HAWTHORNE, CA—Where do you go when you can’t take the bus?
Eugene William Marion and Deonta Julius Jackson were arrested simultaneously on Tuesday, February 10 at approximately 1:19 p.m. The men were apprehended by Hawthorne police officers at Eucalyptus Park which is on South Inglewood Avenue near 120th Street, near the intersection of the 405 and 105 freeways.
Police charge that Marion, an unemployed Hawthorne resident, had four outstanding warrants. One was from Long Beach PD for failing to appear with a written promise to do so (40508(A)VC) and three from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department (LASD). Of those three, two were for fare evasion on public transit (640(B)1PC and 853.7PC) and the third was for spiting on pubic transit (853.7PC). His total bail was set at $2,308.
Jacskon, an audio tech and resident of Los Angeles, had four warrants as well, all of which were from LASD and all of which indicated fare evasion. (Although Marion’s fare evasion bails were singly set at $541 and $521 each, the typical fare evasion/failure to appear bail set by LASD’s Metro Division—which has since 2003 been contracted to patrol L.A. County Metro buses and rail—is $561). Each of his warrants were for a failure to appear with a written promise to do so, and each bail amount was $561, the total of which was $2,244.
As they were most likely taken to L.A. County Men’s Jail near Metro’s H— where many of Metro’s buses convene and where no fewer than three Metro rails terminate—one wonders if they will dare to use Metro to get home once they are released.