Four arrested for commercial burglary ring
Women's apparel and accessories
TORRANCE, Calif.—Four suspects have been arrested for allegedly participating in a burglary ring that committed more than 50 crimes around Los Angeles County, including 16 in Torrance, police said today.
Arrested were Javon Zachery, 21, and Reginald Wilson, 20, both of Compton; Dean Hampton, 26, of Lynwood; and Avion Speed, 21, of Bellflower, said Torrance police Sgt. Robert Watt.
The suspects allegedly entered department stores, picked out a large amount of women's clothing and/or accessories and fled without paying for the items. They also allegedly stole women's shoes and purses, Watt said.
LOS ANGELES, Calif.—Leaving the fireworks to the professionals this July Fourth is a safer alternative than setting off pyrotechnics yourself.
That’s the message from safety officials to residents of Los Angeles County cities that allow the personal use of fireworks.
All fireworks are illegal for personal use within the city of Los Angeles, said Brian Humphrey of the Los Angeles Fire Department.
Memorial services for former State Sen. Edward Vincent Jr., the first Black mayor of Inglewood, will be held Saturday, Sept. 7, at 11 a.m. at Inglewood Mortuary, 1206 Centinela Ave., in the Galleria. Attendees should enter on the Florence side.
Vincent died on Aug. 31. He was 78.
The viewing will be held Sept. 6 from 3-8 p.m. at the mortuary.
The death was announced by Sen. Roderick D. Wright, who was elected to succeed Vincent in 2008.
According to a financial watch list released earlier this month by the California Superintendent of Public Instruction, school districts in the Antelope Valley, Los Angeles, Compton, Hawthorne, Inglewood, and Lynwood face the possibility of not being able to meet their obligations in the next three school years.
LOS ANGELES, Calif.—Twenty-two people were in custody today after hundreds of investigators raided 32 locations in seven Southland cities in a multi-agency operation targeting rival Compton gang members, authorities said.
The raids, involving more than 300 members of the L.A. County Sheriff’s Department, were carried out early Thursday by investigators assigned to the department’s Operations Safe Streets Bureau, said sheriff’s Lt. Richard Westin.
A multi-agency task force of state and local investigators has served a series of warrants against a Compton gang, according to authorities.
About 450 state and local police officers swept through Compton, Lynwood and other parts of Los Angeles County in the early morning hours arresting 16 people and serving more than a dozen search warrants to members of the Mob Piru, a clique of the Bloods gang.