A man living on the 200 block of South Lincoln Avenue called police July 5 to report his wallet had been stolen. Police arrived at the single-family detached house and discovered it was packed with tenants, according to World Journal. Five occupants also lived in the garage behind the house, which was divided into three units without air conditioning.
Monterey Park City Manager Paul Talbot encouraged residents to report homes they suspect have been illegally converted into hotels, according to World Journal. The city has received more than 20 complaints about such residences in the past two months and 14 illegal family hotels have been shut down, most housing new Chinese immigrants. Many have been located on or near Lincoln, Moore, and Nicholson avenues, World Journal reports.
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