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43-year-old Los Angeles Man Missing Since September 11, 2012

Los Angeles: The family of Blair Fisher and the Los Angeles Police Department are asking for the public’s help to locate Mr. Fisher who has been missing for more than two weeks.

Blair Fisher was last seen on September 11, 2012, around 12:00 p.m., when he left his home located in the 4400 block of W. 59th Street, Los Angeles. Mr. Fisher’s family is concerned for his well-being as he is in need of medication and daily medical care.  

NR12454SFMr. Fisher is described as a 43-year-old male Black who has black hair, brown eyes and wears a beard.  He stands 5’10” tall and weighs approximately 160 pounds.  Mr. Fisher was last seen wearing a black hat, black jacket, blue shirt, black pants and gray shoes.  In addition, has been known to frequent the Hollywood area.

If you have seen, or have any information regarding the whereabouts of Blair Fisher, please contact Detective Merrill, LAPD’s Missing Persons Unit at (213) 996-1800.  During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (877-527-3247).  Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477).  Tipsters may also contact Crime Stoppers by texting to phone number 274637 (C-R-I-M-E-S on most keypads) with a cell phone.  All text messages should begin with the letters “LAPD.”  Tipsters may also go to LAPDOnline.org, click on "webtips" and follow the prompts.

The family of Mr. Fisher are available for media interviews.  To coordinate an interview, please call LAPD Media Relations Section at (213) 486-5910.

Los Feliz Burglary/Sexual Battery Series

Los Angeles: Detectives are asking for the public’s help in identifying a burglary/sexual battery suspect who has entered and burglarized multiple residences in the Los Feliz community. Between March 27, 2012 and August 17, 2012, the suspect has entered 13 single family and multi-unit dwellings along Los Feliz Boulevard.

He frequently enters the victim’s residence between the hours of 11 p.m. and 4 a.m.  He has taken the victims property while they are asleep inside.  The suspect has made sexual contact with some of the victims while they were sleep. When the victims wake up the suspect leaves on foot.

The suspect has been described as a 25-to 30-year-old male Hispanic with black hair and brown eyes.  He is 5 feet 7 inches to 5 feet 10 inches tall with a slim build and broad shoulders.  He weighs 160-180 pounds.

The community is reminded that composite drawings are based on the perception of witnesses.  Additional witnesses have described the suspect as having a closely shaven haircut and a thick mustache.

For your safety, detectives are asking the community to lock your doors and windows at night and pay attention to your surroundings.

Anyone with information about the suspect or these crimes is asked to contact Robbery Homicide Division, Special Assault Section during normal business hours at 213-486-6910. During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (877-527-3247).  Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477). Tipsters may also contact Crime Stoppers by texting to phone number 274637 (C-R-I-M-E-S on most keypads) with a cell phone.  All text messages should begin with the letters “LAPD.”  Tipsters may also go to LAPDOnline.org, click on "webtips" and follow the prompts.

     
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Victim Killed at a Local Park

Los Angeles:  Los Angeles Police Department Criminal Gang/Homicide Division detectives are asking for the public’s help in providing any information that would lead to the arrest of the suspect(s) who killed 19-year-old Patrick Caruthers.

On September 25, 2012, around 3:15 p.m., Caruthers was sitting on a park bench at a local community park in the 1530 block of West 62nd Street when an unknown suspect walked up to Caruthers and shot him multiple times in the torso.

The suspect ran back to an awaiting vehicle and drove away West on 62nd Street and southbound on Denker Avenue.

Los Angeles Fire Department personnel responded and pronounced Caruthers dead at scene.  

The motive for the shooting appears to be gang related.  There is no suspect description.  The suspects’ vehicle is described as a dark colored compact vehicle.

The suspects and the weapon are outstanding. The investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with information regarding this crime is urged to contact Criminal Gang/Homicide Division, Detective Lyman Doster or Stacey Szymkowiak (213) 485-1383.  During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (1-877-527-3247). Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477).  Tipsters may also contact Crime Stoppers by texting to phone number 274637 (C-R-I-M-E-S on most keypads) with a cell phone.  All text messages should begin with the letters “LAPD.” Tipsters may also go to www.lapdonline.org, and click on "Anonymous Web Tips.”

     
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Human Remains Found in Pacific Palisades

UPDATE
9-27-12
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Officials from the Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office have determined the cause of death related to the human remains discovered last Saturday near the Los Liones Canyon Trail was due to suicide.  The decedent, identified as 23-year-old UCLA student David Goeser, died from a single gunshot wound to the head.  A semiautomatic pistol was also found next to the body.

 

Los Angeles:   On Saturday, September 22, 2012, at 1115 hours, West Los Angeles Area officers responded to a radio call of a “Death Investigation” near the Los Liones Canyon Trail in the 500 block of Los Liones Drive in Pacific Palisades.

Two hikers were hiking near the trail when they observed what appeared to be a human skull.  The hikers reported their findings to a nearby L.A. City fire station who in turn notified police.

Upon arrival, officers were directed to an area near a hiking trail not far from the entrance to the Los Liones Canyon Trail where they observed the remains of what appeared to be a human skull.  Officers checked the area and observed the skeletal remains of a human torso approximately twenty feet from the skull.

Detectives from the West Bureau Homicide Unit and investigators from the Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office responded to the scene.  The exact cause and mode of death cannot be determined until an autopsy is performed.  The remains have not been identified.  

