Long Beach
Police Department

Media Relations
400 W. Broadway
Long Beach, CA 90802
(562) 570-5273
10/16/2019
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEPress Release #
Subject:
SEARCH WARRANT AT ILLEGAL GAMBLING ESTABLISHMENT NETS 11 ARRESTS AND MULTIPLE SEIZURES
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On October 16, 2019 at approximately 3:30 a.m., Vice Investigations Detectives, with the assistance of S.W.A.T., served a search warrant in the 2300 block of Pacific Avenue regarding illegal gambling activity, which resulted in the arrest of 11 suspects.

Detectives were first made aware of this location earlier this year and, through their investigation, were able to determine the location to be housing illegal gambling activity. Additionally, three illegal gambling machines, four firearms, ammunition, narcotics, and approximately $5,000 in cash were confiscated. Two stolen vehicles were also recovered at the location.

Below is a list of suspects who were taken into custody as well as their booking information and bail amounts:

  • Channy Teng, a 38-year-old resident of Torrance booked on an outstanding warrant and is being held on $20,000 bail
  • Oscar Vasquez, a 27-year-old resident of Long Beach booked on an outstanding warrant and is being held without bail
  • Monserret Lopez, a 37-year-old resident of Southgate booked on an outstanding warrant and is being held without bail
  • Yvette Smith, a 35-year-old resident of San Pedro booked on an outstanding warrant and possession of a controlled substance and is being held without bail
  • Sokhom Nget, a 38-year-old resident of Artesia booked on an outstanding warrant and is being held without bail
  • Michael Johnson, a 28-year-old resident of Carson booked on unlawful possession of ammunition and is being held on $35,000 bail
  • Christian Yap, a 38-year-old resident of Carson booked on illegal possession of a firearm and is being held on $35,000 bail
  • Christopher Metz, a 38-year-old resident of Long Beach booked on an outstanding warrant and is being held on $50,000 bail
  • Anthony Newman, a 34-year-old resident of Long Beach booked on four outstanding warrants and is being held on $125,000 bail
  • Danielle Leigh, a 51-year-old resident of Lakewood booked on an outstanding warrant and is being held on $1,500 bail
  • Thomas Rodriguez, a 46-year-old resident of Lomita booked on possession of a controlled substance for sale and is being held on $30,000 bail

In response to recent reports of illegal gambling activity taking place within the City, the Long Beach Police Department will be combining efforts with other City partners to reduce locations with illegal activity, especially targeting those where illegal gambling is taking place. Both to improve quality of life and ensure the safety of our residents.

Anyone with information regarding illegal gambling activity is asked to contact LBPD Vice Investigations Detectives at (562) 570-7219. Anyone wishing to remain anonymous may call 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), or text TIPLA plus your tip to 274637 (CRIMES), or visit www.lacrimestoppers.org.