Thousands of fake hoverboards seized in Santa Fe Springs |Sep 19, 2017

Sheriff’s investigators on Monday seized thousands of counterfeit hoverboards worth about $1.2 million in Santa Fe Springs, officials said. Deputies who descended on the building in the 10000 block of Pioneer Boulevard found 2,500 to 3,000 of the fake toys One person was briefly detained during the raid but was released.

Man suspected of threatening Monrovia fast food workers at the drive-thru |Sep 19, 2017

After a police pursuit, a man suspected of making criminal threats at a Monrovia fast food restaurant was arrested early Monday. The man allegedly made the threats through the restaurant’s drive-thru window in the 100 block of West Duarte Road around 1:13 a.

Man attempts to lure girl into truck in Monterey Park |Sep 19, 2017

A man attempted to persuade a young girl into his pickup truck Monday afternoon in Monterey Park, police said. The man was described by Monterey Park police in a statement as a 40-50 year old, medium-heavy set, Hispanic man with facial hair who was driving a small, older-model red pickup truck with a black metal shed.

Rosemead suspect named in Monday pursuit involving reported stolen trailer |Sep 19, 2017

A 42-year-old Rosemead man in a pickup truck towing an allegedly stolen trailer led law enforcement on a pursuit Monday that zigzagged along San Bernardino and Los Angeles counties freeways before it ended in Pasadena, according to a San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department news release.

Jury now deliberating fate of man suspected in Montebello fatal shooting |Sep 19, 2017

LOS ANGELES >> The fate of a Montebello man — who allegedly shot into a crowd at a 2008 Montebello graduation party, killing a father and his 12-year-old son and injuring two others — is in the hands of a jury.

County offers $20,000 reward in fatal Monrovia shooting |Sep 19, 2017

LOS ANGELES >> The Board of Supervisors approved a $20,000 reward on Tuesday for information leading to the arrest and conviction of whoever gunned down a Canyon Oaks High School senior and wounded a 17-year-old boy in Monrovia.

Two suspected gang members arrested after barging into home during chase, forcing residents out |Sep 19, 2017

San Gabriel police arrested a man they say was a gang member and a wanted fugitive after he was found inside a stolen vehicle Monday evening. At least six other law enforcement agencies helped San Gabriel police arrest Joseph Arthur Leal, 28, who police said was a member of the “Sangra” gang.

State wants to prosecute man who killed deer with bow and arrow in Monrovia |Sep 18, 2017

LOS ANGELES >> State wildlife officials said on Monday they will seek the prosecution of a man caught on camera shooting a young deer with a bow and arrow near homes in Monrovia last week, killing it.

Police chase starts in Rancho Cucamonga, ends in Pasadena |Sep 18, 2017

PASADENA >> A suspect in a truck hauling a small trailer reported stolen out of Pico Rivera led law enforcement officers on Monday on a nearly two-hour chase that began in San Bernardino County and ended in Pasadena.

Former South Bay defense engineer caught in spy sting gets 5 years in prison |Sep 18, 2017

A Culver City man who worked for a South Bay defense contractor was sentenced Monday to five years in prison for his guilty plea to economic espionage and violating the Arms Export Control Act by selling sensitive satellite information to a person he believed to be a Russian spy.

LA residents put life on “pause” to watch a high-speed chase that ended in Pasadena |Sep 18, 2017

Police were chasing a suspect who had reportedly stolen a truck across the San Gabriel Valley on Monday. As usual, most of LA tuned in to watch the chase unfold. The suspect, who was driving a truck and pulling a trailer surrendered in Pasadena.

France: Acid attack on 4 US tourists not seen as terror act |Sep 17, 2017

PARIS >> Four young American tourists were attacked with acid Sunday at a train station in the French city of Marseille, but French authorities so far do not think extremist views motivated the 41-year-old woman who was arrested as the alleged assailant, the local prosecutor’s office said.

