Crime

Police seek help in Feyette Street murder

11/20/2014

Detectives with the Los Angeles Police Department’s Northeast Division Homicide Unit are asking for the public’s help in obtaining information that will lead to the arrest of a suspect or suspects who murdered a victim on Nov. 11 in the 6000 block of Feyette Street. The victim, identified as Conrad Gomez, was located at approximately [...] [...more]

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Armenian Power gang leader convicted for racketeering

11/13/2014

A leader of the Armenian Power gang, who was convicted at trial of 57 counts for his role in a racketeering conspiracy that included extortion, bank fraud and a sophisticated credit and debit card skimming scheme, was on Nov. 10 to 32 years in prison. Mher Darbinyan, 39, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge R. [...] [...more]

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Couple charged for endangering animals

11/13/2014

Los Angeles City Attorney Mike Feuer has announced that his office has filed multiple criminal counts against a woman from Arleta and her boyfriend for allegedly hoarding more than 90 dogs — some with life threatening illnesses — inside her home. The couple was allegedly taking dogs out of other shelters, and soliciting donations for [...] [...more]

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Former LASD deputy sentenced in bribing case

11/13/2014

A former Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputy was sentenced on Nov. 4 to 400 hours of community service for receiving bribes in exchange for invalidating traffic citations, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office has announced. Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Robert Vanderet also sentenced the defendant, Edwin Allan Tamayo, 43, to three years [...] [...more]

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Former day care worker pleads

11/06/2014

An indictment was unsealed on Oct. 30 charging a co-owner of the Los Angeles-based home health agency Fifth Avenue Home Health with a $33 million scheme to defraud Medicare. Angela Avetisyan, 38, of Glendale, was indicted in the Central District of California for one count of conspiracy to commit health care fraud and four counts [...] [...more]

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Police arrests suspects in stabbing

11/06/2014

Detectives from the Los Angeles Police Department’s West Bureau Homicide Unit are investigating a stabbing on Nov. 1 that left one victim dead near Lafayette Park. The incident occurred at approximately 10:15 p.m. near 6th Street and Virgil Avenue. A male victim was found suffering from stab wounds and was transported to a local hospital, [...] [...more]

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Man charged for ambulance theft

10/30/2014

A 21-year-old defendant has been charged with carjacking after he allegedly stole an ambulance and then led police on a pursuit that ended in a collision, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office has announced. The defendant, Mohamed Zahir, has been charged with two counts of carjacking and one count each of attempted carjacking and [...] [...more]

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USC grad convicted for shootings

10/30/2014

A 22-year-old Los Angeles man was convicted on Oct. 27 of the 2012 fatal shootings of two USC graduate students from China during a botched robbery. A jury of seven women and five men deliberated less than one-and-a-half days before finding the defendant, Javier Bolden, guilty of two counts of first-degree murder. The victims, Ming [...] [...more]

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Police warn of blessing scam in Chinese Community

10/30/2014

The Los Angeles Police Department’s Asian Crime Unit cautions the public about a recent rash of “blessing” scams targeting the Chinese community. The first suspect, a Chinese female, who claims to be a psychic and offers to tell the victims their fortune free of charge, contacts victims. After the initial contact, two additional suspects approach [...] [...more]

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Two defendants charged with Medicare fraud

10/16/2014

An indictment was unsealed on Oct. 8 charging two managers and operators of three Los Angeles medical clinics with Medicare fraud, and conspiracy to pay illegal kickbacks for medical procedures that were never provided. Hovik Simitian, 47, of Los Angeles, and Anahit Shatvoryan, 49, of Glendale, were each charged with one count of conspiracy to [...] [...more]

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