Man sentenced for double-stabbing at San Gabriel boarding house

SAN GABRIEL >> A man has begun serving a 9-year prison sentence for stabbing the managers of a San Gabriel boarding house where he was staying in 2016, officials said.
Qianyi Wang, 35, pleaded “no contest” on Monday to charges of attempted murder and assault with a deadly weapon in the Alhambra branch of Los Angeles County Superior Court, Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office spokesman Ricardo Santiago said.
He was immediately sentenced to nine years in state prison for the Aug. 11, 2016, attack, which took place at an unpermitted boarding house in the 1900 block of South Twin Avenue, Santiago said.
Wang slashed the neck of a 56-year-old woman, seriously injuring her and resulting in the attempted murder charge, San Gabriel police Lt. Brian Kott said shortly after Wang’s arrest. Wang and also slashed the woman’s 53-year-old boyfriend when he came to her defense, tackling Wang and wrestling the large kitchen knife from his grasp with help from some of the other nine residents of the boarding home.
Wang had just moved in to the home a day or two before the crime, Kott said.
The unprovoked attack followed complaints from roommates that Wang was making excessive noise, but was non preceded by any type of heated argument or fight, the lieutenant said.
The two victims were serving as managers of the boarding home, Kott said.
Wang was ordered back to court May 2 for a restitution hearing, Santiago said.

BOOKING PHOTO of Quanyi Wang courtesy of the San Gabriel Police Department

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Man on bicycle sought in Pasadena stabbing


PASADENA >> Police are seeking an attacker who repeatedly stabbed a homeless man under a freeway overpass in Pasadena before fleeing on a bicycle late Wednesday, officials said.
The stabbing took place about 9:25 p.m. along Rosemead Blvd. at the 210 Freeway, according to Pasadena police Lt. Mark Goodman.
The victim, a 51-year-old homeless man, and his girlfriend were sleeping under the overpass prior to the incident, he said.
“The victim saw his girlfriend engaged in an argument with the suspect and began to intervene,” Goodman said. “The suspect responded by stabbing the victim with an unknown object.”
Goodman said the victim suffered three non-life-threatening stab wounds to his upper body. He has since undergone treatment and been released from the hospital.
His assailant fled the scene on a bicycle and was not found.
Police described the attacker as a
Latino man between 30 and 35 years old, about 6 feet tall and 170 to 180 pounds. He had very short dark hair and wore a gray pullover shirt, along with short of an unknown color.
Anyone with information can reach Pasadena police at 626-744-4241. Tips may also be submitted anonymously to L.A. Regional Crime Stoppers at 800-222-8477.

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Man beaten and robbed after using ATM in Pasadena


PASADENA >> An attacker beat a man with a club and robbed him after the victim used an ATM in Pasadena early Wednesday morning, police said.
The crime unfolded about 4:40 a.m. at Fair Oaks Avenue and Orange Grove Boulevard, Pasadena police Lt. Pete Hettema said.
A 56-year-old Pasadena man withdrew money from an ATM at the southwest corner of the intersection and walked across the street, the lieutenant said.
Once the victim reached the parking lot of a neighboring CVS Pharmacy, the robber approached from behind and made his move.
The attacker snuck up behind the man and struck him several times in the head with some type of club or stick, Hettema said.
The robber then grabbed the man’s money, about $160, and ran, he said.
Police described the robber as a Latino man in his early-20s, about 5 feet 8 inches tall and of thin build.
Paramedics took the victim to a hospital for treatment of gashes to his head, Hettema said. The injuries were not considered to be life-threatening.
Anyone with information can reach Pasadena police at 626-744-4241. Tips may also be submitted anonymously to L.A. Regional Crime Stoppers at 800-222-8477.

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Three men arrested, gun recovered following Pasadena shooting


PASADENA >> Police arrested three suspect and seized a handgun after gunshots rang out late Tuesday, striking at least one car but resulting in no injuries, authorities said.
The shooting, which was possibly a two-way gun battle, took place about 9:30 p.m. in the 1100 block of North Garfield Avenue, Pasadena police Lt. Pete Hettema said.
Officers responding to reports of shots fired spotted three men running from a car, which had been struck by gunfire, he said.
Police immediately captured on of the fleeing occupants nearby on Los Robles Avenue, according to Hettema. He was found to have a semi-automatic handgun.
Police set up a search perimeter and soon captured the two additional suspects seen abandoning the bullet-struck car.
Jaron Lamar Taylor, 25, of Pasadena, who had the gun, as well as Dejon Marcel Ogletree, 24, of Pasadena and Dalonte Andrews, 26, of Altadena, were booked on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon, according to police and Los Angeles County booking records.
All three suspects were being held without bail.
Investigating officers also encountered a man who had crashed his car into another parked car while fleeing from he gunfire, Hettema said. He suffered no significant injuries. It was not immediately clear whether any gunfire had struck his car.
Police suspected the shooting may have been a two-way gunfight between the three suspects and another shooter or shooters, Hettema said. But no other possible suspects were found.
No victims turned up at local hospitals with gunshot wounds connected to the incident, he added.
Anyone with information can reach Pasadena police at 626-744-4241. Tips may also be submitted anonymously online to L.A. Regional Crime Stoppers at 800-222-8477.

