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Getaway driver in Lancaster robbery, murder gets 21 years

Jinea Ingram, 26, drove her boyfriend, Timothy Johnson, to and from a robbery on March 23, 2012, which ended in the death of 59-year-old Lancaster business owner Reed Keith (right).

LANCASTER – The getaway driver involved in a 2012 robbery that turned into a homicide was sentenced Thursday to 21 years in state prison. Jinea Ingram, 26, drove her boyfriend, Timothy Johnson, to and from a robbery that ended in the death of Lancaster business owner Reed Keith, according to court testimony. Keith, 59, was robbed and…

Online fundraiser for Lancaster woman killed in crash

Summer Leah Scott

PALMDALE – An online fundraiser has been set up to help with the funeral expenses for a 20-year-old Lancaster woman killed in a single-vehicle rollover crash in Palmdale on August 7. Summer Leah Scott was the passenger in a 1990 Mazda Miata that veered off 40th Street East near Avenue P, struck a dirt embankment and…

Caught on video: Man abuses dog in Lancaster, arrest made

The man in these images (53-year-old Robert Martin of Lancaster) was arrested around 8 a.m. Friday, Aug. 8, on suspicion of felony animal cruelty and jailed in lieu of $20,000 bail. (View raw video of the incident below courtesy of Lindsey Cooks)

LANCASTER – A 53-year-old Lancaster man is in jail after cell phone video showing a dog being abused and slammed to the ground was brought to the attention of local law enforcement. (View the graphic video below. Warning: It contains offensive language.) The alleged animal abuse occurred around 7:30 a.m. Friday, Aug. 8 near a…

1 dead, 1 injured in rollover crash

This grey Mazda Miata overtuned multiple times after veering off the roadway on 40th Street East near Avenue P. Passenger Summer Leah Scott was pronounced dead at the scene. (Photo by LUIS MEZA)

PALMDALE – A 20-year-old Lancaster woman was killed and a 21-year-old Palmdale man suffered major injuries Thursday evening, when the vehicle they were riding in veered off a Palmdale roadway and flipped multiple times, authorities said. Summer Leah Scott (passenger) died and Joshua Hernandez (driver) was injured in a single-car crash that occurred around 5:30…

Palmdale woman gets 2 years in prison for beating toddler

A pregnant Michelle Fletcher was arrested Feb. 21 for assaulting her boyfriend's 2-year-old son in public. The boy was airlifted to the hospital, where he remained until March 6. (Photos by LUIS MEZA)

PALMDALE – A 27-year-old woman accused of brutally beating her boyfriend’s 2-year-old son near a Palmdale bus stop was sentenced to two years in prison after accepting a plea deal. Michelle Fletcher pleaded no contest July 30 to one count of child abuse, according to Ricardo Santiago of the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office. In…

Man gets 3 years in prison for DUI crash

Nestor Antonio

PALMDALE – A 21-year-old Palmdale man accused of driving drunk, crashing into an SUV carrying small children and then attempting to flee the scene on foot has pleaded no contest. Nestor Kevin Antonio pleaded no contest on Wednesday to driving with a .08% blood alcohol content (BAC) or more causing injury, according to Ricardo Santiago…

Fundraiser for couple killed in 14 Fwy crash

The double-fatal collision occurred around 7:54 p.m., Tuesday, July 22, on the northbound Antelope Valley (14) Freeway, north of Santiago Road, according to a California Highway Patrol report. (LUIS MEZA)

PALMDALE – An online fundraiser has been set up to cover funeral expenses for the Palmdale couple killed in a single-car crash last week on the Antelope Valley (14) Freeway. Ivan Ramirez, 31, was driving a Ford Focus in the northbound carpool lane when the car veered off the roadway and crashed into a guard…

VIDEO: 2 dead, infant injured in 14 Fwy single-car crash

The double-fatal collision occurred around 7:54 p.m., Tuesday, July 22, on the 14 Freeway near Soledad Canyon. (LUIS MEZA)

ACTON – Two Palmdale residents were killed and an infant sustained major injuries Tuesday night when the vehicle they were riding in veered off the 14 Freeway and  crashed into a guard rail and a large metal pole, authorities said. The double-fatal collision occurred around 7:54 p.m., Tuesday, July 22, on the northbound Antelope Valley…

‘MC Ride for the Fallen’ set for this Saturday

The cost to participate is $30 per rider and $35 per couple, with proceeds benefiting families of fallen officers. (KARINA CORNEJO)

PALMDALE – After a highly-successful debut last year, the Iron Circle Law Enforcement MC Ride is back to raise more funds for the families of fallen officers. The second annual “Iron Circle Law Enforcement MC Ride for the Fallen” takes place this Saturday, July 26. Registration will be held from 8:45 to 10 a.m. at…

