70-year-old se­cu­rity guard dies af­ter as­sault at Modesto park­ing garage

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MODESTO (AP) — Po­lice in Modesto say a 70-yearold se­cu­rity guard was killed af­ter try­ing to in­ter­vene in a fight in a park­ing garage.

Modesto Po­lice Depart­ment spokes­woman Heather Graves says Karl White­head died of his in­juries in a hos­pi­tal on Sun­day.

The Modesto Bee re­ports the as­sault hap­pened Fri­day night in a down­town Modesto park­ing garage.

The depart­ment says 33-year-old Don Lacey was booked into the Stanis­laus County Jail on charges that in­clude as­sault with great bod­ily in­jury.

Graves says Lacey al­legedly struck White­head af­ter the guard tried to in­ter­vene in an ar­gu­ment be­tween the sus­pect and a fe­male park­ing at­ten­dant.

She says a wit­ness fol­lowed Lacey as he left the garage. The wit­ness helped of­fi­cers find Lacey, who was taken into cus­tody.


SHAKES NEAR SAN JOSE: SAN JOSE (AP) — A light earth­quake has struck in North­ern Cal­i­for­nia and been felt by some peo­ple in the sur­round­ing area, but there are no im­me­di­ate re­ports of dam­ages or in­juries.

The quake with a pre­lim­i­nary 4.7 mag­ni­tude struck Mon­day at 11:30 a.m. near the small town of Gon­za­les, about 75 miles south of San Jose, in an area ap­pears to be al­most en­tirely wilder­ness or agri­cul­tural fields.

The U.S. Ge­o­log­i­cal Sur­vey says the epi­cen­ter was about 4 miles deep.

The Na­tional Weather Ser­vice of­fice in Mon­terey tweeted the quake was felt in their of­fice, 25 miles south­east of the epi­cen­ter.

Po­lice and fire of­fi­cials in and around the area re­ported no im­me­di­ate dam­ages, in­juries or other prob­lems.


YEARS IN PRISON: FRESNO (AP) — The for­mer deputy po­lice chief of the Fresno Po­lice Depart­ment has been sen­tenced to four years in prison for ped­dling drugs while hold­ing one of the depart­ment’s top po­si­tions.

The Fresno Bee re­ports Keith Foster was sen­tenced Mon­day by Judge An­thony Ishii in U.S. District Court. He must sur­ren­der to au­thor­i­ties by Jan. 13.

Foster was con­victed of dis­tribut­ing oxy­codone, heroin and mar­i­juana.

The case be­gan with a fed­eral in­ves­ti­ga­tion of Foster’s nephew Den­nis Foster, who was sus­pected of deal­ing drugs. The fo­cus of the in­ves­ti­ga­tion shifted when in­ves­ti­ga­tors lis­tened to the deputy chief call his nephew and dis­cuss drugs.

The for­mer po­lice of­fi­cer said he was try­ing to re­cruit his nephew as an in­for­mant.

Den­nis Foster was sen­tenced to 18 months in prison for his role in a con­spir­acy to dis­trib­ute mar­i­juana with his un­cle.


COUNTY MOUN­TAIN­SIDE: MOUNT BALDY VIL­LAGE (AP) — Los An­ge­les County au­thor­i­ties found an 18-year-old man dead and two other peo­ple in­jured in a car that plunged more than 500 feet down a moun­tain­side dur­ing the week­end.

The San Gabriel Val­ley Tri­bune re­ports the vic­tims may have been undis­cov­ered for nearly a day af­ter plum­met­ing off Glen­dora Ridge Road near Mount Baldy in the An­ge­les Na­tional For­est.

Cal­i­for­nia High­way Pa­trol Of­fi­cer Peter Ni­chol­son says the crash was dis­cov­ered at 10 a.m. Sun­day.

But one of the vic­tims, an 18-year-old Los An­ge­les woman, was last heard from at 11 a.m. Satur­day. She was hos­pi­tal­ized with a com­pound leg frac­ture.

The driver, an 18-year-old Mon­te­bello man, suf­fered ma­jor in­juries.

The dead man also was from Mon­te­bello.


100 FEET DOWN MOUN­TAIN: BIG BEAR LAKE, Calif. (AP) — A mo­tor­cy­clist was res­cued af­ter plung­ing 100 feet be­low a road­way in South­ern Cal­i­for­nia’s San Bernardino Moun­tains.

The San Bernardino County Sher­iff’s Depart­ment says the 48-year-old rider was thrown from the mo­tor­cy­cle in a sin­gle-ve­hi­cle crash Sun­day af­ter­noon on State Route 38.

The San Gor­gonio Search and Res­cue Team climbed down to the vic­tim and found he had ma­jor in­juries, but the steep­ness of the ter­rain pre­vented them from car­ry­ing out.

A sher­iff’s res­cue he­li­copter was called in and the vic­tim was hoisted aboard and flown to a hos­pi­tal.

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