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July 2, 2018

Law Enforcement News

Parking Officer, Suspect Killed On California College Campus
Police say a parking officer at a Southern California college has been killed and the suspect was fatally shot by police. Pomona Police Chief Michael Olivieri says on Twitter that a police parking officer was killed Friday at Cal Poly Pomona. He says a police officer fatally shot the suspect. The chief said that police do not believe there are any additional suspects but officers were conducting a search as a precaution. A spokeswoman for the college said it was an "active, on-going investigation" but that police had determined there is no threat to the campus. Los Angeles County sheriff's homicide detectives were headed to the scene.
Associated Press

Man Convicted Of Opening Fire On Pennsylvania Troopers, Critically Injuring 1
A 22-year-old man was convicted of attempted murder Friday for opening fire on two state troopers during a traffic stop last fall, critically wounding one of them. Daniel Clary shot 13-year veteran Cpl. Seth Kelly, who was helping another trooper arrest Clary along the roadside in Northampton County. Clary had been pulled over for speeding and failed field sobriety tests. Despite being hit with a stun gun, Clary managed to break free, retrieve a semi-automatic pistol from his car and open fire on Kelly and Trooper Ryan Seiple, authorities have said. Both troopers returned fire, hitting Clary several times. Clary then fled, driving himself to a hospital, where he was taken into custody.
Associated Press

LAPD Searching For Killers Who Shot Pacoima Man ‘Numerous' Times
Los Angeles detectives were still searching for whoever was behind the killing of a man standing on a Pacoima street corner early Friday morning, shooting him “numerous” times then fleeing in a vehicle. The victim had still not been publicly identified as of Sunday afternoon. Coroner's officials did not return requests for comment on the man's identity or details on his wounds. The shooting occurred at 12:40 a.m. on Friday in the area of Brownell Street and Woodcock Avenue in Pacoima, Los Angeles Police Department officials said in a written statement.
Los Angeles Times

Body Found In San Pedro Positively Identified As Missing Woman
A body that washed ashore in San Pedro on Thursday has been positively identified as a woman who went missing last weekend, according to the Los Angeles County Department of Medical Examiner-Coroner. According to Assistant Chief Ed Winter of the Los Angeles County coroner's office, the body is that of 25-year-old Haley Downen. An autopsy was pending to determine her cause of death. The Los Angeles Police Department said the body was found at 7:43 a.m. in the 1800 block of Paseo del Mar.

Man Charged With First-Degree Murder In South LA Homicide
The man police believe to be responsible for the "senseless killings" of two teenage boys was arrested Friday morning and charged with first degree murder. The two teenagers shot and killed were not involved in gangs but were nevertheless gunned down by a gang member. Christian Macias, 19, is the suspected gunman who fired at the four teenagers on May 13, Mother's Day, as they were walking home from a party. Two were killed and the two others wounded. "We continue to pursue any verifiable leads we have, we are exhaustive in our process in finding anyone involved in this or any other homicide," said Capt. Peter Wittingham, LAPD South Bureau Homicide.

Man Who Allegedly Attacked And Stabbed 9 People At Child's Birthday Is An LA Resident
A Los Angeles man was in custody today in Boise, Idaho, accused of stabbing nine people Saturday night at a child's birthday party. The suspect -- 30-year-old Timmy Kinner -- was arrested at the scene of the rampage, where at least six of the victims were children between 3 and 12 years old, Boise Police Chief William Bones said today. "It's a single evil individual who attacked people with no provocation that we are aware of," Bones said. Kinner was charged with nine counts of aggravated battery and six counts of injury to a child, according to Bones.
FOX 11

A String Of Taco Stand Robberies Has East LA Street Vendors On Edge
The Los Angeles Police Department is on the hunt for East LA taco stand robbers. These incidents have been on the rise in the last month, and LAPD issued a warning to late night street vendors while law enforcement investigates and searches for suspects. As reported by The Eastsider, the LAPD Hollenbeck Division asked the public for help on its Facebook page, stating that alleged gang members are responsible for the string of street vendor robberies. Police apprehended one suspect charged with two other robberies in recent weeks. LAPD shot and arrested the suspect, but believe there are additional and possibly unrelated suspects that might be responsible for other hold ups.
Los Angeles Eater

Illegal Fireworks Seized From South LA Home, Man Arrested
The Los Angeles Police Department confiscated a large cache of illegal fireworks from a home in South L.A. on Friday afternoon, less than a week before July 4. Officers discovered between 1,500-2,000 pounds of high-powered fireworks in the 1200 block of West 38th Street and took one person into custody at the scene. According to neighbors, people routinely bought illegal fireworks from inside the house. The street value of the seized haul is more than $40,000, police said.

