Saturday, March 30, 2013

O.C. boxing coach gets 2 years for sexually assaulting teens -

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A 45-year-old Orange County boxing coach was convicted Friday and sentenced to two years in state prison for sexually assaulting two 14-year-old boys that he met at a Santa Ana boxing club, prosecutors said.
Anthony Serrano of Santa Ana pleaded guilty to four felony counts of lewd acts on a child, according to a statement from the Orange County district attorney's office. In addition to his prison sentence, Serrano will have to register as a lifetime sex offender.
Prosecutors said that Serrano sexually assaulted two boys while working as a coach at the Santa Ana Boxing Club.
The first boy, according to prosecutors, was assaulted several times between May and October of 2006 in Serrano's home.
The assault was reported in 2008, but the case was not filed then because of "insufficient corroboration," prosecutors said.
The second victim reported allegations of sexual abuse to Santa Ana police in the summer of 2012. In that case, prosecutors said the boy was assaulted on more than one occasion at Serrano's home between May 2011 and April 2012.
In the sentencing hearing on Friday, the second victim, according to the district attorney's office statement, told the court of the repercussions of the abuse, including needing therapy to overcome the trauma


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Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Former GJ bond bailsman say government pushed him out - better not be a growing trend!

District Attorney Pete Hautzinger says there's still a place for them in Mesa County, but one former bondsman says government pushed him out. Mr. C's Bail Bonds is closed for business these days.
"This is not Colorado, this is not America anymore," former owner Bob Cunningham said.
Its former owners are tying up loose ends and planning to get out of Colorado. Cunningham says this could be the end of his career as a bail bondsman. "Several have left already,” Cunningham said.  “I don't know how many are hanging on now." The reason, he says, is because of politics. "Its private sector versus big government," Cunningham said. Cunningham says Mesa County has replaced bail bondsmen with Pretrial Services, a program he argues doesn't guarantee the defendants will appear for their court dates.
"Who can keep the community safer, who could keep the cost downand who could do that best?” Cunningham asked.  “The bail bondsmen, that's who." District Attorney Pete Hautzinger says the bail bonds industry has always resented the idea of government providing any kind of supervision.
Hautzinger says, "I don't care who's making a profit or who's making a living or not. I care about what protects our community." He says Pretrial Services gets that job done.
"If they're not going to be in jail I want them to have an EHM bracelet on, be doing random urinalysis, peeing in a jar, and blowing into machines. All of which are things that bail bondsmen can't offer their clients,” Hautzinger said.  “I feel a lot safer with Pretrial doing to the looking after."
Still, the D.A.  hopes to keep the bondsmen industry alive in Mesa County, saying he'd like it to work side by side with Pretrial services. "I would rather have somebody both post a bond with a bail bondsman and do Pretrial Services," Hautzinger said. Cunningham and his wife may be moving to South Dakota, likely ending their careers.
"We’re a dying breed," Cunningham said.
Meanwhile, only time will tell how bondsmen and Pretrial Services can coexist in Mesa County.


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Monday, March 25, 2013

Pasadena theft victim could face 18 months for 911 call - he should get more!

His lawyer says misdemeanor charges over his statement that the robber had a gun were meant to deflect blame from the police who killed the suspect.

A message board at Kendrec McDade's funeral

The 911 caller who falsely claimed that he was robbed at gunpoint the night Pasadena police shot and killed unarmed 19-year-old robbery suspect Kendrec McDade is due in court Tuesday to face misdemeanor charges that he lied to emergency dispatchers.
Oscar Carrillo, 27, is charged with one count of making a false report of a criminal offense and a second count of reporting an emergency knowing the report was false, a Pasadena city spokesman said.
If convicted on both counts, Carrillo faces a maximum sentence of 18 months in jail, his defense attorney, Andres Bustamante, told the Pasadena Sun.
Carrillo, who has already pleaded not guilty to the charges, is scheduled to return to court Tuesday for a pretrial hearing.
The city prosecutor's office filed the charges after the Los Angeles County district attorney's office declined a request by Pasadena police to charge him with manslaughter.
Bustamante accused the city of prosecuting Carrillo as a way to redirect responsibility for McDade's death.
"I think they're deflecting," Bustamante said. "It seems to me the city feels obligated that [Carrillo] must take some kind of responsibility. Their position has always been that he set in motion certain events that led to the tragic shooting of this African American teenager."
An internal review of the shooting incident, announced Wednesday, determined that the two Pasadena police officers who shot McDade during the robbery investigation one year ago acted "within departmental policy."
And in December, an investigation by the Los Angeles County district attorney's Justice System Integrity Division concluded that the officers had "a reasonable fear of imminent death or serious bodily injury" and "acted in lawful self-defense and defense of others" in shooting McDade.
Investigations by the Los Angeles County Office of Independent Review and the FBI remain ongoing, according to police.


