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Two Lancaster sheriff's deputies save father, baby from apartment fire

Two Lancaster sheriff's deputies are being called heroes for saving a man and his baby from an apartment fire.

2 Los Angeles deputies in serious condition after deadly shooting

A pair of Los Angeles County Sheriff's deputies were injured in a fatal shootout on Wednesday after responding to a call about a man with a deadly weapon, authorities said.

L.A. County officials move to stop audio recordings in courthouse lockups

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday to ask the Sheriff’s Department not to install audio recording devices in courthouse lockups.

Shooting Suspect in Custody After Hourslong Standoff at Senior Apartment Complex in Castaic: Sheriff’s Department

A shooting suspect was detained late Friday night, seven hours after she had barricaded herself inside her residence at a senior apartment complex in Castaic, officials said.

Supervisors Seek Further Study On Jail Reform Initiative

The future of the Reform L.A. Jails initiative remains uncertain. The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors called for further study of the ballot measure that would give subpoena power to the Civilian Oversight Commission at its Sept. 11 meeting.

LA Sheriff Says, Use a Gun, No More Early Release From Jail

Los Angeles County Sheriff Jim McDonnell announced Thursday that people found guilty of using a gun to commit a crime will have to serve their full sentences.

Deputies examine ‘suspicious package’ at bank, deem package safe

A report of a suspicious package found inside a bank, across the street from the Westfield Valencia Town Center mall has prompted a precautionary response by local sheriff’s deputies.

Downey Kaiser Disturbance Suspect Jailed

Kaiser Permanente issued a statement saying the disturbance occurred in the Orchard Medical Building at the hospital campus.

Officials Tout Three-Year Effort To Reduce Crime in Compton

The reduction in crime — including double-digit declines in gang-related shootings and killings

Supes Move Closer to Putting Measure on Ballot to Give Sheriff's Watchdog Subpoena Power

On Tuesday, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors moved a step closer to putting a measure before voters that would give the Sheriff Civilian Oversight Commission subpoena power. But first, they want to study what its impact might be.

New Team of Reserve Deputies Aims to Reduce Theft in Eastern L.A. County — For $1 a Year

They carry guns, make arrests, and wear shiny, star-shaped badges. But these Los Angeles County Sheriff’s reserve deputies are paid virtually nothing, accepting a paycheck of just a dollar a year.

County to Take Action On Addressing First-Responder Suicides

County supervisors plan to address taking action to prevent suicide among first responders on Tuesday.

LA County Launches Tracking Technology to Help Find the Missing

A new system of trackable bracelets designed to quickly locate people with autism, dementia or Alzheimer's disease when they go missing was introduced Wednesday by Los Angeles County officials..

Human Skeletal Remains Found in Calabasas by Caltrans Workers: LASD

Human skeletal remains were found in Calabasas Wednesday morning, officials said. The remains were found by a Caltrans worker about 9:30 a.m. in the 25100 block of Calabasas Road, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department.

After Losing Leg In Hit-And-Run, LA Sheriff Deputy’s New Outlook On Life Is An Inspiration To Others

A Los Angeles County Sheriff’s deputy says he is grateful at the outpouring of support following a life-changing hit-and-run accident.

Law enforcement changes tactics in combatting drunk driving

Motorists might notice fewer DUI checkpoints on Santa Clarita Valley roads in the next year, but it doesn’t represent a change in priorities for deputies and officers — just a change in tactics.

Kayaker Killed in Collision With Boat Off Marina Del Rey

A woman in a kayak was struck and killed by a powerboat during the peak of the Labor Day holiday Monday in Marina del Rey.

Man Arrested for Sexually Assaulting Girl in School Bathroom

A man has been arrested after a series of sexual assaults in Bellflower and Lakewood that happened just hours apart, police said.

LA deputy who lost leg in crash working to return to duty

Even after a horrific accident that cost him most of his leg, Los Angeles County sheriff's Deputy Garrett Rifkin says he is optimistic and fighting to get back to work.

Fallen SCV Deputy Remembered 17 Years On

Friday marks 17 years since the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station suffered the tragic and sudden loss of one of its own, Deputy Hagop “Jake” Kuredjian.

LASD investigating possible lewd act with child involving East Los Angeles school faculty member

An investigation is underway at an East Los Angeles school, where a faculty member may be linked to lewd acts with a child, sheriff's officials said.

Nearly A Dozen Men Arrested In Human Trafficking Sting In Santa Clarita Valley

A human trafficking sting in Castaic and Stevenson Ranch resulted in 11 people being arrested on suspicion of sex-related charges, authorities announced Wednesday.

Deputies rescue baby found not breathing during traffic stop in Lakewood

Two sheriff's deputies were being hailed as heroes for rescuing a baby boy who was found not breathing during a traffic stop Monday evening in Lakewood.

Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s To Promote California Pedestrian Safety Month In September

Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s deputies are set to meet with City of Santa Clarita officials next week to discuss further plans to address pedestrian safety as California Pedestrian Safety Month in September approaches, according to officials

#LASD Crescenta Deputies detained teens before searching the home & determining; swatting call

#LASD Crescenta Deputies detained two teens before searching the home & determining; swatting call. The unknown person called and said, "they had just shot their parents and were about to shoot their aunt, as well"

LASD to Promote Public Awareness Aimed at Pedestrian Safety

In September, LASD and California (OTS) advocate to promote public awareness aimed at pedestrian safety.

Human trafficker sentenced to 22 years in prison

A local man who pleaded no contest last month to human trafficking to commit another crime and to other criminal charges, including assaulting someone with a clothes hanger, was sentenced Tuesday to 22 years in state prison.

LASD Civilian Oversight Panel Elects New Leadership

Patricia Giggans has been elected chairperson and Priscilla Ocen has been approved as the vice chair of the Los Angeles County Sheriff Civilian Oversight Commission

2018 13th Annual Special Olympics Southern California's Plane #LASD Custody Wins 1st Place

On 08/18/18 LASD Teams Participate in Special Olympics Southern California's 13th Annual Plane Pull fundraiser at the Long Beach Airport.

#LASD Deputy Involved Shooting near Lennox on 08/17/18

Deputies assigned to the South Los Angeles Sheriff’s Station involved in a shooting 08/17/18

Unemployed LA man accused of felony evading in Thursday’s pursuit and crash

Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department deputies set up a containment after a dark Honda Accord collided with a silver Honda Civic following an alleged carjacking and pursuit. Cory

Norwalk Traffic Stop Leads to Meth Seizure; 3 Arrested: LASD

Deputies seized approximately half a pound of methamphetamine, cash and ID theft equipment during a traffic stop in Norwalk on Aug. 15, 2018

Authorities turn to public in helping identify suspect in fatal Lancaster hit-and-run

LANCASTER, Calif. (KABC) -- Authorities are asking for the public's help in identifying a hit-and-run suspect responsible for killing a pedestrian in Lancaster earlier this month.

$25,000 reward offered in 2011 slaying of Sheriff’s Explorer and friend in South Whittier

Cesar Rodriguez, Larry Villegas and others stood in a driveway of a South Whittier home in the early morning hours of Aug. 28, 2011 when the driver of a passing car opened fire at the group.

Sheriff’s homicide detectives announce $35,000 reward for information in Carson shooting death

The Lauvai family had just arrived to Carson from Arizona to celebrate Father’s Day with other family members, June 16.The family was outside on the porch enjoying dessert when, just before 9 p.m.

Suspect Wounded in Deputy-Involved Shooting Inside Lakewood Sheriff’s Station After Attacking Employee: LASD

A man who was being booked at the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department's Lakewood station was wounded in a deputy-involved shooting after taking a woman who works at the facility hostage on Friday, officials said.

Los Angeles County Sheriff's Deputies Perform Daring Air Rescue

The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Special Enforcement Bureau responded to an urgent "mutual aid request" and performed a daring rescue of a stranded hiker from a narrow canyon

Woman found shot to death in East Los Angeles

A woman was shot to death in East Los Angeles, and detectives believe she may have been in the wrong place at the wrong time.

LA County Takes Next Step Toward Deputy Body-Worn Cameras

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted today to hire a consultant to work out the details of outfitting deputies with body-worn cameras, with the sheriff's department

#lASD South LA Station Pursuit

LASD South LA Station & Century Station were involved in a vehicle pursuit at approximately 11:30pm. The pursuit began near Manchester & Figueroa. One passenger was arrested and one loaded handgun was recovered. Investigation is ongoing.

Residents receive info on how to be safe and protect their streets at National Night Out

As the sun set below the horizon, Santa Clarita’s law enforcement officials gathered with the community in Central Park for the 35th annual National Night Out.

Authorities seek help in Compton "Hoodie Bandit" robbery

Authorities are asking for the public’s help identifying a man dubbed the “hoodie bandit” who uncovered his face during an armed robbery in Compton last month

On line dating apps

Det Thurber explains dangers of online dating apps

Helping youths can be a high-wire act, but it’s one L.A. County Sheriff’s Department is eager to support

Ricardo Contreras, 11, of Compton carefully makes his way across a high rope obstacle course during Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department three-day camp for its 16 youth academy programs at Camp Courage in Brea, Calif.

Woman Suspected of Fatally Shooting Husband in Malibu Area Home

A woman believed to be the wife of a man found dead inside a home in an unincorporated area near Malibu was arrested Thursday.

Naked Man Arrested After Allegedly Holding Woman at Knifepoint in Whittier Area During ‘Drug-Fueled Rage’

A naked man who allegedly held a woman hostage with a knife in the Whittier area Wednesday morning has been arrested, authorities said.

UPDATE: Cell Phone Thieves Caught In Gorman

Car chase up the northbound 5 freeway and an instance of grand theft at a Santa Clarita cell phone store were related...

Body cameras for the L.A. County Sheriff's Department? Get on with it already

The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department is one of the few large law enforcement agencies in the United States that has not yet provided body-worn cameras to all of its patrol officers.

