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Most Wanted AV Parolees

Wanted AV Parolees 7.28.15

LANCASTER – 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. You may also call the anonymous 24-hour hotline at 661-524-4492. David Cruz David Cruz is a…

CHP to conduct DUI checkpoint Friday

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The California Highway Patrol will conduct a sobriety and driver’s license checkpoint in the Antelope Valley this Friday, July 31, officials announced Tuesday. The checkpoint will be staffed by uniformed officers from the CHP who are trained in detecting alcohol and drug impaired drivers. Officers will be equipped with handheld, blood alcohol testing devices, which…

Brothers sentenced for 7-year-old girl’s shooting death

Desirae Macias was shot in the head on Sept. 4, 2013, and died four days
later after being taken off life support.

LANCASTER – Two brothers were sentenced Friday for the 2013 murder of a 7-year-old girl during a car-to-car shooting in Palmdale. Lancaster Superior Court Judge Eric Harmon ordered Jesus Alberto Peralta, 24, to serve 125 years to life in prison and imposed a 46-year to life sentence on his brother, 21-year-old Carlos Peralta. The two…

Second vigil set for missing Littlerock woman

The Homicide Bureau released an advisory Monday seeking the public's help to locate Monique, describing her as 5-foot-3 in height, weighing 140 pounds with shoulder-length brown hair and hazel eyes. View the advisory here.

LITTLEROCK –More than two months have passed since 28-year-old Monique “Mo” Figueroa vanished without a trace, and loved ones are hoping to bring renewed attention to the Littlerock mother’s disappearance. Family members are inviting the entire community to a prayer vigil this Sunday, July 26, at 7 p.m., at the Littlerock Community Church, located at…

Most Wanted AV Parolees

Most Wanted AV Parolees 7.22.15

LANCASTER – 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. You may also call the anonymous 24-hour hotline at 661-524-4492. Nolan Reimann Nolan Reimann is a…

Child porn charges filed against man arrested for secretly recording in Lancaster Starbucks bathroom

On July 9, a child discovered a cell phone taped to the pipe lining of a
sink in the women's restroom at the Starbucks in the 800 block of West Avenue
K in Lancaster. Detectives recovered a photo of the suspect from the phone and arrested
Antonio Serrano July 16.

LANCASTER – A 38-year-old transient accused of secretly recording females using the toilet at a Lancaster Starbucks, among other locations, was charged Monday with 19 criminal counts, including possession of child pornography, according to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office. Antonio Serrano aka Juan Antonio Lizardi faces seven felony charges – three counts of…

Detectives: Baby abducted by mother’s pimp [updated]

The 13-month-old girl was found in a shed, where she was alone and had been left unattended for an undetermined length of time, detectives said. (Photo by LUIS MEZA)

PALMDALE – An 18-month-old girl kidnapped from a Motel 6 in Palmdale on Saturday was abducted by her mother’s pimp, who was arrested along with an accomplice, sheriff’s officials said in a news conference Monday. The child was found hours after her abduction, suffering from exposure in a shed in another part of the city,…

Kidnapped child found safe, suspects arrested

The 13-month-old girl was found in a shed, where she was alone and had been left unattended for an undetermined length of time, detectives said. (Photo by LUIS MEZA)

PALMDALE – An 18-month-old girl kidnapped from a Motel 6 in Palmdale Saturday was found hours later suffering from exposure in a shed in another part of the city, and a man suspected of assaulting the child’s mother was taken into custody not far from where the girl was located, authorities said. Deputies from the…

Man gets 23 years for raping Lancaster girl

Michael Scheetz (booking photo courtesy LASD)

LANCASTER – An Ohio man who pleaded no contest to rape and other counts involving a 15-year-old Lancaster girl he met through the Internet was sentenced Friday to 23 years and four months in prison. Superior Court Judge Lisa Chung imposed the term on Michael Scheetz, 46, of Westerville, Ohio, who pleaded no contest June…

Lancaster Station’s Most Wanted

MARY TRUJILLO Lancaster Most Wanted 7.16.15

Lancaster Sheriff’s Station detectives are seeking your help in locating a suspect wanted for an alleged assault. If you recognize her and know where she might be located, contact detectives using the information next to the suspect’s photo or by calling 1-800-222-tips (8477). Mary Trujillo Mary Trujillo is a 65-year-old white female with brown eyes.…

Man gets 40 years for ‘knock-knock’ burglary spree in Palmdale

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LANCASTER – A 24-year-old man was sentenced Wednesday to 40 years in state prison for a monthlong residential burglary spree in Palmdale, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced. David Lashley Holmes of Palmdale carried out a series of burglaries last November and December, according to Deputy District Attorney Carolyn Yeh. Holmes knocked on…

Palmdale Station’s Most Wanted

Palmdale Most Wanted 7.15.15

Palmdale Sheriff’s Station detectives are seeking your help in locating a suspect wanted for identity theft and a suspect wanted for burglary, both believed to be in the Antelope Valley. 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…