LA Man Pleads Not Guilty In Deadly Gamer Swatting Case
A California man accused of making a hoax phone call that led police to fatally shoot an unarmed man in Kansas has pleaded not guilty. A judge on Friday set the jury trial for 25-year-old Tyler Barriss for Oct. 1 in Sedgwick County District Court in Wichita, Kansas. He's charged with involuntary manslaughter, giving a false alarm and interference with a law enforcement officer. Barriss is accused of calling from Los Angeles on Dec. 28 to report a shooting and kidnapping at a Wichita home. Authorities say an online dispute over a video game between two gamers prompted the call.

Marijuana Dispensaries Must Now Sell Products That Meet New State Standards
One toke over the line? Beginning Saturday midnight, California dispensaries must start selling only products that meet the state's new standards. CBS2's Adrianna Weingold reported from a dispensary in Mid-Wilshire to find out how they were working to make their deadline. Getting baked on a budget — as pot shops throughout the state try to push as much product as possible with new regulations changing the way weed can be packaged, labeled and sold. The blowout sales were almost too good to be true. “I got an ounce for like $11, it was ridiculous, it was actually the most amazing day of my life, it felt like Black Friday,” quipped Stephanie Labiada.

Public Safety News

For Firefighters, Death Of Long Beach Fire Captain Serves As Tragic Reminder Of Threats Posed At Even Routine Calls
The death this week of a decorated Long Beach fire captain gunned down during what had seemed to be a routine call at a high-rise retirement home shocked firefighters across Southern California, offering them a reminder of the difficulty of protecting crews from unexpected violence. Until the gunshots rang out, the early Monday morning response to Covenant Manor – where residents smelled gasoline and saw blown out windows and running sprinklers – appeared to be a routine situation that veteran firefighters have faced countless times. Within 10 minutes, the firefighters already had knocked down flames on the second floor of the retirement home.
Los Angeles Daily News

LA Funds Earthquake-Warning Mobile App
Plans for an earthquake early warning system mobile app for Angelenos were approved Friday by the Los Angeles City Council, which cleared funding for the project. The mobile app will be designed to provide advance notice that an earthquake is about to strike through a text or other electronic means. It would be designed to work with the system known as ShakeAlert, which is based on a network of in-ground sensors developed by United States Geological Survey to detect seismic activity.
Los Angeles Daily News

Local Government News

L.A. City Council Presses Ahead With Plan For Homeless Shelters
At a heated meeting at City Hall, Los Angeles lawmakers pressed forward Friday with a plan to set up emergency shelters for homeless people across the city, voting unanimously to start assessing possible sites in Koreatown, Venice, Hollywood, Harvard Heights and the Westside. The debate in council chambers revolved entirely around Koreatown, where massive protests have erupted over a possible site near the busy hub of Vermont and Wilshire. The plan has become politically explosive for City Council President Herb Wesson, who urged Angelenos to rally behind the effort to get people off the streets. “I'm asking for the people of this city to say, we are sick and we are tired of people sleeping on the street,” Wesson said before the vote.
Los Angeles Times

City Council Approves Hotly Contested Overhaul Of South L.A. Mall
The Los Angeles City Council voted Wednesday to approve a hotly contested plan to overhaul a South L.A. shopping center that would triple its size and add hundreds of new apartments and condos, overriding objections from activists who fear it will push people out of black neighborhoods. Supporters argued that Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Plaza needs to become a destination where people can live, work and play in order to survive in the era of Amazon and other online retailers.
Los Angeles Times


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