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August 23, 2017

Law Enforcement News

Man Sentenced For 2015 Assault On SC Trooper
A 38-year old Saluda man pled guilty to assaulting a state trooper who pulled him over on I-20 for suspected DUI in 2015. Chance Noah Etheredge was sentenced to 8 years in prison and 5 years probation on Tuesday, 11th Circuit Solicitor Rick Hubbard said in a news release. The February 14, 2015, traffic stop ended when state trooper, Lance Cpl. Jason Snider, shot Etheredge after Etheredge pulled a handgun on him, saying “not tonight.” Etheredge, at that point, had failed several field sobriety tests, started resisting arrest, and tried to flee the scene, Hubbard said.
The State

Campaign continues to find bone marrow match for San Pedro officer
Since a campaign began in April to find a bone marrow match for a San Pedro police officer suffering from a rare blood disorder, more than 1,700 people have registered with Be The Match. And, though a match has not yet been found for Officer Matthew Medina of Bellflower, two others in need have found matches as a result of volunteers' efforts, officials with the organization said.
Los Angeles Daily News

Man Suspected In Killing Of Estranged Wife, Prior Disappearance Of 9-Year-Old Son Is Fatally Shot By Officers In Encino
A man suspected of killing his estranged wife in Santa Maria and then abducting their 9-year-old son — before an Amber Alert was sent Tuesday — was shot and killed by officers in Encino, authorities said at a Tuesday night press conference.The boy, Daniel Morozov, was "safely located" on Tuesday evening, the California Highway Patrol tweeted. His father, Konstantin Morozov, 48, was suspected of abducting him and named a "person of interest" in the killing of his mother, according to Santa Maria police. Konstantin Morozov died after being shot in the 5500 block of Lindley Avenue in Encino, authorities said.

Bomb Squad Crews Blow Up Suspicious Item In Sun Valley
Los Angeles police bomb squad crews blew up a suspicious item found near the 5 Freeway in Sun Valley. The Sunland Boulevard off-ramp on the 5 North was shut down at about 3:30 a.m. Tuesday over a suspicious package found inside a vehicle. LAPD bomb squad crews responded to the scene and were able to safely blow up the item. Authorities remained at the scene to investigate whether the item was an explosive and later determined nothing hazardous was found. Sunland Boulevard was temporarily closed between Glenoaks Boulevard and the 5 Freeway.

Shot To Death As Bullets Fly Into A Car Full Of People In South LA: Victim Identified, Killer Still On The Run
A man who was killed in a vehicle-to-vehicle shooting in South Los Angeles that left three other men wounded was identified Tuesday, but the assailant remained at large. The shooting occurred about 7:15 p.m. Saturday on 25th Street near La Salle Avenue, said Officer Tony Im of the Los Angeles Police Department's Media Relation office. Daniel Mariscal, 20, of Los Angeles died at the scene, the coroner's office reported. The survivors, in their 20s, were hospitalized, Im said. The suspect was driving east on 25th Street from La Salle Avenue when he opened fired on the victims, who were in a vehicle that was stopped while facing westbound on 25th Street.

LAPD Asks Public How It Should Use Drones
The Los Angeles Police Department will host four community meetings on Wednesday to seek public input on a proposed pilot program to deploy drones as a crime-fighting tool. “The one-year program would use a small Unmanned Aerial System -- otherwise commonly known as a small drone -- in limited tactical situations,” an LAPD statement said. “The proposed pilot program will be for a period of one year and will be monitored by the Board of Police Commissioners,” police said.
Los Angeles Daily News

Canoga Park Prep School Teacher Under Investigation Amid Sexual Misconduct Allegations
A Chaminade Preparatory School faculty member is suspected of having physical contact with one or more students. The suspected incident happened at least five years ago. The news stunned parents and their children who were getting out of class Tuesday. "I didn't know. It's a surprise for me. I just saw my daughter, but I never heard anything about it," parent Lily Desilva said. Chaminade school officials said on Aug. 15, it received what it describes as credible evidence that there may possibly have been inappropriate physical conduct by a teacher with former students.

