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  Daily Local & Regional NewsWatch

Daily News Digest
from LA Police Protective League

September 26, 2014

Law Enforcement

Police seek driver in North Hollywood pedestrian hit-and-run
Detectives from the Los Angeles Police Department's Valley Traffic Division Thursday asked for the public's help in finding a driver who struck and killed a pedestrian in North Hollywood and then fled. The crash occurred at 11:25 p.m. Sunday, when a black Jeep Cherokee hit a man at Burbank Boulevard and Beck Avenue, throwing him into oncoming traffic, where he was struck a second time by a vehicle described as possibly a 1990s light-colored four-door sedan.
City News Service

Woman huddles in rooftop hiding place as intruder looms
When a transient kicked down the front door of a Venice Beach woman's home early Wednesday, all she had time to do was grab her cellphone and flee -- onto the roof. The man not far behind her, she crawled onto the second-story rooftop and, with nowhere left to go, crouched below a window ledge and hid.
Los Angeles Times

Pacoima family wakes up to intruder in home
An 18-year-old Pacoima woman woke up in the middle of the night after an intruder turned the light on in her bedroom early Saturday morning. The bizarre burglar was caught on a surveillance camera outside Jose Ochoa's home. The suspect is seen canvassing the yard, even measuring himself against their fence and staring down the security camera as the family slept inside.

Police release surveillance photos of suspected car burglars
Los Angeles police on Wednesday released photos of three people who may be linked to car burglaries in the West Los Angeles area. The first burglary happened July 2 about 12:30 a.m. when two men entered an apartment building in the 2200 block of South Beverly Glen Boulevard through the front door, went to the underground parking structure and broke into a car, according to Los Angeles Police Department detectives.

Theft suspect caught on tape stealing from lockers at LA high school
Police were asking for the public's help Thursday in identifying a grand theft suspect who stole from students at a private LA high school. The suspect was caught on camera, roaming the halls of Cathedral High School, on Tuesday evening while the varsity football team was at practice, the Los Angeles Police Department said.

Ride-sharing companies targeted by authorities in L.A., S.F.
Ride-sharing companies have been targeted in Los Angeles and San Francisco by authorities for conducting businesses improperly, even dangerously, San Francisco Dist. Atty. George Gascón confirmed to The Times late Thursday. Although Gascón would not specify which companies were under investigation, he did say that it is more than one and that authorities had been working the case for the past few months.
Los Angeles Times

Bomb squad called to investigate 'suicide vests' at West LA apartment complex
The LAPD bomb squad and the FBI were called to investigate what appeared to be suicide vests at a West L.A. apartment complex. The LAPD Counter-Terrorism and Special Operations Bureau (CTSOB) explained to CBS2's Serene Branson that the devices - vests which appeared to have wires, nails and bolts glued to explosives - actually turned out to be fake.

'Sunshine Kids' sworn in as honorary LAPD officers
Several young cancer patients were given the chance Thursday to enjoy a once in a lifetime experience. For the ninth consecutive year, the Sunshine Kids Foundation provided a group of 28 patients with star treatment while they were sworn in as honorary Junior Los Angeles Police Department officers. KCAL9's Amy Johnson spoke with several of the "Sunshine Kids" who attended from around the U.S. for this unforgettable day.

Border Patrol's Robert Vadasz and LAPD's Stefanie Diaz win NRA National Police Shooting Championship
Senior U.S. Border Patrol Agent Robert Vadasz outshot more than 400 competitors on the way to his sixth NRA National Police Shooting Championships (NPSC) title in seven years with a final score of 6644-450x. Additionally, Detective Stefanie Diaz of the Los Angeles Police Department received her sixth High Woman award after finishing with a score of 6551-348x.
The Outdoor Wire


FAA gives drone exemption to Hollywood production firms
A Hollywood will soon have a new angle on capturing aerial footage. The Federal Aviation Administration announced Thursday that it has approved exemptions that would for the first time allow six aerial photo and video production companies to use "unmanned aircraft systems," otherwise known as drones. The FAA responded to a request for a waiver filed earlier this year by the companies.
Los Angeles Times

New Law

Gov. Jerry Brown signs bills benefiting prison inmates
Gov. Jerry Brown on Thursday signed legislation that will prohibit forced or coerced sterilizations of inmates in California prisons and allow felons behind bars easier access to DNA tests that could prove their innocence. The bill limiting sterilizations comes four months after a state audit determined that at least 39 female inmates at California prisons underwent sterilization in which the women's informed consent was in question.
Los Angeles Times


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