Authorities on the hunt for ‘dangerous’ paroled gang members, sex offenders

(Top row: Paroled gang members, L to R) Romie Seals, William Collin, William Allen. (Bottom row: High-risk sex offenders, L to R) Reahdeen Robertson,  Tyrone Williams, Kenneth Johnson, Jose Sanchez, Daniel Gilmore.

(Top row: Paroled gang members, L to R) Romie Seals, William Collin, William Allen. (Bottom row: High-risk sex offenders, L to R) Reahdeen Robertson, Tyrone Williams, Kenneth Johnson, Jose Sanchez, Daniel Gilmore.

LANCASTER – The local parole office needs your help in locating eight at-large parolees, considered dangerous and a threat to the community, authorities said Thursday morning.

“They’ve already been convicted more than three times — every single one of them — for felonies, some for sex offenses and some for weapons charges,” said Larry Dorsey, California State Adult Parole Operations Supervisor. “We want to get them in custody because we do consider them to be dangerous if left out in the community.”

The men pictured in the top row were three of the 20 GPS-monitored paroled gang members considered “the most dangerous here in the Antelope Valley,” Dorsey said. Since absconding from parole, they have been placed on parolee-at-large (PAL) status, Dorsey added.

The five parolees pictured in the bottom row are dangerous sex offenders who either cut off their GPS-ankle monitors or never reported to the local parole office after being released from custody, Dorsey said.

“These five individuals have been deemed [some] of our worst here in the Antelope Valley,” Dorsey said. “There are a few repeaters that have absconded numerous times, and again, we’re looking for the public’s assistance to locate these individuals.”

Anyone with information on these parolees is urged to contact Larry Dorsey at the Antelope Valley parole office at 661-729-0530, ext. 265 or 266.


Romie SealsRomie Garland Seals

In late July, authorities issued an urgent plea for help in finding Romie Seals, who had allegedly cut off his GPS monitor and tossed it into the desert (read more here). Officials said Seals was a meth-addicted gang member with a criminal history that included firearms, making him a danger to society. After two weeks on the run, Seals was captured in early August (read more here).

“He recently was released due to the current laws and he never reported to the parole office, so again, we placed another warrant out for his arrest,” Dorsey said Thursday.

Seals is a 33-year-old male, with black hair and brown eyes, who stands 5 feet 6 inches tall and weighs around 130 pounds.

Seals is on parole for resisting an officer with force and violence. He has absconded from parole numerous times since his release in 2011 and is a heavy drug user who steals to support his habit, Dorsey said.

“He’s definitely somewhere here in the Antelope Valley, possibly Mohave or in the Palmdale area,” Dorsey said.

William CollinWilliam Collin

William Collin is 24-year-old GPS-monitored gang member with numerous parole violations. He’s been on the run since May, when he either cut off his GPS-monitor or the device went dead, Dorsey said.

“His last location was right around 9th Street East and Avenue R,” Dorsey said.

Collin is on parole for grand theft and has a criminal history that includes possession of a firearm, robbery and burglary.

Collin is 5 feet 10 inches tall, with black hair and brown eyes, and weighs around 190 pounds.

He has numerous tattoos on his face and about his body, which should make him easy to recognize, Dorsey said.

Will AllenWill Bryan Allen

Will Allen is a 28-year-old gang member on parole for intimidating a witness.

He has a violent criminal history that includes spousal battery, vandalism, dissuading a witness from testifying, battery on a peace officer, possession of a firearm, sexual intercourse with a minor, kidnapping and making terrorist threats.

Allen is 5 feet 6 inches tall, with black hair and brown eyes, and weighs around 165 pounds. He has numerous tattoos about his body.

Allen was last seen in the 3600 Block of Fiddleneck Court in Palmdale.


Reahdeen RobertsonReahdeen Robertson

Reahdeen Robertson is a 30-year-old registered sex offender with sex crimes in Los Angeles County, Florida and Pennsylvania. He is on parole for child molestation and has been on the run since April.

“We consider him to be extremely dangerous,” Dorsey stressed.

Robertson was convicted of molesting a child in Palmdale in 2008, and then he served time for the crime and was released on parole, Dorsey said.

