Facebook hate crime suspect arrested

Aug 27, 2014 12:38 PM by News Staff

A probation search Tuesday night by multiple Shasta County law enforcement agencies turned up one of the suspects wanted for last month's Facebook crimes that allegedly targeted Hispanic males.

Officers found Lynenette Demello inside a home on the 19000 block of Spring Gulch Road in Anderson. Demello was allegedly involved in several robberies through Facebook. Police say Demello and six other suspects targeted Hispanic males all around the North State, using fake photos of attractive women to lure them in. The victims were lured to a location under premises of meeting a female and when they arrived they were confronted by individuals who robbed them."

Authorities made six arrests in July, but Demello had remained at large.

Demello was arrested on two felony warrants, and four other individuals she was with were also arrested on outstanding warrants.


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