Fundraiser Saturday for local youngster with rare condition

Anneliese Urbano

PALMDALE – A local family is reaching out to the community for support as they try to provide treatment for 7-year-old Anneliese, a Rosamond Elementary second-grader battling Blount’s disease. Blount’s is a growth disorder of the shin bone that causes one or both lower legs to angle inward, and it can lead to progressive deformity…

Car wash fundraiser Saturday for Lancaster man shot to death

Marc Spinner

LANCASTER – Loved ones are hosting a car wash fundraiser this Saturday to cover the memorial service for Marc Spinner, the 27-year-old man shot to death last month in his Lancaster home. The day-long fundraiser starts at 8 a.m., Saturday, July 12 at Meece Car Audio, located at 169 West Avenue J-5 in Lancaster. Donations of…

Man gets 17 to life for Lancaster daylight shooting death

Randy Sullivan sentenced1

LANCASTER – The last of the three men convicted in the 2012 daylight murder of a man in Lancaster has been sentenced for the crime. Randy “Bam” Sullivan was sentenced Wednesday to serve 17 years to life in state prison, according to Los Angeles County Deputy District Attorney Jon Hatami. Sullivan received 15 years to life…

Alleged DUI crash injures 4

Caravan crash

PALMDALE – A 25-year-old Lancaster woman was arrested on suspicion of DUI Sunday after she slammed her SUV into a van and injured four people, including a teenager who sustained life-threatening injuries. The collision occurred around 3:51 a.m., July 6, in the intersection of 47th Street East and Avenue S. The suspected drunk driver was…

3 killed in fiery crash on 14 Freeway

The Toyota Corolla reported flipped over and then caught fire after it was rear-ended by a Tesla driven by 58-year-old Ric Garrison of Newhall. (Photo by TONY CHEVAL)

PALMDALE – A driver and two children were killed Friday night when the vehicle they were riding in burst into flames after being rear-ended on the Antelope Valley (14) Freeway, authorities said. The fatal collision occurred around 10:35 p.m., July 4 in the southbound lanes of the 14 Freeway, just south of the Avenue S,…

Lancaster man guilty of raping Topanga mall employee

Days after the incident, Los Angeles Police released these surveillance images and asked for the public's help. Kioki Ray Snowden was identified and arrested on July 11, 2013 (Images courtesy LAPD)

LOS ANGELES – A 19-year-old Lancaster man is guilty of kidnapping, robbing and raping a woman on Independence Day of last year, a Van Nuys jury ruled Wednesday. Kioki Ray Snowden was found guilty of kidnapping, kidnapping for robbery and second-degree robbery with the special allegation that a knife was used in the crimes, according…

2 teens killed in Highway 138 crash

2 teens KTLA photo

Two teenagers were killed Monday night after a big rig slammed into a car in a rural intersection, forcing both vehicles into the desert. Sixteen-year-old John Michael Burgess of Palmdale was pronounced dead at the scene, while 16-year-old Christopher Alan Ricker of Rosamond was transported to Antelope Valley Hospital, where he later died of his injuries, according…

‘Most Wanted’ suspects captured

Jennifer Moore

PALMDALE – Two suspects who landed on the local “Most Wanted” list last week have since been captured. Wanted probationer Jennifer Moore was arrested around 3:39 a.m. Friday, June 20 near 10th Street East and Avenue Q, according to Palmdale Station jail records. Moore’s probation was revoked and she’s being held in county jail without…

Dog mauling murder trial set for August

Alex Jackson Pam Devitt Pit Bulls

LANCASTER – A trial is expected to begin in August for the owner of four pit bulls that allegedly mauled to death a 63-year-old Littlerock woman, authorities said Friday. Alex Jackson, 30, is charged with murder and owner negligence of an animal causing death in connection with the deadly attack on Pamela Marie Devitt. On May…

Local man busted in online sex predator sting

Online child predator sting

PALMDALE – A 55-year-old aerospace worker from the Palmdale area was one of three people arrested during multiple proactive “sting” operations, which targeted predators using the Internet as a means to engage and sexually exploit children, authorities announced. Joseph Dufrene was arrested after he allegedly advertised to meet a younger female to have “daddy/daughter role…

3-vehicle crash injures 2

Sheriff vehicle collision

PALMDALE – An employee for the Los Angeles County Sheriff Department’s Recruitment Bureau was one of two people who sustained minor injuries Sunday morning when three vehicles collided in a Palmdale intersection, authorities said. The collision happened around 8:30 a.m., Sunday, June 8 on Rancho Vista Boulevard at 30th Street West, according to Lieutenant Wright of…