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Trio arrested in suspected meth sales bust at Mobil

On Saturday, Aug 17, at 11:38 p.m., at the 100 block of N Coast Hwy, an LBPD officer conducted an occupied vehicle check at the Mobil gas station. 

According to Jordan Villwock, LBPD Emergency Operations Coordinator, “In plain sight the officer saw a syringe within the vehicle. After a further search was conducted, an ounce of methamphetamine and baggies were located.” 

One female allegedly possessed a syringe and another female allegedly possessed a syringe and had an outstanding warrant from Redondo Beach Police Department, Villwock said.

“The male was arrested for possession of a controlled substance for sale and transportation of a controlled substance for sale,” Villwock said. “Additionally, a Walmart barcode scanner was recovered inside one of the female’s purses and she was subsequently charged with possession of lost property.” 

Richard Charles Flanagan II, 55, of Nevada, was arrested for alleged possession of methamphetamine for sale and transporting or selling methamphetamine. His bail was set for $1,000.

Tina Lynn Stattman, 33, of Nevada, was arrested for alleged possession of controlled substance paraphernalia. Her bail was set at $500.

Kelly Gene Scharrer, 42, of Nevada, was arrested for alleged possession of controlled substance paraphernalia and on a warrant for possession of controlled substance paraphernalia, possession of methamphetamine, and possession of a controlled substance. Bail was set at $35,000 for Scharrer.

Editor’s Note: An arrest contains allegations that a suspect has committed a crime. Every suspect is presumed to be innocent until and unless proven guilty in court.

LBPD receives reports of juvies throwing water balloons at pedestrians

On Thursday, Aug 15, at 1:28 p.m., at South Coast Highway and West Street, LBPD received a report in reference to “several vehicles of juvies throwing water balloons at pedestrians.”

According to police records, “When [the] RP got down to the beach several other people advised that the same thing happened to them as well.”

According to Villwock, “Unfortunately the officers were unable to locate [the juveniles]. If located, and they were either observed by a police officer or a victim wanted to sign a citizen’s arrest, they could cited.”