Wednesday, May 30, 2012

5 years after Whittier CA Homicide, Wife is Arrested in Mississippi From Bail Bondsman In Whittier

Patrick Duffey was 50-years old when he was found shot to death in his Whittier home on April 26, 2007. His wife, then 49-year old Linda Doreen Duffey (now Linda Gwozdz) said she had accidentally shot him to death while examining his .38 caliber revolver in their home on the 15800 block of Sharon Hill Drive in unincorporated Whittier. Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department Homicide detectives continuously investigated the case through the years, including physical evidence. "The investigation has been ongoing for five years," said Homicide Lieutenant Matt Burson, Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department. "Recently new information was obtained." The case was presented to the Office of the Los Angeles County District Attorney and a charge of murder was filed against Suspect Linda Duffey. A warrant was issued for her arrest. LASD Homicide investigators flew to Mississippi where Suspect Linda Duffey (54) was now living, had remarried and now named Linda Gwozdz. On May 22, 2012, working with L.A. Co. Sheriff's Homicide detectives, U.S. Marshals Service Gulf Coast Regional Fugitive Task Force went to the suspect's home in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, and placed her under arrest at about 8 a.m. with the assistance of Hattiesburg police. Suspect Linda Gwozdz is being held on $2 million bail in the custody of the Forrest County Sheriff's Office, Mississippi, pending extradition to Los Angeles County.

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Monday, May 28, 2012


     The date is May 26th, 2012. It's a cool May Saturday morning, and it just so happens to be Memorial Day weekend. I am a licensed bail agent with All American Bail Bonds out of our Lakewood Ca office. From this point I will be called Bail agent 1. This morning I get a call from our Palmdale head office that I and another agent need to get over to Garden Grove to check on the status of a client who two days before was elevated to fugitive status for failing to appear in court a weak prior and dropping out of communication.
I bail agent 1 and bail agent 2 grabbed our gear and departed from our lakewood bail bonding office @ 5517 E Del Amo Blvd Lakewood Ca 90713 and we headed over to the clients address in Garden Grove. We arrived at our destination around 9:00 in the morning and we decided to park around the corner from the apartment complex.
     We were able to gain entry to the apartment complex through a door that had just been opened by another tenant and proceeded to look for the fugitives apartment. The apartment was located in the back of the complex on the first floor of a two story building. Once we located the apartment, not knowing what to expect, we immediately began to look for other exits or avenues of escape in the event the fugitive elects to run. The apartment unit was on the first floor of a second story building but directly beneath it was a parking spaces, the back window must have had at least a good 10 ft drop. We looked for the fugitives car or at least what we believed that she was driving with no success. Once we determined that we could safely approach the door, without fear of the fugitive running, we went to attempt to make contact. Now at this point the client is a fugitive but has been remaining in contact for the most part and we didn't feel that she was truly running but just needed to be nudged back to court or escorted back in hand cuffs. We attempted to make contact by knocking on the front door, at this point we were there as bail bondsman not fugitive recovery agents, no one answered the door. We spoke to some neighbors who did confirm that the fugitive was living there and to their knowledge she was there the night before with her boyfriend, he himself in out and out of jail on drug charges. The neighbors also told us that they had seen suspicious activity, from the apartment, what they believed were drug deals between the occupants and people stopping by. It was also brought to our attention that there is a possibility that the occupants of the apartment maybe manufacturing methamphetamine, as well as selling. I bail agent 1 asked one of the neighbors to give me a call when the occupants return, assuring him that at this point we will be taking the fugitive into custody;. and being that she has a no bail warrant out of Los Angeles County, she would not be returning in the near future.

     The time is approximately midnight and I receive a call from our informant, a neighbor at the fugitives apartment complex, that the two people just returned and was very confident that one of them was our fugitive. I told the informant that we had been in contact with the Garden Grove P.D. and that we were concerned that the manufacturing of meth maybe taking place at the location and that he should call them immediately, he agreed. The police arrived on scene at around 12:45 am and attempted to make contact with the fugitive, after repeated knocks an occupant opened the door. The officers asked the male occupant if he knew of a Catherien Ross, his response was no and that he had lived there alone for over 5 years. The officers also asked if they could come in and look around but the occupant refused. The officers also told the individual that it is a felony to harbor a fugitive and if they find out that she is residing there they will take action against him as well; the individual said he understands and closed the door. At this point now the Garden Grove police officers on scene did not feel that they had probable cause to force entry and they alerted us that we would have to take action on our own. They reassured us that if we could get visual confirmation that the fugitive was located in the apartment unit, than they would take the appropriate action.

