Halle Berry’s Stalker Sentenced for July Incident

A Commerce man accused of stalking actress Halle Berry pleaded no contest today, the District Attorney’s Office announced. Deputy District Attorney Wendy Segall of the Target Crimes Division said Richard Anthony Franco, 28, pleaded to one count of stalking before Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Dennis Landin. Franco was charged in July 2011 for allegedly showing up several times at Berry’s home in the Hollywood Hills, just above the Sunset Strip. He was arrested after she reported the presence of a possible burglar, according to police. Weho Daily reported about the incident in real time on Twitter.

Grandson of Clark Gable Gets 10 Days for Laser Pointing

The grandson of actor Clark Gable has been sentenced to spend 10 days in jail for pointing a laser at an occupied aircraft — an LAPD helicopter. Clark pled guilty last month to one felony count of discharge of a laser at an occupied aircraft. 23-year-old Clark James Gable was originally charged with three felony counts. He was a passenger in a car traveling down La Brea Avenue when he allegedly pointed a green laser at an LAPD helicopter that was flying above an event on Hollywood Boulevard. The incident occurred shortly after 10 p.m. on July 28.

Rapper Tyler the Creator Arrested on the Sunset Strip

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Rapper Tyler the Creator was arrested in West Hollywood late last night after he allegedly trashed some sound equipment inside The Roxy on the Sunset Strip. The 20-year-old MTV award winner had performed at the venue earlier in the evening. ­­­Around 11:30pm, deputies were contacted by security guards employed by the Roxy and stated the lead singer, Tyler Okonma, of the group “Odd Nation” had just destroyed an electronic soundboard belonging to the Venue. Suspect Okonma exited the location and was placed under arrest by deputies for Felony Vandalism, due to the value of the electronic soundboard. As he was being escorted to a nearby radio car, the crowd exiting the venue, became angry and rushed into the street, towards the deputies.

Actress Teairra Mari Allegedly Attacks Bev Hills Cop

(TMZ) – Teairra Mari — the hot chick who appeared with Bow Wow in the 2010 movie “Lottery Ticket” —  is accused of doing the ONE thing you should never do after getting arrested for DUI … attacking a cop. Law enforcement sources tell us the 23-year-old actress/singer was driving a silver Infiniti through Beverly Hills around 3:00 AM last week when she rear-ended the car in front of her. Police at the accident scene observed “signs of intoxication” from Teairra — and arrested her for DUI. One person who was at the scene tells TMZ Teairra was “really messed up …

Deranged Man Arrested at Sharon Stone’s Gates

(TMZ) – An apparently deranged man was just handcuffed and taken away by cops outside Sharon Stone’s Hollywood Hills mansion, after he was banging at her gate, claiming he killed Osama bin Laden. Law enforcement sources tell us the man — approximately 50 years old and from the Midwest — took a cab to Sharon’s house and began ranting that he and Sharon had a child together. We’re told Sharon was not home, but her staff called the LAPD, and cops raced up and subdued the man before he was able to enter Sharon’s property. The man is being detained for mental evaluation. Sharon has had two serious problems with stalkers in the past, and it’s the second time this year someone left her home in cuffs.

Tension Between Chris Brown and Weho Neighbors Mounts

TMZ reports that that war between infamous rap star Chris Brown and his fellow West Hollywood condo owner neighbors on Fountain is escalating. Souces tell TMZ that he is a neighbor from hell, parking in handicapped spaces, blasting music, and racing dogs in hallways. TMZ has obtained several pics of Brown’s vehicles showing him clearly parked in spaces reserved for disabled drivers. Sources tell the entertainment site that Chris has been ticketed numerous times by the city. Now, the building manager tells TMZ that he will be towed if he parks there again.

Halle Berry Stalker Arrested at Her Home Above Strip

A man arrested for allegedly showing up at the home of actress Halle Berry several times over the weekend and on Monday was charged today with felony stalking, the District Attorney’s office announced. Weho Daily reported about some of the intrusions live via Twitter, though we didn’t know at the time that it was a celebrity stalking incident. Richard Anthony Franco, 27, is scheduled to be arraigned today at Foltz Criminal Justice Center, Department 30, said Deputy District Attorney Wendy Segall with the Target Crimes Unit. He is being held on $150,000 bail. Franco was charged with one felony count of stalking for allegedly showing up at Berry’s Hollywood Hills home above the Sunset Strip several times.

Man Arrested for False Stabbing Report at The Abbey

A disgruntled patron who was thrown out of The Abbey on Sunday evening was jailed for abuse of the 911 system after calling in a false report of a stabbing at the establishment. The man called in a report saying that a person had been stabbed inside the crowded club in an apparent effort to disrupt the business. West Hollywood Sheriff’s Deputies responded to the club en masse and brought in a helicopter as a result of the report. It was quickly determined to be a false report, and Deputies shifted their efforts to locate the person abusing the 911 system. The suspect was soon located inside the new West Hollywood Library parking structure and taken into custody.

LAPD Investigates Reports of Shots Fired Over Weekend

Saturday night brought a few different reports of shots being fired, apparently at random, at two different locations near West Hollywood. The first incident occurred at on Martel near Sunset Blvd.  Numerous reports came in to Los Angeles Police at about 9:30PM.  Several Weho Daily readers also reported hearing what sounded like gunfire. “It definitely sounded like gunfire on Martel,” said DiDi McGuire. “Freaked me the heck out!” “I heard about 5-6 shots.

Drugged Man Gets Tasered and Keeps Fighting with Deputies

West Hollywood Sheriff’s deputies responded to a report of a man appearing to be under the influence of drugs this evening and ended up in a fight with the suspect. The man’s heart may have stopped after they hit him with a Taser multiple times in an attempt to subdue him. The man was later identified as 27 year old Daniel Dubiel. The incident unfolded around 7:10PM when numerous calls came in via 911 about a shirtless man running into traffic and almost being hit by cars around Santa Monica Blvd and Hayworth. The reports said that he appeared to be under the influence of an unknown substance.