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Newswatch June 28, 2021
Good Morning. Join Mission Division officers for a memorial bike ride honoring the 1-year anniversary of LAPD Officer Valentin Martinez's passing. There is a 20 mile and 40 mile route. The event will take place Saturday July 24th, 2021. The proceeds raised for this event will benefit Mission's youth groups and more importantly, an education fund for Officer Valentin Martinez's 5 month old twin boys. Click here for more information. _________________________________________________________________________________ Law Enforcement News LAPD Arrests Suspect In Boardwalk Murder Investigation The LAPD says a suspect in Friday's Boardwalk murder has been arrested. Pacific officers arrested 38-year-old Michael McClain, of Venice, who was booked for the murder of 49- year old Michael Hall. Both the victim and suspect were persons experiencing homelessness, according to police. LAPD officers were called to the encampment located in the area of Ocean Front Walk and Dudley Avenue at about 3:20 p.m. Friday. When officers arrived, they found Hall who had suffered blunt force trauma to his head. Venice Current Woman Fatally Shot In South Los Angeles Area; Suspect Sought A 48-year-old woman was fatally shot in the South Los Angeles area, and authorities Friday were looking for her killer. The shooting was reported about 10:45 p.m. Thursday in the 5700 block of Cimarron Street, according to the LAPD. Francoise Cardin of Los Angeles died at the scene, police said. According to the preliminary investigation, Cardin was outside a residence when a vehicle approached, and a male got out and shot her. No description was available of the suspect or vehicle. Man Shot, Killed On Pico-Union Street A man was shot and killed on a street in the Pico-Union neighborhood of Los Angeles early Monday morning. The shooting occurred at West 11th and Arapahoe streets a little before 4 a.m. Los Angeles police arrived to find the victim dead at the scene. The person’s identity was not confirmed. No suspect information was known. There was no word on a motive. CBS 2 86-Year-Old Woman Killed, Her Husband Injured After Pursuit Driver Crashes Into Crenshaw Home A police pursuit in Crenshaw ended with an SUV crashing into a house, killing an 86-year-old woman and injuring a man in their home early Saturday, authorities said. Los Angeles police officers from the Southeast Division were en route to the South Traffic Division around 1:20 a.m. when a driver rear-ended their patrol car near Hobart and Martin Luther King boulevards, the LAPD said in a news release. KTLA 5 South LA Teen Who Was Left For Dead Shares Story After Young Assailants Face Lesser Charges When 17-year-old Sean Michael Reynolds of South Los Angeles placed an ad on the mobile marketplace site "Offer Up," he thought it would be an easy way to make some extra cash for college. It turned out to be the worst decision of his life. On May 4, Reynolds met up with the person who responded to his ad. They agreed to meet outside of 92nd Street Elementary School in Watts. His mother said he’s been successful with selling items in the past, but this time was different. As soon as he arrived at the elementary school, two young assailants, ages 14 and 17 robbed Reynolds at gunpoint, left him bleeding on the street, then drove off in his car. FOX 11 Lakers’ Kentavious Caldwell-Pope Robbed At Gunpoint In $150,000 Heist Lakers guard Kentavious Caldwell-Pope and his friends were robbed at gunpoint in a $150,000 heist outside his Los Angeles home earlier this month, police sources told TMZ. Three unidentified men pulled up with guns drawn at about 4 a.m. on June 17 and forced Caldwell-Pope and his friends to hand over jewelry, including a Rolex, and an iPhone, among other items, according to the report. The 28-year-old Caldwell-Pope was not injured during the incident, which reportedly is under investigation by the Los Angeles Police Department. New York Post 15-Year-Old Mentally Disabled Girl Reported Missing In Mission Hills Los Angeles police continued their search Saturday to locate a 15-year-old Mission Hills girl with diminished mental capacity. Shalawra Kellin was last seen about 8 a.m. on June 10 near her home in the 10600 block of Sepulveda Boulevard, according to the LAPD, which reported that she has the mental capacity of a 9-year-old and requires various medications for an undisclosed medical condition. Shalawra is Black. She stands 5 feet, 3 inches tall and weighs about 135 pounds. She has yellow hair and brown eyes. Port Police Stop Suicide Attempt On Vincent Thomas Bridge In San Pedro Los Angeles Port police stopped a person Saturday from jumping off a bridge in San Pedro. The would-be suicide attempt took place around 5:25 a.m. on the Vincent Thomas Bridge, about 200 feet above the Port of Los Angeles main channel, according to Port police spokeswoman Rachel Campbell. Officer Ryan Martinez made contact with the person and convinced the individual not to let go of the bridge. Marilyn Manson Agrees To Surrender In L.A. On New Hampshire Arrest Warrant For Alleged Assault, Police Say Marilyn Manson has agreed to surrender to Los Angeles police on an arrest warrant for allegedly assaulting a videographer at a 2019 concert in New Hampshire. In a statement Friday, Gilford Police