Blog Posts in November, 2010

  • 24-year-old man was recently arrested by Federal Agents on suspicion of using the Internet to induce a minor to engage in criminal sexual activity. The defendant had allegedly posed as a 19-year-old boy online in order to contact and arrange a meeting to engage in illegal sexual acts with a 14-year-old girl. Detectives began investigating the case in August, when they learned through a tip that ...
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  • For the first time in 35 years, the penalties for the use of non-medical marijuana have been reduced. On September 30 th, Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger signed a bill that downgrades the possession of one ounce or less of marijuana from a criminal misdemeanor to an infraction. This means that instead of having to make a court appearance and suffering a criminal arrest record, those found in ...
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  • Andrew Thomas Gallo was found guilty of murder in connection with the April 9, 2009, DUI crash that killed Angels pitcher Nick Adenhart and two of his friends. Gallo was driving a mini-van at 65 miles-per-hour in a 35 miles-per-hour zone while drunk and carrying a suspended license. After striking the car, Gallo fled on foot and was caught less than a half-hour later. Gallo was still on probation ...
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  • 24-year-old Alejandro Lorenzo Contreras was recently convicted of Possessing Child Pornography and Annoying and Molesting a 12-year-old girl at a local public library. Contreras pursued three girls into and around the Stanton library. He then followed them outside and asked one of them to take a cell phone photo of herself and send it to his cell phone. The girl told authorities, leading to ...
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