NORWALK — Deputies responding to a call of shots fired in a neighborhood found a wounded man Wednesday night.
Sheriff’s Lt. Frank Rivera said the shooting was reported around 11:20 p.m. in the 14300 block of Falco Avenue.
Deputies responding to a report of a gunshot victim found the man, 30, suffering from a gunshot wound to his upper torso, Lt. Bill Evans said.
He was taken to a hospital where he was listed in stable condition after undergoing surgery, he added.
The circumstances of the shooting were not immediately clear.
The suspect or suspects fled in a white vehicle, officials said, however no further description was available.
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NORWALK — A man was expected to survive after being shot in the face along Bloomfield Avenue early Sunday, officials said.
Few details were known in the 6:30 a.m. attack in a residential neighborhood at Bloomfield Avenue and Hacienda Drive, as the victim did not appear to be cooperating with investigators, Los Angeles County sheriff’s Sgt Greg Arnold said.
He told officials he was standing in the area when he was approached by a male attacker whom he couldn’t described, Arnold said. The victim, a 25-year-old Norwalk man, reported hearing a gunshot and realizing he’d been wounded in the jaw.
No further information was available.
NORWALK — A man died early Friday after being thrown from his SUV in a rollover crash on Firestone Boulevard, authorities said.
Rudy Carreon, 38, of Norwalk, died in the crash, Lt. Larry Dietz of the Los Angeles County Department of Coroner said.
He was driving an SUV east in the 12500 block of Firestone Blvd., just north of Rosecrans Avenue, shortly after 1:50 a.m. when he apparently lost control, Los Angeles County sheriff’s Lt. Bill Evans said.
The SUV struck a curb and rolled over, ultimately coming to a rest on its roof in the parking lot of the Guesthouse Hotel, Evans said. Carreon was thrown from the vehicle and suffered major head injuries.
A woman who was riding as a passenger in the SUV was treated for minor injuries.
The cause of the crash was under investigation.
NORWALK — A man lost cash and his cell phone late Wednesday in an armed robbery in a miniature golf course parking lot, authorities said.
A robber approached the victim about 8 p.m. in the parking lot of Golf N’ Stuff, 10555 Firestone Blvd., Los Angeles County sheriff’s Sgt. George Suarez said.
Armed with a handgun, the robber demanded the man’s money and cell phone, Suarez said. The victim complied, and last saw the robber heading south through the parking lot on foot.
Deputies described the robber as black man in his mid-20s, with short black hair, wearing a dark shirt and dark pants.
NORWALK — A Norwalk man is accused of stabbing his girlfriend in the neck during an argument Sunday, officials said.
Marco Antonio Ruiz, 27, was booked on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon and domestic violence, according to Los Angeles County sheriff’s Lt. Chris Johnson and county booking records.
A woman in her early 20s showed up at a hospital about noon with a laceration to her neck, as well as a cut to her hand, the lieutenant said. The wounds were not believed to be life-threatening.
Investigation revealed the woman had been slashed by her 27-year-old boyfriend, a 27-year-old boyfriend at a home in the 12100 block of Beaty Avenue, he said.
The man, whose name was not immediately available, was booked on suspicion of domestic violence and assault with a deadly weapon, Johnson said.
According to booking records, Ruiz was being held in lieu of $50,000 bail pending a scheduled arraignment Wednesday in Bellflower Superior Court.
NORWALK — The pursuit of a carjacked pickup truck Wednesday ended in a crash on Alondra Boulevard, authorities said.
Ricky Navarro Ramirez, 23, of Norwalk was booked on suspicion of auto theft, receiving stolen property and evading police following the 5 p.m. chase and crash at Alondra Boulevard and Elaine Avenue, according to Los Angeles County sheriff’s Lt. Dana Chemnitzer.
Ramirez was also being investigated on suspicion of carjacking the stolen pickup truck, as well as at least two additional carjackings in the Norwalk and Artesia areas, officials said.
Deputies spotted Ramirez driving a pickup truck that had been reported stolen Sunday in an armed carjacking in Cerritos, Chemnitzer said in a written statement.
A brief pursuit began, before Ramirez ran a stop sign at Elaine Avenue and Alondra Boulevard and crashed into a car and a Toyota Tacoma pickup truck, Lt. Bill Evans said.
The driver of the car was treated after complaining of pain, while the driver of the Toyota truck was not injured, Evans said.
Ramirez was being held in lieu of $100,000 bail pending a scheduled arraignment Friday in Bellflower Superior Court.
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NORWALK — A man was taken to a hospital Wednesday after an assailant hit him on the head with a brick.
Deputies searched for the suspect but couldn’t find him.
The assault took place 5:15 p.m. outside the Wienerschnitzel at 11660 East Imperial Highway in Norwalk.
“The suspect ran past him and struck him on the back of the head with a brick in a bag,” Lt. Frank Rivera of the sheriff’s Norwalk station said.
Rivera said the suspect didn’t say anything before the attack. The culprit ran across the street and out of view.
The victim sustained a laceration to the back of the head, was treated at a hospital and released, according to the lieutenant.
The suspect was described as a black man in his 30s, about 5 feet 6 inches tall and 150 pounds. He wore a black shirt and blue jeans.
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NORWALK — A suspect in a 2000 armored car heist in Norwalk who spent 11 years as a fugitive before being captured in Canada two months ago pleaded not guilty in court Friday, officials said.
Vuthy Sok, 39, was an employee of Sectran Security Armored Car when he robbed the company of a bag full of cash on June 7, 2000, Capt. Patrick Maxwell of the sheriff’s Norwalk Station said in a written statement.
After being located in Quebec, Canada, in 2011 and jailed by Canadian authorities early this year, Sok was extradited back to Southern California to face charges in May, officials said.
After entering a not guilty plea Friday in Norwalk Superior Court, Sok was ordered to return July 24 for a pre-trial hearing, court officials said.
Sok and his partner picked up money from a business in the 14000 block of Pioneer Boulevard in Norwalk prior to the 2000 robbery, officials said.
“Suspect Vuthy Sok threatened his partner and stole a money bag containing a large amount of U.S. currency and fled the scene,” Maxwell said.
Though authorities knew his identity immediately, Sok remained at-large for years, officials said. He was featured several times on the television show, “America’s Most Wanted.”
NORWALK — Deputies investigating a fire at a condominium Thursday discovered more than 2000 pounds of marijuana, with an estimated street value in excess of $6 million, authorities said.
Deputies responded to a call reporting a fire at a condominium in the 12000 block of Cheshire Street, Sgt. Mike Mendoza of the sheriff’s Norwalk Station said in a written statement.
Deputies found smoke coming from the windows of the home on arrival, Mendoza said.
“Based on the emergent nature of the situation, they made entry into the residence to locate possible victims inside,” Mendoza said.
No one was inside the home, and the smoke was determined to have been coming from food left on a stove, officials said.
“After the fire was extinguished, the deputies noticed a large amount of marijuana in several adjacent rooms,” Mendoza said. “Deputies obtained a search warrant and recovered over 2000 pounds of large-packaged marijuana worth an estimated street value of over $6 million.”
No suspects had been arrested early Friday, officials said, and detectives were investigating the owners.
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