Records of the Alhambra Municipal Court were checked on April 12, 1967, and found to contain the records of the Justice Court – San Gabriel Township. Docket No. 10045 was examined regarding L. Ron Hubbard and found to contain the following information: This case originated when John Baldwin, 3429 East Colorado in East Pasadena, California on August 5, 1948, charged L. Ron Hubbard, 1644 North Hill Street, Los Angeles, on or about July 10, 1948, at 3429 East Colorado, East Pasadena, San Gabriel Township, committed the crime of petty theft, a violation of Section 484, California Penal Code.
A complaint was filed, want issued and bail in the amount of $500 was set on August 5, 1948, and the case was turned over to the Sheriff’s Forgery Detail.
On August 19, 1948, Hubbard was arraigned in the San Gabriel Township Justice Court where he entered a plea of not guilty, waived trial by jury and trial was set for August 31, 1948. On August 31, 1948, Hubbard withdrew a plea of not guilty and entered a plea of guilty. He waived time for sentence and the disposition is given as $25 fine which was paid.
The court record notes that on March 16, 1955, the file was destroyed.