Another San Joaquin Makes A Run From The Honor Farm

Sources close to the San Joaquin County Jail Honor Farm have confirmed yet another inmate has tried to escape from its walls.

The now fugitive is 19 year-old Pedro Arquiaga, who was last seen just before noon on Saturday.  When officers did the 12 o'clock count, he was gone.  Jail officials say the defendant was booked into the facility on Nov. 1 and was reportedly charged with vehicle theft, hit and run, burglary, obstructing a police officer and receiving stolen property.

It's not immediately clear if he was still eligible to post bail bonds at the time of his escape or …

By |December 31st, 2014|San Joaquin County|Comments Off on Another San Joaquin Makes A Run From The Honor Farm

Assault With A Deadly Lager

A female bar patron found herself in hot water with Santa Monica Police officials earlier this month after she fast-pitched a pint of beer at a local bartender.

According to police reports, officers were called out to investigate the Dec. 13 incident after receiving a call about an assault.  Bar staff said the assailant ordered her adult beverage but refused to pay.

The suspect allegedly told the the worker that she didn't have to pay for her beer because he was African American and she was Caucasian. So he asked her again.

Instead of reaching for her wallet she began to rattle …

By |December 29th, 2014|Los Angeles Bail Bonds|Comments Off on Assault With A Deadly Lager

SDPD Donates Out-Of-Pocket To Save Family’s Christmas

Earlier this week, a Grinch nearly ruined Christmas for a Claremont family, after breaking into their home and stealing all of the presents.

The thieves gained entry to the apartment through a window, according police, and proceeded to unwrap all the gifts and steal the ones they liked most.  They also ran off with the family's home computer.

Officers said that inexpensive items, such as clothes, socks and a soccer ball were the only things the wrongdoers left behind.

A spokesperson for the San Diego Police Department said they were saddened for the family, especially the children, and decided to take matters …

By |December 26th, 2014|San Diego Bail Bonds|Comments Off on SDPD Donates Out-Of-Pocket To Save Family’s Christmas

Desperate Man Fakes Heart Attack To Steal Christmas Gifts

A Florida man found himself behind bars last week after he faked a heart attack so his friend could steal a Barbie car.

Sheriff's deputies say two men walked into a local retailer and worked together to pull off the heist.  The first man's job was to distract the store's employees.  The second was charged with gathering up as much loot as he could, and making a run for it while no one was watching.

All of it was caught on tape.

Security officials say the pair was seen walking into the business together; each grabbed a cart and started piling in …

By |December 24th, 2014|The Illegal & Unlawful|Comments Off on Desperate Man Fakes Heart Attack To Steal Christmas Gifts

The Bad Santa Roundup

Although many associate Jolly old St. Nick with gift giving and good cheer, these Bad Santas will likely be getting coal in their stockings for many years to come.

Not exactly down the chimney An Indiana man is now wanted on attempted robbery charges after he tried to break into a home while dressed in a Santa suit. Police say the would-be intruder tried to gain entry through a side door, but the homeowner caught him red handed.  Although the robber was able to blurt out the words "give me all your money", the resident said "nope".He managed to push …

By |December 19th, 2014|The Illegal & Unlawful|Comments Off on The Bad Santa Roundup

LAPD Chief Beck Looks Back to Move Forward

LAPD Chief Charlie Beck said his office has been receiving piles of calls from law enforcement agencies throughout the country, all of whom want to know how the department overcame similar issues in the past.

Back in 1992, in the middle of the Rodney King riots, the city was set ablaze as protesters ran amok in many areas of the city.

In the years moving ahead, court-ordered reforms alongside a commitment to make things better provided the Los Angeles Police Department with a solid foundation to help change its ways.

The reforms were widespread, according to sources, and addressed everything from institutionalized …

By |December 18th, 2014|Los Angeles Bail Bonds|Comments Off on LAPD Chief Beck Looks Back to Move Forward

The True Cost Of DUI Is Much Higher Than You Think

People who chose to drive while under the influence of alcohol or drugs are not only putting themselves, and others at risk; if they are arrested they could find themselves being buried under a pile of crippling debt.

Although many places in California will release first-time drunk drivers on their own recognizance, some places, such as the San Diego Central Jail, always require that a defendant post bail bonds.

Bail for this offense can be as low as $2,500 or as high as $100,000 depending on what happened during the arrest.  If the defendant got into an accident where another person …

By |December 16th, 2014|San Diego Bail Bonds|Comments Off on The True Cost Of DUI Is Much Higher Than You Think

Mark Wahlburg Says He’d Like To Be A LAPD Reserve Cop

Marky Mark Wahlburg may be best known for being a one-hit-wonder solo artist turned movie star, but the 43 year-old actor has said he'd like to add another item to his resume.

TMZ has recently reported that if Wahlburg is able to get his former criminal record expunged, he'd like to become an LAPD reserve officer.

Sources say the actor became interested in police work after doing research for various movie roles.  Those close to him say he's been interested in law enforcement work for quite some time, but a prior felony conviction for assault has prevented him from pursuing that dream.

Wahlburg admits …

By |December 15th, 2014|Bail Industry Features, Los Angeles Bail Bonds|Comments Off on Mark Wahlburg Says He’d Like To Be A LAPD Reserve Cop

Arrest Made In McChicken Assault Case

A man who broke his wife's nose after throwing a McChicken sandwich at her face has been arrested and booked on domestic violence charges.

Sources close to the case say the whole thing happened because his wife woke him up in the middle of the night and handed him the sandwich; he became angry because he "doesn't like them."

The assault started by him launching the McChicken at her face; the suspect furthered the incident by picking up part of the bun and launching that in her direction as well.

When police arrived on scene they found the sandwich in shambles; the …

By |December 12th, 2014|The Illegal & Unlawful|Comments Off on Arrest Made In McChicken Assault Case

Experts Question Legality Of CA’s DNA Collection Laws

It's no great secret that when a person is arrested they'll be fingerprinted as part of the booking process; in the past decade, many California jails have also started to take a DNA swab.

The idea behind that was simple:  cross check the defendants DNA against a national database to determine whether their genetic fingerprinted tied them to a prior crime.   In some cases, the practice has helped law enforcement officials solve years-old cold cases.

But the practice may have found itself coming to a screeching halt.  Last week, a CA Court of Appeals found that taking a DNA sample from …

By |December 11th, 2014|Orange County Bail Bonds|Comments Off on Experts Question Legality Of CA’s DNA Collection Laws