Blog Posts in 2011

  • Orange County Man Arrested after Masturbating to Porn in Public Library

    || 29-Dec-2011

    Joseph Cormier of Laguna Beach was arrested for Lewd Conduct and Possession of Marijuana after a man reported that Cormier was masturbating and watching porn on a computer at a Laguna Beach public library. When officers arrived at the library, they found Cormier at the computer and he was identified by the reporting citizen. If convicted of Lewd Conduct, Cormier could face a maximum of six months ...
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  • Orange County Man Kidnaps Pregnant Bank Employee, Forces Her to Rob Her Own Bank

    || 23-Dec-2011

    An Anaheim man who forced a pregnant bank employee to steal cash from her own bank has been convicted of two counts of aggravated Kidnapping and three counts of Robbery. Charles Clements kidnapped an eight-month pregnant woman at her home and told her that if she didn't do as she was told, ruthless members of a motorcycle club would kill her, her husband and other bank employees. Out of fear, ...
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  • Conrad Murray Sentenced in Michael Jackson's Death

    || 20-Dec-2011

    Dr. Conrad Murray has been sentenced to four years of incarceration after being found guilty of Involuntary Manslaughter, which is the maximum punishment possible. Over a four-week case, prosecutors painted Murray as a deceptive and incompetent doctor who abandoned his medical judgment in complying with Jackson's request to be given a surgical anesthetic to put him to sleep. Witnesses ...
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  • Jodie Foster's Father Facing 17 Counts of Grand Theft

    || 17-Dec-2011

    Investors have accused Jody Foster's estranged father, Lucius Foster III, of bilking them out of more than $100,000 in a scheme to build modular homes. Foster is accused of conning 20 people to make $5,000 down payments on 2,000-square-foot, three-bedroom homes made from 40-foot Chinese shipping containers. His website, Modernistic Properties, sought buyers on Craigslist and other online ...
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  • Los Angeles Fire Captain Arrested in Heroin Sting

    || 13-Dec-2011

    A Los Angeles City Fire Captain, Matthew Phillipsen, was one of several people recently arrested in a sting operation for allegedly attempting to purchase heroin. The sting operation was conducted by Los Angeles Police Department narcotics officers and occurred one block from the fire station. Phillipsen allegedly purchased seven balloons worth, which is considered a large amount for one person. ...
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  • Former CSI Star Gary Dourdan Arrested for Felony Battery

    || 10-Dec-2011

    Former CSI star, Gary Dourdan, has been arrested and booked on charges of Felony Battery following an alleged domestic altercation at his California home. The actor was detained by police at his home in Venice after they were called to investigate a disturbance at the house. Dourdan is alleged to have had an argument with an unnamed ex-girlfriend, who was reportedly found nearby the home with a ...
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  • Reduced Sentencing Law for Drug Crimes Involving Crack Cocaine

    || 6-Dec-2011

    Retroactive changes in the sentencing law for Drug Crimes involving crack cocaine are now occurring as a result of the Fair Sentencing Act which was passed by Congress in 2010. This law lessened the sentencing for crack cocaine so that it would be similar to powder cocaine. This past summer, the U.S. Sentencing Commission decided to apply the changes retroactively to those who had already been ...
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  • Justin Bieber's Sex Accuser May Face Statutory Rape Charge

    || 16-Nov-2011

    Mariah Yeater, the woman who claims Justin Bieber fathered her three-month-old baby in a backstage bathroom, is being investigated for committing Statutory Rape, because the singer was 16-years-old at the time. Yeater was 19 when she says she and Bieber had a brief sexual encounter after one of the singer's concerts at Staples Center. She said she gave birth to a boy in July and believes ...
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  • Conrad Murray Found Guilty in Michael Jackson's Death

    || 15-Nov-2011

    Michael Jackson's personal physician, Conrad Murray, has been found guilty of involuntary manslaughter for causing Jackson's 2009 death by a powerful surgical anesthetic. The verdict against Dr. Conrad Murray comes after a jury deliberated for about nine hours over a two day period. Dr. Murray was charged with the lowest possible homicide offense and faces a maximum sentence of four years ...
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  • Burglary Suspects Arrested After Asking Their Victim for Help

    || 14-Nov-2011

    Two burglary suspects were recently arrested after their get-away U-Haul truck became stuck in some dirt in a vacant lot next to the property they had just burglarized. A man happened to be walking his dog nearby and the suspects asked if he could help them out. Little did they know, that man happened to be their victim. When the victim walked over to their vehicle, he realized that his chain link ...
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  • Los Angeles Man Enters Guilty Plea in Rape and Body Hair Shaving Case

    || 7-Nov-2011

    John Marshall, former Redondo Beach Police officer, was arrested in 2009 after allegedly drugging a friend, then raping him and shaving all his body hair. Marshall and his victim were acquaintances and had been out drinking together on a few occasions. The victim went to Marshall's home one day to work on his computer. Marshall gave him an alcoholic beverage to drink, shortly after which the ...
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  • Lindsay Lohan Sentenced to Jail

    || 6-Nov-2011

    Lindsay Lohan has been sent to jail, rehab, community service and counseling numerous times since her first arrest in 2007 for Driving Under the Influence. Recently, Lohan has been sentenced to 300 days in jail for violating the terms of her probation related to two DUI's and her latest Grand Theft case. Lohan will only have to serve 30 days in jail if she completes 53 days of community ...
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  • California Assemblywoman Arrested for Felony Grand Theft at Neiman Marcus

    || 5-Nov-2011

    California Assemblywoman Mary Hayashi has been charged with Felony Grand Theft after Shoplifting at Neiman Marcus in San Francisco. Allegedly, Hayashi had been shopping at the store, and walked out with a bag of items totaling almost $2,500.00. Her lawyer claims that she was planning on paying for the items, but became distracted and left the store before doing so. Security Guards detained her ...
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  • Orange County Dance Instructor Arraigned for Sexual Assault of a Minor

    || 4-Nov-2011

    Orange County dance instructor, Brandon Marriott, was arrested after the parents of one of his fifteen-year-old students discovered sexually explicit text messages that he had sent to the girl. Marriot allegedly sexually assaulted the girl twice, once in his car after taking her to see a movie. He has been charged with two felony counts of Sexual Penetration of a Minor and one felony count of Oral ...
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  • Rapper Tone Loc Sentenced for Domestic Violence

    || 4-Nov-2011

    Tone Loc, whose real name is Anthony Smith, was arrested in June, following a physical altercation with the mother of his child at an apartment complex in Burbank, California. Police also discovered an unregistered assault rifle while conducting a search of the premises. Smith was charged with one felony count of Possession of an Assault Weapon and one felony charge of Domestic Violence, Corporal ...
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