First – a special thanks to LAPD Pacific Division Officers Vargas and Espinosa who were critical in working this case…they still work the Venice Task Force and are awesome! As we reported when Noe Rodrigues was arrested after crossing the border into Calexico in 2011 – he has been held to stand trial and just plead guilty-word has he has been sentenced to 21 yrs in jail. Another well known Venetian Johnny Mitchell – owner of the lost and now found power Pomeranian Austin heard the shots and reported the crime. He followed Noe as he fled on a bike and gave a description to police.
Read the previous story and details here… a great example of what happens when citizens and LAPD work together to help solve crime!