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An enforcement operation conducted by the Sacramento Valley Hi-Tech Crimes Task Force over trafficking counterfeit goods resulted in seven arrests on Sunday at the Marysville Flea Market — and two trucks filled with allegedly pirated copies of movies and music.

Local residents arrested are:

• Irasema L. Espindola, 18, of the 5000 block of Lindhurst Avenue in Linda, arrested on suspicion of fraud, counterfeit mark violation and criminal conspiracy;

• Eludim Espindola-Torres, 30, also of the 5000 block Lindhurst Avenue, arrested on suspicion of criminal conspiracy; and n Gerardo Hernandez-Reyes, 28, of the 1500 block of Upland Drive, Yuba City, arrested on suspicion of criminal conspiracy.

State and federal officers with search warrants went to San Jose and the Marysville market on Simpson Lane in Yuba County, the Sacramento County Sheriff's Department said.

The hi-tech task force seized about 50,000 counterfeit CDs, 30,000 DVDs and nearly $26,000 in cash believed to be a portion of the profits from the operation.

One man familiar with the flea market in Marysville said copies of movies were for sale there before DVDs were in stores. The copies sold for $5, said the man, who declined to give his name.

Officers were at the Marysville market from about 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Sunday.

More than a thousand people were attending the flea market and the event went on as scheduled. Voicemails left Monday at the office of the market were not answered.

Law enforcement agencies involved in the raid included the FBI, the Yuba County Sheriff's Department, Sacramento County Sheriff's Department and the Marysville Police Department.

- See more at: http://www.appeal-democrat.com/news/counterfeit-123565-market-marysville.html#sthash.E616GB5S.dpuf

An enforcement operation conducted by the Sacramento Valley Hi-Tech Crimes Task Force over trafficking counterfeit goods resulted in seven arrests on Sunday at the Marysville Flea Market — and two trucks filled with allegedly pirated copies of movies and music.

Local residents arrested are:

• Irasema L. Espindola, 18, of the 5000 block of Lindhurst Avenue in Linda, arrested on suspicion of fraud, counterfeit mark violation and criminal conspiracy;

• Eludim Espindola-Torres, 30, also of the 5000 block Lindhurst Avenue, arrested on suspicion of criminal conspiracy; and n Gerardo Hernandez-Reyes, 28, of the 1500 block of Upland Drive, Yuba City, arrested on suspicion of criminal conspiracy.

State and federal officers with search warrants went to San Jose and the Marysville market on Simpson Lane in Yuba County, the Sacramento County Sheriff's Department said.

The hi-tech task force seized about 50,000 counterfeit CDs, 30,000 DVDs and nearly $26,000 in cash believed to be a portion of the profits from the operation.

One man familiar with the flea market in Marysville said copies of movies were for sale there before DVDs were in stores. The copies sold for $5, said the man, who declined to give his name.

Officers were at the Marysville market from about 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Sunday.

More than a thousand people were attending the flea market and the event went on as scheduled. Voicemails left Monday at the office of the market were not answered.

Law enforcement agencies involved in the raid included the FBI, the Yuba County Sheriff's Department, Sacramento County Sheriff's Department and the Marysville Police Department.

- See more at: http://www.appeal-democrat.com/news/counterfeit-123565-market-marysville.html#sthash.E616GB5S.dpuf

An enforcement operation conducted by the Sacramento Valley Hi-Tech Crimes Task Force over trafficking counterfeit goods resulted in seven arrests on Sunday at the Marysville Flea Market — and two trucks filled with allegedly pirated copies of movies and music.

Local residents arrested are:

• Irasema L. Espindola, 18, of the 5000 block of Lindhurst Avenue in Linda, arrested on suspicion of fraud, counterfeit mark violation and criminal conspiracy;

• Eludim Espindola-Torres, 30, also of the 5000 block Lindhurst Avenue, arrested on suspicion of criminal conspiracy; and n Gerardo Hernandez-Reyes, 28, of the 1500 block of Upland Drive, Yuba City, arrested on suspicion of criminal conspiracy.

State and federal officers with search warrants went to San Jose and the Marysville market on Simpson Lane in Yuba County, the Sacramento County Sheriff's Department said.

The hi-tech task force seized about 50,000 counterfeit CDs, 30,000 DVDs and nearly $26,000 in cash believed to be a portion of the profits from the operation.

One man familiar with the flea market in Marysville said copies of movies were for sale there before DVDs were in stores. The copies sold for $5, said the man, who declined to give his name.

Officers were at the Marysville market from about 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Sunday.

More than a thousand people were attending the flea market and the event went on as scheduled. Voicemails left Monday at the office of the market were not answered.

Law enforcement agencies involved in the raid included the FBI, the Yuba County Sheriff's Department, Sacramento County Sheriff's Department and the Marysville Police Department.

