A California man and woman now face hate crime charges after a viral video apparently showed them painting over a Black Lives Matter mural while claiming “the narrative of police brutality” is a “lie.”
A 24-year-old California man has been arrested and charged in connection with the murder of a 13-year-old girl who vanished last week, say authorities.
Police in Martinez, California, say they are looking for two people who were filmed painting over the city’s commissioned Black Lives Matter street mural shortly after it was completed on the Fourth of July.
hree teenagers suspected of starting a restaurant fire and looting in Santa Monica during a day of civil unrest were arrested Wednesday, authorities said.
A U.S. Forest Service firefighter was arrested Wednesday after allegedly groping a 12-year-old girl in Newport Beach a month ago, officials said Thursday.
Three men were arrested Saturday in the investigation of the murders of Audrey Moran and Jonathan Reynoso, whose went missing in May 2017, the Riverside County Sheriff’s department said. At the time, Moran was 26 years old and Reynoso was 28.
Video surveillance from last weekend shows a woman and her friend entered St. James Gate bar and restaurant in Belmont on June 19. The woman apparently was not social distancing and was bumping into people inside the bar.
The mother of actress Vanessa Marquez has filed a wrongful death suit against South Pasadena Police Department.
Police in San Jose are seeking help from the public to identify the woman caught on camera coughing on a 1-year-old in a Yogurtland earlier this month.
Hollywood producer Steve Bing’s death has been ruled a suicide, officials said this week.
A man in California has been charged with poisoning eight homeless people with a substance described as “twice as strong” as pepper spray.
Porn star Ron Jeremy has been charged with forcibly raping three women and sexually assaulting another in separate West Hollywood incidents dating back to 2014, the Los Angeles County District Attorney announced on Tuesday.
Hollywood producer David Guillod, who has been battling public allegations of sexual assault since 2017, has been charged in California with alleged attacks on four women. The alleged assaults date back to 2012.
Attempted murder, kidnapping, child abuse, child abduction, criminal threats and burglary charges have been filed against a man accused of intentionally driving a pickup truck off Sunset Cliffs and into the ocean with his twin toddler daughters inside, the San Diego County District Attorney’s Office announced Friday.
A 26-year-old mother of two has filed a $10 million claim against the city of Los Angeles, alleging that she was shot in the face with a rubber bullet as she sat in her car near a large demonstration over the death of George Floyd. .
A former California attorney was convicted Monday of strangling his ex-wife and then tossing her overboard during a Mediterranean cruise.
The families of two Black men found hanging from trees 50 miles apart in California have questioned the notion that they killed themselves.
An investigation is under way into the circumstances surrounding the death of a 24-year-old black man found hanged near Palmdale City Hall in a case which was initially ruled a suicide but which has sparked concern from the local community that foul play may have been involved.
A California Air Force sergeant accused of ambushing deputies with gunfire and explosives last week allegedly scrawled a number of extremist phrases in blood just before he was arrested.
A Fontana police officer is on paid leave after his arrest for allegedly raping a 16-year-old girl four years ago, authorities said Saturday.
Betty Broderick was a well-known socialite living a charmed life in San Diego.
She was married to Dan Broderick, a successful attorney. The couple had four children and lived in a lavish home. She was active in the community.
The Bernal family were eager to have a fresh start in Canoga Park, Calif., but their home came with a tragic past.
In 1988, child star Judith Barsi and her mother were shot to death by Jozsef Barsi, her father, in a drunken rage, before he turned the gun on himself.
During a press conference Thursday, authorities in California revealed the names of the four suspects who’ve been charged with kidnapping and murdering Tushar Atre last fall — and two of the men worked for the Santa Cruz-based tech executive.
Judith Binnie thought her daughter’s husband, Patrick Smith, was a “decent guy” at first. When Amanda left her family’s home in Southern California to marry Patrick in Austin, Texas, she was skeptical, but accepted it.
The Los Angeles Police Department pleaded for tips from the public Sunday in the investigation of a fatal shooting in Pacoima.
Officers responded to a reported assault with a deadly weapon in the 13200 block of Cornelius Street at 10:45 p.m. Saturday, according to LAPD. They found Davon Pledger, a 26-year-old Van Nuys resident, lying on the ground and suffering from multiple gunshot wounds.
He was pronounced dead at the scene.
Friends of Mitrice Richardson started Tuesday with high hopes of a new investigation, as they marked the 10th anniversary of the 24-year-old’s mysterious disappearance from the Malibu/Lost Hills Sheriff’s Station in Calabasas on Sept. 17, 2009.
After years of suspicion that the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department had covered up what really happened to Richardson, and a lawsuit that ended in a $900,000 settlement with the county, Sheriff Alex Villanueva had come to a memorial service at the New Testament Church in Los Angeles on Sept. 7 saying he wanted to “pursue the truth and get to the bottom of what happened” after Richardson was released in the middle of the night with no phone, car or money.
