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A man who law enforcement describes as a parolee was arrested around 7:00 Monday morning behind the former Capitola Theater on serious felony charges. Police claim that they spotted the man sitting with two women in a small compact car around 1:00 Monday and believe he was involved in a series of alleged incidents involving a separate vehicle in Watsonville and Soquel more than twelve hours earlier.

Police claim the man was driving a blue Ford truck in Watsonville around 11:45 a.m. Sunday when he allegedly asked some people who apparently were standing in an alley for gas money. Law enforcement claims the man later ran the Ford into a car and, after displaying a gun to the driver, stole the driver's cellphone and money, before fleeing from the area. Police later concluded that the blue Ford had been stolen from near San Mateo.

While searching for the alleged stolen Ford and the man law enforcement suspected of the alleged robbery in Watsonville, authorities fielded a report that a vehicle struck a fence and propane tank in Soquel around 1:00 Sunday afternoon. Police claim the man again brandished a gun to witnesses before fleeing on foot. It was roughly twelve hours later that law enforcement claims to have spotted the man in the compact car with two women.

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The Assembly proposal was introduced at the urging of the Riverside County district attorney's office after the November death of Riverside Police Officer Ryan Bonaminio. Prosecutors allege that a 45-year-old man killed the police officer after a foot chase through Riverside's Fairmont Park. The man accused of beating and shooting the Riverside officer to death has not yet been tried on charges, but could face the death penalty in the matter if convicted at trial.

The accused reportedly has a prior conviction for battery on a police officer relating to an incident dating back to 1990. The man's prior history reportedly provided the impetus to introduce the new measure in the Assembly. The proposed measure failed on a vote of 3-4 in its first committee test on Tuesday.

The chairman of the panel, Tom Ammiano says he has some "very serious concerns" about the measure. The main concerns center on the impact such a measure may have on the already overcrowded California prison system. The proposal is expected to be reconsidered at a future time.

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Law enforcement believes the two motorcycles were traveling at a high rate of speed on the 10 freeway. Police say both motorcycles were weaving in and out of traffic before the two bikes collided. Law enforcement claims the motorcycles were traveling eastbound on the 10 freeway when the trailing motorcycle clipped the rear end of the lead motorcycle just west of the 405 freeway.

Both motorcyclists were thrown from their respective bikes at a high rate of speed. The 23-year-old biker on the trailing motorcycle that reportedly ran into the rear end of the lead bike was killed in the accident. The 29-year-old biker on the lead bike suffered serious personal injuries and was transported to UCLA medical Center for treatment.

Law enforcement officials took the 29-year-old man into custody at the hospital. Law enforcement claims the man who survived was intoxicated at the time of the Sunday afternoon motorcycle crash.

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Actress Lindsay Lohan appeared before Judge Keith Schwartz in Del Aire Court this morning to face a felony charge of grand theft. Prosecutors allege Lohan stole a $2,500 necklace from a Venice jewelry store. Lohan entered a not guilty plea to the California theft charge in February.

At the Wednesday morning court appearance Judge Schwartz told Lohan that if she accepts a plea agreement from prosecutors she will face jail time. "If you plead in front of me, if this case resolves in front of me, you are going to jail. Period. It may be an issue as to amount of time," Judge Schwartz told Lohan.

Law enforcement claims they have video of Lohan wearing a necklace at the Venice, California jewelry store, obtained from store surveillance cameras. The Los Angeles Times reports that police also obtained paparazzi photos taken days after the alleged incident showing Lohan wearing the necklace in public. Law enforcement claims they have statements from witnesses who allegedly were present in the store.

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