Silver Lake slot machine bust


SILVER LAKE — The poster on the window of the Sun Net store promotes “PRINT COPY FAX INTERNET” services. But, according to police, that list should  have also included gambling. Late last month, a 23-year-old male who was the only employee of the shop at Sunset Boulevard and Coronado Street was arrested for the possession of an illegal gaming machine, said Sgt. Fernando Carrasco with the LAPD Northeast Division’s Vice Unit. 

Carrasco said police began their investigation after receiving two complaints about the presence of a slot machine at Sun Net. “After the arrest, we closed the business for the day,” he said in an email “To my knowledge, the business has not reopened.”

On Thursday, the shop, located next to a Thai massage parlor in a mini mall, remained closed.

Carrasco said his unit had not received any previous complaints about Sun Net. However, he said such operations are “not uncommon” in the Silver Lake-Echo Park area.

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  1. The government takes very seriously their monopoly on gambling. They are the only ones allowed to take advantage of the poor and stupid with the lottery.

  2. Wow, I didn’t think anything was enforced in Los Angeles other than parking violations.

  3. What a ridiculous waste of time. Vice should be shut down. Financial liability is incentive enough to do the right thing.

  4. Isn’t that across the street from the crack/meth building housing the Jr’s 99¢ and up store? I know after the fire a few years ago, their parking lot had high-end cars in it and we always joked that maybe it was a front for the drug, mafia, or a gambling ring since no customers are ever inside. Seems odd that no one has done anything about that even with homeless crack/meth addicts circling that building like vultures– but they bust a business across the street over a slot machine. Sounds like the city’s priorities are messed up.

    • Which house is the crack/meth house? Is it below sunset across from the 99 or north of sunset? I just moved to the area and would like to be aware…

  5. I’ve moved around a lot and to be quite honest it seems to me that every neighborhood has one of those houses. Sad but true. Its a waste of time and waste of vacant space. I have witness myself just normal ordinary liquor parking shops full where all is being felt there is narcotics left n right. But we talking about the wealthy high ends. So we got those everywhere. That’s why I ain’t judging cuz to each its own! But there’s habits everywhere and anywhere but its on you if your suckered into one of them. Anyhow there’s another one on Beverly and Western called digital lite.

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