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Bogus Bookkeeper Busted for “Borrowing”

Professional bookkeeper April Marie Riggs-Darin was hired by Santa Barbara Contractors Melgoza-Odale, Inc. to keep their books.  But Riggs-Darin had bigger things in mind and promptly began reportedly cooking the

Irvine Burglary Terrifies Home Alone 12-Year Old But Leads to Arrest

IRVINE, CA – A residential burglar, ransacking an Irvine home Tuesday afternoon, was fortunately surprised enough to flee when he discovered a 12-year old resident of the home hiding in

Brown and City of Maywood Forge Agreement to Reform its Troubled Police Department

Los Angeles – Responding to a directive from Attorney General Edmund G. Brown Jr. to reform its police force, the Maywood City Council late Tuesday evening unanimously approved a stipulated

From Foot Fetish to Felony

by R.L. McCullough Santa Barbara, Ca.—June 17, 2009 Raymundo Cruz-Avianeda of Oxnard was arrested by Santa Barbara Police on charges of rape, digital penetration, sexual battery and false imprisonment inflicted

Home invasion burglary suspects arrested

By O. Lee Brown FONTANA – A burglary arrest on June 10 may have been a bigger catch for Fontana police than originally thought.

Burlary suspect caught on tape

By O. Lee Brown REDLANDS, CA – An employee from a popular Mexican food restaurant was caught, on tape, trying to steal cash on Thursday. Jo Ann Austin, of Redlands,

Burning Evidence Proves Difficult for Thief

By Lauren Keene A Woodland man was arrested and his cousin hospitalized with severe burns Tuesday after allegedly setting fire to the remains of a stolen car, according to Woodland


Weenie-Wagger Finally Gets The Attention He Wants

by R.L. McCullough Santa Barbara, Ca.–June 10, 2009 Glenn Merrill, 59, of Goleta had a little too much time—not to mention too much of himself—on his hands when he came


Four Arrested for Murder in 2004

By Justin Smith Four suspects in a 2004 murder were taken  into custody yesterday for the murder of Clayton Skinner. On July 3, 2004 Skinner was found dead by family


More than a Dozen Alleged Gang Members Arrested in Merced

Merced– Attorney General Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced that agents from the Bureau of Narcotic Enforcement yesterday arrested 15 alleged  members of the Crips gang on charges of conspiracy, drug-trafficking,