A Mexican national convicted of rape and a citizen of El Salvador convicted of Voluntary Manslaughter are among the 162 aliens taken into custody earlier this week during a three-day enforcement operation conducted by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) targeting at-large criminal aliens, illegal re-entrants and immigration fugitives, and aliens released back in to the community after detainers filed by ICE with local law enforcement officials were ignored. Continue reading
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LOS ANGELES – A gang member who helped manage a coalition of three rival street gangs in Northeast Los Angeles that were brought together by orders issued by a member of the Mexican Mafia was sentenced today to 25 years in federal prison.
Manuel Vallejo, also known as “Boxer,” 36, of Los Angeles, was a leader and “shot caller” of the Toonerville gang. He was sentenced this morning by United States District Judge Philip S. Gutierrez for conspiring to violate the federal Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) Act, committing a Violent Crime in Aid of Racketeering (VICAR), conspiring to traffic methamphetamine, and carrying a firearm during and in relation to the commission of a VICAR. During the sentencing this morning, Vallejo told the court, “Even if I stole God’s calculator, I couldn’t add up all the mistakes I’ve made.” Continue reading
The SAPD tried to stop the driver of a possibly stolen Audi sedan with paper dealer plates this morning at about 10 a.m. The driver took off and led the police on a wild pursuit that finally ended in Bellflower at about 11:25 a.m.
The founder of a Los Angeles drug and alcohol treatment facility was convicted today of sexually assaulting seven women, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced.
A jury deliberated for about a day before finding 56-year-old Christopher Bathum guilty of 31 counts, including forcible rape, sexual penetration by foreign object, forcible oral copulation and sexual exploitation. Continue reading
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THIS MESSAGE IS IN EFFECT FOR THE FOLLOWING COUNTIES:
LOS ANGELES, VENTURA, SAN DIEGO, ORANGE, RIVERSIDE, SAN BERNARDINO AND IMPERIAL.
ON APRIL 4, 2016, AT 1315 HOURS, AYDEN AVALOS WAS ABDUCTED BY HIS FATHER FROM LOS ANGELES, CA.
AYDEN AVALOS IS AN 18 MO OLD HISPANIC MALE WITH BLACK HAIR AND BROWN EYES, WEARING UNKNOWN CLOTHING. Continue reading
ON 03/09/2015, AT APPROXIMATELY 0130 HOURS, JAYDEN NATHANIEL SANTIAGO WAS TAKEN FROM A LOCATION IN SAN PEDRO, CALIFORNIA, AFTER HIS FATHER VIOLENTLY ATTACKED THE CHILD’S MOTHER AND HER BOYFRIEND AT HER RESIDENCE.
THE VICTIM, JAYDEN SANTIAGO, IS A 1 YEAR OLD HISPANIC MALE, STANDING 24” TALL, WEIGHING 26 POUNDS, WITH BLACK HAIR, AND BROWN EYES. HE WAS LAST SEEING WEARING A LIGHT BROWN AND GREEN SWEATER, GREEN AND BROWN STRIPED ONESIE, AND BLACK AND WHITE NIKE SHOES. Continue reading