Police think 2 Louisiana slayings likely racially motivated |Sep 17, 2017

BATON ROUGE, La. >> The slayings of two black men in Baton Rouge last week were likely racially motivated, police said Sunday, and a suspect — a 23-year-old white man — was in custody.

Taxpayer cost for mass murderer Scott Dekraai’s case tops $2.5 million |Sep 17, 2017

If all goes as expected, the worst mass killer in Orange County history, Scott Dekraai, will be sentenced Friday, Sept. 22, to eight terms of life without parole, one term each for the people he fatally shot in Seal Beach six years ago.

Pasadena, San Bernardino men arrested in connection to Simi Valley ‘knock-knock’ burglaries |Sep 17, 2017

Three men suspected of “knock-knock” burglaries in the city of Simi Valley were arrested Friday on outstanding warrants several days after Ventura County prosecutors charged them and a fourth man in the case, authorities said.

Malaysia police arrest 7 boys linked to deadly school fire |Sep 16, 2017

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia >> Malaysian police said Saturday they have arrested seven boys suspected of intentionally starting a fire at an Islamic boarding school that killed 23 people because students there had teased them.

Video: Man shoots deer with arrow in Monrovia neighborhood |Sep 16, 2017

Neighbors are outraged and authorities are investigating after a man was captured on video shooting a deer with a bow and arrow in a residential neighborhood in Monrovia earlier this week, but the archer says there’s more to the story that depicted in the video clip.

St. Louis ex-officer acquitted in killing of black man |Sep 15, 2017

ST. LOUIS — A judge acquitted a white former St. Louis police officer Friday in the death of a black man who was fatally shot following a high-speed chase in 2011. The acquittal of Jason Stockley in the death of 24-year-old Anthony Lamar Smith came amid concerns of significant unrest, but St.

Suspect in San Marino chase arrested on new charges |Sep 15, 2017

SAN MARINO >> The driver who led officers on a chase earlier this week was back in custody after police arrested her on new, more serious charges.

LA deputy arrested on suspicion of raping female jail inmates |Sep 14, 2017

A 10-year veteran deputy of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department has been arrested on suspicion of sexually assaulting two female inmates, officials announced Thursday. Giancarlo Scotti, 31, a San Pedro High School graduate and current resident of the community, was on duty when he was taken into custody Wednesday night, within hours of the allegation, including “rape under color of authority,”  Sheriff Jim McDonnell said during a news conference at downtown Los Angeles’ Hall of Justice.

Lakewood teacher, 52, accused of 3-year sexual relationship with student |Sep 14, 2017

A 52-year-old Lakewood woman has been charged with having an inappropriate sexual relationship with a female student over the span of three years, Los Angeles County prosecutors announced today. Mary Jahn has been charged with nine felony counts, including four counts of sexual penetration by foreign object, three counts of lewd acts upon a child and two counts of oral copulation of a person under 18, according to authorities.

Video: Thieves steal cell phone from Arcadia gas station customer after asking him for help |Sep 14, 2017

The victim of a cell phone robbery caught on security camera footage at an Arcadia gas station said he shared the video to warn other San Gabriel Valley residents about the scheme. Vincent Ng is from San Francisco and was visiting Arcadia Monday when he was robbed.

71 cited for bogus disabled parking placards at L.A. County Fair in Pomona |Sep 13, 2017

Investigators checking disabled placards on vehicles parked outside the L.A. County Fair last weekend issued 71 misdemeanor citations for fraudulently using the parking passes, authorities said. California Department of Motor Vehicle investigators conducted the enforcement crackdown Sunday outside Pomona Fairplex,

Man arrested in Whittier apartment killing |Sep 13, 2017

Detectives on Tuesday arrested a suspect in the fatal shooting of a 54-year-old Whittier woman. Whittier police spokesman Officer John Scoggins said Los Angeles police pulled over 56-year-old

Woman involved in police chase crashes car in San Marino |Sep 12, 2017

SAN MARINO >> A driver suffered injuries when she allegedly led police on a chase then crashed twice Monday night. Police arrested her. It started with a traffic violation. An officer tried to pull over the driver of a Toyota Camry at eastbound Huntington Drive and San Marino Avenue at 8:37 p.