After a parole violation, Robertson was jailed again and then released, Dorsey said. After that, he stopped reporting to parole, Dorsey added.

In addition to his sex crimes, Robertson’s criminal history includes burglary, assault, theft, receiving stolen property and possession of a controlled substance.

Robertson is 6 feet one inch tall, with black hair and brown eyes, and weighs around 210 pounds.

Tyrone WilliamsTyrone Williams

Tyrone Williams is a 44-year-old registered sex offender with mental disorders, who is on parole for transportation and sales of a controlled substance.

Williams’ criminal history includes sexual penetration with foreign object with force, battery on a peace officer, assault with a firearm, felon in possession of a firearm, burglary, robbery, possession of a controlled substance, and transportation and sales of a controlled substance.

Williams is also a known gang member, but he is being supervised by the parole office as a sex offender, Dorsey said.

Williams is 5 feet 9 inches tall, with black hair and brown eyes, and weighs about 200 pounds. He has various tattoos on his chest and arms.

Jose SanchezJose Alberto Sanchez

Jose Sanchez is a 24-year-old convicted child molester on parole for grand theft-auto with a firearm.

His criminal history includes lewd and lascivious acts with a child under 14 with force, driving under the influence of alcohol, grand theft auto, possession of burglary tools and parole violations.

“He was recently released after his [parole] violation, and he never reported [to parole],” Dorsey said. Dorsey said Sanchez may be in the Palmdale area, right around 45th Street East and Avenue R.

Sanchez has tattoos on his chest and upper left arm, as well as a surgical scar on his abdomen. On his chest he has the letters “W T C”; on his upper left arm is “Alyssa”; on his right fingers is the word “Ruth”; and on his left fingers is the word “Less”.

Sanchez is 5 feet 11 inches tall, with black hair and brown eyes, and weighs around 180 pounds.

Kenneth JohnsonKenneth O’Neil Johnson

Kenneth Johnson is a 35-year-old sex offender on parole for receiving stolen property. He is also a gang member with the “East Coast Crips” and goes by the name “Ken-Dog”.

His lengthy criminal history includes conspiracy to commit a crime, grand theft auto, carrying a loaded firearm, false ID to peace officer, battery on non-cohabitant or former spouse, sexual battery, assault with a deadly weapon (other than firearm) with force likely to produce great bodily injury, burglary, vandalism, shooting at inhabited dwelling, receiving stolen property, and numerous parole violations.

Johnson has been on the run since cutting off his GPS ankle monitor in Lake Los Angeles in March, and he was last seen in the Las Vegas area, Dorsey said.

Johnson is considered armed and dangerous due to his violent background and involvement in criminal street gang activity. He is 5 feet 9 inches tall, with black hair and brown eyes, and weighs around 200 pounds.

Daniel GilmoreDaniel Allen Gilmore

Daniel Gilmore is a 44-year-old sex offender with a continuous criminal history dating back to 1982, which includes rape by force or fear, battery, and grand theft of person.

Gilmore is on parole for failing to register as a sex offender. He is a transient who may be panhandling in the Lancaster area, Dorsey said.

Gilmore walks with a limp, is often dirty, and is known to frequent liquor stores, according to parole agents. He is approximately 5 feet 10 inches tall, with brown hair and green eyes, and weighs around 185 pounds.

Gilmore has a couple of noticeable tattoos: On his left arm he has a picture of a panther; on his right arm he has a picture of a cloud, lightning bolt, and a bird; and on his chest, he has the name “Sylvia”.

Anyone with information on these parolees is encouraged to contact Larry Dorsey at 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.

UPDATE 9/13/13: ROMIE SEALS was captured around midnight in West Lancaster after a tipster contacted authorities and told them where Seals was staying. Read more here.

UPDATED 9/16/13: REAHDEEN ROBERTSON was arrested in Florida last week for grand theft, fleeing police, hit and run, driving without a license, and resisting arrest. Read more here.

  19 comments for “Authorities on the hunt for ‘dangerous’ paroled gang members, sex offenders

  1. Bob
    September 19, 2013 at 8:11 am

    Being a liberal I feel that these poor guys should be allowed to live in a special designated neighborhoods just for them, at taxpayer expense. I feel that love and understanding will make even the worst criminal find a different path in life.

