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January 17, 2018

Law Enforcement News

Suspect In Shooting Of Tennessee Cop Arrested After House Fire
The man accused of shooting Knoxville Police Department Officer Jay Williams was arrested early Saturday morning in Blount County after starting a fire inside the abandoned house where he was hiding with a female acquaintance, authorities said.
Knoxville News-Sentinel, Tenn.

Video: NYPD Officer Hit By Fleeing Vehicle In Times Square
Police said the search for a driver continues after the suspect struck an NYPD officer in Times Square. WCBS-TV reports that the incident, which was caught on video, happened Saturday evening. A black Mercedes Benz C-63 zipped through Times Square before a 26-year-old NYPD officer stepped in front of the vehicle in an attempt to question the driver. But the suspect hit the gas and struck the cop. PoliceOne

Man Shot In Pacoima Later Dies In Hospital
A 36-year-old man was shot in Pacoima on Tuesday and later died at a local hospital, authorities said. The crime was reported at 1:50 a.m. on the 12300 block of Pierce Street, said Officer Mike Lopez of the Los Angeles Police Department's Media Relations Division. It was unclear if the shooting was gang-related, Lopez said.
Los Angeles Daily News

Police: Woman Struck And Killed By Car In Arleta Was Simulating Gun, Pretending To Shoot At Vehicles
A 65-year-old woman who walked in the middle of the street and used her hands to simulate the shooting of a gun died Monday in Arleta after being struck by a car, authorities said. The crash occurred at 9:50 p.m. in the area of Terra Bella Street and Beachy Avenue, the Los Angeles Police Department said.
Los Angeles Daily News

LA Man Charged With Murder Of Transgender Woman
A Los Angeles man accused of fatally stabbing a 33-year-old trangender woman he met online and then setting her Pico-Union apartment on fire was charged today with murder, attempted robbery and arson charges that could result in the death penalty if he's convicted. Kevyn Ramirez, 29, of Los Angeles, is charged in the death of Victoria Ramos Gutierrez, who was killed early Wednesday morning inside a two-story, multi-unit home at 1711 S. New Hampshire Ave., between Venice and Washington boulevards. He was arrested about 8 p.m. the following day.

Lincoln Heights Man Killed In LAPD Shooting Identified
Authorities Tuesday identified a man who was killed in an officer-involved shooting in Lincoln Heights. The shooting occurred about 6:30 a.m. Sunday in the 3400 block of North Amethyst Street. Christian Escobedo, 22, of Los Angeles died at the scene, the coroner's office reported. Police went to the location on a report of a man with a gun, according to the Los Angeles Police Department, which did not release information on what transpired prior to the shooting.

Police Investigate Sex Assault At Beverly Hills Mansion Following Golden Globes
Los Angeles Police are investigating reports of a sexual assault from inside a Beverly Hills mansion. Detectives said they responded to the home on Tower Road in the early morning hours after last Sunday's Golden Globe Awards. Police was seen speaking to potential witnesses who are overheard telling detectives the accusations were false. 
FOX 11

Suspicious Item In North Hollywood Turns Out To Be Tube With Duct Tape And Wires
A suspicious oval tube with duct tape and wires prompted a call to the bomb squad and a SigAlert Tuesday morning before the object was deemed safe, authorities said. Authorities were notified at 8:58 a.m. about the item at Victory Boulevard and St. Clair Avenue in North Hollywood, said Los Angeles Police Department Officer Norma Eisenman.
Los Angeles Daily News

Reward Stands For Three Suspects In New Year's Day Stabbing
Authorities Tuesday stepped up their search for three suspects who fatally stabbed a young man in the Cypress Park area of Los Angeles a year ago New Year's Day. Christian Nino, 22, was stabbed about 2:15 a.m. on Jan. 1, 2017, in the 2600 block of Jeffries Avenue, the Los Angeles Police Department reported.

State Attorneys General Want Congress To Give Banks The Go-Ahead To Work With Marijuana Companies
California's top law enforcement official and his counterparts in 18 states and territories say Congress must act to end the banking industry's prohibition on serving the marijuana industry, calling the current state of affairs a public safety threat and a hindrance for law enforcement. In a letter sent Tuesday to leaders of the House and Senate, California Atty. Gen. Xavier Becerra and other state attorneys general urged Congress to pass legislation that would provide legal protection for banks that accept deposits from state-licensed cannabis businesses.
Los Angeles Times

Gun Store Thefts Rise Again In 2017, Breaking ATF Record
Burglars stole a record number of firearms from gun stores and other licensed firearms dealers in 2017, according to federal statistics released on Tuesday , extending an upward trend that has spurred calls for new legislation on Capitol Hill. Burglars nabbed 7,841 guns from licensed firearms dealers last year, about 5 percent more than in 2016, according to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.
The Trace

Local Government News

24,000-Square-Foot Marijuana Dispensary Opens In Los Angeles County
The tiny city of Maywood is jumping in on the cannabis craze, hoping it will result in big profits. A new dispensary, Cookies Los Angeles, opened its doors Tuesday morning with customers excited about the central location of the business. "Just it being so close to us. Pretty much the travel, and the distance to get some of this kind of stuff.

South L.A. Commission Backs Stiff New Rules For Oil Site Near USC
A South Los Angeles commission upheld city demands Tuesday night to stiffen rules for an oil production site that sits next to homes, overriding objections from the company that runs the Jefferson Boulevard facility. “We all can appreciate the importance of oil and gas … but I don't think it should be at the expense of residents near a site such as this,” Eric Bates, president of the South Los Angeles Area Planning Commission, said before the unanimous vote.
Los Angeles Times


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