Contact: Tony Bell, Communications Deputy
Office: (213) 974-5555 Cell: (213) 215-5176
December 9, 2009 For Immediate Release
ANTONOVICH OFFERS $25,000 REWARD FOR INFORMATION ON ATTACK ON SHERIFF’S DEPUTY
LOS ANGELES COUNTY –A motion by Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich offering a $25,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person(s) responsible for assaulting a sheriff’s deputy was approved by the Board of Supervisors.
On November 11, two suspects assaulted a sheriff’s deputy following a traffic stop near 21048 Golden Triangle Road in Canyon Country. The suspect in the driver’s seat claimed he did not have a driver’s license or identification and was asked to step out of the vehicle by the deputy. Shortly thereafter, the suspect forcefully attacked the deputy and attempted to get away. A second suspect, who was in the passenger seat, got out of the truck and joined in the attack, striking and kicking the deputy.
The two suspects then returned to their vehicle and fled the area. It has since been determined that the suspects used stolen and fraudulent debit cards to purchase items at local retail stores, including the Canyon Country Wal-Mart, just prior to the attack on the deputy. Additional debit card charges were made in Studio City, Sunland, Burbank and Sun Valley.
The suspects are described as two white medium-build males -- possibly Armenian. One of the suspects is described to be between the ages of 25-30 with a goatee and the other between 50-55 years of age. The suspects’ vehicle is described as a white 2007-2009 Nissan Titan, 4-door pick-up truck.
Supervisor Antonovich encourages witnesses of this crime or anyone with information to contact Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Detective Bryne at 661-799-5145 or Detective Henning at 661-799-5156.