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Florida kidnapping thwarted by gallery owner, woman arrested

Miami police on Monday arrested a woman who allegedly kidnapped a 6-year-old from an art gallery last week — in a dramatic scene caught on video. Katherine E. Hatcher, 50, was arrested and charged with kidnapping after police said she walked out of Swampspace Gallery on March 4. The unidentified boy was at the gallery to…
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2 Former Police Officers Arrested In The Killing Of Brazilian Activist & Politician, Marielle Franco

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Almost one year after the violent assassination of Rio de Janeiro councilwoman and activist Marielle Franco, Brazilian authorities have arrested two ex-military officers in connection with Franco’s murder, according to The New York Times. Franco’s death reverberated throughout Brazil, a passionate advocate for the underserved in her community.

Franco and her driver, Anderson Gomes, were murdered on March 14, 2018 after a gunman opened fire, showering their vehicle with 14 shots.

Early Tuesday morning around 4 a.m. Brazilian police arrested Ronnie Lessa and Elcio Vieira de Queiroz. Police believe Lessa fired the shots while Queiroz drove the getaway vehicle.

The arrests stoke the fires of numerous speculations that Franco was the target of an attack coordinated by the political powers that be. As of now, police have no motive and have yet to release information regarding who ordered the attack.

“It is undeniable that Marielle Francisco da Silva was summarily executed for her political activities and the causes she defended,” prosecutors wrote in a court document, according to the O Globo newspaper. “The barbarity committed the night of March 14, 2018, was an affront to a democratic state guided by the rule of law.”

Senior investigator Giniton Lages told the Times that 34 additional warrants would be served in order to find out who orchestrated the assassination.

“I don’t want there to be another case like Marielle and Anderson,” he said during a news conference. “It would be very dangerous to leave this matter unsolved.”

Franco was referred as a political force to reckon with, serving as the lone Black woman on the city council. She frequently spoke against the increasing state-sanctioned violence in Rio and also openly advocated for the rights of Black women and members of the LGBTQ community, two communities that she fiercely identified with.

Thousands of people in Brazil and across the world took to the streets to protest her death in the days following.

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MMA Fighter Conor McGregor Has Been Arrested in Florida for Stealing a Cellphone

(MIAMI) — Mixed martial artist and boxer Conor McGregor has been arrested in South Florida for stealing the cellphone of someone who was trying to take his photo, authorities said.

According to a Miami Beach police report, the 30-year-old McGregor was arrested Monday afternoon and charged with robbery and criminal mischief. An attorney for McGregor called the altercation “minor” and said the popular fighter would cooperate with authorities.

McGregor was leaving the Fontainebleau Miami Beach shortly after 5 a.m. Monday when a 22-year-old man attempted to take a picture of McGregor, the police report said. Police said McGregor slapped the phone out of the man’s hand and then stomped on it several times. McGregor then grabbed the phone and left the area, the report said. Police later found McGregor at his local address.

McGregor was being held on $ 12,500 bail.

“Last evening Conor McGregor was involved in a minor altercation involving a cellphone that resulted in a call to law enforcement,” Samuel J. Rabin Jr., a Miami-based attorney representing McGregor, said in a statement. “Mr. McGregor appreciates the response of law enforcement and pledges his full cooperation.”

McGregor, who’s from Ireland, is the former UFC featherweight and lightweight champion and one of the biggest draws in MMA. He returned to UFC last fall after a hiatus during which he made his boxing debut, a loss to Floyd Mayweather. He was suspended from UFC for six months and fined $ 50,000 for a brawl after his loss to Khabib Nurmagomedov in October.

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Say What Now? Man Who Went Viral for Dropping $500 on Girl Scout Cookies Has Been ARRESTED in Long-Term Federal Drug Investigation

The man in a viral photo who spent more than $ 500 cash to buy 121 boxes of Girl Scout cookies so two Girl Scouts wouldn’t have to stand in the rain, has been arrested in a long-term federal drug investigation.

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The photo went viral quickly, garnering nearly 10 thousand Facebook shares in 5 days with people praising the thoughtful gesture.

WSPA set out to cover the act of kindness Tuesday, interviewing both of the scouts and the woman who took the photo. However, late in the afternoon, WSPA learned that the mystery man, identified as Detric McGowan, was arrested Tuesday morning by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA).

He is accused of conspiracy to manufacture and distribute heroin, cocaine and fentanyl. McGowan allegedly tried to import drugs from Mexico.

According to the local DEA, McGowan was taken into custody at his home in a rural part of Laurens County, where cash and other assets were seized by U.S. Marshals.

