 23, 2013 | By Houston Mitchell
Dallas Cowboys defensive lineman Jay Ratliff was arrested on suspicion of intoxicated driving in Grapevine, Texas, on Monday night. Ratliff's pickup truck collided with an 18-wheeler and Ratliff did not even realize he had caused a wreck when officers questioned him at the crash scene, according to Grapevine police. No one was injured in the accident. "He had no idea how the crash occurred; and so I would just leave it at that," Senior Police Officer Sam Shemwell said. Ratliff refused sobriety tests at the scene and was arrested.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 17, 2013 | By Ruben Vives and Kate Mather
The husband of Montebello Mayor Christina Cortez was taken into custody Thursday on suspicion of selling methamphetamine, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department. Ruben Guerrero, 44, was booked at the Sheriff's East Los Angeles Station on suspicion of selling methamphetamine and narcotics near a school. His bail is set at $60,000. Authorities said they took Guerrero into custody as he was leaving his home at 6 a.m. in the 1500 block of Los Angeles Avenue. Authorities then served a search warrant at his home, which he owns with Cortez, according to property records.
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May 7, 2012 | By Matt Donnelly
Matthew Fox got a bit lost early Friday morning in Oregon, where the actor was reportedly headed for some fast food but wound up in jail. Fox was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence around 3:30 a.m. near Bend, the town where he lives with his family, according to TMZ.  The outlet says Fox was traveling with an unidentified passenger seeking a late-night snack, but wound up in police custody. He was apparently released later on Friday, TMZ reported. While a rep for Fox did not immediately return a Ministry request for comment, this isn't the "Party of Five" star's first run-in with the law. In August 2011, on location in Ohio, Fox reportedly was detained by police.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 23, 2013 | By Richard Winton
A state hospital police officers has been arrested by South Gate police on suspicion of molesting a 14-year-old girl, police said. Mario Estrada, 41, was taken into custody Tuesday after an investigation by the South Gate police found he had an "inappropriate relationship and illegal physical contact" with the girl, Police Capt. Darren Arakawa said. Arakawa said Estrada began molesting the girl earlier this year. Estrada is a police officer for the California Department of State Hospitals assigned to the Metropolitan State Hospital in Norwalk.
WORLD
April 14, 2014 | By Alexandra Zavis
An early morning explosion that ripped through a bus station on the outskirts of the Nigerian capital, Abuja, killed at least 71 people and injured 124, police said. There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the blast, which happened during the morning rush hour. But suspicion was focused on Boko Haram , an Islamist militant group active in the northeast of the country that has been threatening to attack the capital. The explosion at the Nyanya transit park destroyed 16 high-capacity buses and 24 minibuses, many of which were loaded with passengers, police said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 13, 2014 | By Paloma Esquivel and Adolfo Flores
Two transients arrested in Orange County on suspicion of killing four women were registered sex offenders who were required to wear electronic monitoring devices and check in with police every 30 days, according to law enforcement authorities and court records. Franc Cano, 27, and Steven Dean Gordon, 45, were arrested Friday evening in an industrial part of Anaheim, just blocks from the trash-sorting center where the body of one victim, Jarrae Nykkole Estepp, 21, was found last month.
SPORTS
April 1, 2014 | By Chris Foster
Torian White's football career at UCLA appears to be over. White, who was arrested on suspicion of sexual assault in November, has not enrolled at UCLA for the spring quarter. The offensive tackle was suspended from the team after his arrest. The case is still being investigated, according to a spokesperson for the Los Angeles County district attorney's office. "All I can tell you is he is no longer with the team," Coach Jim Mora said. White started 14 games at left tackle as a redshirt freshman in 2012.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 21, 2014 | By Kate Mather
An off-duty Los Angeles police officer was arrested early Friday on suspicion of driving under the influence after he allegedly crashed his car into a McDonald's drive-through in Diamond Bar, officials said. Jonathan Chel, 29, of Fullerton, was exiting the eastbound 60 Freeway at Golden Springs Drive about 1:15 a.m. when his Mazda 3 veered off the exit ramp, according to a California Highway Patrol report. The vehicle crossed over to an on-ramp before it "launched" across a 50-foot gulf, coming to rest in the drive-through at Golden Springs and Brea Boulevard, the CHP said.
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March 17, 2014 | By Chuck Schilken
Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay was arrested Sunday night on preliminary charges of driving while intoxicated and possession of a controlled substance.  The arrest took place in the northern Indianapolis suburb of Carmel, where Isray lives. Carmel police Lt. Joe Bickel said Monday no details from the arrest would be released at this time because information is still being gathered. Irsay is being held at the Noblesville jail under $22,500 bond, according to Hamilton County Sheriff's Department Deputy Bryant Orem said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 14, 2014 | By Ruben Vives
A Riverside County pastor has been arrested on suspicion of rape, and authorities are searching for other possible victims. Jerome Anthony Clay Sr. -- who is pastor of Compassion Church in Perris -- was arrested Thursday after a search warrant was served at his home in the 400 block of Perris Boulevard, just around the corner from the Riverside County Sheriff's Department. Investigators also searched Compassion Church at 190 E. 5 th Street, according to the Sheriff's Department, which is under contract to provide policing services for the city of Perris.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 10, 2014 | By Kate Mather and Richard Winton
The head was discovered first, wrapped in a plastic 99 Cents Only Store bag along one of the hiking trails below the Hollywood sign. The right hand and feet were found a day later, this time in a Rite Aid bag buried in a 6-inch grave. The left hand was uncovered hours later. Now, more than two years after the grisly discovery in Griffith Park, Los Angeles police have announced an arrest in the slaying of 66-year-old Hervey Medellin: Medellin's boyfriend, who had long been a person of interest in the case.
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