Blog Posts in February, 2010

  • 25-Feb-2010

    Wife of Olympic Medalist Charged with Murder

    The wife of an Olympic medalist accused of first-degree murder still remains in custody after a judge lowered her bail to $1 million. Jane Laut is accused of murdering her husband, Dave Laut. Laut won a bronze medal at the 1984 Olympic games. Laut ...
  • 24-Feb-2010

    Riverside Police Chief Suspected of Drinking Before Crash

    Former Riverside Police Chief Russ Leach was allegedly drinking at a strip club before he crashed a city-owned vehicle. According to Jon Diamond, the attorney representing the club, Leach drank about four glasses of Scotch whiskey while at the ...
  • 23-Feb-2010

    Can Sexting Lead to Mandatory Sex Offender Registration?

    Three Washington state teenagers are facing criminal charges for "sexting," the crime of sending, receiving, or disseminating sexually suggestive images via text message or email. If convicted of the charges, the middle school-age teenagers ...
  • 22-Feb-2010

    Carjacking Suspect Arrested after Firing at Police

    A foot chase through Compton has led to the arrest of a man wanted for carjacking, evading police, and assault with a deadly weapon, among other crimes. The incident occurred about two weeks ago after police were called to Central Avenue and ...
  • 18-Feb-2010

    Parolee Goes Back to Jail After Cutting Off Monitoring Device

    A parolee is back in police custody after sawing off his ankle monitoring bracelet, which constitutes a parole violation. Jonathan Schwartz allegedly sawed off the bracelet while riding on a commuter bus. Police were alerted when another passenger ...
  • 17-Feb-2010

    Teen Arrested for Murder Anti-Gang Worker

    A teenager has been arrested on murder charges for allegedly killing a gang intervention worker. According to police, 40-year-old Ronald Barron confronted the teen as he was tagging a wall on Pico Boulevard. The teen then pulled out a gun and shot ...
  • 12-Feb-2010

    L.A. Woman Convicted of Setting Dancer on Fire

    Following accusations that she doused a bikini dancer in gasoline and then lit her on fire, a Los Angeles woman has been convicted of aggravated mayhem and torture. Rianne Theriault-Odom faces life in prison after a Los Angeles jury found her guilty ...
  • 10-Feb-2010

    Mayor Villaraigosa Signs Medical Marijuana Dispensary Ordinance

    Last week Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa signed an ordinance that will result in the closure of hundreds of medical malpractice shops throughout the city. Mayor Villaraigosa signed the ordinance into effect after the city council approved the ...

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