Hawthorne Transient Adds Pot Possession, Bike Violations to Hit and Run Prior

Hawthorne Transient Adds Pot Possession, Bike Violations to Hit and Run Prior

HAWTHORNE, CA—Most people aspire to climb the ladder as they go through life, but there are those who prefer to break the rungs as they slide down it.

Kem Luther Richards, 32, was stopped by Hawthorne police officers on Tuesday, January 20 at approximately 10:09 p.m. He was apprehended along the 4400 block of West 142nd Street in Hawthorne.

Police claimed he was in possession of less than 28.5 ounces of marijuana (11357(B)HS) as well as simple possession of a controlled substance (11377HS) and possession of controlled substance paraphernalia (11364HS). He was apparently stopped for operating a bicycle on the wrong side of the road (21650.1VC) and not having the required lighting for operating the bike at night (21201(D)1VC). After getting stopped, it appears, he failed to present identification when requested by the arresting officers (40302(A)VC). Bail for the six new violations totaled $1,635.

It was found that the unemployed transient also had two prior warrants: one for a hit and run with property damage (20002(A)VC) and another for possession of a controlled substance: narcotic (11350HS). Both warrants were issued by the Los Angeles Police Department. Bail for the two priors totaled $25,000.

It is presumed that the hit and run was executed with a motor vehicle. The new charges evidently were executed while operating a bicycle unlawfully. For strike three, one wonders if it will involve jay-walking and alcohol.

Hawthorne Transient Adds Pot Possession, Bike Violations to Hit and Run Prior was last modified: January 23rd, 2015 by admin
Categories: Los Angeles

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