     After speaking with the officers I immediately contacted our professional fugitive recovery team headed by a veteran in the industry that i'll call "D". "D" is the principle at California Fugitive Warrants and has been our go to guy for many years; with a 100% success rate I knew that "D" and his team would be able to get the confirmation needed with out putting the neighbors in jeopardy. My personal fear was also that there are chemicals in the residence that could pose a real fire danger and threat to the other residents.

     The time is now approximately 2:30 am "D" and his team make contact with our informant. The informant tells "D" that he is absolutely positive that after the police left the fugitive came out to walk her dog and looked for the police. Once she was positive that the police were no longer at the apartment complex she went back inside. after 30 or so minutes the fugitive recovery team were able to confirm that the fugitive was inside and due to the fire hazard concerns "D" elected to contact local law enforcement for further action. upon the officers arriving on scene "D" explained to the officers what he saw and they agreed that action needed to be taken, not just to capture the fugitive but also to secure any possible hazards that maybe inside causing potential harm to the other tenants. A small team officers elected to use a battering ram to gain access to the apartment and upon doing so did indeed find both fugitive and the other tenant in a room, completely unaware of the great lengths involved into getting the situation resolved.

Were happy to say that the fugitive was taken into custody safely with no harm to either her or anyone else in the complex.

The male resident was also taken into custody and charged with harboring a fugitive as well as the following
(Updated 5-30-12)
The male residents name is Edgardo Perez, he was charged with the following:


His Case #12WF1352 Convicted on the possession charge

We at All American Bail 
Bonds would like to thank everyone involved from the bail agents and fugitive recovery agents to the informants and the officers with the Garden Grove Police Department. This whole situation is a perfect example of how bail bonding company's work with local law enforcement and the public to make their community's safer!

On a side note. Looking at the two pictures to the right you can see how meth destroys lives,

We as bail agents deal with drug users on a regular basis and we have seen that no good can come from the use of illegal narcotics. If you find yourself in a position where drugs have taken over your lives and have lost all control there is still help for you. Please visit the following California state funded web site for more details on you can get on the road to recovery.
Each and every state has programs put into place for
helping those who find them selves in addicted, please visit your states web site for more info.

Below are the new charged that Catherine will have to now deal with, she also has a no bail warrant out of Los Angeles County Long Beach Court.

We Pray that she gets the help she needs!

Saturday, May 26, 2012


On Thursday, May 24th at around 7:30 pm, deputies from the Palmdale Sheriff's Station responded to a rescue call of a black, female adult attempting to hold a young child under water in the pool of an apartment complex in Palmdale. 

Once at the location on the 2500 block of Olive Drive, sheriff's deputies learned that 33-Year old Suspect Allaire McDougall allegedly attempted to drown her 8-year old son in the community pool of the apartment complex. 

Bystanders intervened and rescued the victim from the suspect. 

The 8-year old boy was transported to a local hospital and is now listed in stable condition. 

Suspect McDougall is currently being held at the Los Angeles County jail, womens facility, in Lynwood. McDougalls current bail is $1,000,000.00 Dollars, her arrangement will be held on Tuesday at the   Antelope Valley Court House. This story is brought to you from the Los Angeles County Sheriff and edited by Client Services @ All American Bail Bonds.

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Deputies Give CPR to 15-mo old Backyard Near-Drowning Victim, Airlifted From Bail Bondsman In Palmdale

A 9-1-1 call was made to Palmdale Sheriff’s Station at 10:18 Saturday morning reporting a 15-month-old baby was not breathing at a home on 85th Street East, in Littlerock. Coincidentally, LASD Palmdale Station Deputy Shaffer and Parks Bureau Deputy Towne were nearby on the same street when the call came out and quickly arrived. At the home, the deputies found the baby boy not breathing so they started Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR). They were told that a 16-year old family member had gone outside and found the baby laying on the grass face down near the pool, not breathing. Likely what had happened was a 9-year-old family member with a developmental disability had apparently taken the baby into the family pool. An older brother called 9-1-1. The deputies continued CPR until Los Angeles County Fire Department paramedics arrived and continued the CPR while transporting the baby to a hospital in an ambulance. Deputies used their patrol cars with lights and sirens to block traffic in the intersections so they could expedite the arrival time of the ambulance to an area hospital. When the baby arrived at the hospital, medical professionals found that he had a pulse. Shortly thereafter he began labored breathing on his own. The baby was airlifted to another hospital for specialized treatment where he is in critical condition. Preliminarily this incident appears to be an accident.