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Friday, March 22, 2013

Bobby Brown wearing ankle monitor for DUI sentence - Bobby B should've checked The BailNow FB Page for DUI Checkpoints!

Bobby Brown, photographed in 2007. Credit: Lawrence K. Ho / Los Angeles Times
Singer Bobby Brown is now being monitored by an electronic ankle bracelet as he serves his 55-day sentence in connection with a DUI conviction, sheriff's officials said.
Brown reported to court on Wednesday to begin serving his jail sentence and four years of informal probation.
Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department spokesman Steve Whitmore said Brown was likely to serve no more than nine days in County Jail because of overcrowding, as well as time off for good behavior and credit for "good time work time." But Whitmore also noted the sentence could be influenced by his county probation officials.
Brown ended up serving just eight hours in jail before being released.
Brown, a onetime member of the singing group New Edition who also had a solo career, pleaded no contest in February to a DUI charge, one of two such charges last year for the singer.
Whitmore said it was the Probation Department's decision to place Brown on an electronic ankle bracelet. The exact requirements were not available, Whitmore said, but inmates typically cannot travel outside their homes for the time they are under electronic monitoring.
In addition to the jail time for pleas related to drunk driving, driving on a suspended license and a probation violation for a prior DUI incident, Brown also must complete an 18-month alcohol-treatment program and attend three Alcoholics Anonymous meetings a week.
Brown, ex-husband of the late Whitney Houston, had been sentenced to a day in jail and three years' probation for the March 26, 2012, arrest, which took place in the San Fernando Valley after California Highway Patrol officers allegedly spotted him talking on his cellphone while driving.
The second arrest, also in the Valley, took place Oct. 24.


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Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Rapper 'Too Short' arrested for alleged DUI, drugs in Hollywood -

Rapper 'Too Short' arrested for alleged DUI, drugs in Hollywood

Too Short rapper
Rapper "Too Short" was arrested early Wednesday in Hollywood on suspicion of drunken driving and drug possession, Los Angeles police said.
The 46-year-old, born Todd Anthony Shaw, was taken into custody shortly after 3 a.m. near Hollywood Boulevard and Las Palmas Avenue, said Los Angeles police Officer Cleon Joseph. Details about the arrest were sparse, but Joseph said the rapper briefly tried to run from police before he was apprehended.
Born in Los Angeles and raised in Oakland, Too Short is considered one of the pioneers of West Coast hip hop, with hits including "The Ghetto," "Burn Rubber" and "Blow the Whistle."
In 2009, he was arrested twice on suspicion of DUI and other charges in Las Vegas. A year later, he was arrested on misdemeanor battery charges after a performance at an Idaho nightclub.
Last month, rumors circulated that Too Short was involved in a shooting and car crash on the Las Vegas Strip that left Oakland rapper Kenny Clutch and two others dead. But a message on Too Short'sFacebook page said he "no knowledge or connection to this incident."


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Monday, March 18, 2013

'Plain Jane Bandit' sentenced to 1 year in federal prison - WHO KNEW!

A Compton woman dubbed the "Plain Jane'' bandit was sentenced Monday to one year in federal prison for robbing banks in Whittier and Cerritos.
Sylvia Helen Garcia, 38, pleaded guilty in November to the two heists, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office. She was originally charged with committing six bank robberies throughout the Southland over four days last July.
Garcia was arrested after the FBI received tips from people who had seen surveillance photos in media reports, FBI spokeswoman Laura Eimiller said.
At the time, Garcia was driving a silver vehicle that matched the description provided by witnesses to some of the bank heists, Eimiller said.
Additional evidence tying Garcia to the robberies was also recovered during the arrest, she said. During the robberies, Garcia used notes and verbal commands to demand cash from tellers, in some cases specifying amounts of several hundred dollars, prosecutors said.
During an interview with a witness to one of the earlier robberies, the thief's appearance was described as that of a "plain jane,'' thus giving the bank robber the nickname, Eimiller said.

