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'L&HH' Star Erica Mena Arrested with Boyfriend Near ATL

10/15/2018 11:03 AM PDT
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'Love & Hip Hop' star Erica Mena was arrested this past weekend for weed, which becomes an afterthought when you hear her boyfriend was also arrested after allegedly kicking in a door to get to her during an argument. 

Erica and her BF, Clifford Dixon, were hauled off to jail Friday in Johns Creek, GA -- about 27 miles outside of Atlanta -- after someone called cops from their home to report an argument getting out of hand. Once cops arrived, they interviewed different people in the home and discovered Cliff and Erica had been fighting ... and that Cliff allegedly kicked through a bedroom door to a room in which Erica had locked herself.

According to the police report, obtained by TMZ, one of Erica and Cliff's roommates heard them fighting upstairs and apparently heard someone get slapped. Cops say they didn't see any visible marks on either person, but ended up busting Cliff when 2 different people reported he'd kicked through the door. He denied breaking it. 

Cliff was arrested for criminal trespass because Erica told cops the property was in her name. Meanwhile, Erica was arrested for possession of bud. 

Cops say Erica admitted smoking weed and that she had some inside her home. Cops say they found baggies of weed and possible THC wax in her bedroom and her kitchen. 

Erica was featured on season 7 of "Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta" ... but she'd previously been a main cast member on "Love & Hip Hop: New York." 

Orlando Brown Bitter Argument Over Hotel Rooms ... Cops are Called

10/11/2018 12:20 AM PDT
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Orlando Brown FINALLY caught a break this week after cops had to come and deal with him in yet another police run-in that miraculously didn't end with him in cuffs ... TMZ has learned.

Law enforcement sources tell us police were called Monday night for a disturbance at a San Fernando Valley hotel. We're told that disturbance turned out to be coming from Orlando and his manager.

Our sources say Orlando was in town this week to do a TV interview in the area, which his manager had set up. We're told the manager had booked two rooms at the hotel, and specifically requested Orlando's suite be next door to his in a connecting room. We've also been told the manager wanted to keep a close eye on the troubled actor.

Well, Orlando wasn't into that arrangement. We're told he insisted he be placed in another room that was not close. Apparently, this triggered an argument which got so crazy people called the cops, who came out to restore the peace. We're told Orlando eventually calmed down, and police left without incident ... meaning OB finally WASN'T arrested. Yay!!!

He should count himself lucky considering he's been in and out of police precincts seemingly nonstop for a while now. The most recent visit produced his latest epic mugshot.

We broke the story ... Orlando was arrested for burglary after he was caught on camera breaking into his friend's restaurant. He was sentenced to jail time in conjunction with his drug possession arrest from earlier this summer, and just got out on Oct. 1. 

Orlando also had run-ins with cops at the beginning of the year and, of course, later in the spring -- both of which resulted in less happier endings than this one did.

Bill Cosby New Mug Shot After Transfer to Maximum Security Prison

9/26/2018 6:08 AM PDT

Bill Cosby is now at the prison he will call home for 3 to 10 years.

Cosby's official inmate number is NN7687. He was moved Tuesday after his sentencing to the Pennsylvania State Correctional Institution Phoenix in Schwenksville, PA.

It's significant ... prison is a maximum security facility, meaning it houses some of the most violent offenders in the state. The prison is fairly new and has 3,830 beds.

The judge deemed Cosby a "sexually violent predator" ... which apparently was the trigger for the choice of prison. 

Cosby will be housed in a single cell next to the infirmary ... possibly because of his medical problems. He's allowed phone calls and visitation consistent with prison policies.  

A prison official says, "We are taking all of the necessary precautions to ensure Mr. Cosby's safety and general welfare in our institution." The official says the long-term goal is for Cosby to go into the general population.  

The disgraced comedian spent a few hours at the county jail before being transferred to the prison facility.

If Cosby serves the full 10-year sentence, he will be 91 when he is released. 

Boxer Victor Ortiz Arrested for Rape ... Charged w/ 3 Felonies

9/25/2018 7:44 PM PDT
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Ex-boxing champ Victor Ortiz -- who appeared on "Dancing With the Stars" -- has been charged with 3 counts of felony sexual assault, including rape ... officials say. 

The 31-year-old -- who also had roles in 'Expendables 3' and "Southpaw" -- surrendered to authorities in Oxnard, CA on Tuesday.

According to court records, the alleged incident took place inside of a home in Oxnard on March 19. The female accuser contacted police that same day and filed a report accusing Ortiz of sexual assault. 

The Ventura County District Attorney's Office has charged the boxer with 3 felony counts -- forcible rape, forcible oral copulation and forcible digital penetration.

