Lancaster man arrested for cultivating marijuana
LANCASTER, Calif.—A 43-year-old man was behind bars today on suspicion of cultivating marijuana for sale inside a Lancaster industrial building, according to authorities.
The raid on the building in the 42200 block of 6th Street West by the Lancaster Station’s Burglary Suppression Team took place about 4 p.m. Monday, said Sgt. Mark Machanic of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.
The burglary team was patrolling the area when one of its members smelled the odor of marijuana coming from a building in the industrial park, he said.
Detectives executing a search warrant found a sophisticated marijuana hydroponic growing operation that included about 600 plants, with an estimated street value of more than $1 million, Machanic said.
Nazar Daniyelyan was arrested and booked on suspicion of cultivation of marijuana and possession of marijuana for sale. He was being held at Lancaster station in lieu of $100,000 bail.
LANCASTER, Calif.—The raid of a drug house in Lancaster led to four arrests and the seizure of counterfeit $5 and $20 bills, as well as cocaine, methamphetamine, pot and psilocybin mushrooms, sheriff's deputies said today.
LANCASTER, Calif.—Sheriff's deputies confirmed that firefighters found the body of a woman inside a two-story home in the Quartz Hill section of Lancaster after a fire brought under control.
The fire was reported at 5:15 p.m. Sunday in the 42000 block of 56th Street West, Supervisor Michael Pittman of the Los Angeles County Fire Department said.
The blaze was under control by 5:26 p.m.
The victim was pronounced dead at the scene, said the Sheriff's Headquarters Bureau.
LOS ANGELES, Calif.—Violent crimes in areas patrolled by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department declined by more than 12.5 percent in the first nine months of 2011 compared with the same period last year, according to the department.
Serious property crimes declined by 3.5 percent in sheriff’s patrol areas countywide during that period, compared to the first nine months of 2010, according to the sheriff’s department.
LANCASTER, Calif.—A Quartz Hill woman was sentenced today to 25 years to life in prison for the March 2009 death of her 18-month-old daughter, whom she initially claimed was taken from her in a violent kidnapping.
Superior Court Judge Hayden Zacky imposed the term on Stacey Marie Barker, 26, who was convicted May 24 of first-degree murder, assault on a child causing death and child abuse for the March 18, 2009, slaying of her daughter, Emma.
In an effort to reduce the rate of crime among adolescents and prevent young offenders from becoming habitual lawbreakers, the City of Lancaster has operated Teen Court in the Antelope Valley for the past 15 years.
The award-winning program is an alternative diversion activity where minors are able to act as jurors in teen trials that are usually cases which the investigating detective and the supervising probation officer have deemed as qualified for “Teen Court.”