Articles Tagged With ‘Los Angeles’




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Corrupt chief of police gets two years

Ronald Boyd

Former Port of Los Angeles Chief of Police Ronald Boyd was sentenced Tuesday to two years in federal prison for his part in a corruption scheme. Ronald Jerome Boyd, 58, was also ordered to pay $305,054 in restitution. Boyd pleaded... (Continue reading)

Man caught bringing guns, explosives to California gay pride parade

James Wesley Howell

While a mass shooting at a gay nightclub in Orlando Florida was still unfolding, an Indiana man was found to be in possession of guns and explosives near a gay pride parade that was soon to begin in West Hollywood.... (Continue reading)

Two LA County Sheriff’s deputies sentenced to prison

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Two Los Angeles Sheriff’s deputies who were found guilty after a two-week trial earlier this year of falsifying reports with the intent to obstruct justice related to their assault of a waist-chained inmate were sentenced to prison terms today. Former... (Continue reading)

School police officer accused of child sex trafficking

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Investigators arrested a police officer employed by the Los Angeles Unified School District on Wednesday for sex trafficking of a child. On April 20, Mauricio Edgardo Estrada, 28, responded to a Craigslist ad offering sex with children for money.What Estrada... (Continue reading)

Iraqi refugee taken off California flight

Khairuldeen Makhzoomi

Southwest Airlines escorted an Iraqi refugee off a flight in Los Angeles after another passenger became alarmed when she heard the man speaking in Arabic. Federal investigators later determined the man posed no threat, but the Iraqi-American man is accusing... (Continue reading)

Santa Barbara County Man accused of producing child porn

Christopher Robin Coates

A Carpinteria man was arrested Wednesday for allegedly producing, receiving, distributing and possessing child pornography – crimes he allegedly committed soon after completing a state prison term as a result of other child pornography offenses. Christopher Robin Coates, 41, is... (Continue reading)

Los Osos man facing federal conspiracy charges

Neil Wampler

A federal judge at a U.S. District Court in Los Angeles denied bail Friday for a Los Osos man who participated in the armed occupation of a wildlife refuge in Oregon. Neil Wampler is to be extradited to Oregon to... (Continue reading)

Financial dispute suspected in murder of Morro Bay woman

Ezeoma Obioha

Police arrested a security guard at a marijuana dispensary Friday on suspicion of murdering a 30-year-old woman who grew up in Morro Bay. Last month, Carrie Jean Melvin was walking with her boyfriend in Hollywood when a gunman shot and... (Continue reading)

Woman who grew up in Morro Bay shot dead in Hollywood

Carrie Jean Melvin

A 30-year-old woman who grew up in Morro Bay died Sunday night after a man approached her from behind on a street in Hollywood and shot her in the back of the head. [NBC LA] Carrie Jean Melvin, 30, was... (Continue reading)

Gearhart sentenced, cuffed, headed to prison

Kelly Gearhart

Updated at 6 p.m. By KAREN VELIE and DANIEL BLACKBURN Notorious North County developer Kelly Gearhart was sentenced to 14 years in federal prison Thursday morning by U.S. District Court Judge Otis Wright II in Los Angeles. Gearhart, 54, was... (Continue reading)



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