HAWTHORNE, CA—What do you do when you are already a convicted felon out on parole and apparently unemployed?
Marcus Joel Parga, 37, was arrested by Hawthorne police officers on Monday, June 15 at approximately 2:03 p.m. He was picked up along the 4000 block of 137th Street in Hawthorne.
The Hawthorne resident, who police believe to be unemployed owing to his refusal to state his occupation, was charged with a number of weapons, burglary and drug charges: carrying a concealed weapon on his person as a felon (25400(A)2PC), carrying a concealed weapon in a vehicle as a felon (25400(A)1PC), violating a condition of probation by possessing and/or owning a firearm (29815(A)PC), possession of burglary tools (466PC), possession of a controlled substance (11364.1AHS), owning and/or possessing a firearm as a felon (29800(A)PC) and a warrant issued by Hawthorne PD for driving with a suspended license (14601.1AVC).
Parga’s records show an arrest on April 30 of last year, while he was living in Fullerton. He was charged with possession of a firearm along with controlled substances by San Bernardino police. He was charged with the same offense in January 2014, but at that time he reported living in Rancho Cucamonga. Almost a year prior to that, in February 2013, while again living in Fullerton, he was charged with possession of a controlled substance for sale, and driving on a license suspended for DUI.
Bail for the six new charges and one warrant came out to $141,750.