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  Daily Local & Regional NewsWatch

Daily News Digest
from LA Police Protective League

April 25, 2013

Law Enforcement

Second Northridge kidnapping suspect arrested in Mexico
After fleeing to Mexico and checking into a rehab center, the second suspect in the kidnapping and assault of a 10-year-old Northridge girl was arrested early Wednesday, authorities said. The arrest of Tobias Dustin Summers, 32, came hours after a detailed call Tuesday night to a Los Angeles Police Department tipline, LAPD Chief Charlie Beck said.
Los Angeles Daily News

Student fatally stabbed at Cleveland High School in Reseda

An 18-year-old student at Cleveland High School in Reseda was fatally stabbed by two males during an argument on the campus Wednesday. The victim was approached by two males believed to be between 18 and 20 years of age, and an argument ensued, Los Angeles police Officer Christopher No said. One suspect pulled out a knife and stabbed the male victim multiple times. He died before arriving at a hospital, according to Los Angeles police.
City News Service

Raid nets Los Angeles man alleged to be state's top child porn trader
A man alleged to be California's most active trader of child pornography was arrested Wednesday in an early morning raid on his Los Angeles home. Alvaro Rosas, 34, was booked for investigation of distributing child pornography, said Los Angeles police Detective Tracie Noggle, who led the investigation. Rosas declined a request for comment by The Associated Press after his arrest.
Associated Press

Police nab suspect in Northridge home invasion
A daughter going to her parents' home in Northridge today found them bound and gagged and their home ransacked. She went to the home in the 9700 block of Aldea Avenue, between Plummer and Lassen streets, at 5:07 p.m., said Los Angeles police Officer Christopher No of the Media Relations Section. A while later a man was detained and then arrested for trying to use a credit card or debit cards not in his name at a nearby bank. It is not known if the card belonged to the people whose home had been invaded, No said.
City News Service

LAPD searching for masked men who tied up, beat Toluca Lake family
Police are searching for three suspects who tied up and beat a Toluca Lake family at gunpoint early Wednesday during a home invasion robbery. The suspects entered the home on Toluca Estates Drive near Lankershim and Cahuenga boulevards, next to the Lakeside Golf Club, at about 1:30 a.m., police said. All three suspects, believed to be men, were wearing gloves and ski masks, said Los Angeles Police Detective Sean Mahoney of the North Hollywood Division.
Los Angeles Daily News

How much? Who applied? Who decides?
Figuring out the fate of $1 million, more or less, in reward money offered in the Christopher Dorner case has become nearly as convoluted as the week-long manhunt for him in February. More than two months after Dorner's death by suicide following a violent confrontation with deputies, despite a newly announced joint reward process, even people involved can't or won't answer questions as basic as: How much reward money is there? Who has applied for it? Who will decide who gets it? When will it be awarded - if ever?
Los Angeles Daily News


Driver's license bill for unauthorized immigrants moves forward
A bill to allow unauthorized immigrants in California to apply for drivers licenses is winding its way through the state Assembly after passage in the transportation committee this week. The bill, by Assemblyman Luis Alejo, D-Salinas, is now before the Assembly Appropriations Committee. It was approved by the Assembly Transportation Committee Monday.
U-T San Diego


Federal judge renews order for California prison mental health plan
Even as California makes preparations to appeal federal court rulings on the quality of care and crowding of conditions in state prisons, new orders are in the making. U.S. District Judge Lawrence Karlton on Tuesday dusted off a pending August 2012 order for the state to produce a plan to improve the quality of inmate mental health care, and gave it a new July 1 deadline.
Los Angeles Times

Public Health

Nevada changes psychiatric discharge policy; patients to have travel escorts
In a dramatic change to their controversial discharge practices, Nevada health officials no longer will send state psychiatric patients alone on buses to cities across the country, they said Wednesday. Effective immediately, a chaperone will accompany any mentally ill patient discharged from state facilities "for whom the state is paying transportation costs" to points outside of Nevada, said Mary Woods, spokeswoman for the Department of Health and Human Services.
Sacramento Bee

Traffic & Parking

405 project stuck in the slow lane
Plagued by cost overruns and delays, the widening will take at least a year longer than first anticipated. Pencil in June 2014, when officials aim to complete the bulk of the construction. The delays and cost overruns are raising the ire of both residents and local officials, who say the project is causing major disruptions throughout the already traffic-clogged Westside
Los Angeles Times

New low for L.A.: Ticketing cars at broken parking meters
What gets my blood boiling? Getting a ticket for parking at a broken meter. How dare they charge us because they can't accept our money? Exhibit A: On the north side of the Marina del Rey Channel, at the bottom of Pacific Avenue, each old-fashioned meter has a bright blue-and-white sign stuck on its pole: "Parking at a jammed meter may result in a parking citation." If a meter is broken, it should be repaired or replaced with something better, not used as an opportunity to squeeze an already squeezed populace.
Robin Abcarian/Los Angeles Times


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