Crime

Aristeo De La Cruz is accused of stealing gas for months in Simi Valley. (credit: CBS)

Accused Gas Thief, 28, Behind Bars In Simi Valley

Authorities first began investigating stolen gas calls dating back to October 2013.

07/12/2014

Los Angeles police Chief Charlie Beck   (Photo credit: ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)

Mayor Garcetti: Crime Down In Los Angeles

The 2014 year-to-date crime statistics for the city of Los Angeles were released Wednesday with overall crimes lower over the same time period last year.

CBS2 / KCAL9–07/09/2014

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‘Synthetic’ ID Theft Emerging As Fastest-Growing Type Of Consumer Fraud

A Marina del Rey man has been convicted on charges related to a rapidly-growing high-tech crime known as synthetic identity theft, according to an exclusive KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO report.

06/19/2014

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Employees’ Safety Concerns Partly To Blame For San Bernardino AAA Branch Move

Employees’ safety concerns were partly to blame for the relocation of an Automobile Club of Southern California branch in San Bernardino, a AAA spokesperson said.

CBS2 / KCAL9–06/16/2014

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LAPD Chief Charlie Beck Seeks 2nd Term

“It has been an honor to serve as the Chief of the Los Angeles Police Department,” Beck wrote.

05/15/2014

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California Smartphone ‘Kill Switch’ Bill Advances

On a second attempt, California lawmakers advanced a bill Thursday that would require electronics manufacturers to install a shut-off function in all smartphones as a way to deter what one senator called a crime wave of thefts.

05/08/2014

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Man Accused Of Murdering His Wife In 2008 Extradited Back To US From Mexico

A man accused of murdering his wife in Carson more than five years ago, has been extradited back to the United States from Mexico, authorities said.

05/02/2014

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Police Investigating Venice Stabbing

The stabbing occurred in the 1600 block of Pacific Avenue at approximately 8:30 p.m., LAPD officer Sara Faden told City News Service.

04/22/2014

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Officials Want To Quash Violence, Crime In Huntington Beach

Huntington Beach leaders are ready to quash recent violence and crime in the city.

CBS2 / KCAL9–04/09/2014

The Galaxy S 5 will now come with two anti-theft devices. (credit: Donald Bowers/Getty Images Entertainment)

Samsung Adds 2 Anti-Theft Safeguards To Galaxy S5

Almost one in three U.S. robberies involve phone theft, according to the Federal Communications Commission.

04/04/2014

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Residents Asked To Help Curb Crime, Violence In Troubled Area Of San Bernardino

Community members are being asked to help with an initiative to curb crime and violence in a troubled area of San Bernardino.

CBS2 / KCAL9–04/03/2014

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LA County Launches Outreach To Educate Seniors About Financial Scams

An estimated one in five seniors has fallen victim to a financial scam, with only a fraction of such incidents ever reported to authorities, Los Angeles County prosecutors said Monday.

CBS2 / KCAL9–03/31/2014

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Calif. Top Target In US For Foreign Cybercriminals

California is the top target in the U.S. for international criminal enterprises that operate from safe havens in Eastern Europe, Africa and China, according to a report released Thursday.

03/20/2014

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Parole Board Again Recommends Release For Manson Follower Bruce Davis

Davis has been twice previously recommended for parole — but rejected both times, once by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger in June 2010 and by Gov. Jerry Brown last March.

03/12/2014

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Pasadena Lawmaker Targets ‘Truancy Crisis’ Among Elementary Students

A Pasadena lawmaker Monday joined California Attorney General Kamala Harris to unveil legislation that aims to tackle what officials are calling a “truancy crisis” in elementary schools statewide.

03/10/2014

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