Schizophrenic woman who went missing in Arcadia found safe in San Bernardino County

ARCADIA >> A Pasadena woman suffering from schizophrenia who went missing in Arcadia Thursday turned up safe Sunday morning, officials said.
Linda Lee, 61, was found in San Bernardino County, Arcadia police Sgt. John Bonomo said. Further details regarding her discovery or how she ended up in San Bernardino County, were not available.
Loved ones reported the Pasadena resident missing Friday after she vanished during a visit to family in Arcadia on Thursday, police said.

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Police use of force expert, former SWAT sniper reacts to unusual deputy-involved shooting from helicopter in San Bernardino

Following Friday’s highly unusual deputy-involved shooting of a suspect from a sheriff’s department helicopter in San Bernardino, police use of force expert and retired Placer County sheriff’s sergeant Rocky Warren of Warren Consulting said shooting a suspect from a police helicopter is both extremely rare and “very difficult.”
The last time Warren said he knew of such an incident occuring was in Alaska in 1984, when spree killer Michael Silka was fatally shot by a state trooper from a helicopter. Another trooper died in the shootout with Silka, who was armed with a high-powered rifle.
In addition to being highly unusual, “It’s a very techical shot,” Warren said. “They have to be tremendously skilled in order to do that.”
The invovled deputy had to contend with motion, wind as well as the added difficulty of firing from an elevated position, or “high angle of incidence,” which causes bullets to impact their targets differently than when fired horizontally.
Warren, a former SWAT team sniper, is familiar with difficult shots. In 1982, he became one of four law enforcement officer in the nation who has shot a gun from a suspect’s hand on command.
It appeared likely that the shooting saved lives of innocent people on the freeway, Warren said.
As a wanted home-invasion robbery suspect, the the driver was “a violent, fleeing felon,” Warren said. And when fleeing in an SUV weighing more than 3,000 pounds, “The car becomes a weapon.”
It was unclear late Friday whether the suspect killed in the San Bernardino shooting had a gun. Officials did not comment on initial reports that the suspect, who was wanted for a Fontana home-invasion robbery that occurred Thursday, may have fired on the sheriff’s department helicopter during the chase.
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“Slurp” remembered at PCC

This from the PCC Courier:

Members of the PCC community are mourning the death of Darryl Stephens, a former football player at PCC who had a troubled stay on campus and died on Monday in a suspected suicide.

Stephens was found in an apartment in Upland after Upland Police responded to reports of gunshots on Sunday.

“According to Upland [Police], in their investigation, suicide was indicated,” said San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Sgt. Tony DeCecio.

“I cried like a baby [when I found out],” said PCC Professor Jessie Moore, who taught Stephens. “Darryl used to call me mom. He was that kind of guy. He had issues, like we all do, but was working on his issues.”

According to San Bernardino County Coroner Spokeswoman Sandy Fatland, Stephens was pronounced dead at 12:13 a.m. Monday at Arrowhead Regional Medical Center after an original injury at 10:23 a.m. Sunday described as a “gun shot to the upper body.”

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