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Hermosa Beach Police Department
Press Release
August 23, 2009                                              
For Immediate Release
 
"A pair of suspects responsible for a series of cellular telephone burglaries are arrested in Hermosa Beach."
         
 
Suspects:                      Trada Vashawn Williams
                                    23 years old
                                    Los Angeles resident
                                    $87,000 Bail
 
                                    Donna Theresa Mathews
                                    19 years old
                                    Compton resident
                                    $20,000 Bail
                       
Synopsis: On 08-21-09 at about 4:40 PM a security guard at the AT&T Cellular Telephone store at 1100 Pacific Coast Highway Hermosa Beach observed the above suspects, with their child (male toddler), acting suspiciously inside the store.  After being inside the store for several minutes the suspects with the toddler entered a nearby car and left the area.  The security guard telephoned the Hermosa Beach Police Department with the suspect and vehicle description. 
 
Responding officers located the vehicle a short distance away and conducted a traffic stop. HBPD officers on-scene were able to locate approximately $1600 worth of "Bluetooth" hands free ear pieces inside the vehicle.  Further investigation revealed that the suspects may be responsible for a series of thefts at AT&T Cellular Telephone stores in Manhattan Beach, Redondo Beach, Inglewood, Santa Monica, Huntington Beach, and Hawthorne. 
 
A small quantity of narcotics and marijuana was also found inside the car.
 
Also inside the car was the toddler (name and age withheld), who belonged to one of the suspects.  The toddler was later released to a family member.  Department of Child and Family Services was notified.
 
Both suspects were arrested and booked at the HBPD jail without incident.  They are being housed at the Los Angeles County Jail pending arraignment.
 
Sergeant Robert Higgins #148
Hermosa Beach Police Department
Community Lead/Press Information Officer