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Friday, May 4, 2007

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Man Arrested for Vandalizing Councilmember Jack Weiss Office

Los Angeles: A 32-year-old man was arrested for vandalizing the field office of Los Angeles City Councilmember Jack Weiss with anti-Semitic posters glued to the front entrance doors and windows.

On May 3, 2007, at about 6:00 a.m., an employee from the neighboring business witnessed the incident and provided investigators with a detailed description of the suspect responsible for the crime. Investigators noted that this description closely matched that of an individual, Adonis Irwin, who patrol officers had stopped the previous day for creating a disturbance with the Council's staff. With the information provided, investigators were able to obtain a search warrant for Irwin's residence, located less than a mile from Weiss' office. A search of Irwin's home resulted in the recovery of evidence linking him to the crime.

As detectives were preparing to leave the location, Irwin was sighted fleeing the neighborhood. Officers arrested Irwin in the 4600 block of Natick Avenue without incident.

Adonis Irwin, a male white, was booked for Felony Vandalism with Hate Crime enhancements for the language posted and bail set at $40,000.

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