The suspect in the shooting death of Beverly Hills philanthropist Jacqueline Avant was charged with murder on Monday. Aariel Maynor, 29, of Los Angeles, was also charged with attempted murder for allegedly firing at a security guard, who was unhurt. He also faces charges of being a felon in possession of a firearm and two counts of residential burglary. Maynor is due to make his first court appearance on Tuesday at the Airport Branch courthouse in Los Angeles County. Avant, 81, was the wife of music executive Clarence Avant and mother of Nicole Avant, the Democratic fundraiser, film producer and former ambassador. Jacqueline...
UPDATED, 3:30 PM: A Los Angeles man was charged today with murder and other counts stemming from the shooting of Jacqueline Avant, the wife of music executive Clarence Avant, during what has been described as a robbery at the couple’s Trousdale Estates home in Beverly Hills. Aariel Maynor, 29, is scheduled to be arraigned Tuesday at the Airport Branch courthouse on one count each of murder, attempted murder and felon in possession of a firearm, along with two counts of residential burglary with a person present, according to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office. The criminal complaint includes an allegation that...
Authorities made multiple arrests and cited dozens of people after responding to 911 calls regarding illegal street racing in the San Fernando Valley over the weekend. The arrests and citations came after California Highway Patrol and Los Angeles Police Department officers were called out to a series of illegal street takeovers, sideshows and roll races […]
Occurred on November 8, 2021 / Dallas, Texas, USA Info from Licensor: "On a particularly windy day, November 8, 2021, I was sitting in the admirals club at DFW International Airport when I saw a bag fall off of a luggage trolley. The roller bag landed upright on its wheels and continued to roll for almost a minute straight until a grounds crew pulled over to retrieve it."
LAPD video shows security officer attacked with bear spray at Westfield Topanga Mall during flash mob theft
A video released by the Los Angeles Police Department on Monday shows a security officer at the Westfield Topanga Mall being attacked with bear spray during a flash mob theft last month, officials reported. An organized group of thieves entered the Nordstrom store located at the mall in Canoga Park, LAPD said. In the video […]
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LA philanthropist Jacqueline Avant, wife of legendary music executive Clarence Avant, was shot and killed at the couple's Beverly Hills residence. The shooting occurred at the Trousdale Estates residence. In the 2019 Netflix documentary, “The Black Godfather,” daughter Nicole Avant credited her mother with helping to keep her famous father...
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A 49-year-old killed in a three-vehicle crash in Anaheim that injured three others was publicly identified Monday. Luis V. Cuara was a Los Angeles resident, according to the Orange County coroner's office. A 28-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of drunken driving for allegedly running a red light and triggering...
More than 30 women have stepped forward with claims Superfly actor and rapper Kaalan “KR” Walker raped or sexually abused them in a string of alleged assaults dating back to at least 2013, Los Angeles prosecutors told a judge in a Los Angeles courtroom Monday. The staggering number, which Walker’s camp disputes, was cited by Deputy District Attorney Yasmin Fardghassemi ahead of a trial set to start next month. The serial rape case stems from Walker’s initial arrest in 2018 on charges he lured aspiring models to photo shoots under the guise of helping their careers and attacked them. Walker, 26, has...
Two Long Beach police officers have been charged with filing a false report and falsifying a public record after allegedly lying about an arrest three years ago, officials announced Monday. Dedier Reyes, 38, and David Salcedo, 28, both face charges in connection with a Feb. 15, 2018 incident, according to the Los Angeles County District […]
The Long Beach Police Department (LBPD) regrets to announce that two police officers have been arrested for warrants related to filing a false police report. In February 2018, LBPD detectives discovered discrepancies in the police reports and the surveillance video regarding a firearms arrest. Through their review, detectives learned that the officers’ actions were inconsistent with their written reports. The arrested subject was immediately released, and charges were not filed against him.
Two men are wanted in connection with a robbery at a Pacific Palisades holiday party; the case is being investigated by LAPD. Meanwhile, footage has been released from a November flash mob robbery, where a security guard was assaulted with bear spray.
A string of incidents at private homes and public spaces has catapulted crime in Los Angeles back into the zeitgeist.
The suspect arrested for Jacqueline Avant's death has been charged with murder. Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascón announced on Monday that a man was charged with killing music legend Clarence Avant's wife and trying to kill her security guard during a robbery, per the LA County's press release.
Former Department of Water and Power official David Wright has agreed to plead guilty to a bribery charge, the U.S. attorney's office said Monday.
The parents of Samuel Herr and Juri “Julie” Kibuishi have endured 11 holiday seasons without their son and daughter. But June Kibuishi said it feels like no time has passed since her 23-year-old daughter and Herr, 26, were killed by a Costa Mesa man to fund his wedding in 2010. Even if the high-profile criminal case fades from people’s memories, the family members are the ones who live with the pain every day, she said.
Prosecutors have filed charges against a 29-year-old man in last week's fatal shooting of philanthropist Jacqueline Avant, the wife of legendary music executive Clarence Avant, at their Beverly Hills, California, home
14 arrested over L.A. smash-and-grab thefts, but all released as leaders call for end to COVID no-bail policy
Los Angeles — Authorities in Los Angeles on Thursday announced more than a dozen arrests in recent smash-and-grab thefts at stores where nearly $340,000 worth of merchandise was stolen, part of a rash of organized retail crime in California. Fourteen people were arrested in connection with 11 brazen robberies between November 18 and 28, but all were released from custody, police Chief Michel Moore said. Most bailed out or met no-bail criteria, and one is a juvenile, he said.