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Search Warrant Yield Seizure of Money and Illegal Drugs

Drug Raid 4-28-16

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On Thursday, April 28, 2016, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and Chief Charlie Beck had a news conference to announce the results of a search warrant targeting drug sales in Skid Row. “Let me make this perfectly clear, Los Angeles will not tolerate anyone who will prey on some of the most vulnerable people in the City,” said Mayor Garcetti.

IMG_20160429_114739Early Wednesday morning, April 27, 2016, Los Angeles Police Department police officers served a search warrant on those targeting Skid Row community members which resulted in a seizure of illegal drugs, guns, and money. 

Chief Charlie Beck recognized the cycle of addiction can not end if people can still buy small quantities of drugs on the streets.  Chief Beck was determined to bring down the organization of major players in the drug raid.  Of the 25 targeted, 19 were arrested.  One suspect has been business for three decades. 

Mayor Garcetti and Chief Beck recognized those individuals involved in this collaborated Task Force.  The task force included LAPD, City Attorney, DEA, Brookside IMG_20160429_114828County Sheriff, FBI, IRS, US Marshall, Homeland Security, DCFS, and other participating agencies.  “Without their contributions we wouldn’t have been successful,” added Chief Beck.  Two Million in US currency was confiscated along with, 13 kilograms of cocaine, 22 pounds of methamphetamine, 20 pounds in heroine, and nine firearms.  Multiple charges will be filed.  Chief Beck followed with, “This is not just about making arrests, it’s about changing a neighborhood.”


23-Year-Old Missing Woman

Los Angeles: The family of Alia Marie Littlefield and the Los Angeles Police Department are asking for the public's help in finding Ms. Littlefield.

On March 28, 2016, around 9 p.m., Ms. Littlefield was last seen in the 700 block of West 109th Street in the City of Los Angeles. She has not been seen or heard from since, and her family is extremely concerned for her welfare.

Ms. Littlefield is described as a 23-year-old Black female, with black hair, and brown eyes. She stands about 5 feet 7 inches tall and weighs around 125 pounds. She was last seen wearing a black shirt, blue jeans, and black sweater.

If you have seen, or have any information regarding the whereabouts of Alia Marie Littlefield, please contact the Los Angeles Police Department Missing Persons Unit Detective K. Thomas, 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 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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13-Year-Old Missing Child

Los Angeles: The family of Evelyn Naomi Veliz and the Los Angeles Police Department are asking for the public's help in finding Evelyn.

On April 25, 2016, around 6 p.m., Evelyn was last seen in the 14100 block of Sylvan Street in the City of Van Nuys. On April 27, 2016, around 5 p.m., Evelyn's friend advised officer's that Evelyn was seen at the Orange Line located in North Hollywood. Evelyn's family is extremely concerned for her welfare.

Evelyn is described as a 13-year-old female Hispanic, with brown hair, and brown eyes. She stands about 5 feet 6 inches tall and weighs around 145 pounds. Evelyn's family are not sure of the clothing she was wearing when she last left her residence.

If you have seen, or have any information regarding the whereabouts of Evelyn Naomi Veliz, please contact the Los Angeles Police Department Van Nuys Watch Commander, at (818) 374-1864. 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 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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Former LAPD Chief Willie L. Williams Dies at 72

Los Angeles: Willie L. Williams died on April 26, 2016 at 72 years of age. The 50th Chief of the Los Angeles Police Department passed away in Fayetteville, Georgia late last night according to Williams's family.

LAPD Chief of Police Charlie Beck eulogized, "I stand with a heavy heart after hearing the loss of our Former Chief Williams. He came at a time when the city was in great unrest and helped Los Angeles rebuild itself back into the great city it is today."

Born October 1, 1943, Williams was the first African-American to be appointed Chief of Police of the Los Angeles Police Department on June 30, 1992. Williams was seen as an official who restored confidence in the Department and the community after the Rodney King incident. During his time, he introduced the department's 'Mission Statement' which provided a renewed focus on service to our community.


Williams was a community policing advocate and co-wrote 'Take Back Our Streets; Fighting Crimes in America'. After leaving LAPD in 1997, Williams was later appointed as Federal Security Director for Hartsfield Atlanta International Airport in 2002.

Viewing services for Chief Williams will be held on Monday, May 2, 2016 at the Carl J. Mowell & Son Funeral Home located 180 Jeff Davis Drive, Fayetteville, Georgia from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Chief Williams will be then transported for funeral services in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on May 7, 2016 at the Zion Baptist Church at 3600 North Broad Street. Viewing will be from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. followed by funeral services at 11 a.m. The family has requested any donations in honor of Chief Williams be made to the American Cancer Society for the cure of pancreatic cancer in his name.

To further honor Chief Williams, Chief Beck has authorized all department members to wear the mourning band.

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90-Year-Old Missing Woman

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Update

Lillian Julia Boyko was found nearby her resident and returned home safely.

 

 

Los Angeles: The family of Lillian Julia Boyko and the Los Angeles Police Department are asking for the public's help in finding Ms. Boyko.