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Sex Registrants Arrested in Lancaster From Bail Bondsman In Lancaster

On Friday, May 11, 2012, detectives from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department’s Special Victims Bureau Sexual Assault Felony Enforcement (SAFE) Team and the County-Wide COPS Bureau, along with the United States Marshal’s Office conducted a sex registrant compliance operation in the City of Lancaster and the unincorporated area of Lake Los Angeles in an effort to monitor and track registered sex offenders on parole in the area. The SAFE Team worked closely with the Lancaster Sheriff’s Station in ensuring the registrants in the respective areas were complying with their registration requirements. There were a total of 24 compliance checks conducted throughout the Lancaster and Lake Los Angeles areas. Two sex registrants were arrested for violating their conditions of parole and were reported to the California Department of Corrections –Parole Division in Lancaster. The Los Angeles County Regional SAFE Team is a multi-agency task force specifically designed to monitor and track registered sex offenders in Los Angeles County. It is comprised of members of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, Los Angeles County Probation Department, United States Marshal’s Office and the California Department of Corrections Parole Division.

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Suspect Wounded In Lake L.A. LASD Deputy-Involved Shooting Had Rifle, Wore Ballistic Vest, Battered Mother From Bail Bondsman In Lancaster

Sheriff's Homicide Bureau detectives are continuing their investigation into the circumstances surrounding a deputy-involved shooting. The shooting occurred at 11:45pm, Saturday, May 5, 2012, in the 39600 block of 167th Street East, Lake Los Angeles, in the unincorporated east Antelope Valley, in north Los Angeles County. Detectives have learned that Lancaster Sheriff's Station deputies responded to a residence in the 16000 block of MacKenna's Gold Avenue, Lake Los Angeles, where they contacted the victim outside of the location. The victim, a 60 year old woman, told deputies her son had beaten her up and threatened her with a gun. The victim also told deputies her son, 29-year old Suspect Matthew Ridgway, was armed with a rifle, wearing a ballistic vest and said he was "prepared to go to war." Before deputies could contact Suspect Ridgway, they saw him run out of the back of the residence with a rifle and wearing a ballistic vest. Deputies located the suspect in the 39600 block of 167th Street East, Lake Los Angeles, hiding in a neighbor's shed, where a Deputy-Involved Shooting occurred. Suspect Ridgway was medically treated then booked for Assault With A Deadly Weapon-Firearm at Lancaster Sheriff's Station, Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, where he is being held in lieu of $50,000.00 bail. The mother of the suspect was medically treated for her injuries and released. No deputies were injured by gunfire.

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Friday, May 4, 2012

7-year old held under water, nearly drowns in swimming pool. Stepfather arrested for attempt murder From Bail Bondsman In Palmdale

On Sunday (04/29/2012) evening at approximately 7:00, deputies from Palmdale Station and Los Angeles County Fire Rescue personnel responded to the 200 block of East Avenue R, Palmdale regarding a call of a possible drowning victim. The 7-year old boy was subsequently transported via helicopter to a local hospital. The investigation by responding deputies and detectives from Special Victims Bureau revealed that the child’s stepfather, Jacqorie Stansell, was teaching the victim how to swim in a pool when he became frustrated with the victim. As a result, the stepfather allegedly repeatedly held the victim under water for what witnesses described as 15 second intervals. When it appeared the child had become lifeless, the suspect picked up the victim and threw him out of the pool. According to witnesses the suspect then dragged and carried the victim back to their residence. The suspect was arrested and booked at Palmdale Sheriff's Station for Attempted Murder and Cruelty to a Child. His bail is set at one million dollars. Bail"

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