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Alleged shooter charged in 2012 Lancaster street brawl murder

Houston, a new father, was shot 12 times during an afternoon street brawl on Nov. 29, 2012.

LANCASTER – A man who allegedly killed another man during an afternoon street brawl in Lancaster in 2012 has been caught and charged with murder. Cedric Carl Burton Jr., aka Dirty Devil aka Lil Ced, was arrested Wednesday while entering the Antelope Valley Courthouse on an unrelated case, according to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office.…

Most Wanted AV Parolees

Most Wanted AV Parolees 5.26.16

The Antelope Valley Parole Office is seeking your help in locating the following at-large parolees. If you recognize these parolees and know where they might be located, contact the Antelope Valley Parole Office at 661-729-0530, ext. 272. Willie Gardner Willie Gardner is a 26-year-old male with black hair and brown eyes. He is approximately 6…

Palmdale Station’s Most Wanted

Palmdale Most Wanted 5.24.16

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

Palmdale DUI checkpoint results

PALMDALE – More than a dozen drivers were cited for license violations at a DUI/driver’s license checkpoint conducted in Palmdale Friday night and early Saturday morning, authorities said. The checkpoint was conducted on eastbound Avenue S at 37th Street East between the hours of 6 p.m. Friday, May 20, and 2 a.m. Saturday, May 21, according to a news release from the…

Teen shot, killed at birthday party in Palmdale

The shooting happened in the 38100 block of 50th Street East in Palmdale. [LUIS MEZA]

PALMDALE – An argument led to a fatal shooting at a party in Palmdale Saturday night, authorities said. The victim was identified as 18-year-old Ricky Donale Mitchell, Jr. of Lancaster, according to the Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office. The deadly shooting occurred around 11:30 p.m. Saturday, May 21, in the 38100 block of 50th Street East in…

26 arrested, 2 for DUI at Lancaster checkpoint

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LANCASTER – One motorist was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol, another was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of drugs, and nearly two dozen motorists were cited for license violations at a DUI/driver’s license checkpoint conducted in Lancaster this past weekend, authorities said. The checkpoint was conducted at Avenue K…

Lancaster man gets 16 years for homemade bomb

As a precaution, three duplexes on the 45300 block of 10th Street West were evacuated. sheriff's officials said. [photo by LUIS MEZA]

LANCASTER – A 52-year-old Lancaster man who was caught with an improvised explosive device that he planned to detonate at the home of his ex-girlfriend and her husband was sentenced Thursday  to 16 years in prison. Vernon Russell Smith pleaded no contest last month to a felony count of attempting to explode a destructive device…

Palmdale Station’s Most Wanted

Palmdale Most Wanted 5.20.16

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

DUI checkpoint in Palmdale this Friday

DUI Checkpoint

PALMDALE – The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s Traffic Services Detail will be conducting a DUI/driver’s license checkpoint at an undisclosed location in Palmdale this Friday, May 20, between the hours of 6 p.m. and 2 a.m., authorities announced. Deputies will be looking for signs of alcohol and drug impairment. They also will check for proper…

Palmdale man killed in Compton shooting

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COMPTON – The man shot and killed while riding a bike in Compton last week has been identified as 26-year-old Anthony Alexander of Palmdale, according to the Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office. The shooting occurred around 5:20 p.m. Saturday, May 14, in the 400 block of West Caldwell Street in Compton, according to a news release from…

Lancaster Station’s Most Wanted

Lancaster Most Wanted 5.19.16

LANCASTER – The Lancaster Sheriff’s Station is seeking your help in locating and identifying the following suspects. If you recognize them and know where they might be located, contact detectives using the information next to the suspects’ photos or by calling 1-800-222-TIPS. Tommii Nunley Tommii Nunley is a 47-year-old male with black hair and brown…

Most Wanted AV Parolees

Most Wanted AV Parolees 5.18.16

The Antelope Valley Parole Office is seeking your help in locating the following at-large parolees. If you recognize these parolees and know where they might be located, contact the Antelope Valley Parole Office at 661-729-0530, ext. 272. Ray Robertson Ray Robertson is a 33-year-old male with brown hair and blue eyes. He is approximately 6…

8 charged in drug smuggling conspiracy at California prison

The drug counselor allegedly smuggled narcotics into the prison, concealed in chip bags, officials said. [Photo: US Attorney’s Office]

SAN DIEGO – A Lancaster man and woman are among eight people who were indicted by a federal grand jury on charges that they were members of a network that smuggled methamphetamine, heroin and marijuana into the Calipatria State Prison. Ryan Hawes, 25, was arrested in Lancaster early Tuesday morning, while 29-year-old Brittney Turner is still…

Most Wanted AV Parolees

Most Wanted AV Parolees 5.11.16

The Antelope Valley Parole Office is seeking your help in locating the following at-large parolees. If you recognize these parolees and know where they might be located, contact the Antelope Valley Parole Office at 661-729-0530, ext. 272. Austin Hieatt Austin Hieatt is a 21-year-old male with brown hair and brown eyes. He is approximately 5…

County to offer more safe havens for exploited children

LASD grant child sex trafficking

LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday to rebrand and expand its network of safe havens for victims of child sex trafficking. Supervisor Don Knabe recommended the change to the Safe House Program. “When we launched the Safe House Program nearly 20 years ago, we had no idea our children…

Girl found alone in Lancaster park

LANCASTER (CNS) – A 3-year-old girl was found alone Monday in a park in Lancaster, and her parents were questioned by investigators, authorities said. The little girl was found in a city park located between 10th Street West and Avenue K-8 late Monday night, according to Lancaster Station sheriff’s Sgt. Harold Morrow. The girl was…