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  Daily Local & Regional NewsWatch

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June 19, 2018

Law Enforcement News

Kansas Deputies Killed By Inmate To Have Joint Funeral Service
Two Kansas deputies killed in the line of duty will be laid to rest Thursday following a joint funeral service. Wyandotte County deputies Theresa King and Patrick Rohrer were fatally shot Friday. Authorities say they were killed by an inmate as they were preparing to leave the courthouse to return to jail after a hearing. King was 44 and had three children. Rohrer was 35 and was the father of two. The funeral service is at 9 a.m. Thursday at Children's Mercy Park in Kansas City, Kansas. Authorities have not identified the suspect, who was shot several times and is hospitalized in stable condition.
Associated Press

Pedestrian Critical In Valley Glen Hit-and-Run
A pedestrian was critically injured while crossing a Valley Glen street by a vehicle whose driver fled the scene, authorities said Monday. The pedestrian was crossing outside of a crosswalk at 9:20 p.m. Sunday southbound on Oxnard Street at Goodland Avenue, east of Coldwater Canyon Avenue, said Officer Norma Eisenman of the Los Angeles Police Department's Media Relations Section said. A westbound gray Nissan Altima struck the pedestrian, and its driver fled the scene, Eisenman said.
Los Angeles Daily News

Chase Suspect Taken Into Custody, Firearm Found In Truck
A pickup truck driver was under arrest Tuesday after leading police on a chase from Huntington Park to downtown Los Angeles and officers found a loaded firearm in the truck. The driver led Los Angeles Police Department officers on a chase through the downtown area, going the wrong way on one-way streets at least nine times, police said.

North Hills Taco Truck Employees Held At Gunpoint By 3 Robbers, Police Say
A search is underway for three men who held workers at gunpoint while robbing a taco truck in North Hills early Monday. Police said the suspects were in possession of handguns at about 1:30 a.m., when they forced their way into the stand near Sepulveda and Roscoe boulevards, Los Angeles police said. The men took about $800 in cash and were last seen fleeing northbound on Sepulveda Boulevard, according to LAPD Sgt. Robert Leary. Leary said the employees were held at gunpoint but no one was hurt. 

LAPD Detectives Seek Tips In Deadly Stabbing Investigation In North Hollywood
Just hours after a 25-year-old man was stabbed to death in North Hollywood early Monday morning, detectives with the Los Angeles Police Department are seeking the public's help in identifying the killer. Police responded to a call about a stabbing near the intersection of Magnolia Boulevard and Tujunga Avenue at around 2:50 a.m., LAPD officials said. There, officers discovered a man bleeding from his upper torso while lying in a grassy area. Once paramedics arrived, the man was rushed to a nearby hospital where he was pronounced dead, police said.

Girl Killed In San Pedro Car Identified As Kayla Huerta, A 17-Year-Old Mother
Authorities have identified a girl shot and killed in her car Monday morning as 17-year-old Kayla Yolanda Huerta, of Wilmington. Her family told reporters at a vigil Monday night that Kayla had a 3-year-old daughter and wanted to pursue higher education after high school. “She wanted to show her daughter better in life. She goes, ‘I'm going to go to school and I'm going to accomplish something,'” Yolanda Gonzales, Kayla's grandmother, told CBSLA. Kayla was found dead in her car around 2:30 a.m. Monday on the 700 block of West Sepulveda Street in San Pedro, police said.
Los Angeles Times

4 Brushfires In Elysian Park Near Elementary School Being Investigated As Arson
A series of fires that broke out in Elysian Park close to a neighborhood elementary school just north of Dodger Stadium on Sunday were being investigated as possible arson cases, fire officials said. All four fires in the area started Sunday afternoon. The first broke out and was extinguished in about 15 minutes near N. 800 Park Row Drive, according to Amy Bastman, a Los Angeles Fire Department spokeswoman. About two and a half hours later, three more fires were seen burning in the area.
Los Angeles Daily News

523 Firearms Seized From Convicted Felon's Agua Dulce Home: LASD
Authorities confiscated more than 500 firearms from the Agua Dulce home of a convicted felon, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department announced on Monday. The agency said its Palmdale station received a tip that a local man with a felony conviction was keeping a large arsenal of firearms. Officers served a search warrant at a residence on the 34700 block of Caprock Road the morning of June 14 and seized 432 firearms, according to the Sheriff's Department. Deputies took 60-year-old Manuel Fernandez into custody. The warrant led detectives to search the home of Fernandez's female associate in Agua Dulce, the Sheriff's Department said.

Handful Of Growers Hold Hundreds Of Cultivation Licenses In California's Legal Marijuana Market
Large-scale cultivation operations are beginning to emerge in California's newly legal marijuana industry, despite regulations meant to curtail their presence. A Marijuana Business Daily analysis of the latest licensing data from the state shows that 20% of cultivation licenses are held by just 12 licensees – or 0.7% of licensed cultivation businesses in California. The data reinforce the fear among many smaller growers in the state that large, well-capitalized and more efficient growers will eventually come to monopolize the cultivation landscape.
Marijuana Business Daily

Local Government News

L.A. Lawmakers Face Opposition Over Homeless Shelter Plans
In a hot and packed elementary school auditorium, Venice residents swarmed around Los Angeles City Councilman Mike Bonin, peppering him with questions. Reporters and activists strained to hear as Bonin laid out his case for setting up a temporary shelter for homeless people a few blocks away. “Nobody wants sidewalk encampments, right?” Bonin told one woman at the event, an “open house” ringed with informational tables and placards where people could post suggestions.
Los Angeles Times

Metro Says It Wants Light Rail Along Van Nuys Boulevard By 2028
After months of debate about a proposed public transit project that would run through several San Fernando Valley communities, Los Angeles County transportation officials said they envision light rail. The 9.2-mile East San Fernando Valley Transit Corridor project would operate along Van Nuys Boulevard and connect several important Valley transit arteries, including the Orange Line and the proposed Sepulveda Transit Corridor rail line. For many of the project's backers, it will be a boon for Valley residents and commuters, creating a corridor that will “transform” communities from San Fernando to Van Nuys, when it's completed in 2027.
Los Angeles Daily News


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