Thursday, June 22, 2017

Deputies Arrest Man Seen Urinating at Sierra Madre Gold Line Station, Find Cache of Weapons in His Bag

Mod: You have to wonder why Goodine decided that he wanted to get off at this particular station.

Deputies Arrest Man Seen Urinating at Sierra Madre Gold Line Station, Find Cache of Weapons in His Bag (KTLA 5 link): A man was arrested Wednesday after deputies saw him urinating in a planter and found him to be in possession of a cache of weapons at a Gold Line station in Pasadena.

Twenty-eight-year-old Christopher Goodine, of Union City, Georgia, was taken into custody after two Los Angeles County Sheriff's deputies noticed him urinating in a planter at the Sierra Madre Gold Line Station in Pasadena at about 9:20 a.m. He originally gave deputies a false name, but then he said his identification card was in his duffle bag.

The deputies placed Goodine into a patrol car and searched his bag.  Inside they found a loaded AR-15 rifle, two loaded 30-round magazines, a loaded .40-caliber handgun with extended magazines, a machete-type knife, a rope, several rounds of live ammunition and a notebook with "unidentified writings," Sheriff Jim McDonnell said at an afternoon press conference.

A preliminary investigation did not show any intelligence to indicate terrorism, but officials said it was too early to determine what Goodine's plans included.

"When you have someone walking around with this type of weaponry, this much ammunition the outcome would not have been good no matter what he was going to do," McDonell said. "Their proactive actions are commendable and may have saved a lot of lives on the transit system this afternoon or in our communities."

Deputy Katherine Zubo, who arrested Goodine alongside Deputy Juan Gonzalez-Valencia, said he was not acting suspicious or displaying erratic behavior.  Instead, she described him as, "a transit patron with a duffle bag," who was only noticed because he was standing on the sidewalk and urinating in the planter.

She said she did not see Goodine on the train. Investigators said Goodine got on a train in Chinatown and exited at Sierra Madre.

Goodine was booked at the East Los Angeles Sheriff's Station on suspicion of possession of a silencer, possession of an assault weapon and possession of a high-capacity magazine. He was being held on $50,500 bail.

Records show Goodine was arrested in 2015 in Key West, Florida and at New York's Waldorf Astoria Hotel wearing a bullet-proof vest, an empty gun holster and a ski mask.

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70 comments:

  1. Less of a stockpile that other folks seem to have in SM these days.

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    1. Maybe he was in town to do a swap.

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    2. Yeah he was here to make a sale to that cop who got busted

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  2. Let me guess. Trump Guy is going to say this guy's 2nd Amendment rights have been violated.

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    1. Troll going to blame bill Clinton somehow

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    2. He's from Georgia. I blame Jimmy Carter.

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    3. Congress is trying to pass a law to allow silencers, now that they have passed the law to allow mentally ill people to carry guns. This is supported by Jerod Kuschner. Call your Congressional representatives, and tell them to stand up to the NRA. We've got to stop this craziness!

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    4. None of what you're saying is true. Don't perpetrate lies.

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  3. Mod, heard this news on the radio during the night and thought the very same thing as you...Why the heck did this man choose to depart the Metro at the Sierra Madre exit? It gives me the chills to just think about it!

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    1. Obviously he had to Pee is why he got off.And the grammar lady says " he did not depart at the Sierra Madre exit he arrived,de-trained or alighted at the Sierra Madre Villa station"

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    2. Whatever the terminology, this guy definitely pissed off the sheriffs.

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    3. He got off at Sierra Madre 6:17 am, because he had to pee. No lavatories on the train. In about 10 minutes he may have been going to catch the next train east. Whatever his intentions it's a very long walk up the hill to the community of Sierra Madre, where I might add, he'd stand out like, well like he would.

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    4. No bathrooms at the train station, either.

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    5. 8:32 - Nobody knows what this guy was going to do. That is the point.

