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    • Have you seen this guy? Man with foul body odor sought in attempted kidnapping

      Have you seen this guy? Man with foul body odor sought in attempted kidnapping

      Authorities are asking for the public’s help in identifying a man with foul body odor who attempted to kidnap a woman at knifepoint as she placed items in her vehicle in a Norwalk neighborhood. The 26-year-old woman was attacked from behind about 9:20 a.m. on Feb. 25 in the parking lot of her apartment...

    • Two men found shot to death in Norwalk home

      Two men found shot to death in Norwalk home

      Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department detectives were investigating the shooting deaths of two men in Norwalk early Wednesday. The men’s bodies were discovered after a shooting was reported in the 12300 block of Gettysburg Drive about 9 p.m. Tuesday, according to KTLA -TV. The sheriff's department...

    • Party bus driver surrenders, accused of dragging pedestrian 200 feet

      Party bus driver surrenders, accused of dragging pedestrian 200 feet

      The driver of a party bus that struck a pedestrian and dragged him more than 200 feet surrendered to officials early Tuesday morning, authorities said. Tommy Anthony Gutierrez, 37, of City Terrace surrendered about 9 a.m. to detectives at the Los Angeles County sheriff’s station in Norwalk, a day...

    • Man shot, killed in Norwalk

      Man shot, killed in Norwalk

      Homicide detectives with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department were investigating the fatal shooting Monday of a man in Norwalk. The man was shot about 3:45 p.m. in the 12700 block of Rexton Street, the Sheriff’s Department said in a statement. The victim was taken to a nearby hospital where...

    • Ex-pastor gets 6 years for sexually assaulting woman during prayer

      Ex-pastor gets 6 years for sexually assaulting woman during prayer

      A former Norwalk pastor was sentenced Thursday to six years in prison for sexually assaulting a female congregant while praying for her during a counseling session, prosecutors said. Jorge Castro, 55, was sentenced after pleading no contest to one felony count of sexual penetration by foreign object....

    • Woman killed early Saturday by hit-and-run driver in Norwalk

      A 36-year-old woman was struck and killed by a hit-and-run driver early Saturday in Norwalk, authorities said. Belen Nieves of Norwalk was walking away from a party about 12:50 a.m. when she was struck by a white Chevrolet Impala near the intersection of Hopland Street and Elaine Avenue, said Lt....

    • Norwalk 'spiritual healer' convicted of sexually assaulting client

      A Victorville man who identified himself as a "spiritual healer" was convicted of sexual assault Tuesday.

      Jose Romulo Felix, 42, pleaded no contest to rape and sexual battery by fraud in Los Angeles County Superior Court in Norwalk. 

      Felix had advertised in Spanish newspapers that he was a "spiritual...

    • Two men charged with attempted murder in hours-long Norwalk standoff
      Two men charged with attempted murder in hours-long Norwalk standoff

      Two men involved in Tuesday's standoff with law enforcement in a Norwalk mobile home park were charged with attempted murder Thursday.

      Jason Devore, 37, of La Habra and George Contreras, 19, of Los Angeles were arrested Tuesday night, hours after Devore, allegedly armed with a rifle and wearing...

    • Suspect arrested after hours-long Norwalk standoff
      Suspect arrested after hours-long Norwalk standoff

      A tense, hours-long standoff between an armed man and law enforcement authorities at a Norwalk mobile home park ended with the arrest of the suspect late Tuesday.

      Television news footage showed tear gas enveloping the home before the 38-year-old man was taken into custody after walking out of the...

    • 30 Norwalk homes evacuated in standoff between armed man, police
      30 Norwalk homes evacuated in standoff between armed man, police

      About 30 homes were evacuated in Norwalk on Tuesday evening after a man armed with a rifle and wearing a bullet-proof vest barricaded himself inside a residence at a mobile home park.

      The 38-year-old suspect is on federal probation for bank robbery and pointed the weapon at law enforcement authorities...

    • Norwalk man killed in suspected gang-related shooting
      Norwalk man killed in suspected gang-related shooting

      Sheriff's homicide detectives are investigating a shooting in Norwalk that left one man dead early Sunday morning, authorities said.

      Deputies responded to multiple calls of gunshots about 1:40 a.m. Sunday in the 12000 block of Lowemont Street, said Lt. Jason Skeen of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's...

    • Two homicides this morning: Norwalk stabbing, Sun Valley shooting
      Two homicides this morning: Norwalk stabbing, Sun Valley shooting

      Homicide detectives were called to the scene of two deaths Tuesday morning, one involving a stabbing in Norwalk, the other a shooting in Sun Valley, police said.

