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Suspect stabs cops with syringe, man kisses boy and gets prison term, doc arrested for overdose, kid's explosion brings bomb squad - it's trouble in paradise

May 7, 2008 | 11:11 am

Handcuffs A man jabs arresting LAPD officers with a syringe in Venice,  the death of a homeless man who was punched in the face at a Reseda bus stop is ruled a homicide, an emerging portrait of a gifted con man in Glendale, a Riverside county doc arrested in fatal overdose, an industrial fire in Northridge, man gets a prison term for kissing a 10-year-old boy, Torrance man arrested in assault, a pursuit in Pomona ends in arrest,  and a 12-year-old's explosive prank brings a bomb squad to a San Diego middle school.

--Veronique de Turenne