Paroled gang member on the run after cutting GPS monitor

Romie Garland Seals

Romie Garland Seals

ROSAMOND – Local parole agents are seeking the public’s help in locating a dangerous, drug-addicted gang member who’s been on the run since Wednesday afternoon.

Romie Garland Seals, 32, is one of several paroled gang members in the local area required to wear an ankle monitor for tracking, according to Larry Dorsey, California State Adult Parole Operations Supervisor.

“We have 20 gang members that are on GPS, and those are the worst of the worst in the Antelope Valley,” Dorsey said.

Around 12 p.m. on Wednesday (July 24), Seals cut off his GPS ankle monitor and tossed it in the desert in the area of 10th Street West and Rosamond Boulevard, Dorsey said. He’s been missing ever since.

Seals, who has a lengthy and violent criminal history, was paroled in January of 2011 for resisting arrest, possession of a firearm and vehicle theft.

Seals cut off this ankle monitor and tossed it into the desert.

Seals cut off this ankle monitor and tossed it into the desert.

Since then, he has violated his parole on numerous occasions for drug-related offenses.

“He’s usually under the influence of meth and that’s why we consider him to be dangerous,” Dorsey said. “He is considered dangerous at this point in time, but his criminal history does reflect possession of firearms.”

Seals recently moved from East Palmdale to Rosamond, and authorities believe he may be hiding out somewhere in Kern County.

Anyone with information on the location of Romie Garland Seals is urged to contact the Antelope Valley Parole Office at 661-729-0530, ext. 265 or 266. You may also contact their 24-hour hotline at 323-371-3479.

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  49 comments for “Paroled gang member on the run after cutting GPS monitor

  1. Nancy
    August 2, 2013 at 3:24 pm

    ARE YOU FREAKING KIDDING ME??? OMG ROMIE “ROMEO” IS MY XBOYFRIEND FATHER TO MY DAUGHTER AND I HAVE TO SAY FIRST OFF HES A HEAVY DRUG USER AND DRINKER VERY ABUSIVE HE IS VERY DANGEROUS I GOT BEATEN ON NUMEROUS OCASIONS WHEN I WAS PREGNANT WITH HIS KID…AND HE BROKE INTO MY HOME AND RUIN EVERYTHING HES VERY DANGEROUS AND THE WHOLE FIRE ARMS I NEVER SEEN HIM WITH ONE BIT WOULDNT DOUBT HE HAD ONE NOW….I AM NOT A FAKE I REALLY DO KNOW HIM AND HAVE DELT WITH HIM SO PLEASE IF YOU DO SEE HIM CALL THE COPS HES NOT SOMEONE TO PLAY WITH…NOW IM SCARED TO KNOW IF HES ON THE RUN IF HELL COME AFTER ME AGAIN

  2. AV Homeowner
    July 29, 2013 at 6:09 am

    This is a non story. The story that should be published is if one of these guys leaves the monitor on.

    • August 2, 2013 at 4:53 pm

      LOL thats funny!

      “Associated Press, August 2nd: A parolee was found at home in East Palmdale today who was complying with the terms of his parole and had not removed his ankle monitor. A Sheriff spokesman confirmed that Walter A Richardson’s monitor was still attached to his ankle and after a through search of his residence, deputies did not find any meth, child porn, cockfighting roosters, crack pipes, fake IDs, guns, or girls chained in his basement. Investigators are looking into Richardson’s claims that he has a job at Burger King and is abiding by the law.”

  3. James Hux
    July 28, 2013 at 1:37 pm

    Think its bad now just wait until it becomes as bad as south central or east los angeles,I remember when east los angeles was a nice community until the illegal immigrants moved there with their gangster children. These thugs shouldn’t be released back into the community if they are violent they should be locked up until their sentence is finish no parole for these kind of scum. Until your a victim of crime or economic hardship then you really only have an opinion the facts are crime is on the rise no matter what the FBI statistics say. Things are only going to get worse as immigration reform (amnesty),the Antelope Valley as a dumping ground for criminals and the secton which encourages the families of thugs in the AV prison to move there.

    • Notagain
      July 29, 2013 at 4:07 pm

      AN LET ME GUESS!!! YOUR A TRUE WHITE NATIVE AMERICAN
      YOUR JUST LIKE THE REST OF US IMMIGRANTS!! GET YOUR FACTS STRAIGHT!
      THE AV HOUSES WAY TOO MANY CRIMINALS!! WITH THE METRO LINK STOPPING ALL THE WAY HERE, IT’S ALWAYS EASY FOR THUGS TO COME AN GO AS THEY PLEASE!!!!