Anyone with information about this case is urged to call West Bureau Homicide Detectives Robledo or Freund at 213-382-9470.  During weekends and off-hours, call the 24-hour toll free number at 1-877-LAPD24-7 (1-877-527-3247). Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477). Tipsters may also contact Crime Stoppers by texting to phone number 274637 (C-R-I-M-E-S on most keypads) with a cell phone.  All text messages should begin with the letters “LAPD.”  Tipsters may also go to LAPDOnline.org, click on "webtips" and follow the prompts.

     
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Victim Killed at a Local Park

Los Angeles:  Los Angeles Police Department Criminal Gang/Homicide Division detectives are asking for the public’s help in providing any information that would lead to the arrest of the suspect(s) who killed 19-year-old Patrick Caruthers.

On September 25, 2012, around 3:15 p.m., Caruthers was sitting on a park bench at a local community park in the 1530 block of West 62nd Street when an unknown suspect walked up to Caruthers and shot him multiple times in the torso.

The suspect ran back to an awaiting vehicle and drove away West on 62nd Street and southbound on Denker Avenue.

Los Angeles Fire Department personnel responded and pronounced Caruthers dead at scene.  

The motive for the shooting appears to be gang related.  There is no suspect description.  The suspects’ vehicle is described as a dark colored compact vehicle.

The suspects and the weapon are outstanding. The investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with information regarding this crime is urged to contact Criminal Gang/Homicide Division, Detective Lyman Doster or Stacey Szymkowiak (213) 485-1383.  During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (1-877-527-3247). Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477).  Tipsters may also contact Crime Stoppers by texting to phone number 274637 (C-R-I-M-E-S on most keypads) with a cell phone.  All text messages should begin with the letters “LAPD.” Tipsters may also go to www.lapdonline.org, and click on "Anonymous Web Tips.”

Notes from the September 25, 2012 Weekly Police Commission Meeting

  • Police Commission President Andrea Ordin said she attended the Hispanic Forum last week and said it was a good conversation.  She added she was impressed with the Police Cadets and their stories.
  • Police Commissioner Robert Saltzman stated he attended the Cease-Fire Forum last week and said he was pleased with the involvement of the community.  He added Captain Bill Scott, Commander Bob Green and Inspector General Alex Bustamante did an excellent job moderating the Forum.
  • Police Commissioner Rafael Bernardino said he attended the Hispanic Forum last Thursday at the Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce with fellow Commissioners Ordin and Richard Drooyan.  He said it was a fantastic event and a particular community activist in attendance spoke very highly of the Chief and the Department.
  • Police Chief Charlie Beck thanked the Commissioners for attending the community meetings and forums.  He said their attendance at these events make a huge difference.  Chief Beck also commended the Office of Operations and Assistant Chief Earl Paysinger for hosting more than 1,200 Police Cadets at Disneyland over the weekend.  He said it was the first time being at Disneyland for some of the Cadets and it spoke to the involvement of the Department in the community.  Chief Beck completed his comments by saying this weekend is the scheduled closure of the 405 freeway and it was time for people to begin planning alternative routes of travel.
  • The verbal presentation and update from the Commanding Officer and Community Police Advisory Board (C-PAB) representative regarding community initiated problem solving, crimes strategies, and other programs and goals within the West Valley Area was removed from the agenda and rescheduled for a future date.
  • The Department’s report, dated September 20, 2012, relative to the biased policing (BP) update, quarterly report, 2nd quarter 2012, and supplemental review of BP complaint recommendation to the Board of Police Commissioners, was continued.  Commission President Andrea Ordin asked the Department to discuss remaining issues with Police Commission Vice President John Mack and Commissioner Robert Saltzman and produce a possible re-draft of the recommendation.
  • The Department’s report, dated September 19, 2012, relative to the request for proposals for Security Management Systems, was approved.
  • The Department’s report, dated September 18, 2012, relative to the Major Crimes Division Intelligence guidelines for anti-terrorism intelligence section, as given by Deputy Chief Mike Downing, was approved.  Chief Downing informed the Board the new guidelines compliment what the federal government does and added the guidelines are more stringent then federal standards as far as civil liberties and privacy are concerned.  In order to for the Department to have an on-going undercover online investigation it must first receive written permission from the Chief of Police and the Board of Police Commissioners. Chief Downing completed his comments by stating anytime the Police Commission wants to know how many investigations currently exist the Department will provide that information.

405 FWY CLOSURE September 28 & 29

Avoid the 405, E

Eat, Play and Shop Local.  Be part of the success, and use alternate transportation

The LAPD would like to remind everyone to plan ahead and avoid the 405 Freeway the weekend of September 29th and 30th.  A 10-mile portion of the 405 Freeway will be closed between the 101 Freeway and the 10 Freeway in all directions during beginning Friday night at midnight and will remain closed until Monday morning at 5:00 a.m.  The closure is due to the demolition of the northern half of the Mulholland Bridge.

We are encouraging the public to make plans to stay local during the closure weekend and Eat, Play and Shop in your local area.  Make this the weekend to walk, bike and use public transportation to avoid the need to drive around the impacted area.

Last year’s closure success was due to the cooperation of the public who made the effort to avoid the closure area.  This year will also be a success if everyone does their part.

Thank you for being part of the solution.

LAPD


   
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