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LASD - Los Angeles County Sheriffs Dept Information Bureau (SIB)
Saturday July 23rd, 2011 :: 06:10 a.m. PDT

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*Press Release* Lawndale man arrested for Grand Theft of golf clubs and Possession of Marijuana For Sales

On Friday, July 22, 2011, adjacent to Alondra Park Golf Course, 16400 S. Prairie Ave., Lawndale, CA 90260, Parks Bureau Special Problems Team Deputies arrested a man for Grand Theft, Possession of Marijuana for Sale, Possession of a Firearm with the Serial Number Removed, and Possession of Stolen Property.

The Deputies conducted a grand theft operation using a golf bag and golf clubs valued over $1,000 as bait. Deputies working in a undercover capacity saw the suspect steal the golf bag and clubs from one of the undercover vehicles. Deputies followed him into his residence located in Lawndale, adjacent to the Golf Course, arrested him for this theft, and recovered the stolen golf bag and clubs.

While inside the suspect's home deputies smelled a strong odor of Marijuana emitting from the suspect's bedroom. After further investigation deputies discovered approximately 5 pounds of Marijuana inside of five clear plastic bags, a nine millimeter hand gun with the serial number removed, digital scales and over $2,000 in U.S. Currency, all which are commonly used in the sales of Marijuana.

The suspect Joe Albert Wolfe, Male, White, thirty-nine years-of-age is a resident of Lawndale, was arrested for Grand Theft, Possession of Marijuana for Sale, Possession of a Firearm with the Serial Number Removed, and Possession of Stolen Property. He was booked at Lennox Sheriff's Station and is being held in lieu of $70,000 bail.

The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department's Parks Bureau is dedicated to providing a safe and drug free environment at all Los Angeles County parks.

For additional information regarding this event, please contact Sergeant Don Rubio, at (310) 877-7496.

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Deputy Paul Schrader
Parks Bureau
2101 N. Highland Avenue, Bungalow – D
Los Angeles, CA 90068
(310) 499-8531
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