A parking enforcement officer and driver from Johnson’s Tow, which handles the official towing business for the city, had their hands full for a bit last night with one man.
He was unhappy that his car was going to be taken from him after it was apparently parked illegally in a residential permit parking tow-away zone on Sweetzer Avenue.
It seems he caught wind of the pending snag of his vehicle and ran out to try to intervene, sprawling himself out on top of the car that was in the process of being hooked up and/or driven off by the tow truck.
The Sheriff was called in to come to encourage second thoughts about his method of handling the situation.
Once a tow truck is on the scene and has started to hook up the car, we believe that it is officially in the possession of the City and tow yard, and there is almost zero chance of convincing them to change their minds.
They may even be in control of the car before starting to tow (which would come in as a handy tool when called in to handle paparazzi camping out in residential areas, similar to over at Lindsay Lohan’s place recently). It would seem to be the only way to discourage people from thinking of trying to break the rules for even a few minutes.
Perhaps the city can’t tow a car if someone is inside of it, but rushing out to a vehicle and trying to jump in or on it, or creating a physical barrier with your body, does not seem like a successful tactic, based on the frequent calls to the Sheriff to situations like this. It’s probably more likely to net someone additional criminal trouble.
We’ll have to check with the city and parking enforcement office one of these days for the particulars.
The cars are towed over to the Johnson’s tow yard on Fuller, near Smart and Final and Trader Joes. They can be picked up 24 hours a day… it’s a lot easier than if your car ends up being impounded for another reason, we understand.
University of La Verne Ex-Student Accused of Faking Series of Threats
LOS ANGELES (KTLA) — Police arrested a 25-year-old Ontario woman Monday on suspicion of reporting a series of 10 phony racist threats at the University of La Verne, which they now say she made herself.
Anayeli DominguezPena was arrested three days after the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office filed criminal counts against her, according to the La Verne Police Department and Los Angeles County Superior Court records.
The charges include six counts of filing a false police report, one count of false impersonation over the internet, one count of making criminal threats, and one count of filing a false claim with the state victim’s compensation fund, according to the La Verne Police Department. The latter two charges are felonies.
The series of threats, which were made via emails or text messages, were first […]
Lakewood Felon Charged With Shooting Dog, Fleeing Police
LOS ANGELES — A Lakewood man was charged Jan 14 with six felony counts, including animal cruelty, in connection with the fatal shooting of a dog, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced.
Shane Michael Dubyak faces one count each of cruelty to an animal; fleeing a pursuing peace officer’s motor vehicle while driving recklessly; possession of a controlled substance with a firearm, heroin and a revolver; and unlawful possession of ammunition as well as two counts of possession of a firearm by a felon.
The case includes an allegation that Dubyak used a revolver in the commission of animal cruelty.
Arraignment is scheduled Jan 14 in Department 5 of the Los Angeles County Superior Court, Downey Branch.
On Jan. 5, the defendant reportedly shot a 15-year-old terrier named Artie that was left under his care, in the 16400 block of Phoebe Avenue in La Mirada, prosecutors said. On Jan. 10, police spotted Dubyak and he fled when they attempted to detain him, prosecutors added.
According to ABC “Detectives launched an investigation after the incident was captured on surveillance video, showing someone shooting the dog Sunday before driving off.”
Prosecutors are requesting the defendant be held with no bail for violation of probation terms in which Dubyak pleaded no contest to one felony count of identity theft with a prior.
If convicted as charged on the current case, the defendant faces a possible maximum sentence of more than 14 years in state prison.
The case remains under investigation by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, Norwalk Station.
Airbnb Cracks Down on Hollywood Hills Party Houses, Removes ‘Nuisance’ Listings
HOLLYWOOD HILLS (KABC) — Airbnb announced it is removing 28 property listings in the Hollywood Hills area after the Los Angeles Police Department identified them as “chronic party houses.”
Police say the listings have created a “substantial nuisance” in the neighborhood, some generating citations and “cease and desist” orders.
Airbnb says any reservations for those locations have been canceled. Some of the properties will be removed from Airbnb based on the severity of […]
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