Articles Tagged with Los Angeles

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A Los Angeles police officer has been accused of stealing a truck from an Orange County used car lot and using the vehicle for a year after falsifying the records to reflect that it had been recovered.

45-year-old Matthew Calleros resides in Whittier, California.

Calleros is employed as an officer with the Hollenbeck division of the Los Angeles Police Department.

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After a man reportedly fought with staff over wearing a mask at a restaurant in Los Angeles, he allegedly pulled out a gun and demanded they hand over all of their cooked chickens.

Roscoe’s House of Chicken and Waffles, founded in 1975, “is best known, as the name states, for serving chicken and waffles, both together and separately,” according to their website. The New York Times dubbed their establishment a “Beloved Soul Food Chain.”

On the evening of January 3, the restaurant was visited by a man who reportedly began to give a hard time when they informed him he would not be served if he did not wear a face mask.

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A San Diego man has been accused of attempting to kidnap the young daughter of a blind man after he encountered them on a light rail train.

On August 18, a blind man and his 6-year-old daughter were riding the Blue Line together from Long Beach back to their residence in the Westlake area of Los Angeles.

As the dad and his child were sitting together on the train, a man reportedly began conversing with him and made comments about his child. The father reported that the stranger was acting in a manner that was overly friendly for what he deemed was appropriate for the interaction.

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When a man driving with a juvenile passenger was pulled over in Glendale, the pair was arrested when the officer allegedly found them carrying an illegal weapon and drugs.

22-year-old Angelo Smith and an underage passenger were reportedly traveling in a vehicle through Glendale, California late in the evening on September 5.

An on-duty police sergeant spotted Smith’s car and reportedly noticed that the lighting had a malfunction which rendered it illegal for operating on the road.

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Two men reportedly refusing to wear face coverings while vising a Los Angeles Target store allegedly assaulted one of the security guards as they were being ejected from the premises.

On May 1, at a Target in Van Nuys, two men were reported as walking into the store without anything covering their faces, which is against the current store policy put in place in compliance with the mayor’s Safer at Home order.

According to the Los Angeles’ “Safer at Home Emergency Order,” the places that are currently open can refuse service to those without coverings who enter their establishments since the order specifies that all visitors “must wear face coverings over their noses and mouths.”

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A man in Los Angeles allegedly tried to scam people out of financial investments by asking them to endorse a drug he reportedly claimed he created that was successful for curing COVID-19, and he is facing federal charges for the accusation.

53-year-old Keith Lawrence Middlebrook has a large online presence on social media under the name “The Real Iron Man.”

Middlebrook reportedly had an Instagram account as well as a YouTube channel where he marketed items such as a product claiming to reverse the aging process, in addition to having an acting career with small roles in several well-known television shows and movies.

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The girlfriend of a convicted felon in Jurupa Valley was allegedly kidnapped by her boyfriend and held captive for almost a week.

On the morning of January 25, 46-year-old Robert Stephen Lopez Jr. reportedly showed up at his girlfriend’s home in Jurupa Valley, allegedly without an invitation.

When Lopez arrived at the dwelling he allegedly strong-armed his way inside and grabbed the woman. The suspect, who was reported as being significantly larger in stature than his girlfriend, allegedly violently forced her to accompany him out of her home although she was reportedly unwilling and resistant.

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A woman who was suspected of two separate incidents involving the abductions of toddlers in Los Angeles last week has been arrested as the perpetrator of one of the alleged kidnappings.

On Tuesday, the surveillance camera at a downtown Los Angeles McDonald’s recorded a 4-year-old child standing by himself near one of the tables. A woman can be seen approaching the boy before she picked him up and carried him towards the door of the restaurant. The woman was chased away when an onlooker intervened as the woman was allegedly trying to place the child inside a vehicle.

The following day, a toddler was walking with a relative when a woman reportedly tried to snatch the child. It was reported that she was unsuccessful in the alleged incident when the person with the child became suspicious of her behavior chased her away.

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Two Los Angeles County residents have been charged for their alleged involvement in an immigration scheme allowing them to illegally obtain $1.5 million from Chinese nationals with the false promise of visas.

34-year-old West Covina resident Nianfei Bu, and 37-year-old Hourong Zhang, from Rowland Heights, were taken into custody on Thursday after purportedly pilfering cash from Chinese nationals in 2015 and 2016.

Bu and Zhang allegedly told seven people that if they invested money in one of several five restaurants of which Bu is the proprietor they would be given visas. The money was allegedly taken from the unknowing investors by Bu and Zhang, but the visas were never produced.

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Three women who run Los Angeles County stores are the main focus of an investigation that led to charges against 17 people who allegedly took part in the misuse of food stamp benefits.

Maria Teresa Ramirez, 37, her 54-year-old mother Maria Magdalena Salgado, and 37-year-old Yessica Raquel Garay each reportedly run different locations of three convenience stores owned by the mother and daughter.

Over a 6-year period beginning in 2011, the three women allegedly afforded some of their customers with cards containing SNAP funds the ability get cash instead of food if they agreed to give some of the money obtained to the store as a fee for the service.

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