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April 19, 2019


Curious How Marijuana Can Effect the Weather Here in Sunny SoCal?


$10K Reward Offered for Information Leading to Man Suspected of Bellflower Murder   

Marco Anthony Garay, 30, of Hesperia, is suspected of shooting Oscar Ruiz of Lynwood several times outside a home on the 17100 block of Downey Avenue at around 12:35 a.m. Jan. 20th.


California Congresswoman Initiates Bill in Support of 911 Dispatchers- 911SAVES

Congresswoman Norma Torres says that, if passed, the move to re-classify emergency call takers will promote better training, funding, support, etc.


Missing 15-Year-Old Girl Believed to be With Her Parents, Both of Whom are Suspected of Murder

Detectives from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s Homicide Bureau are seeking the public’s help in locating Alora Benitez, a 15-year-old female Hispanic teen. She was last seen with her mother and an adult man who are homicide suspects.


East Pasadena Homeowner Warned Intruder of Gun Before Shooting Him

It started with a call for a burglary at one home, where a woman was alone. The suspect fled that house and then broke into another home in the area, investigators say. In that second house, the homeowner warned the burglar he had a gun and when the suspect did not flee, the homeowner shot him. 


New Program Teams LASD Mental Evaluation Team Deputies with VA Officers While Responding to Mentally Distressed Vets

The program represents a new approach to dealing with veterans in crisis. Against the backdrop and heartache of their persistently high suicide rates, authorities are touting the Los Angeles County program as a breakthrough in policing that could save lives.

Sheriff Swearing In