Former Glendora cop nailed in drug bust

This from the DA’s office:

LOS ANGELES – The District Attorney’s Justice System Integrity Division announced charges today against a former Glendora police officer accused of taking money.

Timothy Radogna, 33 (dob 07/10/75), is charged with one count each of possession of a controlled substance with a firearm, possession for sale of a controlled substance and grand theft exceeding $400.

Radogna could be arraigned as early as tomorrow in Department 30 of the Foltz Criminal Justice Center. The defendant was charged in a felony complaint for arrest warrant on May 14. Radogna is being held on $150,000 bail.

If convicted as charged, the defendant faces a maximum term of nine years and eight months in state prison.

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420 ends in 187

A well-liked kid was apparently blown away after an argument over drugs at a party apparently celebrating the use of marijuana on 4-20. Here’s another crime story from reporter Daniel Tedford:


GLENDORA – A party allegedly celebrating the use of marijuana Monday turned deadly when a well-known local man was shot to death following an argument, his friends said.
Ronson Edgerly, 20, of Glendora, died after suffering several gunshot wounds to his upper body, Los Angeles County Department of Coroner officials said.

Within minutes of the 9:20 p.m. shooting, police officers arrested Zachary Flanders, 19, of La Verne in connection with the incident.

He is being held in lieu of $1 million bail and will be arraigned in Citrus Court on Thursday, according to public records. In recent weeks, Flanders had been arrested on suspicion of brandishing a pellet pistol, according to those same public records.

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A murderous night in the SGV

A woman was killed in Covina. Police are now seeking her boyfriend.

A man was killed in a West Covinadomestic dispute.
A teen was killed in a Glendora drug deal gone bad.
And a man was found stabbed to death near Pasadena City College.
Record temperatures are on tap again today … with a cooling trend hopefully moving in later this week.
We’ll be following all these cases throughout the day.
I was at the scene of the West Covina dispute Monday evening, and shot some photos of the aftermath.
Perhaps the most interesting is the Covina case. Originally police thought they had a suicide on their hands. They responded to a report of gunshots, but the victim may not have been shot.
The man who was stabbed to death in Pasadena tried to flag down passersby before an ambulance came.
The Glendora case sounds tragic. Apparently the victim’s mother and father were nearby but unable to see their mortally wounded son once police arrived on scene.
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A busy morning for the daily fishwrap

GLENDORA — A Glendora man turned himself in Tuesday morning in connection with a stabbing that occurred Monday night on the patio of a Starbucks, authorities said.

Jacob Westin, 18, was arrested on suspicion of stabbing a man on the patio of a Starbucks on the 1800 block of East Route 66 last night around 10 p.m., Glendora police Lt. Ernie Didier said.

WHITTIER – Sheriff’s deputies are searching for an attempted burglary suspect in Whittier, authorities said.

The deputies responded at 8:45 a.m. Tuesday morning to a “burglary in process” at the 11500 block of Havenwood Drive, said Sgt. Della Walls of the Pico Rivera sheriff’s station.

HACIENDA HEIGHTS – Officials have released the name of a 20-year-old La Puente man found dead at the scene of a shooting Sunday.

Paulo Orozco Campos was pronounced dead at 9:30 a.m. in the driveway of a house in the 15400 block Los Robles Avenue, Los Angeles County Department of Coroner Chief of Operations Craig Harvey said.

MONROVIA – Hazmat* 720 E Huntington, Monrovia; Battalion 10 Incident Commander, large
amount of toxic cloud from closed up metal commerical structure. Req Hazmat
units. Mutual Aid: Burbank and Glendale. Red 2@10:03PM CABN01 ### 

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Teens in Glendora crash identified* **

The accident on Glendora Mountain Road Monday claimed the life of  an 18-year-old who was apparently not wearing a safety belt, according to early reports. This from reporter Amanda Baumfeld, who is working the story this morning:

Mary E. Lange, 18, has died after a car she was a passenger in went over an embankment on Glendora Mountain Road Monday around 6 p.m., according to Officer Elizabeth Van Valkenburgh of the California Highway Patrol.

It is likely that Lang was not wearing a seat belt and was ejected from the car, Van Valkenburgh added.

Lange was riding in a Toyota Tercel apparently driven by *Stephanie Bergner, 18, * officials said. The driver lost control and the car careened over an embankment at mile marker 5*, authorities said. Berger and a third girl, identified as Esther Cota, were severely injured.

Here’s the AP story. I’ll update with a map and photos later.

*The girls apparently lived in the David and Margaret Youth and Family Services home in La Verne.

*We’ve found MySpace pages apparently associated with the girls. 

Here’s a MySpace apparently belonging to Mary.

This may be the MySpace for Stephanie.

**CHP sources tell us that the girls may have been in the mountains to go fishing. There is no evidence that alcohol or drugs were involved in the crash, officials said.




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Fatal accidents reported

“A collision with a couple of deaths,” according to Lt. John Dewar of the Pasadena Police Department.

Apparently the accident occurred at the intersection of Lincoln and Washington about 9:45 p.m.

No further details were immediately available.

The collision followed reports of a “vehicle over the side” on Glendora Mountain Road. That incident apparently also ended with at least one fatality, officials said.


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