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Lancaster Station’s Most Wanted

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LANCASTER – The Lancaster Sheriff’s Station is seeking your help in locating the following suspect. 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. Arturo Tovar Arturo Tovar is a 29-year-old male with brown hair and brown eyes. He…

Homemade candles trigger mall evacuation

Suspicious package/ homemade candles [LUIS MEZA]

PALMDALE – A suspicious package left near the JC Penney entrance prompted evacuation of the Antelope Valley Mall Thursday afternoon at 1233 Rancho Vista Boulevard in Palmdale, authorities said. The suspicious package call came in around 2:30 p.m., according to a news release from the Sheriff’s Information Bureau. The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s arson/explosives team…

Stepsister, man charged in woman’s killing

Kimberly Harvill shown in a drawing authorities released in hopes of identifying her after her body was found. Suspects Joshua Robertson and Brittany Humphrey were arrested Thursday, Aug. 25, in Pueblo, Colorado.

LOS ANGELES – A woman and her boyfriend were charged Thursday with the murder of her stepsister, who was found dead last month near state Route 138 in northern Los Angeles County. Britney Sue Humphrey, 22, and Joshua Aaron Robertson, 27, are charged in the death of 26-year-old Kimberly Harvill and were previously charged with…

Palmdale Station’s Most Wanted

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Palmdale Sheriff’s Station detectives are seeking the public’s help in locating a suspect wanted for grand theft and a suspect wanted for assault with a deadly weapon, 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’…

Palmdale High School students win AIRE Award

Palmdale High School’s Solar Falcon Race Team and AVAMQD Board members. [Contributed photo.]

LANCASTER – Palmdale High School’s Solar Falcon Race Team on Tuesday won the 2015/2016 William J. “Pete” Knight Memorial AIRE (Achievement in Reducing Emissions) Award. Presented annually by the Antelope Valley Air Quality Management District, the AIRE award is given to a local entity or individual that makes an outstanding contribution to the prevention or…

Woman killed in 14 Freeway crash [updated]

The Toyota Tacoma’s driver was treated and released at the scene. [LUIS MEZA]

LANCASTER – A 57-year-old woman died and a 65-year-old man sustained major injuries early Tuesday morning in a crash on the Antelope Valley (14) Freeway, authorities said. The fatal collision occurred around 3:30 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 20, on southbound SR-14, just south of Avenue M in the Palmdale area, according to a California Highway Patrol…

Lancaster Station’s Most Wanted

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LANCASTER – The Lancaster Sheriff’s Station is seeking your help in locating the following suspect. If you recognize him and know where he might be located, contact detectives using the information beneath the suspect’s photo or by calling 1-800-222-TIPS. Dorian Michael Gray Dorian Gray is 20-year-old male with black hair and brown eyes. He is approximately…

Motorcyclist killed in Littlerock crash

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LITTLEROCK – A 46-year-old man died in Littlerock Wednesday evening after he crashed his motorcycle into a car that was turning into a residential driveway, authorities said. Chris Ramirez of California City was pronounced dead at the scene of the collision, which occurred around 6:08 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 14, on Avenue R-4, north of 102nd…

Man hit, killed crossing street on bicycle in Palmdale

Amin Hopkins, 39, of Lancaster was pronounced dead at the scene, coroner’s officials said. [JOHN MEZA]

PALMDALE – A man crossing the street on a bicycle was hit by two cars and killed in Palmdale Monday morning, authorities said. It happened around 6:50 a.m. Monday, Sept. 12, on Rancho Vista Boulevard and Country Club Drive, according to a news release from the Palmdale Sheriff’s Station. “The preliminary facts of this investigation…

Man beaten to death in Palmdale

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PALMDALE – A 34-year-old man who got into a fist fight during a street basketball game in Palmdale Saturday night died of his injuries, and two men were detained in connection with his beating death, authorities said. Michael Orlando Grigsby of Palmdale was pronounced dead at 8:35 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 10, coroner’s Assistant Chief Ed…

Palmdale man gets 23 years for attacks on female joggers

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LANCASTER – A Palmdale man convicted of attacking two female joggers in the Antelope Valley was sentenced Friday to 23 years in state prison, the Los Angeles District Attorney’s Office announced. Heriberto D. Romero, 34, was also ordered to register as a sex offender for the rest of his life. His conviction stemmed from attacks…

Robbery suspect shot by security guard in Palmdale

The suspect was taken to the hospital for his injuries. [LUIS MEZA]

PALMDALE – A robbery suspect was hospitalized after being shot Wednesday night by a supermarket security guard in Palmdale who attempted to take him into custody. The robbery was initially reported as a petty theft around 8:15 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 7, at Vallarta Supermarket at 440 E. Palmdale Blvd., according to Lt. Brian Dunn of…

$20K reward offered in Lancaster shooting death

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LANCASTER – The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors approved a $20,000 reward Tuesday for information leading to the gunman who killed 22-year-old William Clay Settle in Lancaster last month. Supervisor Michael Antonovich recommended the reward in what he characterized as a gang-related shooting. “We hope justice will be carried out,” Antonovich told the Settle’s…

AV Hospital seeking volunteers

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LANCASTER – Antelope Valley Hospital  is looking for volunteers who want to help others and gain experience in a healthcare setting. “Volunteers at Antelope Valley Hospital represent a diverse variety of backgrounds, ages, interests and experience levels,” stated Mary Binkowski, director of volunteer resources. “We rely on the talent of our volunteers to support our…

Palmdale Sheriff’s Station seeking applicants for Community Advisory Committee

Palmdale's Community Advisory Committee. [contributed]

PALMDALE – The Palmdale Sheriff’s Station is seeking applicants for its Community Advisory Committee, a panel of local residents who work to enhance the communication and trust between law enforcement and Antelope Valley residents. Community Advisory Committee members are non-paid volunteers. “The Palmdale Community Advisory Committee is intended to build a better understanding between the…