Robert Kovacik and Mike Tauber
The wife of LAPD Chief Charlie Beck was granted a restraining order against a homeless woman after the alleged stalked contacted Cindy Beck on her cellphone at least twice in recent months. Robert Kovacik reports for the NBC4 News at 11 p.m. on Dec. 20, 2012
The wife of Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck has been granted a temporary restraining order against a homeless woman accused of threatening to kill her.
"One of the problems with being in the media is you attract a lot of different folks," Beck told NBC4 at an event at LAPD’s Olympic Station for underprivileged children. "Unfortunately, we attracted somebody who had a little bit of an imbalance toward my wife and myself."
"The individual is in custody and I’m sure we’ll be fine," he added.
In court papers filed on Thursday, Cindy Beck said that on Sept. 12, a woman called her cell phone numerous times claiming that the police chief was following her and harassing her and that she wanted it to stop.
Beck said she reported the calls to her husband, and detectives determined the caller was Veronica Roberts, 43.
Beck said Roberts called her again on Tuesday, screaming and threatening to kill her at her home.
Roberts was arrested for investigation of stalking, and was being held on $200,000 bail. She was ordered to stay away from Beck pending a Jan. 9 hearing.