|For Immediate Release
Case # 12NF0753
March 13, 2012
|Susan Kang Schroeder
Chief of Staff
LAPD SERGEANT CHARGED WITH TEXTING CRIMINAL THREATS AND MAKING HARASSING PHONE CALLS TO WOMAN FROM PAST RELATIONSHIP
FULLERTON – A Los Angeles Police Department sergeant has been charged with making criminal threats over the phone and in text messages against a woman with whom he formerly had a romantic relationship. Joshua Jinwook Chong, 41, Fullerton, is charged with one felony count of criminal threats, one misdemeanor count of harassing telephone calls, and one misdemeanor count of annoying telephone calls. If convicted, he faces a maximum sentence of three years in state prison. Chong is out of custody on $50,000 bail and is expected to be arraigned tomorrow, Wednesday, March 14, 2012, in Department N-3, North Justice Center, Fullerton. The time is to be determined.
On Oct. 17, 2011, Chong is accused of sending multiple text messages to victim Jane Doe, with whom he formerly had a romantic relationship, threatening to kill the victim’s male friend. That same night, the defendant is accused of calling Jane Doe and threatening over the phone to kill her. Fearing for her life, Jane Doe left her home and stayed that night with a friend.
While Jane Doe was away from her home that night, Chong is accused of sending more threatening text messages to the victim, claiming that he would show up at her work.
Between Oct. 17, 2011, and Oct. 18, 2011, Chong is accused of calling Jane Doe’s phone over 25 times.
On Oct. 18, 2011, Jane Doe reported the threats and harassing phone calls to the California State Fullerton Police Department, who investigated this case and arrested the defendant that same day.
Deputy District Attorney Lynda Fernandez of the Special Prosecutions Unit is prosecuting this case.