For­mer LAPD of­fi­cer pleads not guilty to sex with girl, 15

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LOS AN­GE­LES (AP) — A for­mer Los An­ge­les po­lice of­fi­cer has pleaded not guilty to hav­ing sex with a 15-year-old girl who was in the LAPD’s cadet program.

City News Ser­vice says Robert Cain en­tered pleas Tues­day to un­law­ful sex­ual in­ter­course, oral cop­u­la­tion in­volv­ing a per­son un­der 16 and com­mit­ting lewd acts on a child.

Pros­e­cu­tors say Cain, a 10-year vet­eran, had a re­la­tion­ship with the girl last June.

Cain’s ar­rest re­sulted af­ter po­lice un­cov­ered a scan­dal in which cadets were joyrid­ing in po­lice cars, us­ing stun guns and other equip­ment and im­per­son­at­ing of­fi­cers.

If con­victed, Cain could face up to seven years and eight months in state prison.

He’s al­ready been sen­tenced to two years in county jail on weapons vi­o­la­tions stem­ming from a search of his home.


NE­VADA TO CAL­I­FOR­NIA: OAK­LAND (AP) — Fed­eral of­fi­cials say three peo­ple have been sen­tenced for il­le­gally buy­ing firearms in Ne­vada and selling them in North­ern Cal­i­for­nia.

The U.S. Depart­ment of Jus­tice says 27-year-old Richard Straight, of Oak­land, Cal­i­for­nia, 26-year-old Jenna Al­lec, of Oak­land, and 32-year-old Ken­neth Lee Kemp, of Elko, Ne­vada, pleaded guilty in Septem­ber in ex­change for shorter sen­tences.

Pros­e­cu­tors say Straight ad­mit­ted act­ing as the mid­dle­man in the sale of at least 39 firearms in Ne­vada. He was sen­tenced to 42 months in prison.

Kemp was sen­tenced to 14 months in prison af­ter plead­ing guilty to buy­ing about 21 firearms in the Reno area and selling them in Oak­land.

Of­fi­cials say Al­lec was sen­tenced to four years’ pro­ba­tion af­ter ad­mit­ting to il­le­gally selling 18 firearms pur­chased in Ne­vada.


EX­PIRED BABY FOOD: SAN JOSE (AP) — Au­thor­i­ties say Walgreens has agreed to pay more than $2 mil­lion to three North­ern Cal­i­for­nia coun­ties to set­tle a law­suit al­leg­ing the Illi­nois-based com­pany was selling ex­pired baby food, in­fant for­mula and over-the counter drugs.

The San Ma­teo County District At­tor­ney’s Office said Tues­day Walgreens will pay $2,250,000 in costs and penal­ties to Santa Clara, Con­tra Costa, San Ma­teo and Santa Cruz coun­ties as part of the set­tle­ment. The com­pany, which did not admit li­a­bil­ity, also agreed to have em­ploy­ees re­move ex­pired items from the shelves and post signs ask­ing cus­tomers to check ex­pi­ra­tions dates.

In­ves­ti­ga­tors also found the chain with more than 600 stores in Cal­i­for­nia charged cus­tomers more than the posted price for items.

The com­pany says in a state­ment it will con­tinue work­ing with Cal­i­for­nia au­thor­i­ties.


STROLLER AGAINST WALL: GLENDALE (AP) — South­ern Cal­i­for­nia au­thor­i­ties say a sus­pected drunken driver was ar­rested af­ter his car jumped a side­walk and pinned a stroller car­ry­ing an 11-month-old baby against a build­ing.

Po­lice say the child was not hurt in the Satur­day evening crash in Glendale. An adult and a 7-year-old suf­fered mi­nor in­juries when they jumped out of the way as the Ca­maro ca­reened to­ward them.

Sgt. Dan Sut­tles said the Ca­maro was in­volved in a hit-and-run in­ci­dent ear­lier in the evening when it crashed into a ve­hi­cle nearby.

The news­pa­per re­ports Mon­day that the driver could face charges in­clud­ing DUI and hit-and-run.


SUS­PECT NEAR LA: ORANGE (AP) — Po­lice say a man was shot and wounded by some­one he found bur­glar­iz­ing his car out­side his South­ern Cal­i­for­nia home.

In­ves­ti­ga­tors in the city of Orange say the res­i­dent chased the thief for two blocks be­fore dawn Mon­day when the sus­pect opened fire. The man was shot once and hos­pi­tal­ized in sta­ble con­di­tion.

KABC-TV re­ports sur­veil­lance footage from the area shows the sus­pect walk­ing from car to car, ap­pear­ing to case the neigh­bor­hood look­ing for some­thing to steal.


CLAIM FOR DORNER RE­WARD: LOS AN­GE­LES (AP) — A state ap­pel­late court has up­held a judge’s dis­missal of claims against Los An­ge­les and other cities by a camp ranger who felt he de­served re­ward money for help­ing lo­cate fugi­tive ex-cop Christo­pher Dorner.

City News Ser­vice re­ports the 2nd District Court of Ap­peal found Mon­day that the judge was right to de­cide that Richard Hel­te­brake’s claims were with­out merit. Hel­te­brake said he alerted au­thor­i­ties when he was car­jacked by the ex-Los An­ge­les po­lice of­fi­cer.

Au­thor­i­ties say Dorner killed four peo­ple and en­gaged in a stand­off with po­lice be­fore killing him­self in a burn­ing cabin in the San Bernardino moun­tains five years ago.


ROBBED 40 STORES: FONTANA (AP) — Au­thor­i­ties say a man they sus­pect robbed two South­ern Cal­i­for­nia cell­phone stores this month may be re­spon­si­ble for more than 40 rob­beries through­out San Bernardino, Orange and Los An­ge­les coun­ties in the past eight months.

The Press-En­ter­prise re­ports the Fontana Po­lice Depart­ment re­leased sev­eral im­ages Mon­day af­ter­noon from sur­veil­lance footage show­ing the sus­pect, in­clud­ing a few close-up shots of his cloth­ing.

Po­lice be­lieve the man robbed two Fontana Metro PCS store lo­ca­tions Satur­day and Mon­day. Au­thor­i­ties say he was armed with a hand­gun dur­ing one of the rob­beries.


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