Former NFL player Brandon Browner arrested in La Verne, suspected of making criminal threats |Sep 12, 2017

LA VERNE >> Former NFL cornerback Brandon Browner was arrested in La Verne on suspicion of making criminal threats, police confirmed Tuesday. La Verne police Lt. Justin Newman said Browner, 33, of Pomona was taken into custody about 8:30 p.

Video: 83-year-old La Puente resident throws man off roof after hours-long standoff |Sep 12, 2017

A man climbed on top of the roof of a La Puente home and wouldn’t come down for several hours Tuesday until an 83-year-old resident threw him off, according to bystander video of the incident.

Report on probationer who allegedly killed Whittier officer should be released, says county supervisor |Sep 12, 2017

Los Angeles County Supervisor Janice Hahn called on Tuesday for the release of a report on the county’s oversight of a probationer accused of gunning down a Whittier police officer and a family member earlier this year.

Man stabbed by family member in Pasadena, suspect still at large |Sep 11, 2017

Pasadena police are looking for a 36-year-old woman suspected of stabbing her uncle at the family’s Pasadena home Monday afternoon. Police received a report of a man suffering from a stab wound to his upper body at 4:25 p.

‘Spiritual cleansing’ held for Downey man found dead in refrigerator in Ontario |Sep 11, 2017

ONTARIO >> Above all, Jason Daniel Garcia was a family man. He always put his relationships with his family and friends first, loved ones said. On Sunday, they did something for him, holding an Aztec spiritual cleansing ceremony for him in the 700 block of Hope Avenue in Ontario.

Man tries to rob woman inside Arcadia home, carjacks another |Sep 9, 2017

Police are seeking a portly predator who attempted to rob a woman inside her Arcadia home early Friday, then carjacked another woman nearby, authorities said. The crimes unfolded about 8:30 a.m. in a residential neighborhood in the

Long Beach, Lynwood men plead not guilty plea to killing 67-year-old Montrose woman |Sep 9, 2017

Two alleged gang members pleaded not guilty earlier this week to the murder and robbery of a 67-year-old Montrose woman last month, authorities announced.

Man shot, killed in Monterey Hills |Sep 8, 2017

LOS ANGELES >> A man in his early 30s was fatally shot Thursday night in Monterey Hills. The shooting was reported at 8:46 p.m. in the 5000 block of Monterey Road, said Officer Sal Ramirez of the Los Angeles Police Department’s Media Relations Division.

Overdose suspected in death of actor Blake Heron in La Crescenta |Sep 8, 2017

LA CRESCENTA >> Actor Blake Heron, who starred in the 1996 movie “Shiloh,” was found dead Friday morning at his home in La Crescenta, where he may have suffered a fatal drug overdose.

Coroner IDs man fatally shot by CHP in Ronald Reagan building |Sep 7, 2017

LOS ANGELES >> Authorities have identified a man fatally shot by police in a state office building in Los Angeles after he simulated having a gun with an aluminum can inside a paper bag and ordered employees to get on the ground.

Equifax says data from 143 million Americans exposed in hack |Sep 7, 2017

ATLANTA (AP) — Credit monitoring company Equifax says a breach exposed social security numbers and other data from about 143 million Americans. The Atlanta-based company said Thursday that “criminals” exploited a U.

Has your data’s been hacked? Here’s what you should do |Sep 7, 2017

Hackers have stolen more than 143 million Social Security numbers and other data from credit giant Equifax in Atlanta.

Monterey Park man pleads guilty to smuggling poisonous cobras in potato chip cans |Sep 7, 2017

LOS ANGELES (CNS) >> A Monterey Park man who accepted packages containing three highly venomous king cobras coiled up in potato chip canisters pleaded guilty today to a federal wildlife smuggling charge.

