68 Count Felony Filing Leads to the Arrest of 3 Defendants

Los Angeles: Los Angeles Police Department's Commercial Crimes Division, White Collar Crimes Unit, conducted an investigation resulting in the arrest of 3 Defendants, Angela Wallace, Charlesetta Brown, and David Greene. The case was presented to The Los Angeles District Attorney's Office who charged the defendants with 68 Felony Counts on July 12, 2019.

The investigation initially began when the Victim discovered that suspect(s) fraudulently signed a Grant Deed in July 2015, which transferred ownership of the property to several fraudulent corporations. The suspects then obtained fraudulent loans against the property and subsequently sold the property to an unsuspecting buyer. Ultimately the investigation revealed the 3 suspects conspired to steal money from the victim by benefitting from the fraudulent loans and the sale of the victim's property all conducted without the victim's knowledge or permission. Due to their efforts to steal money from the victim's assets the Defendants were charged with Multiple Counts of 530(A) PC Identity Theft, 470(A) PC Forgery, 115(A) PC Forged Instrument, 487(A) PC Grand Theft, and 186.10(A) PC Money Laundering,

The case involves a disbarred attorney identified as Defendant 1, Angela Wallace, Defendant 2, Charlesetta Brown, who has previously been linked to investigations which involve preying on elderly victims to defraud them of their money via real estate or bank fraud, and Defendant 3, David Jayson Greene, Brown's son. The scheme involved defrauding Los Angeles victims of their money via real estate and bank fraud. The investigation revealed the suspects fraudulently transferred the victim's property into a fraudulent company by committing Identity Theft and Forgery. The suspects then obtained multiple loans against the property and subsequently sold the property in question to an unsuspecting buyer.

After a short surveillance in the San Fernando Valley and Ladera Heights, the Commercial Crimes Due Diligence Units arrested all three suspects on the outstanding felony warrants.

Defendant 1, Angela Fawn Wallace was booked at Metropolitan Detention Center on July16, 2019, with Bail set at $1,610,000.00.

Defendant 2, Charlesetta Brown was booked at 77th Jail on July 17, 2019, with Bail set at $1,270,000.00.

Defendant 3, David Jayson Greene was booked at 77th Jail on July 17, 2019, with Bail set at $1,270,000.00

It is believed the suspects may have conspired to commit similar against other victims in the Los Angeles area.

Angela Fawn Wallace



Charlesetta Brown



David Greene


If you have been a victim or have additional information regarding the defendant's criminal activity is urged to call Detective Barnes, Commercial Crimes Division at 213-486-6630. Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call the L.A. Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477) or go directly to www.lacrimestoppers.org. Tipsters may also visit www.lapdonline.org, and click on "Anonymous Web Tips" under the "Get Involved-Crime Stoppers" menu to submit an online tip. Lastly, tipsters may also download the "P3 Tips" mobile application and select the L.A. Regional Crime Stoppers as their local program.


Missing 48-Year-Old Female

Los Angeles: The family of Sheryl Watson and detectives from the Los Angeles Police Department's Missing Persons Unit are asking for the public's help in locating her.

Ms. Watson was last heard from on July 8, 2019, at around 6:00 a.m., when she left her residence at the 100 Block of South Virgil Avenue. She has not been heard from since that time. It is very unusual for Ms. Watson to be missing and for her to not have been in regular contact with her children.

Ms. Watson is described as a 48-year-old female Black with black hair and brown eyes. She stands 5 feet 9 inches tall, weighs approximately 160 pounds, and was last seen wearing shorts, a white T-shirt, and a white scarf on her head.

Sheryl Watson


If you have seen, or have any information regarding the whereabouts of Sheryl Watson please contact Missing Person's Unit Detectives at (213) 996-1880. During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (877-527-3247). Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call the LA Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477) or go directly to www.lacrimestoppers.org. Tipsters may also visit ww.lapdonline.org, and click on "Anonymous Web Tips" under the "Get Involved-Crime stoppers" menu to submit an online tip. Lastly, tipsters may also download the "P3 Tips" mobile application and select the LA Regional Crime Stoppers as their local program.


Serial Robber Captured on Surveillance Video

Los Angeles: Detectives from the Los Angeles Police Department's Robbery Homicide Division, Robbery Special Section, are seeking the public's help in providing any information that would lead to the identification and arrest of a serial robbery suspect.

Beginning January 9, 2019, a single male Black suspect has targeted businesses for the purpose of robbery. The suspect, described as a male Black, 6'0, 150 lbs., 30-40 years old, would enter the business armed with a handgun.

The suspect would point the handgun at the employees, jump the counter and demand the money from the register. The suspect would then force the employee to take him to the safe, open it, take the money, and flee on foot. The suspect has targeted fast food restaurants and gas stations in the South and West Los Angeles areas.

Detectives have identified eleven robberies committed by this suspect. Ten have occurred in the City of Los Angeles and one in the City of Inglewood. The most recent occurred on Monday, July 15th in the Fairfax District.

