D.C. Soldier 1st Lt. Hugh C. McDowell ID’d As Victim In Camp Pendleton Rollover Training Accident

CAMP PENDLETON NORTH, CA. (THECOUNT) — 1st Lt. Hugh C. McDowell, of Washington, DC, has been identified as the marine killed in a Friday morning Camp Pendleton training accident that also wounded six other Marines.

1st Lt. McDowell, a platoon commander, was assigned to the 1st Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, when his Light Armored Vehicle rolled over at around 9 a.m., according to the 1st Marine Division.

McDowell joined the U.S. Marine Corps in 2017, and has received awards including the National Defense Service Medal and the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal.

The six injured Marines were taken to Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla. Officials said their injuries were not serious.

The 1st Marine Division said Friday that all were in stable condition, reports NBCLosAngeles.

“We recognize that military operations are inherently dangerous and we take extreme precautions to ensure the safety and welfare of our Marines. This is a tragic accident and we are heartbroken at the loss of a member of our Marine Corps family. We will do all we can to comfort the family, friends and colleagues of Lt McDowell,” a statement from 1st Marine Division said.

Camp Pendleton officials are investigating the circumstances of the accident.

Geo quick facts: Camp Pendleton North is a census-designated place in San Diego County, California, located at the southeast corner of the Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton. It is relatively north to the CDP Camp Pendleton South. The population was 5,200 at the 2010 census, down from 8,197 at the 2000 census – Wikipedia.

CA Bear Creek HS In Hot Water After Publishing Story About Student Working In Adult Industry

STOCKTON, CA. (THECOUNT) — A controversial article about Bear Creek High School student, 18-year-old Caitlin Fink, who has admitted to “working in adult entertainment,” has run Friday in The Bruin Voice after the Lodi Unified School District said it would not stand in the way of its publication.

The decision is the latest development in a heated debate about First Amendment rights after teacher Kathi Duffel refused to allow the district to review the article prior to publication. Additionally, Duffel’s job was threatened if she did not comply.

The story was profiled on the Gary and Shannon show on KFI, Los Angeles.

According to RecordNet, the article, written by junior Bailey Kirkbey, is a profile of Fink and focuses on the challenges she faces, how she has managed to overcome them and how she has created a successful career for herself in the adult industry.

Bailey Kirkbey

“In her freshman year she said her grades were really bad and she was associating with the wrong group of people,” Kirkbey told The Record last week. “It’s just profiling how she managed to overcome these kinds of obstacles and to get to where she is now, where she has a successful career and is living on her own money — she is self-reliant.”

Fink, who is estranged from family, said in a phone interview on Thursday that she felt it was important to share her story to help educate others on the reality of working in the adult industry. She then suggested that she’s not the only young person who may be thinking about entering the industry.

“People think that in p**n it’s all fun and games, but it’s not,” Fink said. “It actually takes a toll on your body and people don’t last long. You can’t stay in it forever.”

Read more on recordnet.

Geo quick facts: Stockton is a city on the San Joaquin River, in California’s Central Valley. The Haggin Museum features fine art and local history displays. Oak Grove Regional Park has trails, a nature center and a lake stocked with catfish. In nearby Lodi, Micke Grove Regional Park includes a Japanese garden, the San Joaquin County Historical Museum and Micke Grove Zoo. The Children’s Museum of Stockton offers hands-on exhibits – wikipedia.

CA Victims In Thursday Triple-Fatal Glendale Shooting At ‘Upscale’ Home Identified

GLENDALE, CA. (THECOUNT) — 36-year-old Deandre Tyronne Sims, 35-year-old Christian Marty Moukam and 50-year-old Leon Gough II, have been identified as the victims in a triple-fatal shooting at a home in a trendy neighborhood of Glendale, California on Thursday.

Glendale police are still trying to unravel the mystery of the three victims who were fatally shot at a home in the upscale hillside neighborhood.

The trio were discovered early Thursday after police received a call of shots fired in the area.

Officers from the Glendale Police Department arrived in the 1300 block of Columbia Drive in the Adams Hill neighborhood around 12:15 a.m. and noticed one of the homes’ garage doors was open, which seemed suspicious given the hour, according to Sgt. Dan Suttles, a spokesman for the department. When officers got closer to the home, they saw a man in his 40s or 50s dead in the driveway near the garage. They found the bodies of the other two men inside the home. All had been shot, and based on the men’s wounds, all three deaths are believed to be homicides, reports KTLA.

The man found in the driveway lived at the home. Four minors who live there part time were not present when the shooting occurred, Suttles said.

No suspect information was immediately available. Investigators plan to review video from security cameras outside the house and are using 3-D scanning technology to analyze the crime scene.

Geo quick facts: Glendale is a city in Los Angeles County, California. Downtown, the Museum of Neon Art showcases light-based, kinetic and electric art, plus vintage neon signs. Brand Park has trails and the 19th-century Doctor’s House Museum and Gazebo. The Verdugo Mountains offer equestrian routes and hilltop lookouts. Northeast, trails run through rugged Deukmejian Wilderness Park in the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains – wikipedia.

CA Mom Seen On Viral Video Holding Girl So Daughter Could Repeatedly Strike Arrested

TURLOCK, CA. (THECOUNT) — Barbara Cypress has been identified as the mother suspected of holding a girl so her daughter could repeatedly hit her in a group altercation widely shared on social media.

Cypress, 40, was arrested Tuesday at her home without incident, Sgt. Russell Holeman of the Turlock Police Department said.

Turlock police have arrested a woman suspected of holding a girl so her daughter could repeatedly hit her, an encounter caught on a widely shared video, reports ModBee.

