Seven Arrested in an Illegal Gambling Operation NR24090ti/hg

March 5, 2024

Los Angeles: The Los Angeles Police Department’s Southeast Area Vice Unit is announcing the arrest of seven suspects believed to be involved in an Illegal Gambling Operation.

On February 29, 2024, around 9 p.m., Vice officers conducted a search warrant near the 10000 block of South Main Street. This investigation stemmed from a LA Regional Crime Stoppers anonymous tip involving illegal gambling and narcotics activity.

During the operation, several illegal gambling machines, narcotics, and a firearm were recovered. Additionally, the following adults were arrested and cited for Los Angeles Municipal Code, Section 43.13.2, Present at a Gambling Location or for outstanding felony warrants. All are Los Angeles residents:

Suspect-1: Rodney Marsall, 42-years-old, Release from Custody Citation #J95301

Suspect-2: Rumaldo Agustin, 33-years-old, Release from Custody Citation #J95267

Suspect-3: Nikita Smith, 48-years-old, Release from Custody Citation #J95261

Suspect-4: Milagro Rivas, 34-years-old, Release from Custody Citation #J95323

Suspect-5: Brandon Banks, 20-years-old, Felony Warrant for 459 PC, Booking #6768408

Suspect-6: Jermaine Pinson, 46-years-old, Felony Warrant for 32 PC, Booking #6768424

Suspect-7: Swerte Patterson, 39-years-old, Felony Warrant for 3355B1 PC, Booking #6768441.

Anyone with information about these types of incidents is asked to call the Southeast Area Vice Detail at (213) 972-1017. During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (1-877-527-3247). Anyone wishing to remain anonymous can call the LA Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477) or go directly to Lastly, tipsters may also download the “P3 Tips” mobile application and select the LA Regional Crime Stoppers as their local program.