Riverside County Sheriff’s deputies responding Wednesday at 8:30 a.m. to a reported stabbing found an injured woman in an Indian Wells parking lot with multiple unspecified injuries sustained during a domestic violence incident. She was hospitalized in stable condition, according to a news release from the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department.
The suspect was identified as 49-year-old Adam Slater of Palm Desert.
About 30 minutes later, the California Highway Patrol was dispatched to a crash off a stretch of Highway 74. Witnesses at the scene told deputies the driver exited and stabbed a bystander who had removed the small child from the passenger side.
A 66-year-old Florida man was charged Monday in a brutal rape and murder case that has gone unsolved for over three decades. Using DNA evidence from semen taken off a bed in a Los Angeles-area motel, investigators tracked down Manuel Fraga-Madan — now living in Hialeah, Florida — as one of two alleged perpetrators of the 1984 attacks.
All of Michael Gargiulo’s victims were “young, attractive, and outgoing” young women, said Los Angeles Assistant District Attorney Garret Dameron.
What links three killings and one attempted murder that happened in different states and occurred years apart? According to the detectives and prosecutors who were closest to the case, each murder bore the very distinct markings of a disturbed individual.
Along the rugged central California coast, the legend of Mary Day haunted two generations of homicide detectives around Monterey. Since the mid-1990s there had been rumors a young girl, just 13 years old, had vanished without a trace from her home near the massive old Army base at Fort Ord.
Mary Louise Day was born on February 19, 1968, to Charlotte Pressler and Charles Day in Little Falls, New York.
The head was found inside the apartment of Catono Perez, who friends say hasn’t been seen since early April.
Phillip Lee Wilson, 71, was arrested at his home Thursday on suspicion of murder
The teen’s killer was murdered more than a year after the girl’s body was found dumped on the side of the road, police say
Kristin Smart was last seen May 25, 1996
A chance sighting of a white cargo van with a woman’s battered and bloodied body inside triggered a multi-jurisdiction police pursuit and a shooting Thursday after the driver of the van allegedly tried to dump the woman in Canyon, south of Moraga.
Caira and Leah Christopher were student athletes at Helix Charter High School in La Mesa
Ceres Police have arrested three young men suspected of robbing a convenience store, as well as the customers inside, and are looking for a fourth suspect.
Thousands of non-violent inmates have been released from jails in Los Angeles County to prevent the spread of coronavirus, but the county sheriff said Monday he’s now concerned about a potential future spike in crime.
Members of a central California church found themselves locked out of the building after the pastor originally kept his doors open, saying the shelter-in-place orders violated his freedom to assemble.
Sample was found – still sealed – in shopping cart outside CVS pharmacy
Joel Shanbrom, a beloved school resource officer, was shot at close range by his wife, Jennifer, and her lover, Matthew Fletcher.
For years, the 13 Turpin siblings were kept prisoner in their Perris, California, home
Jennifer Walker, 53, of South Lake Tahoe was booked on suspicion of felony vandalism.
A family enjoying a late afternoon walk April 1 learned from a neighbor their burglar alarm had sounded and 2 men could be seen running away from their house.
A 2-year-old child and two adults were injured in an Oakland freeway shooting Sunday night, authorities said.
Nearly $30 million worth of cocaine, methamphetamine, heroin, marijuana and fentanyl was seized after a smuggling tunnel that runs from Tijuana to Otay Mesa in San Diego was found
Authorities on Sunday captured two minimum-security inmates who walked away from a prison camp in Northern California on Friday night.
The FBI took actor Keith Lawrence Middlebrook, 53, into custody Wednesday evening during an undercover sting.
“One day my mother was here and the next she was gone,” Melissa told Dateline. “It’s been nearly 50 years, but to me, it was like it happened yesterday.”
While Winchester Mystery House is closed to the public due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, it is offering fans a free digital tour of the Estate for guests to enjoy from the comfort of their own homes.
A sobbing Kevin Lee Payne Jr. told the courtroom, “I tried to slam on the brakes but it wasn’t good enough.”
Xuehua “Edward” Peng was accused of acting as a courier for China’s Ministry of State Security after the U.S. launched a “double agent operation” in 2015.
The LAPD officer was off-duty at the time of the shooting and fled to Mexico.
Wyland Gomes’ murder occurred during a supervised visit with his father
New court filings claim Joseph James DeAngelo will cooperate if prosecutors agree not to seek the death penalty
Police said one of the victims is a 7-year-old girl
On Wednesday morning, members of the Sheriff’s Office and FBI were seen outside the Arroyo Grande home of the mother of Paul Flores, and posted caution tape to keep people out.
Prosecutors in Sacramento are continuing to investigate Golden State Killer/East Area Rapist suspect Joseph James DeAngelo for a series of rapes in seven California counties and are seeking five fresh DNA samples from him as part of their efforts to convict him in their ongoing case, according to new court filings.
