Crime News

Woman charged in human trafficking case

The criminal case was filed after an Amber Alert triggered an extensive search for an 18-month-old girl. The child was found alone in a shed in Palmdale, still strapped into a car seat.

LANCASTER – A 44-year-old woman is facing multiple felony charges in the human trafficking case against an alleged pimp accused of kidnapping a baby and abandoning the child in a shed in Palmdale. Regina Renee Estorga is charged, along with 33-year-old Brandon Michael Wynn, in a criminal case that involves two women allegedly forced into…

Palmdale Station’s Most Wanted

Palmdale Most Wanted 8.4.15

Palmdale Sheriff’s Station detectives are seeking your help in locating two suspects wanted for domestic violence, 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’ photos or by calling 1-800-222-tips (8477). Mark Beverforden Mark Beverforden is…

Suspected motorcycle thief arrested after crash

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LANCASTER – A private security guard helped deputies nab a 54-year-old man who allegedly robbed a victim of his motorcycle early Monday morning and then crashed the vehicle less than an hour later, authorities said. Raleigh Wall was arrested on suspicion of carjacking in connection with an incident that began around 2:10 a.m. Monday, Aug.…

70-year-old thwarts attack with rifle butt

The attack happened at this residence in the 16700 block of Pearblossom Highway in Littlerock. (Photo by LUIS MEZA)

LITTLEROCK – A 70-year-old Littlerock man saved his elderly and disabled roommates from an attack Saturday night by hitting the assailant on the head with the butt of a rifle, authorities said. The attack happened about 10:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 1, at a residence in the 16700 block of Pearblossom Highway, according to Lt. Ken…

Lancaster Station’s Most Wanted

Lancaster Most Wanted 7.30.15

LANCASTER –Lancaster Sheriff’s Station detectives are 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 (8477). Enrique Manuel Mena Enrique Mena is a 29-year-old Hispanic male with black hair and brown…

Help locate missing Lancaster man [update: found]

Paul Minnicks III missing 7.29.15

LANCASTER – Detectives are seeking the public’s assistance in locating an 80-year-old Lancaster man who suffers from dementia and has been missing since early Tuesday afternoon. Paul Minnicks III was last seen around 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 28, leaving his residence on Gillan Avenue in Lancaster. He left his home in a white 2006 Toyota…

Man shot, injured in officer-involved shooting near Rosamond

ROSAMOND – A man was shot and injured Tuesday after he allegedly brandished a handgun and fired one round at Kern County Sheriff’s deputies attempting to serve a felony arrest warrant, authorities said. The officer-involved shooting happened around 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 28, on the 10000 block of Hamilton Road, about 10 miles northwest of…

Palmdale Station’s Most Wanted

Carlos Ticas Palmdale Most Wanted 7.29.15

Palmdale Sheriff’s Station detectives are seeking your help in locating a suspect wanted for domestic violence. 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 (8477). Carlos Ticas Carlos Ticas is a 30-year-old Hispanic male with brown eyes and…

Most Wanted AV Parolees

Wanted AV Parolees 7.28.15

LANCASTER – The Antelope Valley Parole Office is seeking your help in locating the following at-large parolees. If you recognize these parolees and know where they might be located, contact the Antelope Valley Parole Office at 661-729-0530, ext. 272. You may also call the anonymous 24-hour hotline at 661-524-4492. David Cruz David Cruz is a…

CHP to conduct DUI checkpoint Friday

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The California Highway Patrol will conduct a sobriety and driver’s license checkpoint in the Antelope Valley this Friday, July 31, officials announced Tuesday. The checkpoint will be staffed by uniformed officers from the CHP who are trained in detecting alcohol and drug impaired drivers. Officers will be equipped with handheld, blood alcohol testing devices, which…

Brothers sentenced for 7-year-old girl’s shooting death

Desirae Macias was shot in the head on Sept. 4, 2013, and died four days
later after being taken off life support.

LANCASTER – Two brothers were sentenced Friday for the 2013 murder of a 7-year-old girl during a car-to-car shooting in Palmdale. Lancaster Superior Court Judge Eric Harmon ordered Jesus Alberto Peralta, 24, to serve 125 years to life in prison and imposed a 46-year to life sentence on his brother, 21-year-old Carlos Peralta. The two…

Second vigil set for missing Littlerock woman

The Homicide Bureau released an advisory Monday seeking the public's help to locate Monique, describing her as 5-foot-3 in height, weighing 140 pounds with shoulder-length brown hair and hazel eyes. View the advisory here.

LITTLEROCK –More than two months have passed since 28-year-old Monique “Mo” Figueroa vanished without a trace, and loved ones are hoping to bring renewed attention to the Littlerock mother’s disappearance. Family members are inviting the entire community to a prayer vigil this Sunday, July 26, at 7 p.m., at the Littlerock Community Church, located at…

Most Wanted AV Parolees

Most Wanted AV Parolees 7.22.15

LANCASTER – The Antelope Valley Parole Office is seeking your help in locating the following at-large parolees. If you recognize these parolees and know where they might be located, contact the Antelope Valley Parole Office at 661-729-0530, ext. 272. You may also call the anonymous 24-hour hotline at 661-524-4492. Nolan Reimann Nolan Reimann is a…