  4. J. Ripper
    July 27, 2013 at 7:12 am

    “He is considered dangerous at this point in time, but his criminal history does reflect possession of firearms.”

    I’m baffled why Dorsey used the word “but” in this sentence. “So” or even “therefore” would make sense; “but” does not.

    • July 27, 2013 at 8:53 am

      The grammar police strikes again! seriously though – just because he cut his ankle bracelet off does not mean he is a danger. if it were me in those shoes all it would take is to have a couple of buddies come over and say “listen bro, we got a car and little bit of cash, we gonna go pick up some chicks and grab some beers and get wasted and have a great night, you in?”

    • Letlow
      July 27, 2013 at 9:11 am

      ‘but’ makes absolute sense there, as in he is just dangerous at this point, BUT since he has history with firearms, he may be gunning for an ARMED and DANGEROUS title down the line. At least that’s the way I read it. *Kanye shrug*

  5. James
    July 27, 2013 at 12:09 am

    Honestly? I would never change my life style or living the way I have been here in Rosamond for these creeps. Yeah I have always slept near a weapon but this guy? Come on. He’s a french fry!

  6. KOUI
    July 26, 2013 at 9:26 pm

    I don’t believe in lists or GPS ankle bracelets. I say, if you require either of these things then you should still be in jail where you belong.

  7. Yup
    July 26, 2013 at 1:21 pm

    Hey how come every body always mentions race when a crime is commit but here I don’t see a thing. Let me be the one to say it…he’s white!! ::gasp::!!

    • bleh
      July 26, 2013 at 4:46 pm

      He’s a Hispanic guy. Top front page of avpress today …

      • Yup
        July 26, 2013 at 7:14 pm

        Then how are both his last names not even close to being in Spanish. I could understand if his name was Garland Hernandez!

        • OU812
          July 26, 2013 at 9:15 pm

          Zimmerman is also Hispanic.

          • Notagain
            July 27, 2013 at 9:48 pm

            WOW!! ZIMMERMAN A HISPANIC! HOW DID WE EVER GET A LAST NAME LIKE THAT? IS A SO CAL TRUE WHITE A REAL WHITE? 

        • sikntired
          July 26, 2013 at 9:25 pm

          His nickname is Flaco, lol.

        • SilentBFox
          July 27, 2013 at 1:18 am

          Romie Garland Seals is not white. He’s Hispanic/Black. As for name, does a name really determine ethnicity? No it does not. So before you say something so ignorant and reveal to the whole world your intelligence don’t judge a book by looking at it’s cover.

          • Yup
            July 27, 2013 at 8:42 am

            Obviously it was a joke because everyone is always talking about ethnicity on here as I mentioned in the first post. I understand that what’s important here is catching a very dangerous criminal. People always assume Mexicans are illegal on here. Geez, I’m starting to feel like there is a double standard here…(again joke for the people without any sense of humor).

  8. Yo Mama
    July 26, 2013 at 11:48 am

    Boy looks like he needs a ham sammich!

    • sikntired
      July 26, 2013 at 2:45 pm

      Yeah, the face of meth.Mean and evil looking too.

  9. AVcares
    July 26, 2013 at 11:17 am

    This seems to be a growing trend of cutting off the GPS monitor. Maybe they should start shackling the scum like they did in the chain gang days, I believe they were made out of iron. So the only way was to cut off the foot. I think that’s just what they need!!

  10. evervigilant
    July 26, 2013 at 9:32 am

    As a life-long AV resident, who has moved from Palmdale to Lancaster, then to Rosamond, attempting to avoid the infestation of Vermine over-running our Valley, all I can say is the rats have breached my last line of defense and there is no safe or secure place left to go about one’s daily life in the AV. Thanks AV politicians from the 80s until this day, for masterminding the destruction of EVERY last thing that was good about the AV. I hate living here and can’t wait to retire and escape this hell hole.

  11. jaydee
    July 26, 2013 at 7:48 am

    There is a prison in Lancaster and thats where they are coming from. Thats my guess!

    • stuckinrosamnod
      July 26, 2013 at 8:36 am

      more like Mojave & L.A.

  12. P.
    July 26, 2013 at 1:57 am

    Oh that’s just great!! I live in Rosamond! Seems like the dumping ground lately for ex-cons as Los Angeles doesn’t WANT them anymore!! Guess I’ll be indoors with my alarm system on 24/7.