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  4. I hope he was stoned out of his mind and he had no idea where he was, so whenever they let him out he doesn't end up trying to return.

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    1. Maybe he heard SM was a good place to buy pot

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  5. (Sierra) Madre Station is in Pasadena. Bit of a stretch to link this guy to our little berg.

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    1. Takes less than 5 minutes to get from there to SM. My son takes the Gold Line to that station and then walks to LaSalle HS.

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    2. This guy is black. The Sierra Madre PD would have had him sitting on a curb in no time.

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    3. 7:12 sad but true

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    4. Sorry 7:09. I don't believe that time. Madre/Sierra Madre Villa to Sierra Madre Blvd to La Salle is more than a 5 minute drive. Someone is pulling you good leg. Lol

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    5. No, 7:12...SMPD would have to actually be in Sierra Madre instead of way down in Arcadia. You can't find crooks in this town when you are spending your time someplace else. We are getting ripped off.

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  6. (Sierra Madre) Villa Station is in Pasadena. To get to Sierra Madre from there takes a bus from the stop at street level. Don't think our villagers need worry too much regarding his intent focused on us.

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    1. Does anyone from Sierra Madre take the Gold Line? The news report mentions that might have been his target.

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    2. When the Round About stopped there, there were about 4 people a day. A lady that played the piano at St Rita church, 2 girls from Alverno, and who knows. The route was stopped and the savings went for road repairs.

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  7. Trolls get trumped again!

    An appointee of President Donald Trump has earned hundreds of thousands of dollars this year alone working on behalf of the kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

    The Center for Public Integrity reports that Richard Hohlt, whom Trump appointed to his Commission on White House Fellowships, has made $430,000 since January for providing the Saudi government with “advice on legislative and public affairs strategies.”

    Drain that swamp

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  8. This guy came all the way from Georgia with a sack full of guns. Obviously he didn't take the plane. This guy obviously is a public transportation kind of guy.

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  9. Sounds like he wanted to get caught according to police statements.Urinating in public,then then allegedly telling police his id was in the duffel bag.

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  10. The way current laws are written he will face sex offender prosecution for urinating in public and get away with the firearm charges.

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    1. Once he is registered as a sex offender he can move to Sierra Madre.

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  11. Notice the 'Gun Club of the Pasadena PD' did not make the arrest instead this could have been of their delivery personnel making a drop off or buy?

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  12. @7:09 your kid should join the track team at LaSalle,it's 1.8 miles so if he sprinted at 20 mph he could be there in about 5 minutes. You sure he doesn't go to PHS or CT on Foothill?

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    1. No. But thank you, anyway.

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  13. Key West, the Waldorf Astoria, Pasadena, Sierra Madre. He only makes the best stops.

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    1. How many weird things does this guy have to do before he gets the mental health counseling he needs?

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    2. How did he get those guns? Any homeless nut can now get semi-automatic weapons in America?

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    3. Homeless nuts have 2nd Amendments rights also 9:22

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    4. No one said he was homeless

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    5. Maybe he could declare the the president was tapping his phone and that global warming is a Chinese hoax... that might lead to counseling.

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    6. Or a GOP nomination.

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  14. Good get Sheriffs.

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    1. The top sherriffs all in court/jail for corruption!

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    2. Out of date news. The new guys are running a tight and honest ship. The voters picked a good guy this time.

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    3. Out of date? Nice try to whitewash- this is a current event:

      On May 12, 2017, former sheriff Lee Baca was sentenced to three years in federal prison for his role in a scheme to obstruct an FBI investigation of abuses in county jails. He will report to the central jail on July 25, 2017 to begin carrying out his three year sentence.

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    4. Over a month ago, dude. And Baca has not been in office for far longer. At least the Sheriffs didn't quit on Sierra Madre.

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    5. he goes to jail next month
      why try to defend him
      unless your crooked too

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    6. Get your glasses checked. Your current pair is lying to you.