Chief Anthony Bean Burpee said Manson, whose real name is Brian Hugh Warner, will turn himself in to the LAPD. The arrest warrant was issued on Oct. 8, 2019. KTLA 5 Man In His 30s On Motorcycle Fatally Shot In Compton Authorities on Sunday were investigating the shooting death of a motorcyclist in Compton. The incident unfolded after 12:40 a.m. Sunday in the area of South Wilmington Avenue and West Artesia Boulevard. It was there that deputies responded to a traffic collision. When they arrived, they found a motorcyclist in the street. He had sustained gunshot wounds and was taken to the hospital where he died. CBS 2 Lynwood: Woman Arrested 2 Weeks After Baby Boy Found Abandoned In Restroom Trash Can At Park A 22-year-old woman has been arrested in connection with the abandonment of a newborn baby boy who found in a trash can in a restroom at a Lynwood park earlier this month, authorities said Friday. The suspect "admitted she gave birth to the abandoned child on June 9, 2021, and discarded the child out of fear," the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department said in a statement. ABC 7 CHP Cracks Down After Spike In Speed Related Deaths "A dozen reasons not to speed." That's the message from the California Highway Patrol and police departments across the country. They began a new campaign aimed at putting the brakes on speeders. The campaign includes law enforcement in California, Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, North Dakota, Nevada, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming. NBC 4 Man Suspected Of Shooting Florida Officer In The Head Captured In Georgia Treehouse Othal "O'Zone" Wallace, the man accused of shooting a Daytona Beach police officer in the head this week, was captured early Saturday morning while hiding in a treehouse east of Atlanta, Georgia. Police Chief Jakari Young said at an early Saturday morning press conference that a law enforcement taskforce, including local, state and federal agencies, captured Wallace at about 2:30 a.m. in a remote area in DeKalb County, Georgia. The Daytona Beach News-Journal 2 Arrested After Arkansas Officer Struck, Killed By Vehicle A northwest Arkansas police officer was killed when he was struck by a vehicle in a convenience store parking lot and two people are in custody, according to police. Pea Ridge officer Kevin Apple died Saturday after being struck by a vehicle that matched the description of a vehicle sought by police, according to police Lt. Michael Lisenbee. The vehicle was parked at gas pumps at the store about 155 miles northwest of Little Rock, when Apple and another officer approached it to speak to the occupants, Lisenbee said. Associated Press _____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Public Safety News Fire Rips Through RV On Pacoima Street A fire ripped through an RV on the side of the road in Pacoima Friday evening. LAFD responded to the vehicle fire burning on San Fernando Road and Hollywood Way near the Burbank airport. Views from SKY2 showed the RV was totally gutted and charred from the flames. LAFD was able to stop the flames from spreading to any surrounding brush. CBS 2 Los Angeles County Health Services Seeks Public’s Help Identifying Hospital Patient Los Angeles County Health Services Friday was seeking information about an unidentified man being treated at a local hospital. The man was found injured on Broadway and 89th Street in Southeast L.A. on Monday and was brought to a local hospital with no documentation or evidence of his identity in his possession. He is described as a Black man in his mid-30s with brown eyes and black hair in a buzzcut. He is 5-foot-9 and 140 pounds. CBS 2 Fire Officials Warn Of Dangerous Fire Season Thanks To Drought, Dry Fuels, Danger Of Fireworks Saying they're bracing for one of the worst fire seasons on record, a group of Southern California agency chiefs urged residents in fire-prone areas to prepare themselves and their families for potential evacuations, and do what they can to clear defensible space around their properties. Firefighters are concerned about saving life and property and with July 4th just days away they are sounding an alarm. FOX 11 Highly Contagious Delta Coronavirus Variant Spreading Fast In California The Delta coronavirus variant is now the third-most common in California, new data show, underscoring the danger of the highly contagious strain to people who have not been vaccinated against COVID-19. The variant makes up 14.5% of California coronavirus cases analyzed so far in June, up from 4.7% in May, when it was the fourth-most identified variant in California, according to data released by the California Department of Public Health. Experts say the Delta variant poses a greater chance of infection for unvaccinated people if they are exposed. Los Angeles Times ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Local Government News LA City Council Accepts $7.7 Million From Olympics Committee For Youth Sports The Los Angeles City Council has accepted $7.7 million in funding from the Los Angeles Organizing Committee for the 2028 Olympics to provide subsidized coaching, mentoring and instruction for youth at Department of Recreation and Parks centers during the next fiscal year, which begins Thursday. FOX 11



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