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June 22, 2018

Law Enforcement News

Suspect In Slaying Of Kansas Deputies Now In Jail, Charges Forthcoming
The man earlier identified by sources as the inmate who allegedly shot and killed two Wyandotte County deputies was booked into the Johnson County Jail on Wednesday, according to jail records. Antoine Fielder, 30, was booked on aggravated robbery charges without the possibility to bond out. No court date is listed. Paul Nonnast, a spokesman for the Johnson County Sheriff's Office, said Fielder "is temporarily being housed at our detention center at the request of Wyandotte County." The Kansas City Star

Ohio Detective Wounded In Shootout; Suspect Dead
A man died in a shootout with Parma and Parma Heights police after a traffic stop Wednesday, police said. The 29-year-old man was shot just before 5:30 p.m. as he exchanged gunfire with a Parma police officer and a Parma Heights detective following a random traffic stop near the intersection of Stumph and Huffman roads, Parma police said. Paramedics took the man to University Hospitals where he was pronounced dead, police said. Authorities are withholding the man's name until relatives are notified.
Advance Ohio Media, Cleveland

Offender Skips Out Of Long Beach Reentry Program, Last Seen In East LA
California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation officials are looking for a 31-year-old man doing time for vehicle theft who walked away from the Male Community Reentry Program in Long Beach Thursday afternoon, prompting an emergency search. Officials were notified about 4 p.m. that Jose Chavez had tampered with an electronic monitoring device, according to Krissi Khokhobashvili of the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation. “Chavez had been out on an approved day pass, and his last known location was Obregon Park in East Los Angeles,” Khokhobashvili said.
Los Angeles Daily News

Authorities Ask For Help Finding Person Linked To Killing Of Homeless Man In West Hollywood
Authorities released surveillance Thursday showing footage of a person of interest who is tied to the killing of a homeless man in West Hollywood last month. On May 23, 65-year-old victim George McKinney was involved in a verbal altercation with a man outside of a West Hollywood fast food restaurant that ultimately resulted in his death, according to a news release from the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department. The video shows the man following McKinney westbound on Santa Monica Boulevard after the argument. McKinney is seen pushing a shopping cart of cans and bottles, which his sister said he collected.

Suspect In San Pedro Knock-Knock Burglaries Arrested, Sentenced
A so-called knock-knock burglary suspect who allegedly targeted homes in the San Pedro area has been nabbed with the help of watchful neighbors and been sentenced to two years in prison, authorities said Thursday. Richard Rashad Golden, 19, was arrested on June 8, according to the Los Angeles Police Department and sheriff's inmate records. He is suspected of burglarizing a home on Jan. 29 near the 3400 block of Anchovy Avenue and another near the 1300 block of 26th Street, police said.

LA Rapper Who Bragged About ‘Flocking' To Stand Trial For Simi Valley Knock-Knock Burglaries
A Los Angeles criminal street gang member who starred in a rap music video about “flocking” — a slang term for breaking into a home to burglarize it — was ordered last week to stand trial on four counts of residential burglary and one count of street terrorism in Ventura County, authorities said. Darren King, 28, was picked up by Los Angeles police earlier this year. He went missing in 2016 after he had been arrested for the Simi Valley burglaries that occurred on Aug. 14, 2015, then posted bail and failed to appear in court, according to Simi Valley police. A $1 million warrant had been issued for his arrest.
Los Angeles Daily News

Police: California Parolee Found Driving Missing Woman's Car
Authorities say police arrested a parolee after he was found driving the car of a woman who had been reported missing hours earlier in Southern California. Riverside police Officer Ryan Railsback says investigators on Wednesday also located the body of a woman, but have not officially confirmed her identity as the missing person. Railsback says the Riverside woman's husband reported her missing after she didn't return calls and failed to show up to work. Police tracked down her car in nearby Corona later in the afternoon. It was being driven by Aaron Allen Aubrey, a transient from Riverside.
Sacramento Bee

California Supreme Court Upholds Death For Child Killer
California's Supreme Court has upheld the death penalty for a mentally ill man who killed and dismembered a 12-year-old boy in Orange County. John Ghobrial, a one-armed panhandler who'd been diagnosed with serious mental illness, was convicted of strangling Juan Delgado in La Habra in 1998. Prosecutors said Ghobrial dismembered the boy and put his remains in concrete cylinders he left around the area. They said Ghobrial had been overheard threatening to kill the boy and eat his genitals, which were never found. The Supreme Court ruled Thursday that despite Ghobrial's history of bizarre behavior, his trial judge wasn't required to hold a mental competency hearing.
Sacramento Bee

Public Safety News

15 West L.A. Residents Decontaminated After Possible Exposure To Asbestos: LAFD
Fifteen residents of a West Los Angeles apartment were "formally decontaminated" by firefighters after possibly being exposed to asbestos, according to the Los Angeles Fire Department. Officials responded to the apartment complex along the 1800 block of  Prosser Avenue about 9:50 p.m. Wednesday. While none of the residents of the apartment along Prosser Avenue showed signs of illness or injury, they were decontaminated. None of the residents were hospitalized. Officials donned white hazmat suits to clear the 7,722 square-foot, two-story, 12-unit apartment building.

Local Government News

City Plans Transportation Boarding School In South LA
Officials on Monday announced plans for a transportation boarding school on a dusty, trash-strewn lot in South Los Angeles that has sat vacant for more than two decades. The school would offer a vocational and college-preparatory curriculum tailored to train students for jobs in the transportation industry. Officials say some could find work with the Metropolitan Transportation Authority or local contractors after graduation; others could go on to college to study engineering, architecture or urban planning.
FOX 11


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