Crime and Public Safety 8-10-08

By Staff Reports


Crash near Cal State claims life of boy, 17

A teenage boy who died Friday in a traffic collision near Cal State San Bernardino has been identified as Jose Cintron of San Bernardino.

The 17-year-old was driving a 1999 black Honda Civic east on Northpark Boulevard and trying to pass another vehicle about 5:50 p.m. when he lost control of his car. The car went up a curb and struck a tree before it overturned, police and coroner’s officials said.

Cintron was taken to Loma Linda University Medical Center, where he died at 7:36 p.m. His two passengers, an 18-year-old boy and a 15- year-old girl, suffered serious injuries but are expected to survive, authorities said.


Man, teen killed when car flips on highway

A man and a 13-year-old boy were killed Friday when the Ford Thunderbird they were riding in veered off Highway 127, became airborne and flipped several times.

Lazarus Landin, 41, of Pahrump, Nev., and Corey Mills, 13, of San Diego were bound for Pahrump, traveling in a 2005 Ford Thunderbird on Highway 127 – about 37 miles north of the 15 Freeway – when the accident occurred about 8:35 a.m.

Landin and Mills were pronounced dead at the scene, coroner’s officials said.

According to the Coroner’s Office, evidence at the scene of the accident indicated the vehicle was southbound on the highway when it drifted to the right for an unknown reason.

Landin overcorrected to the left and the car struck a berm, became airborne, and rolled over before coming to rest in the open desert.


Authorities identify woman killed in fire

A 91-year-old woman who died in a house fire was identified Saturday as Dorothy Paulsen.

Firefighters found Paulsen’s body in her home in the 12500 block of West Del Grande Street when they responded to a fire there about 12:50 p.m. Friday.

The cause of the fire was under investigation by the Ontario Fire Department.

An autopsy will be conducted.


100 cars impounded at police checkpoint

Police impounded 100 vehicles and issued more than 110 citations during a traffic safety checkpoint Friday near Mission Boulevard and Curran Place.

The checkpoint was an effort to reduce alcohol-involved collisions, deaths and injuries, authorities said.

Police screened more than 2,300 vehicles, and impounded vehicles from motorists driving without licenses or on suspended licenses, according to a Pomona Police Department news release.

Five people were arrested – two for having outstanding warrants, one on suspicion of being drunk in public and two on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

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