He was booked, posed for a mug shot, and bail was set at $100,000.

Ortiz is slated to fight Sunday night in Ontario -- but we're guessing that will likely be called off very soon. 

It's not the first time Ortiz has been in trouble with the law -- he was arrested for DUI back in 2016. And in 2015, he was arrested after allegedly attacking a man at a Kenny Chesney concert at the Rose Bowl. 

Amanda Stanton from 'Bachelor' Arrested for Domestic Violence

9/11/2018 2:51 PM PDT
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9/13 -- A rep for Amanda tells TMZ that the whole event was a misunderstanding. Amanda had a few drinks and gave Bobby what she thought was a playful shove in front of hotel security, who then called police.

The rep says "Amanda is embarrassed and ashamed this happened and sincerely apologizes to hotel security and the Las Vegas Police Department," and no hard feelings for everyone doing their jobs.

'Bachelor' and "Bachelor in Paradise" fan favorite Amanda Stanton has been arrested for domestic battery after a drunken post-bachelorette party incident with her boyfriend ... TMZ has learned.  

Sources familiar with what went down tell us Stanton was partying with friends at The Encore for a co-ed bachelorette event. We're told Stanton's bf, Bobby Jacobs, was there too ... and everyone was celebrating in a room at the hotel.

Law enforcement tells us security came to the room for a noise complaint, and Bobby was talking to the guard. We're told that's when an apparently boozed up Amanda tried to intervene, and shoved Bobby in the process. 

We're told the shove was hard enough for security to call cops, who arrested Amanda for misdemeanor domestic violence. She was released Monday.

Sources close to Amanda tell us she and Bobby are still together, and they both think someone slipped something -- a drug, presumably -- into her drink.

Stanton was a fave on Ben Higgins' season of "The Bachelor" ... finishing 4th. She went on to appear on season 3 of "Bachelor in Paradise" and got engaged to Josh Murray, but things went south quickly.

We reached out to Bobby and Amanda ... so far, no word back.

Young Thug Felony Arrest Warrant Issued

9/10/2018 9:36 AM PDT
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Young Thug's got a pair of handcuffs in his future -- there's a new warrant out for his arrest in Georgia ... TMZ has learned.

The grand jury warrant was issued in DeKalb County after Thug was indicted on a slew of drug possession charges ... according to our law enforcement sources. We broke the story, the grand jury rung him up last week on a total of 8 FELONIES!

YT was charged with possession and intent to distribute meth, hydrocodone and weed. He's also charged with possession of amphetamine, Alprazolam, codeine (2 counts) and a firearm.

The felony charges stem from Young Thug's arrest last September, when cops pulled him over for tinted windows ... but ended up nailing him for marijuana possession. 

The rapper's legal team's gotta be racking up the billable hours -- Thug was also arrested last month in L.A. for possession of a concealed weapon.

'The 100' Star Marie Avgeropoulos Arrested for Felony DV ... Allegedly Attacked BF

8/14/2018 12:20 AM PDT
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An actress who plays a post-apocalyptic juvenile delinquent on TV allegedly went nuclear on her BF in real life and got busted by cops.

Law enforcement sources tell TMZ ... Marie Avgeropoulos -- who stars as Octavia Blake on CW's hit sci-fi show, "The 100" -- was arrested in L.A. last week and booked for felony domestic violence.

We're told a man called police very early on August 5 from inside a car ... claiming his girlfriend had hit him during a verbal argument. Sources say when police arrived, the man had marks on his body ... so Marie was taken to jail.

Her mugshot's just as edgy as her character on '100' -- albeit with a lot less blood and war paint on her face. She does appear to have been crying though. 

A source close to Marie claims the actress was on new meds and mixed it with wine during dinner that evening ... which resulted in a bad reaction. We're told her boyfriend called police thinking they'd diffuse the situation rather than arrest her -- as they're both Canadian and unfamiliar with what'll get a person hauled off to jail in the U.S.

Our source says he begged cops not to take her away ... and even bailed her out after. Marie was released on $50,000 bond.

We're told the boyfriend does not want to press charges.

Guns N' Roses Ex-Guitarist Busted for DUI Sweet Mug O' Mine!

7/30/2018 9:28 AM PDT
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The guy who used to play lead guitar for Guns N' Roses -- post-Slash -- got busted for DUI, and took one of the most rock 'n' roll mug shots we've seen in a long time ... guy-liner included. 

DJ Ashba was arrested Friday in Fairbury, IL on suspicion of DUI and for blowing a stop sign.

Law enforcement sources tell us Ashba first got pulled over for failing to stop but, because he showed signs of impairment, officers gave him field sobriety tests. Fair to say, it didn't go well for Ashba ... he was taken to jail, where he modeled a tight mohawk and colorful neck ink.

