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POSTED January 30, 2013 8:26 p.m.

CHP WANTS PAYMENT FOR PATROLLING OAKLAND STREETS: OAKLAND  (AP) — The California Highway Patrol's three-month deal to help Oakland's undermanned police force by patrolling the city's dangerous streets expires this week.

The Oakland Tribune says the CHP is willing to help out another three months, but it now wants to be paid for the service.

City officials had hoped that the CHP would continue patrols free of charge.

But the council agreed last week to pay for similar help from the Alameda County Sheriff's Office and the CHP wants a similar agreement.

Mayor Jean Quan says there's a possibility state grants will cover some of the patrol costs.

She plans to meet with CHP officials about preserving the Oakland patrols.

5 CHARGED IN SHOOTINGS OF OAKLAND POLICE OFFICERS: OAKLAND AP) — Authorities say five men are facing multiple criminal charges in the shootings of two Oakland police officers within a week.

Alameda County prosecutors say that Nathaniel Joseph Cook has been charged with attempted murder, robbery and assault in the shooting of officer D'Vour Thurston on Friday. Cook is accused of shooting Thurston in the leg as he and another officer were chasing the suspect in the city's Fruitvale district.

Meanwhile, four others have been charged in the shooting of undercover officer Eric Karsseboom on Jan. 21 in East Oakland. Deante Kincaid and Damien Edward McDaniel were each charged with second-degree robbery, assault on a police officer with a semi-automatic firearm and being a felon in possession of a firearm.

Also, suspects Purvis Lamar Ellis, and Joseph Pennymon have been charged with violating parole and being felons in possession of firearms.

The suspects are in custody.

DEPUTY PLEADS NOT GUILTY TO STEALING HORN: REDWOOD CITY  (AP) — San Mateo County prosecutors say a sheriff's deputy has pleaded not guilty to stealing a trumpet and jacket from a musician.

Brandon Hatt entered his plea to one count of felony grand theft in court on Monday.

The Contra Costa Times (http://bit.ly/YF2J3Q) reports that the 34-year-old Hatt allegedly took the items and walked out of a Millbrae hotel after a night out playing pool with a group, including other deputies, on Dec. 20.

Prosecutors say Hatt, who was off duty, was caught on surveillance footage taking the items believed to be worth about $2,000.

The victim later found his instrument in a driveway, but not his jacket. Prosecutors say they don't know what prompted the theft or whether alcohol was involved.

PRISON GANG LEADER INDICTED FOR 2 STABBING DEATHS: OAKLAND  (AP) — A California prison gang leader has been indicted for murder, conspiracy and racketeering in connection with the Oakland stabbing deaths of a couple.

The bodies of 73-year-old paroled killer Johnny Gilbert Navaerette and 56-year-old Renee Washington were found in a burning apartment in September 2011.

The San Francisco Chronicle (http://bit.ly/XRf5jd) says a federal grand jury this month indicted 48-year-old Henry Cervantes for the deaths.

Cervantes is described as a top-ranking member of the Nuestra Familia prison gang.

Federal prosecutors say Nuestra Familia leaders at Pelican Bay State Prison issue kill orders to street gang members.

Cervantes is charged with the stabbing deaths of the couple and enlisting two gang members to destroy evidence at the murder scene the following day.

NO CHARGES AGAINST JAIL NURSE, 2ND NURSE PLEADS: SAN JOSE  (AP) — Drug pilfering charges won't be filed against a California jailhouse nurse, but a second nurse has pleaded guilty to narcotics possession.

Investigators arrested 50-year-old Elmer Alegado and 54-year-old Rodolfo Idian in November for stealing prescription drugs intended for the medical care of inmates at the Santa Clara County Jail.

Their lawyer says the nurses were simply careless in keeping track of the drugs.

 

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