Shooting - Former Long Beach Law Firm Employee Shoots At Colleagues

Rolling Hills Estates Murder – Woman Killed and Left in Car in Parking Structure of Rolling Hills Estates Shopping Mall

Robert Ernenwein Blog, News

A homicide took place in the Peninsula shopping mall in Rolling Hills Estates Thursday afternoon making it the first homicide in city in nine years. A woman in her mid-60s was found stabbed to death in her vehicle in the parking garage. Vanessa Lozano of the Los Angeles County Department commented that the victim’s throat had been cut and was …

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Los Angeles Medi-Cal Fraud – Drug Treatment Facility Owners Charged

Robert Ernenwein Blog, News

Two Inglewood women whose South Los Angeles company offered substance abuse treatment programs have been arrested. Their charges include more than two-dozen federal charges involving defrauding Medi-Cal by billing $2 million for ineligible services. Mesbel Mohamoud, 45, and Erlinda Abella, 63, were both taken into custody on Tuesday. Mohamoud is the owner and executive director of The New You Center …

Sexual Misconduct - Judge Steps Down After Sexual Misconduct Allegations

James Toback Receives No Charges after Multiple Women Accuse Him of Sexual Battery

Robert Ernenwein Blog, News

Film director James Toback has been accused of potentially violating state laws including sexual battery and indecent exposure. Four women accused him of attacking them between 1978 and 2008 but the statute of limitations has expired. Toback had denied any wrongdoing that involved the accusers. Three women all shared the similar story mentioning that Toback rubbed his penis on their …

Criminal Defense Law

Julie Esphorst Files Civil Lawsuit Against Drivers That Killed Her Son in a Car Crash

Robert Ernenwein Blog, News

16-year-old athlete Jesse Esphorst Jr. was killed in a three-vehicle crash in Torrance last year. He was a varsity shortstop at South High School in Torrance and was a star athlete. Jesse was killed on his way home from dinner after a successful game against the Hawthorne High Spartans. His father’s mini van was hit on Crenshaw by a Mercedes-Benz …

Police Body Cameras

Police Body Cameras – LA Police Commission Approves Mandatory Release of Footage

Robert Ernenwein Blog, News

The Los Angeles Police Commission on Tuesday approved an extensive policy that requires police to release to the public video from police body cameras among other recordings captured during incidents. The proposal initially drafted by Richard Tefank, the executive director of the Police Commission, says that video shot during critical incidents would be released within 45 days. This includes shootings, …

Trump Gun Regulation

Donald Trump and Gun Regulation

Robert Ernenwein Blog, News

President Trump has implemented a new plan that will help states pay for firearms training for teachers. Although he does not support raising the firearm purchasing age to age 21, he does want to seek other methods to help prevent future catastrophes. The White House has directed the Justice Department to help states work with local law enforcement to provide …

violent crimes

Los Angeles Crime Report – Gun Accidentally Goes Off at a Los Angeles Middle School

Bill Lewis Blog, News, Violent Crimes

A shooting took place at 9am on Thursday, February 1st at Salvador Castro Middle School in Los Angeles. Immediately upon receiving of shots fired, authorities locked the entire school down as protocol. The shooting resulted in a 12-year-old girl being arrested and was booked on suspicion of negligent discharge of a firearm. She reportedly told a classmate the gun in …

Criminal Defense

Homeless Pasadena Man Charged with Killing His Wife and Setting Remains on Fire

Bill Lewis Blog, News, Violent Crimes

Carlos Gutierrez, 56, has been charged with killing and dismembering his former wife before allegedly setting a suitcase with her body parts on fire. Last Thursday, February 1st, the remains of a woman were found in an abandoned Home Depot parking lot. The remains appeared to have been severely burned. Gutierrez was charged with murder and arson of property according …

Shooting - Former Long Beach Law Firm Employee Shoots At Colleagues

Shooting Ends in Tragedy at Prominent Long Beach Law Firm

Hunter Podell Blog, News, Violent Crimes

      John Alexander Mendoza, who was 58 years old, used to work at the law firm of Perona, Langer, Beck, Serbin, Mendoza and Harrison in the neighborhood of Bixby Knolls in Long Beach. Mendoza was let go recently by the firm and was extremely upset by it. John Mendoza came back on Friday during the firm’s company holiday …