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A Million Dollars of Footwear Stolen

Los Angeles: Detectives from the Los Angeles Police Department's Commercial Crimes Division, Cargo-Hijack Unit, are investigating a commercial burglary that occurred in a warehouse yard.

During the evening hours of August 6, 2107, a chassis container trailer loaded with men's and women's footwear, valued at approximately $1,000,000.00, was taken from a business yard located in the city of Torrance. On August 8, 2017, the trailer was recovered in the city of Whittier. All the footwear had been removed from the trailer.

Acting on a tip, detectives responded to a business located in the 4400 block of Baldwin Avenue, in the city of El Monte. Inside the location, they recovered approximately $900,000.00 worth of the stolen product.

If you have any information about this crime, please contact Commercial Crimes Division Cargo Hijack Unit Detective Marc Zavala at (818) 832-7510, or Jeannette Santos at (818) 832-7511. 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 the LA Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477) or go directly to www.lacrimestoppers.org. Tipsters may also visit www.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.

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Class 2-17 Recruit Graduation

Friday August 4, 2017 – Chief Charlie Beck welcomed and addressed the forty one members of the LAPD at a graduation ceremony on the historic and iconic field of the Elysian Park Police Academy. The new officers were joined by their family and friends at a time honored ceremony in front of Department brass and City dignitaries.

The new officers successfully completed a comprehensive, highly structured, rigorous 920 hour training program over 24 weeks. The training program includes classroom instruction, practical exercises, and scenarios to help each officer develop the knowledge and skills to excel in law enforcement.

The officers begin their assignments on the streets of Los Angeles this weekend. For more information on how you can become a Los Angeles Police officer, please visit www.joinLAPD.com.

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