The Los Angeles Criminal Law Blog

November 2009 Archives

14 Arrests At UCLA After Violent Protest

Fourteen people were arrested at the UCLA campus on Wednesday, during a protest regarding student fee increases.

The protest demonstration broke out inside a meeting hall at UCLA's Covel Commons, when the University of California Board of Regents held a meeting about increasing student fees for the upcoming academic quarter, and then raising fees again for the 2010-2011 academic year.

L.A's Oldest Vandal

Los Angeles police captured their oldest vandalism perpetrator ever last week. At the age of 73, John Scott was arrested for posting a series of stickers that read “Who is John Scott?” on buses, street signs, and light poles.

Before Scott’s arrest, the oldest known vandal among the Los Angeles police was 36 years old, according to the Los Angeles Times. Now, Scott is known around L.A as the oldest alleged street vandal. Police estimate that Scott’s damages to public property will cost the city several thousand dollars.

Death By LAPD

Los Angeles Police Department officers shot and killed a man in Mid-Wilshire last week, creating a controversy for Los Angeles prosecutors and criminal defense attorneys to unravel.

Daniel Carlon, a 23-year-old Latino, took a bullet from the police officers at the home of his former girlfriend on Cochran Avenue. The shooting took place after a 30-year-old Flor Medrano filed a domestic abuse report against Carlon.

Four men in Pomona were arrested on Saturday morning when the city’s police officers found stolen property in a garage they were sleeping in. Some of the stolen items were found allegedly in the pockets of each of the suspects.

Officers came to the garage after interviews with neighbors and police. This was after a report was filed by a nearby resident that electronics had been taken from homes. The house next to the garage is suspected to be the home of at least one of the accused perpetrators.

Police identified the four accused men as Jose Vian, Paul Drake, Rudi Almaguer, and Salvador Escobedo Jr. The men’s ages range from age 18 to 23. They’re all being held in jail on $50,000 bail.

Los Angeles Criminal Lawyers Look at Timberlake Restraining Order

You don't want to mess with the pop star "who's bringing sexy back."

Justin Timberlake, 28, filed a restraining order against his alleged stalker Karen McNeil earlier this week after the 48 year old woman trespassed on his property several times and tried breaking into Timberlake's home.

Los Angeles Superior Court Judge David S. Cunningham ordered that McNeil must stay at least 100 yards away from the pop musician for the next three years.