Crime

Suspect pleads not guilty to shotgun murder

By Edwin Folven, 7/29/2015

Homicide stemmed from financial dispute

A 31-year-old suspect pleaded not guilty on Tuesday to killing a woman with a shotgun in Hollywood on July 5 as she walked with her boyfriend near McCadden Place and Sunset Boulevard. Ezeoma Chigozie Obioha, a resident of the Mid-City area, is being held without bail. He has been charged with one count of murder [...] [...more]

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Police arrest robbery, kidnapping suspect

7/30/2015

Investigators with the Los Angeles Police Department’s Olympic Division have arrested a 16-year-old juvenile suspect for a robbery and attempted kidnapping that occurred on July 22. The incident was captured on surveillance camera video. The suspect entered the victim’s apartment complex in the 400 block of Westmoreland Avenue at approximately 12:35 a.m. The suspect climbed [...] [...more]

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Detectives seek additional victims of burglaries

7/30/2015

Detectives from the Los Angeles Police Department’s West Los Angeles Division are seeking the public’s assistance in locating additional victims of a group of burglary suspects who they believe were operating on the city’s Westside. On Thursday, July 2 at approximately 7:30 p.m., patrol officers responded to a call of possible trespassing suspects at a [...] [...more]

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Charges filed against owner of veterinary clinic

7/30/2015

The Los Angeles City Attorney’s Office has filed criminal charges against a defendant for allegedly posing as a doctor and operating an unlicensed after-hours veterinary clinic in Van Nuys.“Animals’ lives are in jeopardy if unlicensed individuals perform surgery, prescribe medication and purport to provide needed care,” Los Angeles City Attorney Mike Feuer said. “My office [...] [...more]

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Legal company fined for misleading consumers

7/30/2015

A State Bar company in Santa Monica called Barwinners that claimed a 94 percent passage rate for law students using their services for the first time and an 86 percent passage rate for repeat takers has been ordered to pay $130,000 for making those claims. The judgment signed on July 23 prohibits Barwinners from falsely [...] [...more]

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Suspect charged in 1983 murder case

7/16/2015

A 67-year-old man entered a not guilty plea on July 13 after being extradited from Mexico for a murder allegedly committed more than 30 years ago, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced. Juan Jesús Flores, 67, was arraigned on one count of murder. He is scheduled to return to court for a pretrial [...] [...more]

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Feuer secures injunction against property known as crime hub

7/16/2015

Los Angeles City Attorney Mike Feuer’s office has secured a permanent injunction against the owners of a South Los Angeles property known for chronic sales of illegal drugs, gang activity, firearms and the sale of counterfeit and pirated goods. “When we turn problem properties around, we can turn neighborhoods around,” Feuer said. “Our lawsuit has [...] [...more]

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Defendant charged for fatal hit and run

7/16/2015

A defendant is facing multiple felony charges after he was arrested for an alleged hit-and-run collision that claimed the life of one teen and injured another in Echo Park, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced. Sang Won Jung, 26, has been charged with one count each of felony hit and run resulting in [...] [...more]

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West Hollywood to hold DUI checkpoint

7/16/2015

The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s Traffic Services Detail will conduct a driving under the influence checkpoint on Saturday, July 18 from 7 p.m. to 4 a.m. at an undisclosed location in West Hollywood. In addition to removing intoxicated drivers from the roads, a focus of publicizing DUI checkpoints in advance is to increase awareness [...] [...more]

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Leads sought on burglary and assault suspect

By Gregory Cornfield, 7/09/2015

Man is wanted for separate incidents in Park La Brea

The Los Angeles Police Department is seeking public assistance in identifying a suspect involved in two incidents, an assault with deadly weapon and a residential burglary, that both occurred in the Park La Brea Apartments. According to a news release from LAPD, the suspect entered a victim’s apartment at approximately 1:40 p.m. on March 10 [...] [...more]

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