Crime

Miracle Mile murderer sentenced to life in prison

By Aaron Blevins, 9/11/2014

Robin Kyu Cho was convicted in 2012

A man convicted of murdering two women and a 2-year-old child in the Miracle Mile in 2003 has been sentenced to life in prison, according to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office. Robin Kyu Cho, 55, was convicted of murdering 30-year-old Chi Hyon Song, her son, Hyun Woo, and their 56-year-old nanny, Eun Sik [...] [...more]

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Hurley — not Weiland — nabbed for shoplifting

9/11/2014

The Beverly Hills Police Department has announced that man who was arrested on Saturday, July 26 for shoplifting and claimed to be Scott Weiland, the former frontman for the band Stone Temple Pilots, was not the rock ‘n’ roll vocalist. Officers received a call of a shoplifting incident at approximately 9:34 a.m. on July 26 [...] [...more]

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DUI checkpoint shows decline in arrests

9/11/2014

Personnel from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Traffic Services Detail conducted a DUI and driver’s license checkpoint on Friday, Aug. 29 in West Hollywood. The checkpoint was held from 7 p.m. to 3 a.m. on Fairfax Avenue, south of Santa Monica Boulevard. Deputies stopped 
1,131 drivers and arrested one suspect for driving under the [...] [...more]

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‘Pink Shoe Bandit’ sentenced to 15 years

9/11/2014

A female suspect who authorities nicknamed the “Pink Shoe Bandit” was sentenced on Aug. 13 to 15 years in prison after pleading no contest to charges that she robbed multiple Los Angeles-area businesses, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office has announced. Chelle Michelle Swan, 22, of Los Angeles, entered the plea to three counts [...] [...more]

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Bulls’ Brewer pleads no contest to DUI

9/11/2014

Chicago Bulls forward Ronnie Brewer recently pleaded no contest to a misdemeanor DUI charge, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office has announced. Deputy District Attorney Stephanie Miyata said Brewer, 29, entered the plea through an attorney to charges of driving with a .08 percent blood alcohol content or higher. He also admitted the allegation [...] [...more]

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Man sentenced to 50 years in prison for murder

9/04/2014

A 23-year-old man was sentenced on Tuesday to 50 years to life in prison for a murder outside a Hollywood nightclub last year, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office has announced. Robert Earl Thomas III was sentenced by Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Kathleen Kennedy. In July, jurors found Thomas guilty of first-degree [...] [...more]

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‘Ray J’ pleads no contest to trespassing

9/04/2014

The rapper and entertainer known as “Ray J” pleaded no contest on Aug. 28 to a charge stemming from an incident at a Beverly Hills bar, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office has announced. Through his attorney, Ray J, whose legal name is Willie Ray Norwood Jr., 33, pleaded no contest to one count [...] [...more]

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Defendant convicted for battery on subway

9/04/2014

A defendant has pleaded no contest to sexual battery charges for an incident aboard a Metro train in Koreatown earlier this year, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office has announced. Danon Drake, 23, of Los Angeles, pleaded no contest to two felony counts of sexual battery by restraint. He is scheduled to be sentenced [...] [...more]

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CeeLo Green pleads to drug charge

9/04/2014

Singer and songwriter CeeLo Green pleaded no contest on Aug. 29 to furnishing ecstasy to a female victim in 2012. Green, whose real name is Thomas DeCarlo Callaway, entered the plea to the one felony count of furnishing a controlled substance. He was immediately sentenced to three years of formal probation, and ordered to complete [...] [...more]

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Miracle Mile resident sentenced for scam

8/28/2014

A Miracle Mile resident was sentenced on Aug. 21 to three years in federal prison for orchestrating a scheme that led to the fraudulent purchase of four properties worth more than $2 million. The defendant, Soo Kyung Hong, who also used the name Maria Hong, 48, was sentenced today by United States District Judge John [...] [...more]

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