Ashba played with GNR from 2009 to 2015. After that he was performing as lead guitarist in Sixx:A.M. with Motley Crue vet Nikki Sixx.

Color Me Badd Singer Bryan Abrams Arrested ... After Assaulting Bandmate

7/23/2018 6:18 AM PDT
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A member of the band Color Me Badd was arrested Sunday after shoving a bandmate so hard he landed in the hospital.

Bryan K. Abrams was clearly pissed off about something, because after performing a song at del Lago Casino in Tyre, New York, he strutted up to Mark Calderon and, without saying a word, shoved him hard.

An eyewitness tells TMZ Abrams, the lead singer in the group was having a bad night with his voice. He eventually walked off stage he was so frustrated.

Calderon hit some sound equipment on his way to the floor, and was hurt. He was taken to a local hospital and treated for neck and back pain.

As for Abrams, he was arrested for misdemeanor assault, taken to jail where he was booked. His bail was set at $2,000. We don't know if he's posted bail yet.

As for the fate of the band ... unclear.

Pacman Jones Attacker Takes Mug Shot In Hospital Bed

7/11/2018 10:25 AM PDT
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The man who attacked Pacman Jones took his official police mug shot in his hospital bed ... and TMZ Sports has the pic. 

Forget "cheese" ... say, "I just got knocked the hell out!"

You're looking at Frank Ragin -- the ABM employee who police say instigated a fight with the NFL star at the Atlanta International Airport late Tuesday evening. 

In the footage obtained by TMZ Sports, you can see Ragin aggressively step to Jones and then attack him

Once Jones found his bearings, he unleashed an attack of his own on Ragin and eventually knocked him out with an overhand right. 

Cops arrested Ragin on 2 counts of battery -- but could NOT immediately take him to the police station to be booked, because he needed to be treated for his injuries. 

Pacman was NOT arrested because cops say he was merely defending himself

Mozzy Arrested in Vegas For Gun Possession

7/9/2018 12:50 AM PDT
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Mozzy broke a few rules of the road, then got busted for having a gun he's not supposed to have ... according to law enforcement.

Las Vegas PD tells TMZ ... the rapper was pulled over Thursday night in a black Maserati without license plates for failing to signal during a lane change. We're told Mozzy didn't have a driver's license and, upon inspection of his vehicle ... cops found a loaded Glock in a black book bag.

That's a problem for Mozzy, because he's an ex-felon. He went to prison after a 2014 conviction for gun possession and possession of a controlled substance.

He's now facing a charge for gun possession by a prohibited person.

The rapper was released after posting $5k bail.

Heather Locklear Arrested for Attacking Cop, EMT

6/25/2018 7:01 AM PDT
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10:25 AM PT -- Heather is out of jail and, sources familiar with the situation tell TMZ, she is on her way to a hospital where she will voluntarily check herself in for treatment of alcohol abuse as well as mental health issues.

9:47 AM PT -- Heather posted bail and was released at 9:10 AM. 

7:20 AM PT -- Law enforcement sources tell TMZ ... Sunday's arrest was the second time deputies went to Heather's home that day. We're told they were there around 6 PM for another disturbance, but determined no crime had occurred. 

Heather Locklear was arrested Sunday night for battery on a police officer ... and this is the second time.

Locklear was taken into custody at her home shortly before midnight and booked for 2 counts of misdemeanor battery upon an officer and emergency personnel.  

The original 911 call was for a disturbance. Law enforcement sources say she was heavily intoxicated when a family member called. Heather, who we're told was extremely agitated, punched a responding deputy who was trying to separate Heather from members of her family.

Paramedics arrived and, while putting her on the gurney, she kicked an EMT.

Heather was taken to a hospital to get checked out and then was taken to jail where she was booked. She's being held on $20,000 bail.

Locklear was placed on an involuntary psychiatric hold last week after allegedly choking her mom and attacking her dad.

Vince Vaughn Smooth(ie) Criminal ... Allegedly

6/11/2018 2:07 PM PDT

Vince Vaughn's taking things slow after his DUI arrest -- opting for a daytime power smoothie, and a good old-fashioned walk instead of a drive.

Vince was out and about Monday in Manhattan Beach, CA -- the same city where he got busted for drinking and driving Sunday. He was strolling around with a blended juice beverage in hand ... probably a good shot of energy after his rough weekend.

TMZ broke the story ... Vince was arrested for DUI, as well as obstructing an officer. Cops say he and his passenger, who was also arrested, refused to get out of Vince's car when they were initially pulled over at a DUI checkpoint.

We don't know what Vince's BAC was when he was arrested ... cops say blood test results aren't back yet.

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