LA Bail Bonds News: Lenny Dykstra, Racial Tension in Riverside, & Bryan Stow

Here are the criminal going-ons of Los Angeles County in another segment of Bail Bonds News.

Lenny Dykstra Sentenced

Former Major League Baseball player Lenny Dykstra was sentenced by a L.A. County Superior Judge for grand theft auto with intention to sell or lease the cars.

Dykstra, of New York Mets and Philadelphia Phillies fame, was trying to switch from a no contest plea in order to fight the charges and stay out of jail. Instead, he faces a maximum of four years with a three year minimum in state prison.

He showed no remorse during the proceedings, claimed prosecutors. One victim, whose identity Dykstra stole to carry out his plot, did not even get an apology.

14-Year-Old Shot in Riverside

Lareanz Simmons, 14, was murdered by a Latino gunman on February 23rd while walking to his grandmother’s house after returning a video game to a friend. Witnesses say the assailant came out of a van and fired 5 or 6 shots at point blank range. The Riverside Poly High School freshman was in the ROTC program, was a good student, and had no affiliations with any gang activity.

The area has a history of Latino versus black gang violence, but had experienced calm for a few years. Now, tensions are elevated between the two groups and police have been called for an increased number of shootings and weapon stockpiles.

Trying to quell the rising fury, Riverside Police Chief Sergio Diaz said there was a $50,000 reward for information leading to an arrest. Justice is needed to appease the Simmons family and restore peace to the neighborhood.

Bryan Stow Enters Rehab

In a story we reported on dating back to MLB opening day one year ago, San Francisco native Bryan Stow was attacked after a LA Dodgers home game and put into a coma. Two Dodgers’ fans were taunting Stow after their team won and then hit him from behind. The result was a coma and increased security at Dodger Stadium.

Nearly a year later, Stow has finally been released from Santa ClaraValley Medical Center to begin rehabilitation. He suffered massive brain trauma and has a hard time remembering how to perform simple tasks, like eating.

The two suspects are awaiting trial and the Stow family is suing the Dodgers for $50 million worth of damages.


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