Business owners in the heart of downtown Los Gatos were surprised to find an army of police and cadaver dogs inside a store Monday morning.
A woman was stabbed to death and her mother was wounded Thursday morning after a possible domestic dispute in a Simi Valley apartment.
Police found tactical backpacks with ammunition ‘staged’ at the suspect’s California apartment.
A man who died of a drug overdose after racking up arrests for assault and attempted murder and other crimes has been linked to a decades-old California cold case murder through DNA and genetic genealogy.
A hearse with a body still inside was stolen from outside a Southern California church, authorities said Wednesday.
We are learning new details about the double murder-suicide that occurred in Vallejo on Feb. 13.
Police say a man shot and killed his ex-girlfriend and their 4-year-old son before turning the gun on himself in Vallejo.
The man accused of killing sex and family therapist Amie Harwick at her Hollywood Hills home bonded out of jail Tuesday night.
Gareth Pursehouse, a 41-year-old resident of Playa del Rey and a former boyfriend of Harwick, bonded out of jail just before 10:30 p.m., according to the Sheriff’s Inmate Information Center. He was being held in lieu of $2 million bail.
Harwick, who was once engaged to “The Price is Right” host Drew Carey, had a restraining order against Pursehouse until two weeks ago, when it expired, Los Angeles police said.
Los Angeles County courts may soon throw out nearly 66,000 marijuana-related convictions of residents dating back more than 50 years.
Los Angeles District Attorney Jackie Lacey has asked a judge to dismiss and seal the records of 62,000 felony cannabis convictions for cases as early as 1961, as well as, 3,700 misdemeanor cannabis possession cases.
A California man who was convicted of murder nearly 15 years ago is expected to be exonerated Thursday.
On Tuesday, a federal judge in San Jose dismissed some of the charges against Holmes and the company’s ex-president Ramesh “Sunny” Balwani. The judge ruled prosecutors could not continue to pursue charges that allege Holmes and Balwani defrauded doctors or customers who used Theranos blood tests that did not work as advertised. Because the tests were paid for by their insurance companies, individuals were not technically defrauded of money or property.
Although it’s a small legal victory for the Theranos executives, they did not achieve their main aim of getting the entire indictment thrown out. Holmes and Balwani have argued the case should be dismissed because prosecutors can’t prove anyone was actually harmed by the blood tests.
You don’t have to be an extra in a Hitchcock film to enjoy a train ride. You don’t even have to be trying to get anywhere in particular. Like any John Hughes film, the Napa Valley Wine Train’s day trips aren’t about getting to the end but the friends, er, wines you meet along the way.
Mountain View police are producing their own true-crime podcast in hopes of solving cold cases.
A woman died and five others were injured when another passenger open-fired aboard a Greyhound bus traveling north from Los Angeles to San Francisco early Monday morning, officials said.
Several members attending a furry convention in California on Friday helped restrain a man who was assaulting his girlfriend until police arrested him, according to officials.
A California man is facing charges in a crash that killed three teens Sunday night after the group apparently played the “ding-dong ditch” prank on him, a victim’s mother said.
Debbie Ruiz, the mother of Drake Ruiz, a 16-year-old passenger who was among the boys killed when their Toyota Prius was struck, went off the road and slammed into a tree in Temescal Valley, spoke to reporters Monday night.
A funeral was held today for a Somers native who was recently found dead in a U-Haul truck in California.
The disappearance of Cal Poly freshman Kristin Smart that grabbed national headlines and has sat unsolved for 23 years may have a major development coming soon.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. — A serial killer whose five victims included two wives has died on California’s death row, authorities said Monday.
Phillip Carl Jablonski, 73, was found unresponsive in his San Quentin State Prison cell on Friday and pronounced dead within minutes. His cause of death is awaiting an autopsy, but he had been assigned a single cell, said corrections department spokeswoman Terri Hardy.
Misti Dawn Vaughn (inset), 29, the wife of Google whistleblower, Robert Epstein, who exposed meddling in the 2016 election, died Friday just days after she was injured in a car crash in California.
Believing they had stopped a stolen car after a miles-long pursuit, two California sheriff’s deputies tried to arrest a carjacking victim, who died after the encounter in which one deputy appears to slam the man’s skull into a car door and put him in a neck hold as the other deputy twice deployed his Taser.
Four men were killed and six others shot in what police say was likely a targeted shooting Sunday night at a backyard football watch party in Fresno, California, and authorities are investigating a possible link to Asian gang violence.
Prosecutors in Northern California have charged two private school administrators and a teacher with involuntary manslaughter in the November 2018 death of a 13-year-old autistic student.
9 University of Southern California students have died since August – at least three by suicide, others by unknown means.
Police have released the names of the gunman, two people killed in an attack at a Northern California car dealers.
A California man was sentenced to 20 months in prison on Friday after pleading guilty for threatening to kill the family of U.S. Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai over the regulator’s successful effort to repeal net neutrality rules.