Articles Tagged With ‘Los Angeles’




Page 1 of 812345...Last »

School police officer accused of child sex trafficking

barscuffs

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)

Victims chastise Kelly Gearhart at hearing

By KAREN VELIE Former North County developer Kelly Gearhart sat stone-faced Monday as eight of his financial fraud victims told a federal judge in Los Angeles how Gearhart showed no mercy for the elderly victims he preyed upon. Each of... (Continue reading)

Los Angeles undersheriff charged with conspiracy

LA 222

The second in command at the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department (LASD) and a captain in charge of internal criminal investigations at the LASD were indicted Wednesday on obstruction of justice charges for allegedly directing efforts to quash a federal investigation... (Continue reading)

LAPD officers shoot and kill homeless man

Los Angeles police shot and killed a homeless man on Sunday afternoon while being filmed by an onlooker. [Los Angeles Times] The man, whom witnesses called “Africa,” was pronounced dead at the hospital. Two officers were treated for minor injuries.... (Continue reading)



Page 1 of 812345...Last »