A 48-year-old Long Beach man was among a dozen men and women indicted yesterday for their alleged roles in a residential burglary ring across four counties and linked to the East Coast Crips, according to the Los Angeles District Attorney’s Office.
Four indictments, which were unsealed at the Foltz Criminal Justice Center in Los Angeles on Monday, named the 12 defendants who are alleged East Coast Crips members or associates, a release from the district attorney’s office stated. The defendants pleaded not guilty to the charges and are scheduled for a pretrial conference on September 1.
The residential burglary ring spanned the counties of Los Angeles, San Bernardino, Ventura and Orange, officials stated. The indictments link all 12 defendants to 37 residential burglaries and three attempted residential burglaries.
“In some cases, homeowners were present during the alleged burglaries,” prosecutors stated. “The burglars are suspected of ransacking houses looking for jewelry, gold, money, and safes.”
Officials stated that all four cases include multiple felony counts, including charges of conspiracy to commit residential burglary, burglary and attempted burglary.
In case BA443820, consisting of 40 felony counts, the indicted include:
- Lamar Arnett aka Nucy Wacc, 34, of Los Angeles
- Tavon Moore aka Young Wacc, 25, of Inglewood
- Richard McKay aka Richie Rich, 25, of Gardena
In case BA443822, including 39 felony counts, the indicted include:
- Valerie Acosta, 26, of Compton
- Erica Whitson aka V-Baby, 24, of Los Angeles
- Mark Hundley aka P.K., 30, of Carson
- Jerome Grigsby, 28, of Inglewood
- Rayshaun Marshall aka Baby D. Rocc, 21, of Los Angeles
In case BA443823, consisting of 39 felony counts, the indicted include:
- Talford Brown aka TC, 48, of Long Beach
- Carlton Bruton aka Tiny Chill, 23, Los Angeles
In case BA443824, with 39 felony counts, the indicted include:
- Andrew Lopez aka Migo aka Drew, 26, of Montebello
- Ruben Alaniz, 25, of Montebello
The case is being investigated by the Torrance Police Department (TPD) in conjunction with law enforcement agencies in Orange, Ventura, San Bernardino and Los Angeles counties. The assigned prosecutor is Deputy District Attorney Mark Inaba of the Organized Crime Division.