Independent from Long Beach, California on January 21, 1975 · Page 20
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Long Beach, California
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Tuesday, January 21, 1975
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Strangled, beaten Dead man identified The body of a man wh6 apparently had been strangled and then dumped at a Long Beach eon- str^tion site wss identified by fingerprints Mondav as that ot 24-year-old Craig Victor Jonaites. Detectives said Jonaites, whose address was not known, may have been beaten and strangled before he was left at the site at Loynes Drive near Pacific- Coast Highway. The body was found at 12:45 p.m. Friday, barefoot and clad in bluejeans and a l-shirt. The victim was about 5-feet-9, 150 pounds, with long brown hair and hazel eyes, the coroner's office said. Detectives said they have no suspect and their investigation is continuing. Man gets prison for assault on officer Raymond Clinton Barker of La Puente Monday was sentenced lo state prison for up to 10 years in connection w i t h his plea of guilty to assaulting an officer with a deadly weapon. Barker, who entered the guilty plea to a single assault charge Oct. 10, was wounded and arrested last Aug. 6 when police rushed into a Long Beach tavern where a man was reported to be h o l d i n g the bartender at gunpoint. At the time he entered his plea, the 26-year-old Barker was still on crutches, recovering from four bullet wounds he received when police charged into Joe's Place, 2682 Long Beach Blvd. All four shots were fired by Long Beach Officer Art h u r Sehmelling, who testified at Barker's preliminary hearing t h a t when he rushed into the bar, the defendant pointed a .32-ealier pistol at him. In the Long Beach Superior Court of Judge John A. Arguelles, where B a r k e r was sentenced, 'prosecutors said they were dropping a second assault count and a firearm allegation. .»*» Mass, man sentenced in L.B., returned home A 23-year-old Massachusetts f u g i t i v e was ordered returned to prison in his home state Monday after pleading guilty to a second-degree murder charge in Long Beach Superior Court. Robert Fowler, who escaped from Walpole State Prison last April, was given a prison sentence in the Long Beach case that he'll serve concurrently with his Massachusetts term. Long Beach homicide investigators began seeking the defendant under the name Juan Cadena last Sept. 24 after the shotgun killing of 21-year- old Peggy J. Bussdiekcr in her apartment at 936 Olive Ave. Two weeks after the killing, an all-points bulletin brought the information that Fowler had turned himself in at the Walpole prison, where he'd been serving a 15- to 20-year term for manslaughter. He escaped from that facility while on a work furlough program, authorities said. The defendant waived extradition and was brought to Long Beach where, at his preliminary .hearing, witnesses identified Fowler as the man who came to the victim's door and, without warning, fired a shotgun blast that struck Mrs. Buss-' dieker in the head. According to testimony at the hearing, the defendant returned to the room minutes later and fired another blast i n t o the wounded woman's head. Witnesses said the pair had argued earlier in the day. Fowler entered a plea of guilty to the murder charge Monday in the Superior Court of Judge Elsworth M. Beam, who sentenced him to prison on that charge for five years to life. Because the defendant also pleaded guilty to having used a firearm in the commission of the crime, his sentence was increased by law to 10 years lo life. The sentence, however, will be served in the Walpole prison, to w h i c h Fowler was ordered returned. Camera equipment loss said $1,660 Camera equipment valued at $1,660 was taken from the home of Bruce Sweeney, at 3155 Fashion Ave., by burglars who forced a hallway door to gain entry, Long Beach police said Monday. Henry Block has 17 reasons why you should come to us for income tax help. Reason 5. If the IRS should call you in for an audit, H R Block will go with you, at no additional cost. Not as a legal representative... but we can answer all questions about how your taxes were prepared. BLOCK T H E INCOME T A X P E O P L E lONGBfACH · 591-8705 1201 E 7* Si. 4024 E. Anaheim Si. 2339 long Beach Blvd 3537 Allonlic Aye 5503 Allanln Ave 11 WE. Arlewa Blvd 5527 Sp"M *' 1874 Sonlo Fe Ave. WIIMINOTON 9J8 N A.alon Blvd SAN FIORO 920 S. Oallcv Si, · Upon y a.m. ' T p.m. WViraui.^, 7-i OPEN TONIGHT NO APPOINTMENT L A K E W O O D - 4M-1561 48?8 Paramount Blvd IYNWOOO ]1538loi,9 Beach Blvd. LA MIRADA U I 2 J E Imperial H»y. BELlFLOWtR 16733 Bellllo.eT Blvd N O B W A I K 144 U 5 Pioneer Bl.d HAWAIIAN GARDENS 12259 t. Canon Si. IOS AlAMITOS 10921 loi Alom,lo» Blvd. Nowopen: The Post Offices that never close. Morning. Our Post Offices; Postal Stations, and Branches put in a busy five-and-a-half-day week. They serve you during normal business hours, the way you would normally expect. But sometimes you may need postal services at off hours. And we're trying to give you the service you want, whenever you need us. Any hour of any day. Round-the-clock service. Round-the-clock postal service is available at our helpful Self-Service Postal Centers. You can go there for all the basic services you would get from any regular Post Office during the day. There are vending machines with stamps and envelopes. Bill changers so you can use the machines. Even scales so you can weigh and mail packages. Best of all, there's no extra charge for using these machines--a stamp costs the price of a stamp. l Better postal service. Self-Service Centers are another way of giving you the kind of postal services you need, when you need them. Here's where you find them. Lakewood Shopping Center Lakewood/ CA Main Post Office 300 Long Beach Blvd. Long Beach, CA You can help yourself to better postal service at whichever one is most convenient for you. Twenty-four hours a day. Noon. Also in Long Beach -- Cerrltos Compton -- Lyn'wood During regular store hours |5V H. De Simas jr, Sectional Ccmer Manager/Postmaster ' Long Beach, Ca,

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