$250K Reward Announced For Information Leading To Missing Glendale Woman
Relatives and friends of a Glendale woman who disappeared in January reached out to the public for information Tuesday and announced a $250,000 reward for tips that help locate her. Elaine Park, 20, was last seen around 6 a.m. Jan. 28 when she left the home of her on-again, off-again boyfriend in Calabasas. On March 2, Park's 2015 Honda Civic was found on Pacific Coast Highway near Corral Canyon in the Malibu area, with the keys in the ignition and her belongings still inside, including a phone, computer and cash, according to her family.

Arrest Made In Murder Of Woman, 67, In Montrose
A documented gang member was arrested in connection with the murder of a 67-year-old woman in Montrose, Glendale police announced on Tuesday. Hye Soon Oh of Glendale was found shot to death near the garage area of an apartment complex in the 2900 block of Montrose Avenue on the evening of Aug. 8. Police said Oh had left her place of business in Lynwood and arrived home and parked her vehicle at around 8:40 p.m. The suspect followed Oh into her garage and robbed her of her personal property. During this robbery, the suspect fatally shot her and fled the scene, investigators said. Detectives tracked the suspect down using forensic evidence.

South Pasadena Man To Face Life In Prison For Murdering 5-Year-Old Son After Trip To Disneyland
A South Pasadena man who admitted murdering his 5-year-old son after a trip to Disneyland this year is expected to be sentenced Wednesday to 25 years to life in prison. Aramazd Andressian Sr., who had been involved in a custody dispute with the boy's mother, pleaded guilty in early August to killing his son, who was last seen alive in April. Aramazd Andressian Jr.'s disappearance ignited a nearly two-month search that used a drone, cadaver dogs, hundreds of volunteers and search-and-rescue personnel and ended with the grim discovery of the child's remains in a Santa Barbara County recreation area.
Los Angeles Times

With All-Hands-On-Deck Police Action, Bay Area Cities Prepare For ‘Free Speech' Rallies
With hundreds of protesters expected to turn out to two “free speech” rallies in the Bay Area this weekend, police leaders and local officials are now fine-tuning plans to prevent a repeat of the recent violence in Charlottesville, Virginia. Their answer so far: huge officer manpower and tighter restrictions on the demonstrators. In San Francisco, every single police officer will be on duty on Saturday, when a right-wing rally is scheduled to begin at 2 p.m. at Crissy Field. “Days off have been canceled,” said Officer Giselle Linnane, a spokeswoman for the San Francisco Police Department.
Mercury News

Could uptick in California crime make it a political issue again?
In the main, issues that dominate any session of the California Legislature reflect what the public and news media consider at the time to be the most burning. That's why, for instance, the state's acute housing shortage will receive much attention during the final month of this year's session. During Jerry Brown's first governorship four decades ago, the most burning issue was the state's sharply rising crime rate. It decided many contests for statewide, legislative and local offices and worked particularly well for Republicans.

State Department Issues New Travel Warning For Mexico Over Violence, Crime Threat
The U.S. State Department issued a new travel warning Tuesday for people planning to visit certain parts of Mexico. The State Department said U.S. citizens have been the victims of violent crimes – including kidnapping, carjacking, robbery and even homicide in certain Mexican states. Gun battles between rival gangs or with Mexican authorities have taken place on streets in public places and in broad daylight, the State Department warned. U.S. citizens have been murdered in carjackings and highway robberies – frequently at night and on isolated roads, the State Department said. U.S. citizens should use toll roads whenever possible, and are warned that there is little or no cellphone service in remote areas. ?

Local Government News

Council committee backs new construction fee to aid affordable housing
A key Los Angeles City Council committee Tuesday backed a plan for a new fee on the construction of single-family homes, offices, apartments and other developments, with the funds going to pay for affordable housing.The linkage fee backed by the Planning and Land Use Management Committee would range from $1 to $15 a square foot, depending on the type of project and neighborhood.
Los Angeles Times

New Street Treatment Unveiled To Fix LA Roads
Driving on Los Angeles streets can be a rough ride. On Tuesday, officials unveiled a new street treatment designed to fix some of the city's worst roads at a fraction of the cost. The city is testing the treatment out on one street in Northridge. "Full reconstruction of a street like this one costs between $600,000 to $1 million per mile," said Nazario Sauceda from Los Angeles' Bureau of Street Service. Mix 1781 -- named after the year the city of L.A. was founded -- is a street surface treatment developed by a private company and the city of L.A. to be used mainly on lightly traveled residential streets that are in need of repair.


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