Two Women, Three Men Who Helped Crime Victims Honored in Pasadena Ceremony

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Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Community News Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday More Cool Stuff First Heatwave Expected Next Week Two women making their morning stop at an Alhambra coffee shop witness an attempted kidnapping and decide to help the victim. A Montebello man hears the cries of an elderly man being beaten and answers the calls for help. Two men driving by a Burbank gas station see an assailant stabbing a woman and decide to intervene.These five courageous citizens were honored in Pasadena today by the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office for their brave and selfless actions.“They stepped up in very dangerous situations. In a split second, they decided they were going to make a difference,” Los Angeles County District Attorney Jackie Lacey said. “There is no doubt that our community is safer because of them.”The District Attorney’s Office presents an award four times a year to recognize ordinary people who have performed extraordinary acts of valor and selflessness in assisting in the prosecution of criminals, saving victims, preventing crimes or even capturing suspects.The awards were presented by Deputy District Attorneys Melanie Buccat from the Pasadena Office, Tony Cho of the Elder Abuse Unit and David Ayvazian, formerly with the Alhambra Office.The honorees are:Francisco Godínez, 40, of South Gate, and Zinobi Gerbs, 44, of Burbank (Case No. GA088187)On Nov. 21, 2012, a woman met her ex-husband at a Burbank gas station to facilitate visitation with their daughters. Out of fear for her safety, she always met him in public places.When the woman arrived, her ex-husband forced his way into her vehicle, displayed a replica handgun and said, “You know what I’m capable of.” He drove off with the woman and their children in the car.When they stopped at a red light, the woman got out of the car and ran toward the gas station, yelling for help. Zinobi Gerbs was in his car waiting at the light and saw the incident unfold. He drove into the gas station to help.When the man caught his ex-wife, he pulled out a knife and stabbed her, even as an off-duty sheriff’s deputy tried to stop him. At that point, a third man, Francisco Godínez, grabbed a metal wrench and hit the attacker over the head and then, along with Gerbs, subdued him.Defendant Trino Godínez, 47, was found guilty on Aug. 14, 2014, of attempted murder, kidnapping, assault with a deadly weapon and criminal threats. He was sentenced to more than 14 years in state prison.The case was investigated by the Burbank Police Department.Telesforo Arellano Díaz, 58, of Montebello (Case No. BA422179)A 40-year-old homeless man violently attacked a 78-year-old man collecting bottles and cans from a dumpster in Montebello on March 14, 2014. The man punched his elderly victim, knocking him to the ground, and then kicked and struck him with a broomstick.Telesforo Arellano Díaz heard the victim’s cries for help and rushed to his aid just as the defendant was about to hit the victim with a glass bottle. Díaz yelled at the man to stop and then stood in front of the attacker when he attempted to flee.The man threw the bottle at Díaz narrowly missing his head. Díaz then wrestled him to the ground and held him until police arrived.Defendant Richard Paul García, 40, was sentenced on July 29, 2014, to eight years in state prison after a jury found him guilty of elder abuse and assault with a deadly weapon.The case was investigated by the Montebello Police Department.Jennifer Clark, 43, of Redondo Beach and Connie Tejada, 58, of Downey (Case No. GA090950)On the morning of Sept. 12, 2013, a 66-year-old parolee met a 24-year-old woman he knew from church at an Alhambra coffee shop. He claimed he wanted to give her a gift.As the victim parked behind the store, the man, who had removed his GPS monitoring device earlier that day, forced his way into her car while brandishing what appeared to be a handgun. He took her cell phone, hit her in the head and threatened to kill her.After seeing the struggle, Jennifer Clark made eye contact with the victim who mouthed the words “help me.” Clark began verbally confronting the man, who then jumped into his own car and drove away.Connie Tejada also saw the attack and followed the man to his car. She got his license plate number and gave it to police.Defendant Frank Hernandez was found guilty on June 26, 2014, of making criminal threats and was sentenced to 40 years to life in state prison.The case was investigated by the Alhambra Police Department.About the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s OfficeLos Angeles County District Attorney Jackie Lacey leads the largest local prosecutorial office in the nation. Her staff of nearly 1,000 attorneys, 300 investigators and 800 support staff members is dedicated to seeking justice for victims of crime and enhancing public safety. Last year, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office prosecuted more than 71,000 felony defendants and nearly 112,000 misdemeanor defendants. For more information, visit da.co.la.ca.us.center_img Subscribe Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * 0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Business News Make a comment Top of the News EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPasadena Water and PowerPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Public Safety Two Women, Three Men Who Helped Crime Victims Honored in Pasadena Ceremony Published on Wednesday, May 6, 2015 | 11:59 amlast_img read more

Donegal council officials meet NRA this week to discuss salt stocks

first_img Donegal council officials meet NRA this week to discuss salt stocks RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Google+ Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Twitter 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Pinterest Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Donegal County Council is meeting with the National Roads Authority this week to discuss salt stocks for the coming winter.Responding to Cllr Martin Farren who raised the issue in the chamber this week, Roads Service Director John Mc Laughlin confirmed that the NRA has brought in extra salt stocks this year, and discussions on where to deploy that salt are now under way.He indicated the council is increasing its storage capacity, particularly in Carndonagh and Stranorlar.Cllr Faerren is welcoming the indications, saying he never again wants to be called to a meeting in mid December to be told some roads cannot be treated properly……….. By News Highland – June 28, 2011 Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th center_img Pinterest Twitter Previous articleDerry parents jailed after children found in horrific conditionsNext articleInishowen spitfire being dug up as part of BBC TV programme News Highland Facebook WhatsApp Newsx Adverts Google+ Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Facebook WhatsApplast_img read more

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