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Results from weekend DUI checkpoints

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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.…

Palmdale checkpoint Friday, CHP DUI checkpoint Saturday

Drivers who are determined to be under the influence will be arrested and their vehicles towed away, CHP officials said. (File image)

PALMDALE – The Sheriff Department’s Palmdale Station will be conducting a DUI/Driver’s License Checkpoint at an undisclosed location in Palmdale on Friday, July 18, from 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 drivers for proper licensing and…

DUI checkpoint 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 on Friday (July 18) at an undisclosed location in Lancaster, between the hours of 6 p.m. and 2 a.m. Deputies will be contacting drivers passing through the checkpoint for signs of alcohol and/or drug impairment.  Deputies will also…

Octomom pleads to welfare fraud

In October 2012, Octomom gave Rumorfix.com a tour of her Palmdale home (see video above). Screenshot courtesy Rumorfix.com.

One-time Antelope Valley resident Nadya “Octomom” Suleman pleaded no contest Monday to one misdemeanor count of welfare fraud for failing to report nearly $30,000 in earnings when she filed for welfare in Lancaster, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced. The 39-year-old Suleman, whose real name is Natalie Denise Suleman, entered her plea after proving to…

Man found dead after home burglary call

Crime scene investigators converge at the Lake Los Angeles home where a man was found dead early Saturday morning. (Photo by LUIS MEZA)

Lancaster Sheriff’s deputies responding to a Lake Los Angeles home burglary call Friday morning found a 55-year-old man dead inside the home, according to a press release from the Sheriff’s Headquarters Bureau. Read it below: Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Homicide detectives are continuing their investigation into the circumstances surrounding the death of a 55-year-old man…

Most Wanted AV Parolees

Most Wanted AV Parolees 7.11.14

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. 265 or 266. You may also contact their 24-hour hotline at 661-524-4492. Harold Hill Harold Hill is a 56-year-old…

Juveniles arrested for allegedly assaulting joggers

Crime AV Alert

PALMDALE – Sheriff’s detectives Thursday morning picked up two of the four juveniles accused of attacking a couple in their mid-40s out for an evening run in the Anaverde housing community. Both juveniles were arrested on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon, and detectives are confident they will find the other two individuals, according…

Car wash fundraiser Saturday for Lancaster man shot to death

Marc Spinner

LANCASTER – Loved ones are hosting a car wash fundraiser this Saturday to cover the memorial service for Marc Spinner, the 27-year-old man shot to death last month in his Lancaster home. The day-long fundraiser starts at 8 a.m., Saturday, July 12 at Meece Car Audio, located at 169 West Avenue J-5 in Lancaster. Donations of…

Lancaster Station’s Most Wanted

Lancaster Station Most Wanted 7.10.14

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). Krista Garcia Krista Garcia is 22-year-old Hispanic female with red hair and brown eyes.…

UPDATED: ‘Pillowcase Rapist’ released to AV

Christopher Evans Hubbart (shown in this undated booking photo) was dubbed the “Pillowcase Rapist” because he muffled his victims’ screams with a pillowcase over their heads. Hubbart, who admitted to raping approximately 40 women between 1971 and 1982, was released June 9, 2014 and placed in a resident at 20315 East Avenue R.

The Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office confirmed that serial rapist Christopher Evans Hubbart was released Wednesday, July 9 and placed in a residence at 20315 East Avenue R, an unincorporated area of Los Angeles County. Hubbart was released from state custody during the morning hours and transported to Lancaster Sheriff’s Station, where he completed his mandated…

Man gets 17 to life for Lancaster daylight shooting death

Randy Sullivan sentenced1

LANCASTER – The last of the three men convicted in the 2012 daylight murder of a man in Lancaster has been sentenced for the crime. Randy “Bam” Sullivan was sentenced Wednesday to serve 17 years to life in state prison, according to Los Angeles County Deputy District Attorney Jon Hatami. Sullivan received 15 years to life…

Bicyclist hit, driver charged with leaving scene

The bicyclist, whose hair was stuck on the Durango's windshield, was transported to a local hospital for treatment. (LUIS MEZA)

LANCASTER – A 43-year-old driver who allegedly collided with a bicyclist and then drove away is facing a felony charge in connection with the incident. Towana Byers was charged Tuesday with one count of leaving the scene of an injury accident, according to Ricardo Santiago of the Los Angeles District Attorney’s office. Sheriff’s officials have released…

Wanted parolee turns himself in

Julius Jackson

LANCASTER – Nearly two weeks after landing on the local parole office’s “Most Wanted” list, a 35-year-old sex offender has turned himself in, authorities said. “Julius Jackson turned himself in to our California Parole Apprehension team. He met them last night [July 7] at the Lancaster Metrolink station at 6 p.m., and he was placed…

Alleged DUI crash injures 4

Caravan crash

PALMDALE – A 25-year-old Lancaster woman was arrested on suspicion of DUI Sunday after she slammed her SUV into a van and injured four people, including a teenager who sustained life-threatening injuries. The collision occurred around 3:51 a.m., July 6, in the intersection of 47th Street East and Avenue S. The suspected drunk driver was…

Pillowcase rapist release delayed

Christopher Evans Hubbart (shown in this undated booking photo) was dubbed the “Pillowcase Rapist” because he muffled his victims’ screams with a pillowcase over their heads. Hubbart, who admitted to raping approximately 40 women between 1971 and 1982, was ordered released to an Antelope Valley home on or before July 7, 2014.

LOS ANGELES – A Santa Clara County judge has delayed the release of 63-year-old serial rapist Christopher Evans Hubbart to an Antelope Valley location until on or before July 21, the Los Angeles District Attorney’s Office announced Thursday. Judge Gilbert Brown previously set this Monday, July 7 as the release date for Hubbart to be placed…

Lancaster woman ordered to trial for sexually abusing girls

Child sexual abuse

LANCASTER – A 37-year-old woman accused of sexually abusing and helping her husband rape underage girls in their Lancaster home must stand trial on multiple felony charges, a judge ruled Wednesday. Denya Rohde was held to answer to one count of continuous sexual abuse, one count of oral copulation of a person under 14, three counts…