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2 Arrested For Allegedly Operating Illegal Boarding Home In Pasadena

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PASADENA (CBSLA.com) — Two people were charged today with 192 misdemeanors for allegedly operating an illegal boarding home in Pasadena.

Dave Wohlman and Felicia Edelman are believed to have operated Uncle Dave’s Sober Living facility at 389 Ashtabula Street from April 9 through last Thursday, according to Pasadena Public Information Officer William H. Boyer.

Boyer told City News Service that’s when police officers reportedly found beds for as many as 27 people inside the two-story home after serving Wohlman and Edelman with an inspection warrant. It is unclear if anyone was staying at the residence at the time of the inspection.

According to a criminal complaint, Wohlman and Edelman are accused of violating multiple fire and municipal codes.

A website for Uncle Dave’s Housing lists the Pasadena location and claims its operators offer several social services, including “alcohol and drug abuse counseling, employment training and job search assistance, minor legal assistance and government benefits assistance”. It also lists a Los Angeles clean living facility for men on Willowbrook Avenue. It is unclear if the Los Angeles location is part of the investigation.

Wohlman and Edelman are scheduled for arraignment September 12.

(©2013 CBS Local Media, a division of CBS Radio Inc. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. Wire services contributed to this report.)

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