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Friday, March 15, 2013

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Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Pot brownie sickens O.C. elementary school students - BailNow Orange County hopes we never have to bail out Elementary Schoolers!

Pot brownie sickens O.C. elementary school students

Pupils who shared a pot brownie Tuesday at an Orange County elementary school wound up requiring medical attention, authorities said.
A sixth-grade boy brought the laced pastry to Pomona Elementary School in Costa Mesa and then shared it with six classmates in the school library and on the playground, Costa Mesa Fire Department Battalion Chief Fred Seguin said.
Some of the students reported feeling nauseous and difficulty breathing and all seven were taken to Hoag Hospital in Newport Beach for treatment, Seguin and police said.
The six boys and one girl were then released to their parents.
“Luckily, all seven of the students who were taken to the hospital are going to be OK,” Pomona Principal Megan Brown said in an email to parents.
Only the boy who brought the brownie to school knew it was laced, according to Seguin.
Costa Mesa police detectives were investigating.
In her email, Brown notified parents that counselors would be on campus Wednesday and Thursday. Brown also noted that a meeting with parents on drug use will be scheduled in the upcoming weeks.
She urged parents to keep confidential the names of the children involved.

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Monday, March 11, 2013

OUCH!!! - Two men lose legs in downtown strip club fight - $500,000 Bail! NO PROBLEM for BailNow!

Police on Monday continued to investigate a fight at a downtown Los Angeles strip club that ended with two men losing legs when they were rammed by a car.
The incident happened around 3:30 a.m. Sunday at Sam’s Hofbrau in the 900 block of Olympic Boulevard, near Alameda Street. According to investigators, a fight broke out inside the club between 40-year-old Terrence Conrad Meeks, of Paramount, and two Latino men.
The altercation, which apparently included racial slurs, escalated and then spilled outside. Police say Meeks got behind the wheel of his white BMW and slammed into the two other men as they were standing in front of their Mini Cooper.
The victims were pinned between the two cars, according to authorities. Witnesses told police Meeks appeared to be intoxicated at the time. The victims — ages 24 and 57 — were rushed to the hospital, where they were listed in critical but stable condition.
Doctors said one man would have both legs amputated above the knee, and the other would have his right leg amputated above the knee. Their names have not been released, and their relationship to one another was not immediately known.
Meeks was being held on $500,000 bail and faces charges of attempted manslaughter and DUI.

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Sunday, March 10, 2013

After months in jail, Assessor John Noguez makes bail - BailNow could've helped!

Noguez was arrested in October on two dozen corruption charges but was unable to pay the $1.16-million bail until supporters put up the money.


