Los Angeles Police Officers Struggle To Put Suspect In A Cruiser.
Los Angeles Police Officers Struggle To Put Suspect In A Cruiser.
Two men in California exposed one of the largest cases of fraud in the history of the state. Bill Reynolds and Mark Sersansie discovered doctors were being paid to perform what some say were unnecessary spinal fusion surgeries. The scam involved doctors allegedly implanting counterfeit hardware into hundreds of patients. “Whistleblower” host Alex Ferrer joins “CBS This Morning” to preview: “The Billion Dollar Back Surgery Scam: Patients in Pain and Peril,” airing Friday, June 21 at 8/7c on CBS.
An unarmed Black man was shot and killed by sheriff’s deputies in South Los Angeles and now his family is threatening to sue; and there has been outrage on social media — including emotional pleas from rapper The Game to the city’s mayor. Witnesses report hearing over 30 shots fired. Speculation about the exact number of times Twyman was shot has surfaced in dozens of social media posts in the days since.
A California sheriff’s deputy has been arrested on suspicion of having sex with a minor.
Shauna Bishop, 44, was arrested Thursday and will appear in court next week on five counts pertaining to the case.
Bishop is a five-year veteran with the Sacramento Police Department.
Investigators began eyeing Bishop in May and police later issued a warrant for her arrest.
She did not meet the teen through her work and the alleged sex acts happened while she was off-duty, authorities said.
A Redwood City woman Sarah Jane Lockner, 27, accused of trying to drown a baby she had given birth to in a McDonald’s restroom will not serve time in prison, court documents show.
On Friday, Lockner was placed on four years supervised probation and one year in county jail with credit for time served. She was also ordered to complete parenting classes.
She took a plea deal in January after prosecutors initially charged her with attempted murder. She instead pleaded no contest to felony child endangerment.
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CALIFORNIA: 03/12/19 at approximately 8:20 pm, a 50-year-old man was exiting the Montebello Bus Lines near the intersection of 4th Street and Whitter Boulevard. An unknown male exited the bus behind the victim and punched him in the head. The unprovoked attack knocked the victim to the ground where he lay unconscious. The suspect kicks the victim three more times while he is lying defenseless on the ground. The suspect did not attempt to take any of the victim’s property. The suspect is last seen walking east on 4th Street and out of sight.
Surveillance video shows that a woman in a white Jeep pull up, get out and throw a clear plastic bag filled with 3-day-old terrier puppies into a trash bin, the Coachella Valley Animal Campus said in a social media post. A passerby rummaging through the trash about an hour later noticed the bag and brought it into the auto parts store.
He was sentenced to 60 days in the SLO County Jail for his actions
A California woman is accused of having sex with her daughters’ teen boyfriends.
Coral Lytle, 41, was arrested for having sex with two teenage boys in the fall of 2017. The Tulare County District Attorney’s Office charged her with 21 felony sex counts.
After reviewing the probation report, a Tulare County judge said he would not sentence Lytle on Monday, saying he didn’t believe the indicated sentence (five years of probation with a six-year suspended prison term) was appropriate.
Lytle, who is out of custody, can now withdraw her earlier plea.
A trial setting hearing will take place next Monday.
“Most of the time, when a court makes an indicated sentence, the probation report will follow the indicated sentence,” said Tulare County Assistant District Attorney David Alavezos. “There are times the probation report will recommend a sentence that is not what was indicated.”
As Lytle’s legal proceedings continue, court documents are shedding light on the nature of her alleged sexual relationships with two teenage boys.
“The crimes in this case committed by the defendant involved great cruelty and callousness especially considering the defendant took advantage of a position of trust to molest two boys who she met when they (were in) teenage dating relationships with the defendant’s daughters,” a Tulare County Deputy District Attorney writes in a recently filed brief.
Prosecutors say Lytle provided alcohol and cigars to the alleged victims, both freshmen at Redwood High School at the time, and would drive from her home in Tulare to Visalia to meet them for sex.
One of the alleged victims said he had sex with Lytle three times, the last time on Oct. 5, 2017.
