Tip leads to arrest of ‘dangerous’ at-large parolee

Romie Seals capturedLANCASTER – Less than 12 hours after a list of “dangerous” at-large parolees was published in the local media, one of the eight featured parolees was caught.

Romie Seals was captured around midnight in West Lancaster, after a tipster contacted authorities and told them where Seals was staying, according to Larry Dorsey, California State Adult Parole Operations Supervisor.

The 33-year-old parolee was picked up from a home on Holguin Street and arrested without incident around 12:01 a.m. Friday, Dorsey said.

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

Seals is one of the 20 dangerous gang members in the Antelope Valley required to wear a GPS-ankle monitor for tracking, officials said.

Seals made the news in late July when he cut off his GPS monitor and tossed it into the desert near 10th Street West and Rosamond Boulevard. After two weeks on the run, Seals was captured on Aug. 4 and taken into custody.

Seals was released again on Aug. 13, but did not report to the local parole office for tracking. Authorities then issued another warrant for Seals’ arrest.

“The parole division is just one part of the judicial system, and the only thing we can do is just do our part and not worry too much about the new laws such as AB 109,” Dorsey said, adding that Seals will again go through the parole revocation process.

“If [Seals] is released within 30 days and he reports to the parole office, we’ll do our jobs… with his reintegration back into society,” Dorsey said. “If he decides he wants to become another parolee-at-large, we’ll again preview him through local media and place him back into custody.”

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  15 comments for “Tip leads to arrest of ‘dangerous’ at-large parolee

  1. Amazed
    September 17, 2013 at 11:16 am

    So….he’s out on parole why?

  2. Monka
    September 16, 2013 at 11:21 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. [removed]
    September 16, 2013 at 6:07 am

    Send all criminals to afganistan let them get killed there fighting a war

  4. givemeabreak
    September 15, 2013 at 12:04 pm

    Fool me once shame on you, fool me twice shame on me.

    What a waste of time AND money to track scum like this down.
    We as voters need to make changes in the now useless laws.
    Lock up the scum and keep them locked up.

  5. Maria paesano
    September 15, 2013 at 4:49 am

    REALLY PEOPLE HOW NIEVE ARE YOU? Your stupidity in believing this is simply an inefficieny issue by the police department/ jail/ justice department along with your lax and ignorant ” problem solving” suggestions IS THE REASON THIS IS HAPPENING AND WHY YOU, you children and your families will be the next victims of rape, robbery and murder. Please read my comment posted on last article featuring all of these sick, disgusting excuses of a human being. And oh please comment and then maybe tell EVERYONE YOU KNOW WHAT YOU LEARNED AND THEN GO TO THE BEXT CRIME COUNCIL AND CITY COUNCIL MEETING, THE NEWSPAPERS , THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE DEPARTMENT AND YOUR REPRESENTATIVES AND DEMAND AN INVESTIGATION. THE TIME IS NOW PEOPLE!

  6. anotherpointofview
    September 13, 2013 at 11:53 pm

    So twice now he’s been arrested just for not wanting to put up with the BS and restrictions of being on parole – funny how there are never any other charges, no drugs, guns, stolen property… nothing.

    So whats he on parole for? “resisting an officer with force and violence” – so.. he struggled while being arrested? punched a cop in the nose perhaps? No because then he would have gotten the more serious charge of “assault on a peace officer”

    I have a funny feeling this is not the dangerous criminal the media and parole office is trying to convince us he is, which is why he keeps being released.

    • Mike
      September 14, 2013 at 10:32 pm

      Cool so he can move in with you, And you can babysit him. Thats what he seems to need, a babysitter. make sure to leave your wallet and any valuables out so he does not disturb you while you sleep though. LOL Come on people really.

    • Dew
      September 16, 2013 at 4:51 am

      Because nobody pleas out to a lesser charge…..

    • Bob
      September 19, 2013 at 8:03 am

      Sounds like a comment from an x-convict. Right on liberal!

  7. September 13, 2013 at 11:16 pm

    Bad thing is to let these loser thugs out. They should be hung like in India. I have no pity for these criminals as they do nothing but hurt innocent people. I’m glad they caught this thug, but I don’t want him released around here anymore. All the trashy thugs get dumped in the A.V. It happens because we put up with it and don’t complain. There are too many innocent people that are in serious danger when these thugs are out and about.

  8. Metalchick
    September 13, 2013 at 8:51 pm

    Good! But why not just lock him up and throw away the key? But they’re probably gonna release him again and then he’ll be on the most wanted list Again, and then he’ll be captured…again.

    • Mike
      September 14, 2013 at 10:35 pm

      Too many bleeding heart people that say awe lets give them just one,two,ten,thousand more chances he will do better. If they don’t learn the first time they ain’t never gonna get it. it is now they’re way of life.

  9. Jill
    September 13, 2013 at 6:21 pm

    Why don’t they just keep him there? Save all the time and effort of tracking him own again…How stupid!

  10. Yippee
    September 13, 2013 at 2:16 pm

    How ’bout we quit letting these thugs out on parole…..they will only end up violating parole ending up back in jail, but sadly an innocent person(s) will have to pay for it because he will rob or physically harmed them. Help society and do us all a favor and keep these low life criminals locked up!!!

  11. janos kocsis
    September 13, 2013 at 1:54 pm

    They could be shipped to Budapest. They’d be issuing orders to police and judges here.

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