Los Angeles County Assessor John Noguez, who has been in jail since his October arrest on two dozen corruption charges, finally made bail on Friday.
Noguez is accused of taking $185,000 in bribes from Ramin Salari, a prominent property tax consultant and generous Noguez campaign fundraiser. In return for the cash, Noguez is alleged to have lowered property tax bills for some of Salari's wealthy clients.
Both Noguez and Salari pleaded not guilty following their Oct. 17 arrest, and have vigorously denied any wrongdoing.
Salari was able to post his $1.16-million bail within hours of his arrest. But Noguez, who faced the same bail amount, has languished in jail. A key obstacle has been proving that the money he uses for his defense is not derived from the alleged criminal enterprise.
Noguez cleared that hurdle Friday morning after a wealthy benefactor put up property as collateral, according to Deputy Dist. Atty. Max Huntsman.
Huntsman declined to identify the donor, but said the person had received "no obvious tax breaks" from Noguez.
Noguez's attorney, Michael Proctor, said a group of Noguez supporters put up the money, but acknowledged there was one person who put up more than the rest. Proctor, too, declined to identify that donor.
Morris Demayo, Noguez's bail bondsman, said the assessor's friends put up $92,600 in cash and secured the rest of the amount with collateral, primarily real estate. Demayo said he was stunned by how thorough the district attorney's vetting process had been for potential donors.
"A lot of people were turned away, that's why this took so long," Demayo said. By comparison, he said former Bell City Administrator Robert Rizzo was able to raise $2 million in "a week and a half."
Noguez has been fighting for his release for nearly five months. "This is America. People are innocent until they are proven guilty," Proctor said Friday. "John ought to be out, and we're happy about that."
Proctor declined to describe what Noguez is looking forward to most after his months of isolation at Men's Central Jail, saying only that his client is eager to start working on his defense, which is difficult to do from a jail cell.
Though Noguez continued receiving his $197,000 county salary while in jail, he was not allowed to use that money for bail. "We're alleging that he received bribes, so his salary was linked to his criminal conduct," Huntsman said.
Despite his arrest and incarceration, Noguez is still officially the Los Angeles County assessor and could walk into work Monday morning and take over. Rumors have been flying around the assessor's office for weeks that he would do just that if he made bail.
But acting Assessor Santos Kreimann sent a memo to employees on Friday attempting to tamp down that speculation. "Although as an elected official Mr. Noguez has the right to immediately return to his post, I fully expect that he will remain on a voluntary leave of absence to focus on his legal issues and minimize the impact of the trial on our day-to-day operations," Kreimann wrote.
Proctor said Noguez has no intention of returning to the office.

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Wednesday, March 6, 2013

You never know what's in your neighbors backyard in San Diego! -

A cockfighting operation has been broken up in the rural community of Rainbow in northeast San Diego County, the Sheriff's Department said Tuesday.
Photo: Cockfighting operation, including cages for the birds, in rural Rainbow. Credit: San Diego County Sheriff's Department

Forty-six fighting cocks were seized, along with razor-sharp fighting implements which the birds use to kick and slash at each other, often to the death. The birds were euthanized.
The tenant of the property, Rolando Carbajal, 47, was arrested on a misdemeanor charge of possession of fighting cocks, authorities said.
The operation was discovered when detectives from the Fallbrook substation went to an adjacent property on a probation search. At that location, Blanca Campos, 39, was arrested on a misdemeanor warrant and a charge of possession of drug paraphernalia, authorities said.

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Monday, March 4, 2013

Robbery suspect who escaped Orange County jail caught -

Not sure if this guy will be let out on bail in Orange County after escaping! -
A robbery suspect who escaped from Orange County's largest jail has been captured.

The 26-year-old inmate, Saith Na, was found at 5:30 Saturday morning at an Oceanside motel and was taken into custody without incident,  a statement by the Orange County Sheriff's Department said.

Na failed to turn up during the Friday 10 a.m. body count at the Theo Lacy Facility in Orange, said Lt. Jim England. Authorities immediately placed the jail on lockdown, ran a search of the perimeter and searched the entire premises looking for signs of escape.
Na  was  booked into the county's jail system Aug. 26 by the Santa Ana Police Department on suspicion of robbery, narcotics, weapons possession and criminal street terrorism.
The Sheriff's Department said it is investigating how Na escaped.

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Friday, March 1, 2013

Man fatally shot on Pasadena street -

Pasadena police are investigating the fatal shooting of a man in the latest in a series of gun-related homicides in the city.
After responding to calls of shots fired in the 600 block of North Mar Vista Avenue about 8:42 p.m., officers found the man, described as being black and in his 30s, dead from an unspecified number of gunshot wounds, the Pasadena Sun reported. The name of the victim was not immediately released.
It was the latest deadly incident of gun violence in the city after the Jan. 15 shooting death of Zane Goldstein, who was in a vehicle at the intersection of Chester Avenue and Maple Street.
Authorities have so far arrested and charged two men -- Peter Parra, 35, of Pasadena, and Kevin Cabrera, 25, of North Hollywood -- with murder in that case.
Two men have also been charged in connection with their alleged roles in the Christmas Day shooting death of Pasadena resident Victor McClinton, 49, who was killed near the corner of Newport Avenue and Wyoming Street.
There have also been several reports this year of shots fired at buildings, resulting in no injuries.
Anyone with information on the latest incident is asked to call the Pasadena Police Department at (626) 744-4241. To remain anonymous through Crime Stoppers, call (800) 222-TIPS (8477).

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