Public Safety/ Crime News

6 injured in head-on collision

Injury Crash

LAKE LOS ANGELES – Four adults and two children were injured Thursday in a head-on collision that happened after a minivan’s driver attempted to pass a big rig, authorities said. The collision occurred around 2:20 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 22, on 170th Street East north of Avenue M, according to a California Highway Patrol report. Jamelia Jenkins,…

Lancaster Station’s Most Wanted

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LANCASTER – The Lancaster Sheriff’s Station is seeking your help in locating the following suspect. If you recognize him and know where he might be located, contact detectives using the information next to the suspect’s photo or by calling 1-800-222-TIPS. Arturo Tovar Arturo Tovar is a 29-year-old male with brown hair and brown eyes. He…

Homemade candles trigger mall evacuation

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PALMDALE – A suspicious package left near the JC Penney entrance prompted evacuation of the Antelope Valley Mall Thursday afternoon at 1233 Rancho Vista Boulevard in Palmdale, authorities said. The suspicious package call came in around 2:30 p.m., according to a news release from the Sheriff’s Information Bureau. The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s arson/explosives team…

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, Sept. 23, 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…

Stepsister, man charged in woman’s killing

Kimberly Harvill shown in a drawing authorities released in hopes of identifying her after her body was found. Suspects Joshua Robertson and Brittany Humphrey were arrested Thursday, Aug. 25, in Pueblo, Colorado.

LOS ANGELES – A woman and her boyfriend were charged Thursday with the murder of her stepsister, who was found dead last month near state Route 138 in northern Los Angeles County. Britney Sue Humphrey, 22, and Joshua Aaron Robertson, 27, are charged in the death of 26-year-old Kimberly Harvill and were previously charged with…

AV motorcyclist killed in 14 Freeway crash

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SANTA CLARITA – A motorcyclist hit gravel spilled in the roadway and was ejected onto the Antelope Valley (14) Freeway, struck by a car and killed Wednesday night, authorities said. Keith Earl Worley, 59, of Littlerock was pronounced dead at the scene of the collision, which happened around 9:41 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 21, on southbound SR-14,…

Palmdale Station’s Most Wanted

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Palmdale Sheriff’s Station detectives are seeking the public’s help in locating a suspect wanted for grand theft and a suspect wanted for assault with a deadly weapon, 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’…

Palmdale authorities warn public of tax scam

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PALMDALE – Palmdale Sheriff’s detectives are warning the public of a tax scam targeting residents in the Antelope Valley. Scammers approach homes and identify themselves as employees of a government agency, then tell homeowners they have outstanding tax debts, according to an advisory from the Palmdale Sheriff’s Station. Homeowners are told that if they pay…

Lancaster Station’s Most Wanted

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LANCASTER – The Lancaster Sheriff’s Station is seeking your help in locating the following suspect. If you recognize him and know where he might be located, contact detectives using the information beneath the suspect’s photo or by calling 1-800-222-TIPS. Dorian Michael Gray Dorian Gray is 20-year-old male with black hair and brown eyes. He is approximately…

Motorcyclist killed in Littlerock crash

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LITTLEROCK – A 46-year-old man died in Littlerock Wednesday evening after he crashed his motorcycle into a car that was turning into a residential driveway, authorities said. Chris Ramirez of California City was pronounced dead at the scene of the collision, which occurred around 6:08 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 14, on Avenue R-4, north of 102nd…

County to crack down on immigration scams

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LOS ANGELES – The Board of Supervisors voted unanimously Tuesday to license immigration consultants in an effort to crack down on unscrupulous non lawyers who charge exorbitant fees and victimize immigrant families. Supervisors Hilda Solis and Sheila Kuehl called for an ordinance that would require licenses, set a maximum fee for preparing immigration forms and…

Most Wanted AV Parolees

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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. Robert Flores Robert Flores is a 53-year-old male with black…

Palmdale Station’s Most Wanted

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Palmdale Sheriff’s Station detectives are seeking the public’s help in locating a suspect who allegedly ran from deputies and a suspect wanted for domestic violence. Both are 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…

Suspected DUI driver arrested after fiery crash

Injury Crash

PALMDALE – A tow truck driver suffered major burns to his hands and arms early Sunday morning when a suspected DUI driver crashed his vehicle into the tow truck, causing it to burst into flames, authorities said. The collision happened around 12:05 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 11, on 90th Street East, north of Avenue O, according…

Man beaten to death in Palmdale

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PALMDALE – A 34-year-old man who got into a fist fight during a street basketball game in Palmdale Saturday night died of his injuries, and two men were detained in connection with his beating death, authorities said. Michael Orlando Grigsby of Palmdale was pronounced dead at 8:35 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 10, coroner’s Assistant Chief Ed…

11 arrested, 1 for DUI at Lancaster checkpoint

DUI

LANCASTER – One motorist was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of drugs, and 10 others were arrested for license violations at a DUI/driver’s license checkpoint conducted in Lancaster this past weekend, authorities said. The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s Lancaster Station conducted the checkpoint from 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 9, to 1…

Palmdale man gets 23 years for attacks on female joggers

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LANCASTER – A Palmdale man convicted of attacking two female joggers in the Antelope Valley was sentenced Friday to 23 years in state prison, the Los Angeles District Attorney’s Office announced. Heriberto D. Romero, 34, was also ordered to register as a sex offender for the rest of his life. His conviction stemmed from attacks…

Lancaster man arrested after overnight standoff

Sheriff's detectives examine the suspects pickup truck Friday morning. [Image courtesy LASD]

LANCASTER – A 51-year-old Lancaster man who allegedly fired shots at his ex-girlfriend’s house and then pointed a shotgun at a driver who rear-ended his pickup truck was arrested Friday morning after an overnight standoff, authorities said. Brock Bunge was arrested around 6:30 a.m. Friday, Sept. 9, and booked on suspicion of several felony charges,…