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Thursday Nov 19 | via Los Angeles Times
Officer Ricardo Galvez may not have worked for the Downey Police Department for very long, but he already was popular among his peers. Galvez, 29, of Whittier, joined the police department as an officer in 2010 and was affectionately known by members of the community as "Ricky." Comment?
Wednesday Nov 18 | via Redlands Daily Facts
Funeral services have been planned for Downey Police Officer Ricardo “Ricky” Galvez, who was shot and killed Wednesday in what investigators say was a botched robbery attempt. A rosary and viewing will be held from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the Downey Civic Theatre, 8435 Firestone Blvd. Doors will open at 5 p.m. The funeral will be held at 9 a.m. Monday at Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angeles, 555 W. Temple Ave., Los Angeles. Comment?
Wednesday Nov 18 | via The Daily Breeze
DOWNEY >>Authorities arrested one man and detained five people Thursday after a chase of suspects in the fatal shooting of Downey police officer ended in a Montebello neighborhood. Sheriff's Homicide Lt. Comment?
Oct 25, 2015 | via Pasadena Star-News
EL MONTE >> A man and woman carjacked a man and robbed him and his friend at gunpoint outside an El Monte pizza parlor early Sunday before police tracked a stolen cell phone to find and arrest them, officials said. Samuel Barajas, 24, of El Monte is accused of carjacking, robbery, assault with a deadly weapon and resisting police following the crime, which unfolded about 12:20 a.m. outside a Pizza Hut, 11910 Garvey Ave. , El Monte police Lt. Comment?
Oct 25, 2015 | via Pasadena Star-News
EL MONTE >> A man and woman allegedly carjacked a man and robbed him and his friend at gunpoint outside an El Monte pizza parlor early Sunday before police tracked a stolen cell phone to a moving taxi to find and arrest them, officials said. Samuel Barajas, 24, of El Monte is accused of carjacking, robbery, assault with a deadly weapon and resisting police following the crime, which unfolded about 12:20 a.m. outside a Pizza Hut at 11910 Garvey Ave. , El Monte police Lt. Comment?
Oct 22, 2015 | via Whittier Daily News
WHITTIER >> A Whittier man arrested last year for identity theft, gun and drug charges was behind bars again Thursday after officials visiting him for an AB 109 compliance check again found stolen credit cards and drugs in his mobile home, officials said. Ulices Ramon Soto, 34, was booked on suspicion of possession of stolen access cards, possession of methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia and violating the terms of his Post-Release Community Supervision following a previous series of convictions, Whittier police Officer Brad White said. Comment?
Oct 16, 2015 | via Pasadena Star-News
A serial bank robber dubbed "The Windy City Bandit," due to the Chicago Bears apparel worn during the heists, carries out a robbery at a Chase bank in Orange on Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2015. SANTA FE SPRINGS >> A suspect arrested Thursday while trying to escape from a Santa Fe Springs bank robbery in an Uber car is believed to be a serial bandit sought for previous heists in Anaheim and Orange, police said Friday. Comment?
Oct 16, 2015 | via Whittier Daily News
BELLFLOWER >> A judge sentenced a Whittier chiropractor Friday after he was convicted last week of molesting three of his patients, authorities said. Steven Patrick Lowry , 32, of Whittier pleaded “no contest” Oct. 8 to three counts of misdemeanor sexual battery, Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office spokeswoman Sarah Ardalani said. Comment?
Oct 15, 2015 | via Whittier Daily News
SANTA FE SPRINGS >> Police, aided by a good Samaritan, quickly apprehended an alleged bank bandit following a robbery at a Telegraph Road bank branch Thursday afternoon, officials said. The crime was reported just before 3 p.m. at a Chase bank, 13417 Telegraph Road , near Carmenita Road, Whittier police Lt. Comment?
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