The Los Angeles Times from Los Angeles, California on April 5, 1974 · 50
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The Los Angeles Times from Los Angeles, California · 50

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Friday, April 5, 1974
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1 2 PirtU-fri.April5,i974 Arrest in Horns Search Refusal Ruled Illegal LEWIS SAN FRANCISCO (UP1 The California Supreme Court ruled Thursday that police do not have the right to arrest and search a person who verbally and passively refuses them the right to search his home for a crime suspect. The 4-3 ruling came in the case of Snerrie Jean Wetzel of Los Angeles, who was convicted in a lower court of drug possession after police found Seconal on her person after her arrest at her home. She was arrested when police came to the door of her home and told Miss Wetzel they wanted to search the house for a juvenile suspected of breaking a nearby store window. The woman told the officers to "get the hell out of here if you don't have a search warrant." One officer told her they did not need a warrant if they wera in pursuit of a suspect, but she still denied them permission and stood in the doorway. She was threatened with arrest but still refused to let them enter. The officers then handcuffed her and searched the residence, failing to find the suspect. At police headquarters, Miss Wetzel was routinely searched and found to be in possession of seconal. She first entered a plea of guilty to drug posses-, sion but later decided to fight the conviction on grounds that the evidence was obtained illegally. The Supreme Court majority agreed.. It said that if( her passive refusal to let police enter was the sole reason for her arrest, then the search of her person violated her Fourth Amendment rights regarding illegal .search and seizure; Continued from First Page A guilty plea also was entered by 58-year-old North Hollywood machine shop operator John F. Raf-ferty on a charge of lewd vagrancy. He was fined $300 and placed on two years' probation. Grodin has obtained convictions against Mel Reynolds, 38, a Cudahy truck driver involved in the making of homosexual movies, and Daniel Marvin Yert, 29, the manager of a downtown Los Angeles data processing firm. Reynolds is scheduled for sentencing April 12 on two counts of sex perversion and two counts of bribery solicitation involv-, ing a witness in the case. Yert is to be sentenced May 13 on four counts of sex perversion, three of oral copulation and one of sodomy, i Walter Gene Morton, 28, of Hollywood, a former YMCA counselor on Santa Catalina Island, was acquitted of five felony counts in a jury trial. Trials are set for April 22 on 8exvpeversJon, charges against Georgs Easter, 30, a Playa del Rey m a Intenance contractor, and Gregorio Orozco Jr., 26, of Hollywood. Still being sought by authorities are Bill Byars, 37, a Hollywood film producer and reported heir to the Humble Oil fortune; Bill Johnson, 55, of Houston, a photographer employed by Byars, and Guy Strait, 53, of Los Angles, a producer and distributor of so-called "chicken gay films." " - , , Grodin said he believes all three men are In Europe. He explained that "chicken gay" is the term used to described movies highlighting sex acts by young boys. Housing Official OKd WASHINGTON Wl The Senate Thursday confirmed the nomination of James L. Mitchell of Eyanston, 111., to be undersecretary of Housing and Urban Development. S 'addle-up in the 'Drake oxford by Stride Rite. Handsome new styling with sturdy heel and top stitching. Navycamel. Infants sizes 6-8, $15 Child's 84-12; 16.50 Youthsl2H-3,18.50 Boys' sizes 3Vi-6, 20.50 Men s sizes 65-9, 22.50 Young Shoes 4 E brtref fun timers, pants 'n' tops Snazzy Celanese Fortrei polyester and cotton seersucker pants and knit T-shirts by Donmoor. Left: placket front shirt. White, red, navy. Sized 4-7, 5 8-20, $6 Belted, cuffed trousers. Red or navy seersucker plaid combinations. Sized 4-7 reg., slim, $7 , Sized 8-14 reg., slim, $9 Center: crew neck T-shirr, patch pocketed. Red, navy, white. Sized 4-7, $4 Also sized 8-20, $5 Walking shorts. Zip front, two pockets, belt loops. Red or navy. Sized 4-7 slim, reg., 4.75 Sized 8-14, slim and regular, $6 Right: V-neck, two-piece look shirt. Navywhite, redwhite. Sized 4-7, $4 Sized 8-20, S5 : Also in brown combo, . except in Lakewood, la Habra, Northridge. Boys' 4 to 7, Boys' Clothing Fortrel is a registered trademark of Fiber Industries, Inc. ORDER BY MAIL OR PHONE 486-5900 or your toll free number listed below... SHOP EVENINGS MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY TILL 9:30. EXCEPT PASADENA TILL 9:00. noS7MTnwM vnvmv atjt 2W2i ciede pi Art. 44?-6in u Ubrid Am 635 1191 h-DoTorr.. Am 78I24W u ' tomivmirvniT 'ft rrantr, rftrM, .. .... ' Fenundo-No. Hollywood Art. 395-9511 Mlito Are 837-6121 Ut Monka-Wcx La Aorta Art. 714I71M03J tulkmm xKJDAY ONLY 1JLL 7o0, ORDER. FROM BULLOCK'S, 7TH & HILL, LA. 90014 OR CALL 486-5900 OR YOUR TOLL FREE NUMBER Ana Hnthome-n Am 7I4J47-72U Sum Am Am J-4674 Oninnao Vdier-Om s ' wiwvu.Huimuu Ckmna-Su Juin Opir.mi Am 644-5220 UM inch Am M7-7I3J tiwiide 714625-3523 FonouOuri Am DOWNTOWN PASADENA WESTWOOD SANTA ANA SHERMAN OAKS n LAKEWOOD H DEL AMO LA HABRA B NORTHRIDGE B SOUTH COAST PLAZA

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