Blog Posts in February, 2012

  • Husband and Two Others Charged in Prison Guard's 1998 Murder

    || 29-Feb-2012

    New evidence in the cold case shooting death of California prison guard, Elizabeth Wheat Begaren, has resulted in the arrest of three men, including her husband. Nuzzio Begaren is accused of orchestrating the slaying of his wife, who was shot to death on January 17, 1998, after stepping out of the family minivan on the East Street off-ramp of the 91 freeway. Begaren claims he was driving with his ...
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  • Hugh Hefner's Son Arrested For Domestic Violence

    || 27-Feb-2012

    Hugh Hefner's 21-year-old son, Marston Hefner, was recently arrested on charges of Domestic Violence against his girlfriend, Claire Sinclair, who was the 2011 Playmate of the Year. Marston Hefner allegedly physically harmed Claire Sinclair on Sunday evening at their Los Angeles home. Police were called to the location by family members of Sinclair's who reported Marston had attacked her. ...
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  • Former "Home Improvement" Star Charged with DUI and Possession of Drugs

    || 24-Feb-2012

    Los Angeles Police arrested Former "Home Improvement" star, Taran Noah Smith, when they noticed him behind the wheel of a vehicle parked in front of a fire hydrant. Upon further investigation of the situation, they discovered hashish in his car. Smith has been charged with Driving Under the Influence (DUI) and Possession of a Controlled Substance. If convicted on both misdemeanor counts, ...
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  • Aspiring Los Angeles Actor Arrested for Sexual Assault

    || 22-Feb-2012

    Aspiring actor Robert Aaron Stephens has been arrested on suspicion of Date Raping at least 2 women, and authorities are searching for more potential victims. Stephens allegedly sexually assaulted the women between May 2009 and October 2010. He took the women on dates to Hollywood events and got them intoxicated. Later that same evening, he sexually assaulted the women. If you, or someone you know ...
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  • California Mom Arrested for Child Endangerment After Kids Eat Pot Cookie

    || 17-Feb-2012

    A California woman has been arrested for Felony Child Endangerment after her two daughters, ages 10 and 11, found a chocolate chip cannabis cookie wrapped in plastic on their kitchen counter and decided to split the cookie between themselves. When the girls began to feel ill, they were transported to the emergency room of a nearby hospital. Toxicology tests revealed that the pre-teens were under ...
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  • So You Think You Can Dance" Choreographer Sent to Prison for Rape

    || 15-Feb-2012

    A salsa dance instructor best known as a choreographer on the TV show “So You Think You Can Dance” has been sentenced to 10 years in State Prison for Rape and Assault. A jury convicted Alex Da Silva in September of raping a 22-year-old woman in 2002 and assaulting a 25-year-old woman in 2009 with intent to commit rape. The victims were either dancers or aspiring dancers who met him ...
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  • California's Puffy Coat Bandit Indicted in Connection with 7 Bank Robberies

    || 13-Feb-2012

    Steven Paulson, otherwise known as the "Puffy Coat Bandit," has been indicted on suspicion of carrying out a three-week, three-county bank robbery spree. He earned his moniker because of the heavy ski jackets he wore during some of the heists. In all seven robberies, the bandit presented the teller a note while claiming or motioning as if he was armed. Paulson was arrested on January 10, ...
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  • Los Angeles Teacher Charged with 23 Counts of Child Molestation

    || 10-Feb-2012

    Elementary School teacher, Mark Berndt, has been arrested and charged with 23 counts of Child Molestation. The investigation was launched after a CVS photo technician alerted authorities of suspicious photos of blindfolded and gagged children. Berndt would regularly tell his students that they were going to play a "tasting game," in which children were blindfolded and, in some cases, ...
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  • Glendale Man Arrested for Driving Without Pants

    || 8-Feb-2012

    Glendale police recently arrested a man on suspicion of Driving Under the Influence of Drugs or Alcohol, Possession of Methamphetamine, and Indecent Exposure for driving naked. Umar Khan fled when police first tried to pull him over for failing to halt at a stop sign. Officers caught up with him moments later. As they approached the vehicle, they realized he wasn't wearing any pants. Police ...
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  • Los Angeles Woman Arrested After Offering Sexual Favors for Chicken McNuggets

    || 6-Feb-2012

    A Los Angeles woman was arrested at McDonald’s on suspicion of prostitution after she allegedly offered sexual favors in exchange for Chicken McNuggets. The woman had approached the restaurant manager, told him she was hungry and asked him for free McNuggets in exchange for sexual favors. She was also seen opening car doors of customers waiting in the late-night drive-through. Police were ...
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  • Glendale Man Charged With Robbery After Stuffing Sandwiches in His Pants

    || 2-Feb-2012

    Dana Hall has been charged with one Felony count of second-degree Robbery after he walked into a Shell gas station, began stuffing sandwiches into his pants and punched a clerk in the face after being confronted. Hall then fled the scene, but not before grabbing a banana. Hall has plead not guilty to the felony count of second-degree Robbery. The judge set his bail amount at $50, 000 and he is due ...
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