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17-Year Old Suspect Arrested For Stabbing Bus Driver

May 25, 2023 ·

WOODLAND HILLS— A 17-year-old male suspect has been arrested in connection to a stabbing of a Metro bus driver on Wednesday, May 25, Los Angeles Police Department Chief Michael Moore announced at a news conference this afternoon. Due to the suspect being a minor, LAPD will not disclose the details of his identity at this time.

At around 5:15 p.m. at the corner of Erwin street and Topanga Canyon Boulevard, a 61-year-old male bus driver was conducting a stop. The male suspect – described as a White male, six feet tall, blonde, curly hair with a thin, yet muscular build – entered the bus and got into a verbal argument with the bus driver, reportedly over “fair evasion.” During the verbal altercation, both individuals stepped out of the bus and onto the street, where the bus driver was attempting to seek assistance with the “unruly passenger.” The suspect proceeded to stab the driver multiple times in the neck, chest and back, “causing grievous injuries.” The suspect then fled away from the location on foot. 

Responding units and the Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics arrived at the scene and transported the victim – who’s identity was not disclosed – to Northridge Hospital, where he remains in “extremely critical condition” but is “still alive.” The victim has reportedly undergone surgery for his injuries.  

“The nature of the injuries that [the victim] sustained were definitely beyond life-threatening, and certainly in many other instances, he wouldn’t have survived the level of this attack,” Chief Moore said in praise of the first responders and hospital staff’s efforts.  

On Thursday morning, May 25, LAPD announced that they were offering a reward to anyone with information that would lead to the suspects arrest. According to Chief Moore, with the help of the media, the community was able to provide tips and leads to the LAPD. Within 22 hours from the incident, the suspect was arrested by Thursday afternoon. 

“1.3 million people travel the bus lines in this region every day. Majority of the time they are safe. Bus ridership safety is something the Los Angeles Police Department takes very seriously,” Chief Moore said during today’s conference. “The largest challenge we face is the low levels of disorderly conduct; people who are verbally abusive to bus operators, and individuals who don’t believe that they have to follow the code of conduct. This type of vicious assault is an anomaly.” 

The family of the victim is “absolutely traumatized” and asks for privacy and space from the media at this time. 

This investigation remains ongoing.

Lindsey Gordonellyson Arrested For Kidnapping

April 21, 2023 ·

Police units respond on scene.

SHERMAN OAKS—On April 20, detectives with the Los Angeles Police Department Van Nuys Division arrested a suspect responsible for kidnapping an elderly man. 

The LAPD indicated at around 9:05 a.m., a driver of a Golden Age Senior Daycare – a senior center in Tarzana – van parked the vehicle near the 15000 block of La Maida Street. The driver exited the vehicle to pick up a passenger, while a 93-year old male remained seated inside. A female suspect – later identified Lindsey Gordonellyson, 38, entered the driver’s seat of the van and drove away with the elderly male inside. 

Van Nuys Patrol Division police officers were notified of the stolen vehicle and – with the help of the Air Support Unit – were able to locate the van in pursuit. Officers attempted to conduct a traffic stop on the van, but Gordonellyson failed to stop and a pursuit was initiated, the LAPD reported. She reportedly continued driving in a reckless manner. 

At a point, Gordonellyson stopped the vehicle in an alley near the 7600 Block of Tyrone Avenue. She was immediately taken into custody and the male passenger – identified at Abby Javaheri – was returned home after receiving medical treatment. No injuries were reported to the victim. 

“He went through an ordeal that no one should go through. Being that age and he’s battling cancer,” Kambiz Merabi, the victims father-in-law told Fox 10. “He didn’t have his seatbelt on because he just got in the car and the door of the minivan was open,” Merabi continued.

Gordonellyson was booked for Kidnapping and her bail was set at $125,000. Canyon News spoke with LAPD Officer Matthew Cruz who confirmed no additional information is available at this time. 

Anyone with details about this incident is asked to contact LAPD Van Nuys Detectives at (818) 374-0040. Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call the LA Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS.

By Lacy

Alex Garcia Arrested For Attempted Murder

April 11, 2023 ·

Police units respond on scene.

HOLLYWOOD HILLS—Detectives with the Los Angeles Police Department have identified and arrested a suspect responsible for a stabbing that occurred at a Red Line Metro station at the 5400 block of Hollywood Boulevard on Thursday, April 6, the LAPD released in a statement.  

On Saturday, April 8, at around 5:40 p.m., detectives were able to identify the suspect as Alex Garcia, 27, of Los Angeles.

At around 5 p.m. on April 6, the LAPD Hollywood Division responded to calls of an “ADW Ambulance cutting” at the MTA Red Line station platform. Officers arrived at the scene and located a male being treated by the Los Angeles Fire Department personnel for a severe injury to his abdomen. The victim was transported to a local hospital for emergency care. 

An investigation revealed that the victim entered the train station and engaged in a verbal argument with the suspect – later identified as Garcia – who was already seated on the train. The argument transgressed and Garcia brandished a knife and stabbed the victim once in the abdomen. The victim fled the train to seek help and Garcia remained on the train as it left the platform. 

Garcia was located on April 8 in the area of Santa Monica Boulevard and Gower Street. He was taken into custody and booked for Attempted Murder and held on a $1 million bail. The victim – whose identity has not been disclosed – remained hospitalized for two days after the incident and has been listed in stable condition.
By Lacy