Suspect caught in D.B. home invasion robbery

Sources are telling us that a man suspected in the home invasion robbery on Overlook Ridge Road in Diamond Bar that went arwy in early December has been captured.

The man captured after a police pursuit is a suspect in the killing of Panalal Shah.

Here’s what Brian Day has so far:

ROWLAND HEIGHTS Deputies arrested a possible murder suspect after a pursuit that ended with the suspects vehicle flipping over, officials said.

The man is being investigated in the murder of 63-year-old Panalal Himatlal Shah at his Diamond Bar home during an apparent home invasion robbery, said Los Angeles County Sheriffs Lt. John Saleeby.

The chase began shortly before 1:40 p.m. when deputies spotted the suspects vehicle, Saleeby said.

After a minute-long chase, the suspects vehicle crashed and flipped over in front of 18501 Gale Ave, he said.

The suspect fled on foot, but did not make it far due to his injuries, said Saleeby.

Deputies arrested the man and took him to a hospital for treatment of injuries not believed to be life-threatening, he added.

Saleeby expected the suspect, whose name was not immediately available, would be booked on suspicion of murder Friday.

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City sues company in traveling salesmen slaying case

The city of Albuquerque is suing a company that hired two traveling salesmen accused of killing an elderly couple and stealing their camera.

One of the two salesmen charged in the case was identified last week as Travis Rowley, a native of Glendora, who has had some run-ins with police in Orange County.

Here’s a brief that appeared in the Santa Fe New Mexican this week:

Salesmen’s company sued

ALBUQUERQUE A Nevada company that employed two traveling magazine salesmen accused of killing an elderly Albuquerque couple this month is being sued by the city of Albuquerque.

The lawsuit accuses Integrity Program of not conducting background checks on the two men or otherwise doing an adequate job of ensuring they would not be a danger to the city. The city is seeking punitive damages and a restraining order that would prevent the company from doing business in Albuquerque.

“All we have to show is that (Integrity Program) violated our ordinance,” said Assistant City Attorney Greg Wheeler.

Integrity Program did not immediately return messages seeking comment.

The company employed Travis Rowley, 23, and Michael Lee, 21, to sell magazine subscriptions in the Albuquerque area. The two men are charged with murder in the Dec. 4 deaths of Tak Yi, 79, and his wife, Pung Yi, 69. The couple was found beaten to death in their home.

Rowley and Lee remain in the Metropolitan Detention Center in lieu of $2 million cash bond each.


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Isaac Campbell in custody


The man accused of killing his girlfriend then dumping her body in a trashcan, covering it with kitty litter then leaving the can in his friend’s Arcadia backyard has been extradited to LA from Hennepin County Jail in Minnesota.

Isaac Campbell is due in Alhambra court on Dec. 18, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s inmate locator.

Crime scene thanks the anonymous tipster for the heads up.


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Pico body found stuffed in trunk

A call of a suspicious car led police to a body stuffed in a trunk.
Police found the body of a man Sunday in the 4400 block of Paramount Boulevard, officials told reporter Brian Day.
The body was in a state of decomposition, coroner’s investigator Jerry McKibbin said Monday.
‘It had been in the car for some time,” McKibbin said.
No cause of death has been assigned. An autopsy is pending, McKibbin said.

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Rowland Heights triple update

i-9cfaebbc73e66123ea0567f40a94e9f0-williams.jpegMan-Ling (or manling if you prefer) Williams will appear is court Wednesday a.m. for a third shot at arraignment on three charges of murder. Williams is accused of killing her husband and two small children inside their Rowland Heights apartment in early August.
Sadly enough for family members the araignment comes one day before what would have been Ian Williams’ fourth birthday. The picture above is of Ian and his dad Neal.

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SGV man subject of Bay Area news after his murder

John “Daniel” Schirra, 22, who grew up in the SGV, met his demise in a San Francisco alley over Labor Day, according to published reports.
Schirra was found naked and stabbed to death in an alley. Police have no suspects in the case and few leads to go on, according to the San Francisco Chronicle. Here’s a photo provided to the Chronicle by the Schirra family.
San Francisco is in the middle of a crime wave that’s causing a spike in violent crime – especially murder. The Chron details Schirra’s case and a few others from Memorial Day here.

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