“(Victim) stated this was the last time he had sex with defendant because he felt bad shaking defendant’s husband’s hand knowing what he was doing with defendant,” the brief states.
Records show that Lytle’s husband filed divorce paperwork within days of her arrest.
That case is still ongoing as well.
A Rancho Cordova Uber driver is in custody after he allegedly dropped off a passenger at a Bay Area airport and then promptly attempted to rob their San Mateo home. The driver, Jackie Gordon Wilson, dropped off an unidentified passenger for a flight and then drove back to their house in San Mateo with the intention of burglarizing it, San Mateo police said. Wilson’s attempt was thwarted, however, when a Ring security camera caught him in action and an alarm system went off.
San Jose police have arrested a 14-year-old boy who officers said repeatedly punched a 72-year-old man and carjacked his Nissan Sentra as the man was unloading groceries in his driveway. The attack was captured on surveillance video. Police said the teen came up to Hector Estrada about 10 a.m. on Wednesday in the 3200 block of Coldwater Drive with a gun and demanded he give him his keys. Estrada, who had just returned from Costco, refused and the teen grabbed them and hopped into the Nissan
I can’t even write anything about this its almost unbelievable
It was an epic standoff as two drivers were jockeying for the same parking spot in the Koreatown neighborhood of Los Angeles. Mariah Flores recorded the hour-long drama from her apartment with running commentary. “If this were some type of sport, I’d imagine we’re nearing halftime,” she noted on social media 25 minutes into the situation. The black car was trying to back into the spot while the silver car was going forward, and no one was willing to give in.
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The Vallejo Police Department has released body cam video in an officer-involved shooting that left a local rapper dead last month.
The family of Willie McCoy,20, saw footage from the fatal shooting weeks before it was released to the public.
They believe the video provides a different view of what led up to the incident.
According to the Vallejo Police Department, on Feb. 9 officers responded to a 911 call from a Taco Bell regarding an unresponsive driver in the drive-through lane of the restaurant.
When officers arrived at the scene, they located McCoy in the driver seat of the vehicle.
Officers claim they saw a gun on his lap.
Officer tried to retrieve the gun from McCoy’s lap, without disturbing him, but the door was locked, authorities say.
“Officers attempted to secure the driver’s car by placing a car in front and behind the driver to pin it in,” the Vallejo Police Department said in a detailed video describing the incident. “While the second car was approaching to pin in the car, the driver awoke.”
Officers told McCoy to show his hands.
Investigators say that he was not coopering with the officers’ commands.
According to police, McCoy reached down for his gun and officers fired at him.
He was pulled from the car and officer performed life-saving measures on the man, but McCoy died from his injuries.
Family members say that McCoy was not alert when he was shot and the body cam footage proves it.
His cousin, Davis Harrison told KRON4 in a previous interview, that officers never identified themselves when calling for McCoy to raise his hands.
“He was never coherent,” Harrison said. “They shot him all of those times while he was asleep.”
The terrifying moments of a man beaten unconscious in a Central Fresno neighborhood were caught on camera.
Deplo Sanchez shared the video he captured with Action News as two homeless men begin swinging at each other. One armed with a baseball bat and the other with a metal rod from a bed frame.
The tables quickly turn when the suspect 61-year-old Phillip Ray Lester gets a hold of the victim’s weapon.
“Before officers arrived we had our police helicopter fly overhead trying to get them to stop and drop their weapons,” said Lt. Mark Hudson.
When officers arrived, they offered medical aid to the victim and arrested Lester.
He is being held in the Fresno County Jail on assault with a deadly weapon charge.
“I’m glad officers were there because this was a dangerous individual that needed to go to jail,” Hudson said.
Lester has been arrested before on several drugs and domestic violence-related charges.
On 3/24/19, at 10:32 pm, a uniformed officer with the Chico Police Department on-viewed a shoplift-in-progress at the AM/PM mini market at 110 W. 9th Street in downtown Chico. The officer immediately recognized the suspect as 41-year-old Billy Faga, a homeless Chico resident. When the officer approached Faga and told him to stop, Faga charged at the officer. The officer deployed a Taser but it was ineffective. Faga swung at the officer several times, striking him once on the head. Undeterred, the officer successfully got Faga on the ground after a short, but violent, struggle. Assisting officers arrived and Faga was physically detained.
