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September 6, 2018

Law Enforcement News

2 California LEOs Hurt In Confrontation With Suspect
Two Oakland police officers were hospitalized Tuesday morning after they were attacked by a domestic violence suspect, authorities said. Police said a loaded gun was found on the suspect after other officers responded and helped subdue him. The suspect's name was not released, nor were the names of the two male officers. The officers suffered cuts and bruises, one being injured more seriously than the other. Both were treated and released. The suspect, who was tased, was taken to a hospital for evaluation, but officials said he was slated to be released later in the day.
East Bay Times

Report: 'Chaos' In Colorado OIS Before Deputy Was Killed
A task force meant to tackle rising auto thefts in the Pikes Peak region was winging it when they followed a stolen vehicle to an east Colorado Springs apartment complex where an El Paso County deputy was killed in a shootout, according to a 907-page report police released Wednesday. The Beat Auto Theft Through Law Enforcement task force, comprised of officers from the El Paso County Sheriff's Office, Colorado Springs Police Department and Colorado State Patrol, had encountered the suspect car thief, Manuel Zetina, by chance, task force members' accounts showed.
The Gazette

L.A. Police Arrest Homicide Suspect After Pursuit Lasting More Than An Hour
A homicide suspect and another man surrendered to Los Angeles police early Wednesday evening after a pursuit lasting more than an hour through the San Fernando Valley and Westside. Six police cruisers pursued the suspect, believed to be the passenger in a pickup truck, after a surveillance operation in the Tarzana area turned into the high-speed chase early Wednesday evening, said LAPD Officer Tony Im. Television images captured by helicopters captured the passenger apparently puffing on a bong during the pursuit.
Los Angeles Times

Man Who Allegedly Carjacked Nun In South L.A. Faces Kidnapping Charges
Authorities on Friday identified a man who allegedly carjacked a 70-year-old nun in South Los Angeles the previous day. Gregory Brinson, 43, faces kidnapping charges in connection with the incident, which occurred in the 1400 block of West Adams Boulevard on the border the Adams-Normandie and University Park neighborhoods. A student apparently alerted authorities about a man who tried to rob a gas station in the area. Security cameras inside the store involved show a man enter through the front door, then circling around shelves.

Man Sentenced To 28 Years In Prison For Fatal Hollywood Stabbing
A judge sentenced a homeless man to 28 years in prison Wednesday for fatally stabbing another transient to death during a dispute in Hollywood last year, authorities said. Alex Conn Vasquez, 34, pleaded “no contest” last month to a charge of voluntary manslaughter for the June 12, 2017, stabbing death of 47-year-old Jimmy Bradford. He also admitted personally using a knife in the crime, and that he has a prior felony conviction for robbery, the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office said in a written statement. The men became involved in a dispute in the area of the 101 Freeway and Hollywood Boulevard, according to prosecutors.

Naked Man Detained By Good Samaritans After Allegedly Grabbing Girl, 13, Outside South Gate Home
A naked man who allegedly grabbed a 13-year-old girl in the backyard of a South Gate home Wednesday evening was held down by the teen's family members and neighbors until police arrived, according to authorities. The incident began shortly before 9:30 p.m. when the drug-addled suspect, who was clothed at the time, knocked on a neighbor's door and asked to be allowed inside, said a spokesperson for the South Gate Police Department. When that resident went to call authorities, the man allegedly disrobed and moved on to a nearby home in the 3200 block of Wisconsin Avenue.

L.A. Man Who Formerly Worked With NASA Charged With Threatening Woman Online To Obtain Nude Photos
A former NASA contractor was arrested in Los Angeles Wednesday morning on a federal warrant alleging he used the internet to target and threaten women, telling them he would expose intimate images of them unless they sent him additional explicit photos, prosecutors said. Richard Gregory Bauer, 28, was taken into custody at his Mid-Wilshire residence after a 14-count indictment charging him with stalking, aggravated identity theft and other crimes was returned by a federal grand jury on Aug. 28, the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Central District of California said in a news release.