On April 27, 2016, around 8:30 a.m., Ms. Boyko was last seen in the 11000 block of Iowa Avenue in the City of Los Angeles. She has not been seen or heard from since, and her family is extremely concerned for her welfare. Ms. Boyko is suffering from Dementia and is taking medication.

Ms. Boyko is described as a 90-year-old White female, with grey hair, and blue eyes. She stands about 5 feet tall and weighs around 77 pounds. Lillian Boyko was last seen wearing a black short sleeve shirt with a white collar, blue jeans, white socks, and black shoes.

If you have seen, or have any information regarding the whereabouts of Lillian Julia Boyko, please contact the Los Angeles Police Department Missing Persons Unit Detective A. Mercado, at (213) 996-1800. During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to1-877-LAPD-24-7 (877-527-3247). Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call Crime Stoppers at 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.


29-Year-Old Missing Woman

Los Angeles: The family of Chardae Michelle Johnson and the Los Angeles Police Department are asking for the public's help in finding Ms. Johnson.

On April 20, 2016, around 6 p.m., Ms. Johnson was last seen in the 800 block of Alameda Street in the City of Los Angeles. She has not been seen or heard from since, and her family is extremely concerned for her welfare.

Ms. Johnson is described as a 29-year-old Black female, with black hair, and brown eyes. She stands about 5 feet 2 inches tall and weighs around 115 pounds. Chardae Johnson was last seen wearing a peach and cream sweat suit with a black sweater and a black purse.

If you have seen, or have any information regarding the whereabouts of Chardae Michelle Johnson, please contact the Los Angeles Police Department Missing Persons Unit Detective M. Palmer, 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 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.


LAPD’s Free Mobile Traffic Safety App

Los Angeles: LAPD Central Traffic Division presents its free mobile app for your smart phone. Enter "LAPD CTD" in the app store and download the free "LAPD Central Traffic Safety" app. Sections in this app include:

  • How to report a Hit and Run
  • Safety tips Videos and updated announcements
  • Frequently asked Questions
  • California Traffic Laws on
  • Moving Violations
  • Bicycles
  • Equipment violations
  • How to register your vehicle
  • How to get a driver license
  • Contact Numbers for:
  • Central Traffic Division
  • All LAPD Police Stations
  • Surrounding agencies

LAPD Central Traffic Division is dedicated to enhancing public safety and working in partnership with our communities. Download this free mobile app today on your smart phone or tablet device.

For more information please contact Los Angeles Police Department Central Traffic Division at 213-833-3746. 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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1969 Jane Doe No. 59 Murder Victim Identified After 46 Years

September 8, 2016
Update on 1969 Jane Doe No. 59

Los Angeles: Los Angeles Police Department Robbery-Homicide detectives continue to seek information regarding the 1969 murder investigation of Reet Jurvetson, also known as Jane Doe #59. Detectives have obtained further leads in the case and are seeking the public's assistance in identifying two persons of interest.

On July 7, 2016, detectives interviewed a witness in Montreal, Canada regarding the person of interest named "John" or "Jean (possibly French Canadian)." The witness remembers meeting Reet Jurvetson and "John/ Jean" at Café Image in Montreal, Canada, and provided a sketch of "John/Jean" as he appeared in 1969. An additional sketch of an associate was provided, which may help any potential witnesses recall seeing them together. The second male, who was shorter in stature and sported a short "Beatles" type hairstyle. The associate has not been positively identified, but could be named "Jean" as well

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On August 20, 2016, detectives received information that Reet Jurvetson's sister, Anne Jurvetson, discovered a postcard written by Reet to their parents, who are now deceased. The postcard was dated October 31, 1969, approximately sixteen days before Reet's body was discovered on Mulholland Drive. The postcard had Reet's return address as 5311 Melrose Avenue, Apt 306, Hollywood, California 90038. The building was once called the Paramount Hotel. However, it was demolished in 1989 and a new building has since been erected since then.

The family translated the postcard, which was written in the Estonian language, as follows:

Dear Mother and Father,

The weather is nice and the people are kind.

I have a nice little apartment.

I go frequently to the beach.

Please write to me.

Hugs,


Reet

This is the last known communication written by Reet Jurvetson to her family.

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The family also updated the April 2016 website address to: https://reetjurvetson.com/

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The investigation is on-going and anyone with information is urged to contact Robbery Homicide Division, Cold Case Unit, Detectives Luis Rivera and Veronica Conrado at (213) 486-6810. 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 the LA Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477) or go directly to www.lacrimestoppers.org. Tipsters may also visit ww.lapdonline.org, and click on "Anonymous Web Tips" under the "Get Involved-Crime Stoppers" menu to submit an online tip. Lastly, tipsters may also download the "P3 Tips" mobile application and select the LA Regional Crime Stoppers as their local program.

 

Los Angeles: On November 16, 1969, the unidentified victim's body, Jane Doe No. 59, was discovered in the brush off of Mulholland Drive near Bowmont Drive. She had been stabbed numerous times in the upper torso and neck area. At the time, LAPD detectives attempted to identify her utilizing department resources and prepared a bulletin having negative results.

