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Palmdale Station’s Most Wanted

Palmdale Most Wanted 8.20.14

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

CHP task force cracks down on impaired drivers

CHP Officer Crow places Paul Rivas under arrest on suspicion of driving under the influence.

LANCASTER – Dozens of California Highway Patrol officers saturated the streets of the Antelope Valley Saturday night as part of an Impaired Driver Task Force Operation focused on removing impaired drivers from the road. “We’re saturating the entire Antelope Valley in our efforts to reduce the number of crashes involving DUI,” said California Highway Patrol…

2 men shot outside Lancaster nightclub

Responding deputies found at least a dozen shell casings in the nightclub’s parking lot,. (LUIS MEZA)

LANCASTER – A 22-year-old man and a 24-year-old man sustained non-life-threatening injuries early Saturday morning, after both were shot multiple times outside a Lancaster nightclub, authorities said. Gang detectives responded to help investigate the shooting, which occurred around 1:37 a.m. outside a nightclub in the 1200 block of West Avenue I, according to Lancaster Community Relations…

Local youth baseball league victimized by thieves, vandals

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PALMDALE – With money already tight for the non-profit league, a recent spate of break-ins and acts of vandalism are causing additional hardship for Palmdale Pony Youth Baseball. According to Pony Youth Baseball President Russ Monette, the league’s four-field ballpark has experienced a surge of vandalism and theft in the last month and a half,…

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…

Lancaster man arrested for allegedly molesting children at church

Jonathan Macy

LANCASTER – A Desert Christian School employee was arrested for allegedly molesting two children during Sunday church services at Grace Chapel, authorities said. Jonathan Macy, 31, of Lancaster, was arrested Wednesday morning and jailed in lieu of $1.2 million bail, according to a press release from the Sheriff Department’s Special Victims Bureau.  Read it below:…

Lancaster Station’s Most Wanted

Lancaster Most Wanted 8.14.14

LANCASTER – Lancaster Sheriff’s Station detectives are seeking your help in locating a domestic violence suspect and a forgery suspect, both believed to be in the Antelope Valley area. 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).…

Most Wanted AV Parolees

Wanted AV Parolees 8.13.14

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 contact their 24-hour hotline at 661-524-4492. Tricia Carter Tricia Carter is a 24-year-old black female…

Lancaster man pleads not guilty in animal abuse case

The man in these images (allegedly 53-year-old Robert Martin) punched and then swung a puppy named Daisy (inset) around by its leash before slamming the puppy onto the street. The incident was captured in cell phone video (view the graphic below). Daisy (top right)

LANCASTER – The 53-year-old Lancaster man seen in a cell phone video abusing and slamming a puppy onto a Lancaster street last Friday has pleaded not guilty. Robert Emmett Martin pleaded not guilty Tuesday to one felony count of cruelty to an animal, according to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office. Martin was released…

Palmdale Station’s Most Wanted

Palmdale Most Wanted 8.12.14

PALMDALE – Palmdale Sheriff’s Station detectives are seeking your help in locating two theft suspects, both believed to be in the Antelope Valley area. 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). Alfred Adams Alfred Adams is…

Abused dog headed to foster care

An examination showed no outward injuries.

LANCASTER - The dog seen on cell phone video being abused and slammed onto a Lancaster street is headed to a caring foster home, authorities said Monday morning. “Daisy” is a female, black and white pit bull mix believed to be about six months old, according to officials at the Lancaster Animal Shelter. An examination showed…

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…

Man shot to death in Lancaster, suspect sought

The fatal shooting happened around 1:45 a.m., Sunday, Aug. 10 on the 47000 block of 30th Street East in Lancaster. The victim's identity has not been released pending next of kin notification. (Photo by LUIS MEZA)

LANCASTER – A man was shot to death in Lancaster early Sunday morning, according to a press release by the Sheriff’s Headquarters Bureau. Read it below: Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department (LASD) Homicide detectives are continuing their investigation into the circumstances surrounding the shooting death of a male adult that occurred on the 47000 block…

Suspected serial burglar captured

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PALMDALE – A 38-year-old man suspected of breaking into multiple local businesses was captured early Friday morning, authorities said. James Barnes was arrested around 6:15 a.m., after deputies spotted him walking near a 7-Eleven store on Sierra Highway, according to a press release from the Palmdale Sheriff’s Station. Read it below: While on routine patrol,…

Lancaster Station’s Most Wanted

Walgreens theft suspects Lancaster wanted 8.7.14

The Lancaster Sheriff’s Station is seeking your help in locating the following suspects. If you recognize them, contact detectives using the information next to the suspects’ photos or by calling 1-800-222-tips (8477). Attempt to ID – Suspected Walgreens thieves If you recognize either of the men in these images, then Lancaster Sheriff’s Station detectives would…

Marijuana grow shut down, 1 arrested

[Image courtesy LASD]

LAKE LOS ANGELES – About 160 marijuana plants were confiscated and four children were removed from filthy conditions Wednesday morning when local narcotics detectives raided a Lake Los Angeles home, according to a press release from the Lancaster Sheriff’s Station. Read it below: [Around 10 a.m., Wednesday, August 6,] Detectives with the Lancaster Station Narcotics…

Accused child killers plead not guilty

Gabriel facebook photo

PALMDALE – After more than a year of delays, the case against the Palmdale couple charged with torturing and killing 8-year-old Gabriel Fernandez finally appears to be moving forward. Pearl Fernandez and Isauro Aguirre pleaded not guilty today [August 6] to murder with the special circumstance of torture. Additionally, the case has moved from the Antelope…

Most Wanted AV Parolees

Most Wanted AV Parolees 8.6.14

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 contact their 24-hour hotline at 661-524-4492. Sylvester Harris Sylvester Harris is a 31-year-old black male…