Blog Posts in May, 2013

  • Friend Of Mother Whose Kids Drowned Faces Child Endangerment Charge

    || 23-May-2013

    A 44-year old man with criminal convictions for burglary who is living in a home in La Mesa where two children drowned was charged Wednesday with felony counts of child endangerment and drug possession. Larry Dangelo is charged with running a marijuana cultivation operation while two children were living in the home. The home has a backyard swimming pool without a fence around it. Two-year-old ...
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  • 100 Victims Of Secret Upskirt Recordings Sought

    || 23-May-2013

    Authorities are asking for the public's help after a registered sex offender was arrested on suspicion of secretly filming up hundreds of woman's skirt, including one instance in which he allegedly pretended to be a security guard and searched one of his victims. Mylyn Johnson was arrested in March after a Target shopper in Lancaster noticed the man allegedly using his cellphone to take ...
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  • Barbara Walter's Daughter Jacqueline Arrested for DUI

    || 23-May-2013

    Barbara Walter's daughter, Jacqueline Danforth, 44, was arrested for a DUI in Naples, Florida on May 19. According to the police report, Jacqueline was in the driver's seat of a Honda which was stopped on the highway without its lights on. During the encounter, cops say both Jackie and a male passenger, described as her boyfriend, appeared to be extremely intoxicated. When police ...
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  • CA Couple Who Held Girl As Sex Slave Sentenced To Prison

    || 23-May-2013

    An Oceanside couple are headed to prison for keeping an underage relative as a sex slave, housekeeper, baby sitter, and prostitute. Inez Martinez Garcia, 44, was sentenced Monday to 20 years in prison, and her husband, Marcial Garcia Hernandez, 45, to 23 years to life. Each pleaded guilty to multiple counts of abuse. The two were accused of forcing the girl to clean and cook, take care of the ...
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  • 'Girls Gone Wild' Founder Calls Jury who convicted him 'Retarded'

    || 23-May-2013

    "Girls Gone Wild" founder Joe Francis has some choice words for the jury who found him guilty of falsely imprisoning three women in his California home. They're "mentally retarded" "stupid idiots" who are "jealous" of him and should be "put in jail" or even "lined up and shot," or so Francis told The Hollywood Reporter in an ...
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  • West Hollywood doctor surrenders after drug-trafficking charges

    || 16-May-2013

    James William Eisenberg, 72, is accused of writing more than 1,200 prescriptions for addictive painkillers after the Drug Enforcement Administration revoked his authority to prescribe controlled substances. The doctor surrendered to federal authorities Monday after being indicted on charges that he illegally prescribed powerful painkillers to patients, according to the U.S. attorney's office ...
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  • NTSB proposes tougher drunk-driving threshold

    || 16-May-2013

    A decade-old benchmark for determining when a driver is legally drunk could be lowered in an effort to reduce alcohol-related car crashes. The National Transportation Safety Board recommended that all 50 states lower the threshold from 0.08 blood-alcohol content (BAC) to 0.05. "This is critical because impaired driving remains one of the biggest killers in the United States," NTSB ...
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  • Teacher's aide accused of groping disabled teen

    || 16-May-2013

    A teacher's aide in Lawndale is free on bail after being arrested on suspicion of molesting a teenage girl with mental disabilities, police said. Juan Carlos, 60, was arrested on three misdemeanor warrants of molesting or annoying a child in relation to an incident at Leuzinger High School that was caught on tape. According to police, Gutierrez was with a 16-year-old student in a stairwell of ...
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  • State prosecutors in the case against George Zimmerman are pushing to keep Zimmerman's attorneys from bringing testimony about Trayvon Martin's past during the trial. The state said in motions filed on Friday they want to prevent Zimmerman's attorney's from bringing up Martin's personal life, including his school records, previous suspension from school, fights, text messages ...
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  • Man accused of DUI hid beer in baby's diaper bag

