Blog Posts in December, 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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