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Police nab suspect in La Verne murder case

A suspect is in police custody in relation to the murder of La Verne couple Shirley and Armie Isom last year. Luke Fabela, 23, had been arrested on an unrelated vehicle theft charge in January, and forensic evidence from a previous felony linked him to the La Verne murder case. “We have not yet been able to establish his motive and we believe that he acted on his own,” Los Angeles County Sheriff’s... 

LVPD searches for stabbing suspect

The La Verne Police Depart­ment is still searching for a suspect who apparently stabbed a 21-year-old woman resident of La Verne Wednesday. LVPD officers were called at 6:06 p.m. to Las Flores Park, where they found the woman with stab wounds to her upper body. She was airlifted to County USC Medical Center, where she was in stable condition and still being treated Thursday. Her injuries were not... 

Prop. would reduce prison crowding

With voting season underway, it is important to get involved and vote on the issues that will improve and benefit our public. Proposition 47 will change the lowest-level, nonviolent crimes — such as drug possession for personal use and petty theft under $950 — from felonies to misdemeanors. With these changes, the state could save hundreds of millions of dollars annually, and the savings would... 

Suspect held in Claremont rape case

Kat Simonelli Metro Editor Amanda Larsh Assistant News Editor Claremont Police have a suspect in connection with the home invasion and rape of a 12-year-old girl, which happened nearly a month ago. As of April 18, police have detained 34-year-old Joseph Chandler Davall of Yucca Valley. Davall is currently being held in lieu of $5 million bail for two counts of aggravated sexual assault of a child,... 

Athletics Pavilion lockers burglarized

La Verne Police still have no suspects in the April 17 and 18 burglaries of several athletes’ lockers in the Athletics Pavilion. Items stolen include iPads, keyboard cases, athletic shoes, bags and other miscellaneous items, according to Campus Safety officers, who said the theft took place between 6:30 p.m. and 10:30 a.m. Lockers were unlocked at the time, said Associate Director of Campus Safety... 

Search for Claremont rape suspect is ongoing

Kat Simonelli Metro Editor Amanda Larsh Assistant News Editor Residents of Claremont are still on edge as the search continues for an unidentified male who allegedly broke into a home and raped a 12-year-old girl on March 20. So far more than 300 tips have poured in from community members and other law enforcement offices. “Bottom line is we’re having to follow up on all the 300 tips,” said Claremont... 

La Verne and most local cities fairly safe

Alejandra Aguilar Staff Writer Despite a reported increase in homicide rates in Pomona, La Verne, Claremont and Montclair continue to be some of the safest cities to live in. Since 2010, the city of La Verne has reported no homicides along with the city of Claremont. Montclair has reported two homicides since 2010, according to City-Data.com, a website that collects and analyzes data to create profiles... 

War on drugs is a waste of space

In 2011, Gov. Jerry Brown signed Assembly Bill 109 and 117. This legislation has attempted to close the revolving door of low-level inmates cycling in and out of California state prisons. According to the state Department of Corrections, AB 109 and 117 are California’s solution for reducing the number of inmates in California’s 33 prisons to 137.5 percent by June 27, 2013. “For too long, the... 

Community News: Claremont warns residents of crime increase

Veronica Sepulveda Metro Editor The Claremont Chamber of Commerce hosted a presentation “Take a Bite Out of Crime” Wednesday for the Claremont Police Department to inform business owners of some ways to secure their businesses. Crime alerts have been sent to the email inboxes of Claremont business owners due to recent crime increases in Claremont. “The Chamber is very proud to put on this event... 

Community News: Local crime on the rise

Veronica Sepulveda Metro Editor Last Friday the La Verne Police Department released a warning to residents about a series of burglaries and attempted burglaries on the 6700 block of Cactus Drive in northern La Verne after residents of that street reported four suspicious looking people around a nearby home. Officers responded and the suspects fled. Later, police were able to catch all four suspects. According... 
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