Former San Gabriel Mayor Huang gets a pass

Albert Y.M. Huang won’t be in criminal court anytime soon as prosecutors in the domestic violence unit declined to press battery and robbery charges

The main reason?
The alleged victim massage parlor owner Lu Chen is out of the country and won’t testify, officials said. 
I have some questions.
Can somebody explain why San Gabriel PD didn’t interview her when the whole thing went down? Or get a statement on videotape? 
Huang proclaimed his innocence in the case. One has to wonder what would have happened if he had not resigned as mayor?
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Video shows melee at Rose Bowl

PASADENA — Police announced Tuesday the arrests of three more people associated with a brawl at the Rose Bowl Saturday that left five people injured.

Arrested on suspicion of attempted murder were Arthur Cisneros, 25; Anthony Cisneros, 22; and Akira Cisneros, 24. All were booked by Pasadena police Monday night and remain in custody in lieu of $1 million bail, Pasadena police Lt. Tracey Ibarra said.

The additional arrests were the result of “some witness statements and a review of “the video on YouTube,” Ibarra said.

Authorities on Monday charged two men arrested in connection the drunken brawl both were charged with resisting an officer and other counts, officials said.

Joshua Elder, 24, of Temple City and Steven Michael Radu, 27, of Monrovia were scheduled to be arraigned Monday in Pasadena Superior Court, but officials said the arraignment might be delayed until today.

Arturo Cisneros, 44, of Northridge, and the father of Arthur, Anthony and Akira Cisneros was arrested Sunday on suspicion of attempted murder. Ibarra said detectives have until this afternoon to present a case to the District Attorney’s office.

“(Arturo Cisneros) was arrested for his involvement in the stabbing,” Ibarra said.
Cal State Fullerton student Joshua Dirling, 27, was stabbed in the cheek. Vimal Patel, 24, was stabbed in the back, according to reports.

Witnesses said the incident erupted between two groups of tailgaters when a football was tossed and accidentally hit a car.

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Nine-year-old shot while playing with friends in Rowland Heights

If this doesn’t make you sick, it should.

A nine-year-old boy, playing with his friends, was shot in the legs Wednesday night by some cowards prowling an alleyway in Rowland Heights. Here’s Brian Day’s story from overnight:


ROWLAND HEIGHTS – A 9-year-old boy was shot and wounded in both legs as he played in a yard Wednesday night, authorities said.

The shooting was reported at 8:22 p.m. in an alley just west of the 2000 block of Sierra Leone Avenue.

The boy was expected to survive his injuries, Los Angeles County sheriff’s Lt. Mike Browne said.

A group of children were playing in a yard in the alley when two men opened fire with a shotgun or rifle, sheriff’s Sgt. Mario Estrada said.

Browne said the shooting appeared to be “unprovoked.”

The shooters were described as two Latino men between 16 and 18 years old with shaved heads, they were wearing white T-shirts and black pants, Browne said.



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Broad daylight shooting at Valinda playground gets Gloria Molina’s attention

A shooting Wednesday afternoon at Sunshine Park in Valinda caused Los Angeles County Supervisor Gloria Molina’s office to issue a statement assuring residents that the county is doing everything it can to combat violence in the Valinda corridor.

The shooting is one of several dozen in the neighborhood since March. Sheriff’s detectives note there is a drug/turf battle in the area, with several gangs taking part. 
Here’s the latest story on Wednesday’s shooting and its aftermath.

EAST VALINDA – Deputies are looking for suspects who opened fire at three teens in a drive-by shooting Wednesday afternoon at a crowded park.

No one was injured in the shooting, which occurred about 3 p.m. at Sunshine Park, 515 S. Deepmead Ave.

Sheriff’s Lt. Hiroshi Yokoyama said three teens were walking in the area of the park when a black Nissan, possibly an Altima, drove by.

“The front passenger started shooting at them,” he said.

The teens, ages 16 to 17, fled. Yokoyama said the vehicle carried two to three men, and the shooter used a handgun.

Authorities said the park was full at the time, and the shooting prompted several people to call 9-1-1.

As a result of the incident, Los Angeles County Supervisor Gloria Molina said park programs have been canceled until further notice.

“We have worked very hard to create a safe, beautiful and user-friendly park,” Molina said in a statement.

“I am outraged at today’s act of violence at our park – a place our community considers a haven and where our children and families gather.”

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Worker injured when thief takes truck with cherry picker

A thief drove off in a truck with an extended cherry picker, seriously injuring a worker fixing a cable line, police said.

Here’s the story as it’s running on-line:

PASADENA – A man attempted to steal a Charter Communications truck while a Charter employee was 30 feet above in the vehicle’s crane basket fixing a cable line, police said.

The Charter employee was hurled from the basket when the suspect drove away in the vehicle, police said. The basket hit a tree, severing the boom from the vehicle and launching the basket and its occupant to the ground, said Sgt. Pete Hettema.

The victim sustained massive injuries and is in serious condition, Hettema said.

The suspect initially approached another Charter employee who was on the ground during the cable repair project at about 2 a.m. Tuesday near Washington Boulevard and El Sereno Avenue, Hettema said. The suspect asked to use the man’s cell phone and soon after jumped into the truck’s cab and took off, Hettema said.

He drove about a block before striking the tree that flung the other charter employee to the street. He kept driving, severing a number of trees and cable lines before he was stopped by police nearly four blocks later, Hettema said.

Police are still investigating the incident and have not yet released the suspect’s name.

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Shooting reported at TGIF in Industry * **

A man was reportedly shot at the TGIF restaurant Thursday night about 10:15, according to reports coming in over the newsroom scanner.

Its not clear what led to the shooting, but apparently the man’s wounds are not life threatening. We’ll have more on this story tomorrow a.m.

Here’s the details from a Sheriff’s broadcast at 10:30 p.m. Thursday:

245 GS reported at TGIF 17427 Colima Road in Industry. Vehicle is described as a Ford F150 partial plate of 8A last seen west bound on Colima

Suspect one described as 415g in 20s 6’1″ 230 pounds wearing a white shirt and jeans armed with a black .22 handgun

Suspect two male hispanic in 20s heavyset wearing a black sweater slicked black hair

Suspects fired at victim and yelled “Puente”

*Two now detained at gunpoint on Eschelon in La Puente (10:36 p.m.) They are believed to be suspects in the shooting.

** Situation now “code 4” (10:40 p.m.)



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Two men accused of sliting cabbie’s throat

This from the overnight roundup:

EL MONTE – Two local men were arrested Saturday on suspicion after allegedly slitting a female taxi driver’s throat, robbing her and stealing her cab, authorities said.
David Herrera Siguenza, 19, and Carlos Carillo Ramirez, 25, both of El Monte, were booked on suspicion of attempted murder, carjacking and robbery, El Monte police Detective Ralph Batres said.
The incident occurred about 10:30 p.m. Friday when the woman, a 35-year-old El Monte resident, picked up the two men in the 11700 block of Emery Street in El Monte, Batres said.
After driving about a mile with Siguenza and Ramirez in the cab, Ramirez allegedly grabbed the woman by the neck from behind and slit her throat with a utility knife while Siguenza told him to stop, Batres said.
The wounded woman got out of the cab and the two men fled in it, the detective said. They also stole money from the woman.

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