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Palmdale teen killed in 14 Freeway motorcycle crash

The motorcycle came to rest underneath a Toyota Tundra. CHP officers said there were at least four vehicles involved in the crash, but they're still trying to determine the sequence of events. (LUIS MEZA)

PALMDALE – A 17-year-old motorcycle rider was killed Wednesday night in a traffic crash on the Antelope Valley (14) Freeway, authorities said. The fatal collision occurred around 8:25 p.m. Nov. 19 on southbound SR-14 near the Pearblossom on-ramp, according to a preliminary report from the California Highway Patrol. A 17-year-old male, riding a 2000 Yamaha,…

Palmdale Station’s Most Wanted

Palmdale Most Wanted 11.20.14

PALMDALE – Palmdale detectives are seeking your help in locating a suspect wanted for attempted murder and a suspect wanted for assault with a deadly weapon, 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’…

Most Wanted AV Parolees

Christina Brooks

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. Taylor Bingaman Taylor Bingaman is a 27-year-old white male with brown hair and blue eyes. He is approximately…

DUI checkpoint in Lancaster this Friday

DUI Checkpoint

LANCASTER – The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department will be conducting a DUI/Driver’s License Checkpoint at an undisclosed location in Lancaster this Friday, Nov. 21, 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…

Three arrested in Lancaster double stabbing

A 17-year-old boy and a 24-year-old woman was stabbed after a drug deal went bad, authorities said. (LUIS MEZA)

LANCASTER – Two teenagers and a 52-year-old woman were arrested Monday afternoon after a squabble over drugs escalated into a double stabbing at a Lancaster strip mall, authorities said. Around 2:30 p.m., Monday, Nov. 17, deputies responded to a call regarding a fight in the parking lot of the shopping center on 10th Street West…

Homeless man charged in attempted kidnapping

Guillermo Ceniceros

A 39-year-old homeless man was charged Friday with attempting to kidnap and rape a 13-year-old girl from a Santa Clarita bus bench, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced. Guillermo Lomelí Ceniceros faces five felony counts: one count each of attempted kidnapping to commit rape, attempted kidnapping for child molesting and lewd act upon…

Palmdale man gets 5+ years for transporting meth to Nebraska

Jose Garcia (Booking photo courtesy Lincoln Journal Star via Lancaster County Corrections Department.)

LINCOLN – A 26-year-old Palmdale truck driver has been sentenced to more than five years in federal prison for transporting methamphetamine to Nebraska, authorities said. Jose Antonio Garcia brought 6.25 pounds of methamphetamine from California to Lincoln this past April and was busted after authorities found the drugs hidden in an air compressor, according to…

Lancaster quadruple murder trial underway

Cory King, shown in the 2008 booking photo, is accused of killing the four females, then setting fire to the house before fleeing in the family car.

LANCASTER – More than six years after a Lancaster mother and three of her daughters were found dead inside their burning home, a trial is underway in an Antelope Valley courtroom for the man accused of killing them. Corey Lynn King, now 24, is charged with four counts of first-degree murder with special circumstances and…

Detectives seeking witnesses after local road rage incident

Crime AV Alert

PALMDALE – Local detectives are seeking witnesses to a road rage incident that occurred between 8:30 and 8:50 a.m., Wednesday, Nov. 12, on northbound Sierra Highway, between Avenue P and Avenue M. “The parties involved were driving a green Honda Accord and a black Honda Accord,” stated Lancaster Community Relations deputy Miguel Ruiz, adding that…

Palmdale Station’s Most Wanted

Palmdale Most Wanted 11.11.14

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

Couple re-arrested, charged in Boron infant’s death

Stephanie Bramlett (Facebook photo)

BORON – A 27-year-old woman and her former live-in boyfriend have been charged with murdering the woman’s 1-year-old son more than four years ago. Stephanie Nicole Bramlett and 29-year-old Adam Parrish are each charged with murder, child abuse causing great bodily injury, torture, and willful cruelty to a child, according to the Kern County Sheriff’s…

Armed man shot, killed by Palmdale deputies

A man was shot dead by Sheriff’s deputies Friday, Nov. 7 on Rancho Vista Boulevard near Cricket Lane in Palmdale. Friends said the man was a veteran, who was suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder and set on ending his life that morning. (Photo by LUIS MEZA)

PALMDALE – An armed suicidal man was shot and killed by deputies early Friday morning in Palmdale, authorities said. The deputy-involved shooting occurred around 3:48 a.m. in the 4200 block of Rancho Vista Boulevard, according to Deputy Ryan Rouzan of the Sheriff’s Information Bureau. “Palmdale station deputies received a call of, ‘a man with a…

Fourth defendant found guilty in Lancaster ranch killings

On July 5, 2006, 64-year-old retired plastic surgeon Esfandiar “Steve” Kadivar was found shot to death at his remote, 200-acre, desert ranch in Lancaster. Evidence suggested Dr. Kadivar was feeding livestock on the ranch at the time of his murder. (Photos courtesy LASD)

LANCASTER – A fourth codefendant has been found guilty of two murders at a plastic surgeon’s ranch in Lancaster, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced. Arturo Verdín, 47, was found guilty late Thursday (Nov. 6) of two counts of first-degree murder with special circumstances of committing them for financial gain, lying in wait…

UPDATED: Missing Lancaster girl found

Danay is a 14-year-old girl who stands about 5 feet 7 inches tall and weighs around 120 pounds. She goes by the nickname of “Nay Nay.”

UPDATED @ 7 p.m., 11/7/14: Lancaster Sheriff’s Station officials just confirmed that Danay Alford was found safe. Details surrounding her return were not immediately available Friday evening. ****Earlier Story **** LANCASTER – Local detectives are seeking your help in locating a missing 14-year-old Lancaster girl who may be suicidal. Danay Alissa Alford was last seen…

Rapper shot to death at Palmdale McDonald’s

Family members identified the victim as 38-year-old Habib Ameer Zekajj. (Contributed)

PALMDALE – Authorities Thursday night were still searching for the gunman who shot and killed a man at a Palmdale McDonald’s in front of more than a dozen lunchtime customers. The daylight shooting happened around 12:30 p.m. inside the McDonald’s on 47th Street East and Avenue S, according to Lt. John Corina of the Los…

2 plead to accessory in murder of Lancaster ATC rider

Stephen Finson was found shot to death Feb. 24  near his ATC in the 13300 block of East Avenue H.

LANCASTER – A 44-year-old woman and a 23-year-old man have pleaded to multiple felonies for their after-the-fact role in the murder of Stephen Finson, the Lancaster man shot to death while riding his all-terrain cycle in the desert this past February. Christine Lee Banghart and Antonio Lopez appeared in an Antelope Valley courtroom Wednesday and pleaded…