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Police Files (Cont.)

Dove release owner with 57 guns, practice bomb, and Nazi paraphernalia arraigned today

According to a press release issued by the OC District Attorney’s Office on Thursday, Mitchell Ralph Todd, 51, of Huntington Beach, is scheduled to be arraigned today, Friday, Dec 28, at 8:30 a.m., for felony criminal threats against a customer, a Laguna Beach resident. 

Todd is charged with one felony count of criminal threats. The maximum sentence is three years in state prison.

At the time of the alleged crimes, Todd was the owner of OC Doves and was hired by the victim to release the doves at his son’s funeral. Based upon a dispute on the day of the funeral involving scheduling and payment, Todd did not render his services nor was he paid. 

On Monday, Nov 10, Todd is accused of requesting payment from the victim. The next day, he is accused of leaving the victim a series of threatening text messages and voicemails and further demanding payment.

Police Files arsenal

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Courtesy of LBPD

Arsenal found at defendant’s house includes 57 firearms, 30,000 rounds of ammunition, and practice bomb

“Todd first threatened with court proceedings, but quickly appeared to become upset and further threatened to have specific people come to his work and to his relatives’ home until he was paid,” LBPD Spokesperson PIO Sgt Jim Cota said.

In the last voicemail left for the victim, Todd is accused of recording the sound of a handgun slide being pulled back and released as if chambering a round.

During a search of Todd’s house, LBPD, who investigated the case, located 57 firearms, nearly 30,000 rounds of ammunition, over 100 magazines, a practice bomb, several body armors, swords, and Nazi paraphernalia.

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Courtesy of LBPD

Todd will be arraigned today for alleged criminal threats against a customer, a Laguna local

LBPD arrested the defendant on an arrest warrant on Thursday, Dec 13. 

Deputy District Attorney Laila Nikaien, Special Prosecutions Unit, is the prosecutor on the case. The arraignment will take place at Department H-7, Harbor Justice Center, 4601 Jamboree Road in Newport Beach.

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