A driver in Southern California decided to show off his best dance moves after leading police on a highway chase Tuesday night. After the pursuit in the San Fernando Valley, police spun out the vehicle. With police guns drawn on him, the driver stepped out of the car. But before he could be placed in handcuffs, he busted a few dance move for the arresting officers.
The dancing driver eventually followed officers’ instructions and was taken into custody. It’s unclear why he was fleeing police. The name of the man has not been released.
An Upland mother has been formally charged in connection with an incident at her apartment building that left her infant daughter dead and injured her toddler son, who was thrown from a second-story balcony, prosecutors announced Thursday.
Tierra Ortega, 25, is accused of one count of assault on a child, causing death, and one count of great bodily injury, according to a statement from the San Bernardino County District Attorney’s Office.
Emergency responders found 7-month-old Ezlynn Ortega suffering from skull fractures Tuesday morning at an apartment in the 600 block of North Wedgewood Avenue.
Her 1-year-old brother, Jerricho Ortega, was allegedly thrown from the two-story building by his mother. He suffered a broken foot.
A witness said Tierra Ortega jumped from a balcony after throwing her son.
Both children were airlifted to a hospital, where the girl was pronounced dead. The mother had visible facial injuries in a booking photo released by authorities.
Her scheduled arraignment in Superior Court was postponed Tuesday.
A motive in the case remains under investigation
A registered sex offender was taken into police custody after allegedly trying to kidnap two small children from a park in Lake Elsinore on Monday.
The frightening incident occurred around 11:30 a.m.
Police said 29-year-old Marcus Dewitt tried to grab a 3-year-old boy by the arm while the child was partially inside of a play apparatus at Rosetta Canyon Sports Park.
When Dewitt was unsuccessful in taking that child, he picked up a 4-year-old boy and attempted to flee the area with the child, police said.
Investigators said the children’s parents saw what was happening, chased Dewitt and wrestled the boy away from him.
That’s when Dewitt tried to flee the park on foot, but a family member of one of the victims subdued him. Other witnesses and family members also held him down and subdued him until police officers arrived and took him into custody.
The children were not injured in the incident, authorities said.
Dewitt was set to be booked on kidnapping charges. If you have any relevant information about this case, you’re urged to contact Investigator Matt Posson with Lake Elsinore police at (951) 245-3300.
San Jose State on Friday, March 8, 2019, released records related to a fatal 2014 officer-involved shooting, including body-cam footage, in response to Senate Bill 1421, the state’s new police transparency law. Officers with the University Police Department were cleared in the shooting, which left 38-year-old Antonio Guzman Lopez dead.
Sgt. Mike Santos and Officer Frits Van der Hoek had responded to South Eighth and East San Salvador streets just outside the campus that day and ordered Lopez to drop the knife, but he refused to follow their commands, according to the report.
Based on reports from officers and witnesses, Lopez was “acting strangely, as though he was mentally unstable or intoxicated,” according to prosecutors.
Officer Van der Hoek used his Taser stun gun on Lopez, who was not affected by the shock, police said.
Santos shot Lopez twice in the back and one of the bullets went through his body and into a window at a nearby sorority house, where no one was injured, according to the report.
Lopez was transported to a hospital were he was later pronounced dead, the report said.
San Jose police investigated the shooting because it occurred within their jurisdiction and determined that Lopez was holding a foot-long saw blade that is similar to a jagged-edge tool used for cutting drywall.
An autopsy determined Lopez had methamphetamine in his system at the time of his death, prosecutors said.
Lopez had a criminal history that included domestic violence, resisting arrest and assaulting a police officer, according to district attorney’s officials.
A California family was left ‘heartbroken’ after shocking security footage showed their postman routinely dousing their rescue dog with pepper spray.
Owner Alfonso Galindo installed security cameras on the exterior of his San Diego home after he was left baffled by strange stain pattern that kept emerging on the ground of his front-yard for months.
