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March 28, 2018

Law Enforcement News

Death Penalty Recommended For Man Who Killed California Deputies
Jurors recommend the death penalty Tuesday for a man who repeatedly entered the United States illegally before killing two Northern California deputies in a case that fueled the national immigration debate. Luis Bracamontes, who is a Mexican citizen, was found guilty of murder in the 2014 shootings of Sacramento County sheriff's Deputy Danny Oliver and Placer County sheriff's Detective Michael Davis Jr. He also was convicted of attempted murder, carjacking, weapons violations and other crimes.
Associated Press

Officer Shot, Another Injured During Standoff In Texas
A Texas police officer has been shot in an exchange of gunfire that led to a standoff at a home. Austin Police Chief Brian Manley said during a news conference early Monday that the shooting occurred late Sunday as officers responded to an "urgent call" at a housing duplex. Manley says officers initially didn't find anything amiss and were preparing to leave when a shot was fired from inside the home. Manley says one officer was shot in the arm, while a second officer was hurt as they rushed to escape the gunfire.
Associated Press

2 Men Arrested, Charged In Slaying At Highland Park Homeless Encampment: LAPD
Two men have been arrested and charged following an incident earlier this year at a Highland Park homeless encampment that left one man dead and another one wounded, police said Tuesday. Andrew Palacios, 19, and 31-year-old Jimmy Alfred Perez are both being charged with murder and attempted murder in the case, Los Angeles Police Capt. Alfred Labrada said in a press conference Tuesday. The L.A. County District Attorney's Office had not confirmed the charges.

LAPD Believe Body Found In Shallow Grave Is Missing Model/Actress Adea Shabani
A body believed to be that of a model and aspiring actress who disappeared from Hollywood last month was pulled from a shallow grave in Northern California on Tuesday, and police said they believe a man who committed suicide following a recent police chase was involved in her death. Los Angeles police Capt. William P. Hayes said the body found in the Spenceville Wildlife Area about 40 miles north of Sacramento won't be positively identified until an autopsy is conducted Wednesday, but investigators believe it is that of 25-year-old Adea Shabani.
FOX 11

Corey Feldman Says He Was Stabbed; Police Say That's Not The Case
Police are investigating a reported attack on actor Corey Feldman in Tarzana on Tuesday night, officials said. Feldman, 46, was behind the wheel of a car stopped at a red light at Reseda and Ventura boulevards about 10:45 p.m. when he said "an unknown subject opened the driver door and made a stabbing motion with an unknown object," according to Los Angeles Police Officer Drake Madison. Feldman drove himself to the hospital after the incident, Madison said.
Los Angeles Times

Pursuit Suspect Dragged Woman With Car Before Crashing Into Hydrant In South L.A.: Police
A man who was wanted on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon was arrested after allegedly dragging a woman with his vehicle during a pursuit and crashing into a hydrant in South Los Angeles, LAPD officials said Tuesday. The pursuit began in the 1600 block of West 71rd Street about 5 p.m. The driver crashed into a fire hydrant at the intersection of Denker and Florence avenues and ran from the scene, Officer Tony Im told KTLA. 

Stash Of Weapons Found At Home Of North Hollywood Man Suspected Of Selling Drugs
Los Angeles police found a stash of handguns, ammunition and magazines for high-powered rifles in the North Hollywood home of a man arrested in Valley Glen on suspicion of selling drugs. Brandon Christoph Johnson, 31, had $10,000 in his pocket, a fully loaded semi-automatic handgun and drugs when he was arrested without incident in the 6300 block of Morse Street after midnight on Sunday, according to LAPD Van Nuys Division Capt. Lillian Carranza and sheriff's booking records.
Los Angeles Daily News

Police Seek Help In Solving Man's Killing
Police Tuesday sought help from the public to find the suspect or suspects involved in the beating death of a security guard in the Westlake area two years ago. Carlos Martinez, 66, was beaten possibly with his own baton about 9:30 p.m. on March 22, 2016 as he was returning home from work and looking for a place to park near Second Street and Loma Drive, the Los Angeles Police Department reported.

Suspect In Sherman Oaks, West LA Burglaries May Have Targeted Victims Away At Funerals
Los Angeles police are looking for a suspect seen in footage from doorbell cameras committing burglaries at two different homes on different days in early March, while residents of both homes were away at funerals. Burglary detectives from the LAPD's Van Nuys Division didn't have details of the first burglary in West L.A. on March 7. But Detective Marc Diamond said the same suspect caught on camera in that crime was seen committing a burglary at another home in Sherman Oaks on March 11.
Los Angeles Daily News

Who Stole 31 Handguns From A Compton City Vault? Federal Authorities Are Investigating
Thirty-one guns from Compton's disbanded police department vanished from a city vault last year, and now federal authorities are offering a $10,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives' Los Angeles field division announced the reward Tuesday.
Los Angeles Times

Fight To Resume Executions In California Clears 1 Hurdle
A judge on Tuesday lifted his own court's previous order blocking California from carrying out death sentences by lethal injection, but the decision is far from the final word on the contentious issue because of several ongoing lawsuits. Marin County Superior Court Judge Roy Chernus said in a tentative order that a 2016 ballot measure approved by voters to resume executions invalidated his prior injunction blocking the death penalty.
Union Democrat

Local Government News

L.A. County Leaders Seek To Keep Emergency Shelter In Antelope Valley Open
Declaring a "shelter crisis" in the Antelope Valley, Los Angeles County supervisors agreed Tuesday to keep an emergency homeless shelter operating throughout much of 2018. They approved a motion directing the Los Angeles Homeless Services Authority to use Measure H funds for the 93-bed shelter, which is operated by the Salvation Army in a converted medical center.
Los Angeles Times

Hollywood Intersection Named 'Pink's Square' In Honor Of Pink's Hot Dogs
The Los Angeles City Council voted Tuesday to name the Hollywood intersection where Pink's Hot Dogs is located as "Pink's Square." Pink's opened in 1947 at the corner of La Brea and Melrose avenues. Its original owners, Paul and Betty Pink, had started out with a pushcart in 1939. The restaurant is a well-known establishment to Hollywood residents and visitors, with long lines often stretching around the block and a wall filled with autographed pictures of the celebrities who have eaten there.


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