Sheriff’s Department

(source: L.A. County Sheriff's Dept.)

LA County Park Worker Arrested For Committing Lewd Acts On Children

Sixty-two-year-old Donald Johnson was taken into custody Wednesday after a fellow park employee found a SIM card from a cell phone at the Ted Watkins Memorial Park near Watts, where Johnson has worked for four decades.

CBS2 / KCAL9–06/06/2013

Brian Forrett is considered armed and dangerous. (credit: San Bernardino County Sheriff's)

Officials Hunt For Suspect They Say Shot At Sheriff’s Deputy

Authorities in Yucaipa are looking for a suspect they say opened fire on a Sheriff’s deputy Friday morning.

03/01/2013

Kris and Bruce Jenner were the victims of a "swatting." (credit: CBS)

Lawmakers Want Stricter Penalties Against Celebrity ‘Swatters’

Celebrities have long contended with the occasional downsides of stardom — tabloid scandals, stalkers, box office bombs, the paparazzi. Now, add “swatting” to the list — a prank that sends police charging to the gates of stars’ homes on false reports of gunmen, hostages or other crimes in progress.

01/26/2013

(credit: CBS)

Woman, 24, Fatally Shot In Laguna Niguel Apartment Complex

Detectives are investigating the death of a 24-year-old woman who was fatally shot in an exclusive Orange County neighborhood Friday morning.

CBS2 / KCAL9–01/18/2013

A handgun was stolen from a patrol car in Riverside Friday evening. (credit: CBS)

Handgun Reportedly Stolen From Patrol Car

Riverside County Sheriff’s are actively trying to recover a handgun they say was stolen Friday evening from a patrol car.

11/30/2012

(credit: Kevin Horan/Getty Images)

OC D.A. To Probe Inmate Death In Hospital Ward

The Orange County sheriff’s department says the district attorney’s office will investigate the death of a 49-year-old man in custody.

09/03/2012

Mike Miller, 51, of Lake Forest was arrested on suspicion of pointing a laser at a Sheriff's Department helicopter. (credit: Orange County Sheriff’s Department)

OC Man Accused Of Aiming Laser At Sheriff’s Department Helicopter

A 51-year-old man was arrested early Friday morning after authorities say he aimed a laser at a Orange County Sheriff’s Department helicopter.

08/17/2012

(credit: Eliot Schechter/AFP/Getty Images)

Grenade Found At Park In Palos Verdes Estates

A grenade was found Sunday at a park in Palos Verdes Estates, sheriff’s officials said.

05/13/2012

(credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Supreme Court Refuses To Overturn Ruling To Allow Baca Lawsuit

The ruling — which some are calling unusual — could leave Sheriff Lee Baca or any other top-ranking official subject to civil lawsuits.

04/30/2012

(credit: CBS)

3 Men Wanted In Connection With Girl’s 2002 Kidnapping, Murder

Investigators want to talk to three men in connection with the murder of 15-year-old Brenda Sierra in October of 2002.

03/30/2012

(credit: CBS)

Sheriff’s Custody Assistant Arrested For Trying To Bring Cocaine Into Men’s Central Jail

Authorities say they’ve arrested one of their own for trying to distribute cocaine in Men’s Central Jail.

02/14/2012

Part of the "Three Weeks in January" exhibit downtown LA. (credit: CBS)

Rape Suspect Leads Police On 100-Mile Pursuit

Police pursued a 23-year-old rape suspect from Temecula to Barstow — about 100 miles — before arresting him Saturday.

02/11/2012

Mark Berndt (credit: CBS)

Sheriff’s Dept.: Berndt Investigated On Abuse Charges Nearly 20 Years Ago

KNX 1070’s investigative reporter Charles Feldman reports the county sheriff’s department has confirmed that it did investigate Mark Berndt in 1994.

KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO–02/02/2012

(courtesy: LA County Sheriff)

Mystery Man Allegedly Molested Girl At Puente Hills Department Store

The Los Angeles County Sheriff is asking for the public’s help identifying a man who allegedly molested an 11-year-old girl while standing in line at a Ross Dress For Less department store.

01/17/2012

(Credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images News)

Violent Crime Drops 13.8 Percent In Los Angeles County

Violent crime dropped 13.8 percent in Los Angeles County last year, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.

CBS2 / KCAL9–01/11/2012

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