Blog Posts in January, 2013

  • Taye Diggs Detains Burglar by His Studio City Home

    || 30-Jan-2013

    "Private Practice" star, Taye Diggs, allegedly chased and detained a burglar who was rummaging through his garage. When Diggs discovered the man in his garage, the man immediately fled, at which point Diggs went after him and held him until police arrived. Officers arrested the suspect and booked him on suspicion of burglary. Under California law, burglary can be charged as a misdemeanor ...
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  • Stolen iPhone Allows Police to Track Armed Robbery Suspect in Rancho Palos Verdes

    || 30-Jan-2013

    A masked gunman who robbed a home in Rancho Palos Verdes was arrested after an iPhone he stole allowed police to track him down. Deputies believe the suspect entered through a sliding glass door in the back of the home while the wife was home alone. The gunman demanded money and jewelry from the woman and then forced her into the closet. She dialed 911 from her cell phone and deputies responded, ...
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  • Los Angeles Woman Facing Torture Charges After Abusing Her Adopted Children

    || 30-Jan-2013

    In mid-January, a Los Angeles woman reported that her two adopted children were missing, prompting a search by the Los Angeles Police Department. The children, ages 7 and 8, were found hiding under a blanket near a parked car near their home, without winter clothes in 20-degree weather. They told investigators that they ran away from home because they could no longer endure the woman’s ...
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  • An Orange County man who is already registered as a lifetime sex offender in has been charged with sexually assaulting a 17-year-old boy he met on Facebook about a month ago. He allegedly told the teen that he was a pornography director and wanted to cast him in a film. The suspect arranged a meeting with the teen in an abandoned house, where he allegedly had sex with the teen and filmed sexual ...
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  • Former 49ers Offensive Tackle Charged for Assaulting Ex-Boyfriend

    || 30-Jan-2013

    Former 49ers and Raiders tackle Kwame Harris faces charges that he assaulted his boyfriend at a Menlo Park restaurant after an argument. Harris got into an argument with his ex in August at a restaurant and accused him of stealing his underwear. Once they were outside of the restaurant, Harris tried to pull down his ex's pants. Harris then pinned him against a plate-glass window and hit him ...
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  • Newport Beach Teacher Arrested on Sex Abuse Charges Involving 20 Children

    || 30-Jan-2013

    A former elementary school teacher was arrested in relation to a school sexual abuse case allegedly involving at least 20 children and one adult. An investigation began in March of 2012, after several girls at George De La Torre Jr. Elementary told their parents that they had been inappropriately touched by a fourth-grade teacher during school. The teacher was immediately removed from the school ...
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  • Son of Co-Creator of "Barney and Friends" Arrested for Attempted Murder

    || 23-Jan-2013

    The son of a co-creator of the long-running children's show "Barney and Friends" has been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder after shooting his neighbor in the chest with a large-caliber handgun during an argument. The Malibu resident was booked on suspicion of attempted murder, and was later released in lieu of $1-million bail, which was cause for concern among neighbors. The ...
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  • An Orange County woman who lied to her boyfriend and family about being pregnant was sentenced to 24 years in state prison after pleading guilty to one felony count each of attempted murder, kidnapping a child under 14 years of age, first-degree residential burglary, criminal threats, False Imprisonment by Violence and three felony counts of aggravated assault with a knife causing great bodily ...
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  • Orange County Healthcare Administrators Sentenced for Medical Insurance Fraud

    || 23-Jan-2013

    Two Orange County healthcare administrators were sentenced to state prison for their roles in a Medical Insurance Fraud scheme in which thousands of healthy patients were recruited to undergo unnecessary surgeries in order to bilk insurance providers out of approximately $154-million. The two suspects pled guilty to multiple felony counts of conspiracy, capping or paying for referrals, grand ...
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  • Los Angeles Parolee Suspected of Burglarizing 200 Cars

    || 23-Jan-2013

    Los Angeles police have arrested a parolee they suspect may have burglarized as many as 200 cars, mainly in parking structures. The suspect was arrested while hiding in a parking structure in downtown Los Angeles after a witness saw someone breaking into a car and called police. Police discovered hundreds of items in the parolee's car and at his North Hollywood home, including credit cards, ...
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  • Edward Furlong, best known for his performances in "Terminator 2: Judgment Day" and "American History X," was arrested and booked on suspicion of domestic battery and felony domestic violence after a disturbance was reported at a residence in West Hollywood. Furlong has been charged with one count of Misdemeanor Battery. He was also being arraigned on an outstanding misdemeanor ...
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  • Charlie Brown Voice Actor Arrested for Stalking and Making Criminal Threats

    || 23-Jan-2013

    Peter Robbins, the former voice of Charlie Brown in the animated "Peanuts" TV series, was arrested on five felony charges including four felony counts of making Criminal Threats to Cause Death or Great Bodily Injury, and one felony count of stalking. Robbins was arrested as he crossed into the United States from Mexico at the San Ysidro Port of Entry. He was alone in his vehicle when a ...
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  • San Bernardino Woman Arrested in Death of 2-Year-Old Who Ate Chili Powder

    || 11-Jan-2013

    A San Bernardino woman was arrested for her alleged role in the death of a 2-year-old girl who died after eating chili powder. Authorities responded to a call of a child suffering from a seizure and took her to a nearby hospital, where she was pronounced dead. The woman was arrested on suspicion of Child Abuse Resulting in Death and booked into the West Valley Detention Center where she was being ...
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  • Twilight Actor Arrested for Public Intoxication at LAX

    || 11-Jan-2013

    Bronson Pelletier, an actor in the "Twilight" movie series, was arrested on suspicion of Public Intoxication at the Los Angeles International Airport after he urinated on the floor in the middle of a gate area. Los Angeles Airport police officers responded to the terminal gate area for a report of an intoxicated man and arrested Pelletier. A video of the incident shows an apparently ...
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  • A maintenance employee at an Orange County nursing home has been charged with sexually assaulting an elderly disabled woman. The employee allegedly entered the room of the woman who suffers from dementia, and sexually assaulted her between June and July of 2012, leaving physical evidence in the room. The suspect faces two felony charges related to the sexual assault of an institutionalized victim, ...
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  • Owner of California Medical Marijuana Dispensaries Sentenced to Federal Prison

    || 11-Jan-2013

    The former owner of G3 Holistics Inc. was sentenced to 10 years in federal prison for distributing hundreds of pounds of marijuana through a commercial cannabis business that claimed to be legitimate under the state’s medical marijuana law. He was found guilty last fall of Conspiracy and Possession with the Intent to Distribute at least 1,000 marijuana plants. The criminal case against ...
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  • Man Charged in Temple Bomb Threat Case

    || 11-Jan-2013

    A Los Angeles man accused of calling in bomb threats to the Wilshire Boulevard Temple has been charged with Making Malicious False Bomb Reports and Vandalism of religious property. The streets around the temple were shut down for several hours after reports were telephoned in that there were bombs in a police car parked next to the temple. No bombs were found, but anti-Semitic graffiti was ...
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  • Criminal Minds Star Arrested on Suspicion of DUI

    || 11-Jan-2013

    Thomas Gibson, star of Criminal Minds, was arrested after he drove through a barricade set up to keep cars off the course of a nighttime half-marathon taking place in downtown Los Angeles. He was booked and released on $15,000 bail. Gibson, also known for his starring role in Dharma & Greg, was initially stopped for trying to drive through the closed area, when police allegedly smelled alcohol ...
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