Random probation check leads to arrest
Gun, ammunition and marijuana
LITTLEROCK, Calif.—Sheriff’s deputies conducting a random probation check arrested the father of the probationer today for suspicion of possession of a gun, ammunition and marijuana for sale.
A Palmdale Sheriff’s Partners Against Crime team went to the probationer’s residence in the 102050 block of East Avenue R-6 in Littlerock and found him in compliance, but discovered evidence linking his father, Oscar Quezada, 43, and a convicted felon, to be in possession of marijuana for sale, said Deputy Robbie Royster of the sheriff’s Palmdale Station.
Quezeda was in possession of a handgun, ammunition and more than a pound of marijuana as well as the items needed for its sale, Royster said.
Quezeda was booked at the sheriff’s Palmdale Station on being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm, convicted felon in possession of ammunition and possession of marijuana for sale, Royster said.
Quezada was being held on $35,000 bail. He is scheduled to be arraigned Tuesday at the Antelope Valley Courthouse.
LITTLEROCK, Calif. — An investigation was underway today into the death of a 63-year-old woman who was mauled by pit bulls as she jogged in Littlerock, near Palmdale.
The woman, identified by the county coroner’s office as Pamela Devitt of Littlerock, was attacked about 9:30 a.m. Thursday near 116th Street East and Avenue S, authorities said.
Supervisor Mike Antonovich said in a statement that “four killer pit bulls” mauled Devitt.
PALMDALE, Calif.—Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies arrested 12 men suspected of staging or participating in dog fights and seized eight animals in a raid in the high desert, a lieutenant said today.
The arrests came in response to a tip that led deputies to a home in the 8900 block of Avenue T-12 in the Littlerock area near Palmdale on Saturday evening. Deputies raided the property about 7:30 p.m. “just as they were getting ready to weigh dogs,” Lt. Larry Gregg said. “It’s nice to (stop it) before they get to fighting.”
PALMDALE, Calif.—Two teenage boys were taken into custody when deputies from the sheriff’s Palmdale Station caught them stealing cash, a cellphone, pocket knife, and other items from a school they had broken into, authorities said today.
A witness saw two individuals jumping over a fence at the Palmdale Learning Plaza School in the 3800 block of Division Lane in Palmdale at 6:20 p.m. Saturday, said Deputy Robbie Royster of the sheriff’s Palmdale Station.
PALMDALE, Calif.—Sheriff’s detectives tried to determine if a woman accused of conning a 12-year-old girl into stealing thousands of dollars in jewelry from her parents in the Antelope Valley has victimized any other families.
LOS ANGELES, Calif.—The weeklong search for an army private suspected of raping a 15-year-old girl in the Antelope Valley ended on Friday when he was arrested in Florida, according to Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department.
Daniel Brazelton of Palmdale was staying in a hotel in Daytona Beach, Fla. where he surrendered to the U.S. Army Criminal Investigations Division and Daytona Beach Police Department around 7:20 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department Capt. Mike Parker said.