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Suspected meth dealer arrested after local traffic stop

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LANCASTER – A 44-year-old man suspected of dealing drugs in Lancaster was arrested Wednesday night after deputies conducted a traffic stop and found more than a pound of crystal methamphetamine inside the man’s vehicle, authorities said. Rigo Chavez was arrested for several counts of possession of a controlled substance for sales and jailed on $2…

Man gets 40 to life in driveway argument slaying

Scott Shipley (right) was found guilty on April 25 of second-degree murder; the jury also found true an allegation that Shipley intentionally discharged his firearm when he shot Christopher Demyen (left)  to death last year.

LANCASTER – A 57-year-old man was sentenced in an Antelope Valley courtroom Friday for shooting to death the owner of the Acton Water Company after a verbal argument over where the water truck was parked. Scott Russell Shipley was sentenced to 40 years to life in state prison for killing 39-year-old Christopher Demyen, the Los…

Lancaster Station’s Most Wanted

Lancaster Most Wanted 8.1.14

The Lancaster Sheriff’s Station is seeking your help in locating the following suspects. 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). Gary William Boyd Gary Boyd is a 25-year-old black male with black hair and brown eyes.…

Man gets 3 years in prison for DUI crash

Nestor Antonio

PALMDALE – A 21-year-old Palmdale man accused of driving drunk, crashing into an SUV carrying small children and then attempting to flee the scene on foot has pleaded no contest. Nestor Kevin Antonio pleaded no contest on Wednesday to driving with a .08% blood alcohol content (BAC) or more causing injury, according to Ricardo Santiago…

600+ marijuana plants seized, 2 arrested

(Photo courtesy LASD)

LANCASTER – Hundreds of marijuana plants, a shotgun and several thousand dollars in cash were seized Wednesday after Lancaster deputies raided a home in the 23400 block of East Avenue K-8, authorities said. Jarrett Gregory, 27, of Huntington Beach and Steven Devlin, 34, of Oceanside were arrested at the residence and jailed in lieu of…

Most Wanted AV Parolees

Most wanted AV Parolees 7.31.14

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. Val Moore Val Moore is a 22-year-old black male…

Palmdale Station’s Most Wanted

Palmdale Station Most Wanted 7.30.14

PALMDALE – Palmdale Sheriff’s Station detectives are seeking your help in locating a suspect wanted for domestic violence and a suspect wanted for grand theft, 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…

Lancaster robbery suspects arrested in Van Nuys

Home Invasion AV

LANCASTER – A vehicle-tracking system led local deputies to Van Nuys on Tuesday, where they arrested two suspects accused of robbing a 60-year-old woman at her Lancaster home in the 1800 block of Arbuckle Way, authorities said. The home invasion robbery suspects were arrested after a car chase; and two handguns, two stolen televisions and…

DUI checkpoint planned in Lancaster this Friday

DUI Checkpoint

LANCASTER – The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s Lancaster Station will be conducting a DUI/Driver’s License Checkpoint at an undisclosed location in Lancaster on Friday, August 1, between the hours of 6 p.m. and 2 a.m.  Deputies will be contacting drivers passing through the checkpoint for signs of alcohol impairment.  Deputies will also check for proper…

Robbery, murder trial opens

Timothy Johnson (left) is charged with murder, torture and two counts of armed robbery in connection with a March 23, 2012 robbery that ended in the death of Reed Keith (right).

LANCASTER – A trial is underway in an Antelope Valley courtroom for Timothy Johnson, the 25-year-old man charged with robbing and murdering a Lancaster store owner in 2012. The jury heard an opening statement from the prosecution Monday afternoon. Facts, witness testimony and physical evidence would prove that Johnson robbed the e-Chap Computers and More…

Lancaster Station’s Most Wanted

Most Wanted Lancaster 1 captured

LANCASTER – The Lancaster Sheriff’s Station is seeking your help in locating the following suspects. 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). UPDATED – Suspected thief captured The white male suspect in this image was captured at…

Man arrested for kidnapping, carjacking

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LANCASTER – Just hours after an alleged kidnapping and carjacking early Wednesday morning, Lancaster Sheriff’s deputies had a suspect in custody. Michael Ealy, 26, was arrested when deputies found him sitting in the stolen vehicle about two hours after the alleged incident, according to a press release from the Lancaster Sheriff’s Station. Read it below: Lancaster…

Most Wanted AV Parolees

Wanted AV Parolees 7.23.14

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. 265 or 266. You may also contact their 24-hour hotline at 661-524-4492. Alfred Stewart Alfred Stewart is a 36-year-old…

Palmdale Station’s Most Wanted

Palmdale Most Wanted 7.22.14

PALMDALE – The Palmdale Sheriff’s Station is seeking your help in locating three suspects wanted for burglary, all 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). Devon Maddox Devon…

Results from weekend DUI checkpoints

DUI

ANTELOPE VALLEY – DUI checkpoints conducted by the Lancaster and Palmdale Sheriff’s Stations this past Friday yielded more than 50 arrests, but none of the arrests were for driving under the influence, authorities said. The Lancaster checkpoint was conducted on Avenue J at Hanstead Avenue on Friday, July 18, from 6 p.m. to 2 a.m.…

Alleged DUI driver facing multiple felonies

Antonio took off running after the crash, but he was captured a short time later, one of the victims said. (LUIS MEZA)

PALMDALE – A 21-year-old Palmdale man accused of driving under the influence, crashing into an SUV carrying small children and then attempting to flee the scene on foot is facing multiple felony charges, authorities said. Nestor Kevin Antonio was charged Friday with driving under the influence of an alcoholic beverage causing injury, driving with a…

Lancaster Station’s Most Wanted

Most Wanted Lancaster 7.17.14

LANCASTER – The Lancaster Sheriff’s Station is seeking your help in locating the following suspects. 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). Johnny Magdaleno Johnny Magdaleno is a 42-year-old Hispanic male with brown hair and hazel…

Palmdale Station’s Most Wanted

ID theft suspect most wanted Palmdale 7.15.14

PALMDALE – The Palmdale Sheriff’s Station is seeking your help in locating a suspect wanted for identity theft who is believed to be in the Antelope Valley area. If you recognize him, or know where he might be hiding, contact detectives using the information next to the suspect’s photo or by calling 1-800-222-tips (8477). Attempt to I.D.…