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June 20, 1986
A 62-year-old inmate used a telephone cord to hang himself in the Van Nuys jail Thursday, Los Angeles police said. The man, who was not identified, had been taken to the jail at 12:30 p.m. after being arrested in Van Nuys on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon, Lt. Charles Higbie said. At 3:33 p.m., he was found hanging from the cord of a mobile telephone that jailers wheel on a cart to inmates' cells, Higbie said. Revival attempts failed.
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October 19, 2008 | Molly Hennessy-Fiske
Don Cornelius, the 72-year-old creator and longtime host of the television show "Soul Train," was arrested on suspicion of felony domestic violence, police said. Los Angeles police were called to Cornelius' home in the 12000 block of Mulholland Drive about 7:15 p.m. Friday, said Officer Norma Eisenman. Cornelius was arrested and taken to Van Nuys Jail about 45 minutes later, Eisenman said. Police did not identify the alleged victim. No one was taken to the hospital after the incident, according to police reports.
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January 24, 1999
A man arrested on suspicion of public drunkenness died in police custody Saturday of an apparent heart attack, police said. The 58-year-old man was arrested in the 19200 block of Roscoe Boulevard and booked at the Van Nuys Jail about 9:25 a.m., said Lt. Tim Moss of the Los Angeles Police Department's West Valley Division. The man, whose name was not released, was given a medical screening at the jail that revealed no illness or injury, Moss said.
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May 2, 2008 | Rong-Gong Lin II
Former NBA star Dennis Rodman was arrested Wednesday night by Los Angeles police on suspicion of domestic violence, authorities said. The incident took place at a Century City hotel in the 2100 block of Avenue of the Stars, where police were called late Wednesday and arrested Rodman at 10:15 p.m. "Police learned he had hit a woman and she suffered injuries to her arms," said Richard French, a spokesman for the Los Angeles Police Department....
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October 1, 1994 | TIMOTHY WILLIAMS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A man arrested by police on suspicion of being drunk in public died in a jail cell, authorities said Friday. An autopsy to determine why the 37-year-old man died is scheduled to be performed next week, and investigators from the Police Department's Robbery-Homicide division are investigating the death, authorities said. The identity of the victim, believed to be a transient, has not been released pending notification of his family, authorities said. The man was arrested Thursday about 1:05 p.m.
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June 26, 1996 | FRANK B. WILLIAMS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
She spent her last days at the Van Nuys jail pleading that the pain was overwhelming her frail body. Kathleen Barkley was going through heroin withdrawal, and it was driving her crazy. Dora, a woman housed in the neighboring jail cell, said Barkley had begged jail officers to get her medical treatment. Police, who acknowledge that Barkley asked for assistance, said they did provide Barkley some medical treatment, although they decline to specify what is was. Even so, sometime before 3 a.m.
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May 7, 2004 | From Times Staff Reports
A 43-year-old woman was found unconcious in her cell at Van Nuys jail Thursday and died at the hospital, police said. The woman, whose name was not released, had been jailed Wednesday on suspicion of having an illegal substance.
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June 20, 1999
This is to inform the citizens of the northwest San Fernando Valley, namely the area covered by LAPD's Devonshire Division, that there is a persistent rumor floating about regarding the department's intent on closing the jail at Devonshire. Such a closure would necessitate officers from that division taking their arrestees to a jail several miles from Devonshire Division, most likely Van Nuys area jail. In such an event, Devonshire Division would be depleted of resources at various times, as there usually exists a backlog of bookings in the Van Nuys Jail.
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February 2, 1996
A 69-year-old Reseda man was being held on suspicion of murder Thursday after allegedly killing a motorist in a drunk-driving collision, Los Angeles police said. Charles H. Bengson was driving south on De Soto Avenue about 6:40 p.m. Wednesday when his car crossed into the northbound lanes and struck a car driven by Carlos Robert Mata, 24, of Canoga Park, said LAPD Det. James Deaton.
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September 19, 1986
A man was killed Thursday night when his car was struck head-on in Van Nuys by a car driven by a driver suspected of being drunk, Los Angeles police said. The apparently drunk driver was driving south on Hayvenhurst Avenue north of Sherman Way at 7:40 p.m. when he crossed the center line and struck the victim's car, said Sgt. Dennis Zine. He was arrested on suspicion of vehicular manslaughter and was being held at Van Nuys Jail, Zine said.
