Posted on: December 12, 2023, 07:09h.
Last updated on: December 12, 2023, 07:09h.
Stockton, Calif. police arrested seven suspects after raiding an illegal casino on Friday. It was operated in the garage of a residence.
During the search, police found four firearms and several casino games, according to California TV station KTXL.
Tracy Harbutte, 36, was identified as the owner of the residence. She was charged with operating an illegal gambling establishment and animal cruelty.
The other suspects are Phansy Hea 41, Jessie Taylor, 29, Ariana Flores, 19, Briana Flores, 18, Eric Hall, 18, and an unnamed 16-year-old.
They were arrested on gun charges and outstanding warrants.
35 Flat Tires Near Casino
A man was arrested after he allegedly set up a device to puncture the tires on 35-plus cars at or near California’s Table Mountain Casino’s parking lot.
He was arrested last week, and later identified as Matthew Ebner, 53, of Dos Palos, Calif., according to California TV station KSEE.
Over three months, some 35 vehicles got damaged tires. They were either driven in the casino parking lot or were operated on a nearby road when they were damaged.
They each had driven over homemade metal spikes, the Fresno County Sheriff’s Office revealed. The spikes got lodged into their tires.
Damage to the vehicles totaled thousands of dollars, authorities said.
Ebner was identified as a possible suspect after officers spotted a truck. It was traced to Ebner.
Last Wednesday, officers searched Ebner’s residence. They located metal spikes there.
It was revealed that Ebner has been in a dispute with the casino, according to the sheriff’s office. Police didn’t release details on the disagreement.
Ebner was arrested for vandalism. He was booked at the Fresno County Jail. He’s since been released, according to online jail records. The case was turned over to local prosecutors.
Car Stolen at Spokane Tribe Casino
A man stole a car from the Spokane Tribe Casino on Monday night. It later crashed near the Washington State gaming property and the suspect tried to flee from the accident site as police officers approached him.
The suspect later was apprehended by the Airway Heights Police Department and booked on charges.
Police also determined the suspect had a pending warrant for his arrest in connection with a prior incident. That could be a reason the suspect fled from the police.
The damaged vehicle was located on Highway 2 near South Hayford Road. A damage estimate wasn’t immediately available from police.
Local news reports didn’t provide the suspect’s name.