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Reagan grandson arrested in Van Nuys [Updated]

January 7, 2010 |  7:20 am

Cameron_reagan Former President Reagan’s grandson is in jail this morning after police arrested him at his parents’ house in Van Nuys, Los Angeles Police Department officials said.

Cameron Reagan, 31, was arrested on suspicion of resisting arrest, a misdemeanor, and is being held in lieu of $10,000 bail at Van Nuys Jail, said LAPD Officer Bruce Borihanh.

Officers responded to a panic button call on the 4700 block of Allot Avenue about 12:20 a.m. and found Reagan exiting a rear door. He was drinking and “very uncooperative,” Borihanh said. Police did not know who was home at the time or who pushed the panic button.

[Updated at 9:11 a.m.: Reagan's father, Michael, said his son did not know that he had tripped an alarm when he arrived home with friends early this morning. When Cameron Reagan heard a commotion outside, he went outside and found the house surrounded by police, Michael Reagan said, according to the Associated Press.]

[Updated at 9:20 a.m.: Michael Reagan, who no longer lives in the home, said the alarm goes directly to the police station. “They surround the house with police cars because of who we are,” he told the AP, adding that his son did not understand what was happening and panicked. “There was a lot of misunderstanding at 1 a.m.”]

Cameron Reagan has had previous brushes with the law. In 2001, a judge ordered him to attend drug rehab and anger management after he was found with marijuana. In 1999, he was convicted of receiving stolen property. Earlier, he was convicted of vandalism.

Reagan has suffered from attention-deficit disorder since childhood, which attorneys in 2001 said caused him to drop out of college and made him unable to hold a job. At one point, according to court documents, Reagan was destitute and living on the streets.

Reagan is the son of Michael and Colleen Reagan. Michael Reagan, the adopted son of the former president and his first wife, Jane Wyman, is a nationally syndicated talk radio host and a Fox News contributor.

-- Seema Mehta

Photo: Cameron Reagan in November 2000. Credit: Getty Images

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