A report of a nude man crouching in bushes near Irvine’s Venta Spur Trail walking path turned up former USC star quarterback Todd Marinovich, police said today.
The 47-year-old, who also played for the Raiders in Los Angeles before drug issues essentially ended his NFL career, was found “naked hiding in the backyard of a residence” nearby, according to a statement from the Irvine Police Department.
Breakfast reading from the Voice Media Empire: Danny Ledonne designed the Columbine game years ago — but after he was prohibited from visiting the campus in the wake of criticizing the administration over low salaries, it was brought up again as justification for his banishment. Here’s why the tactic didn’t work. Westword has the story.
An employee of the Grand Canyon Lodge at the North Rim faces a detention hearing this morning on a charge that he choked and raped another employee after a dorm party.
Jeremy Ean Bird has been held in detention since his August 11 arrest in connection with the assault, which occurred August 3-4.
A rapper well known in L.A.’s hip-hop community was killed in a shooting at a Granada Hills pool party over the weekend, according to multiple reports.
Kid Cali, who was once signed to NFL wide receiver DeSean Jackson’s record label, Jaccpot, was shot six times while attending an event on Saturday at a multimillion-dollar home in the 12400 block of Longacre Avenue. Digital fliers for the “Millions of Models Mansion Pool Party” stated that Chris Brown affiliate Kid Red would make an appearance.
Before the party, Kid Cali — real name Justin Lishey — posted on Instagram that he was “headed to this pool party wit my blood cuz’n @kidred.” Hours later, around 9 p.m., police responded to reports of a shooting at the house, LAPD Officer Norma Eisenman said. Three people had been shot, she said — Lishey died at a hospital and the other two were expected to survive.
When Martin County Police arrived Monday to find 19-year-old Austin Harrouff standing over the bodies of two bleeding victims while violently biting one man’s face, police first fired stun guns. When those didn’t work, cops unleashed a dog. When that didn’t work, three officers pulled Harrouff off the man and took him to jail — alive.
Some activists are drawing a stark contrast between that approach and those employed in other recent police actions in South Florida. Take, for instance, the July incident when North Miami cops sent a SWAT team with military-style assault rifles to surround unarmed African-American behavior therapist Charles Kinsey, who was trying to help an autistic man “armed” with a toy car. Police shot Kinsey in the leg, although video showed him lying on the ground with his hands up.
Critics say Harrouff’s treatment highlights the vast disparity between how whites and blacks are treated by police. After all, Florida cops were able to take calm, measured steps to subdue a white, possibly drug-addled cannibal armed with a knife and no shirt, but somehow felt it was necessary to shoot Kinsey — who was cooperating and unarmed — from afar.
Breakfast reading from the Voice Media Empire: The guards, many of them longtime veterans, say their superiors tend to shrug off the constant harassment they suffer, including comments such as “I’m going to ass-rape you with no lube” and “Your Dad raped you when you were young, that’s why you are such a bitch.” Westword has the story.
More than three months have passed since Kelli’s remains were discovered in an unmarked grave outside of Houston. The crime baffled investigators
, some of whom are in attendance. Former Denton County Sheriff Benny Parkey handled the initial investigation when he was a Denton police detective in the early ’90s. He died a couple of months ago.
UPDATE at 11:08 p.m. Thursday, July 18, 2016: A suspect has been arrested and charged in connection with the crime spree. See details at the bottom. First posted at 8 a.m. on Wednesday, July 17, 2016.
City and county officials this week put up a $35,000 reward for information leading to the capture and conviction of a suspect they believe has been targeting women in a string of sexual attacks in Hollywood, East Hollywood and Echo Park.
Police say that on Aug. 1, the man entered a woman’s unlocked apartment in the 800 block of North Mariposa Street in East Hollywood at 12:20 p.m. He grabbed the woman before fleeing at the sound of her screams.
Breakfast reading from the Voice Media Empire: Owens was one of two men sentenced to death for the 2005 slaying of a man who was set to testify in another murder trial — a crime that also killed the victim’s girlfriend. But the sudden removal of a judge who’d been on the case for a decade over a technicality has suddenly thrown the process into turmoil. Westword has the story.