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Missing Palmdale man found dead near wrecked car

Investigators at the scene said Damien Sisley was possibly driving this Toyota MR2 eastbound on Mount Emma Road when he lost control on a curve and the car plunged off the roadway. (Photo by LUIS MEZA)

PALMDALE – A 34-year-old Palmdale man reported missing by family members was found dead Sunday afternoon near a damaged vehicle off the side of a mountain road, authorities said. Damien Sisley was found shortly after 4 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 19, in a ravine off Mount Emma Road, just east of Angeles Forest Highway, according…

Man killed by hit-and-run driver in Palmdale

A fatal hit-and-run collision occurred Wednesday, Oct. 15 on Avenue T, east of 70th Street East in Palmdale. (Photo by LUIS MEZA)

PALMDALE – Authorities need the public’s help to identify the driver who struck a 45-year-old man in Palmdale Wednesday night and then fled the scene. Around 7:32 p.m., personnel from Palmdale Sheriff’s Station responded to the fatal collision on Avenue T, east of 70th Street East, according to Detective Brent Bunch. “The preliminary facts of…

Lancaster Station’s Most Wanted

Lancaster Most Wanted 10.16.14

Lancaster Sheriff’s Station detectives are seeking your help in locating a woman wanted for abduction and four burglary suspects, 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). Angela…

AV ranks first in LA County for hate crimes per population

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The Los Angeles County Commission on Human Relations (LACCHR) on Wednesday released its annual analysis of hate crimes reported throughout Los Angeles County.  At 6.2 hate crimes per 100,000 residents in 2013, the Antelope Valley had the highest rate of hate crimes per population. The Metro Region, which stretches from West Hollywood to Boyle Heights,…

Updated: 79-year-old freeway jumper injured

Gang investigation

PALMDALE – A 79-year-old man sustained multiple fractures to his lower extremities Tuesday morning after jumping from the Avenue N bridge onto the 14 Freeway, authorities said. The incident was reported around 7:37 a.m., according to a California Highway Patrol report. “Preliminary information indicates Richard Labansat (79 years old) out of Palmdale drove his 2000…

Palmdale Station’s Most Wanted

Palmdale Most Wanted 10.14.14

PALMDALE – Palmdale Sheriff’s Station detectives are seeking your help in locating a suspect wanted for assault 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 suspects’ photos or by…

Palmdale couple charged with death of toddler

Anthony Lee Wilson was hospitalized in critical condition on Aug. 22. He passed away Oct. 5, a week after his second birthday.

PALMDALE – A 21-year-old Palmdale mother and her 24-year-old boyfriend have been charged with torturing and murdering the woman’s 2-year-old son, authorities said. Rosie Lee Wilson and Brandon Jerel Williams face one count each of murder, assault on a child causing death and torture in connection with the death of Anthony, according to Deputy District…

Lancaster deputy involved in rear-end collision

The minivan's driver braked suddenly to avoid a driver making and illegal turn, and the deputy driving behind the minivan was unable to stop in time, authorities said. (Photo by Luis Meza)

LANCASTER – A Lancaster Sheriff’s Station deputy sustained minor injuries, including a sprained wrist, when his patrol vehicle collided with a minivan in Lancaster Thursday afternoon, authorities said. The deputy-involved traffic collision occurred around 1 p.m. on Sierra Highway, just north of Avenue L-12, according to Sgt. Dave Jennings of the Lancaster Sheriff’s Station Traffic Detail.…

This week’s Most Wanted

Most Wanted Lancaster and Palmdale 10.9.14

The Palmdale and Lancaster Sheriff’s Stations are seeking your help in locating the following 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).  Jose Torres Jose Torres is a 36-year-old Hispanic male with black hair and brown…

Tortured Palmdale toddler dies, amended charges expected

Rosie Lee Wilson, 21, and Brandon Jerel Williams, 24, are each charged with assault on a child becoming comatose, torture and mayhem. Williams is also charged with one count of attempted murder and Wilson with one count of child abuse. Charges are expected to the amended with the recent death of Baby Anthony.

PALMDALE – The Palmdale toddler who was allegedly beaten and tortured by his mother and her boyfriend has died. Anthony Lee Wilson was pronounced dead at 1:26 a.m., Sunday, Oct. 5 at Children’s Hospital in Los Angeles, according to Assistant Chief Ed Winter of the Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office. Baby Anthony died a week after…

Most Wanted AV Parolees

Most Wanted AV Parolees

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. Chris Parker  Chris Parker is a 37-year-old white male…

Juvenile camp therapist to stand trial for molesting boy

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A former Camp Mendenhall therapist pleaded not guilty today after being ordered to stand trial for sexual conduct with a 16-year-old boy, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced. Ana Patricia Moennich, 35, faces one felony count each of contact with minor for sexual offense and oral copulation of a person under 18, according…

UPDATED: Man found unconscious in hospital parking lot

Gang investigation

LANCASTER – Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Homicide detectives are investigating the circumstances surrounding a man found unconscious in a hospital parking lot this past weekend. The unidentified man was discovered around 7:35 Saturday, Oct. 4, in the parking lot of Palmdale Regional Medical Center at 38600 Medical Center Drive, Sheriff’s officials said in a statement.…

Man found guilty in death of toddler during police pursuit

Marvin Travon Hicks and Madison Ruano

LANCASTER – A 47-year-old Palmdale man who led deputies on a high-speed chase that ended in the death of a 2-year-old Lancaster girl was found guilty of murder Friday in a retrial, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced. An Antelope Valley jury deliberated for three hours before finding Marvin Travon Hicks guilty of…

Local dog owner gets 15 to life in mauling death

Defense attorney Al Kim, left, and Alex Donald Jackson, right, react as Jackson's brother Vincent Jackson pleads for leniency during the sentencing hearing in an Antelope Valley courtroom Friday. Jackson was sentenced Friday to 15 years to life in state prison. (Photo courtesy Anne Cusack/Los Angeles Times)

LANCASTER – A 31-year-old man whose pack of pit bulls killed a woman in Littlerock last year was sentenced Friday to 15 years to life in state prison. Alex Donald Jackson was sentenced in an Antelope Valley courtroom for the murder of Pamela Marie Devitt – the 63-year-old woman mauled to death while out for…