    || 16-May-2013

    A 31-year-old man who police say was keeping beer in a diaper bag in his car while allegedly driving under the influence of alcohol, with his two young daughters unrestrained in car seats, has plead not guilty. The man, Juan Peralta, was stopped by Glendale police Friday when he allegedly failed to pull over after hitting a Volkswagen on Brand Boulevard near California Avenue. Peralta initially ...
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  • Former 'Days Of Our Lives' Actor Busted For Allegedly Selling Cocaine

    || 16-May-2013

    Former "Days of Our Lives" actor Dylan Patton was arrested at his parents' Agoura Hills home and booked on suspicion of selling cocaine. About 1.5 ounces of the drug were seized at an undisclosed address, sheriff's Sgt. Mike Thomas said. Patton, 20, was arrested about 8 a.m., and bail was set at $30,000. Cops got wind that the 20-year-old was allegedly selling cocaine out of his ...
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  • 'Bling Ring' cop's job at risk

    || 13-May-2013

    A 10-year police veteran could lose his job after a disciplinary panel rules on his role in the making of "The Bling Ring" movie about youths who burgled the homes of celebrities such as Paris Hilton and Lindsay Lohan. An internal investigation was launched into Officer Brett Goodkin's simultaneous involvement in the real-life case and the film. Goodkin, 40, served as a technical ...
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  • School janitor guilty of hiding video camera in girls' restroom

    || 13-May-2013

    A janitor at a Santa Ana elementary school was convicted Thursday of hiding a video camera in the girls' restroom stall at the school. Angel Rojas, 25, was found guilty by a jury of one misdemeanor count of disorderly conduct for secretly filming and for child annoyance. He faces a maximum sentence of one year and six months in jail, a $6,000 fine and having to register as a lifetime sex ...
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  • 'Girls Gone Wild's' Joe Francis convicted of assault

    || 13-May-2013

    Joe Francis faces up to five years in prison after he was convicted of terrorizing three women in 2011. The "Girls Gone Wild" founder was convicted of three counts of false imprisonment, one count of dissuading a witness from reporting a crime and one count of assault, which caused great bodily injury the Los Angeles City Attorney said. The victims said they were celebrating a college ...
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  • Christian Metal Singer Tim Lambesis Arrested Over Murder Plot

    || 13-May-2013

    Lead singer of Grammy-nominated rock band As I Lay Dying has been arrested in Southern California in a sting operation for allegedly attempting to arrange the murder of his estranged wife. Tim Lamebsis, 32, was arrested on Thursday while shopping in Oceanside, California and has been charged with three counts, including solicitation of another to commit murder, and two counts of conspiracy to ...
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  • Woman in Garden Grove severed husband's penis

    || 2-May-2013

    Catherine Kieu, 50, was found guilty on Monday of torture and aggravated mayham for cutting off her husband's penis. Kieu was also convicted of a sentencing enhancement for the personal use of a knife. She faces a maximum possible sentence of life in prison and is scheduled to be sentenced June 28. Kieu was arrested the night of July 11, 2011, after she prepared an Ambien laced dinner for her ...
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  • Poisoned Orange Juice placed in Starbucks

    || 2-May-2013

    Ramineh Behbehanian, 50, was arrested for sneaking tainted bottles of orange juice into a refrigerator at a Starbucks. A customer noticed seeing the woman remove two bottles of orange juice from her purse and place them in a refrigerated display case at the store. The customer reported what the woman was doing to the employees. After examining the bottles and detecting what they described as a ...
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  • Ex-cop accused of child porn possession, posing as a teen online

    || 2-May-2013

    A retired California Highway Patrol cop, Edward Hofer, age 53 was arrested on Monday for alleged "catfishing" scheme. Hofer allegedly identified himself as a teenage girl and met an 11-year-old boy and a 15-year-old girl on Tagged.com. Prosecutors claim he sent them sexual material and contacted them for the purposes of committing a sex crime. Hofer is charged with two counts each ...
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