California: Alfred & Alma Chacon killed by DUI driver Arsen Panasian; held on million dollar bail

Arleta-Double-Fatal-Crash photo courtesy of OnSceneTV 062215

Arleta-Double-Fatal-Crash photo courtesy of OnSceneTV 062215


Police on Sunday released the name of the motorist arrested after a two-vehicle crash that killed a couple in Arleta on Saturday night.

Arsen Panasian, 41, of Van Nuys was booked on suspicion of second-degree murder, Officer Brandon Tepper of the Los Angeles Police Department‘s Valley Traffic Division said. A police spokeswoman told City News Service that investigators believe he was under influence of alcohol or drugs at the time of the crash.

The coroner’s office identified the victims — killed in the collision about 9:10 p.m. Saturday at the intersection of Branford Street and Dorrington Avenue — as 62-year-old Alfred Chacon and 61-year-old Alma Alyse Chacon. They were husband and wife, according to a report from the scene. Authorities had initially reported that the pair were father and daughter.  ….MORE


Booking No.: 4363203       Last Name: PANASIAN       First Name: ARSEN       Middle Name: Sex: M       Race: O       Date Of Birth: 12/25/1973       Age: 41       Hair: BRO       Eyes: BRO       Height: 601       Weight: 180 
Charge Level: F   (Felony)



Arrest Date: 06/20/2015       Arrest Time: 2140       Arrest Agency: 4226       Agency Description: LAPD-VALLEY TRAFF DIVISION 

Date Booked: 06/21/2015       Time Booked: 1121       Booking Location: 4279       Location Description: LAPD – VALLEY JAIL (VAN NUYS)



Total Bail Amount: 1,000,000.00       Total Hold Bail Amount: 0.00       Grand Total: 1,000,000.00



Housing Location: LAPD 

Permanent Housing Assigned Date: 06/21/2015       Assigned Time: 1121       Visitor Status: N 



Next Court Code:       Next Court Date:       Next Court Time: 0000       Next Court Case: 

Court Name: 
Court Address:       Court City:



No Information On Release Date.



Case No. Court Name Court Address Court City Bail Amt. Fine Amt. Court Date Sent. Date Sent. Day(s) Disp Code
9999999999 1,000,000.00 .00 0