DAUGHTER OF MEXICAN DRUG LORD HELD: SAN DIEGO (AP) — The daughter of one of the world's most sought-after drug lords has been arrested on suspicion of trying to enter the United States on someone else's passport, U.S. officials said Monday.
Alejandrina Gisselle Guzman Salazar was arrested Friday at San Diego's San Ysidro port of entry and charged with fraud and misuse of visas, permits and other documents.
Two U.S. officials said Monday that she told authorities her father was Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, leader of Mexico's Sinaloa cartel. The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss the arrest publicly.
A woman under that name has been charged in federal court in San Diego. Kelly Thornton, a spokeswoman for the U.S. attorney's office, said she could not confirm that the woman charged was Guzman's daughter.
The complaint said Guzman Salazar attempted to enter the country on foot, presenting a non-immigrant visa contained in a Mexican passport.
BANK EXEC SOUGHT BATH SALTS HELP FROM POLICE: LOS ANGELES (AP) — An investment bank executive who filed a $50 million claim accusing Los Angeles police of roughing him up after a bizarre encounter told an officer in a neighboring city two days earlier that he had snorted bath salts and thought he was being followed by a helicopter.
In a recording of the conversation released by a police officers' union Monday, a Glendale police officer counseled Deutsche Bank Vice Chairman Brian Mulligan to steer clear of the synthetic drug or his life would quickly unravel. Mulligan had gone to police headquarters in Glendale because he thought he was being tracked, possibly by a police helicopter.
"He was seeking advice in regards to the bad experiences he had with the use of bath salts," Glendale police Sgt. Tom Lorenz said. "He was paranoid and believed he was being followed."
The audio tape appears to undermine Mulligan's account of what transpired May 15 when he said two Los Angeles police officers badly beat him.
Mulligan filed the claim, a precursor to a lawsuit, against the city of Los Angeles. His injuries included a broken nose and shoulder. He was in a hospital for a couple of days and his claim indicates that his medical bills could reach $1 million.
OFFICERS SHOOT RIO VISTA WOMAN, 69, AFTER PURSUIT: RIO VISTA . (AP) — A 69-year-old Solano County woman is facing multiple felony charges for allegedly ramming her car into a police cruiser that had pulled her over and then leading officers and sheriff's deputies on a chase that ended when they shot her.
Elizabeht Collinge was jailed on Saturday after the two gunshot wounds she received in the confrontation were treated at a local hospital.
Sheriff's Lt. Gary Faulkner says Rio Vista police first pulled Collinge over for driving a pickup truck through a stop sign. She allegedly reversed the truck into the marked patrol car then took off.
The chase led to a park where Collinge then tried driving through a pair of law enforcement vehicles and several officers blocking her path.
Her arraignment is scheduled for Tuesday.
FAMILY SEEKS ANSWERS AFTER DEATH AT TUNA PLANT: SANTA FE SPRINGS (AP) — Workplace safety investigators and a grieving family on Monday searched for an explanation of how a worker was cooked to death at a Bumble Bee tuna processing plant.
Tony Melena said his 62-year-old father, Jose Melena, was killed in an accident last week at the Santa Fe Springs plant but the company has given the family no information about how he died.
"All they came and did was notify my mother that he had lost his life in an accident, and that's it," said Melena, who is one of the victim's six children. "We don't have any official report."
Police received a 911 call from the Bumble Bee plant Thursday morning to report an industrial accident. When officers arrived, they found the man dead.
accident occurred during the canning phase of tuna processing, the company said, when tuna cans are sealed, cleaned and placed inside a pressure cooker before they are cooled, labeled and packed for shipment.
Melena worked pushing baskets of sealed cans into the pressure cooker, said Pat Menke, the company's vice president of human resources.