Archives : 2010 : October
The 172,000 square foot structure has been unattended and unused since May of 2009. The new structure hasn’t opened, due to staffing shortages and a hiring freeze, but is now being planned to open in February in order to close the old dilapidated jail.
The plan will require Read more »
Tonya Page Bail Bonds would like to congratulate the three California law enforcement officers who were recognized by Parade Magazine‘s Officer of the Year. The annual award ceremony is dedicating three of its awards to the following law enforcement officers from California: Thi Huynh of the Garden Grove Police Department, John Young of the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department, and William B. Hout of the San Diego Sheriff’s Department.
Huynh is 29 years old and a native Vietnamese. He has been serving with the Garden Grove Police Department since 2007. Two of his recognitions are for saving a 15-year old boy who had gone into cardiac arrest and for resuscitating an inmate who had stopped breathing. Furthermore, he is being recognized for an extreme act of random kindness.
On November 28, Huynh was called to the scene of a fatality. A father had been found in his driveway after dying from a heart attack. When Huynh showed up, the man’s six children and wife was standing there is dismay. Huynh ultimately felt obligated to figure out how this large family with a recently deceased father would survive for Christmas.
Huynh stated, “I wanted people to know Read more »
The Los Angeles Police Department Pacific Station will host a Halloween Carnival October 29, 30 and 31 including carnival rides and safe trick or treating.
Pacific Community Police Station
12312 Culver Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90066
The City of Pacoima, known as one of the most violent crime areas in Los Angeles, is currently seeing a significant rise in violent crimes. This area is known for gang related crime.
Unfortunately, it doesn’t look like the LAPD Foothill Division is going to be causing any great change. With their recent budget cuts and rise in crime rates, it just seems to be getting worse, but don’t tell them that, they are doing the best they can with what they have available to them. In the last year, homicide is up 8% while rape crimes are up 77%, compared to the same time as last year.
Pacoima is included in the 46.13 square miles that they LAPD Foothill Division is responsible for, which accumulates to approximately an 182,200 population.
Sergeant Moody, an area local police officer and now Sergeant, has dedicated much of his time to the police force in efforts to create a safer community in this heated Los Angeles environment.
According to the locals, it’s hard for the officers to Read more »
In an appauling story, a Riverside bail bondsman has been arrested for the alleged kidnap and ransom of one of his own clients.
Bail Bonds United of Riverside, posted a bond for a defendant in July, 2010. Upon the defendant’s release, he was unable to pay the total amount of the bail bond fee, or ”premium” as it is known. Co-owner of the bail bond company, Damion Paul Perkins was apperently dissatisfied and took matters to an extreme.
It is reported that Perkins and a male accomplice drove to his clients residence and ordered him to come out of his home at gunpoint. During the abduction, Read more »
Basically, a bondsman is the middle man between the court system, the signer of the bail bond contract and the defendant. The bail bonds company is similar to an insurance agent. Bail bondsmen are, in fact, agents for a surety company, which is an insurance company. The bondman meets with both the defendant and the co-signers of the bond to meet obligations set by the bail bonds company as well as the court system. The bondman also makes sure that the cosigner understands that the defendant must show up to future court dates until the case is resolved. Otherwise, Read more »
Most people are not familiar with the bail bond process. Often, when someone receives that unexpected call about a loved one or friend being held in jail, several questions may arise. Listed below are some of the more frequently asked questions along with very brief answers when it comes to posting bail for a defendant.
1: What is Bail?
Bail is set by a judge and is intended to guarantee that the defendant will return to court as required.
2: What is a Bond?
When a defendant cannot afford to pay the entire bail amount, they can call on the help of a bail bondsman. The bail bonds company will post a paper “bond” with the court for the full amount of the bail. The bail bond is a contract which states that the defendant will show up for court..
3: Is a Bondsman a Bounty Hunter?
While a bondsman can pick up a defendant and return him or her to jail, a bondsman is not the same as a bail recovery agent (commonly known as a “bounty hunter”).
4: Who is allowed to post the bail for a defendant?
Anyone. However, Read more »
When someone is arrested, he or she will contact a bail bondsman directly or may call a friend or relative, who may call a bondsman. While it’s possible to obtain bail without a bondsman, it is not very common for friends or family members to post the bail themselves, as it is usually set at a very high price (in excess or $10,000 and on up to over $1 million). Whoever contacts the bail bondsman should be able to provide all available information, such as the name of the jail, the type of crime said to have been committed, defendant’s name and date of birth, and the amount of the bond.
A professional bondsman will explain Read more »
A 32-year veteran has been added to the ranking of Chief at the Topanga Station in the San Fernando Valley. Capt. Tom Brascia will start at his new post located at the Canoga Park based station this Monday. Brascia, 55 said, “I feel like a kid at Christmas who just got that new bike.”
Capt. John A. Sherman will be stepping down from that post, but he won’t be out of law enforcement. He’ll be filling some big shoes when he takes over the assistant commander position at LAPD’s Central Bureau. The Bureau covers five patrol divisions and a traffic division throughout downtown and East Los Angeles.
One of Sherman’s biggest achievements while Chief Read more »
When a defendant is arrested and taken into custody, they will be placed in jail to await court proceedings. The defendant will be booked and processed. During this process, they will be able to make a phone call. If you happen to be the friend or family member receiving this type of phone call, be prepared to gather information:
- the full legal name
- date of birth
- social security number
- the charge or at least why the defendant was arrested
- the name of the jail facility
- full amount of the bail that they need.
Not all defendants will have every detail available, so gather what you can.
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