Street Racing Operation Nets Arrests for Speeding, Weapons Charges

A joint enforcement operation involving six law enforcement agencies targeting street racing resulted in three arrests and over 170 traffic violations in Newport Beach, the Newport Beach Police Department announced Tuesday.One driver was arrested for suspicion of possession of a loaded firearm, one for being an unlicensed driver with warrants and another for evading a peace officer, police said. The operation, conducted on Saturday, resulted in 177 vehicles being cited for vehicle code violations, including loud/modified exhaust, 16 were inspected on-site for modified exhaust violations by a Bureau of Automotive Repair referee and one driver was cited for driving over 100 mph, police said. Parts of the operation took place in coastal Orange County as well as near freeway and arterial access points to the coast.

VIDEO: Safe recovered from hillside near Mulholland

Los Angeles police officers worked to recover a safe on a Studio City hillside on Tuesday. The safe was first reported to the LAPD around 5:25 p.m. Officers arrived at Wrightwood and Mulholland drives and blocked all lanes of traffic to recover the safe, which was loaded onto a truck for transport. No information has been released as to the safe’s contents, but it is being held for evidence, according to LAPD Officer Cervantes. The investigation into the safe’s owner and how it ended up on a hillside is ongoing.

Stabbing in Rosemont leaves man with multiple wounds, woman arrested

ROSEMONT — Sacramento police have opened an investigation after a stabbing in the Rosemont community in Sacramento County.The incident happened in the area of Folsom Boulevard and Watt Avenue, where investigators say a woman stabbed a man several times.When the woman was put in the back of the police vehicle, she began to have a seizure, and medical; personnel attended to her.The man was rushed to the hospital, and the suspect was arrested.

Stolen 51 foot yacht found damaged and rummaged through in Sacramento River

SACRAMENTO — A yacht owner is trying to figure out how much it will cost to repair his stolen and damaged 51-foot yacht.It happened on Aug. 14, right before the sun came up. That is when a neighbor spotted Tom Hopkins’ yacht backing out but didn’t see Tom operating.”Obviously, 51 feet is hard to camouflage. It’s going to stick out somewhere. They’re going to find you in this boat,” he said.Forty-eight hours later, the million dollar 98 Sea Ray 450 was spotted by a friend of Tom’s down the Sacramento River with its anchor dropped and the thieves nowhere in sight.”The only thing I have left is a piece of their dingy with their line that was tied on there,” Tom said as he reflected on finding the yacht.The thieves stole personal items, damaged the prop engine, damaged the paneling, damaged the canopy, and siphoned nearly 100 gallons of diesel fuel.The Sacramento Police Department is now investigating.

Sky River Casino opens a few weeks earlier than expected

ELK GROVE — The Sky River Casino opened a few weeks earlier than the original highly anticipated date.The traffic in Elk Grove might be the one thing that dampened the mood of anyone trying to go to the casino; it was backed up for miles on Highway 99.Locals have a high level of excitement because they watched the casino be built from the ground up.”I got a house here in 2020, and at the same time, the property was being built. So it was kinda cool seeing it being built, and then all of a sudden, in a blink of an eye, it was done,” said Randeep Gill.He continued to speak about the traffic, “I think this is bringing a lot of traffic around, so I don’t know how I feel about that. I saw a lot of people parking in our neighborhood. So I don’t know how that’s going to be.”About 1,700 people are working at the casino, close to the 2,000 people they were looking to hire.While no official head count was given, from the massive amounts of traffic, it could be in

Pasadena police release body-cam footage of school custodian temporarily detained

Newly released body-cam footage showed the moments Pasadena Police officers entered San Rafael Elementary Sunday, confronted the school’s custodian and temporarily detained him. Body-worn camera footage showing officers with the Pasadena Police Department temporarily detaining a custodian at San Rafael Elementary Sunday, after receiving a 911 call that someone had scaled a fence at the school. Both police and officials with the city conducted an internal review and concluded that officers acted appropriately and that the custodian was cooperative. Meanwhile, some parents think the incident was somewhat excessive. It was a call to 911 that set the incident in motion. “I just saw somebody scaling a fence of the San Rafael school. They were carrying a backpack and a bag,” the caller can be heard saying. While no one has been able to verify if he hopped a fence or not, the school’s custodian of 14 years was fully uniformed and, according to one teacher, had his keys on him. Police handcuffed him while they made sure no one else was in the school. The custodian was there at the request of the school’s principal, who wanted the campus cleaned before the

Memorabilia of legendary L.A. athletes included in massive auction

A 100-year-old bat once used by Babe Ruth is headed for auction and could fetch one of the largest returns for a piece of sports memorabilia in recent history. The bat was used by baseball’s biggest name some time between 1918 and 1922. He hit a handful of homeruns with the bat, signed it, and then gave it to John “Homerun” Baker, a fellow major-leaguer at the time. Despite the nickname, Baker only managed to hit 12 dingers in his career — as compared to 714 for the Babe. It remained with the Baker family until it was consigned to Heritage Auctions, which is handling the sale of the “perfect 10” graded piece of American sports history. The bat is expected to fetch a whopping $2 million as part of the auction. As of Tuesday night, the current leading bid is more than $700,000. The “Homerun” bat isn’t the only big ticket item that sports fans can bid on. As part of Heritage Auction’s 2022 Summer Platinum Night Sports Auction, customers can bid on hundreds of items, including some legendary pieces of L.A. sports history.

Trump foe Liz Cheney defeated in Wyoming GOP primary

By STEVE PEOPLES and MEAD GRUVER CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming Rep. Liz Cheney, Donald Trump’s fiercest Republican adversary in Congress, was defeated in a GOP primary Tuesday, falling to a rival backed by the former president in a rout that reinforced his grip on the party’s base. The third-term congresswoman and her allies entered the day downbeat about her prospects, aware that Trump’s backing gave Harriet Hageman considerable lift in the state where he won by the largest margin during the 2020 campaign. Cheney was already looking ahead to a political future beyond Capitol Hill that could include a 2024 presidential run, potentially putting her on another collision course with Trump. Cheney described her loss as the beginning of a new chapter in her political career as she addressed a small collection of supporters, including her father, former Vice President Dick Cheney, on the edge of a vast field flanked by mountains and bales of hay. “Our work is far from over,” she said Tuesday evening, evoking Abraham Lincoln, who also lost congressional elections before ascending to the presidency and preserving the union. The

Yoán Moncada comes through again in the 8th as the Chicago White Sox rally to beat the Houston Astros 4-3

Yoán Moncada stepped out of the box after time was called in the eighth inning against the Houston Astros. Tuesday’s game at Guaranteed Rate Field was tied and the go-ahead run was in scoring position. The Chicago White Sox third baseman had been in a similar situation before. One night earlier, to be exact. “I went there just trying to make contact with the ball, trying to have a good pitch to swing at and to have contact,” Moncada said through an interpreter. For the second consecutive game, Moncada came through with a single to center. Pinch runner Adam Engel scored from third to give the Sox the lead in a 4-3 victory in front of 23,476. “To be able to come through in those situations is special,” Moncada said. “Those are the situations where the game is on the line, and being able to produce there definitely makes you feel good.” The Sox pulled off an impressive comeback win against the reigning American League champions for the second straight night to extend their winning streak to five. They remain tied for second in the