17 detained near Palos Verdes Estates in possible panga-boat human smuggling operation

17 detained near Palos Verdes Estates in possible panga-boat human smuggling operation
Authorities said 17 people were detained near Palos Verdes Estates after a panga boat was spotted off the coast Friday morning. Around 8 a.m., authorities were alerted to a group of people in a boat near Rocky Point Road, according to reports. A spokeswoman from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement said 15 men and two women were detained at Lunada Bay. No drugs were found on the boat, leading authorities to believe they were part of a human smuggling operation, said Virginia Kice, spokeswoma...
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Jury Clears Deputies Involved in Rancho Palos Verdes Scuffle

A federal jury cleared Los Angeles County Sheriff’s deputies of wrongdoing in a case arising out of a hit-and-run in Rancho Palos Verdes. The lawsuit alleged that three deputies and two sergeants unreasonably attempted to detain Steven Sartori, a hit-and-run suspect, and unreasonably searched his room on Oct. 2, 2010, according to an LASD press release. Sartori, 23 at the time, was arrested after he crashed his truck about half a mile from his Rancho Palos Verdes home and left the scene. He told...
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Man rescued after plummeting 300 feet off cliff

Early morning on Dec. 27, a 19-year-old man was rescued after he drove off a 300-foot cliff at the Bluff Cove area of Palos Verdes Estates. After a two-hour rescue operation by police and the Los Angeles County firefighters, he was airlifted to Harbor-UCLA Medical Center and listed in critical condition. Original Article
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