Man Breaks New Record Under Liberal 'Catch And Release' Policy, Arrested Several Times In One Day
California, along with the numerous other states that keep releasing criminals because of pandemic concerns, needs to come up with a better plan. That cannot be more obvious than in this story where their 'catch and release' program leads one man to believe it's a criminal free for all out there.
FoxNews broke the story:
"A man in California was arrested three times over the course of 12 hours on Wednesday -- including for allegedly leading officers on a pursuit -- and was only given citations and released each time due to the statewide zero-bail policy amid the coronavirus outbreak, according to officials.
The Glendora Police Department said Friday on Facebook that 24-year-old Dijon Landrum from Monterey Park racked up three citations between 8:28 a.m. and 8:50 p.m. on Wednesday after three incidents in the city located about 23 miles east of Los Angeles.
"We want to thank all of the citizens that helped with this investigation, particularly those that called when they noticed something suspicious," police said.
According to police, the first incident happened around 8:28 a.m. when officers responding to a call of a man who was attempting to break into a vehicle on the 1400 block of South Grand Avenue.
When officers arrived at the scene, they contacted Landrum, who was attempting to drive away in a stolen vehicle from the East Los Angeles area. In addition to driving a stolen vehicle, police said the 24-year-old had stolen property and narcotics with him.
"Landrum was arrested," police said. "Due to the California Zero-Bail Policy, he was issued a citation and released."
It seems that 'citation' wasn't a strong enough message- of course not. Our criminal friend saw the writing on the wall and went back to causing havoc. The police reported:
"One hour after Landrum was released, officers received a call around 2:20 p.m. of an unknown man carrying a box and walking through the front yards of homes.
"It appeared that the male was placing items in this box as he was walking through the properties," police said.
When officers arrived on the scene, they encountered Landrum for the second time, reportedly with a box of stolen property. He was issued a second citation and released."
Another citation? I guess they figured it worked so well the first time? Landrum did exactly what you would expect him to and went on to allegedly commit another crime. Seriously, this has to be a record.
According to reports, several hours later around 8:50 p.m., officers received a call of a vehicle that had been stolen out of a parking lot on the 1300 block of South Grand Avenue.
Can you guess who it was? Yep, Landrum. This time he was arrested for 'possession of a stolen vehicle and evading police'.
On their Facebook post the Glendora Police Department wrote: "With assistance from outside agencies (LA County Sheriffs and California Highway Patrol), they located the vehicle and a pursuit began. The pursuit ultimately ended in Pasadena, and Dijon Landrum was again arrested for being in possession of a stolen vehicle, and also for evading officers. Due to the California Zero-Bail Policy, Landrum was released with his third citation of the day."
The 'Zero-Bail Policy' doesn't seem to be effective. If anything it seems like it's causing more issues for officers than necessary. What do you think? Let me know in the comments below.