Resident Agent Mike Rzepczynski of the DEA told 7-News Reporter Kirsten Glavin over the phone that McGowan’s arrest was part of a long-term federal drug investigation that began in September 2018 and spanned out of state.

McGowan faced a judge Tuesday afternoon, along with several others who were arrested in this operation. 

We’re told he will have a bond hearing on Friday.

McGowan remains in the custody of the U.S. Marshals.

According to the indictment, Detric McGowan has been charged with the following:

  • Conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute controlled substances,
  • Conspiracy to import controlled substances
  • Conspiracy to commit bulk cash smuggling ($ 1,004,665.00),
  • Interstate travel and transportation in aid of drug trafficking business,
  • Possession with intent to distribute and distribution of heroin,
  • Maintaining a drug-involved premise,
  • Conspiracy to structure transactions to evade reporting requirement
  • Three counts of unlawful use of a communication facility.

Yikes. Now we know why he was so comfortable dropping $ 500 on some cookies.

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Over 40 environmental activists—many of them young people—were arrested at the Capital yesterday

Over 40 environmental activists—many of them young people—were arrested at the Capital yesterday


Over 40 environmental activists—many of them young people—were arrested at the Capital yesterday

As the impending dangers of climate change continue to become apparent, the federal government has continued to resist implementing changes to stop it. But certain progressive members of Congress have recently begun fighting for a Green New Deal to drastically cut carbon emissions. Now, young climate change activists are urging Congress to adopt this policy—and some were even arrested in the process.

ABC News reports that yesterday, February 25th, a group of climate change activists from Kentucky gathered at the D.C. office of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to demand that he sign a Green New Deal. According to Politico, there were more than 100 young people in attendance, and after 45 minutes, 42 protesters were arrested. The event was organized by the Sunrise Movement, a nonviolent group that describes itself as “ordinary young people who are scared about what the climate crisis means for the people and places we love.” ABC notes that outside of McConnell’s office, Varshini Prakash, executive director of the Sunshine Movement, told reporters that “The Green New Deal is our best and only solution right now.”

On Twitter, videos circulated depicting the protesters being led out of the Capitol in handcuffs. As they walk, they can be heard singing “Which side are you on now?” and “Does it weigh on you at all?”

Politico notes that the group has previously focused its protests on Democratic lawmakers, including Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. On Friday, February 22nd, footage of the young activists confronting California Senator Dianne Feinstein went viral, with the original tweet being retweeted more than 13,000 times.

CNN reported in mid-February that McConnell pledged to hold a vote on the Green New Deal. The measure calls for the U.S. to abandon fossil fuels in favor of zero-emissions energy sources and has a goal of carbon neutrality by 2030. CNN notes that Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who first proposed the measure, joined the Sunrise Movement after being elected to Congress in November.

It’s disheartening to see protesters fighting against climate change getting arrested. We need our government to do something to stop global warming, and we need it yesterday.

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Two Nigerian Brothers Arrested In Alleged Attack Of Jussie Smollett

In the Jussie Smollet investigation, police have now arrested those 2 men who are brothers with ties to “Empire.” Specifically, they were booked for battery.

The two brothers, Olabinjo and Abimbola Osundairo, are from Nigeria and Chicago cops are now calling them “potential suspects” … as opposed to persons of interest. As was reported earlier, their home was raided on Thursday and police seized a long list of potential evidence … including several bottles of bleach.

A Chicago law enforcement source tells TMZ that the next step may be a lineup in which Jussie will be asked to identify the culprits.

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Parents arrested after young children found locked in dog cage, living in squalor

A mother and father were arrested in north Texas on Tuesday after four young children were found living in squalor in a barn without food or water, authorities said.
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Bow Wow Arrested for Battery In ATL, Mugshot Is Epic Struggle

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Bow Wow was arrested in Atlanta last night, early Saturday morning (Feb. 2) and charged with assault and battery. By the looks of his mugshot, we get the feeling he took an L. 

But it gets worse because of the allegation that Mr. 106 & Park put hands on a woman, his girlfriend.

Reports TMZ:

ATL cops tell TMZ … there was some sort of dispute between Bow Wow and the woman at 4:15 AM Saturday. When they arrived, the woman claimed Bow Wow assaulted her. He claimed it was the opposite.

Both Bow Wow and the woman sustained visible, minor injuries.

Police identified the woman as Leslie Holden. We cannot find any relationship between her and Bow Wow. 

Cops couldn’t figure out which one was the true aggressor, so they arrested both and charged them with misdemeanor battery.

Bow Wow’s mugshot reveals at least a few scratches on his face. His bail has reportedly been set at $ 8K.

