Long Beach does not yet have data on how many individuals have found permanent housing or whether any participants have committed new crimes, but officials behind the homeless court program say it has been a success.
The suspect’s attorney argued that 46-year-old Nancy Romero was shot in a moment of passion, but jurors decided her boyfriend was guilty of murder, not manslaughter.
Low-income homeowners were targeted in the scam by being promised free home improvements from a solar energy company, but instead, Long Beach resident Kelliams S. Chavistad and two others allegedly used victims’ personal information to apply for loans that nearly ended up costing dozens of people their homes.
Lorrene Lake, 58, has been charged with making criminal threats against her neighbors along with a hate crime allegation.
Marco Quintanilla Ortega, 23, was ordered to remain jailed and had his bail raised to just over $3 million while awaiting arraignment on June 20 in connection to the killing of 26-year-old Long Beach resident Brian Contreras.
“This defendant had the audacity to mount a million-dollar Ponzi scheme while serving time for a prior fraud,” U.S. Attorney Chad Meacham said.
A Long Beach man who sued the city, alleging he contracted typhus in 2019 because the local animal control service would not remove homeless kittens possibly carrying fleas near his home, can take his case to trial, a judge has ruled.
Jimmie Kirkwood, 33, was charged April 5 with one count each of forcible lewd act on a child under 14, assault with intent to commit a sexual assault on a victim under 18, attempted oral copulation or sexual penetration with a child 10 or younger and false imprisonment by violence, according to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office.
A $300 penalty that California courts tack onto traffic and minor citations can cause the cost of a ticket to balloon. Gov. Gavin Newsom wants to reduce it by half but lawmakers want it gone.
The 24-year-old gunman contacted authorities and confessed to shooting 15-year-old Joshua Simmons during a cell phone sale gone bad, according to police.