Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Daily Corrections Clips


CALIFORNIA INMATES

Ruby Gonzales, San Gabriel Valley Tribune

ALHAMBRA - A car thief on the run since last week was arrested Tuesday after a search involving state and local law enforcement.

Authorities found 39-year-old Benedict Romero hiding in heavy brush near the north athletic field at San Gabriel High School at 12:55 p.m. A police dog bit Romero, police said.

Alhambra police spokesman Sgt. Steven Carr said was hiding and had no contact with faculty or students prior to his arrest.

Tracy Bloom, KTLA

A suspected fugitive was apprehended on the San Gabriel High School campus Tuesday afternoon during an intense search that prompted the lockdown of three area schools, the Alhambra Police Department said.

Authorities had been looking for Benedict Romero, who had walked away from an alternative custody program last week, according to Krissi Khokhobashvili, the public information officer for the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation. He had apparently tampered with his ankle monitor and had been in the alternative custody program since January, officials said.

CALIFORNIA PAROLE

Rocky Robinson, Salina Post

Matthew Collier, 30, was arrested by Salina Police and Kansas Highway Patrol SWAT teams last night at a Salina apartment complex. Collier was being sought by authorities after he allegedly kidnapped two Salina women at gunpoint last week.

Just after 8:30 p.m. on April 5, police responded to a home in south Salina following a report of a possible kidnapping. Two female acquaintances of Collier told authorities that he kidnapped them at gunpoint, returning them to the residence several hours later. Police Capt. Paul Forrester said that Collier used a shotgun that he took from the home. They have yet to recover the weapon, he added.