May 23, 2022 Breaking News, Latest News, and Videos

Santa Monica Man Fined for Hosting Glendora Party

Santa Monica resident Davante Bell fined $1,450 by Glendora police

By Toi Creel

A Santa Monica man is facing fines for organizing an illegal mansion party in Glendora last weekend.

26-year-old Davante Bell was fined $1,450 after refusing to comply with orders from Glendora police that called for him to cancel the “100 Summers Mansion Party” party on August 22.

According to Glendora police, the party violated the City code and the Los Angeles County Health Department Order for non-essential gatherings during the coronavirus pandemic.

It included “musical guests” and “off-site bus transportation”.

Bell was warned prior to the event that he needed to cancel, but instead held the party and shut it down a little after midnight when police were preparing the citation.

The $1,450 fine Bell received was broken down into two separate citations: a $450 fine for an unidentified violation and a $1,000 fine for violating the hosting guidelines prohibiting large gatherings.

In addition to Bell’s fine, another person unrelated to the party planning was arrested for a misdemeanor bench warrant. Police also gave out five vehicle code violations, 19 parking tickets and impounded one vehicle.

This isn’t Bell’s first run-in with police.

He is a registered sex offender and his criminal record starts back in 2013 from a robbery and an attempted robbery case. According to court records, he was sentenced to three years probation as an accessory to the crime. He also pled guilty to attempted robbery in October 2016 and spent two years in state prison.

Bell was also arrested in September 2019 for running a check forging scam out of Thousand Oaks. He stole around $8,000 from eight victims ranging in age from 16 to 21.

In addition to the fine by police, Glendora officials are also coming after Bell with administrative fines and fees and potential litigation against him and the actual owner of the home.

in Crime, News
Related Posts

Los Angeles Metro Sees 15.9 Percent Increase in Median Rent

May 20, 2022

May 20, 2022

Median rent of $2,258, according to recent report By Dolores Quintana The ongoing pandemic has exacerbated the issues of housing...

New Renderings for Frank Gehry Hotel Development in Santa Monica

May 20, 2022

May 20, 2022

Project would include hotel, apartments, retail and a museum By Dolores Quintana Slowly but surely, plans for a  Frank Gehry-designed...

Shared Mobility Plummets in Santa Monica

May 20, 2022

May 20, 2022

Recent report also shows that nearly half of riders make over $100,000 By Sam Catanzaro Shared mobility use in Santa...

Christopher Dishlip Selected as Santa Monica’s New Assistant Director of Public Works

May 20, 2022

May 20, 2022

Public Works Director Rick Valte announced the selection of Christopher Dishlip as Santa Monica’s new Assistant Director of Public Works....

Letter to Editor: Response to Himmelrich’s “We Walk the Talk” Column

May 20, 2022

May 20, 2022

By Beau Marks As a Santa Monica resident, I am dismayed by Sue Himmelrich’s response (“We Walk the Talk,” Santa...

Motional And UberEats Launch Autonomous Deliveries In Santa Monica

May 18, 2022

May 18, 2022

There Are Plans For Expansion Into The Rest Of Los Angeles Motional, a global driverless technology leader, and Uber Technologies...

Winston Pies Opening Third Location In Santa Monica

May 18, 2022

May 18, 2022

The restaurant used to be known as ButterCrust Pies Winston Pies is staying in Santa Monica when opening their third...

Only 10 Vaquita Porpoises Survive, But The Species May Not Be Doomed

May 17, 2022

May 17, 2022

Hope remains for the porpoise species not only survive but thrive with human help. By Stuart Wolpert The vaquita porpoise,...

The American Cinematheque Brings “Bleak Week” To Santa Monica’s Aero Theatre And The Los Feliz Three Theatre

May 17, 2022

May 17, 2022

33 Films From 18 Countries In One Week. By Dolores Quintana Sometimes when things are tough and you’re feeling down,...

Man Who Murdered His Family Members Pleads Guilty To Five Other Killings

May 16, 2022

May 16, 2022

Escobar injured an additional seven other people as well.  By Dolores Quintana A man, Ramon Escobar, has pleaded guilty to...

The price of gasoline in Los Angeles County Has Experienced The Largest Increase Since February

May 16, 2022

May 16, 2022

Gasoline prices in Orange County Have Also Increased By Dolores Quintana Regular self-serve gasoline in the county of Los Angeles...

Santa Monica Travel Summit Of 2022 Returns To Take On Tomorrow

May 16, 2022

May 16, 2022

The Event Was Held At The Jonathan Club On Santa Monica Beach By Staff Writer The 2022 Santa Monica Tourism...

City Council Extends Santa Monica’s Parklet Program: Santa Monica Beat – May 16th, 2022

May 16, 2022

May 16, 2022

Local news and culture in under 5 minutes.* City Council Extends Santa Monica’s Parklet Program * Santa Monica High School Students...

1221 Ocean Avenue Complex Sold For Record Price

May 16, 2022

May 16, 2022

Sold for a record price of $330 million. By Dolores Quintana The Irvine Company has sold 1221 Ocean Avenue to...

Office Construction Is Starting To Rise In Los Angeles

May 15, 2022

May 15, 2022

Property vacancies are still affecting growth.  By Dolores Quintana In March, the Los Angeles Metropolitan area had 3.2 million square...