However, the father-of-two was left ‘heartbroken’ when he reviewed footage from last Tuesday and saw his family’s beloved seven-year-old rescue dog, Pupa, writhing around in pain as a postman approaches his San Diego home.
On closer inspection, Galindo noticed the postman appeared to spray something from a canister at the poodle-mix’s face, as he barks excitably from behind a secure gate.
Warrantless LAPD officers raid home
I’m down my hands are right here?? Clearly, you’re standing up sir! … but shout out to the blow-up doll behind the door 😂😂😂
A California woman who pretended to have a firefighter husband battling the Holy Hell wildfire in order to collect money has been sentenced to nearly six months in jail.
Ashley Bemis, 28, was arrested in December 2018 after police said she posted on Facebook that her partner, Shane Goodman, was battling the blaze to dupe people into sending cash.
Police were able to confirm that the wedding planner from San Clemente, who is also said to have faked at least three pregnancies, was not married to a firefighter and Goodman didn’t even exist.
On Monday, Bemis was sentenced to 177 days in county jail.
This is the shocking moment a California woman nearly four-times over the drink-driving limit crashes into a restaurant.
During the busy lunchtime hours at Amerci Pizza and Pasta in Santa Clarita on Friday, Yvonne Tejada, 40, lost control of her vehicle and plowed through the shop’s front window.
Diners jolted up from their seats as the bonnet of the Tejada’s sedan piled into tables.
One 69-year-old man was hit by the car and rushed to hospital with moderate, but non-life threatening injuries, police say.
Police bodycam footage was released on Thursday showing the moment two officers shot dead a woman while she was repeatedly stabbing her therapist in May last year. Katherine Brazeau, 46, violated a restraining order filed by her therapist Jacki Stevens when she went to her office in Los Angeles armed with a hunting knife. Moments later the therapist frantically called 911 and screamed that she had been stabbed. The bodycam footage from the two Fullerton police officers shows them kicking in the therapist’s door to find Brazeau standing over the therapist who was screaming for help from her chair. The officers opened fire when Brazeau swung the knife in a stabbing motion towards the therapist’s chest.
The parents of a missing Culver City baby were doing drugs when they found their son had died and put his body in a suitcase before discarding it in a trash bin, according to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office.
Adam Manson and Kiana Williams have each been charged with child abuse resulting in the death of their nearly 6-month-old boy, Jacsun. The boy’s remains have not been found, and authorities continue searching a Corona landfill where they believe he ended up.
The pair were staying at a South Los Angeles motel room with the boy on Dec. 31 and were allegedly doing drugs. They later found the boy had died, though his cause of death remains unclear. They are believed to have discarded the suitcase with the body in a Dumpster near the Baldwin Hills Crenshaw Mall.
A witness reported seeing baby Jacsun on New Year’s Eve inside a blue 2006 Chrysler PT Cruiser in South L.A.’s Hyde Park neighborhood. During that time, the child’s parents were apparently trying to break into cars nearby. Detectives believe the Chrysler was stolen, and they later found the vehicle on Feb. 8.
Manson’s sister said she was estranged from her brother “because of his lifestyle,” but in recent communication, she had with him he had spoken of his son as if he were dead.
If convicted, Manson and Williams face a possible maximum sentence of 10 years in state prison. They are scheduled to be arraigned on Wednesday.
Fresno Police body camera video shows the shooting of 34-year-old Raymond Gonzalez who was shot during a police chase in 2016. His family and that of Freddy Centeno are suing the city and want to highlight the actions of the officer who killed both men.
A California college student has been indicted for allegedly creating a phone app through which he sold drugs, officials said. Collin Howard, 18, was arrested on federal drug charges Friday after a grand jury indicted him on Thursday, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of California said in a news release.
A freshman at the University of California, Santa Cruz, Howard allegedly created an app called “Banana Plug,” which was available on the Apple App Store alongside the motto, “We Have What You Want.”
Through the app, the student offered to sell cocaine, “Molly” and “Shrooms,” and also offered customers special requests, prosecutors said.