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Las Vegas Case Dismissed For Santa Clarita Realtor Accused Of Sexual Assault

The Las Vegas court case against a Santa Clarita realtor accused of sexual assault was dismissed Thursday, according to court records. On Thursday, a Clark County Court judge dismissed the sexual assault charges brought against Mike Bjorkman, a realtor from Santa Clarita, according to court records. Bjorkman’s attorneys, David Chesnoff and Richard Schonfield, reported Thursday that the case settled State ...

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Santa Clarita Valley Man Sentenced To Seven Years For $4 Million Tax Preparation Con

A Santa Clarita Valley man who claimed to be a tax preparer was sentenced to seven years in federal prison Tuesday for defrauding his clients out of more than $4 million with false promises of windfalls from federal grants. Edgardo Zeta Montalban, 70, of Valencia, was sentenced to 84 months by United States District Judge Stanley Blumenfeld Jr. on Tuesday, ...

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Lancaster Man Pleads Guilty To Murder Of L.A. County Sheriff’s Sergeant Steve Owen

A Lancaster man pled guilty Thursday to the murder of Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Sergeant Steve Owen five years ago. Trenton Trevor Lovell, 31, faces multiple charges – including murder – after he allegedly killed Sgt. Steve Owen, who was actively responding to a residential burglary outside a Lancaster apartment complex in 2016. Lovell entered his plea on Thursday ...

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Santa Clarita Man Accused Of Raping Multiple Women Returns To Court

A Santa Clarita man who pled not guilty to allegations of posing as a rideshare driver and raping seven women returned to court last Friday. Santa Clarita resident Nicolas Morales appeared in court this Friday for a pretrial conference, having been accused of over two dozen felony charges, including raping seven women and posing as a rideshare driver. Morales was ...

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Former Santa Clarita Panda Express Employee Files Lawsuit After Being ‘Forced To Strip’

A former Santa Clarita Panda Express employee who was reportedly required to strip to her underwear and was subjected to other forms of “psychological abuse” during a training seminar has filed a sexual battery lawsuit against the companies involved. The plaintiff in the case, a 23-year old woman, is suing Panda Restaurant Group, headquartered in Rosemead and ALIVE Seminars and ...

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Off-Duty LAPD Officer Returns To Court After Brandishing Weapon During Valencia Road Rage Incident

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An off-duty police officer with the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) appeared in court Tuesday for charges of brandishing a firearm during a Valencia road rage incident last year. Georgeta Buruiana, 38, faces one felony count of brandishing a firearm at a person in a motor vehicle, said Ricardo Santiago, spokesperson for the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office. On ...

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Nephew Of Missing Person Will Cierzan Returns To Court On Murder Charges

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The nephew of Will Cierzan, a Valencia resident missing since 2017, returned to court on Thursday for a preliminary hearing, officials said. Daniel Cierzan, 24, of Saugus, returned to court to face one count of murder for allegedly killing his uncle Will, according to Ricardo Santiago, spokesperson for the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office. In November 2020, Cierzan pled ...

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Canyon Country Kidnapping Suspect Appears In Court For Carjacking Vehicle With Infant Twins Inside

A Canyon Country kidnapping suspect appeared in court Wednesday on charges of carjacking a vehicle from his ex-girlfriend which had their 3-month-old twins inside, officials said. James O’Neal, 26, was arrested on several different felony charges including carjacking, domestic violence, child abduction without right and false imprisonment, said Shirley Miller, spokesperson for the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station at the ...

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Families Of Saugus High Shooting Victims File Wrongful Death Lawsuits Against Hart District

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The parents of the two victims killed in the Saugus High shooting have filed separate wrongful death lawsuits against the William S. Hart High School District over its alleged “failure to take basic steps to supervise students on campus,” officials announced Thursday. The families of Dominic Blackwell, 14, and Gracie Muehlberger, 15, filed wrongful death lawsuits on Monday in Los ...

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