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  • Missing 1998 National League Championship ring mysteriously returned to sheriff's station

    Missing 1998 National League Championship ring mysteriously returned to sheriff's station

    The large gold ring left at the front counter of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's station in Lakewood early Sunday was one of a kind. The Major League Baseball National Championship ring belonged to just one person: a member of the 1998 San Diego Padres. On Tuesday, sheriff's investigators returned...

  • Man found dead in Lakewood riverbed had mental capacity of child, family says

    Man found dead in Lakewood riverbed had mental capacity of child, family says

    A 24-year-old Norwalk man who was found shot to death in the San Gabriel River bed had the mental capacity of a child, his family said. Duke Herrera was discovered dead with a single gunshot wound to his upper torso just after 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the bottom of an embankment in the riverbed along...

  • Family of Lakewood man killed by sheriff's deputies releases video of shooting

    Family of Lakewood man killed by sheriff's deputies releases video of shooting

    In the chaotic last moments of John Berry's life, Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies attempted to pull him from his car and stunned him with a Taser as a woman screamed at them to stop. Then came the gunfire that sprayed the windshield of his BMW. Minutes later, the 31-year-old was pronounced...

  • Newborn baby girl found abandoned near Lakewood Center mall

    Newborn baby girl found abandoned near Lakewood Center mall

    An abandoned newborn baby girl was discovered by a passerby early Sunday not far from the Lakewood Center mall, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said. The baby appeared to be only a few hours old when the passerby found the infant about 6 a.m. The infant was making noises after being...

  • Wienerschnitzel burglary, steakhouse carjacking and a wild pursuit

    Wienerschnitzel burglary, steakhouse carjacking and a wild pursuit

    What do you get when you mix a burglary at a Wienerschnitzel and a carjacking at a steakhouse? Thursday morning's bizarre caper, which included, between restaurants, a high-speed pursuit with L.A. County sheriff's deputies in East Los Angeles. It all began about 1:40 a.m. when a deputy saw a man...

  • Man killed with wooden stool after choking homeowner's stepdaughter

    Man killed with wooden stool after choking homeowner's stepdaughter

    Los Angeles County sheriff’s homicide detectives are considering whether to arrest a man who killed his friend with a wooden stool after he had an “inappropriate” relationship with the man’s stepdaughter and tried to kill her when confronted about it. The drama unfolded in the middle of the night...

  • Lakewood deputy beaten in mall attack 'making progress'
    Lakewood deputy beaten in mall attack 'making progress'

    A sheriff's deputy hospitalized after being kicked in the head during a run-in with a man at the Lakewood Center mall says he is making progress even though he was told he may not walk again.

    In a letter dictated to his wife, Nicole, Deputy Brandon Love said "on day one of the incident, I was told...

  • Deputy still in critical condition after assault at Lakewood mall
    Deputy still in critical condition after assault at Lakewood mall

    A Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputy remained in critical condition Sunday morning after being assaulted by a domestic-disturbance suspect at a Lakewood shopping mall Friday night.

    The deputy, who was not named, is in critical but stable condition, according to the Sheriff’s Department.

    The alleged...

  • Deputy in critical condition after assault at Lakewood mall
    Deputy in critical condition after assault at Lakewood mall

    A Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputy was in critical condition after being assaulted by a domestic disturbance suspect at a Lakewood shopping mall Friday night, authorities said.

    The alleged assailant, Frankie Estrada, 21, was booked on suspicion of attempted murder of a peace officer, according...

  • Daughter arrested in fatal hammer-and-knife attack on mother
    Daughter arrested in fatal hammer-and-knife attack on mother

    A woman who confessed to killing her mother with a hammer and knife in her Lakewood apartment has been arrested, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department.

    Angie Diamond, 32, told homicide detectives she killed her mother, Margaret Rion, 57, after a verbal dispute, according to a...

  • Woman found dead in Lakewood apartment near popular diner is ID'd
    Woman found dead in Lakewood apartment near popular diner is ID'd

    A woman who was killed and found dead in a Lakewood apartment has been identified.

    Margaret Mae Rion, 57, was found dead inside a two-story apartment building nestled behind the Heritage Family Pantry, a popular local diner, near Paramount Boulevard and Carson Street.

    Deputies had gone to the apartment...

  • Woman found dead in Lakewood apartment; detectives investigating
    Woman found dead in Lakewood apartment; detectives investigating

    Detectives late Tuesday were investigating the death of a woman whose body was found in an apartment in a normally quiet residential neighborhood in Lakewood.

    The incident was reported around 6:30 p.m. in the 4100 block of Maybank Avenue, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department said.

    Detectives...

  • Deputies search for man who injured 3 in shooting at Lakewood mall
    Deputies search for man who injured 3 in shooting at Lakewood mall

    The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department is continuing its investigation into a shooting in the Lakewood Center mall parking lot that left three people -- at least two of them bystanders -- injured. 

    The incident was reported around 8:50 p.m. Tuesday at 4909 Lakewood Blvd., according to a statement...

  • Charges filed against man who allegedly punched gas station clerk
    Charges filed against man who allegedly punched gas station clerk

    A man who allegedly punched a gas station clerk last month in Lakewood in a dispute over 41 cents was charged Friday with felony assault and mayhem. 

    Kendrick Ruth, 35, allegedly punched the female clerk at a Chevron gas station in the 4900 block of Lakewood Boulevard on Sept. 7.

    The clerk allegedly...

  • Man arrested for allegedly punching gas station clerk over 41 cents
    Man arrested for allegedly punching gas station clerk over 41 cents

    Authorities have arrested a man who they say punched a Long Beach gas station clerk in the face in a dispute over 41 cents.

    Kendrick Ruth, 35, allegedly punched the clerk at a Chevron gas station in the 4900 block of Lakewood Boulevard on Sept. 7 after he was told the price of a Swisher Sweets...

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