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Teen stabbed during robbery attempt at South Whittier park


SOUTH WHITTIER >> Two men beat and stabbed a teenager after he refused to turn over his property during a robbery attempt at a South Whittier park late Saturday, officials said.
The victim, a 15-year-old boy, was walking through Amelia Mayberry Park, 13201 Meyer Road, about 10 p.m. when two would-be robbers approached, Los Angeles County sheriff’s Sgt. Hank Ortega said.
“The suspects accosted him and demanded he give them whatever he had,” the sergeant said. The teen refused.
One of the attacker punched the teen in the face, while the other pulled a knife and stabbed him in the upper arm, Ortega said.
The teen was taken to a hospital for treatment.
Ortega said both attackers were last seen running east from the park.
One was described as a white man, between 20 and 25 years old, 150 to 170 pounds, with blond hair.
The second suspect, who wielded the knife, was described as Latino man between 20 and 25 years old, 5 feet 5 inches tall, 150 pounds, with a beard and mustache.
Anyone with information can reach the sheriff’s Norwalk Station at 562-863-8711. Tips may also be submitted anonymously to L.A. Regional Crime Stoppers at 800-222-8477.

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Man slashed in head during dispute at Pico Rivera gym; suspect jailed


PICO RIVERA >> A man slashed another man in the back of the head during a dispute at a Pico Rivera gym on Friday night, authorities said.
The incident unfolded about 9:10 p.m. at L.A. Fitness, 8909 Washington Blvd., Los Angeles County sheriff’s Lt. Noe Garcia said.
Rdylan Jordan Chavez, 26, of East Los Angeles was using the gym when he became involved an argument with another gym patron, described as a man estimated to be in his 20s, the lieutenant said.
At some point during the dispute, Chavez slashed the victim in the back of the head with a knife, he said.
The victim left the gym and went to the nearby sheriff’s Pico Rivera Station to report the stabbing, Garcia said.
Deputies found Chavez still at the gym and took him into custody without a struggle. He directed deputies to a pocket knife which he hidden in the gym.
The victim suffered a significant gash, but his injuries were not life-threatening, Garcia said.
The suspect and victim were acquainted with one another through the gym, he added.
Chavez was being held in lieu of $30,000 bail pending his initial court appearance, county booking records show.

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Man wounded in Norwalk drive-by shooting


NORWALK >> A drive-by shooting in a Norwalk residential neighborhood left one man wounded, authorities said.
A man was walking south along Horst Avenue, approaching 165th Street, when shots were fired from a passing car, Los Angeles County sheriff’s Sgt. Jaime Alvarez.
The victim suffered a gunshot wound to his abdomen, the sergeant said. He was taken to a hospital with injuries not believed to be life-threatening.
The attackers were described as four men in a blue Toyota or Honda sedan, Alvarez said. “The victim did not provide additional information.”
A motive in the shooting had not been determined.
Anyone with information can reach the sheriff’s Norwalk Station at 562-863-8711. Tips may also be submitted anonymously to L.A. Regional Crime Stoppers at 800-222-8477.

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Man critically wounded in El Monte shooting

EL MONTE >> A man suffered serious injuries but is expected to survive after he was found shot in the backyard of an El Monte home early Thursday, authorities said.
Residents called police to report gunfire about 8:30 a.m. along Rio Hondo Parkway, just east of La Madera Avenue, El Monte police Lt. Ernie Kramer said.
Thje victim, a man estimated to be in his 20s, was found in the backyard of a home suffering from three gunshot wounds, the lieutenant said.
Paramedics took the wounded man to hospital, where he was listed in critical-but-stable condition after undergoing emergency surgery, Kramer said.
No further details, including a suspect description or a motive, were available Thursday afternoon.
A black car was seen leaving the area about the time of the shooting, but it was not yet clear if that car had been involved.
Anyone with information can reach the El Monte Police Department at 626-580-2110.

PHOTO by Leo Jarzomb

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Pasadena gang member pleads guilty in police shooting


PASADENA >> A Pasadena gang member accused of shooting at a police officer before being wounded himself and arrested pleaded guilty to three felony charges in connection with the incident, authorities said Wednesday.
Francisco Flores, 23, pleaded guilty Tuesday to charges of assault on a peace officer with a firearm, discharging a firearm during the commission of a felony and possession of methamphetamine while armed with a handgun, with allegations the crimes gang-related, Pasadena police officials said in a written statement. He’s expected to be sentenced to 35 years in prison when he returns to Los Angeles County Superior Court for sentencing on March 17.
He was a passenger in a car two officers tried to pull over about 9:15 a.m. on April 8, 2016, at Buckeye Street and Los Robles Avenue. The car came to an abrupt stop at Buckeye Street and Adena Avenue, where Flores ran from the vehicle.
An officer followed Flores, according to the police statement. “While running, suspect Flores looked back at (the pursuing officer), pointed a gun at the officer and fired three rounds, fortunately missing.”
The officer returned fire, striking Flores, police said. Flores was treated for his wounds and has since recovered.
Flores was already out on bail pending an illegal gun possession case at the time of the shooting, officials said.

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Man beaten with blunt object in road rage attack outside La Canada Flintridge fire station


LA CANADA >> In a violent incident of road rage, a group of three people followed a man from a Glendale gas station to La Canada Flintridge, where one of them beat the victim with a baseball bat or other blunt object as he tried to seek help at a Foothill Boulevard fire station late Thursday, officials said.
The attack unfolded shortly after 7 p.m. outside Los Angeles County Fire Station 19, 1729 Foothill Blvd., Los Angeles County sheriff’s Lt. Randy Tuinstra said.
The attackers — described only as two men and a woman in a silver or gray Lexus sedan — became enraged over some type of traffic dispute at or near a gas station in Glendale, the lieutenant said.
They then began following the victim, who ultimately drove to the fire station to seek help.
“As he exited his vehicle and went knocking for help at fire station, a suspect jumped out of car and battered him with a blunt object,” Tuinstra said. The victim was struck in his arm and head. He was taken to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
The attackers and their car were not found, Tuinstra said.
Anyone with information can reach the sheriff’s La Crescenta Station at 818-248-3464. Tips may also be submitted anonymously to L.A. Regional Crime Stoppers at 800-222-8477.

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