As for his girlfriend mugshot (see on the flip), Leslie Holden aka Kiyomi Leslie looks like the victor. However, we can’t condone anyone placing their hands on someone else—domestic violence ain’t cool. Her bail was also set at $ 8K

No word from Bow Wow on his socials, yet. This guy…

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Man Accused Of Raping 13-Year-Old Girl Arrested

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A man wanted in connection with the rape of a 13-year-old girl in Georgia  was arrested Thursday in Philadelphia, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

Mattay Muhammad is accused of entering a home through a living room window in August 2018 and raping the girl after threatening to kill her and her little brother, the Clayton County Sheriff’s Office said.

Mattay reportedly used his cellphone to record the assault and forced the girl to say, “Hi, mom,” at one point, the release said.

AJC reports, he was arrested while hiding in a dryer in the basement of his sister’s home.

The sheriff’s office hasn’t released the full list of charges Muhammad will face, and it’s unclear when he’ll be extradited to Georgia.

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Man Arrested In Texas After Telling Kids Santa Isn’t Real

DALLAS (AP) — Police say a 31-year-old protester who told children Santa Claus is not real has been arrested for trespassing at a North Texas church.

Aaron Urbanski was arrested Saturday after authorities were called to a church in Cleburne, which was hosting a breakfast with Santa event. Police say they found three people demonstrating outside the church after responding to a trespassing complaint.

Authorities say Urbanski refused to leave and continued to cause a disturbance. Urbanski, who was charged with criminal trespass, has been booked into the Johnson County Law Enforcement Center.

Cleburne Mayor Scott Cain weighed in on Facebook, saying “Don’t Mess With Santa!” The mayor continued: “Guess they wanted coal in their stockings to go with a court appearance.”

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A suspect has been arrested in the kidnapping and killing of 13-year-old Hania Noelia Aguilar, who was snatched from her front yard in North Carolina last month.
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SILVER SPRING, Md. — A video posted online shows a black man being arrested after walking a drunken neighbor home. Samir Ahmed tells news outlets he found a man passed out near his front yard in Silver Spring, Maryland, this month and helped him get home. He says returned to find Montgomery County police officers…
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Brooklyn Rapper 6ix9ine Arrested On Racketeering Charges

NEW YORK (AP) — Rapper Tekashi 6ix9ine was deemed a likely danger to the community and denied bail Monday after a prosecutor said there was evidence that he directed or participated in multiple acts of violence as part of a deadly gang.

U.S. Magistrate Judge Henry B. Pitman concluded an hourlong hearing by citing “troubling” corroborating evidence offered by a prosecutor to show that 6ix9ine directed or participated in multiple acts of violence over the last eight months.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Michael Longyear said a backpack stolen during a gunpoint robbery in April was found during a raid at 6ix9ine’s Brooklyn residence, along with an automatic pistol.

 

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“The defendant is quite violent,” the prosecutor said of a man whose debut album, Day 69, was among the most downloaded records on iTunes.

Longyear said 6ix9ine was captured on surveillance video as he sat in a car and filmed the scene in Times Square when his co-defendants carried out a violent robbery against a rival gang member.

The prosecutor said he was also part of a video boasting about shots recently fired by a co-defendant in Brooklyn’s Barclays Center.

Longyear also said the rapper was a threat to flee because of his worldwide connections, hundreds of thousands of dollars in cash and the knowledge that a conviction would bring a mandatory minimum sentence of 32 years in prison and as much as life.

Pitman ordered 6ix9ine held until a Tuesday bail hearing, saying he was concerned about the danger to the community, particularly because the rapper could direct others to carry out acts of violence.

6ix9ine was among five people charged in an indictment containing racketeering and firearms charges. The indictment alleged that he participated in the July shooting of a bystander in Brooklyn and the gunpoint robbery of one of his gang’s rivals last spring.

His lawyer, Lance Lazzaro, said 6ix9nine — whose legal name is Daniel Hernandez — posed no threat and denies directing or playing any other role in violence.

Lazzaro said his client had fired some of his co-defendants as part of his management and security team last week and was offered protection by federal agents on Saturday after some of them were overheard on wiretaps threatening his life.

After the rapper refused protection, he was arrested on Sunday.

6ix9ine has been one of the most ascendant and controversial names in hip-hop in recent months. His album Day69: Graduation Day was among the top records on iTunes following its February release.

He is also known for the multiplatinum hit “Fefe” with Nicki Minaj, which peaked at No. 3 on the pop charts, and “Stoopid,” featuring the incarcerated rapper Bobby Shmurda.

