“Sheriff, Feds Confiscate Assault Weapons, Ammo In Monterey Park
Associate President, East Los Angeles College Student Union Is Arrested
MONTEREY PARK, Calif. — Sheriff’s detectives assisted by federal agents raided a Monterey Park home and arrested a man for suspected credit card theft and possession of assault weapons, ammunition and stolen U.S. military hardware, authorities said today.
A sheriff’s department statement identified the suspect as 23-year-old Matthew Corwin and said he is the associate president of the student union at East Los Angeles College.
Corwin was arrested by detectives at his residence in the 400 block of Brightwood Street in Monterey Park at 7 p.m. Thursday, said sheriff’s Deputy Ed Hernandez. He was being held in lieu of $500,000 bail.
The sequence of events culminating in the raid began with detectives assigned to the Sheriff’s College Bureau receiving “information that Corwin possessed numerous illegal weapons at his home in Monterey Park,” he said.
The raiding party consisted of sheriff’s detectives “assisted” by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, and the Defense Department, Hernandez said.
Inside the Brightwood Street home, the detectives “located assault weapons, ammunition, and military equipment belonging to the Department of Defense,” Hernandez said.
Hernandez said Corwin was booked at the sheriff’s East Los Angeles Station, “without any incident,” on suspicion of illegal possession of assault weapons and credit card theft.
No details on the confiscated weapons or the credit card case were immediately released.”
The internet is a wondrous thing. Some may claim it has diminished human contact; however, studies have shown a correlation to neighborhoods cohesiveness and electronic email (Pew Internet). Despite our celebrated use of the internet, it’ll be used against you regardless of any validity.
Take FOX 11 in LA County for example. A college student of high moral character and a President of the Associated Student Union at East Los Angeles College was arrested on alleged weapons infractions and credit card fraud. The arrest of twenty-three year old Matt Corwin, a frequent contributor to http://www.calguns.net under BlackWaterOps, is a recent example of what a myspace page can do. Even FOX 11 “reported” his myspace page was used as the main source for the warrant for his arrest.
He’s being hung for having “Cho Seung-Hui” like photo poses (sure, ignore the other several thousand that have those), and as a result of a knee-jerk reaction to the Virginia Tech Shooting. I find it hilarious that administration are “stepping” up security as a result of school shootings – shouldn’t they already be doing their best to protect students from harm? HA! One can imagine the disappointment from the school administration.
“There’s been another shooting – we’ll need to start giving a damn again.”
There is such a negative doctrine on firearms by the media, it’s quite ridiculous. At this rate, I’m surprised that young boys are STILL attending church – let alone ALL good looking K-12 female teachers aren’t screened for potential child molestation.
Anyhoo, his pretrial is tomorrow morning and I can only hope he’ll get out of this with very few financial scratches. He’s a great asset to the gun community and a stand up gentleman looking at his posts at http://www.calguns.net.
I guess my point is to be mindful of what you put on your myspace/facebook/friendsters page…
[sarcasm] FEAR ME AND MY FLOATING .22LR RIFLE OF DOOM AND GLOOM. Consider me a danger to society because I use Cordura equipment to organize things, have a fascination about firearms, “stockpile” ammunition, take pictures of my arsenal, posses multiple magazines and ammunition to last me several months… [/sarcasm]