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PASADENA Two jilted lovers ended up behind bars Friday after attacking their exes with weapons in two separate incidents, police said.
The incidents unfolded about 10:40 a.m. at an assisted living home in the 1500 block of East Washington Boulevard, and shortly after 6 p.m. behind a homeless resource center in the 200 block of South Arroyo Parkway, Pasadena police Lt. John Luna said.
In the earlier alleged attack, Paulino Hellan, 37, of Los Angeles is accusing of slashing his former girlfriend, a 38-year-old Los Angeles woman, after confronting her at the assisted living facility where they both work, the lieutenant said.
“A verbal argument ensued and the suspect brandished a folding knife,” Luna said. “A struggle ensued over the knife, and the victim suffered a laceration to her hand in the struggle.”
Two employees intervened and managed to disarm Hellan before police arrived and arrested him, Luna said. The woman was treated for an injury described as minor to moderate.
Witnesses reported that Hellan threatened to kill the victim during the incident, and he was booked on suspicion of attempted murder, police said.
The second incident of violence involving a scorned former lover unfolded Friday afternoon when the victim, a 36-year-old homeless man, encountered his former boyfriend, a 29-year-old homeless man.
Efrain Gomez pulled a knife and threatened to stab the victim, Luna said. The victim walked away to call police, but Gomez allegedly caught up with him in a nearby alley. The suspect struck the victim in the face with an unknown blunt object.
The victim was treated for minor to moderate injuries, including bruising and cuts to his forehead and face, Luna said. Police arrested Gomez nearby and booked him on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon.
According to Los Angeles County booking records, Hellan was being held in lieu of $1.03 million pending his initial court appearance. Gomez was being held in lieu of $30,000 bail.

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SAN DIEGO COUNTY A man and wife from South El Monte and a Los Angeles woman en route to a funeral in Mexicali died Friday in an SUV crash on the 15 Freeway in northern San Diego County, authorities said Saturday.
Driver Jerson Ariel Duron Valeriano, 25, of South El Monte; his wife Edith Duron, 22, also of South El Monte; and Ivette Garcia, 21, of Los Angeles, were fatally injured in the crash, according to the County of San Diego Medical Examiner’s Office.
Information provided by the CHP regarding the victims’ hometowns differed from that provided by the medical examiner’s office. CHP officials described Valeriano and Duron as Monrovia residents, and Garcia as a Santa Monica resident.
A 21-year-old man and a 43-year-old woman suffered injuries described as “minor to moderate” in the crash, California Highway Patrol officials said in a written statement. A 2-year-old girl apparently escaped injury, but was taken to a hospital for examination as a precaution.
The vehicle spun out and overturned at 12:19 p.m. Friday on the 15 Freeway near Gopher Canyon Road, officials said.
“Directly behind the vehicle was a San Diego County sheriff’s deputy who indicated that he observed the right rear tire tread of the Expedition start to fall off the vehicle,” according to the CHP statement. The vehicle then lost control into the center divide, hit the metal divider, then overturned before landing in the center divide of the northbound lanes.”
“The vehicle overturned and came to rest on its roof,” according to a statement issued by the medical examiner’s office.
Following the crash, medics took the SUV’s other passengers, a 2-year-old girl, the driver’s 21-year-old brother and a 43-year-old woman, to hospitals for treatment of apparently minor injuries, according to CHP Officer Jim Bettencourt.
“Alcohol or drugs are not a suspected factor in this collision,” the CHP statement said.
The toddler involved in the crash is the daughter of Valeriano and Duron. Duron was the surviving woman’s daughter. The group was traveling to Mexico to attend a memorial service for the oldest woman’s father, CHP Officer Jim Bettencourt said.
The crash remained under investigation by the CHP’s Oceanside office.
— City News Service contributed to this report.

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WHITTIER Police arrested four people and seized drugs, guns and hundreds of stolen or fraudulent credit cards and other identity theft-related gear during an early-morning raid Thursday at a Whittier home, officials said.
The 5 a.m. raid in the 7200 block of Lynalan Avenue was the result of a months-long investigation by the Whittier Police Department’s Special Enforcement Team, Whittier police Officer Bradley White said.
“There’s been an investigation that’s been ongoing in regard to several subjects, possibly dealing with fraud and forgery and sales of narcotics,” White said. “(Investigators) were able to get a search warrant, which was served this morning.”
A SWAT team helped with the raid, White said. Officials used flash-bang grenades and tear gas as they forced there way into the home.
Inside the home, “There were hundreds of credit cards not in the names of the suspects,” White said. Police also recovered suspected stolen checks and IDs, as well as machines used to make credit cards.
Additionally, police seized three handguns and nearly an ounce of methamphetamine with an estimated street value of about $1,000, police said.
Police arrested two men and two women who were at the home.
Resident Steven Perez, 32, of Whittier is accused of forgery, fraud, drug possession and weapons charges, White said.
Raquel Monique Olivarez, 26, and Christina Marie Arroyo, 27, both residents of the home, were arrested on suspicion of forgery and fraud, according to Whittier police and Los Angeles County booking records.
Another resident of the home, 37-year-old Joey Lojero, was cited for alleged narcotics possession, White said. And Bryan Sanchez, 19, of El Monte was jailed due to outstanding warrants.
According to booking records, Perez was being held in lieu of $50,000 bail pending his initial court appearance. Olivares’ bail was set at $60,000, and Arroyo was being held in lieu of $70,000 bail. Sanchez was being held without bail.
Though detectives had not yet determined exactly how the suspects obtained the allegedly stolen identifying information, White said often times, such information is taken during home and car burglaries.
Police reminded the public to avoid storing valuables, including personal information, in an unattended cars, and to make sure homes are locked and secured before leaving.
The investigation was ongoing, and additional arrested were possible, White said.

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