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June 11, 2007 | From a Times Staff Writer
A Vernon police officer chasing a speeding motorcyclist Sunday collided with another vehicle in Huntington Park, injuring himself and three other people, police said. The officer was pursuing the motorcyclist south on Templeton Street when his patrol car collided with a Ford Explorer at Saturn Avenue about 2:20 p.m., said Lt. Lee Alirez of the Huntington Park Police Department.
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June 11, 2007 | From a Times Staff Writer
A Vernon police officer chasing a speeding motorcyclist Sunday collided with another vehicle in Huntington Park, injuring himself and three other people, police said. The officer was pursuing the motorcyclist south on Templeton Street when his patrol car collided with a Ford Explorer at Saturn Avenue about 2:20 p.m., said Lt. Lee Alirez of the Huntington Park Police Department.
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February 19, 1995 | ENRIQUE LAVIN
Three Southeast cities have received federal grants to hire additional police officers, something the fiscally strapped cities have not been able to do in recent years. The Bell, Maywood and Vernon police departments each received $75,000 last week from the Department of Justice, allowing each city to hire one more officer to its ranks. About 7,000 cities nationwide were awarded similar grants.
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June 30, 1999 | JOE TREVINO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A woman who barricaded herself in her car Tuesday afternoon in a Vernon parking lot and kept police at bay for three hours was killed when she pointed a gun at officers, authorities said. The ordeal began when the woman, who has not been identified, shot another woman near a McDonald's restaurant, said Vernon Police Lt. Jim Wolht. The victim ran into the restaurant for help, and employees called police. At about 2 p.m.
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June 30, 1999 | JOE TREVINO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A woman who barricaded herself in her car Tuesday afternoon in a Vernon parking lot and kept police at bay for three hours was killed when she pointed a gun at officers, authorities said. The ordeal began when the woman, who has not been identified, shot another woman near a McDonald's restaurant, said Vernon Police Lt. Jim Wolht. The victim ran into the restaurant for help, and employees called police. At about 2 p.m.
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February 7, 2011 | By Ronald D. White, Los Angeles Times
More than $10 million in counterfeit iPods, iPhones and other items have been seized from a sophisticated downtown warehouse operation in a theft case begun by Los Angeles Port Police. "This was a well-funded operation, and the counterfeits looked very authentic," said Ron Boyd, chief of the approximately 200-member L.A. Port Police force, adding that a buyer might not have noticed anything awry until he or she got home and tried to hook up with iTunes. Investigators said they thought that the shipment was designed to get Apple Inc. lookalike products into the market during the recent buzz over the Consumer Electronics Show.
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December 20, 2004 | From a Times Staff Writer
Los Angeles police officers, acting on a tip, arrested five men Sunday after they allegedly stole nearly 200 pounds of cocaine, likely worth between $4 million and $7 million, authorities said. The five suspects, whose names were not released, are expected to be charged with various drug and conspiracy charges. The arrests took place after police received a detailed tip indicating that a theft or robbery of narcotics was planned for 1:30 p.m.
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February 15, 1992
A former Santa Ana police officer charged with stealing money from detained suspects pleaded not guilty Friday in Central Municipal Court. Judge Richard W. Stanford Jr. set a preliminary hearing for William T. Cleary, 27, for March 27. Cleary has been charged with one count of grand theft and one count of petty theft. If convicted, he could face a maximum sentence of three years in prison. The charges stem from a police sting operation Jan.
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January 21, 1999
Police seeking help in finding the suspects in the fatal shooting of a Brink's security guard last week said Wednesday the getaway car is believed to be a brown Corolla or Celica with California license plate 888XMS. Lt. Bob Faldetta said police tried to track down the car's owner using DMV records, but the last registered owner sold the car in 1995. The license is an old-style blue and yellow plate. Jaramillo Eleazar, 26, was killed Jan.
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January 30, 1992 | ROSE KIM, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A police officer who is suspected of stealing money from detained suspects and faces a possible charge of grand theft has been notified that the department plans to fire him, police said Wednesday. Officer William T. Cleary, 27, has 10 days to appeal the decision by requesting a hearing before Police Chief Paul M. Walters. If he does not file an appeal, he will promptly be fired, Police Lt. Robert Helton said.
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February 19, 1995 | ENRIQUE LAVIN
Three Southeast cities have received federal grants to hire additional police officers, something the fiscally strapped cities have not been able to do in recent years. The Bell, Maywood and Vernon police departments each received $75,000 last week from the Department of Justice, allowing each city to hire one more officer to its ranks. About 7,000 cities nationwide were awarded similar grants.
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October 7, 2005 | Rong-Gong Lin II, Times Staff Writer
Three people were killed and eight others were injured Thursday when a speeding tow truck swerved onto a Vernon sidewalk and plowed through a crowd of people standing at an MTA bus stop, authorities said. The accident occurred at 5:20 p.m. at Vernon and Santa Fe avenues, just moments after the tow-truck operator was involved in a hit-and-run accident on Pacific Boulevard, according to the Vernon Police Department.
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December 30, 1993 | HENRY WEINSTEIN, TIMES LEGAL AFFAIRS WRITER
A Southern California sting operation to combat cargo theft has resulted in 31 indictments and the recovery of $13.8 million in stolen property, federal authorities announced Wednesday. Despite the size of the operation, officers made only a dent in the huge amount of cargo theft in the area, Charlie J. Parsons, special agent in charge of the Los Angeles FBI office, said at a news conference.
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