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Desert Christian employee guilty of molesting children at church

Jonathan Macy on Friday pleaded to one count of lewd acts upon a child under the age of 14 and admitted the special allegation of more than one victim. Within the last year, Macy molested two girls ages 11 and 12 during Sunday church services at Grace Chapel, the prosecutor said. Macy now faces a 15-years-to-life prison sentence.

LANCASTER – A 31-year-old Desert Christian Schools employee accused of molesting two young girls at Grace Chapel’s Sunday church services in Lancaster has pleaded no contest. Jonathan Michael Macy entered the plea Friday to one count of lewd acts upon a child under the age of 14 and admitted the special allegation of more than…

Lancaster Station’s Most Wanted

Lancaster Stations Most Wanted 9.12.14

LANCASTER – Lancaster Sheriff’s Station detectives are seeking your help in locating two domestic violence 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). Talashay Casey Collins Talashay…

Edwards AFB employee, 60, pleads to molesting boy

Child predator

PALMDALE  – A 60-year-old Edwards Air Force Base employee charged with molesting a boy since 2004 when the boy was just six years old has pleaded no contest. Palmdale resident Paul Leo Harvey pleaded no contest in an Antelope Valley courtroom Thursday to one felony count of committing a lewd act upon a child under the…

Most Wanted AV Parolees

Most Wanted Parolees 9.11.14

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. Eric Charles Anderson Eric Anderson is a 33-year-old white…

Lancaster man pleads to abusing puppy, gets probation

Robert Martin sentenced

LANCASTER – A 54-year-old Lancaster man accused of punching and body slamming a puppy in an incident that was captured on cell phone video has pleaded no contest. Robert Emmett Martin pleaded no contest Wednesday to one felony count of cruelty to an animal, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced. A no contest…

Teen arrested for stabbing man in Lancaster

Jose Prado was arrested around 8:15 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 19 on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon in connection with a stabbing which occurred near 10th Street West and Avenue I. (Photo by LUIS MEZA)

LANCASTER – An 18-year-old man was arrested Tuesday night for allegedly stabbing a man in the throat near a Lancaster bus stop, authorities said. Jose Prado was arrested in connection with the stabbing, which was reported around 8 p.m. Tuesday in the area of 10th Street West and Avenue I, according to Lancaster Community Relations…

18 arrested, none for DUI at Palmdale checkpoint

DUI

PALMDALE – No one was arrested for driving under the influence, but 18 people were arrested for various other violations at a DUI/ Driver’s License checkpoint in Palmdale on Friday, Sept. 5. Personnel from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, Palmdale Station conducted the checkpoint from 6 p.m. to 2 a.m. on Avenue S, between…

Barricaded suspect shoots self, surrenders after daylong standoff

After learning that the suspect had access to several rifles, deputies evacuated the Kinder Care across the street as a precaution. (TONY CHEVAL)

LANCASTER – A 50-year-old Lancaster man who allegedly pointed a rifle at court deputies trying to serve an eviction notice was taken into custody Tuesday evening after holding police at bay for several hours. After firing several rounds at deputy personnel, Stephen Donald Haynes finally surrendered around 7:15 p.m., and he was transported to a local hospital where he…

Man stabbed in Palmdale, suspect sought

A Sheriff's investigator takes a photograph of the trail of blood that dotted the sidewalk along Palmdale Boulevard following a daylight stabbing Tuesday afternoon. (Photo by LUIS MEZA)

PALMDALE – Detectives are searching for the assailant who stabbed a man after a fist fight on Palmdale Boulevard Tuesday afternoon. The incident began around 12:27 p.m. near the Bank of America on the 800 block of East Palmdale Boulevard, according to Lt. Wright of the Palmdale Sheriff’s Station. “We got a call that a…

Man gets 17 to life for assaulting girlfriend, young daughter

Omar Martin was sentenced to 17 years to life in state prison. (Contributed photo)