But 6ix9ine also has had a series of run-ins with law enforcement and has publicly identified himself as a member of a violent New York gang, 9 Trey Bloods, which was mentioned throughout the indictment.

Prosecutors said the gang carried out acts of murder, robbery and narcotics trafficking in Manhattan, the Bronx and Brooklyn since at least 2013.

The indictment said each gang member was required to participate in at least two acts of racketeering conspiracy. Those acts could include murder, robbery, extortion and drug distribution, the court papers said.

The 22-year-old recently pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct in Brooklyn Criminal Court in connection with a May traffic stop.

In a 2015 case in New York, 6ix9ine was sentenced to probation for his involvement in a sexually explicit video of a 13-year-old girl.

The video, posted on social media, showed the girl performing a sex act on another man while 6ix9ine “stands behind the child making a thrusting motion with his pelvis and smacking her on her buttocks,” according to court documents.

 


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Jermain Taylor Arrested and Jailed, Stemming From Domestic Violence Case

Former boxing Jermain Taylor was arrested and hauled to jail Wednesday morning … and it all stems from an incident where he allegedly KO’d and threatened to kill his GF. Back in August, Taylor was arrested in Arkansas for allegedly knocking…

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Kyle Lauletta dilemma: Giants aren’t as high-and-mighty as once thought and now face tough decision with arrested QB

There is a widespread belief in this town that somehow, the New York Football Giants are a higher form of life than the average NFL team.

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Suspect Arrested In Connection With Attempted Mail Bombings

A Florida man was arrested Friday in connection with the explosive devices sent to several prominent Democratic figures as well as cable news network CNN’s New York offices. The suspect has been identified as 56-year-old Cesar Sayoc of Aventura, Florida.
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Arizona man arrested trying to smuggle 7 immigrants into US

YUMA, Ariz. — Border Patrol officials say agents have arrested a U.S. citizen who tried to smuggle seven immigrants from Mexico across the Arizona border near Yuma. They say agents from the Wellton Station conducted an immigration stop on a pickup truck as it was travelling through Dome Valley around 7 a.m. Wednesday. The driver…
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Ex-‘American Idol’ contestant Antonella Barba arrested on heroin charge

Antonella Barba, a former contestant on “American Idol,” has been arrested in Virginia on drug charges.

The singer, 31, was cuffed Thursday and charged with heroin distribution of 100 grams or more, according to Norfolk sheriff’s office online records.

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Say What Now? Mother Among Four Arrested for Trying to Sell Babies on Instagram

Indonesian authorities busted a child trafficking operation that involved buying and selling babies on Instagram.

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Four people were arrested, including a 22-year-old mother and 29-year-old suspected broker in Indonesia’s second largest city Surabaya, police said in a press conference Sunday.

A midwife and a suspected buyer were also arrested on the resort island of Bali.

Authorities were alerted to an account on the popular photo-sharing site with the handle “Konsultasi Hati Privat,” or Private Heart Consultation, that presents itself as offering pregnancy consultations and adoption services.

However, police said they have found evidence that monetary transactions were being carried out.

The head of criminal investigation unit in Surabaya’s police force , AKBP Sudamiran, said Tuesday that his team foiled an attempt by a 22-year-old mother, identified as LA, to sell her 11-month-old baby to a buyer in Bali, known as NS, using the messaging service WhatsApp. The baby was allegedly being offered for 15 million rupiah (about $ 987).

The Instagram account was still active early Friday and had more than 700 followers, having been running for about a year. It has since been taken down.

Images featured on the page included black and white photos of ultrasounds, pregnant mothers and babies with their faces blurred.

In one image posted on September 15, a baby, referred to as C86, was featured alongside information such as age, gender and religion. A contact number is provided with a message urging those who want to adopt or who want to leave a child for adoption to get in touch.

The account also featured screenshots from WhatsApp conversations between the account owner and pregnant women or mothers. In one conversation, a woman who is seven months pregnant says she is unmarried and wants to find someone to adopt her child and to hide her until she gives birth so that her family doesn’t find out.

The head of Indonesia’s National Commission for Child Protection (KPAI), Sustano, who like many Indonesians has one name, said social media has changed the way traffickers conduct business.

“In the old days, the transaction happened in person and it was usually arranged through a middleman,” he said. “But now, they are using new and more advance methods, through social media like Instagram and Facebook. The cyber world has become a tool for promotion and transaction.”

Sustano says traffickers are drawn to social media because “it is considered more effective, the deal happens directly between seller and buyer, and it is not easy to be detected by law enforcement.

