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27-year veteran LAPD Gang and Narcotics detective charged with grand theft

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27-year veteran detective Ramon Alvarez of the Los Angeles Police Department Gang and Narcotics Division was arrested Friday and charged with grand theft upon him serving an arrest warrant at a suspected narcotics location when a fellow detective witnessed Alvarez take money from said site, according to a statement released by the LAPD.

The detective that witnessed Alvarez take money from the site immediately notified his supervisor, and Alvarez’s official vehicle was searched. Money that was believed to belong to the narcotics suspect was found inside Alvarez’s vehicle, according to the LAPD statement. LAPD’s Internal Affairs Criminal Investigation Division then arrested Alvarez for grand theft.

“I am extremely disturbed and shocked by the arrest, but heartened by the actions of the detective who immediately reported what appeared to be criminal behavior,” said Police Chief Charlie Beck in a report in the Los Angeles Times.

Bail was set at $20,000 and Alvarez was placed on administrative leave, pending the outcome of the criminal investigation, as well as the outcome of an administrative investigation.

“The arrest of an LAPD officer and a classmate is shocking and very disappointing,” said Tyler Izen, President of the Los Angeles Police Protective League in the Los Angeles Times report. “We expect law enforcement officers to hold themselves to the highest moral standards in their professional and personal lives, making the news doubly upsetting.”

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911 call released by LA fire officials on Demi Moore smoking incident

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49-year old actress Demi Moore, mother of 3 daughters from former husband Bruce Willis, suffered convulsions after smoking an undisclosed substance, according to an emergency 911 recorded call from last Monday in which she was described as being “barely semi-conscious.” The recording was released by Los Angeles fire officials and captures the few minutes it took paramedics to arrive as friends surrounded the actress who had collapsed. In the recording, an unidentified female is asked by the emergency operator “is she breathing normal?” The female responded and stated “No, not so normal. More kind of shaking, convulsing, burning up.”

When the operator asked if Moore had ingested or smoked anything, the female replied: “She smoked something. It’s not marijuana but it is similar to incense,” according to a BBC News report, although the complete reply was redacted on the advice of the city attorney’s office citing federal medical privacy rules. “She’s been having some issues lately with some other stuff,” said the female.

Asked by the operator if this had happened before, the female voice said: “There’s been some stuff recently that we’re all just finding out.”

Apparently, as the call was about to end, Moore began to improve when a man got on the telephone and told the operator that Demi Moore had calmed down and began speaking.

Demi Moore’s publicist had previously declared that Moore was suffering from exhaustion post her divorce from Ashton Kutcher, 16 years her junior at 33, last November.

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Wheel of Fortune host declares they were repeatedly drunk on air

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America’s favorite game show of times past Wheel of Fortune host Pat Sajack appeared on ESPN2 Tuesday and declared he used to host the game show while intoxicated. Sajack on Dan LeBatard is Highly Questionable said about his drunken game show days that when he first started the game show he was much younger and could tolerate the alcohol. Sajack said that he and Vanna White, who he commented smelled “great,” would take 2 ½ dinner breaks at Los Arcos (now Acapulco Restaurant) in Burbank across from NBC and usually have around 4 margaritas, or more, only to return to the studio and have difficulty recognizing letters of the alphabet.

“I had a great time,” Sajak continued. “I have no idea if the shows were any good, but no one said anything, so I guess I did OK.”

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