ARCADIA: Four armed men robbed the Foothills...
ARCADIA: Four armed men robbed the Foothills Teachers Credit Union in the 100 block of East Duarte Road about 12:30 p.m. Friday, police said. No one was injured and authorities said they did not know how much cash was taken. The men, who wore ski masks and gloves, are still at large.
AZUSA: A convenience store owner was found shot to death inside his market Monday morning. The man, Sung Moon Jung, 64, of Azusa, was found about 9:30 a.m. at the Quick Buy in the 800 block of North Azusa Avenue, sheriff’s deputies said. No further information was released. .
IRWINDALE: A 45-year-old Covina woman died and her husband and daughter were injured Monday night when their minivan was hit head-on by another van driven by a woman who police allege was under the influence of alcohol. Esmerelda Gonzalez died after the Ford Aerostar driven by her husband, Stephen, was hit by a Plymouth Voyager driven by Estella Colmenero, 35, of Covina. Colmenero is in critical condition at Queen of the Valley Hospital. Stephen Gonzalez, 45, was treated at the scene and released. The Gonzalezes’ 14-year-old daughter was airlifted to Los Angeles County-USC Medical Center with head and neck injuries. Witnesses said Colmenero was driving on the wrong side of the road and was weaving just before the 6:45 p.m. accident on Los Angeles Street. Police said multiple charges are pending against Colmenero.
LA PUENTE: Sheriff’s deputies are searching for a 22-year-old man suspected in the shooting death of a minimarket clerk. Jason James Stathum is wanted in connection with the Nov. 30 shooting of Muther Farah Gharib, 26, who was shot while working at the AM/PM Minimarket in the 700 block of Hacienda Boulevard, sheriff’s deputies said. Gharib died Jan. 2 from a gunshot wound to his neck. Detectives have obtained a warrant accusing Stathum of Gharib’s murder, alleging that Stathum shot Gharib without provocation and stole $100. Stathum is considered armed and dangerous. Anyone with information on his whereabouts is asked to call Detective Ruben Bejarano at (213) 890-5500.
PASADENA: Sheriff’s deputies found $60,000 worth of crystal methamphetamine, several handguns, a shotgun, a rifle, two alligators, three boa constrictors and two rattlesnakes at a home Thursday night. Acting on a tip from a confidential informant, sheriff’s deputies served a search warrant at a home in the 1000 block of Peppermill Road. Resident Tammie Lawson, 38, was not home when deputies served the warrant and remains at large. Deputies said the reptiles were turned over to the Department of Fish and Game.
POMONA: The body of a 21-year-old Pomona man was found in a trash dumpster in a commercial area Monday morning. Jose Sandoval was discovered in the trash bin in the 2600 block of Pomona Boulevard at 8:10 a.m. by an employee of a nearby business, police said. Police do not know how long Sandoval’s body had been in the trash bin and are waiting for results of a coroner’s autopsy to determine the cause of death. Anyone with information on circumstances surrounding Sandoval’s death is asked to call Pomona Police at (909) 620-2095 or (909) 620-2156.