Highland Park Gang Member Will Not Be Freed on Bail

Initially scheduled to get bail by Oct. 22 and resume his parole, José Arviso will now continue to remain behind bars, according to the Sheriff’s Department.

A Highland Park gang member and alleged auto thief who was expected to resume his parole and become eligible for bail by the end of this month is not scheduled to be released from prison.

According to Detective Steve Aguilar of the Los Angeles Police Department's Northeast Gang Intervention Unit, a judge has denied bail to 36-year-old José Samuel Arviso, based on concerns expressed by officers that he could be a danger to the community.

Arviso was arrested at Eagle Rock Plaza on Aug. 2, 2012 for alleged grand theft auto while on parole following a conviction for a narcotics-related crime. His subsequent imprisonment for violating parole was expected to end on Oct. 22, according to Aguilar.

Aguilar said that Arviso was denied bail based on section 1275 of the California Penal Code, which grants the judge discretion to make public safety the "primary consideration" when setting, reducing or denying bail. 

Officers had expressed concerns to the District Attorney about Arviso's pending release, Aguilar said, given their belief that he was a major shot-caller behind the string of shootings that took place on Monte Vista Street last summer. 

A LAPD Northeast Division officer who had served previously with the gang unit in Highland Park told Eagle Rock Patch that “the media attention” surrounding the news about Arviso’s bail—initially reported on Patch and later picked up by KCAL9—might have been a factor in the decision not to release him from prison.

The District Attorney's office had also made a motion asking the judge to require that Arviso show that his bail money did not come from any of the illegal activities in which he is believed to be involved.

According to the Inmate Information Center of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, Arviso is ineligible for bail and there is “No Information” on the date of his release from the North County Correctional Facility in the City of Castaic.

The LASD website also lists a court appearance for Arviso on Monday, Oct. 29, in connection with a Rampart Division case in which he is alleged to have received stolen property. Arviso is scheduled to appear in Dept. 113 of the Los Angeles Superior Court, located on 210 W. Temple St., at 8:30 a.m. on Monday.

Mark October 28, 2012 at 06:52 PM
No so. That is not the legal definition. Jails are for those sentenced for misdemeanors, and prison is for those sentenced to at least a year for felonies.
Ish October 29, 2012 at 05:28 AM
Lol. This is definitely good news. "“the media attention” surrounding the news about Arviso’s bail—initially reported on Patch and later picked up by KCAL9—might have been a factor in the decision not to release him from prison." Thanks, David and Ajay, you guys are making a different in our community.
Favorite White Girl October 29, 2012 at 07:01 AM
Fuck all of you!!!! You dont know shit about him. He was not denied bail because he is a danger to society. Get the facts straight Det. Aguilar. A 1275 hold is placed so that the inmate has to show that the money being used to bail him out is not dirty money. That the money was obtained legally. He is not a threat to society. He is a good person. Oh and by the way he's not in Prison, he's in Jail. Prison is a state facility and jail is a county facility. Get it right people.
TheTruth323 November 01, 2012 at 08:56 PM
Yeah White Girl, he sounds like a really stand up citizen, you have my support! Wow.
o.g. hlp December 01, 2012 at 08:08 AM
wow hes a gangbanger obviosley and there life consists of drugs, extorsion, murder etc. so thats the life he chose hes incarcerated cause he does illegal things,need i say more hes there cause he chooses that life style


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