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Identity Theft Suspect Arrested After Being Found In Possession Of Counterfit EDD Cards



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A Los Angeles man was arrested for identity theft Tuesday after being found in possession of multiple counterfeit Employment Development Department (EDD) debit cards and a “ghost gun.” 

On Tuesday, Feb. 2, at about 10 a.m., a patrol officer contacted the driver of a vehicle that had illegally tinted windows on the 400 block of South Glendale Avenue, according to Sgt. Hauptmann, spokesperson for the Glendale Police Department (GPD). 

The driver of the vehicle, later identified as 32-year-old Rudolf Itskovich, of Los Angeles, provided the officer with a counterfeit driver’s license that contained his photograph but another person’s identifying information, according to Hauptmann.

“Upon confirming the driver’s license was counterfeit, the officer had Itskovich exit the vehicle,” Hauptmann said.

During a search of Itskovich, the officer found a handgun with no serial number, or “ghost gun,” loaded with a high-capacity magazine in his waistband, according to the spokesperson.

Inside of Itskovich’s wallet, the officer also located multiple Employment Development Department (EDD) debit cards in other people’s names and counterfeit driver’s licenses with Itskovich’s photograph on them but in other people’s names, according to Hauptmann.

“A search of the vehicle produced a social security card and an EDD debit card in the name of the individual whose identifying information was on one of Itskovich’s counterfeit driver’s licenses,” Hauptmann said.

Itskovich was subsequently arrested and booked for being a felon in possession of a firearm and identity theft.

A few hours later, at about 1 p.m., while Itskovich was still in custody, officers responded to a motel on the 300 block of East Colorado Boulevard regarding illegal drugs located by motel staff.

“An investigation revealed that the room in question had been rented by Itskovich using one of his counterfeit driver’s license along with that person’s credit card information and was supposed to be vacated by 11 a.m.,” Hauptmann said. 

A further search of the room produced approximately 80 rounds of ammunition, methamphetamine, cocaine, heroin, drug paraphernalia, Itskovich’s actual California ID card and notebooks containing personal identity profiles for multiple individuals, according to Hauptmann.


Three Injured After Sherman Oaks Bar Shooting



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At least three people were injured after a shooting outside a Sherman Oaks bar early Sunday morning

The incident was reported just after 1:30 a.m. on the 13600 block of Ventura Boulevard at The Woodman, according to the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD). 

Two people were transported to a local hospital, according to the the watch commander of the LAPD Van Nuys Station.  

A third victim was taken to the hospital via private auto, the watch commander said.

All of the victims sustained non-life-threatening injuries, he added.

The shooting remains under active investigation. 

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