LAX TSA agent arrested for theft
LOS ANGELES, Calif.—A 37-year-old Transportation Security Administration worker at Los Angeles International Airport was arrested on suspicion of stealing items from passengers’ bags, police said.
Paul Yashou was arrested by members of a task force investigating thefts at the airport, said Officer Bruce Borihanh of the Los Angeles Police Department.
“TSA has a zero tolerance for theft and will work with authorities to hold our employees accountable,” TSA Los Angeles International Airport Federal Security director Randy Parsons said.
“TSA will assist in prosecuting any employee caught violating the public trust to the fullest extent of the law.”
Yashou is being held in lieu of $20,000 bail.
LOS ANGELES, Calif.—LAX is safer today than it was after the 9/11 terrorist attacks, thanks to $1.6 billion spent on improving security over the past decade, but the airport needs better communication between police agencies, a report released today said.
LOS ANGELES, Calif.—The Los Angeles Police Department today urged Southlanders to remain vigilant about passing on possible terrorist-related information to authorities.
The plea was made in the wake of last week's discovery of packages containing explosive materials that were shipped from Yemen and addressed to religious sites in Chicago.
Security was beefed up at airports across the country, and security officials at Los Angeles International Airport convened an emergency meeting on Friday morning.
LOS ANGELES, Calif.—A Los Angeles police sergeant arrested Sunday on suspicion of breaking into a woman’s home is on paid leave today, pending an investigating.
San Bernardino County sheriff’s deputies arrested Lucien Daigle, 44, of Highland, Sunday evening not far from the woman’s home in the 8900 block of Tres Lagos Drive near Redlands, sheriff’s Sgt. Paul Morrison said.
The woman, who was not identified, told deputies she came home from walking her dogs, found her back door open and a man inside, Morrison said.
The son of Los Angeles’ recently retired fire chief has been charged with bribing a Transportation Security Administration (TSA) agent at LAX to help him smuggle at least 10 pounds of marijuana onto a flight.
Millage J. Peaks IV, the 23-year-old son of former Los Angeles Fire Department Chief Millage Peaks, was arrested Sunday and charged a day later with bribing a public official, according to FBI spokeswoman Laura Eimiller.
TSA employee Dianna Perez, 28, of Inglewood, also was arrested and charged with accepting the alleged bribe, Eimiller said.
LOS ANGELES, Calif.—Traffic is expected to particularly heavy throughout West Los Angeles and Culver City tomorrow to accommodate President Barack Obama's fundraising visit to the Southland.
Obama is scheduled to arrive at Los Angeles International Airport at 2:30 p.m. He will attend at a fundraiser at Sony Pictures Studios in Culver City, where he is scheduled to speak around 4:30 p.m., then attend a private fundraiser at a Brentwood restaurant.