      In Norwalk, a man was found with stab wounds at about 6:50 a.m. at the intersection of Studebaker Road and Ferina Street. He was taken...

    • Man arrested in child pornography case had 'trophy room,' cops say
      Man arrested in child pornography case had 'trophy room,' cops say

      A man who was arrested on child pornography charges in Norwalk last week allegedly had a "trophy room" packed with toys, clothes and books for young girls, authorities said.

      Manuel Montes, 43, was taken into custody Thursday. During the investigation leading to his arrest, authorities said they...

    • Man standing at Norwalk bus stop is shot dead
      Man standing at Norwalk bus stop is shot dead

      A man who was standing at a bus stop in Norwalk was shot and killed early Sunday evening, authorities said.

      The 41-year-old man was standing at the stop in the 13200 block of Rosecrans Avenue near the border with Santa Fe Springs when a white van pulled up just past him and parked about 6:18 p.m.,...

    • Man accused of beating 2-year-old boy
      Man accused of beating 2-year-old boy

      A 23-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of beating a 2-year-old boy who was in extremely critical condition at a Long Beach hospital, law enforcement officials said Tuesday night.

      The child was discovered Saturday afternoon by deputies and paramedics who responded to a "baby not breathing"...

    • Man found shot to death in driver's seat of car in Norwalk
      Man found shot to death in driver's seat of car in Norwalk

      A man was found shot to death Sunday night in the driver's seat of a car in Norwalk, authorities said.

      Investigation into the incident began when people flagged down officers near the 12500 block of Rosecrans Avenue about 11 p.m. and said they heard shots being fired in the area, according to a...

    • Norwalk murder convictions overturned on Miranda rights violation

      SAN FRANCISCO -- A federal appeals court on Tuesday overturned a Norwalk man’s first-degree murder convictions for killing his estranged wife and an off-duty Los Angeles sheriff’s deputy because detectives failed to properly advise him of his legal rights before he confessed.

      Reuben Kenneth Lujan...

    • 'Healing hands' pastor may have many more victims, police say
      'Healing hands' pastor may have many more victims, police say

      An associate pastor at a church in Norwalk arrested on suspicion of sexually assaulting 20 female parishioners may have many more victims who've yet to be identified, authorities said Thursday.

      Jorge Juan Castro, 53, was arrested Friday on allegations that during his eight years as associate pastor...

    • Teen guilty of murder in slayings of girlfriend's parents

      A teenager accused of killing his girlfriend's parents and then driving to stores for party supplies with one of the dead victims in the back of his vehicle was convicted Wednesday of murder.

      Giovanni Gallardo, 18, gave sheriff's detectives a detailed confession in which he said he strangled his...

    • Teen charged with double murder is mentally retarded, jury hears

      A teenager charged with murdering his girlfriend's mother and stepfather at their Compton mobile home has an "extremely low" IQ that is consistent with being mentally retarded, an expert testified Tuesday.

      Giovanni Gallardo, now 18, had an IQ of 57 when he was evaluated after the killings, placing...

    • Trial postponed for teen accused of killing girlfriend's parents

      A judge on Friday postponed opening statements in the murder trial of a teenager charged with killing his girlfriend's mother and stepfather, whose bodies were discovered buried in separate shallow graves.

      Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Ricardo R. Ocampo told the Compton jury to return...

    • Teens shopped for party items with dead body in Jeep, girl says

      A 16-year-old girl charged with murdering her mother and stepfather testified Tuesday that she and her teenage boyfriend drove to buy food and party supplies with her dead mother's body in the back of their vehicle.

      Cynthia Alvarez told jurors in Compton that she and Giovanni Gallardo bought glow...

    • Teen charged with double murder was abuse victim, defense says

      A teenage girl charged with murdering her mother and stepfather suffered years of sexual, physical and emotional abuse at the hands of the couple, a defense attorney told a Compton jury on Tuesday.

      Cynthia Alvarez, then 15, took no part in the October 2011 killings other than to strike her stepfather...

    • Teen admitted killing her mother and stepfather, prosecutor says

      A 15-year-old girl told Los Angeles County sheriff's detectives that she killed her mother and stepfather, whose bodies were later found in shallow graves, a prosecutor told a Compton jury on Tuesday.

      Cynthia Alvarez, now 16, used a baseball bat to help kill her stepfather and confessed to the...

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