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    • California homeless man accused of collecting submachine guns, silencers and handguns

      California homeless man accused of collecting submachine guns, silencers and handguns

      Richard Cunningham was homeless. But he wasn’t gun-less, police allege. Deputies found a cache of weapons at his Harbor City encampment, including: two fully operational submachine guns, four handguns, two makeshift silencers and numerous rounds of ammunition, according to Det. Mark Pope of the...

    • Homeless man is accused of collecting submachine guns, silencers and handguns

      Homeless man is accused of collecting submachine guns, silencers and handguns

      Richard Cunningham was homeless. But he wasn’t gun-less, police allege. Deputies found a cache of weapons at his Harbor City encampment, including: two fully operational submachine guns, four handguns, two makeshift silencers and numerous rounds of ammunition, according to Det. Mark Pope of the...

    • Funeral services set for LAPD officer killed in Harbor City crash

      Funeral services set for LAPD officer killed in Harbor City crash

      For the third time in two months, funeral services for a Los Angeles police officer will be held at a downtown L.A. cathedral.  The public funeral Mass for Officer Roberto Sanchez -- a six-year department veteran killed May 3 when an SUV struck his police cruiser in Harbor City -- will begin at...

    • Fatal crash was no accident, LAPD investigators say

      Fatal crash was no accident, LAPD investigators say

      It was 3:45 a.m. Saturday and two LAPD officers were in pursuit of a Camaro speeding down Anaheim Street in Harbor City. This chase wasn't broadcast live on TV, but it was recorded by an LAPD camera inside the patrol car as well as by surveillance cameras at businesses along the avenue. At one...

    • SUV driver didn't brake before killing LAPD officer, sources say

      SUV driver didn't brake before killing LAPD officer, sources say

      It was 3:45 a.m. Saturday and two LAPD officers were in pursuit of a Camaro speeding down Anaheim Street in Harbor City. The chase wasn't broadcast live on TV, but it was recorded by an LAPD camera mounted inside the patrol car as well as by surveillance cameras at businesses along the avenue. ...

    • LAPD Chief Beck: Driver 'intentionally' used SUV to ram, kill officer

      LAPD Chief Beck: Driver 'intentionally' used SUV to ram, kill officer

      Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck on Thursday said a 20-year-old man "intentionally committed homicide" when he rammed his SUV into a squad car, killing one officer and injuring another. Appearing with Los Angeles County Dist. Atty. Jackie Lacey at a news conference, Beck said Mynor Varela...

    • Suspect in fatal LAPD crash charged with murder
      Suspect in fatal LAPD crash charged with murder

      Investigators believe the man who is accused in a weekend hit-and-run crash that killed a Los Angeles police officer and injured another knew the driver of the vehicle that police were trailing when the collision occurred, sources told The Times.

      Mynor Varela, 20, is believed to have been intentionally...

    • Driver pleads not guilty to killing cop in hit-and-run
      Driver pleads not guilty to killing cop in hit-and-run

      The 20-year-old man charged with murder in connection with a hit-and-run crash that killed a Los Angeles police officer and injured another pleaded not guilty in his first court appearance Wednesday.

      Mynor Enrique Varela, 20, of Harbor City, entered the Long Beach courtroom in a wheelchair, apparently...

    • Suspect arrested in hit-and-run death of LAPD officer
      Suspect arrested in hit-and-run death of LAPD officer

      A man driving a vehicle that crashed into a Los Angeles police cruiser, killing a veteran officer and seriously injuring another, has been arrested on suspicion of murder, officials said

      Officer Roberto Sanchez, 32, was killed in a weekend collision that occurred as the officers were making a U-turn...

    • 'Person of interest' detained in fatal LAPD crash; no arrest yet
      'Person of interest' detained in fatal LAPD crash; no arrest yet

      A person detained after a weekend crash that killed a Los Angeles police officer remained in custody Monday but has not been arrested, officials said.

      The "person of interest" has been linked to an SUV that struck an LAPD squad car; he was detained about a mile from Saturday’s crash, which occurred...

    • Third on-duty LAPD officer killed when patrol car is hit by SUV
      Third on-duty LAPD officer killed when patrol car is hit by SUV

      A Los Angeles police officer was killed and another seriously injured in a hit-and-run collision in the Harbor City area early Saturday, the third deadly crash involving an LAPD officer in two months.

      The officers were making a U-turn to follow a car moving at high speed when they were broadsided...

    • Condolences are sent for LAPD officer killed in collision
      Condolences are sent for LAPD officer killed in collision

      Condolences poured in Saturday for Los Angeles Police Department officer Roberto Sanchez as questions lingered about the early-morning automobile collision that killed the 32-year-old policeman and critically injured his patrol partner.

      "Once again our hearts are broken," Los Angeles Police Protective...

    • As LAPD mourns officer's death in collision, key questions arise
      As LAPD mourns officer's death in collision, key questions arise

      Los Angeles police investigators were working Saturday morning to unravel the details of an early morning hit-and-run collision that killed one officer and left another in critical condition.

      Speaking at a morning news conference, LAPD Chief Charlie Beck said that the investigation into the Harbor...

    • LAPD officer killed in crash, 2nd officer seriously hurt
      LAPD officer killed in crash, 2nd officer seriously hurt

      One Los Angeles police officer died and another was hurt in a hit-and-run collision in Harbor City on Saturday morning.

      It marks the third death of an LAPD officer in as many months. In March, an officer was killed in a crash involving a truck in Beverly Hills. In April, an LAPD motorcycle officer...

    • One dies after group of men shot at in Harbor City parking lot
      One dies after group of men shot at in Harbor City parking lot

      A 21-year-old man was killed and another critically wounded after three men were fired upon Wednesday at close range in a Harbor City parking lot.

      Shailo Leafa of Torrance died at the hospital after he was struck at least once, said Los Angeles police Lt. Eric Holyfield. Another man who was also...

    • Kidnapping suspect with 'Drug Cartel' face tattoo sought
      Kidnapping suspect with 'Drug Cartel' face tattoo sought

      Authorities are seeking the public’s help to locate a parolee with mental health problems suspected of kidnapping his two children Wednesday night.

      Charles Baines, 36, has a shaved head and the words “Drug Cartel” tattooed on his left cheek, according to the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department. Baines...

    • Man shot by police was wearing mask, took menacing stance, LAPD says
      Man shot by police was wearing mask, took menacing stance, LAPD says

      A man shot and wounded by police officers in Harbor City on Wednesday night was wearing a mask and suspected of preparing to commit a robbery, the Los Angeles Police Department said.

      Around 6:40 p.m., plainclothes officers saw a man in a ski mask they believed was preparing to commit a crime near...

    • Man wounded in shooting with LAPD in Harbor City
      Man wounded in shooting with LAPD in Harbor City

      A possible robbery suspect was was wounded Wednesday evening by Los Angeles police.

      The man was shot in the hand around 6:30 p.m. near East Pacific Coast Highway and Belle Porte Avenue in Harbor City, the Los Angeles Police Department said.

      The man was taken into custody at the scene.

      The circumstances...

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