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Former Councilmember Popped for DUI, Hit & Run

Iya Falcone was arrested on Wednesday morning on Mesa. Read story.

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Mesa Stabbing Suspects Strike Plea Deals

Michael Hardy sentenced to eight years in prison; Sean Crane will receive seven years. Read story.

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Sunday Morning Stabbing

A 21-year-old man is in intensive care at Cottage Hospital; details still emerging. Read story.

Monday, September 17, 2012

Three People Sentenced in 2009 Murder Case

While Andrew Baldarez, accused in the 2009 Westside murder of 22-year-old Baldemar Leal, is headed toward a competency trial in December, Judge Frank Ochoa sentenced Jonathon Alonzo, Imelda Guevara, and David Martinez for their involvement in Leal’s death. Read story.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Man Accused of Molesting Developmentally Disabled Teen

The 15-year-old girl has the mental capacity of 6-year-old. Read story.

Friday, September 7, 2012

Man Arrested for Trying to Extort Elderly Resident

Matthew Brown claimed a 67-year-old motorist struck him as he walked across street. Read story.

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Women Arrested for Dealing Heroin

Residents thank police for nabbing the Cook Avenue neighbors. Read story.

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Gang Injunction Further Moth-Balled

Judge takes trial date off calendar to let City gather more information. Read story.

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Group Takes Plea Deals in Gang-Related Stabbing Case

Their state prison sentences range from three years to 19 years. Read story.

Saturday, July 28, 2012

Routine Traffic Stop Yields 18 Stolen Guns

Driver also had outstanding warrants for rape, intimidating a witness, and terrorist threats. Read story.

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Drug-Selling Butcher Sentenced to Jail

Isidro Vasquez admitted to doling out dope during school hours. Read story.

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Robert Ibarra Sentenced to Life in Prison Without Parole

He was convicted last year of stabbing Elias Silva to death in 2004. Read story.

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Police Arrest Three Suspected Graffiti Vandals

They were caught with paint on their hands near the damaged property. Read story.

Monday, July 23, 2012

'Death Warrant' Stabber Arrested and Linked to Santa Barbara Attacks

Courtney Anthony Robinson, 37, is booked in a Los Angeles detention center, and his bail is set at $500,000. Read story.

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Santa Barbara Man 'Person of Interest' in Los Angeles 'Death Warrant' Stabbings

Police want to interview David Ben Keyes aka Courtney Anthony Robinson. Read story.

Friday, July 20, 2012
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