Lancaster

Alleged shooter charged in 2012 Lancaster street brawl murder

Houston, a new father, was shot 12 times during an afternoon street brawl on Nov. 29, 2012.

LANCASTER – A man who allegedly killed another man during an afternoon street brawl in Lancaster in 2012 has been caught and charged with murder. Cedric Carl Burton Jr., aka Dirty Devil aka Lil Ced, was arrested Wednesday while entering the Antelope Valley Courthouse on an unrelated case, according to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office.…

Memorial Day ceremonies planned in Palmdale, Lancaster

Memorial Day ceremony preview 2016

PALMDALE – Ceremonies paying tribute to those who died in service are planned in both Palmdale and Lancaster to mark Memorial Day. The Antelope Valley Service Organization Association (AVSOA) will hold its annual Memorial Day Ceremony at 11 a.m. Monday, May 30, at Desert Lawn Memorial Park, located at 2200 East Avenue S in Palmdale.…

26 arrested, 2 for DUI at Lancaster checkpoint

DUI

LANCASTER – One motorist was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol, another was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of drugs, and nearly two dozen motorists were cited for license violations at a DUI/driver’s license checkpoint conducted in Lancaster this past weekend, authorities said. The checkpoint was conducted at Avenue K…

Local deputies honored for lifesaving actions

David A. Nisenoff of the Palmdale Sheriff's Station [right] was among the honorees. [contributed]

LOS ANGELES – Sheriff Jim McDonnell on Thursday honored 31 members of the Sheriff’s Department for their heroic actions.   Among those presented with Lifesaving medals were two deputies assigned to the Lancaster Station — Elijah J. Goffigan and Erik M. Riddle — and three deputies assigned to the Palmdale Station — Robert C. Hawkins,…

Lancaster man gets 16 years for homemade bomb

As a precaution, three duplexes on the 45300 block of 10th Street West were evacuated. sheriff's officials said. [photo by LUIS MEZA]

LANCASTER – A 52-year-old Lancaster man who was caught with an improvised explosive device that he planned to detonate at the home of his ex-girlfriend and her husband was sentenced Thursday  to 16 years in prison. Vernon Russell Smith pleaded no contest last month to a felony count of attempting to explode a destructive device…

Lancaster Station’s Most Wanted

Lancaster Most Wanted 5.19.16

LANCASTER – The Lancaster Sheriff’s Station is seeking your help in locating and identifying 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. Tommii Nunley Tommii Nunley is a 47-year-old male with black hair and brown…

Metrolink to lower fares for shorter trips

Metrolink

LOS ANGELES – The Metrolink Board of Directors voted to decrease fares for trips 20 miles and under, the agency announced Wednesday. The lower fares will go into effect July 1, marking the second time in 2016 fares for short-distance trips have been decreased on Metrolink trains. Monthly passholders could save up to $84 a…

Voter registration May 23 for June primary

Your Vote Counts

LOS ANGELES – People who wish to register to vote or switch party affiliations in time for the June 7 primary election have one more week to do so, Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk Dean Logan said. The deadline to register or make any changes is 11:59 p.m. on Monday, May 23. Residents can apply…

Weekend DUI checkpoint planned in Lancaster

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 from 6 p.m. Friday, May 20, to 2 a.m. Saturday, May 21.  Deputies will be looking for signs of alcohol and drug impairment. They also will check for proper licensing and will strive to delay motorists only…

Motorcyclist killed in single-vehicle crash

The fatal collision occurred around 3:50 a.m. on Business Center Parkway, north of Avenue K-15, in Lancaster. [LUIS MEZA]

LANCASTER – A 25-year-old motorcyclist was killed early Sunday morning in a single-vehicle crash in Lancaster, authorities said. The fatal collision occurred around 3:50 a.m. Sunday, May 15, on Business Center Parkway, north of Avenue K-15, according to a news release from the Lancaster Sheriff’s Station. The biker was riding southbound on Business Center Parkway…

Vigil planned for missing Littlerock woman

Monique Figueroa has been missing since May 19.

LANCASTER – May 19 will mark one year since Littlerock resident Monique “Mo” Figueroa went missing. Family members and loved ones are holding a vigil in Lancaster this Sunday to bring renewed attention to the young mother’s disappearance. The entire Antelope Valley community is invited to this event, which will be held from 2 to 6…

Motorcycle Awareness Blood Drive this Saturday

The fourth annual “Motorcycle Awareness Blood Drive AV: Payin’ it forward” will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, May 9, at the Antelope Valley Hospital Blood Donor Center, located at 44105 15th Street West in Lancaster. (Contributed photo of previous event.)

LANCASTER – The fifth annual Motorcycle Awareness Blood Drive kicks off this Saturday, May 14, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the Antelope Valley Hospital Blood Donor Center, located at 44105 15th Street West in Lancaster. Blood will be drawn in Suite 305, and there will be a party in the parking lot, according to organizers. Festivities…

8 charged in drug smuggling conspiracy at California prison

The drug counselor allegedly smuggled narcotics into the prison, concealed in chip bags, officials said. [Photo: US Attorney’s Office]

SAN DIEGO – A Lancaster man and woman are among eight people who were indicted by a federal grand jury on charges that they were members of a network that smuggled methamphetamine, heroin and marijuana into the Calipatria State Prison. Ryan Hawes, 25, was arrested in Lancaster early Tuesday morning, while 29-year-old Brittney Turner is still…

Open House May 21 at Lancaster Sheriff’s Station

The Lancaster Sheriff's Station is located at 501 West Lancaster Boulevard.

LANCASTER – Lancaster Sheriff’s Station will be hosting an Open House on Saturday, May 21. The event will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the station, located at 501 West Lancaster Boulevard in Lancaster. Visitors will get a guided tour of the station and learn more about the sheriff department’s many programs. Representatives…

Girl found alone in Lancaster park

LANCASTER (CNS) – A 3-year-old girl was found alone Monday in a park in Lancaster, and her parents were questioned by investigators, authorities said. The little girl was found in a city park located between 10th Street West and Avenue K-8 late Monday night, according to Lancaster Station sheriff’s Sgt. Harold Morrow. The girl was…

Sample ballots en route for June 7 presidential primary

Sample ballots presidential primary

LOS ANGELES – Millions of Los Angeles County voters, including many Antelope Valley residents, will begin receiving their sample ballots for the June presidential primary over the next three weeks, the county clerk said Friday. The Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk began sending out 4.7 million sample ballot booklets to registered voters and will continue the…

Detectives seeking information in Lancaster traffic crash

[LUIS MEZA]

LANCASTER – Lancaster Sheriff’s Station detectives are investigating a major traffic collision that left a passenger in critical condition. The two-vehicle crash happened around 5:05 p.m. Wednesday, May 4, on Avenue K at 20th Street East in Lancaster, according to a news release from the Lancaster Sheriff’s Station. “Preliminary investigations indicate the driver of a Blue…