Compiled by: Jacob Tenenbaum
DMV sting operation nets 16:
The Department of Motor Vehicles conducted a sweep of Pierce College March 6, running a sting operation to catch drivers illegally using disabled placards for parking on campus, netting at least 16 people.
According to an employee of the sheriff’s department, most of those caught were using the placards of disabled family members. The fine in Los Angeles for improper use of a diabled placard is $250, plus court fees.
Outbreak of vandalism continues:
Jan. 30 to 31: Sometime between 6 a.m. Jan. 30 and 6 a.m. Jan. 31 the 55 inch by 85 inch plate glass window of a display case in the arts building was broken by unknown individual.
A Pierce employee reported to sheriff’s department that nothing in the case appeared to be missing. There are no suspects, due to a delay in reporting of the incident. The window cost $500 to replace.
Feb. 16 to 21: Sometime between 10 p.m. Feb. 16 and 4:30 a.m. Feb. 21 several walls and a door were vandalized in the chemistry building, causing approximately $200 damage. Investigating sheriff’s personnel observed the words “Death March” spray painted in blue on three walls and a door. There were no witnesses, and the sheriff’s department has no suspects.
These two incidents bring to three the number of significant vandalism occurrences at Pierce in less than a month. The women’s gym sustained nearly $2,600 damage in January.
D.J.’s competition turns ugly:
March 2, 11:08 a.m.: While waiting for class to begin, victim received a threatening call on his cell phone from a person he claims to have known for two years.
The suspect threatened the life of the victim several times, and the victim told sheriff’s deputies he was afraid for his life.
According to the victim, he and the suspect are “competing D.J.s,” and both ran separate ads for a “Purim Carnival” in the same publication, the March 2 edition of Shalom L.A., prompting the incident.
Lot 7: two car break-ins
on the same day
March 2, between 1:20 p.m. and 3 p.m.: Victim’s cousin reported that upon returning to vehicle, which was parked in lot 7, he noticed the car stereo was missing. Subsequent search by sheriff’s personnel yielded no witnesses or suspects.
There was no sign of forced entry. Stereo valued at $300.
March 2, between 12:45 p.m. and 2:50 p.m.: When returning to his vehicle in lot 7, victim noticed hatchback was slightly open. He discovered approximately $750 worth of car stereo equipment had been removed.
Items stolen include an Alpine stereo, a Sony amplifier and a speaker box enclosing a kicker and two 12″ speakers.
The vehicle showed no signs of forced entry and a search of the area yielded no witnesses or suspects.
The vehicle was processed for fingerprints by sheriff’s department personnel.