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Two Mexican Nationals Arrested With Stolen Target Information

Two Mexican nationals were arrested yesterday at the United States/Mexico border in Texas after they were found carrying 90 fraudulent credit or debit cards which are suspected to be part of the huge theft of information from United States Target stores. Police officers conducted a search of the two individuals and later found 22 more cards. I am not a math major, but that seems to leave about 109 million or so cards still out there. Federal authorities including the United States Secret Service, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement and banking investigators indicated to the press that “it is too early to …

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Arrested for DUI Near LAX

The fact that David Cassidy was arrested for (his third) DUI does not really interest me. What does interest me and should interest many of my clients and potential clients’ are the circumstances around his arrest. The California Highway Patrol indicate Mr. Cassidy was pulled over near the Los Angeles International Airport about 9:40 p.m. Officers indicated Cassidy made a right turn against a sign posted “No right on red”. This is where it gets interesting to me. I often tell my clients the same thing: Don’t give the cops a reason to pull you over. By this I mean try to …

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Two Ventura County People Arrested for Bath Salts

Two people were arrested last week in Simi Valley, California after investigators found Methylone with an estimated street value of over $400,000 at the homes of Aaron Lieberman age 23 and his girlfriend Samantha Brand, 22, both residents of Ventura County. Ventura County Sheriff’s officials suspect that the two suspects were the source of most of the ecstasy and bath salts being supplied to the East side of Ventura County including Simi Valley and The West side of Los Angeles County including the San Fernando Valley. Typically known as bath salts, the drug has become increasingly popular in recent months as it has been …

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Body Found Buried in Compton Yard, Boyfriend Arrested for Murder

A dead body was unearthed today in the backyard of a Compton, California home. Los Angeles County Sheriff’s officers said the body was that of the alleged girlfriend of 22 year old Devon Anderson who supposedly walked into the local Sheriff’s Station and told deputies he killed his girlfriend during a domestic dispute the buried her in his yard. The Los Angeles County Coroner is investigating the cause of death and meanwhile young Mr. Anderson is being held in lieu of $1 million bail on charges of murder. He will likely see a judge on tomorrow or Friday. The police did not identify the name …

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Room For Rent After Fatal Mission Viejo DUI Crash

A man was killed in his rented room early this morning as a suspected drunk driver appears to have lost control of his car and plowed into the home of two men on an otherwise quiet residential street in Mission Viejo, California. The other home resident was not injured and authorities indicated the victim was dead upon the arrival of paramedics after he was crushed by the car entering his bedroom. Photographs and video of the incident shows the car almost completely inside the single family home. Area residents told reporters that people often drive this stretch of road a high rates …

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CHP Busts Long Beach Area Motorcycle Theft Ring

A two year undercover investigation by the California Highway Patrol led to the arrest of 51 people allegedly involved in a ring of motorcycles thefts, trafficking in stolen parts and other crimes. Operation Wheel Spin began as a social media project where it is common for motorcycle parts to be offered for sale. CHP officers on the case say that the plastic parts of motorcycles do not carry serial numbers as other metal parts do. These plastic parts can be sold without being traced back to their original owners. The recent bust by the California State police agency recovered 110 …

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Botched Hi-Jack Attempt Yields 12 Tons of Pot

Tustin police officers recently stumbled upon 24,000 pounds (that’s right) of marijuana after the driver of a big rig truck called 911 telling the operator that he thought he was being hi-jacked. The truck driver said that two men in a van tried to pull him over and flashed some sort of badge. The driver said the men looked a little shady so instead of pulling over he pulled into the parking lot of a business and called the police. Tustin police officers arrived to find the attempted robbers gone upon their arrival. Further investigation revealed about 12 tons of marijuana secreted …

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Veteran DC Police Officer Arrested for Child Pornography

A 7 year veteran Washington DC police officer was arrested yesterday after a report was filed that he took naked pictures of a 15 year old girl. Earlier in the month he girl had been reported as a runaway by her mother. The police officer who took the report was the same man who was arrested, Marc Washington. Washington’s arrest was made after DC police indicated they found other photographs of allegedly under age females on his telephone. Police also interviewed the 15 year olds mother. Mom said officer Washington also took her call when she phoned the station to tell …

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How Do I Find a Good Criminal Defense or DUI Lawyer In Los Angeles?

Many of my new clients find me through internet searches. Someone gets arrested – either a friend or a relative or the client him or herself and then the inevitable happens – we look for answers on the internet. Google is often the answer to all of our problems. “What do I do when I am arrested for DUI”, “How do I find a good criminal defense lawyer in LA or Van Nuys or wherever the case is”. One of my favorite searches is: “How much does it cost to hire a good criminal defense lawyer in Los Angeles?” Answer to …

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Sea Shepherd Captain Paul Watson Comes to Ground Without Arrest

Paul “The Captain” Watson was not arrested this week as he came on land in Los Angeles, California after 15 months at sea. Watson, who appears to be the head of an ocean going environmental group known as Sea Shepherd, gained worldwide notoriety after his group was filed and the film became a successful series on the Animal Planet called Whale Wars. Normally, this is not the type of story I would write about, but one of The Captain’s former staff and crew members is currently working as my private investigator. When I asked my PI about the article, he indicated that …

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