Cypress was booked at the Stanislaus County Jail on a felony charge of false imprisonment and two misdemeanors. She remained there on $20,000 bail as of Wednesday evening.

The attack involved junior high school students at about 3 p.m. Friday at Columbia Park in west Turlock, police said. The video, apparently shot by a young friend of the victim, shows a woman grabbing the girl and spinning her around.


Geo quick facts: Turlock is a city in Stanislaus County, California, United States. Its estimated 2015 population of 72,292 made it the second-largest city in Stanislaus County after Modesto – Wikipedia.

Cupertino CA Woman Xuan Wang ID’d As Hiker Killed By Falling Rock, Ice In Yosemite Sunday

YOSEMITE VALLEY, CA. (THECOUNT) — Xuan Wang, of Cupertino, California has been identified as the victim killed while hiking in Yosemite National Park Sunday, according to park officials.

Wang, 56, was hiking on the Mist Trail, in Yosemite Valley, when she was struck by falling rock and ice Sunday.

She was pronounced dead at the scene from injuries caused by the falling rubble.

According to park officials, the Mist Trail is closed during this time of year due to icy and hazardous conditions. They say the trail closure is clearly marked and there is a gate to remind visitors of the closure, reports ABC30.

Park officials say they believe Wang ignored warning signs and entered the restricted area.

Officials offered no further information saying more details will be released at the time the investigation has been completed.

Geo quick facts: Yosemite is an iconic national park that offers an array of options such as hiking among redwoods, bird watching & river rafting.

VA Man Derek Dambacher ID’d As Victim Struck By Semi On Chesterfield Route 288 Tuesday

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, VA. (THECOUNT) — Derek D. Dambacher, of Chesterfield, Virginia, has been identified as the driver fatally struck by a vehicle after exiting his vehicle while on Route 288 south in Chesterfield County on Tuesday.

Dambacher, 53, exited a Ford Explorer that had become disabled when he was struck by a passing International semi-tractor Tuesday morning, according to wtvr.

The fatal strike occurred around 8:30 a.m. Tuesday on Route 288 near Hull Street, in Chesterfield, VA.

The semi driver remained at the scene and cooperated with police. Continue reading

CA Journalist Sean Belk ID’d As Victim In Friday Fatal Long Beach Two-Vehicle Crash

LONG BEACH, CA. (THECOUNT) — Sean Belk has been identified as the victim in a two-vehicle crash in the Bluff Heights area of Long Beach, California, on Friday.

Belk, 36, a local Long Beach reporter, was killed Friday night near the intersection of Broadway Street and Obispo Avenue in Bluff Heights, according to reports.

Officers responded to the scene shortly after 8:30 p.m. and found two vehicles involved in a head-on collision, officials said.

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

The driver of the other vehicle remained at the scene and cooperated with the investigation, police said.

There was no indication drugs or alcohol played a factor in the crash.

Belk wrote for the bi-weekly Beachcomber newspaper since 2016, his publisher, Jay Beeler, said Saturday.

“Sean Belk was a master of his craft and will be greatly missed by all of us on the Beachcomber team,” said Beeler, who added that Belk received his associate’s degree from Long Beach City College in 2005, followed by a bachelor’s degree in communications from Cal State Fullerton in 2009. Continue reading

IA Man Sean Foster Charged Murder Of Des Moines Cousin Albert Barron “Slept In Home ‘For Days’ With Deceased Victim”

DES MOINES, IA. (THECOUNT) — Sean Michael Foster has been identified as the homicide suspect that apparently slept in a home “for days” after the alleged killing of his cousin, Albert Barron III, according to Des Moines Police.

Police state that Barron failed to show up for work so family members and coworkers asked officials to conduct a welfare check. Upon arrival, authorities discovered Barron dead at his Indianola Avenue home.

Foster, 30, was arrested and charged with first degree murder. Continue reading

TN Man Clark Cable ID’d As Monday Victim In ‘Targeted’ Brentwood Shooting

BRENTWOOD, TN. (THECOUNT) — Clark Cable has been identified as the victim of the targeted deadly drive-by shooting on Monday in Brentwood, TN.

Cable, 25, was found suffering from at least one gunshot wound to the chest in the 1400 block of Dozier Court, in Brentwood, TN.

He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Witnesses say a suspect fled the scene following the deadly shooting.

Police have completed the investigation at the scene and no arrests have been made.

Multiple shots were fired from a vehicle on the street into the home. Police said one of those bullets struck an unidentified 25-year-old man, killing him. Four other family members were home at the time. Police say this was not a random shooting and the residents were targeted. Continue reading

CA Woman Carly Hutchings ID’d As Victim In Tuesday Fatal Fairfield BMW Ejection Crash

FAIRFIELD, CA. (THECOUNT) — Carly Elizabeth Hutchings, of Vacaville, CA, has been identified as the young woman killed after ejected from a BMW during a crash in Fairfield, CA, Tuesday.

Hutchings, 19, was killed late Tuesday afternoon in a crash that occurred on Blue Mountain Dr, near Lyon Rd, in Fairfield, CA.

The victim was a passenger in a BMW vehicle, when for unknown reasons, the driver, 19-year-old, Daniel Sanchez-poore, crossed centerlines and struck a Hyundai Elantra head-on.

Hutchings was pronounced dead at the scene of blunt force trauma injuries consistent with the ejection.

Carly Hutchings was a passenger in a silver BMW 328i that was traveling west on Lyon Road, just west of Blue Mountain Road, at about 4:30 p.m. when it drove into the eastbound lane for an unknown reason, according to a California Highway Patrol traffic report. The BMW moved into the path of an eastbound Hyundai Elantra, which hit the passenger side of the BMW. Hutchings was ejected from the BMW and suffered fatal injuries at the scene, the CHP reports. Continue reading