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Lancaster Station’s Most Wanted

Anthony Turner Lancaster Most Wanted 3.5.15

Lancaster Sheriff’s Station is seeking your help in locating the following suspect. If you recognize him and know where he might be located, contact detectives using the information next to the suspect’s photo or by calling 1-800-222-tips (8477). Anthony Lee Turner Anthony Lee Turner is a 49-year-old black male with black hair and brown eyes.…

Victims molested by local soccer coach file lawsuit against AYSO

Renoir Valenti was found guilty last year of multiple felony and misdemeanor sex crimes. He was sentenced in April 2014 to 130 years to life in state prison.

Four sex abuse victims are suing the American Youth Soccer Organization (AYSO) for allegedly failing to protect them from Renoir Valenti, the Lancaster youth soccer coach convicted of molesting 14 boys, six of whom played on AYSO soccer teams. The sexual abuse civil lawsuit was filed Tuesday in the Los Angeles Superior Court on behalf…

Palmdale Station’s Most Wanted

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PALMDALE – Palmdale Sheriff’s Station detectives are seeking the public’s help in locating a suspect wanted for vandalism and a suspect wanted for domestic violence, both believed to be in the Antelope Valley area. If you recognize them or know where they might be located, contact detectives using the information next to the suspects’ photos…

DUI checkpoint in Lancaster this Friday

LANCASTER – The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department will be conducting a DUI/driver’s license checkpoint at an undisclosed location in Lancaster this Friday, March 6, between the hours of 6 p.m. and 2 a.m.  Deputies will be looking for signs of alcohol and drug impairment. They also will check for proper licensing and will strive…

2 killed, 1 injured in single-car crash

Alvarez and Zavala (Facebook photo)

PALMDALE – A 22-year-old driver dozed off at the wheel early Friday morning and caused a single-vehicle crash, which killed two of his passengers, authorities said. Palmdale residents Alexander Alvarez and Michael Zavala, both 21, were pronounced dead at the scene of the fatal collision, which occurred around 5 a.m. Friday, Feb. 27, on Sierra…

School administrator accused of dogfighting fired

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PALMDALE – An assistant superintendent awaiting trial for child abuse, dog fighting and animal cruelty has been fired, according to a press release by the Palmdale School District. “[Tuesday, Feb. 24,] the Board of Trustees of the Palmdale School District held a special board meeting to consider whether the District should terminate the employment agreement…

Chase suspect pleads not guilty to multiple felonies

Sean Christopher Druschel was arrested around 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 23, after a standoff that lasted more than a half-hour. (Photo by LUIS MEZA)

LANCASTER – Criminal charges were filed Wednesday against the man accused of leading officers on a televised high-speed chase Monday from Northridge to Palmdale, where he surrendered after a standoff that lasted more than a half-hour. Sean Christopher Druschel, 33, pleaded not guilty to one felony count each of fleeing a pursuing peace officer’s motor…

Most Wanted AV Parolees

Most Wanted AV Parolees 2.25.15

The Antelope Valley Parole Office is seeking your help in locating the following wanted parolees. If you recognize these parolees and know where they might be hiding, contact the Antelope Valley Parole Office at 661-729-0530, ext. 272. You may also call the anonymous 24-hour hotline at 661-524-4492. Walter Reeves Walter Reeves 33-year-old white male with…

Palmdale Station’s Most Wanted

Palmdale Most Wanted 2.24.15

Palmdale Sheriff’s Station detectives are asking for your help to identify two suspects involved in identity theft. If you recognize them and know where they might be hiding, contact detectives using the information next to the suspects’ photos or by calling 1-800-222-tips (8477). Attempt to ID – identity theft suspect This identity theft suspect was…

Lancaster motorcyclist killed in 14 Freeway crash

Raymond W. Olund, 57. (Photo courtesy Megan's Law website)

ACTON – Authorities have identified a motorcyclist who died Friday following a crash on the Antelope Valley (14) Freeway in the Acton area. Raymond Olund, 57, of Lancaster died at a hospital after his 2007 Harley Davidson motorcycle collided with a sport utility vehicle, according to a California Highway Patrol report. The collision occurred around…

11 arrested, none for DUI at Palmdale checkpoint

DUI checkpoint

PALMDALE – No one was arrested for driving under the influence, but 11 unlicensed drivers were arrested at a DUI/ driver’s license checkpoint in Palmdale Friday, authorities said. Personnel from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s Palmdale Station conducted the checkpoint from 6 p.m. Friday, Feb. 20 to 2 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 21, on Avenue…

Lancaster Station’s Most Wanted

Lancaster Most Wanted 2.20.15

LANCASTER — Lancaster detectives are seeking your help in identifying and locating the following suspects. If you recognize them or know where they might be hiding, contact detectives using the information next to the suspects’ photos or by calling 1-800-222-tips (8477). Attempt to ID – robbery suspect If you recognize the man in this image,…

Man sentenced to death for 2008 murder of Lancaster family

Cory King, shown in a previous booking photo.

LANCASTER – A 24-year-old man was sentenced Thursday to death for murdering a woman and her three young daughters and then setting their Lancaster home on fire. Superior Court Judge Lisa Chung denied an automatic motion to reduce the jury’s recommendation of the death penalty for Corey Lynn King. A jury recommended the death penalty…

High-speed chase ends in arrest

The female driver was given a field sobriety test, and then she was handcuffed and taken into custody.  (LUIS MEZA)

PALMDALE – A high-speed pursuit through the Antelope Valley ended with a female driver in custody early Wednesday morning, authorities said. The 25-minute pursuit reached speeds of 85 miles-per-hour on the northbound lanes of the Antelope Valley (14) Freeway and Pearblossom (SR 138) Highway, according to California Highway Patrol Officer Francisco Villalobos. The chase continued…

Teen arrested after standoff

The barricaded suspect surrendered to authorities after more than three hours. [LUIS MEZA]

LITTLEROCK – A 19-year-old man suspected of threatening his father with a machete at a Littlerock home was arrested Monday night after a more than three-hour standoff, authorities said. Cesar Solis was taken into custody around 10:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 16, on suspicion of felony assault with a deadly weapon that is not a firearm,…