Oil Refinery Worker Arrested for Weapons Charges, Stolen Goods
HAWTHORNE, CA—Are Big Oil’s profits not trickling down to the people who extract the black gold?
Kevin Lamar Mitchell, 25, was arrested on Friday, October 31 at approximately 10:20 a.m. on the 12700 block of Hawthorne Boulevard in Hawthorne. The oil refinery employee was charged with carrying a loaded firearm (25850(A)PC), ownership/possession of a firearm by a convicted felon/addict/etc. (29800(A)1PC) and receiving/etc. known stolen goods (496(A)PC).
Bail for the three charges was set at $90,000.
The prior convictions that provided the basis for the 29800 charge were not stated in police reports.
Mitchell is a Los Angeles resident from the 1400 block of West 36th Street, but he may be an employee of one of the many South Bay oil refineries: Chevron in El Segundo; Phillips 66 in Wilmington; ExxonMobil in Torrance; BP, which owns the ARCO facility in Carson; and Valero and Tesoro, both of which are in Wilmington.
In any case, his prior felony convictions and three new charges indicate that perhaps he should have been paid more—or that he was simply greedy.