  2. Monka
    September 16, 2013 at 11:23 pm

    We should place the elderly in prisons because
    They will get showered every day,
    Video surveillance in case of problems,
    Three meals a day, doctors on-site,
    And free medication if needed.

    Put criminals in nursing homes
    And they’ll get cold meals, lights off at 7pm,
    Two showers a week, live in a smaller room
    And pay rent at $4,000 a month!!!!
    It’s pretty sad that we treat prisoners
    Better than the elderly.

  3. James Sosa
    September 16, 2013 at 9:23 am

    Looks like Open Season on these guys !!!

  4. Linda
    September 15, 2013 at 9:57 am

    Why are they out on parole- again! You know they’re runners. Why are they out at all? Serious criminals here. sigh…. Poor excuse for a joke, justice system.

  5. September 13, 2013 at 11:25 pm

    It’s ridiculous as to the money spent on these criminals. Mainly sex offenders checking out the young school children on the way to and from school. I read that in India, they are going to hang some men that raped and murdered a young lady there. Now if we had that type of punishment for sex offenders it might help, but who knows. The current parole and imprisonment system is a joke on all of us. Re-read what these thugs have done and watch out for all children because you just never know. The jail system takes them in, holds them for a short time then releases them too soon. That is totally wrong in my opinion and is putting more and more innocent people at risk. They could be just about anywhere here in the A.V. Bet they’ve shopped in the same stores as we do. Yet they’re out free as birds waiting for their next victim.

  6. Sarah
    September 13, 2013 at 2:58 pm

    I’d really like to see proof of this hired hitman allegation. Hell, I’ll do it. Really though, as much as I believe in many secret conspiracies I have a hard time believing they’d hire sex offenders. I’m married to a level 4 murderer and have never heard of this..not insinuating its not true. Just extremely curious.

  7. givemeabreak
    September 13, 2013 at 11:08 am

    Maybe offer an award, pay off $$, no strings attached…scum like this…their own mother would turn them in for a quick buck!!
    Otherwise, why bother to help police when the scum are let out in a few days due to over crowding…I say take the beds away make them lay head to toe and you can get twice as many in a cell…and keep them there….where they belong!

    • Maria paesano
      September 15, 2013 at 4:27 am

      Really? Do you read? Try Title 1 funding, Rehab Act ( no jail justified under ” mental health / disability ), 2006 voter guide ( read carefully prop 83 full specifics of law including sections that were penciled out), workforce Investment act ( given $, jobs, homes etc ) tapistry program ( totally erases their criminal history )and check into all the other information I posted ( especially brochure by sheriffs dept ) . Acknowledge that what they posted about thise criminals being wanted IS ONLY A SMALL PORTION OF THE ACTUAL NUMBERS WHICH IS ALREADY HORRIFIC ENOUGH! Then let me know what you think

  8. A. Richards
    September 13, 2013 at 6:06 am

    Hmmm, help so you can just let them go again….. Seems like a waste of time…. Maybe offer a reward….. Like they did with Dorrner…. And then change the value of it after the public helps….. The justice system seems to be a waste of time…..

    • The Anti-REX
      September 13, 2013 at 6:08 am

      Like dead or alive sounds good to me!

  9. The Anti-REX
    September 13, 2013 at 5:29 am

    Lancaster’s eye in the sky LEAPS will spot them any day now right?

