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POSTED January 28, 2013 9:07 p.m.

POLICE CALLED FOR LOUD MUSIC FIND INDOOR POT FARM: ARCADIA  (AP) — Police responding to a loud music call found a Southern California home filled with marijuana plants.

The Arcadia home had about 500 pot plants growing in an indoor farm with a sophisticated lighting and irrigation system.

The Los Angeles Times says police got a call about loud music at the residence and officers found a man on the front lawn. The man directed them to a key and the crop was discovered.

Investigators say the grow operation took up the entire interior of the home.

ACTOR TAYE DIGGS CAPTURES BURGLARY SUSPECT: LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles police say actor Taye Diggs chased down and captured a burglary suspect he found rummaging through his garage.

It happened after the "Private Practice" star and his wife returned to their Studio City home from the Screen Actors Guild Awards, where Diggs was a presenter.

LAPD spokesman Richard French says shortly before 11:30 p.m. Sunday, Diggs saw a man in his garage, apparently looking for items to steal.

French says the man ran off, but Diggs followed him down the street and held him for police. Neither man was hurt.

Twenty-year-old Hassan Juma was arrested and remains jailed Monday on $50,000 bail.

1 SHOT, KILLED AT ORANGE COUNTY MEDICAL BUILDING : NEWPORT BEACH  (AP) — Police say a doctor has been shot and killed at an Orange County medical building and another man is in custody.

Newport Beach police spokeswoman Kathy Lowe says police received a report Monday afternoon of six or seven shots fired at the medical office near Hoag Hospital.

Officers responding found a man dead from multiple gunshot wounds and took a suspect into custody.

Lowe did not know the identity of either man or what their relationship may have been.

EX-LA COUNTY WORKER PLEADS GUILTY TO ID THEFT: LOS ANGELES (AP) — A former Los Angeles County worker has pleaded guilty to committing a $357,000 identity theft tax fraud.

The Internal Revenue Service says 36-year-old Veronica Niko of Lancaster entered the plea Monday in federal court to an identity theft violation. She faces up to 15 years in prison.

Authorities say Niko stole names and Social Security numbers of 64 people while working a receptionist in the Lancaster office of the county Department of Public Social Services. The information was later used to submit phony tax refunds claims to the IRS.

Four other people were charged in the case.

Two of them, including Niko's husband, await sentencing after pleading guilty to conspiracy. Two others have pending trials.

REPORT: LA COUNTY DEPUTIES SHOT MAN IN BACK: LOS ANGELES (AP) — An unarmed man was shot in the back by Los Angeles County deputies following a car chase, an autopsy report said.

Jose De La Trinidad, 36, of Culver City, was shot five times in the back and once each in the hip and right forearm, also from behind, according to a Nov. 13 report from the county coroner's office, the Los Angeles Times reported Monday.

The father of two was in his brother's car and had just left his nieces quinceanera — a special celebration of her 15th birthday — the night of Nov. 10 when deputies tried to pull it over for speeding, authorities said.

Two deputies shot De La Trinidad after the car stopped in the Willowbrook area and he got out of the passenger seat and appeared to be reaching for a gun, deputies said.

No gun was found.

 

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