Man Barricades Himself Inside Sheriff's Department SUV

.A man barricaded himself inside a Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department sports utility vehicle early Tuesday at a Montebello intersection.

LASD Theme Song Composed by Robin DiMaggio

Robin DiMaggio composed a song called "In-Service" for LASD. DiMaggio presented Sheriff Jim McDonnell and LASD, the song at the Graduation of Deputy Sheriff Class #429

LASD 6 steps on how not to buy a vehicle

Before buying a used car, there’s several red flags to consider before making that final decision. The car may be used, but it could very well be stolen too. The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department unveiled six warnings before buying a used car,

Off-duty sheriff's deputy stabbed in East Los Angeles

EAST LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- An off-duty sheriff's deputy suffered a stab wound in East Los Angeles early Friday,

Santa Clarita Valley breaks ground on a new, larger LA County Sheriff’s station

A wooden sign stood firmly on a dirt hill on Golden Valley Road. Behind it stood law enforcement vehicles, horses, and even a helicopter.

Man at LASD jail suffers chemical burns

A 46-year-old man was rushed to the hospital Monday morning with burns to 5 percent of his body after being exposed to an alkaline chemical in the laundry room at the Pitchess Detention Center.

Deputies rescue dogs

As temperatures hovered in the low 90s Saturday, Santa Clarita Valley sheriff’s deputies rescued dogs from vehicles in at least two separate incidents.

36 Arrested, 2 Girls Rescued in Human Trafficking Bust in Compton: LASD

Investigators identified two teenagers who were sexually exploited commercially during Wednesday’s bust, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.

25th Annual Gun Destruction

25th Annual Gun Destruction

Accidental 911 Call Ends in Palmdale Deputy Dance Challenge

Keeping Kids Safe in our Communities because they are our future.

L.A. County Pushes Back Against Hate Crimes

Sheriff Jim McDonnell, who chairs the Anti-Defamation League’s Law Enforcement Advisory Committee, backed the motion, although he said reports of hate crimes in areas policed by the sheriff’s department are down 31 percent from 2017 levels as of June.

5-Year-Old Lemonade Stand Owner With Help of LASD Raises Money to Support Families of Fallen Officers

5-Year-Old Lemonade Stand Owner With Help of LASD Raises Money to Support Families of Fallen Officers

Illegal pot shops disrupt California’s budding legal market

A slight marijuana smell wafted out as a steady stream of customers walked into a warehouse, its doors and windows covered by bars.

Fallen LASD deputy's son becomes deputy

Fallen LASD deputy's son becomes deputy

Man detained in Fourth of July stabbing death of stepdad at Lawndale home

Man detained in Fourth of July stabbing death of 74-year-old stepdad at Lawndale

Man Treated for Severe Injuries After Firework Explodes in His Hands in West Puente Valley

Man Treated for Severe Injuries After Firework Explodes in His Hands in West Puente Valley

LASD: Boy steals phone in Canyon Country, then gets caught trying to sell it

LASD: Boy steals phone in Canyon Country, then gets caught trying to sell it

Knife-Wielding Man Shot by Deputy in South El Monte: LASD

Knife-Wielding Man Shot by Deputy in South El Monte: LASD

LASD: Additional Deputies on Patrol for Upcoming July 4th Holiday

LASD: Additional Deputies on Patrol for Upcoming July 4th Holiday

L.A. County Sheriff’s Department Offers $10,000 Reward for Information in Ongoing Murder Investigation

L.A. County Sheriff’s Department Offers $10,000 Reward for Information in Ongoing Murder Investigation

LASD Joins Law Enforcement Pink Patch Project

LASD Joins Law Enforcement Pink Patch Project

LASD Program Trains At-Risk Youth in Scuba Diving

LASD Program Trains At-Risk Youth in Scuba Diving



L.A. County supervisors approve $2.2 billion to build replacement for Men's Central Jail

New lockup will be designed specifically to provide treatment and rehabilitation of medically and mentally ill inmates...

Deputy Shares Story of Survival After Being Shot

Deputy White was shot in the neck in the line of duty while responding to a dangerous call.

Santa Barbara Mudslide - LASD Assisting

We are proud to serve with these agencies as we assist the residents of Santa Barbara County to move forward and restore their community.

Parents Arrested

Parents Arrested After Trying to Sell Their Sons for Drugs, Cash in Lancaster - Sheriff’s Department

Human-Trafficking Crackdown

Human-Trafficking Crackdown - 510 Arrested, 56 Rescued In California

Two Hikers Are Rescued

This team had to rescue not one, but two stranded hikers in the same place just a day apart

L.A. Retailer Accused Selling Counterfeit

FOX 11 investigates - L.A. retailer accused of selling counterfeit brand name merchandise

Sheriff's Detective Stabbed

Sheriff's detective stabbed and wounded in Santa Clarita. Suspect apprehended by K-9

Deputy-Involved Shooting

Officials provide updates on a deputy-involved shooting that left a 16-year-old

Natalie Wood Case

We are closer to understanding what happend. detective says...