In December 2003, a detective from the Robbery Homicide Division, Cold Case Homicide Unit (RHD/CCHU) submitted a piece of biological evidence which was uploaded into the NamUs. NamUs is the national database for all unidentified missing and deceased victims. Jane Doe No. 59 remained unidentified.

In June 2015, a friend of the family living in Canada was looking through the NamUs website. She viewed a photograph of Jane Doe No. 59 who closely resembled the missing family member, Reet Jurvetson.

Reet Jurvetson had lost contact with her family shortly after arriving in California in 1969. The friend notified the family, who contacted NamUs. As a result of this inquiry, the CCHU was contacted and reopened the investigation. During the investigation a DNA test was compared to Jurvetson family members and it was revealed Jane Doe No. 59 was identified as Reet S. Jurvetson.

During the course of the investigation, CCHU detectives felt it was necessary to investigate any potential connection to any other crimes during that time period. Due to the location and the time period where Reet Jurvetson was found, and the violent manner of her death, investigators wanted to rule out any possible connection to the notorious "Manson Murders" that occurred during the summer of 1969. Investigators made arrangements to interview Charles Manson to see if he was able to provide any further details or information related to the death of Miss Jurvetson. Their encounter with Manson did not produce anything fruitful and the investigation remains open and ongoing.

Detectives are seeking information from the public in identifying a person of interest named "John" or French name "Jean." Jean was a friend of Reet Jurvetson who she met in Montreal, Canada and also traveled and lived in the United States in 1969.

The Jurvetson family has prepared a statement:
https://sites.google.com/site/reetjurvetsonsfamilymemorial/

The investigation is on-going anyone with information is urged to contact Robbery Homicide Division, Cold Case Unit, Detectives Luis Rivera and Veronica Conrado at 213-486-6818. 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.


Denim Day in L.A. and U.S.A. marks its 17th year

On the steps of City Hall, Patti Giggans enthusiastically welcomed everyone to Denim Day in Los Angeles. Miss Giggans is the Executive Director of Peace Over Violence, a Los Angeles based non-profit organization that has been serving survivors of sexual and domestic violence for 45 years. Miss Giggans is also the founder of Denim Day.

Denim Day is the annual sexual violence prevention and education campaign encouraging people to wear jeans to raise awareness and change harmful attitudes surrounding sexual violence issues and support survivors of sexual assault.

“Denim Day is happening across the country and across the world,” said Miss Giggans. “The message always has been there is no excuse and never an invitation to rape.”

“Denim Day is all about all forms of sexual violence – child sexual abuse, sexual assault, sexual harassment, rape, and how they connect to domestic violence and teen dating violence.”

Now in its 17th year, Denim Day is held each April during Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Organized annually by Peace Over Violence, Denim Day recalls an Italian court case that sparked international outrage when judges did not convict a rapist because the victim wore jeans. The judges ruled because the victim was wearing tight jeans, she must have helped her attacker remove them, thus implying consent.

For the third year global lifestyle brand GUESS? and The GUESS Foundation is proud to partner with Peave Over Violence as the official fashion sponsor of Denim Day.

Denim Day 2016

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Mail Theft Suspect Captured on Video

Los Angeles: Detectives from the Los Angeles Police Department’s Rampart Division are asking for the public’s help in providing any information that would lead to the arrest of Burglary/Mail Theft suspect, Gregory Jimmy Karkour.

On Monday January 11, 2016, at 1:20 a.m., Karkour used a postal key to unlock the front door of an apartment building in the 1300 block of Angelina Street in the City of Los Angeles. He entered the apartment building, forced open the mail boxes and removed the mail from several mailboxes. He fled the location in a 2006 Honda Accord, two door, light blue in color. Karkour committed 6 additional mail thefts, at apartment buildings, on the following dates and times:

• January 15, 2016, at 10:30 p.m., in the 1300 block of Court Street
• January 18, 2016, at 9:40 a.m., in the 1300 block of Court Street
• January 24, 2016, at 2:25 a.m., in the 1800 block of W. Temple Street
• January 28, 2016, at 4:20 a.m., in the 300 block of Reno Street
• February 3, 2016, at 6:30 a.m., in the 100 block of Witmer Street
• February 11, 2016, at 5:51 a.m., in the 100 block of Witmer Street
• April 17, 2016, at 11:50 p.m., in the 700 block of Maltman Avenue

Karkour used a postal key to gain entry to the each location. He was been seen leaving several of the locations in a 2006 Honda Accord, two door, light blue in color. Karkour is described as a 27-year-old male Other with brown hair and brown eyes. He stands 5 feet 10 inches tall and weighs approximately 160 pounds. He was last seen wearing a black “Under Armour” hooded shirt, black jeans and black tennis shoes. He has close cropped hair.

Anyone with information is urged to contact LAPD Rampart Burglary Detective Section at 213-484-3490. 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 sending a text 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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