INGLEWOOD, CA—What do you get when you mix people with tear gas, marijuana and a plethora of other odd devices? The answer is yet to be sorted out, but Frances Cummings, 42, and Landon Whitmore, 27, will eventually know the consequences regardless of the answer. Cummings was arrested by Inglewood police very early Saturday, October 4 at approximately 1:30 a.m. along the 10200 block of Crenshaw Boulevard. Whitmare had been arrested late Friday night, at 11:14 pm, just around the corner on Century Blvd.
The area, located in south Inglewood, north of the Hawthorne Airport and a few miles east of Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), is known for gang activity. Over the last 15 months, the stretch of Crenshaw has been prone to a great many shooting homicides.
Cummings was charged with threatening a crime with terroristic intent (422PC), illegal use of a tear gas weapon (22810(G)1PC) and violating civil rights by force or threat (422.6(A)PC). She also had a warrant for a prior DUI with alcohol/drugs(23152(A)VC) from Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD).
Her total bail was set at $120,000.
Whitmore was charged with felony possession of a controlled substance (11377(A)HS), possession of an opium pipe or similar paraphernalia (11364(A)HS), possession of less than 28.5 grams of marijuana (11357(B)HS) and damaging a jail and/or prison (4600(A)PC). He was also arrested twice last month – for burglary and receiving or concealing stolen property. 2013 saw arrests for Whitmore on robbery and possession of a controlled substance and paraphernalia.
Whitmore’s bail was set at a relatively pithy $20,285. His connection with Cummings, if any, is unknown.
One wonders who will be crying now.