The City of Los Angeles, on a motion from Councilman H. Wesson, Council District 10, has established a $25,000 reward for information that leads to the identification, arrest, and conviction of this serial robber.

Anyone with information about this case is asked to contact Robbery Homicide Detectives Charles Moreno or Gerry Chamberlain at 213-486-6840. During non-business hours, or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-247 (877-527-3247). Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call the LA Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477) or go directly to www.lacrimestoppers.org. Tipsters may also visit www.lapdonline.org, and click on "Anonymous Web Tips" under the "Get Involved-Crime Stoppers" menu to submit an online tip. Lastly, tipsters may also download the "P3 Tips" mobile application and select the LA Regional Crime Stoppers as their local program.


LAPD Officer Arrested for Multiple Sexual Assaults

Los Angeles: Police Officer II William Rodriguez, a ten-year veteran with the Los Angeles Police Department and most recently assigned to Valley Traffic Division, was arrested on July 16, 2019, on multiple sexual assault charges. The Los Angeles Police Department's Robbery Homicide Division, Sexual Assault Section, conducted an investigation that stemmed from a reported sexual assault involving an acquaintance in November of 2018.

The subsequent investigation led to the discovery of Rodriguez's involvement in a second sexual assault that occurred in August of 2015. Rodriguez was positively identified through a, "Cold hit" notification through the Combined DNA Index System (CODIS). These assaults occurred when Rodriguez was off duty.

Rodriguez is currently in custody and has been relieved of his Police powers. Los Angeles Police Department Chief of Police Michel Moore stated, "When one of our own breaks the trust of the people we are sworn to protect and to serve, it tarnishes the badge we all wear proudly on our chests. This arrest also reflects our commitment to pursue every lead no matter where the investigation takes us."

Anyone with additional information regarding this case is urged to contact Robbery- Homicide Division Sexual Assault Section, Detective Sharlene Johnson, Serial No. 31825 at (213) 486-6910. During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (1-877-527-3247). Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477). Tipsters may also go to www.lapdonline.org, and click on "Anonymous Web Tips."


Missing 30-Year-Old Male

Los Angeles: The family of Samuel Michael McLaurin and detectives from the Los Angeles Police Department's Detective Support and Vice Division are asking for the public's help in locating him.
Samuel and the rest of his family are from Michigan and he moved to Los Angeles in January of 2019.

Samuel last spoke to his mother over the phone in June of 2019 and he has not been heard from since.

Samuel is known to be a person experiencing homelessness and he frequents the Downtown Los Angeles area.
Samuel is described as a 30-year-old male Black with black hair and brown eyes. He stands 6 feet 2 inches tall, weighs approximately 170 pounds, and has tattoos on his arms and chest.


Samuel Michael McLaurin


If you have seen, or have any information regarding the whereabouts of Samuel Michael McLaurin please contact Missing Person's Unit Detectives at (213) 996-1880. During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (877-527-3247).

Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call the LA Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477) or go directly to www.lacrimestoppers.org. Tipsters may also visit ww.lapdonline.org, and click on "Anonymous Web Tips" under the "Get Involved-Crime stoppers" menu to submit an online tip. Lastly, tipsters may also download the "P3 Tips" mobile application and select the LA Regional Crime Stoppers as their local program.


Social Media Personality Arrested for Sexual Assault

Los Angeles: The Los Angeles Police Department's Robbery Homicide Division detectives have made an arrest in connection to a recent sexual assault incident.

On Friday, July 12, 2019, around 5 a.m., LAPD, Robbery-Homicide Division Detectives arrested social media personality "Ray Diaz," also known as Raymundo Diaz for sexual assault. Raymundo Diaz is a 33-year-old male Hispanic who resides in Hollywood, California. He was arrested in the city of San Diego, California with the assistance of the San Diego Police Department. His bail is set at $500,000.00.


Suspect Arrested for Murder in Downtown Los Angeles Assault

Los Angeles: The Los Angeles Police Department's Central Division homicide detectives have made an arrest in connection to a recent homicide.

On the afternoon of Tuesday, July 2, 2019, the victim, Julius Rondez, was in the 400 block of E. Temple Street when the suspect approached the victim and knocked him to the ground. The victim struck his head on the pavement as a result of the unprovoked attack. The victim was transported to a local hospital by the Los Angeles Fire Department and was in critical condition. Tragically, the victim succumbed to his injuries and died at the hospital on July 3, 2019.

On July 11, 2019, 22-year-old, Gerson Carrillo Torres was in the area of 3rd Street and Wall when officers detained him believing he may be the suspect in this case. Detectives determined Torres was the suspect and Torres was booked for 187(A) PC, Murder. Torres is being held on $2,000,000 bail.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to contact Central Division homicide detectives at (213) 833-3750. During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (877-527-3247). Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call the LA Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477) or go directly to www.lacrimestoppers.org. Tipsters may also visit ww.lapdonline.org, and click on "Anonymous Web Tips" under the "Get Involved-Crime Stoppers" menu to submit an online tip. Lastly, tipsters may also download the "P3 Tips" mobile application and select the LA Regional Crime Stoppers as their local program.