Suspect is ‘down’ in officer-involved shooting on downtown LA streets |Sep 6, 2017

An officer-involved shooting involving the California Highway Patrol and a downed suspect occurred Tuesday morning on the streets of downtown Los Angeles, authorities said. The shooting, in which one suspect was listed as “down” was reported at 6:08 a.

Youngest in ‘Manson Family,’ now 68, is asking for parole |Sep 6, 2017

CHINO, Calif. — The youngest of Charles Mason’s murderous followers will attempt once more to persuade a parole panel she has reformed and — at age 68 — deserves to be released from prison.

Covina man who worked for Rosemead School District accused of abusing two children |Sep 6, 2017

A Covina man who worked for the Rosemead School District was arrested and charged last month on suspicion of molesting two underage victims. Rene Bernabe, 44, was charged with 10 counts of lewd acts upon a child and one count of misdemeanor child molesting.

Altercation in front of Temple City Library: Deputy assaulted |Sep 6, 2017

TEMPLE CITY >> A man physically assaulted a Los Angeles County Sheriff’s deputy outside the Temple City Library on Wednesday afternoon. Details remain scarce, but the deputy made contact with the man around 1:45 p.

Youngest Charles Manson follower granted parole by California board |Sep 6, 2017

CHINO >> Leslie Van Houten, the youngest of Charles Mason’s murderous followers, was granted parole by a California board Wednesday. Van Houten, who was 19 when she killed for Manson during a series of murders that terrorized Los Angeles over the summer of 1969, appeared before a parole panel for the 21st time.

Fired Centinela Valley school superintendent makes bail in corruption case |Sep 6, 2017

Fired Centinela Valley schools Superintendent Jose Fernandez, who is facing 12 felony counts of public corruption, was released from jail on bail Wednesday after spending a week behind bars.

California woman believed kidnapped by ex is found in Nevada |Sep 5, 2017

HENDERSON, Nev. (AP) — Police say a California woman believed kidnapped by her ex-boyfriend has been found at a Las Vegas-area casino-hotel near the Arizona border. Henderson Officer Rod Pena says security at the Railroad Pass Hotel and Casino reported that Virginia Paris approached guards late Monday and told them she had been abducted.

Ex-con pleads not guilty in Las Vegas 1-punch murder case |Sep 5, 2017

LAS VEGAS — A 28-year-old ex-convict pleaded not guilty Tuesday to killing a California man with a single punch outside a downtown Las Vegas bar. James Michael Beach also is accused of threatening to harm a woman who identified him in to police.

Increase in violent confrontations in California |Sep 5, 2017

Violent and hostile confrontations statewide that resulted in crimes, arrests, significant property damage, cancellation of a scheduled event or injuries are on track to double in 2017 compared to 2016, according to a report released by the Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism at Cal State San Bernardino.

Pair of suspected burglars caught outside Pasadena home with bags full of items |Sep 4, 2017

Pasadena police arrested two suspected burglars Sunday afternoon after neighbors saw them entering a home, officials said. Pasadena Police Lt. Pete Hettema said the neighbors called police around 3:33 p.

Here’s why 5 convicted killers may benefit from the Dekraai ruling |Sep 3, 2017

For several convicted killers, the horrific case of Seal Beach mass murderer Scott Evans Dekraai is a potential legal gift. Last month, a Superior Court ruled that Dekraai — who admitted to killing eight people at a hair salon in 2011 — should not receive the death penalty because of misconduct on the part of local prosecutors and the sheriff’s department.

Bicyclist injured in Rosemead drive-by shooting |Sep 3, 2017

A bicyclist escaped with minor injuries following a drive-by shooting in Rosemead early Sunday, authorities said. The shooting occurred about 12:30 a.m. as a 43-year-old El Monte man was riding a bicycle east along