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Friday Jul 31 | via Inland Valley Daily Bulletin
POMONA >> A West Covina man received an eight-year prison sentence Friday after admitting to an arson spree targeting six San Gabriel Valley businesses late last year and early this year, authorities said. During what was scheduled to be a pretrial hearing in Pomona Superior Court, David Lin, 43, pleaded “no contest” Friday to five counts of arson of property and one count of arson of an inhabited structure, according to Los Angeles County district attorney's spokeswoman Sarah Ardalani. Comment?
Thursday Jul 30 | via The Wave
SEAL BEACH A man stole a bicycle from the front yard of a home Wednesday afternoon before he was tackled by two passersby who then became involved in a fight when the thief's family came to his aid, police said. Osiris Gabriel Jimenez, 27, of La Puente is accused of stealing a bicycle around 5:45 p.m. from the front yard of a home in the 100 block of 6th Street. Comment?
Tuesday Jul 28 | via San Gabriel Valley Tribune
AZUSA >> Officers arrested a man for allegedly stealing a computer tablet at Azusa Pacific University after an employee found him going through her belongings Monday. Azusa Police Sgt. Comment?
Saturday Jul 25 | via Pasadena Star-News
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Saturday Jul 25 | via San Gabriel Valley Tribune
GLENDORA >> A man was allegedly drunk when he intentionally and repeatedly rammed another car in a Wendy's restaurant drive-thru through Saturday, ultimately crashing into the business and a second car as well, officials said. Officers arrested Richard Martin Cosby, 46, of Los Angeles on suspicion of attempted murder in connection with the bizarre rampage at the fast-food restaurant at 1325 S. Lone Hill Ave. , according to Glendora police officials and Los Angeles County booking records. Comment?
Friday Jul 24 | via Los Angeles Times
Engines from the Compton Fire Department on display during an unveiling in 2006. Former Fire Chief Rico Smith, right, left the force in 2007. Comment?
Thursday Jul 23 | via San Gabriel Valley Tribune
COVINA >> An armed man on Thursday allegedly robbed a 7-Eleven at gunpoint of snacks and cigarettes then returned later to the same store to steal beer, authorities said. Sgt. Vicki Gregory of the sheriff's San Dimas station said the 7-Eleven at 15942 E. San Bernardino Road was robbed around 4 a.m. A man matching the description of the robber then showed up the store shortly before 8:30 a.m. and stole beer. Comment?
Wednesday Jul 22 | via KTNV-TV Las Vegas
A California fugitive who shot multiple times at federal agents in Las Vegas in May 2013 was sentenced Tuesday to more than 18 years in prison. According to the U.S. Attorney's Office, Rene Alexander Dendaas, 39, of West Covina, Calif., pleaded guilty on Jan. 21 to one count of assault on a federal officer and one count of use of a firearm during and in relation to a crime of violence. Comment?
Wednesday Jul 8 | via San Gabriel Valley Tribune
COVINA >> A judge sentenced a 38-year-old transient to 17 years in prison Wednesday for a breaking into a Covina family's home and trying to stab a resident with a metal stake while hallucinating on methamphetamine last year, officials said. Jeffrey Benjamin Jimenez pleaded “no contest” to charges of burglary with a person present and assault with a deadly weapon in connection with the bizarre crimes , which took place March 15 in the 1300 block of North Glenfinnan Avenue, Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office spokeswoman Sarah Ardalani said in a written statement. Comment?
Sunday Jul 5 | via San Gabriel Valley Tribune
WEST COVINA >> Authorities Sunday released the identity of a West Covina man fatally shot by police after allegedly stabbing his brother, then charging at an officer with a knife. He had just stabbed his brother at their apartment in the 4100 block of Sentous Avenue minutes earlier when a West Covina police officer confronted him on the street, Lt. Comment?
Jul 4, 2015 | via San Gabriel Valley Tribune
WEST COVINA >> A West Covina police officer fatally shot a knife-wielding man who had just stabbed his brother late Friday, authorities said. The officer-involved shooting took place about 8:10 p.m. in the area of Valley Boulevard and Nogales Street at the southern edge of the city, Los Angeles County sheriff's officials said in a written statement. Comment?
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