CA Mother Michelle Ngo ID’d As Covina Mother Accused In Stabbing Death Of Toddler

COVINA, CA. (THECOUNT) — Xa Dinh Ngo has been identified as the Covina, California, mother arrested Wednesday in the stabbing death of her 2-year-old toddler.

AKA, Michelle Ngo, 39, was charged with murder after her young son was found stabbed to death last week, prosecutors announced Tuesday.

In addition to the count of murder, Ngo faces a special circumstances allegation that she used a deadly and dangerous weapon in the child’s killing, according to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office.

The weapon was identified as a knife, reports KTLA.

The 2-year-old boy died after being stabbed multiple times in the family’s townhouse, located in the 100 block of East Italia Street, in Covina, CA, last Friday, a news release detailed.

When officers first came into contact with the 39-year-old woman, she was partially-clothed and running down the middle of the 300 block of Second Avenue around 3:20 a.m. What appeared to be blood was spattered on her body, according to the Covina Police Department.

She was quickly detained after allegedly trying to flee from officers.

Ngo initially cooperated with authorities, but then made statements that led officers to believe there was a possible victim, police officials said in the release.

When police entered the residence, they found the toddler’s body.

A small fire was also burning on the second floor, KTLA reports.

Ngo was taken for a psychiatric evaluation and then arrested on suspicion of murder after being released from a local hospital.

Bail has been set at $2 million. Her arraignment is scheduled to take place Wednesday.

Ngo faces a possible sentence of 26 years to life in prison if convicted.

Anyone with possible additional information on the child death investigation should contact police at 911.

Covina is a city in Los Angeles County, California, about 22 miles east of downtown Los Angeles, in the San Gabriel Valley region. The population was 47,796 at the 2010 census, up from 46,837 at the 2000 census, according to Wikipedia.

CA Family ID’d 3 Men Shot Friday In Torrance Triple-Fatal Bowling Alley Shooting

TORRANCE, CA. (THECOUNT) — Robert Meekins, Michael Radford and Astin Edwards, have been identified by family as the three men fatally shot in the Friday night shooting at Gable House Bowl bowling alley in Torrance.

Meekins and Edwards, both 28, and 20-year-old, Radford, were identified by family members as those killed Friday at the popular Torrance sporting nightspot.

Authorities responded to a call about multiple shots fired Just before midnight at Gable House Bowl, located at, 22501 Hawthorne Blvd, in Torrance, CA.

Four others were injured. Two of them were transported to a hospital.

Meekins leaves behind a girlfriend and a 5-year-old son. Edwards was spending time with his cousins when he was killed, according to his family.
No arrests have been made.

“We currently have detectives on scene looking to identify the suspect and looking to determine the motive,” said Sgt. Ronald Harris with the Torrance Police Department. Continue reading

KTLA Anchor Chris Burrous Found Dead In Glendale Days Inn Motel Room

GLENDALE, CA. (THECOUNT) — KTLA Channel 5 Los Angeles, weekend anchor, Chris Burrous, has been identified as the victim found lifeless in a motel room in Glendale Thursday.

Burrous, 43, was discovered not breathing inside a Glendale, Days Inn motel room, located at, 450 Pioneer Drive, in Glendale, CA, reports say.

CPR was administered and Burrous was transported to an area hospital where he was later pronounced dead.

Authorities did not provide a cause of death.

Police received a call about 1:15 p.m. from a man who said a man he was with at the Days Inn, located at 450 Pioneer Drive, had passed out and was possibly not breathing, according to Sgt. Dan Suttles of the Glendale Police Department. Continue reading

Beloved CA Librarian Amber Clark ID’d As Victim In Tuesday Fatal Natomas ARC Shooting

SACRAMENTO, CA. (THECOUNT) — Amber Clark has been identified as the Natomas, California, librarian shot and killed Tuesday night in the N. Natomas library parking lot at the American River College complex.

Clark, 41, was targeted in the fatal parking lot shooting, located at, North Natomas Library, Via Ingoglia, in Sacramento, CA, according to officials.

In a Tweet shared Wednesday afternoon, Councilwoman Angelique Ashby said Clark was the branch supervisor of the North Natomas Library. Ashby said Clark, “was a fierce advocate for literacy, students, art and our community. Her contributions to Natomas are many and will be missed greatly.”

Rivka Sass, the Sacramento Public Library Director said the loss of Clark is too great to put into words.

