Articles Tagged with Long Beach

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When looking into a claim about a reported threat of violence, the authorities came upon a rather large cache of weapons along with controversial memorabilia inside of a man’s residence.

Huntington Beach resident Mitchell Todd has a home-based business raising doves and releasing them at events.

Todd worked for a man who wanted doves released at his son’s funeral, and it reportedly led to a disagreement between himself and the client regarding payment for his work.

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Last weekend, detectives discovered an ice cream truck that they allege was being used to sell illegal drugs throughout the Long Beach area. Two suspects have been apprehended.

41-year-old Monti Ware and 57-year-old George Williams live in Long Beach, and while looking into narcotics activities in the area the authorities came across the men working together inside of an ice cream truck. The vehicle was adorned with signs displaying popular goodies often offered on an ice cream truck, but detectives reportedly found that the pair were using the truck as a front for an illegal drug operation.

When the inside of the ice cream truck was inspected it was reported that it contained up to $4000 worth of drugs in the form of marijuana and methamphetamine, along with a handgun and assorted items that the police believe were intended for packaging drugs that were sold.

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A clerk employed at the Long Beach VA was allegedly found in possession of the identities and information belonging to over 1,000 patients of the facility leading to the arrest of the suspect.

On Thursday, on the property of the Tibor Rubin VA Medical Center, an employee of the facility was reportedly noticed operating a non-commercial vehicle with commercial license plates on the campus. On-site officers became suspicious when they recognized that the automobile had the wrong type of plate attached, and they ran a check leading them to perform a traffic stop when their search confirmed that the license plate was allegedly not registered to the vehicle to which it was affixed.

When an officer was speaking with the employee, a pill bottle without a label was allegedly seen which caused the officer to further inspect the inside of the vehicle. The personal information, including Social Security numbers, names, and dates of birth of 1,028 patients of the Long Beach Veterans Affairs Health Care System were allegedly found inside the employee’s vehicle. The officer also reported that over $1000 of federal property was also discovered during the search.

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52-year-old Mary Jahn, an English teacher at Lakewood High School since 2006, has been accused of engaging in a sexual relationship for three years with a former female student which began when the girl was 15 years old in 2008. According to the authorities, after the girl turned 18 in 2011 she and Jahn’s physical intimacy ended, but they stayed in touch on and off until early spring of this year when the student reported the alleged sexual abuse to the police.

Following the student’s report an investigation began, and Jahn was put on leave from her teaching position. She was arrested on September 13. The Long Beach Unified School District has offered their support to the authorities, and after Jahn’s arrest they released a public statement assuring that the “safety and well-being of our students is always our primary concern.”

Following a short court proceeding Jahn now faces criminal charges for 9 felonies comprised of four counts of sexual penetration by a foreign object, three counts of lewd acts upon a child, and two counts of oral copulation of a person under 18. If convicted on all charges Jahn could face eight years and four months in state prison, and she would have a mandatory legal obligation to register as a sex offender for the remainder of her life.