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Gay Vlogger Calum McSwiggan Arrested for Vandalism, L.A. Sheriffs Dispute Claim of Attack

yesterdayLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

Towleroad has confirmed that gay vlogger Calum McSwiggan was arrested in West Hollywood early Monday morning by Los Angeles County Sheriffs for vandalism. In a press release issued Tuesday, the L.A. County Sheriffs Department (LACSD) also said they h… Read The post Gay Vlogger Calum McSwiggan Arrested for Vandalism, L.A. Show More Summary

Man charged with attempted murder of 10 Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies

An ex-convict has been charged with trying to kill 10 Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies at a DUI checkpoint last week and then taking a man hostage in a standoff in Bellflower, prosecutors announced Tuesday. Juan Manuel Martinez, 39, of Burbank, faces more than a dozen felony counts, including...

Former L.A. undersheriff gets five years after corruption conviction

2 days agoNews : The Raw Story

The former second-in-command of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department was sentenced to five years in federal prison on Monday for his role in trying to thwart an FBI probe of corruption and abuse in the country’s largest county jail system. Paul Tanaka, 57, who retired as...

Gunman takes hostages in Palmdale home, shoots himself

An armed man who held six to seven people hostage in a Palmdale home is in critical condition after shooting himself, authorities said. The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s Special Weapons Team, along with other units, responded to a call of a barricaded suspect about 12:25 p.m. Saturday in...

2 deputies injured in Bellflower shooting

Two Los Angeles County Sheriff's deputies were injured Thursday night in a shooting in Bellflower.  The shooting took place in the 9000 block of Oak Street about 10:50 p.m., according to sheriff's department. Two deputies were taken to hospitals. Their conditions weren't disclosed, and more information...

Calif. Police Hunting for This Bikini-Clad Woman

"An individual wanted for questioning" is how a Los Angeles County Sheriff's Office press release describes her. But the "unusual outfit" that a petite woman in her late 30s wore while possibly carrying out crimes near Santa Clarita Valley is what's grabbing everyone's attention, KTLA reports. The person of interest...

Man held on suspicion of brandishing a toy gun at a U.S. Marine Corps recruitment center

Los Angeles County Sheriff’s deputies in Lancaster arrested a man accused of walking into a U.S. Marine Corps recruitment center and threatening people with a toy gun Tuesday morning. The man had walked in and out of the center in the 44500 block of Valley Central Way several times before staff...

Ex-L.A. County Sheriff Lee Baca has Alzheimer's disease, but he still faces a 6-month prison term

Federal prosecutors said in court papers that former Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca was in the early stages Alzheimer's disease. In February, Baca pleaded guilty to lying to federal investigators as part of a sweeping probe of corruption in the L.A. County jail system. Baca admitted that he...

Jesus Alfredo Duran, 31

Jesus Alfredo Duran, a 31-year-old Latino, was shot and killed by a Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department deputy Saturday, June 11, in the 5200 block of Corona Avenue in Maywood, according to sheriff's investigators.  Duran, a veteran of the U.S. Show More Summary

Woman carries toddler into burning SUV, both are killed

Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department investigators are trying to learn the identity of a woman who placed a toddler in a burning SUV and then entered the vehicle herself before both were burned to death in Willowbrook on Thursday night. Witnesses reported seeing the woman and child standing...

Ex-L.A. County sheriff's deputy at center of jail scandal is given six months in prison

A former Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputy at the center of the jail scandal that rocked the department and led to the conviction of 21 agency officials, including the former sheriff, was sentenced Monday to six months in federal prison. Gilbert Michel was the first to be charged in the wide-ranging...

Spate of shootings in L.A. County leaves at least six dead and more wounded

A spate of shootings that rang out across Los Angeles County in less than 24 hours left at least six people dead and at least two others seriously injured, authorities said Saturday.   The surge in violence kept sheriff’s detective busy from Carson to the San Gabriel Valley until early Saturday,...

Kardashians' West Hollywood Dash store hit by would-be arsonist

Someone tried to burn down the Kardashians’ clothing store in West Hollywood on Monday night, Los Angeles County sheriff’s official said. At about 11:20 p.m., a passerby called 911 and reported seeing a man throw a “lit object” through the front door window of the Dash store in the 8400 block of...

Several Massive Sharks Close California Beach One Week After Attack

3 weeks agoNews : Huffington Post

Beachgoers were called out of the water near Los Angeles on Sunday after at least three sharks, estimated to be between 10 and 12 feet long, were seen roaming offshore, authorities said. An Orange County Sheriff's Department helicopter first spotted the sharks off Sunset Beach around 2 p.m. Show More Summary

Investigation launched into drug accusations against 'The Biggest Loser'

Accusations about drug use lobbed against NBC’s long-running competitive weight loss series “The Biggest Loser” have spurred an investigation, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department announced this week. According to a statement from Sheriff’s Lt. James Royal, “In May, 2016, a journalist advised...

Off-duty L.A. County sheriff's deputy killed in fiery motorcycle crash

An off-duty Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputy was killed in a fiery motorcycle crash in Corona, authorities said Sunday. Deputy Philip Borja, 25, was pronounced dead at a Riverside hospital after the Friday afternoon crash that involved two cars and two motorcycles, according to the Corona Police...

Why Do Cops Lie? Because They Can

A federal jury needed little time last week to convict two Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies for beating an inmate with mental illness and filing false reports to cover up the assault. Convictions stemming from the scandalous abuse in the jails have become commonplace -- 21 current or former L.A. Show More Summary

Woman killed in West Hollywood apartment; suspect at large

A woman was found dead Thursday in a West Hollywood apartment, and detectives believe she was killed by a man who remains at large. Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies were called about 11:30 a.m. to the 8500 block of Holloway Drive, sheriff's Deputy Sara Rodriguez said. Deputies found a woman...

West Covina police officer shot in chest after approaching man on bike

A West Covina police officer was shot in the chest after he approached a man on a bicycle, the sheriff's department said.  The officer is expected to survive and was transported to a hospital, the Los Angeles County sheriff's department said in a statement. The suspect is still at large. The gunfight...

Deputy identified in Norwalk shooting that killed man in stolen car

The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department has identified Luke Liu as the deputy who fatally shot Francisco Garcia 26, at a Norwalk gas station on Feb. 24.  Liu has worked for the Sheriff's Department since June 2007 and is assigned...Show More Summary

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