A 28-year-old parolee convicted of shooting a 17-year-old boy during a dispute over graffiti was arrested again Saturday on suspicion of transporting drugs, police said.
The parolee, Roman Bedjanyan, was staying at Motel Sakura in the 1500 block of Colorado Boulevard when police approached him at 2:44 a.m. as he and two passengers sat inside his car in the parking lot, according to Glendale police.
Bedjanyan is on parole for attempted murder after being convicted of shooting a Los Angeles boy in the thigh outside of the Glendale Central Public Library in 2003, police said. The shooting was reportedly the fallout of an altercation between two tagging groups.
As a condition of his parole, officers searched Bedjanyan. They also searched his passengers — Pazar Lardanyan, 24, of Reseda and Armen Penerdzhyan, 35, of Glendale.
Officers reportedly found $60 worth of methamphetamine and a pipe in Penerdzhyan’s pockets, police said. He was arrested on suspicion of allegedly possessing the drugs and pipe.
Lardanyan was also taken into custody after police said she was under the influence of methamphetamine.
She told officers that Bedjanyan and Penerdzhyan reportedly picked her up and drove her to purchase meth, police said.
Her statement resulted in Bedjanyan being arrested for allegedly transporting the drugs.
Lardanyan was later arrested again in the Police Department jail, where she reportedly attacked another inmate, Sgt. Tom Lorenz said.