Blog Posts in March, 2010

  • 31-Mar-2010

    Bathroom Peeper Arrested in South Bay

    Police in Torrance arrested a peeping tom last week with the help of a boys baseball team. According to police, Manuel DeJesus Garcia, 33, had been following women into the bathroom at a McDonald's Restaurant on Pacific Coast Highway. Inside the ...
  • 29-Mar-2010

    L.A. Gets Closer to Shutting Down Med. Marijuana Dispensaries

    The city of Los Angeles is one step closer to enforcing an ordinance that would shut down hundreds of medical marijuana dispensaries throughout the city. There are currently about 1,000 dispensaries throughout Los Angeles, but if and when the ...
  • 26-Mar-2010

    Proposed "Chelsea's Law" Will Target Sex Offenders

    Following the alleged rape and murder of 17-year-old Chelsea King, one California lawmaker is proposing legislation to stiffen the state's existing sex offender laws. The legislation will be named after King, who disappeared February 25 while ...
  • 23-Mar-2010

    Several Arrested in Insurance Fraud Case

    One attorney and several chiropractors and paralegals were arrested this month for their involvement in a large-scale auto insurance fraud scheme. According to ABC News, the group is suspected of defrauding 19 insurance companies by filing false ...
  • 19-Mar-2010

    South Bay Couple Arrested for Stealing Bikes, Strollers & Scooters

    Manhattan Beach Police detectives have arrested a Westchester couple on suspicion of stealing high-end bicycles, strollers, and motorized scooters and possibly selling the parts for drug money. Arrested were 33-year-old Anthony Taraszka and ...
  • 15-Mar-2010

    Father & Son Arrested for Vehicle Theft Scam

    A father and son remain in police custody after they were arrested for stealing credit cards and money from the elderly. Witnesses say the father-son team would watch from the parking lot as their victims went inside the Ralphs supermarket on north ...
  • 12-Mar-2010

    Woman Convicted of Lighting Dancer on Fire Gets Life in Prison

    Back in February we reported that a woman was convicted of setting a bikini dancer on fire during a feud. Last week that woman, 28-year-old Rianne Theriault-Odom, was sentenced to life in prison in Van Nuys Superior Court. In attendance at the ...
  • 11-Mar-2010

    OC Man Charged with Luring Minor for Sex

    An Anaheim man is in police custody after luring a minor into a hotel and raping her. The suspect, 33-year-old Matthew Martinez Casteneda, allegedly used the social networking site MySpace to convince the 12-year-old girl to meet him at the South ...
  • 9-Mar-2010

    Former Gymnastics Coach Convicted of Having Sex with Teen Girl

    A former gymnastics coach has been convicted of having an unlawful sexual relationship with a 16 year old girl. According to Orange County prosecutors, 37-year-old Jason Wayne Scofield met the girl while working as a coach at Wildfire Gymnastics in ...
  • 5-Mar-2010

    Convicted Murders Will Likely Get Life in Prison for Their Crime

    A Los Angeles County jury has recommended life in prison without parole for two men convicted of murdering a man and his stepdaughter on New Year's Eve in 2006. A judge has scheduled a sentencing hearing for Matthew Ian Koontz, 36, and Jonathan ...
  • 4-Mar-2010

    Medical Marijuana Club Owner Arrested for Illegal Sales & Money Laundering

    Los Angeles District Attorney Steve Cooley's efforts to crackdown on medical marijuana have landed one dispensary owner in the hot seat. The owner of Organica, a medical marijuana dispensary in Marina Del Rey, is facing criminal charges for the ...
  • 2-Mar-2010

    Man Stands Trial in L.A. for Sex Crimes in Cambodia

    A man will stand trial in Los Angeles after admitting to the FBI that he paid to have sex with a 14-year-old girl and several other children in Cambodia. Michael Dodd, 59, is accused of traveling overseas to have sex with a minor. Dodd was in ...

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