$10,000 Rewards Offered Or Renewed For Hit-and-Run And Shooting Deaths
The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors offered or renewed $10,000 rewards today in the hit-and-run deaths of a 21-year- old man killed in Lancaster and a father struck while trying to cross the San Bernardino (10) Freeway after running out of gas, and a 20-year-old Pomona resident fatally shot in El Monte. Supervisor Hilda Solis recommended re-establishing a reward for information on the shooting of Fabian Garcia Barajas, who was shot in the back shortly after midnight on April 3.
Los Angeles Daily News

Stunned By A Surge In Mass Shootings, California Lawmakers Send Nine Gun-Control Bills To The Governor
Nearly 30 years after California became the first state to ban the sale of assault weapons and embarked on a path toward the strictest firearm laws in the nation, legislators have sent Gov. Jerry Brown nine new gun-control bills in response to a surge in mass shootings. The action by the Legislature was applauded more than 3,000 miles away in Parkland, Fla., where a 19-year-old gunman killed 17 students and employees at a high school in February. Among the legislation waiting approval by Brown are proposals to lift the age for buying rifles and shotguns from 18 to 21, and to prohibit the purchase of more than one long gun a month.
Los Angeles Times

Public Safety News

Los Angeles County Prepares For Fire Season With Arrival Of Super Scooper Planes
Los Angeles County has been leasing a pair of planes called Super Scoopers from Canada for the past 25 years. The planes scoop up 1,600 gallons of water in seconds, and arrive to Los Angeles just in time for fire season. The planes are specifically built to fight fires, and the cost of leasing the two from Quebec is $8 million for the county. Because the planes are only built for one thing, it is not cost effective for the county to buy its own planes. The Super Scoopers arrived late this year because of Quebec's busy fire season.

Panorama City Neighborhood Council Calls Meeting On West Nile Virus As Concerns Rise In The San Fernando Valley
With concerns rising over West Nile virus in the San Fernando Valley, the Panorama City Council is sponsoring a meeting on the issue Thursday evening. Representatives from the Greater Los Angeles County Vector Control District will be on hand to discuss how the illness is spread and what can be done to stop it in the area. Panorama City is among several San Fernando Valley communities where mosquito breeding sites have been found. Mosquitos carry West Nile virus, which was detected in recent samples in Panorama City, Burbank, Encino, La Mirada, Montebello, Northridge, Porter Ranch, Sherman Oaks, Sun Valley and Van Nuys.
Los Angeles Daily News

LA County Launches Tracking Bracelet Program To Find Missing Patients
Los Angeles County Wednesday began a new tracking service to help locate people with Alzheimer's disease, dementia or Autism who go missing. The program, called L.A. Found, will allow users to voluntarily wear trackable bracelets. When people with the bracelets are reported missing, the L.A. County Sheriff's Department will then use handheld or helicopter receivers to track and locate them.

Local Government News

Advocates Hail Ruling That Restricts Criminalizing Homeless Sleeping; Garcetti Sees ‘Not Much' Effect On L.A.
Mayor Eric Garcetti said Wednesday that a federal court ruling that curbs when cities can arrest homeless people for sleeping on the street will have little effect on Los Angeles, which has not been enforcing such rules at night. L.A. officials agreed more than a decade ago to stop enforcing a nighttime ban on sleeping on streets and sidewalks until the city had built a minimum amount of homeless housing. The deal, known as the Jones settlement, ended a legal battle with skid row residents and their advocates.
Los Angeles Times

With ‘A Lot At Stake,' LA's First Emergency Homeless Shelter Under Garcetti's $20-Million Plan Is Set To Open
Several dozen people now living in tents and other makeshift shelters near City Hall and Olvera Street, a major tourist destination in downtown Los Angeles, will have a clean bed to sleep in starting Monday, when the first of several emergency housing sites planned throughout the city is set to open. On Wednesday, welcome kits with toiletries and other supplies placed at the foot of several dozen twin-sized beds awaited an initial group of group of 45 people who will soon be staying in three of five trailers set up at El Pueblo Lot 5, a city-owned parking facility not far from sidewalks that currently teem with tents.
Los Angeles Daily News


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