Los Angeles: Los Angeles Police
Department Commercial Crimes Division detectives announce the
arrest of Ronald Eugene Griffin for Fraudulent Recorded
On March 18,
2019, around 12:20 p.m., officers received a radio call of a
“trespass suspect” near the 1200 block of Benedict Canyon Drive.
Upon arrival, officers were met by employees of the residence, who
knew the true property owner of the residence. They reported that
suspect Ronald Eugene Griffin was trying to gain entry by
compromising the locks of the residence. Suspect Griffin claimed to
be the new owner of the residence. The employees immediately
notified the police of the suspects’ unauthorized access to the
Officers contacted detectives from the Los Angeles Police
Department Commercial Crimes Division for assistance with
identifying the real property owner.
Detectives interviewed the property owner who did not know suspect
Griffin and did not give anyone authorization to have the title of
the residence changed. Griffin had changed the title of the
residence without the victim’s knowledge and attempted to forcibly
gain entry onto the house.
Los Angeles Police Department presented the case to the District
Attorney Office for review. On June 17, 2019, the District
Attorney’s Office filed (1) count of 115(a) PC, Fraudulent Recorded
Document and (1) count of 484(a)/490.2 PC, Petty Theft, against
On June 20, 2019, Los Angeles Police Department, Commercial Crimes
Division, Due Diligence Unit served the arrest warrant on Griffin,
Anyone with information regarding this matter or knowledge of other
properties affected by the actions of Ronald Eugene Griffin is
encouraged to call Commercial Crimes Division, Detective Manuel
Segura at (213) 486-6620. During off-hours or on weekends, calls
may be directed to a 24-hour, toll-free number at 1-877-LAPD-24-7
(527-3247). Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call the L.A.
Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477) or go
directly to www.lacrimestoppers.org. Tipsters may also visit
lapdonline.org, and click on “Anonymous Web Tips” under the “Get
Involved-Crime Stoppers” menu to submit an online tip. Lastly,
tipsters may download the “P3 Tips” mobile application and select
the L.A. Regional Crime Stoppers as their local program.