Consequences of a Carjacking Conviction

January 8, 2020 7:37 pm Published by
Carjacking is a very similar crime to robbery.  In fact, a carjacking is a robbery.  Carjacking is defined under California Penal Code 215. I think the legislature just go more specific in these cases because people were specifically, and still are, targeting high-dollar cars, to take away from people by either force, fear, the use of a weapon or threat. So, the legislature has gotten real specific about calling it… Continure reading

What is Aggravated Kidnapping?

September 13, 2019 12:19 pm Published by
This has to do with a kidnapping that takes place for purposes of ransom or to commit some other serious crime like rape, robbery, extortion.  So, obviously this is one of the more serious crimes that an individual case . Penal Code Section 209 in the San Fernando Valley in California can cause a person to end up serving life in prison if they’re convicted.  Other serious kidnapping charges are… Continure reading

3 Gang Members Charged Robbery and Kidnapping

September 17, 2012 10:10 am Published by
Phillip Ely, 29; Lavelle Mosley, 22 and Terion Lamarr Collins, 25, three known 40s Crips gang members, were charged on Friday September 14, 2012 with robbing a bank, leading the police on a high speed chase, and then on top of it all, throwing bulks of money out the car window. The three are charged with four counts each of second-degree robbery and one count each of kidnapping to commit… Continure reading

Man Shot By Officer Facing Assault With Deadly Weapon

July 27, 2012 11:43 am Published by
Los Angeles police today released the name of the officer who shot an armed man last week in Winnetka. Bruce Oakley, a West Valley patrol officer, shot an armed man in Winnetka on july 19, 2012. Oakley was responding to a battery call on Welby Way about 4:45 a.m. July 19. A man told him that his roommate was inside and when the officers went to a bedroom, the man,… Continure reading

Two Arrested After Beating a Crossing Guard

November 30, 2010 1:01 pm Published by
Jose Hernandez, 27, and Vanessa Del Pilar Martinez, 20, are in custody for allegedly beating a 59-year-old female crossing guard and stealing her stop sign and whistle. According to sheriff’s investigators, the two suspects drove up to the intersection at about 2pm and began to turn east on Firestone blvd. from north bound Hooper ave. The crossing guard raised her stop sign higher in the air and told the suspects,… Continure reading