CA Man Greg ‘Coach’ Coppes ID’d As Victim In Wednesday Night Fairfield Fatal Harley Crash

SOLANO COUNTY, CA. (THECOUNT) — Gregory Coppes, of Dixon, California, has been identified as the victim in a Wednesday fatal motorcycle crash in Solano County.

Coppes, 65, was killed in a single-motorcycle crash near Fairfield Wednesday night.

According to reports, Coppes was operating a Harley Davidson motorcycle on Interstate 80 near Manuel Campos Pkwy in Fairfield, when for unknown reasons, the bike crossed centerlines and exited the roadway around 7 p.m. Wednesday. The motorcycle then entered a culvert.

Nicknamed “Coach” for his time coaching Dixon High School football and owner American Electrical Commercial Services, Coppes was transported to an area hospital where he was later pronounced dead of blunt force trauma injuries.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation.

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Geo quick facts: Solano County is a county located in the U.S. state of California. As of the 2010 census, the population was 413,344. The county seat is Fairfield – Wikipedia.

Two and a Half Men Star ‘Berta’ Conchata Ferrell Dead At 77

SHERMAN OAKS, CA. (THECOUNT) — Conchata Ferrell, who played “Berta” on TV series, “Two and a Half Men,” has passed away. She was 77.

Ferrell, who also had roles in “L.A. Law,” and “Mystic Pizza,” died surrounded by family in a Sherman Oaks, California hospital at the age of 77.

The prolific Two and a Half Men actress earned two Emmy nominations for Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series.

According to ComicBook, Ferrell’s passing occurred on October 12th at 12:30 PM PT, as the result of complications following a cardiac arrest. Reports indicate that she died peacefully, while surrounded by family at the Sherman Oaks Hospital in Sherman Oaks, California.

Born on March 28, 1943, in Loudendale, West Virginia, Ferrell first appeared on stage as part of a college skit comedy and musical production in 1969. She went on to appear in Off-Broadway productions of The Hot I Baltimore and The Sea Horse, the latter of which earned her multiple awards. She also served as an original member of the Circle Repertory Theatre.

“Conchata Ferrell was exactly the kind of artist for whom we created our theater – a deeply honest performer who would inspire our playwrights to create roles for her,” Circle Rep’s founding artistic director, Marshall W. Mason, said in a statement. “She was our first home-grown star.”

Her first major film roles were Elinore Randall Stewart in the 1979 western Heartland, and Leona, the pizza shop owner in the 1988 cult classic Mystic Pizza. Ferrell’s television career included appearances on E/R, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Matlock, Good Times, The Love Boat, and Friends. Prior to Two and a Half Men, her biggest television role came as attorney Susan Bloom on L.A. Law, which earned her her first Emmy nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series in 1992. On the film side, she appeared in supporting roles in Network, Edward Scissorhands, True Romance, and Erin Brockovich. She also voiced Bob’s Mom in the 2012 animated hit Frankenweenie.

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Geo quick facts: Sherman Oaks is a San Fernando Valley neighborhood that’s popular with families seeking suburban comforts. Bordered by busy freeways, it features a pair of slick shopping malls, including the open-air Sherman Oaks Galleria. On Ventura Boulevard, the area’s main commercial strip, gastropubs, wine bars and bright brunch cafes mix it up with old-school Mexican and burger joints – wikipedia.

Active Shooter Reported Friday In San Luis Obispo Avoid Area Shelter In Place

SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY, CA. (THECOUNT) — An active shooter situation is playing out in San Luis Obispo County, California Friday.

Law enforcement responded in numbers to a report of an active shooter in Nipomo Friday morning.

The situation is unfolding in the parking lot of Vons on the 500 block of West Tefft Street.

Law enforcement respond to an active shooter incident in Nipomo (Paco Maldonado)
San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Office is responding to the scene.

Southbound Tefft Street off-ramp is closed due to the incident.

People are being urged to avoid this area.

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Geo quick facts: San Luis Obispo County, officially the County of San Luis Obispo, is a county in Southern California. As of the 2010 census, the population was 269,637. The county seat is San Luis Obispo. Junipero Serra founded the Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa in 1772 and downtown San Luis Obispo grew around the Mission – Wikipedia.

