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  • Former 'Power Rangers' actor charged with stabbing roommate to death with sword

    Former 'Power Rangers' actor charged with stabbing roommate to death with sword

    A Palmdale actor who portrayed one of the "Power Rangers" in the children's television show was charged with murder Thursday in the fatal stabbing of his roommate, prosecutors said. Ricardo Medina, 36, will appear in court next week to answer charges that he killed his roommate, Josh Sutter, with...

  • Sheriff's Department employee accused of sneaking drugs into jail

    Sheriff's Department employee accused of sneaking drugs into jail

    A civilian employee of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department was arrested on suspicion of sneaking drugs into the Pitchess Detention Center, authorities said Tuesday. Juan Ortiz, 55, a laundry supervisor at the Castaic jail complex, was apprehended early Tuesday after an investigation was...

  • No ID on burned body near Castaic Lake; search on for missing man

    No ID on burned body near Castaic Lake; search on for missing man

    The Los Angeles County coroner completed the autopsy on the burned body found in Castaic Lake but would not disclose the report Tuesday. Coroner Ed Winter said that the results were put on security hold pending authorization by the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department.  The autopsy was completed...

  • Valencia man who duct-taped cat's paws is sentenced to a year in L.A. County jail

    A Valencia man convicted of duct-taping a cat’s paws together was sentenced Wednesday to a year in county jail, according to the L.A. County district attorney. In addition, Tyler Scott Vest, 23, was sentenced to three years of formal probation and ordered to complete 24 hours of animal cruelty...

  • Inmate dies in L.A. County lockup in Castaic

    A Los Angeles County Jail inmate died early Sunday, shortly after fellow inmates reported that he was having a seizure. Inmates at the North County Correctional Facility in Castaic told deputies about 7 a.m. that a man in their dorm was having a seizure, said Deputy Guillermina Saldaña of the L.A....

  • Golden Valley basketball player arrested after allegedly attacking student in stands

    A Golden Valley basketball player was arrested Tuesday night after going into the stands at West Ranch at the conclusion of a Foothill League basketball game and allegedly attacking a West Ranch student, according to Lt. Derek Sabatini of the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff's Department. Sabatini...

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