Bishop Montgomery High School closed due to threats
Will open tomorrow
TORRANCE, Calif.—A 16-year-old Bishop Montgomery High School sophomore was arrested for allegedly making "criminal threats'' against the school on YouTube, police said today.
The school was closed today because of concerns about the threat, but will open tomorrow, according to Torrance police Sgt. Steve Jenkinson. Police withheld the name of the boy, who was taken into custody Sunday, Jenkinson said.
On Saturday, police and school administrators received calls regarding a post on YouTube, which indicated that "something very bad was going to happen at the school on Monday,'' Jenkinson said.
Officials then decided that the Catholic high school at 5430 Torrance Blvd. would be closed today, Jenkinson said. Police this morning inspected the campus, but found nothing to indicate a threat, Jenkinson said.
COMPTON, Calif. — Former Compton Fire Department Deputy Chief Marcel Melanson is scheduled to be arraigned Friday on grand theft and arson charges related to a fire at the department’s headquarters.
Melanson is suspected of stealing thousands of dollars worth of Motorola radios, selling them online and intentionally setting the Dec. 11, 2011 fire to destroy evidence of the thefts, Steve Whitmore of the sheriff’s department said.
Zach Sobiech is dying with grace, love, joy and optimism — the kind that somehow makes us all feel more alive.
When he was 14, Zach was diagnosed with osteosarcoma, a type of bone cancer that mostly strikes children. His prognosis wasn’t great. Last May, with no more treatment options, he was given just a year to live.
Zach turned 18 on Friday. On Saturday he went to prom with his girl, Amy. His high school class graduates next month.
Yikes! Just when you thought you had safely come to terms with Twitter, tweets and tweeting, let alone LinkedIn, Instagram, and seemingly hundreds of other digital headaches, here comes another one straight down the YouTube downloads, called Twerking.
TORRANCE, Calif. — Torrance police today announced they are seeking a man in his 20s suspected of exposing himself near schools twice in a seven-day span.
Two students were walking home from Bert Lynn Middle School Tuesday when they saw a man seated in the driver seat of a small blue or gray four door sedan, possibly a Honda. His passenger window was down and he chuckled at them.
He was holding his exposed penis with both hands, laughing. He said nothing and the victims turned away and quickly went home, police said.
TORRANCE, Calif. — The Torrance Police Department announced today that it has three suspects in custody who are believed to have been involved in credit card fraud victimizing 37 people from San Diego to Simi Valley.
The investigation began on Sept. 17, after a Torrance resident living in the 17500 block of Emanita Avenue was fraudulently billed for a delivery to a FedEx office at 21023 Hawthorne Boulevard.
Surveillance video allegedly showed a suspect picking up a package.