CA Man Kenneth Carter ID’d As Driver In Sunday Night Fresno Fatal Pregnant Pedestrian Strike

FRESNO COUNTY, CA. (THECOUNT) — Kenneth Carter, of Fresno, California, has been identified as the suspect in a Sunday night hit-and-run vehicle collision that killed a pregnant woman in Fresno County.

Carter, 32, is accused of fatally striking a 7-month pregnant woman as she walk in a crosswalk in northwest Fresno Sunday night.

According to reports, the unnamed woman was on foot crossing the street with family members on W Swift Ave near N Marks Ave in Fresno, when an SUV, operated by Carter, fatally struck her around 10:30 p.m. Sunday.

The SUV then fled the scene.

Police say, Carter initially fled the scene but contacted the department moments later to turn himself in.

Carter was booked into the Fresno County Jail for vehicular manslaughter.

The cause of the deadly incident remains under investigation.

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Geo quick facts: Fresno County, officially the County of Fresno, is a county located in the central portion of the U.S. state of California. As of July 1, 2019, the population was 999,101. The county seat is Fresno, the fifth most populous city in California – Wikipedia.

Singer Frank Ocean Brother Ryan Breaux ID’d As Victim In Sunday Thousand Oaks Double-Fatal Single-Vehicle Crash

THOUSAND OAKS, CA. (THECOUNT) — Ryan Breaux, the brother of singer, Frank Ocean, has been identified as the victim in a fiery Sunday double-fatal vehicle crash in Southern California.

Breaux was one of two victims killed early Sunday morning after a violent single-vehicle crash near Thousand Oaks.

According to reports, a vehicle was traveling on North Westlake Boulevard near Skelton Canyon Circle in Thousand Oaks, when for unknown reasons, the vehicle crossed centerlines and exited the roadway around 1:30 Sunday. The vehicle then made contact with a substantial tree and burst into flames.

The force of the crash caused the vehicle to half.

Both occupants were pronounced dead at the scene of blunt for thermal injuries.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation.

Anyone who might have witnessed the collision is asked to contact Senior Deputy Dan Ambarian at 805-494-8245.

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Geo quick facts: Thousand Oaks is the second-largest city in Ventura County, California, United States. It is in the northwestern part of Greater Los Angeles, approximately 40 miles from Downtown Los Angeles, and is less than 15 miles from the Los Angeles neighborhood of Woodland Hills – Wikipedia.

OC Register Eugene Harbrecht ID’d As Victim In Thursday Santa Ana Fatal Street Racing Crash

ORANGE COUNTY, CA. (THECOUNT) — Eugene Harbrecht, of Santa Ana, California, has been identified as the victim in a Thursday fatal two-vehicle crash in Orange County.

Harbrecht, 67, was killed in a two-vehicle crash involving a possible street racer late Thursday morning.

According to reports, Harbrecht was operating a Ford Ranger pickup truck on North Bristol Street near West Santa Clara Avenue in Santa Ana, when the vehicle was struck by a BMW traveling at high speed around 11:45 a.m. Thursday. The Ranger then caught fire.

Harbrecht was transported to an area hospital where he was later pronounced dead of blunt force trauma injuries.

The driver of the racing BMW was transported in unknown condition.

Another vehicle involving in the street race fled the scene.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation.

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Geo quick facts: Orange County is a region in Southern California. It’s known for Anaheim’s Disneyland Resort, a huge complex of rides, restaurants and shops. Nearby, in Buena Park, is Knott’s Berry Farm, a large theme park. Cities with surf beaches include Huntington Beach, with its surfing museum. Newport Beach’s boat-filled harbor sits opposite Balboa Peninsula. Laguna Beach has tide pools and oceanfront Crystal Cove State Park – wikipedia.

CA Man Daniel Figueroa ID’d As Victim In Sunday Ventura County Fatal Ducati Crash

VENTURA COUNTY, CA. (THECOUNT) — Daniel F Figueroa Sr., of Santa Barbara, California, has been identified as the victim in a fatal Sunday multi-motorcycle crash in Ventura County.

Figueroa, 42, was killed and two other riders injured, in a triple-motorcycle crash involving a vehicle Sunday afternoon near Ojai.

According to reports, Figueroa was operating a Ducati motorcycle along with two other riders on Highway 33 near Ojai, when Figueroa’s bike came into contact with a Jeep Grand Cherokee, operated by 39-year-old Philip Stewart of San Francisco.