- See more at: http://www.appeal-democrat.com/news/counterfeit-123565-market-marysville.html#sthash.E616GB5S.dpuf

An enforcement operation conducted by the Sacramento Valley Hi-Tech Crimes Task Force over trafficking counterfeit goods resulted in seven arrests on Sunday at the Marysville Flea Market — and two trucks filled with allegedly pirated copies of movies and music.

Local residents arrested are:

• Irasema L. Espindola, 18, of the 5000 block of Lindhurst Avenue in Linda, arrested on suspicion of fraud, counterfeit mark violation and criminal conspiracy;

• Eludim Espindola-Torres, 30, also of the 5000 block Lindhurst Avenue, arrested on suspicion of criminal conspiracy; and n Gerardo Hernandez-Reyes, 28, of the 1500 block of Upland Drive, Yuba City, arrested on suspicion of criminal conspiracy.

State and federal officers with search warrants went to San Jose and the Marysville market on Simpson Lane in Yuba County, the Sacramento County Sheriff's Department said.

The hi-tech task force seized about 50,000 counterfeit CDs, 30,000 DVDs and nearly $26,000 in cash believed to be a portion of the profits from the operation.

One man familiar with the flea market in Marysville said copies of movies were for sale there before DVDs were in stores. The copies sold for $5, said the man, who declined to give his name.

Officers were at the Marysville market from about 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Sunday.

More than a thousand people were attending the flea market and the event went on as scheduled. Voicemails left Monday at the office of the market were not answered.

Law enforcement agencies involved in the raid included the FBI, the Yuba County Sheriff's Department, Sacramento County Sheriff's Department and the Marysville Police Department.

- See more at: http://www.appeal-democrat.com/news/counterfeit-123565-market-marysville.html#sthash.E616GB5S.dpuf


After two decades of business and several last-minute reprieves, Chelsea's Antiques Garage has finally set a closure date. The flea market, which began in a parking lot on West 25th Street between Sixth and Seventh avenues in 1993, will operate its last weekend on June 28. The site will be developed into a hotel tower.

"After 20 years, we are sad to see the Garage fall to development," said Alan Boss, known as "Lord of the Fleas" and the founder of Annex Markets, the owner of Antiques Garage and several other bazaars. He noted that he will still operate an outdoor space in Chelsea at a sister site called the West 25th Street Market, located half a block away. About 90% of Antiques Garage vendors will move to the sister market, and several vendors will also relocate to a flea market in Hell's Kitchen.

Issues first arose for Antiques Garage back in 2008, when the market was nearly pushed out of its longtime space by rising rents and the changing Chelsea neighborhood. At the time, the area was just starting to see big-name retailers such as David's Bridal setting up shop.

Yet the market was able to stay on at its site on a month-to-month basis as Extell Development, the owner of the parking-lot property, faced financial problems. Last year, Extell, which was in danger of foreclosure on the site, sold the property for a reported $67.5 million to hotel developer John Lam. Mr. Lam plans to spend $300 million to erect a 270,000-square-foot hotel tower at the space. Chelsea has also seen the recent arrival of popular grocer Fairway, and in 2017, high-end department store Barneys will open in the space previously occupied by Loehmann's.

According to brokers, retail rents along West 25th Street currently range from $75 to $90 a square foot.

"This whole area is rapidly changing," said Aaron Gavios, chief executive of Square Foot Realty, which markets space in Chelsea and Hell's Kitchen. "Schlock is on the way out, and the trendy clothing boutique and restaurant scene is on the way in."


Read more here: http://www.modbee.com/2013/09/25/2940685/fire-breaks-out-at-ceres-flea.html#storylink=cpy


Philadelphia Punk Market Popular

AT THE PUNK Rock Flea Market in North Philadelphia, you'll find everything from vendors hawking pornographic plates, used Polaroid cameras and wooden roses to two friends promising to deliver a "frank assessment" of your looks for $1.

"I think it's cool," said Kevin Donley, 26, of Fairmount.

"It's a lot of unique vendors," he said of the two-day flea market, which draws 3,000 people a day. "You'll never find this stuff walking around in any store."

Since its inception in 2001, the "alternative" flea market has grown from a one-day event with fewer than 20 tables to a biannual, two-day event held in a 36,000-square-foot warehouse at 9th and Spring Garden streets - advertised mostly through word-of-mouth.

Sean Agnew, who organizes the flea market and runs the local concert promotion agency R5 Productions, said he started the event as a way to pay maintenance costs associated with holding shows at the First Unitarian Church in Center City.

Nowadays, after covering R5's insurance policy, the excess money from the $3 entry fee goes to charity. He said this year, $10,000 will be donated to Eagles linebacker Connor Barwin's foundation, which is working to fix up a park in Point Breeze.

"This was never started like, 'Yeah, we're going to run this crazy flea market,' " said Agnew, 36, of Center City. "I never in a million years it would turn out to be something this big."

Like in years past, sellers at the flea market on June 7 and 8 hawked everything from punk and metal records to animal pelts.


Read more here: http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2013/02/27/3881396/brothers-charged-in-robberies.html#storylink=cpy

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