    • JP
      July 26, 2013 at 7:05 am

      Oh come on, bunch of scardy cats. This guy obviously doesn’t want to target someone like you, you would rather sacrifice your life for safety to stay indoors than live your life as you usually do due to a guy that cut off an ankle bracelet in your area? Get on with yourself.

      • stuckinrosamnod
        July 26, 2013 at 8:35 am

        ….”doesn’t want to target someone like you….” First you don’t know that person to say “like you” second I feel you haven’t been around or heard what people on meth will do just to get high, this town has a lot of meth users and also people with money, not Beverly Hills by any means, but enough to make it attractive to a meth addict. They will go to any extreme to get what they want.
        When something like this happens the law officials recommend staying inside, locking the doors, and not answering to strangers. So that person, whom you refer to as a “scaredy cat” is doing the right thing.
        I just hope he doesn’t pick you!

        • sikntired
          July 26, 2013 at 2:48 pm

          Righ you are, they would sell their firstborn for a hit.

          • Karemtilt@Gmail
            July 28, 2013 at 11:16 pm

            And the second born too

    • Concered
      July 26, 2013 at 10:43 am

      Looks like he wasn’t dumped in Rosamond…that’s Kern County. He was released into LA County.

  13. FUNNY
    July 25, 2013 at 9:18 pm

    Upgrade the GPS so if they remove it its will blow there leg off so, so when the one leg jackass shows up at the ER we can take him back to jail

    • sikntired
      July 25, 2013 at 9:38 pm

      LMAO over that one ,but you know there would be a lawsuit and more money for you know who.

    • P.
      July 26, 2013 at 2:07 am

      Exactly!! Let it explode like those security devices they have on expensive clothing, etc. at the department stores! Instead of turning things blue let it blow their foot off. Idiots!

      • Notagain
        July 26, 2013 at 10:48 am

        THEY SHOULDN’T PUT THE DEVICE IN THE ANKLE!!!
        THAT DEVICE SHOULD BE INTERIOR. ITS SMALL ENOUGH TO PUT IT THROUGH YOU KNOW WERE!!!! HIP HIP HOORAYYYYY

        • sikntired
          July 26, 2013 at 2:49 pm

          Kind of like a piercing but heavier?

        • rome
          August 2, 2013 at 8:16 pm

          Like the GPS microchip we are all gonna be required to get pretty soon if things continue the way they’re going.

  14. Notagain
    July 25, 2013 at 8:35 pm

    WHY DO WE KEEP HOUSING THESE CRIMINALS IN THE AV?

    • anyone
      July 26, 2013 at 8:32 am

      “We” house them so Rex can have their (automatic) vote at election time.

      • Notagain
        July 26, 2013 at 10:44 am

        WHY DIDN’T I THINK OF THAT!

        • soapbox journal
          July 26, 2013 at 3:30 pm

          felons cannot vote, when you are convicted you loose that right to vote.

          • Maria
            July 28, 2013 at 4:13 am

            Who are you kidding??? Felons, and illegals, vote all the time…How do you think “Obummer” got elected twice???

          • Karemtilt@Gmail
            July 28, 2013 at 11:08 pm

            @Maria, how many cases of felons voting are u aware of? Convicted felons seem like a very unlikely voting block. The reason our President was elected is because the majority voters of this great country. He won over 53% in the AV,
            soooo. He won fair, get over it

          • Karemtilt@Gmail
            July 28, 2013 at 11:19 pm

            Unless they know Maria she has story on felons, illegals and convicts vote.

          • rome
            August 2, 2013 at 8:19 pm

            convicted felons can vote, parolees can’t.

      • Karemtilt@Gmail
        July 28, 2013 at 10:53 pm

        R u saying the mayor brings convicts here to get their votes??

  15. soapbox journal
    July 25, 2013 at 8:23 pm

    No wonder the Av is going to hell in a hand basket, these creeps need to be locked away from society.

  16. sikntired
    July 25, 2013 at 6:19 pm

    Maybe they need to upgrade those GPS monitors.

  17. Karla
    July 25, 2013 at 4:36 pm

    If they’re the worst of the worst, why the HELL would you release them and give them ANY freedom?!

    • Joe Mama
      July 26, 2013 at 6:57 am

      Exactly. We have 20 gang members that are on GPS, and those are the worst of the worst in the Antelope Valley so we put a plastic ankle bracelet on. Who’s the bigger moron here?

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