LANCASTER – A 31-year-old man accused of trying to kill his girlfriend and 4-year-old daughter with a cinder block in Lancaster last year has pleaded no contest. Omar Martin pleaded no contest Monday to first-degree attempted murder and admitted a great bodily injury allegation and a prior strike conviction for assault with a deadly weapon, a…

Palmdale Station’s Most Wanted

Palmdale Most Wanted 9.9.14 2

PALMDALE – Palmdale Sheriff’s Station detectives are seeking your help in locating a suspect wanted for assault with a deadly weapon and a suspect wanted for burglary, 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…

Palmdale man gets 15 to life for death of girlfriend’s baby

Matthew Worthen pleaded no contest Aug. 21 to beating to death 2-year-old Zanai  Noel.

PALMDALE – A 24-year-old Palmdale man was sentenced Monday to 15 years to life in state prison for killing his girlfriend’s 2-year-old daughter, according to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s office. Zanai Noel passed away on Sept. 22, 2013, after she was left for a short time in the care of her mother’s boyfriend,…

Abducted boy found safe in Lancaster

Johnnie Melendez Jr. was located at a residence in Lancaster, recovered unharmed, and reunited with his family at the Lancaster Sheriff's Station Sunday afternoon. (Photo by LUIS MEZA)

LANCASTER – A 5-year-old boy abducted from a hotel in San Diego County was found safe at a Lancaster home shortly after an AMBER Alert was issued, authorities said. Johnnie Melendez Jr. was reunited with his family at the Lancaster Sheriff’s Station late Sunday afternoon. The boy’s mother, Gladys Suarez, was arrested for kidnapping by National…

Lancaster Station’s Most Wanted

Lancaster Most Wanted 9.4.14

LANCASTER – Lancaster Sheriff’s Station detectives are seeking your help in locating a domestic violence suspect, a sexual assault suspect and three petty theft 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). Joel Kenneth Alexander Joel…

AV man gets nearly 21 years for molesting baby, producing porn

Child porn sentencing

LOS ANGELES—An Antelope Valley landscaper  who admitted that he used his camera phone to make videos while he molested a three-month-old relative was sentenced Tuesday afternoon to 250 months in federal prison, the U.S. Attorney’s Office announced. Robert Dale Schrader, 34, of Littlerock, was sentenced by United States District Judge Gary A. Feess, who also…

Robbery-carjack suspects caught in Lancaster

In attempting to flee from deputies in the stolen vehicle, the suspects drove onto the front lawn of a home on the 43800 block of Delgado Street. Two of the teens were then captured, while the other teen ran away on foot. He was eventually captured after deputies searched the neighborhood for more than an hour. (Photo courtesy LASD)

LANCASTER – Three juveniles were arrested Tuesday after they were spotted in a vehicle that was “carjacked” by hammer-wielding robbers late Monday night, authorities said. A 16-year-old boy from Palmdale and two 17-year-old boys from Los Angeles were booked at the Lancaster Station Jail for robbery and carjacking; and then they were transported to Sylmar…

One arrested for DUI at CHP checkpoint

DUI

PALMDALE – The California Highway Patrol has released the results of a Sobriety/Driver’s License Checkpoint conducted in the Antelope Valley over the weekend. It was conducted from 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 30 to 2 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 31 on Palmdale Boulevard, east of 95th Street East, according to CHP Officer Bryon E. Robinson. In the…

DUI checkpoint planned in Palmdale this Friday

DUI Checkpoint

PALMDALE – The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s Palmdale Station will be conducting a DUI/Driver’s License Checkpoint on Friday, Sept. 5, at an undisclosed location in Palmdale between the hours of 6 p.m. to 2 a.m. Deputies will be contacting drivers passing through the checkpoint for signs of alcohol and/or drug impairment. Deputies will also check…

Palmdale Station’s Most Wanted

Palmdale Most Wanted 9.2.14

PALMDALE – Palmdale Sheriff’s Station detectives are seeking your help in locating a suspect wanted for assault with a deadly weapon and a suspect wanted for burglary, 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…