LYNWOOD—If the arrest report lists you as “transient,” and your bail is a hundred grand, chances are you will not be transient for a while, but rather a guest of local law enforcement.
Nine men were arrested by Hawthorne police officers on Tuesday, March 17 at approximately 11 p.m. along the 3700 block of Platt Avenue in Lynwood.
Salvador Ochao, 41, appears to be the ringleader of the group. The arrests were made at or near his home on Platt, which is just around the corner from Wilson Elementary School and Hosler Middle School. He was arrested for possession of marijuana for sales, along with an LA Police warrant for failure to appear in court, and an LA Sheriff’s warrant for driving with a suspended license.
Juan Gaspar Chavez, 26; Angel Ramiro Jauregui, 18; Mauricio Rivera Loza, 24; Angel Rodrigo, 25; Edgar Diaz, 27; Daniel Millanes, 20; Nathiel Huerta, 24; and Michael Huerta, 35, were each charged with a single count of possession of marijuana/hashish with the intent to sell. Loza also had an outstanding warrant from the L.A. County Sheriff’s Department for possession of cocaine base intended for sale (11351HS).
Police records stated that five of the men were transients: Chavez, Juaregui, Rodrigo, Diaz and Michael Huerta. Nathiel Huerta is from San Diego, and the other two are Los Angeles residents from South L.A.
Bail for six of the men was set at $100,000 each. Loza and Ochao, who had the warrants, had bail set at $135,000.