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  15. Let's not be racist now fine citizens of Sierra Madre. Some of these posts are pretty near the line to be honest.

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  16. Another upstanding Obama supporter...in town for the anarchy convention.

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    1. Hopefully President Trump will legalize his silencer so he won't wake up the neighbors while he's shooting a few folks.

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    2. Nothing says law and order like equipping the mentally ill with semi-automatic weapons fitted out with silencers.

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  17. PRetty cool news - A Canadian soldier in Iraq has killed an ISIS militant from more than two miles away, shattering the world record for a confirmed sniper kill in military history.

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    1. Not cool - invasion of Iraq created Isis.

      EPIC FAIL

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    2. Bush Family Vanity War

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  18. One down, a million to go...

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    1. He'll be back on the streets before too long.

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    2. Fluff yer pillows

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  19. The Senate Republican Death Panel will vote on the Trump Wealthcare bill next week.

    Meanwhile, cowardly lion of the Senate Mitch McConnell is having disabled protestors arrested outside his office. Apparently, those with pre-existing conditions are not welcome in the Capitol.

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    1. It's the insurance industry fighting back. There never was health care reform in this country - just insurance reform. And now the corporate big boys are making their counter move.
      Kinda like the oil and coal industries did when climate change was being recognized as a real problem. Spent millions of dollars for faux grass roots groups to undermine the validity of science.

      Thems that got don't want to give it up.

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    2. And sadly all the stooges keep voting against their own interest

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    3. A con of historical proportions - the oligarchs have convinced the working class that they are friends.

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  20. Trump says he didn't tape Comey, but he's not sure due to all the "electronic surveillance" and "intercepts" that he seems to believe are synonymous with "unmasking" and "illegal leaking of information."

    But doesn't the unsecure cell phone he insists on using provide a complete record of all his meetings, secret or otherwise, per Vlad's orders?

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    1. It's common knowledge that politicians are rarely truth speakers, but this guy....I don't think he even knows what the difference is between a lie and the truth.

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  21. I ride the Goldline daily. It's basically a transit system for the homeless to live on. Metro and sheriffs do nothing to get them off the trains. Seen them sleeping, smelling up the train cars, urinating on train, one guy spit 50 times on the floor, one guy yelling out loud cursing "I ain't taking another f ing drug test!". Every day there is something happening with some homeless train rider. Just a matter of time until something tragic happens, then maybe metro will listen and do something. Gone are the days of a person riding public transportation going to work having any rights too.

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    1. It's always been like that to some extent
      Gotta learn to share
      But the homeless situation is worse that ever

      And trump don't like poor people

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    2. I had no idea the Goldline was so bad. Thanks for your honest and frank comments.

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    3. 8:16, "Gotta learn to share". Say what? Have you ridden the Gold Line lately? Please, go ride the train some weekday, early, 6:00 am, get on the train at Sierra Madre Villa, take it just to Del Mar or so. Don't mind the 5 people sleeping at the Del Mar station, don't mind the trash they left for you. Then let us know what you think of telling us we gotta share. They should not be allowed to live in the trains. I've had two train drivers tell me they are not allowed to throw them off the trains, if they do they will suffer the wrath of their management. Metro makes the rules and apparently as long as they have paid the train fare they can ride for 2 hrs. Since there is no security they ride for more than 2 hours, even if they did pay the fare which they didn't. The sheriff and a social worker do occasionally contact the homeless and offer them FREE 90 day stay at various shelters. Sheriff told me 90% refuse the offer. They are mentally ill. They don't want a shower. They don't want a safe place to live. They are mentally ill and only matter of time until something tragic happens.

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    4. That right- and you gotta learn to share your community with them.

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  22. Trolls get trumped again!

    Five months ago at a Boeing factory in South Carolina, President Trump proclaimed, “We are going to fight for every last American job.”

    On Thursday, workers at the North Charleston plant learned they’d soon face layoffs.

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