Independent from Long Beach, California on January 26, 1975 · Page 3
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Independent from Long Beach, California · Page 3

Long Beach, California
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Sunday, January 26, 1975
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" · " Hayes to ask ·" ' ' ·' . · · ' · · : .I' "-' . ' . ' '.- ' ·', ·' · . major shift in youth justice . Our L.A. Bureau Supervisor James Hayes, who for the past several months has ' been looking into the county's juvenile justice system, said he plans to release a package of proposed sweeping changes for the system Monday. Hayes, who represents the county's Fourth District, added that he hopes to gain the. support of his fellow supervisors in order to make the changes. During another in his series of hearings Friday, the supervisor took testimony from a number of officials specializing in juvenile justice as well as from 'community leaders and youths who have felt the effects of the system. One of those testifying was Los Angeles Police Chief Ed Davis, who called for a united front in seeking changes in juvenile laws. Davis said if various groups such as prosecutors, police, courts and county supervisors went to the Legislature with individual proposals, they might give lawmakers an excuse not to act. . However, differences surfaced at the hearing when Judge William P. Hogoboom, former supervising judge of the Juvenile Court, took issue with Dist. Atty. Joseph . Busch's stance that 16 and 17-year-olds accused of serious crimes be tried as adults. Hogoboom said he felt such a move would amount to "overkill" and would shift several thousand cases a year into the Superior Court system. From there, he said, as many as 80 per cent of the-' cases would be shifted back to Juvenile Court. Instead, he said, Juvenile Court judges should be given discretion in referring cases for trial in adult court. Busch disagreed with the judge, saying, "People who violate the rights of others knowlingly and willingly should be punished." , The district attorney said he felt that in some extreme cases even 14 and 15-year-olds should be declared unfit for trial by the juvenile system. Other speakers insisted that if some juveniles were to be tried in adult court the,y should be given the full constitutional rights that adults have. . One youth told Hayes that he felt schools administrators should not be anxious to suspend or expel gang members for minor violations but should bring them into the school system to do constructive work: "Instead of suspending a gang member for writing on walls the school administration should give him some paint and show him how to paint murals," the youth said. 2 accused sex deviates treated Two men accused of numerous sexual adventures with small boys in an Orange County baseball club they sponsored were taken. Saturday to Patton State Hospital for psychatric treatment. Edgar Herbert Mohan Jr.; 45, who owns a furniture store in Buena Park, and Gregory Woodard Greene, 24, who managed the Fountain Valley ball team and was its coach, were ordered confined for examinations and treatment as mentally disordered sex offenders. Judge Kenneth Lae in Santa Ana Superior Court said that their trial was delayed pending reports of their treatment. He set April 21 as the date for Patton Hospital officials to report on the treatment. Deputy Probation Officer Paul R. Whittington re-; ported to Lae that Greene had told him that Mohan agreed to sponsorship of the Little League club providing Greene would bring young boys to him at the Newport Beach apartment where Mohan lived. Whittington's report to the court said that Greene had admitted that many young boys taken to the Mohan apartment were given liquor and then persuaded to engage in sexual affairs. Police nabbed both Greene' and Mohan after a, 12- year-old boy was found unconscious last Aug. 2 on the lawn of a hospital in Huntington Beach. He subsequently told officers that Greene had given him liquor, sexually molested him and then choked him unconscious. Illegal drugs seized; 3 held Approximately one million amphetamines were seized and three persons arrested Saturday by state Bureau of Narcotics investigators and Hermosa Beach and Santa Monica police. Authorities said the pills were rwrcvered at Phillips and Son Legal Researchers, 911 Pico Blvd., Santa Monica, also the address of Freedom Assistance Legal Aid Inc. Police did not say what type of businesses they 31*G Officers said Robert Dubarr, 46, 323 Neece St., Long Beach, and