29 Dec

Around Whittier

first_imgNORWALK – Robbers smashed a vehicle through the window of Continental Check Cashing, 12854 Pioneer Blvd., and stole cash, police said Thursday. After taking an unspecified amount, the robbers abandoned the car, which deputies later identified as stolen, and ran to another stolen car to flee at 6:45 p.m. Wednesday, said Sgt. Tom McNeil. They abandoned the second car a few blocks away and got into a third stolen car. Anyone with information was asked to call sheriff’s Norwalk Station, (562) 863-8711. Officer crashes during car chase MONTEBELLO – A Montebello police officer was uninjured after his patrol car collided with a curb and rolled onto its right side Wednesday night, police said. The officer, a member of Montebello Police Department’s special investigations unit, was responding to a call for assistance from officers pursuing a narcotics suspect at 6:15 p.m. Wednesday, said police Chief Gary CousoVasquez. As the officer drove through an intersection at Slauson Avenue and Rosemead Boulevard, two other vehicles did not stop, and the officer swerved his car to avoid them. His vehicle then rolled onto its right side and hit a curb. The officer, whom Couso-Vasquez declined to identify, was resting at Los Angeles County-USC Medical Center Thursday night. The narcotics suspect officers were pursuing was apprehended and arrested, said Sgt. Brian Dragoo. Afternoon stabbing leaves man critical NORWALK – A man was in critical condition Thursday night after being stabbed in an alley. Sam Leal, 37, of Norwalk was airlifted to Los Angeles County-USC Medical Center about 3 p.m. Thursday, after he was stabbed in the abdomen behind a business at 13422 Telegraph Road, said Lt. John Voza. Shelter store seeks volunteer workers WHITTIER – Sacks on the Boulevard, the Shelter’s Right Hand thrift shop that benefits the Women’s and Children’s Crisis Shelter, needs to add to is staff of volunteer workers. Sales from the shop generated $50,000 for the shelter last year. Now, the Shelter’s Right Hand has added an upstairs boutique, “A Step Up,” that carries upscale merchandise. If you can give a few hours in the morning or afternoon, or even once a month, call Jan McMahon at (562) 696-1399 or (562) 699-1558. Rio Hondo offers computer classes WHITTIER – Rio Hondo College is offering free computer classes at the Los Nietos Community and Senior Service Center, 11640 E. Slauson Ave., from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. every Monday and Wednesday. For more information, call (562) 699-9898. Environmental group to meet MONTEBELLO – The Save Montebello Hills Task Force, a local arm of the Sierra Club, will hold a general meeting to discuss city park land from 7 to 9 p.m. Jan. 24 at Montebello Methodist Church, 1220 W. Whittier Blvd. All interested residents are welcome to attend and find out if Montebello has enough park space for all its citizens. Parking will be available in back of the church, off Taylor Avenue. For more information, call Margot Eiser, (323) 728-7066. – From Staff Reports AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGift Box shows no rust in San Antonio Stakes win at Santa Anita160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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