“We are devastated,” Sass said. “I don’t know what other word to use. We are devastated and we want to keep everybody safe and that’s what hurts so much,” Sass said. “There are people who consider us expendable. It doesn’t matter if we are in a grocery store, a park or a school or a library or any other place. That there’s an attitude that human life has no value. Makes me more angry than I can say.” Continue reading

CA Mother Heather Langdon Charged Murder After Twin Infants Found Drown In Tulare Motor Lodge Bathtub

TULARE, CA. (THECOUNT) — Heather Langdon has been identified as the California mother facing murder charges over the Tulare drowning deaths of twin ten-month-old boys.

Langdon, whose age was not revealed, reportedly checked-in to the Virginia Motor Lodge when later detectives say the infants died of an apparent drowning in Tulare early Thursday.

The twins were taken by ambulance to a local hospital where they ultimately passed away.

“This morning about 7:45 the Tulare PD received a 911 call for a possible drowning of two infants. Officers were dispatched to the scene and immediately started rendering CPR,” said Sergeant Jon Hamlin of the Tulare Police Department.

According to the owner of the motel, Langdon checked in Wednesday night after discovering she and the babies were apparently homeless.

“The mother who was on scene was taken to the police department and questioned, and she’s now been charged with the homicide of both the children,” Hamlin added. Continue reading

CA Woman Anna Perez ID’d As Victim Shot Dead After Caught In Long Beach Parking Lot Crossfire Saturday

LONG BEACH, CA. (THECOUNT) — Anna Perez, of Long Beach, California, has been identified as the victim shot dead after hit by crossfire early Saturday morning.

Perez, 24, was shot dead in a Long Beach parking lot Saturday after a group of adults opened fire in the area of 4th Street and Pacific Avenue, in Long Beach, CA, around 2 a.m., Saturday.

Officers responded to 4th Street on a call of shots fired, according to a statement from the Long Beach Police Department. Upon arrival, Perez was found suffering from at least one gunshot wound to her upper torso.

EMS arrived and Perez was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police do not believe Perez was part of either group, the statement said.

“The preliminary investigation suggests the shooting was the result of a verbal altercation in a parking lot between two groups of male and female adults,” the statement said. Continue reading

CA Police Searching For Missing 11-Year-Old Boy Last Seen Leaving Modesto Elementary School

MODESTO, CA. (THECOUNT) — #ShareSquad: Modesto Police are searching for “Ronnie,” an 11-year-old boy last seen leaving Eisenhut Elementary School, in Modesto, California, at 2:30 p.m. on Thursday, November 29.

Ronnie was last seen leaving his school, located at, Eisenhut Elementary School, 1809 Sheldon Drive, Modesto, CA, on Thursday.

He is five feet tall and approximately 140 pounds with blonde hair and blue eyes.

He was last seen wearing a black shirt with a multicolored design on the front, a gray sweatshirt, black shoes and a red backpack. His last name was not released. Continue reading

CA Shock After Porterville College Basketball Player Andres Solis Arrested Kidnapping Rape

FRESNO, CA. (THECOUNT) — Porterville teammates are reeling after Porterville College basketball player, Andres Solis, was arrested on kidnapping and rape charges.

Police say Solis used a deadly weapon to force the victim into his home.

His bail has been set to $1.7 million.The crimes allegedly happened in his hometown of Visalia on Sunday.

Solis played center and power forward for the college.

Sontaya Rose vai Twitter:

“@SontayaRose Stunned Porterville College teammates said Andres Solis wasn’t at practice Monday. They were not told why- the coach only said he wouldn’t be there. Solis played center and power forward. He graduated from Redwood HS in Visalia.” Continue reading

Retired CA Police Captain Marty West Shot Dead By Fellow Fresno Police During Disturbance

FRESNO, CA. (THECOUNT) — Marty West has been identified as the retired Fresno Police captain shot and killed Monday by fellow officers.

West, whose age was not provided, was named as the man who Fresno Police shot and killed on Monday, Fresno Police Chief Jerry Dyer said.

Around 11:30 a.m., police responded to the 200 block of East Moody Avenue after a woman called dispatchers saying that her husband was covered in blood and was trying to hurt himself. After officers arrived, the man came through his front door charging at officers with a 12-inch knife, Dyer said.

An officer deployed a stun gun, but it had no effect. Another officer fired what appears to be two shots — striking and killing the man.

The man was identified as retired Fresno Police Capt. Marty West. West was also previously the chief of the Oakdale Police Department. Continue reading