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Santa Rosa woman allegedly started fire, kicked officer mere hours after release from jail

A Santa Rosa area woman has been arrested on suspicion of grand theft, arson, attempted extortion, and battery on a police officer. Just after 11 AM on Sunday, July 19,


Quartet arrested for kidnapping of woman and extortion

Photo: top row l-r, Ezra Chley, George Armando Medrano. Bottom row l-r, Reha Soylular, Yang Wang SANTA ANA – A woman was kidnapped from her Irvine apartment on August 28th


Man Reprimanded for Spray Painting Graffiti Commits 4 More Serious Crimes

NOVATO — Such indignation indeed. A man caught spray painting graffiti made several bad decisions when someone dared to reprimand and photograph him. His response was to commit four more

Celebrity News Los Angeles

Opportunist Charged with Attempted Extortion of Actor Kevin Hart

Photo: Jonathan Todd Jackson   LOS ANGELES –  “Action Jackson,” Jonathan Todd Jackson (dob 3/4/77) is facing a possible maximum four-year sentence in county jail for threatening extortion and trying to

Los Angeles

Woman Charged in Immigration Scam

Romina Aida Zadorian MONTEBELLO – People seeking to immigrate into the United States depend on the assistance of others to process the paperwork and help them along to entry into


Fire Marshal Poseur Sentenced

Brian Lee Carsten SANTA ANA – Posing as a fire marshal and charging small businesses for fraudulent inspections landed a Newport Beach man in jail. Brian Lee Carsten (37) entered

Los Angeles

Federal Extortion And Bribery In Compton Marijuana Shop

Michael Kimbrew LOS ANGELES – Michael Kimbrew (44) of Carson was arrested yesterday morning by special agents with the FBI on federal extortion and bribery charges after allegedly taking $5,000


Metadata Embedded in Photos Links Suspect to Extortion Scheme

Maninder Adama FREMONT– Detectives analyzed metadata that’s normally embedded inside photographs to identify a suspected cyberbully, who allegedly threatened to disseminate a video of a couple having sexual relations—unless they

Los Angeles

Immigration Fraud Case Results in Jail Time, $550,000 in Restitution

Gregory Chavez LOS ANGELES — In the recent past, 53-year-old Gregory Chavez was an unlicensed private investigator. He presented himself as a “special agent.”  He carried a badge of some


Nude Photo Extortionist Exposed & Busted

Alex Scott Roberts VENTURA COUNTY — The internet may be the world’s largest repository of information both vital and arcane, but it can also be the playground for the criminal