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August 16, 2022: Long Beach Woman Charged With Criminal Threats, Hate Crime Against Neighbors

Ricardo Santiago, Public Information Officer
(213) 257-2000

Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascón announced today his office has filed charges against a woman alleged to have made racially charged threats against her neighbors.

“When hate crimes occur in Los Angeles County, individuals accused of this conduct will be held accountable,” said District Attorney Gascón. “The victims were subjected to criminal threats motivated by hate at their own home for months. Our Bureau of Victim Services is available to help with their needs.”

Lorrene Mae Lake (dob 9/11/63) faces six felony counts of criminal threats and one felony count of violation of civil rights.

Case NA120325 also includes hate crime allegations, one misdemeanor count each of possession of a firearm with temporary restraining order and violation of civil rights as well as two misdemeanor counts of disobeying a court order and resisting arrest.

Arraignment is scheduled today in Department S01 of the Los Angeles Superior Court, Long Beach Branch.

Lake allegedly threatened and hurled racial epithets at several of her neighbors at a Long Beach apartment complex on East 2nd Street last month and as recently as August 12.

The case remains under investigation by the Long Beach Police Department.