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Category: Violent Crimes

In 2003, a fire was set that ended up destroying 1,000 homes and killed five individuals as well. Today, the man accused of starting this fire could face the death penalty. Thirty year old arsonist Rickie Lee Fowler was described by the prosecuting attorney as an “evil sadistic felon who raped, robbed and tortured people […]

7 Feb, 2011
OKABE & HAUSHALTER

A series of raids conducted across Los Angeles County led to 11 arrests. On January 26th, 2011 local law enforcement officers, sheriff’s detectives, Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) agents and special weapons teams carried out a gang sweep targeting members of the Gardena 13 gang. The sweep resulted in 11 arrests, including the arrest of Luis Erasmo Garcia, […]

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 hearing was the victim, Roberta Santo-Busby, who tearfully asked the judge to issue […]

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 Rosecrans Avenue to deal with an alleged carjacking. When deputies arrived at the scene […]

17 Feb, 2010
OKABE & HAUSHALTER

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 Barron. Barron, who worked as a gang intervention worker with the Amer-I-can program, […]

12 Feb, 2010
OKABE & HAUSHALTER

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 of the charges. She was also charged with attempted murder but was acquitted. According to […]