Cops Arrest Popular Spanish-Language DJ

Spanish-language radio host Renan Almendarez Coello, known as "El Cucuy." AP Graphics Bank

Spanish-language radio host Renan Almendarez Coello, known as "El Cucuy," was booked Wednesday for investigation of making criminal threats during a New Year's Day dispute at his home.

Almendarez, who was born in Honduras, turned himself in and was released after posting $50,000 bail, Officer Jason Lee said.

Police responded to Almendarez's home in the San Fernando Valley about 7 a.m. Monday for "an apparent domestic violence call where alleged criminal threats were made," Lee said.

Almendarez's adult son intervened in a dispute between his parents, Lee said. Traces of blood were found inside the home, but police would not say whose it was. Neither Almendarez nor his wife had any visible injuries, police said.

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Almendarez started his radio career when he was a teenager and has one of the top-rated radio shows among Spanish-speaking listeners in Los Angeles.

Police said they did not know the name of his lawyer. A telephone number for Almendarez was unlisted.
  • Judy Faber

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