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  • Man Who Set Fire to Historic San Gabriel Mission Faces Multiple Charges

    Ricardo Santiago, LA County District Attorney Office|May 7, 2021

    Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascón announced today a man was charged with setting a fire that caused catastrophic damage to the San Gabriel Mission last summer. "The loss to the mission was in the millions of dollars but the loss to the community is immeasurable," District Attorney Gascón said. John David Corey aka Joker (dob 7/13/63) faces two felony counts of arson of an inhabited structure and one count each of arson during a state of emergency, first-degree residential...

  • Man Who Sold Sick Puppies To Get Year of Counseling, be Prohibited from Being Around Animals, and to Pay Restitution

    Ricardo Santiago, Los Angeles County District Attorney Office|Feb 28, 2021

    Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascón announced today that a man who sold dozens of sick puppies to families will be paying more than $200,000 in restitution to the victims. "The pets that we bring into our homes become a beloved part of our family. Trying to sell sick puppies to unsuspecting people is just plain wrong," District Attorney Gascón said. "That's why it's so important to use established animal shelters or pet adoption agencies so that we avoid becoming victims and als...

  • Armed Arsonist Pleads No Contest for Century City Mayhem Last September

    Ricardo Santiago, LA County District Attorney Office|Dec 8, 2020

    A 27-year-old Missouri man pleaded no contest today to setting a fire inside the Westfield Century City Mall last year, the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office announced Friday. Nicholas Kyle Oates, 27 entered the plea to one count each of arson and assault with a firearm and admitted an allegation of personally using a firearm. Deputy District Attorney Joy Roberts of the Arson and Explosives Unit said Oates was immediately sentenced to seven years and four months in state prison. On...