  10. Maria paesano
    September 13, 2013 at 2:40 am

    OMG. THIS IS DISGUSTING. Awhile back there was an article in the AV Press about the new ” program” that talked about letting criminals out of jail. It discussed how the jail here housed LEVEL4 inmates which were the most violent of criminals and the programs being offered to certain inmates , even tho deaths that had occurred ( heart attack, suicide, one pending/ under investigation ) by them. Ok let me tell you THESE PEOPLE ARE BEING RELEASED O. PURPOSE…. For lack of a better term, they are HITMEN ( women ) who do gov bidding IN SECRET. Interesting that they write that these inmates have been arrested or in prison3 times because that is THE REQUIREMENT for being in this program. So, they first move to this prison SOME OF THE MOST VIOLENT OFFENDERS THEY CAN FIND. Then they move all of their families here ( apples don’t call far from tree ) establishing criminals on the outside as well who will be their ” advocates” ( and who also get benefits ( housing, education, jobs ) in other words work with gov , cops, city to ensure these programs / funding and infiltration into every inch of our lives to take property, jobs, children etc away from honest, hard working , people who love their families / country. I have a flyer, and a brochure that these people were given ( on the outside and in jail ) that explains these ” programs and benefits “. I am going to find someone who can help me post them as they are from the LA COUNTY SHERIFFS DEPT AND THEIR PARTNERS ( this is a must see! ) as it not only gives them HUGE benefits but opportunity to be our ” emerging leaders”. The eligibility REQUIREMENT is that you must have been in jail 3 TIMES IN THE LAST 3 years. Your crime does not matter. The list of benefits are UNREAL. Check out ” emerging leaders academy” as well. Ok this jail release program give these criminals opportunity to work for the gov / cops and are even given ” new” IDs . It says those who don’t go along with their program are shipped out to other facilities ( like the ones that keep them in solitary confinement or as human research subjects / detainees ). We were being told our crime rate had been decreasing so we would HAPPILY GO ALONG WITH THIS OUTRAGEOUS PLAN . ( what else could we do with all this prison overcrowding which is ALSO A LIE…there are MORE prisons now than ever before that were built with our tax dollars and bond $ ( another planned item ) so who are these prisons for if not the criminals? Us? The ones who ” don’t go along with the program” ? The Lancaster paper never prints any of the crimes , home invasions, rapes, fires, thefts ( well maybe a few ) be size these crimes are CRIMES OF OUR CITY I SO ACCUSE! I could really go on and on but just looking at these VIOLENT CRIMINALS AND THE IMPACT ON OUR INNOCENT CHILDREN / FAMILIES SHOULD HAVE US OUTRAGED AND YELLING AT THE TOP OF OUR LUNGS THAT THIS IS ENOUGH! It might already be too late but I am willing to try even harder for those who have already paid the price and for those who still could become victims of these criminals and corporate criminals as well ( those who plan / allow this for reasons of control, money and power ). ANYONE OUT THERE WILLING TO GO THE DISTANCE, SPEAK OUT AND STOP THIS?

  11. dumbandblind
    September 13, 2013 at 1:12 am

    Who let them loose in the first place?

  12. ivesrenitall
    September 12, 2013 at 9:13 pm

    We have the liberals to thank for that. Way to go AB109. If the liberals had their complete way, there would be no jails. Ya know, education & training, not prison! Their motto, “Committ a Rape, Go to College! “

    • Towhomitmayconcern
      September 12, 2013 at 9:55 pm

      You sound like a p’d off person who doesn’t know what they’re talking about because they’re spoon fed every little bit of anti-liberal propaganda from Fox news and complains about every single thing that they don’t agree with. I may be more liberal than conservative, but at least i’m more open minded, and don’t have a stick up my a** every time I don’t agree with something or someone.

      • Citizen of AV
        September 13, 2013 at 7:13 am

        You must be a lot more liberal than you think. Your argumentum ad hominem gives you away.

  13. Letlow
    September 12, 2013 at 7:27 pm

    I remember the big ballyhoo and “manhunt” when Mr. Romie Seal cut off his tracker and vanished into the desert. You guys caught him and released him again? WOW! It’s no wonder he’s giving you the middle finger now. This system is a joke!! Why should I spend time helping you search for these cretins only for you to play catch and release again??? SMH!

    • Josh
      September 16, 2013 at 10:35 am

      Instead of blaming law enforcement for this “revolving door” nightmare, blame yourself!

      This is what happens when you vote for Democrats! ..And I can tell from your posts that you probably vote Democrat 99% of the time. You have nobody to blame but yourself, your voting habits and the party you always pick!

      Law enforcement didn’t make the law that allowed this to happen! The Democrats at the state capitol in Sacramento did!

      • Mr. Mister
        September 16, 2013 at 11:29 am

        I’m sorry but I’m more than sure these lackluster laws were not established in 2011 when a Democrat became governor. Do your research. Voting for the Republicanator did a lot for our state, right? Heck, let’s throw our country into the mix, too. Still feeling the burden of meaningless wars over WMDs which never existed. Try voting Independent next time.

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