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May 7, 2004 | From Times Staff Reports
A 43-year-old woman was found unconcious in her cell at Van Nuys jail Thursday and died at the hospital, police said. The woman, whose name was not released, had been jailed Wednesday on suspicion of having an illegal substance.
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March 15, 2002 | From Times Staff Reports
A man was arrested Thursday after he allegedly broke into his estranged wife's North Hollywood home, slashed her throat and stabbed her boyfriend's father in the head with a kitchen knife, police said. Their 14-year-old daughter and 5-year-old son witnessed the stabbings, and the girl was cut on the hand when she tried to protect her mother, according to Sgt. John Pasquariello of the Los Angeles Police Department's North Hollywood Division.
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July 27, 2000
Police arrested a 41-year-old man Wednesday morning on suspicion of possessing explosives, said LAPD spokesman Don Cox. Detectives from the criminal conspiracy section of the Los Angeles Police Department arrested Daniel Bonczek about 11:15 a.m. at his Granada Hills home in the 16500 block of McKeever Street, Cox said. He was booked at the Van Nuys Jail, where he was being held in lieu of $500,000 bail.
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June 20, 1999
This is to inform the citizens of the northwest San Fernando Valley, namely the area covered by LAPD's Devonshire Division, that there is a persistent rumor floating about regarding the department's intent on closing the jail at Devonshire. Such a closure would necessitate officers from that division taking their arrestees to a jail several miles from Devonshire Division, most likely Van Nuys area jail. In such an event, Devonshire Division would be depleted of resources at various times, as there usually exists a backlog of bookings in the Van Nuys Jail.
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April 12, 1999 | ANDREW BLANKSTEIN and ART MARROQUIN, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Three young men died and a fourth escaped with minor injuries early Sunday after the speeding car they were in slammed into a power pole and flipped over, Los Angeles police said. The accident, which authorities believe was alcohol-related, took place around 3 a.m. in the 16200 block of Chatsworth Street at Swinton Avenue, said Officer Brian McClary of the Los Angeles Police Department's Valley Traffic Bureau.
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January 24, 1999
A man arrested on suspicion of public drunkenness died in police custody Saturday of an apparent heart attack, police said. The 58-year-old man was arrested in the 19200 block of Roscoe Boulevard and booked at the Van Nuys Jail about 9:25 a.m., said Lt. Tim Moss of the Los Angeles Police Department's West Valley Division. The man, whose name was not released, was given a medical screening at the jail that revealed no illness or injury, Moss said.
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November 8, 1986
Los Angeles police have arrested a 25-year-old Van Nuys man in the stabbing death of an Encino man in Woodley Park last week. The man, John Kenneth Rabe, was being held on suspicion of stabbing Robert R. Gloisten, 29, on Oct. 30. "It was a 3-year-old grudge, a retaliation stabbing" for a drug deal in which Rabe thought Gloisten "ripped him off," Detective Dan Riehl said. Rabe was arrested Thursday morning near Venice Beach, Riehl said. Rabe is being held in Van Nuys Jail without bail.
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July 27, 2000
Police arrested a 41-year-old man Wednesday morning on suspicion of possessing explosives, said LAPD spokesman Don Cox. Detectives from the criminal conspiracy section of the Los Angeles Police Department arrested Daniel Bonczek about 11:15 a.m. at his Granada Hills home in the 16500 block of McKeever Street, Cox said. He was booked at the Van Nuys Jail, where he was being held in lieu of $500,000 bail.
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October 22, 1997 | NICHOLAS RICCARDI and JOSE CARDENAS, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Rosie Jane Almeyda, 35, spent her work nights surrounded by accused killers and rapists, ministering to their wounds and treating their ailments. She spent much of her days on the freeway, traversing a grueling 180-mile, five-hour round-trip course between her home in Hemet and the Van Nuys jail, where she was the nursing supervisor on the swing shift. Her husband, Peter, said Tuesday he worried more about her hours working inside a jail than her long, dark commute.
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September 16, 1997 | SOLOMON MOORE
Los Angeles police have arrested a man suspected of kidnapping and attempting to rape a 13-year-old girl on her way to Birmingham High School on Friday. Police said the girl was waiting for a friend Friday morning at Vanowen Street and Balboa Boulevard when Jalil Abdul Aziz, 23, of Northridge, forced her into his vehicle. He then allegedly drove to an undisclosed location and attempted to rape her. The girl escaped and notified police, who arrested Aziz on Friday night. LAPD Det.
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