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Venice Beach Hotel Owner Charged with Murder in Shooting Death of Homeless Man...

Venice Beach Hotel Owner Charged with Murder in Shooting Death of Homeless Man

By Paul Chavez Venice Dispatch The owner of a Venice Beach hotel was charged with murder Tuesday for the shooting death early Sunday of a 26-year-old homeless man, authorities said. Sris Sinnathamby, 54, was scheduled to be arraigned on Tuesday afternoon at the LAX Airport Branch of the Los Angeles County Superior Court, according to a statement by the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office. The case will be prosecuted by Deputy District Attorney John McKinney of the Major Crimes Division. Prosecutors were seeking bail to be set at $5 million. Sinnathamby, who owns the Cadillac Hotel on Dudley Avenue, has been charged with one count of murder in...

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Venice Beach Hotel Owner Charged with Murder in Shooting Death of Homeless Man...

Venice Beach Hotel Owner Charged with Murder in Shooting Death of Homeless Man

By Paul Chavez Venice Dispatch The owner of a Venice Beach hotel was charged with murder Tuesday for the shooting death early Sunday of a 26-year-old homeless man, authorities said. Sris Sinnathamby, 54, was scheduled to be arraigned on Tuesday afternoon at the LAX Airport Branch of the Los Angeles County Superior Court, according to a statement by the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office. The case will be prosecuted by Deputy District Attorney John McKinney of the Major Crimes Division. Prosecutors were seeking bail to be set at $5 million. Sinnathamby, who owns the Cadillac Hotel on Dudley Avenue, has been charged with one count of murder in...

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Bonin Seeking Increase in Developers’ Parking Fees in Venice...

Los Angeles City Councilman Mike Bonin has put forth a motion addressing the parking squeeze in Venice. Bonin in his November 12 motion asked for an increase in the “in-lieu fees” that developers have the option to pay instead of meeting parking requirements for real estate projects. The in-lieu fees were set in the Venice Coastal Zone Specific Plan development guidelines in 1999 at $18,000 per parking space and have not increased over the past 15 years as the area has experienced a real estate boom. “We need to get real about providing meaningful parking solutions in Venice so residents, customers, and tourists are able to park near their...

Venice Beach Hotel Owner Charged with Murder in Shooting Death of Homeless Man...

By Paul Chavez Venice Dispatch The owner of a Venice Beach hotel was charged with murder Tuesday for the shooting death early Sunday of a 26-year-old homeless man, authorities said. Sris Sinnathamby, 54, was scheduled to be arraigned on Tuesday afternoon at the LAX Airport Branch of the Los Angeles County Superior Court, according to a statement by the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office. The case will be prosecuted by Deputy District Attorney John McKinney of the Major Crimes Division. Prosecutors were seeking bail to be set at $5 million. Sinnathamby, who owns the Cadillac Hotel on Dudley Avenue, has been charged with one count of murder in the death of Jascent Warren, who was known to...

Venice Beach Hotel Owner Charged with Murder in Shooting Death of Homeless Man
posted on: Sep 1, 2015 | author: venicedispatch

Homeless Man, 26, Shot and Killed on Venice Beach Boardwalk...

A  26-year-old homeless man was shot and killed early Sunday morning and another man was wounded after a fight on the Venice Beach boardwalk escalated, authorities said. Officers from the Los Angeles Police Department’s Pacific Division responded to a radio call of assault with a deadly weapon with shots fired about 2 a.m. to the 300 block of Ocean Front Walk, said police Officer Norma Eisenman from a statement. Witnesses directed police to a black male in his 20s suffering from a gunshot wound and also to a second black male in his 40s with a gunshot wound to his leg, Eisenman said. Paramedics with the Los Angeles City Fire Department pronounced the younger victim dead at the...

posted on: Aug 30, 2015 | author: venicedispatch

Police Shoot and Kill Homeless Man in Venice...

A homeless man was shot and killed by police in Venice on Tuesday night after he fought with a bouncer and officers, officials said. The shooting occurred about 11:30 p.m. near the intersection of Pacific and Windward avenues after police received a radio call of a transient harassing passersby, said Officer Tony Im of the Los Angeles Police Department. The suspect fought with a bouncer in front of a business and a physical altercation also occurred with officers responding from the LAPD’s Pacific Division, Im said. During the altercation an officer involved shooting took place and the suspect was taken to a local hospital where he later died from his injuries, Im said. Detectives from the LAPD’s Force...

posted on: May 6, 2015 | author: venicedispatch

Gang Member Sentenced for 2012 Killing of Venice Resident Oscar Duncan...

A 25-year-old street gang member was sentenced Wednesday for the June 2012 killing of 23-year-old Venice resident Oscar Duncan. Hopeton Parsley was sentenced to 90 years to life in prison during a hearing at the LAX Airport Courthouse, said Ricardo Santiago, a spokesman for the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office. Parsley and co-defendant Kevin Green, 31, were found guilty of first-degree murder in February for the slaying of the popular youth pastor and Venice High School graduate. Green was scheduled to be sentenced June 5, Santiago said. He faces a sentence of 50 years to life in prison. Duncan was a 2006 graduate of Venice High School where he was a homecoming king and prom king and...

posted on: Apr 30, 2015 | author: venicedispatch

City Closes More than 500 Medical Marijuana Shops, Including 9 in Venice...

posted on: Apr 9, 2015 | author: venicedispatch

Los Angeles City Attorney Mike Feuer announced Thursday that his office has closed more than 500 medical marijuana dispensaries, including nine in Venice. “Today I’m proud to announce that in just the last twenty months, we’ve closed more than five hundred illegal medical marijuana businesses in Los Angeles.  Many were close to schools, child care centers and other sensitive sites.  Others were disrupting the quality of life in our neighborhoods,” Feuer said in a statement. “Our office has an extremely effective partnership with law enforcement and neighborhood stakeholders, and we’ve gotten momentum in our effort aggressively to enforce the will of the voters who enacted Proposition D,” he added. City voters in 2013 passed Proposition D that limited the number of dispensaries to the 135 that have operated since September 2007. The ordinance also increased the city tax on medical marijuana businesses from $50 to $60 for each $1,000...

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posted on: Apr 3, 2015 | author: venicedispatch

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Four Alleged Members of Venice Street Gang Ordered to Stand Trial...

posted on: Mar 27, 2015 | author: venicedispatch

Four alleged members of a Venice street gang were ordered to stand trial Thursday on multiple counts including murder for the shooting death of a seven-year-old boy. Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Mark A. Young after a five-week preliminary hearing at the LAX Airport Courthouse ruled there was enough evidence for Tradel Billy Faniel, 29; Paul Eugene Jamar, Jr. 20; Danielle Tonano Perez, 33, and Windel Roman Faniel, 27, to stand trial. The defendants face two counts of murder  and multiple accounts of attempted murder, said Los Angeles County Deputy District Attorney Kristin Trutanich of the Hardcore Gang Division. A Los Angeles Police Department officer during preliminary hearing testimony in mid-March identified all four defendants as members of the Venice Shoreline Crips street gang. The charges include gang and gun allegations and stem from a four-month shooting spree in the Mid-City area that included the fatal shooting of seven-year-old...

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