65-year-old woman fatally shot in Temple City

TEMPLE CITY — A 65-year-old woman was found shot to death Sunday in a residential neighborhood, authorities said.
The woman was found shot and pronounced dead shortly before 9 a.m. in the 10300 block of Key West Street, Sgt. Rich Pena of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Headquarters Bureau said in a written statement.
No suspect was in custody in connection with the death investigation, Deputy Mark Pope added.
Sheriff’s officials declined to release any further information.
Her name was not available late Sunday, coroner’s officials said..

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Man’s body found in Pico Rivera alley

PICO RIVERA – Homicide detectives were summoned to Pico Rivera Sunday after a man’s body was discovered in an alley, authorities said.
The body was discovered about 6:30 a.m. in an alley behind the 4800 block of Layman Avenue, Sgt. Rich Pena of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Headquarter’s Bureau said in a written statement.
“Detectives will determine if the man died of natural causes or from foul play,” he said.
Officials at the sheriff’s Pico Rivera Station deferred all comment to homicide investigators and the Sheriff’s Headquarter’s Bureau.
No further information was released.

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Pico Rivera man accused of hit-and-run, assault against off-duty sheriff’s deputy in Whittier

WHITTIER — A Pico Rivera man fled the scene after crashing into an off-duty sheriff’s deputy Saturday, then assaulted the deputy when confronted, authorities said.
Abel Salvador Villa, 37, was booked on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon and hit-and-run following his arrest about six hours after the collision, which occurred about 1:30 p.m. in the 5400 block of Mavis Avenue, according to Whittier police Lt. Mike Przybyl and county booking records.
He sideswiped the deputy’s personal vehicle and continued driving, the lieutenant said.
The off-duty deputy managed to get the man to pull over a short distance away, he said.
“The person who hit him assaulted or attempted to assault the off-duty deputy,” Przybyl said. The lieutenant said he did not have further details regarding the assault, but the off-duty deputy was not injured.
Officers set up a search perimeter, but ultimately gave up the search without finding the suspect, Przybyl said.
But at about 7:30 p.m., a resident of the nearby 5400 block of Adele Avenue called police to report they believed someone was underneath a house.
Police and sheriff’s deputies responded, and Villa complied with their commands to some out from under the home and surrender.
According to county booking records, Villa was being held without bail pending his initial court appearance.

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El Monte attempted murder suspect arrested after chase, crash

EL MONTE — A man suspected of trying to kill his girlfriend was arrested Friday after he fled from police in a stolen pickup and crashed.
Dorian Guerrero was booked on suspicion of attempted murder, auto theft and felony evading of police, according to El Monte police and Los Angeles County booking records.
El Monte Police Sgt. Michael Buckhannon said an officer was given a description of a vehicle tied to the suspect. He saw the Nissan pickup truck at 3:33 p.m. on Peck and Lower Azusa roads.
The pickup took off.
Buckhannon said the pickup hit a car at Lower Azusa Road and the 605 Freeway. The injured suspect ran to a nearby nursery and tried to hide in the foliage, he said.
After being placed in the back of a patrol car, Buckhannon said the suspect kicked out the rear window.
The man was treated at Methodist Hospital of Southern California for a laceration to the forehead, Buckhannon said. He was being held at the El Monte jail.
The attempted murder occurred two months ago when the man allegedly shot at his girlfriend on Maxson Road as she drove away from him, according to Buckhannon. The woman reportedly wasn’t injured.
Police said the pickup truck was stolen in Monrovia.
Guerrero was being held in lieu of $1.06 million bail pending his initial court appearance, according to booking records.

- Ruby Gonzales

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Wanted parolee found hiding in El Monte attic

EL MONTE — A man wanted for violating parole tried to elude officers by hiding in an attic Friday night.
It didn’t work. He was ordered out and taken into custody.
Modesto Alcala, 33, was booked on suspicion of violating parole, according El Monte police and Los Angeles County booking records. His city of residence was not available.
Gang detectives looking for a man with a warrant for violating parole conducted a surveillance of an Arcadia residence Friday, Sgt. Michael Buckhannon said.
But Alcala wasn’t there. Detectives headed to the 12300 block of Poinsettia Street in El Monte.
Buckhannon said when investigators went to check the location around 9:15 p.m., they saw someone climbing out of a back window. It was the man they were looking for.
Police closed off the area.
Buckhannon said Alcala returned to the house and hid in the attic. He was discovered by police and ordered to come out.
According to county booking records, Alcala was being held without bail pending his initial court appearance.

