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Daily News Digest
from LA Police Protective League

April 30, 2013

Law Enforcement

Crime alerts for Canoga Park and nine other L.A. neighborhoods
Crime reports are up significantly for the latest week in 10 L.A. neighborhoods, according to an analysis of LAPD data by the Los Angeles Times' Crime L.A. database. Six neighborhoods reported a significant increase in violent crime. Canoga Park was the most unusual, recording six reports compared with a weekly average of 3.4 over the last three months. Bel-Air topped the list of four neighborhoods with property crime alerts.
Los Angeles Times

Reckless driving suspect's 12-hour standoff with LAPD SWAT in Carson ends
A reckless driving suspect has been taken into custody Tuesday morning after crashing a vehicle into a home at the end of a police chase and then running into his girlfriend's house in the 21500 block of Grace Ave. in Carson. It triggered a standoff with LAPD SWAT, said Sgt. Alex Baez, watch commander of the LAPD's Newton Station. The man was holed up for nearly 12 hours.
City News Service

Reward sought in Valley Glen hit-and-run on March 24
Los Angeles Councilman Paul Krekorian plans to seek a $50,000 reward today for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those involved in a Valley Glen hit-and-run on March 24 that led to the death of an 18-year-old bicyclist. Krekorian said police have asked for the reward to help solve the case involving the death of David Granados, who was riding his bicycle on Bellaire Avenue at Oxnard Street.
Los Angeles Daily News

Street racing likely behind fatal South Los Angeles crash
A 55-year-old man was struck and killed by a driver in South Los Angeles Sunday. Police say racing may have played a part. The accident occurred near Compton Avenue and 56th Street around 9 p.m. Authorities said the driver of a Honda was heading southbound on Compton Avenue at speeds of upwards 70 miles per hour when the driver apparently lost control and hit the man.

Teens in Van Nuys charged in stabbing at high school
A 16-year-old alleged gang member, charged Monday along with two 19-year-old suspects, will be tried for first-degree murder as an adult in the stabbing death of an 18-year-old man at Cleveland High School in Reseda. Kevin Orellano of Reseda was fatally stabbed on the campus in the 8100 block of Vanalden Avenue about 4 p.m. Wednesday, Los Angeles police said. Detectives arrested Anthony Carpio, 16, and Michael Carpio and Michelle Pineda, both 19, early Thursday.
City News Service

Two shot on South L.A. street corner; gunman flees

Police are investigating a shooting on a street corner South Los Angeles on Sunday night that left two men in the hospital, one of them in critical condition. The men were standing at Vermont Avenue and 66th Street when another man approached on foot and fired six to eight shots at them, according to Sgt. Rick Rodgers of the Los Angeles Police Department's 77th Street Station. "The suspect fled on foot," Rodgers said.
Los Angeles Times

1 killed, 2 wounded in early morning L.A. shootings
One person was killed and two others were wounded in three separate shootings Monday morning in Los Angeles, including at a Hollywood nightclub. The latest violence was in Arlington Heights, where a Latino man was shot several times about 4:16 a.m. in the 2300 block of 9th Avenue. About a half hour earlier in Vermont Knolls, one man was shot as he rode his bicycle. In Hollywood, one man was reported in critical but stable condition after being shot inside My Studio nightclub at 6623 Hollywood Blvd.
Los Angeles Times


California to shed 9,000 more prisoners, starting this week
This is not a drill. That's the message a high-ranking corrections official delivered to state lawmakers ahead of this Thursday's deadline to comply with a court order to shed 9,000 inmates from California prisons. Martin Hoshino, the Acting Undersecretary of Corrections, said the Brown Administration must make the cuts by the end of the year. And, he said, "The state is to begin implementing the plan as soon as it is submitted."
Southern California Public Radio

Valley fever prison outbreak sweeps through California prisons
The federal official who controls medical care in California prisons on Monday ordered thousands of high-risk inmates out of two Central Valley prisons in response to dozens of deaths due to Valley fever, which is caused by an airborne fungus. Medical receiver J. Clark Kelso ordered the Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation to exclude black, Filipino and other medically risky inmates from Avenal and Pleasant Valley state prisons because those groups are more susceptible to the fungal infection, which originates in the region's soil.
Associated Press

With few other outlets, inmates review prisons on Yelp
Lawyer Robert Miller has visited five prisons and 17 jails in his lifetime, but he has reviewed only three of them on Yelp. One he found "average," with inexperienced and power-hungry officers. Another he faulted for its "kind of very firmly rude staff." His most recent review, a January critique of Theo Lacy jail in Orange County, Calif., lauds the cleanliness, urban setting and "very nice" deputies. Miller gave it five out of five stars.
Washington Post


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