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October 2012 Archives

California educator charged with workers' compensation fraud

A teaching assistant was recently arrested on multiple counts of workers' compensation fraud in Southern California. Faced with counts of felony fraud, he was picked up by officers of the California Department of Insurance Fraud Division and officers from the Los Angeles County Probation Department and is currently incarcerated. As an employee of the Los Angeles County Office of Education, he filed a claim alleging injury to his back while ending an altercation within the classroom. In March 2009, he saw a physician for an evaluation. During that time, he stated that he was harmed during the fight. In April 2009 and December 2009, he allegedly provided false information to investigators about his injuries. Even though he claimed that the damage to his back was related to an incident on school grounds, investigators concluded that was not the case.

Police suspect gang members in 2 Anaheim shootings

Police say that two shootings that took place in Anaheim recently may have been perpetrated by gang members. While no one has been charged with the crime yet, authorities believe that rival gangs were busy this weekend with retaliatory attacks on each other. Those arrested could be facing serious charges.In one incident, two individuals, 21 and 19, and a 6-year-old child were leaving a party on West La Palma Avenue when they were shot at by who police believe to be rival gang members. None of the three sustained gunshot wounds, but they were injured by flying glass.

Drug charges pending for principal of Santa Clara school

The principal of an elementary school in Santa Clara was arraigned recently on six different drug charges. One of those charges being that he offered meth to a narcotics agent who was undercover. He originally connected with the agent through a dating website. The man in question had served as the principal for seven years at Montague Elementary. He was arrested after a tip to the local drug task force led them in his direction. An undercover agent contacted him through the dating website and that's when they began texting each other. Throughout the messages, Lewis offered to supply the officer with drugs. It was with that information that they were able to begin searching his apartment. During the search, they uncovered eight ecstasy pills, three vials of GHB and a quarter-ounce of meth.

Ocean Beach man arrested for DUI

A man was recently arrested for a DUI after police were alerted through a 911 call that a person was driving in an erratic manner in the community. The man charged with the crime is about 50 years old and was arrested in Ocean Beach.At the time of the arrest, the driver pulled into the parking lot near the beach and parked in a handicapped spot, which he was registered to do. As he was beginning to pull out of the parking place, officers blocked his vehicle with their own and instructed him to exit the vehicle.

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