HAWTHORNE, CA—In this day and age of the World Wide Web, many entrepreneurs are trying to be self-contained conception, execution and distribution systems. Some people, however, take a more “hands on” approach.
Chirsum Lamont Goodwin, 33, was popped by Hawthorne police officers on Sunday, May 24 at approximately midnight along the 12100 block of South Eucalyptus Avenue, just a few blocks away from the Hawthorne PD. He was charged with first degree robbery (211PC), receiving or possessing known stolen goods (496(A)PC), presenting false identification to a police officer (148.9(A)PC), mail theft (18 1708US) and a miscellaneous municipal code violation (HAMC).
It is not clear whether Goodwin planned to sell, or “fence” the stolen goods, or if he had other uses for the purloined property.
Bail for the handful of felonies and misdemeanors in Goodwin’s illegal operation was set at $127,750. At the high end was the robbery charge good for $100,000, and at the low end was the undefined HAMC violation for $250.
According to Los Angeles Police records, in January of 2014 and August of 2013 Goodwin was arrested for a simpler operation, possession of a narcotic controlled substance.