Good Samaritans come to officer’s aid
SOUTH SAN FERNANDO DISTRICT -- Police are expressing their thanks
to two people who helped an officer wrestling with a forgery suspect.
Officers were called to the PC Club, 699 N. Victory Blvd.,
Wednesday afternoon when a 32-year-old Encino man tried to use a
stolen credit card to buy computer equipment, Sgt. Bruce Speirs said.
Two officers approached the man outside the store, and when they
tried to handcuff him, the suspect pushed them and ran away, Speirs
said. One of the officers fell, dislocating his shoulder. The other
officer chased the man to a nearby parking lot, where a scuffle
ensued. Two passersby, whose names were not released by police,
stopped and helped the officer restrain the suspect until additional
“Two citizens went way beyond the call of duty and we are very,
very proud of them,” Speirs said, adding that the department plans to
nominate the good Samaritans for recognition awards.
Sherman appointed to terrorism subcommittee
BURBANK -- Rep. Brad Sherman (D-Burbank) was appointed Tuesday as
the top Democrat on the new Subcommittee on International Terrorism,
Nonproliferation and Human Rights.
The subcommittee was created to oversee international security
concerns and will receive information from the intelligence
community, the State Department and Defense Department about the
United States’ efforts to combat global terrorism. It also helps
oversee policy on the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction.