CA - La Habra Teens Allegedly Break Into Mansion-Party-$1M Goods Stolen-Photos Online

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  1. fran

    fran Former Member

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    Mansion party-burglary arrests: Teens posted photos of loot online

    LA HABRA HEIGHTS, Calif. (KABC) -- Arrests have been made in connection to a mansion takeover and burglary that resulted in more than $1 million in damage in La Habra Heights.

    "This is one of the most serious juvenile and adult crimes that we have come across," said Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca.

    Neighbors told Eyewitness News they heard music and saw cars parked up and down Chota Road. But they say it was not unusual for the 9,000-square-foot mansion, which is listed for sale.

    It is owned by Nick Radoi, a businessman who made the news last September when his yacht struck Balboa Pier.

    Radoi was in Europe when scores of teenagers learned through tweets about a surreptitious event at his La Habra Heights property.

    http://abclocal.go.com/kabc/story?section=news/local/los_angeles&id=9357457#




    Teens Allegedly Break Into Mansion; Stuffed Leopard Among $1M in Loot

    After the owner of a multimillion-dollar home went out of town, high-school students in the area noticed the house was empty and announced a party in the backyard on Twitter, Lt. Arthur Scott of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Industry Station said Wednesday.

    During the party, the teens broke into the home, which Scott described as “fabulous” and a “mansion,” trashing the property. The party took place without the homeowner’s knowledge, he said.

    “They just had a free-for-all once the place was broken into,” Scott said. “Once entry was made, it was like, ‘Oh, this is fun.’”

    Read more: http://ktla.com/2013/12/11/15-arres...-from-la-habra-heights-mansion/#ixzz2nITg4uXz



    Bling Ring 2? Sixteen teens arrested after 'ransacking' LA mansion for $1m worth of goods including $250,000 stuffed leopard while owner was out of town

    Nickolas Koontz, Kevin Larios and Andres Uribe, all 18, and 13 high school students were arrested Wednesday in the La Habra Heights neighborhood of LA
    The teens allegedly broke into the mansion, threw an out-of-control party and stole scores fo precious items including a stuffed snow leopard, a suit of armor and designer clothes
    The invite to the party was tweeted on November 23, and detectives ultimately found the suspects through social media
    The owner of the house, trucking magnate Nick Radoi, was away in Europe at the time

    Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/art...ng-250-000-stuffed-leopard.html#ixzz2nITymyF4
     
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  3. Reader

    Reader New Member

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    I'm wondering why the magnate didn't have any security for this fabulous home?
     
  4. i.b.nora

    i.b.nora I am polka dot

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    Pictures of the house here:

    http://curbed.com/archives/2013/04/30/ludicrously-overdone-party-palace-has-price-slashed-by-66.php

    HOUSE OF THE DAY
    LA HABRA HEIGHTS, CALIF.
    Ludicrously Overdone Party Palace Has Price Slashed by 66%
    Tuesday, April 30, 2013, by Rob Bear

    Location: La Habra Heights, Calif.

    Price: $6,995,000

    The Skinny: As of September 2010, this decadent 9,000-square-foot villa in the obscure Los Angeles suburb of La Habra Heights was asking an astonishing $21M. After two long years on the market, the property was divided and the price chopped all the way down to $7M. Worse yet, it still has yet to sell.

    Why? Well, aside from the initial outrageous asking price, the place has some explaining to do when it comes to the oddball decor and beyond-unique features, like a fountain in the swimming pool, a Playboy Mansion-esque grotto, garish lighting, knockoff frescos, a bizarre master suite, and a basement casino stocked with slot machines. All of these extravagances were installed by the owner, the Romanian-born "trucking magnate" Nick Radoi, who hosted (and videotaped) an extravagant party at the mansion. The (probably NSFW) video features scantily-clad young women, cigar-chomping aging men, and plenty of techno beats.

    · 1782 Chota Rd

    I can't help but wonder if "trucking magnate" isn't a euphemism for some other line of activity, especially now that I see he is from Romania and apparently travels alot. I have to add that I detest that he has a 'stuffed snow leopard' and I think his taste level is stomach turning.
     
  5. fran

    fran Former Member

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    Well, now I'm questioning the estimated $1M in loss.

    hmmmm
    JMHO
    fran
     
  6. i.b.nora

    i.b.nora I am polka dot

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    i.b.nora I am polka dot

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    http://www.zoominfo.com/s/#!search/profile/person?personId=1530425518&targetid=profile

    Radoi is the owner of Express Connections Inc., which operates 180 to 240 tractor trailers nationwide every day, and has an additional 20 to 30 empty trucks ready to pick up loads on either coast at all times. Established in 1985, Express Connections is regarded as one of the premier coast-to-coast shipping companies, shipping fresh produce across the states in less than three days.

    Express Connection, Inc.

    Ontario, California 91761
    United States
     
  8. LadyL

    LadyL Well-Known Member

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    this also happened to a former pro football player ... the thread is on WS somewhere
     
  9. LadyL

    LadyL Well-Known Member

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    I love that house. Aside from the stuffed snow leopard, I like most of the decor. The frescoes are pretty and the grotto is stunning. I would essentially live in that library. I don't find it garish - just rich and elaborate.
     
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    I'd like to see the pictures of the house from after the party. That is a lot of damage unless they did something destructive to the interior of the home.
     
  11. fran

    fran Former Member

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    The million isn't just damages, they stole a bunch of stuff too. That leopard was worth $250K alone. They stole a bunch of Armani suits and other items too. I believe one of the above links showed a photo of some of the retrieved items.

    hth
    fran
     
  12. TracyLynnS

    TracyLynnS New Member

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    I had a look at the place. Got me in the party mood. In this case:

    The pool
    The pool
    The pool


    is on FIRE!!!!


    :floorlaugh:

    but we don't need no water.....
     
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    BBM - yeah, the guy seems fishy besides his really bad tastes. And, it's just stupid to put videos of your house parties on youtube.
     
  14. cuffem

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    I agree,Tacky!
     

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