Failure to Appear Scam

 

Los Angeles: Detectives from the Los Angeles Police Department's Robbery Homicide Division are investigating several incidents in which a fraudulent caller identified himself by
the actual name of a captain employed by the Los Angeles Police Department.

The caller typically informs the victims that they failed to appear for a court hearing and have a warrant for their arrest. The caller instructs the victim to respond to the nearest police station to turn themselves in, or they can pay a fine over the phone by purchasing prepaid debit or gift cards and reading the card numbers over the phone to pay the fines.

The caller may use a variety of tactics to sound credible. They may provide information like badge numbers, case numbers, and names of actual law enforcement officials. They may also provide a phone number that is forwarded to a voicemail message made to sound like an official government entity.

If you are called by someone stating that there is a warrant for your arrest related to missed jury duty, or failure to appear as a witness, do not make any payments to them. Neither the Los Angeles Police Department nor the Superior Court of Los Angeles will ever call a member of the community to request payment of fines for failure to appear for jury duty.

It should be noted that many of the victims are current/former employees in the mental health industry. In each of these incidents, the caller claimed that the victim missed an appearance as an expert witness in a court case. Therapists and psychologists should particularly beware of the scam. You can get help determining the authenticity of a call by contacting your local police station.

Anyone with information regarding this scam is urged to contact Detective C. Marsden or Detective M. Matsuda at (213) 486-6840. During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (877-527-3247). Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call the LA Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477) or go directly to www.lacrimestoppers.org. Tipsters may also visit ww.lapdonline.org, and click on "Anonymous Web Tips" under the "Get Involved-Crime Stoppers" menu to submit an online tip. Lastly, tipsters may also download the "P3 Tips" mobile application and select the LA Regional Crime Stoppers as their local program.


Stabbing on the Metro Expo Line

Los Angeles: Detectives from the Los Angeles Police Department's Transit Services Division are asking for the public's help in providing any information that would lead to the arrest of the suspect involved in stabbing a man.

On July 8, 2019, around 5:20 p.m., two people (victim and witness) were riding east on the Metro Expo line train. As the train came to a stop at the La Cienega/Jefferson Station, a male suspect approached the victim and stabbed him once in the chest before fleeing the train. The attack was unprovoked and occurred without warning. Both the victim and witness continued east to the Expo/La Brea Station where they met with police.

Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics responded to the scene and transported the victim to a local hospital where he was treated for a non-life threatening laceration to his chest.

The suspect is described as a male Black, approximately 50-years-old, wearing all black clothing.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Justin Fuller at 213-485-9801. During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7
(877-527-3247).

Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call the LA Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477) or go directly to www.lacrimestoppers.org. Tipsters
may also visit ww.lapdonline.org, and click on "Anonymous Web Tips" under the "Get Involved-Crime Stoppers" menu to submit an online tip. Lastly, tipsters may also download the "P3 Tips" mobile application and select the LA Regional Crime Stoppers as their local program.


Fatal Hit and Run Truck Driver Kills Bicyclist

Los Angeles: The Los Angeles Police Department's Central Traffic Division are asking for the public's help in providing any information that would lead to the identification and arrest of the
driver involved in a hit and run collision that killed 24-year-old Jaime Ramirez, a resident of Maywood.

On May 31, 2019, around 9:30 p.m., the bicyclist was traveling southbound Lorena Street approaching 8th Street and was splitting lanes between the vehicles. As the bicyclist approached 8th Street, he was unable to maintain control of his bicycle, fell onto the street, and was struck by a 40-foot box trailer's tires.

The driver of the semi-truck failed to stop, identify themselves and render aid. A witness followed the truck and photographed the License Plate of the trailer, License No. 4MY4587. Detectives attempted to locate the registered owner of the trailer, however, they were not successful.

The Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics responded and pronounced Ramirez dead at scene.

The semi-truck is an unknown make and model, all white, with a sleeper cab, and the rims are white. The 40-foot box trailer appears to be all white. The semi-truck and trailer did not have any obvious company logos.

On April 15, 2015, the City Council amended the Los Angeles Administrative Code and created a Hit and Run Reward Program Trust Fund. A reward of up to $25,000 is available to community members who provide information leading to the offender's identification, apprehension, and conviction or resolution through a civil compromise.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Central Traffic Division Detectives at
(213) 833-3713. During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to
1-877-LAPD-24-7 (877-527-3247). Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call the
LA Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477) or go directly to www.lacrimestoppers.org. Tipsters may also visit www.lapdonline.org, and click on "Anonymous Web Tips" under the "Get Involved-Crime Stoppers" menu to submit an online tip. Lastly, tipsters may also download the "P3 Tips" mobile application and select the LA Regional Crime Stoppers as their local program.