Frances Louise Wolff, 24, of the same address, and William R. Phillips, 52, of Topanga Canyon were arrested in the 2 a.m. raid at the Pico address. They were booked on two counts each of possession of dangerous drugs. They said a "quantity of cocaine and numerous firearms" plus $4,000 in cash were also confiscated. Officers said the arrests stemmed from a narcotics investigation in Hermosa Beach. They said more arrests would be made shortly. Babysitter finds body of slain Montebello mother A Montebello w o m a n was f o u n d slabbed to death in the hallway of her home Saturday, police said. They said the body of Betty De la Peza, 33, of 1519 Germain Drive, was discovered at 8:50 a.m. by a friend returning the victim's 5-year-old daughter after babysitting her for Ihe night. Police said the woman had been stabbed numerous times and sexually molested. Investigators said they believed she was murdered Friday night, They said there was also evidence that a small fire had been set in the house, but that it did only minor damage. . INDEPENDENT PRESS-TELEGRAM Sunday, January II, \m Vel. II, No. ! PhMS HE ""I ;;;:nd dill PotlMt Plld II lent MKhCllNM. PANEL ON RTD SET ' C ' Our Stale Bureau SACRAMENTO--- The Assembly Transportation Committee's newly formed subcommittee on Southern California Regional Transportation will hold a day-long, meeting in Long Beach Feb. 7, chairman Frank Vicencia has announced. Vicencia, D-Bellflower, said the meeting would be held in the City Council chambers starting at 10 a.m. · · · : - · · / -.·'·. ^'--v'--^ : ··. · :' Fourlissues will be discussed, he said. --Does the present composition and authority of the Southern California" Rapid Transit District permit it to fulfill its legislative mandate? --What, if any, changes are needed in the composition and authority of the RTD to make its task easier? --Should the operators of California's largest bus system also have the responsibility of developing a mass-transit system? --What are the potential sources of future funding for the RTD? Public outcry follows release . J ,'.' · £·; ' . ' . : . ' · ' ' . . . . . . . ' . of 2 brothers held in killing Twin brothers nabbed with a suspected slayer after an intensive manhunt Tuesday in the Santa Ana Canyon were released from custody--causing a public outcry which Anaheim police answered Saturday. Chief Harold Bastrup said his officers "have strong feelings" about the release of the 17-year-old boys picked up with their brother, Glen E. O'Connor,-18, of Riverside. O'Connor and his brothers were flushed out of hiding near Orange County's Featherly Park after Holland E. Nesmith, 54, was shot twice in the neck during a holdup at his home at 6060 Santa Ana Canyon Road. However, O'Connor was charged with the murder of Mrs. Margaret B. Lissy, 56, who was slain Jan. 7 at her home near Nesmith's, as climax to a robbery. In addition, O'Connor is charged with robbery, assault with a deadly weapon and burglary. His arraignment is scheduled Thursday in Santa Ana Municipal Court. · Bastrup said "since the possibility of future legal action (against the twins) still exists, we cannot release any information to the press relative to this crime which might later be a cause for unsuccessful prosecution." The Chief did not disclose how they linked O'Connor with the slaying of Mrs. Lissy. ' County changes ey Revision of Orange County's methods o{ hiring architects and engineers was recommended in a report to be filed with the county supervisors Tuesday. Pepperdine University's School of Law, which did the study under contract with the county, suggested new procedures for employment, recommending a selection board of architects and engineers. The investigators also recommended that each professional outline his fee structure as a part of his bid for county work. As it is now. CARRIER DELIVERY OULY»HD SUNDAY SUNDitQNLY SIHOLE COPY SUNO*Y .............. DAILY .............. 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Full size BSR turntable. (8TP14) CLOSEOUT Gals' Turtlenecks Digital Clock Radio Orig. 2.99/yd. Polyester Double Knit Jacquards Assorted solid colors. A fantastic buy on long sleeved ibbed turtlenecks. Acrilan acrylic. Colors. S.M.L Capehart AM/FM unit features lighted digital clock, wake to music. (DC10) Sale Starts Sunday, Jan. 26, Ends Wed. Jan. 29,1975 Ui« Your JCPenney Charge TORRANCE LAKEWOOD Sepulveda and Hawthorn* 0|»n Dally, »|30 to 9|30) Sunday, 10 to* Carton at Paramount Op.n Dolly, 9i30 te 9tlOi tunday, 10 to 6

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