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March 15, 2019


Male Arrested, Mother of Victim Awaiting Charges in Case of 9 Year-Old Child Murder Investigation


Sheriff Villanueva Addresses the Attack on New Zealand, Conveys a Message to the Residents of Los Angeles County

LA County Sheriff Villanueva address the New Zealand attack, assures residents of Los Angeles County that our Department is operating at a heightened state of awareness with a formidable police presence. 


$70 Million Worth of Upgrades and Brand New Features Approved for Magic Johnson Park in South LA

LA County Sheriff’s Department has several parks that are patrolled by our Parks Bureau deputies, one being Magic Johnson Park in South LA. On March 9, 2019, a groundbreaking event commemorated the kick off a $70-million renovation of the located in the County of Los Angeles, at 905 East El Segundo Blvd., L.A.


LASD Homicide Detectives Looking for Information on Suspects Involved in Fatal Shooting at Compton Birthday Party 

A 28-year-old woman was shot and killed at her home in Compton early Sunday morning after a group of uninvited males crashed a birthday party that the victim was hosting for a relative.


LA County Sheriff's Detectives Looking for Possible Additional Victims of Sexual Abuse by Diamond Bar Church Volunteer

A church volunteer in Diamond Bar was arrested after a teen member of the congregation said the man had sex with her and gave her pornography. Chin Lee Chook, 55, was taken into custody following a two-week investigation into the underage girl’s allegations, and detectives believe he could have additional victims.


Sheriff Villanueva Visits Cal State Long Beach Students Who Are Interested in Pursuing a Degree in Criminal Justice

The sheriff spoke to students interested in law enforcement as part of a program through WestCal Academy which helps give students hands-on experience in different fields through internships and other programs.

Sheriff Swearing In