The other riders, 26-year-old Hector Romero-Gutierrez of Santa Barbara and 31-year-old Edgar Hernandez of Ventura, took evasive action and wrecked around 12:15 p.m. Sunday.

Romero-Gutierrez and Hernandez were transported to area hospitals with unknown injuries.

Figueroa was pronounced dead at the scene of blunt force trauma injuries.

The condition of the Jeep driver was not provided.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation.

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Geo quick facts: Ventura County is a county in the southern part of the U.S. state of California. As of the 2010 census, the population was 823,318. The largest city is Oxnard, and the county seat is the city of Ventura – Wikipedia.

Singer Tamar Braxton Hospitalized Following Attempted Suicide At LA Live Ritz Carlton

LOS ANGELES COUNTY, CA. (THECOUNT) — Tamar Braxton, a Grammy nominated singer, was hospitalized Thursday evening after police responded to a report of a possible suicide attempt at Ritz Carlton Residences in Los Angeles.

Braxton, 43, was transported to an area hospital after being found unresponsive of a possible overdose at the downtown Los Angeles “LA Live” high-rise.

Officers were called about 9:45 p.m. to the Ritz Carlton Residences in the 900 block of Olympic Boulevard, where Braxton was found unresponsive and unconscious, a spokesperson for the Los Angeles Police Department said. She was transported to California Hospital, where she was listed in stable condition, reports ABC7.

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Geo quick facts: Los Angeles is a sprawling Southern California city and the center of the nation’s film and television industry. Near its iconic Hollywood sign, studios such as Paramount Pictures, Universal and Warner Brothers offer behind-the-scenes tours. On Hollywood Boulevard, TCL Chinese Theatre displays celebrities’ hand- and footprints, the Walk of Fame honors thousands of luminaries and vendors sell maps to stars’ homes – wikipedia.

CA Man Christopher Jones ID’d As Bicyclist In Thursday Desert Hot Springs Fatal Hit-And-Run Vehicle Strike

RIVERSIDE COUNTY, CA. (THECOUNT) — Christopher Jones, of Palm Springs, California, has been identified as the bicyclist in a fatal hit-and-run vehicle strike in Riverside County Thursday morning.

Chris Jones, 43, was killed in a hit-and-run crash Thursday morning near Desert Hot Springs.

According to reports, Jones was operating a bicycle in the area of Two Bunch Palms Trail, when he was struck and killed by a Lexus IS250 at around 5:30 a.m.

Jones was pronounced dead at the scene of blunt force trauma injuries.

Police are seeking a suspect operating a maroon, 2006-2009 Lexus IS250 similar to the one pictured below:

The vehicle was last seen driving westbound on Two Bunch Palms Trail towards Little Morongo Road.

Anyone with possible information on the deadly incident is asked to contact Officer James at (760) 329-6411 extension 351 or the Watch Commander, (760) 329-2904 Ext.302. If you wish to remain anonymous you can call Crime Stoppers at (760) 341-STOP.

The cause of the collision remains under investigation.

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Geo quick facts: Riverside County is a county located in the southern portion of the U.S. state of California. As of the 2010 census, the population was 2,189,641, making it the fourth-most populous county in California and the 10th-most populous in the United States – Wikipedia.

‘Shots Fired’ In Active Wednesday Morning Shooting At California Paso Robles PD

SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY, CA. (THECOUNT) — A shooting has occurred early Wednesday morning at the Paso Robles Police Department building in San Luis Obispo County, California. More shots were fired in the downtown area near City Park.

Law enforcement officials say they are responding to an “active and moving” crime scene in the city of Paso Robles Wednesday morning after shots were fired.

According to reports, police responded to a call of shots fired at the Paso Robles Police Department, located at, 900 Park St in Paso Robles, around 3:15 Wednesday morning.

Authorities confirmed that more shots rang out in the downtown area near City Park.

The gunman has not been apprehended.

No motive or suspect information was provided by officials as of 6 a.m.

SWAT teams and helicopters were seen converging on the area.

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Geo quick facts: San Luis Obispo County, officially the County of San Luis Obispo, is a county in Southern California. As of the 2010 census, the population was 269,637. The county seat is San Luis Obispo. Junipero Serra founded the Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa in 1772 and downtown San Luis Obispo grew around the Mission – Wikipedia.