- Ruby Gonzales

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Man wounded in El Monte shooting

EL MONTE — Police are looking for the two men in a compact car who shot an El Monte resident Friday night.
The shooting broke out in the 3700 block of Gilman Road at 9:59 p.m.
El Monte police Sgt. Michael Buckhannon said an El Monte man was standing outside when a vehicle carrying two men pulled up alongside him. There was a conversation between the suspects and the resident before they opened fire, according to the sergeant.
Buckhannon said the victim was shot once in the stomach.
The man was taken to Los Angeles County USC Medical Center where he underwent surgery.
The suspects were only described as two Latinos. Further details were not available.

- Ruby Gonzales

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UPDATE: Missing Arcadia senior found safe

UPDATE: Mr. Lewis returned home late Saturday. He had apparently become disoriented and wandered to El Monte, according to Arcadia police. He was unharmed.

ARCADIA — Police Saturday sought a 68-year-old man who suffers from diabetes and went missing late Friday from an Arcadia retirement center.
Ronald Lewis was last seen about 9 p.m. Friday at the Arcadian Retirement Center, 753 W. Duarte Road, Arcadia police officials said in a written statement.
“Mr. Lewis is a diabetic taking medication,” according to the police statement.
He’s described as white, 5 feet 6 inches tall, 280 pounds, with brown eyes and brown hair. He wears glasses.
Anyone with information was asked to contact the Arcadia Police Department at 626-574-5150.

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Woman injured in solo-car crash on Glendora Mountain Road

ANGELES NATIONAL FOREST — A woman suffered serious injuries early Saturday in a solo-car rollover crash on a mountain road north of Glendora, officials said.
A 20-year-old Los Angeles woman who was riding as a passenger in the 1990 Honda CRX suffered a broken wrist and facial injuries in the crash, which was reported about 12:20 a.m. on Glendora Mountain Road, just south of East Fork Road, California Highway Patrol Sgt. Alex Antillon said. The driver was not believed to have been significantly injured.
The collision occurred as the Honda was traveling northbound on the winding mountain road at about 35 mph, the sergeant said.
Due to “unsafe speed for existing road and traffic conditions,” the driver, a 24-year-old Los Angeles man, was unable to negotiate a curve in the road, Antillon said. He hit the brakes and lost control, causing the car to flip over. It ultimately came to a rest on it’s wheels.
The injured woman was taken to a hospital by a friend, Antillon said.
intoxicated driving was not suspected to be a factor in the crash, he added, and no citations or arrests were made at the scene.

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UPDATE: Missing Azusa boy found safe

AZUSA — Police have announced that a 12-year-old Azusa boy who never returned home after school Friday has been found safe and sound.

The boy’s grandmother reported him missing early Saturday after he failed to come home after school the previous afternoon, Azusa police Cpl. Randy Schmidt said.

But within hours, officials learned the boy had stayed overnight at a friend’s house and was unharmed, Sgt. John Madaloni said.

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Burglars steal valuables, guns in La Canada Flintridge burglary

LA CANADA FLINTRIDGE — Burglars broke into two houses and took antique silverware worth about $50,000, four computers and two weapons Friday.
They tried to hit a third house but fled when a resident spotted them in the backyard. Deputies and a sheriff’s helicopter searched for the silver Porsche Cayenne carrying two men and a woman driver but didn’t find the culprits.
Lt. Brian Fitch of the sheriff’s Crescenta Valley Station said the first break-in occurred sometime between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. Friday in the 4700 block of La Canada Boulevard.
Residents came home to find the back sliding door smashed, Fitch said. The burglars took silverware, two laptops, a handgun and a shotgun.
At 2:45 p.m., a woman rang a doorbell in the 4300 block of Oakwood Avenue. As the resident was walking to the front door, he noticed two black men in red hooded sweatshirts in the backyard, Fitch said, The resident yelled at the intruders. A neighbor saw the two men getting into a vehicle driven by a black woman, according to the lieutenant.
Half an hour later, the trio struck again.
Fitch said a baby-sitter pulled into a circular driveway in the 4500 block of Loma Vista Drive and saw a Porsche driven by a black woman with a male passenger. She discovered a smashed back door. Fitch said two Mac computers were stolen from the house.
- Ruby Gonzales

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