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    • 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....

    • Castaic father of 2 accused of killing his 26-year-old wife

      Castaic father of 2 accused of killing his 26-year-old wife

      A Castaic man has been arrested on suspicion of killing his 26-year-old wife, authorities said Monday. Robert Danielson was arrested Saturday, hours after Nicole Danielson was found dead at their home in the 36000 block of Paradise Ranch Road, Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Deputy Juanita Navarro-Suarez...

    • The story behind the police chase of a paraglider above L.A. County jail

      The story behind the police chase of a paraglider above L.A. County jail

      A paraglider who prompted a midair chase near an L.A. County detention center told authorities his flight path was a fluke. The 67-year-old Northridge man apologized repeatedly for the mistake and said he was flying his powered paraglider in the area when winds blew him near the Pitchess Detention...

    • Woman barricaded in Castaic mobile home taken into custody

      Woman barricaded in Castaic mobile home taken into custody

      A woman was peacefully taken into custody hours after barricading herself inside her Castaic mobile home Wednesday, authorities said.  The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department said the 44-year-old woman kidnapped a construction worker from a roadside construction site around 10 a.m. by forcing...

    • Man charged with possessing large cache of stolen weapons

      Man charged with possessing large cache of stolen weapons

      A 37-year-old Simi Valley man was arrested Thursday and charged with impersonating a police officer and possessing a stolen cache of weapons including assault rifles, grenades and large amounts of ammunition. Jeffrey Edmonds identified himself as a Los Angeles Police Department captain and had...

    • Father's vehicle burglarized while searching for missing son

      Father's vehicle burglarized while searching for missing son

      The father of missing 19-year-old Bryce Laspisa had his vehicle burglarized while he was searching for his son near Castaic, authorities said Tuesday night. Two men were allegedly seen breaking into the vehicle and loading items into their pickup around 1 p.m. by an off-duty Los Angeles Police...

    • 'Death imminent' for 8-year-old boy found in washing machine

      An 8-year-old boy who was found last week in a washing machine filled with water is on life support with "death imminent," officials said Monday.

      The Castaic boy's condition was pronounced Sunday at the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department. 

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    • Castaic man accused of using homemade spear to kill dog and cat
      Castaic man accused of using homemade spear to kill dog and cat

      Authorities said a Castaic man has been arrested for allegedly using a homemade spear to kill his family's cat and dog, which he later set on fire.

      Jared Foster, 23, is accused of fashioning the spear by taping a large kitchen knife to a broomstick. He used the spear, and possibly an arrow, to...

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