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Palmdale Station’s Most Wanted

Palmdale Most Wanted 7.20.16

PALMDALE – Detectives from the Palmdale Sheriff’s Station are seeking the public’s help in locating a suspect wanted for receiving stolen property and a suspect wanted for domestic violence, 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…

Suspect wounded in Rosamond officer-involved shooting

[Photo by reader TONY HENRIKSEN]

ROSAMOND – A 32-year-old man was shot and wounded by Kern County Sheriff’s deputies in Rosamond early Tuesday morning after he allegedly led deputies on a short pursuit and then brandished a shotgun, authorities said. Samuel Johnson was transported to Antelope Valley Hospital with moderate injuries and is expected to survive, according to a news release…

Lawsuit settled in crash that killed sleeping teen

Giselle Mendoza was a student at Palmdale High School.

LOS ANGELES – The mother of a 16-year-old Palmdale High School sophomore who died when a SUV slammed into their apartment reached a settlement of the lawsuit she filed against the intoxicated man behind the wheel, as well as the building’s owner. Maria Mendoza sought unspecified damages on allegations of wrongful death and negligence. On…

Judge rejects Baca plea deal

Lee Baca guilty

LOS ANGELES – A federal judge on Monday rejected a proposed plea deal between former Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca and prosecutors that called for the retired lawman to serve anywhere from zero to six months in prison for lying to investigators. U.S. District Judge Percy Anderson said a six-month sentence would “trivialize” Baca’s…

Lancaster DUI checkpoint results

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LANCASTER – The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s Lancaster Station conducted a DUI/driver’s license checkpoint from 6 p.m. Friday, July 15, to 2 a.m. Saturday, July 16. The operation was conducted at Avenue L and 27th Street West, according to a news release from the Sheriff’s Information Bureau. The results from the checkpoint are as follows: * 1244…

Lake Hughes woman gets 22 to life for fatal DUI crash

2012 booking photo of Jessica Louise Cowan [Santa Ana Police Dept.]

SANTA ANA – A Lake Hughes woman who drove drunk in Santa Ana and struck three people, killing a 6-year-old girl whose sister and mother were left with brain injuries, was sentenced Friday to 22 years to life in prison. Jessicah Louise Cowan, 37, was convicted April 15 of second-degree murder, gross vehicular  manslaughter and…

Palmdale chase leads to four arrests

The suspect's girlfriend, Malorie Aguilera, 24, was booked for suspicion of destroying evidence and an outstanding arrest warrant, officials said. [LUIS MEZA]

PALMDALE – – A suspected drug dealer led authorities on a pursuit that led deputies to arrest him — as well as his father, mother and girlfriend — authorities said Friday. The chain of events began at about 10:20 p.m. Thursday, July 14, when a sheriff’s deputy attempted to pull over a reckless driver in…

3 sentenced for Palmdale home burglary spree

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LANCASTER – Two men and a woman, all from Lancaster, entered no contest pleas Wednesday for a string of home burglaries in Palmdale from October 2014 to January 2015, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced. Dean Bailey Johnson, 26, pleaded no contest to three counts of first-degree burglary and admitted a prior strike…

Palmdale Station’s Most Wanted

Palmdale Most Wanted 7.13.16

PALMDALE – Detectives from the sheriff’s Palmdale Station are attempting to identify two armed robbers and locate a suspected car thief. 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 (8477). Attempt to ID – Armed robbery suspects In…

Most Wanted AV Parolees

Most Wanted AV Parolees 7.12.16

LANCASTER – The Antelope Valley Parole Office is seeking your help in locating the following parolees who failed to report to their agents. If you recognize these parolees and know where they might be located, contact the Antelope Valley Parole Office at 661-729-0530, ext. 272. Shawn Dixon Shawn Dixon is a 26-year-old male with brown…

DUI checkpoint in Lancaster this Friday

DUI Checkpoint

LANCASTER – 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 Lancaster this Friday, July 15, between the hours of 6 p.m. and 2 a.m. Deputies will be looking for signs of alcohol and drug impairment. They also will check for proper licensing and will strive…

Lawsuit filed in construction worker suicide

LOS ANGELES – A woman whose car was struck by a Palmdale man who committed suicide by jumping from a downtown highrise under construction has filed a lawsuit against the company building the project where the decedent was working. Donna Crockett and her husband, Jamie Crockett, filed the lawsuit in Los Angeles Superior Court against…

Palmdale man charged with murder for triple-fatal crash

The fatal crash occurred was reported around 9:19 p.m. Sunday, June 19, on Avenue D (SR138 West), just west of the Antelope Valley (14) Freeway. (Photo by LUIS MEZA)

LANCASTER – A 37-year-old Palmdale man has been charged with multiple counts of murder in connection with a traffic collision in Lancaster that claimed the lives of two women and a 2-year-old girl, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced Friday. Eric Deshawn Johnson faces three counts of murder and one count of driving…

Lancaster Station’s Most Wanted

Lancaster Station Most Wanted 7.7.16

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 located, contact detectives using the information next to the suspects’ photos or by calling 1-800-222-TIPS. Damaris Wade Damaris Wade was highlighted on Lancaster Station’s Most Wanted list last month, but he…

Palmdale Station’s Most Wanted

Palmdale Most Wanted 7.6.16

PALMDALE – The Palmdale Sheriff’s Station is seeking your help in locating a suspect wanted for receiving stolen property and a suspect wanted for domestic violence, 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’…