“If the use of Instagram is proven in this case then it shows how traffickers constantly adapt to new methods for their trade,” added Amanda Bissex, Chief of Child Protection at UNICEF. She believes it’s now important that authorities “adapt their policy and legislative response to prevent such crimes, particularly against children, young girls and women.”

Indonesia is a major source, transit, and destination country for human trafficking. The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) estimates that 100,000 children are trafficked each year in Indonesia, with the majority being forced into the sex trade.

In its 2018 Trafficking in Persons Report, the US government rated Indonesia as Tier 2, saying that the country “did not fully meet the minimum standards for the elimination of trafficking.” Indonesia was however, “making significant efforts to do so.”

All four of the arrested individuals face up to 15 years in prison for violating child protection laws.

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UFC 229 Erupts in Chaos After Khabib Defeats Conor McGregor, Several People Arrested

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The main event of UFC 229, the mixed martial arts championship event on Saturday evening at Las Vegas’ T-Mobile Arena, quickly devolved into chaos.

After a fourth round that saw UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Khabib Nurmagomedov rain down blows on his loudmouthed opponent Conor McGregor, the Dagestani fighter got the Irishman into a brutal headlock, ultimately getting him to submit. Then, Khabib mouthed some words to McGregor, marched over to the edge of the Octagon fence, threw his mouthpiece out, and began shouting at McGregor’s team in the crowd.

Before you could say uh oh, Khabib had scaled the fence and attacked McGregor’s jiu-jitsu coach Dillon Danis, and a full-on melee ensued. Members of Khabib’s team then entered the Octagon over the fence and sucker-punched McGregor. Both fighters had to be escorted out of the arena separately, and there was no belt presentation. According to UFC President Dana White, three members of Khabib’s team have been arrested over the incident. This is a developing situation, and criminal charges may be filed.

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‘Ray Donovan’ Actor Pooch Hall Arrested for DUI and Letting 2-Year-Old Drive

“Ray Donovan” actor Marion “Pooch” Hall was arrested Wednesday night for DUI and felony child endangerment, after allegedly letting his 2-year-old son drive because he was too wasted to steer. Law enforcement sources tell TMZ, Hall, who plays…

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Four Arrested In Connection With L.A. Celebrity Burglaries

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Four people have been arrested in connection with a series of burglaries that targeted the homes of celebrities, including Rihanna, Christina Milian, Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig and Rams wide receiver Robert Woods, police said Tuesday.

The suspects were believed to be part of a larger burglary ring targeting actors, athletes and Hollywood producers, police said at a news conference. Police displayed seized items believed to have been stolen — including expensive purses, handbags, watches and jewelry — in the hopes that the victims could identify them.

Police last weekend also seized $ 50,000 in cash.

The ring may have been responsible for about two dozen burglaries and taken property worth millions of dollars, said Lillian Carranza, commanding officer of the LAPD’s Commercial Crimes Division.

More arrests were expected, she said.

The victims were chosen based on social media postings and tour and travel schedules that indicated they would be away from home, Carranza said.

Woods, for example, had his Woodland Hills home hit on Thursday while he was playing against the Minnesota Vikings at the Los Angeles Coliseum.

Rihanna, Milian and Puig also had their homes burgled in recent months, Carranza said.

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In the home of one suspect, police seized a list containing a dozen other targets, including LeBron James and actors Viola Davis and Matt Damon, along with their addresses, Carranza said.

The thieves, believed to be gang members and their associates, called their operation “flocking” because “they flocked like birds to areas where the rich and famous were sited,” Carranza said.

The crooks would wear button-down shirts and drive luxury cars to fit in as they scouted the neighborhood and then changed into casual clothing, including hoodies, before hitting homes, Carranza said.

After knocking on the door to make sure nobody was home, the thieves would break in through a door or window and clean out the master bedroom, stealing cash, weapons, watches and other items in a matter of minutes — often before the alarm company could notify police, Carranza said.

On Friday, police stopped a car in South Los Angeles for a reason unrelated to the burglaries and found a handgun and stolen items in it, Carranza said.

Tyress Williams and Jshawne Daniels, both 19, and Damaji Hall, 18, were arrested. Hall’s mother, 34-year-old Ashle Hall, was arrested on Sunday, Carranza said.

All remained jailed Tuesday. It wasn’t immediately clear whether they had attorneys.

There has been a rash of celebrity home burglaries in Los Angeles and nearby areas in the past two years.

In 2017, singer Alanis Morissette had about $ 2 million in jewelry and valuables stolen from her Brentwood mansion. The NBA’s Nick Young lost about $ 500,000 in jewelry and other items during a burglary at his Tarzana home.

 


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