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Robbery Suspect Caught on Video

Los Angeles: Detectives from the Los Angeles Police Department's Wilshire Area are seeking the public's assistance in identifying a robbery suspect, as well as additional victims.

On Wednesday, November 15, 2017, around 7:10 p.m., an armed robbery occurred at a business in the 5000 block of Wilshire Blvd.

The suspects entered the business, pointed a handgun at the victim and demanded money. The victim, in fear for his safety, opened the cash register and the suspect removed the currency and fled on foot.

The suspect is described as a 30 to 40-year-old male Black with black hair and brown eyes. He stands around 6 feet tall and weighs approximately 200 pounds. He was seen wearing a gray sweat shirt and black sweat pants.



Anyone with information about this case is asked to contact Detective R. Hernandez or Detective J. Cardenas, Wilshire Area Detectives at 213 922-8216. Anyone with information about this case is asked to contact 77th Area Detectives at (323)786-5423. During non-business hours or on weekends, please contact 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 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.


Armed Robbery Suspect Caught on Video

Los Angeles: Detectives from the Los Angeles Police Department's Rampart Area are seeking the public's assistance in identifying an armed robbery suspect.

On November 27, 2017, around 7:55 a.m., a takeover robbery occurred at a gas station located in the 4500 block of Melrose Avenue. One armed suspect entered the business and pretended to purchase cigarettes. The suspect removed a handgun from his pocket and pointed it at the cashier and demanded money from the cash register. The cashier handed the suspect money and the suspect fled running eastbound on Melrose Avenue.

The suspect is described a 35 to 40-year-old male Hispanic. He has wavy long black hair tied in two pony tails. He stands 5 feet 11inches tall and weighs about 200 pounds. He has a goatee, wears prescription glasses and wears a wedding band on his left index finger. He was wearing a blue "LA" baseball cap, a blue jacket turned inside out, dark pants and black shoes.


Anyone with information about this case is asked to contact Detective Gonzalez or Detective Martinez, Rampart Area Detectives at (213) 484-3640. Anonymous tips can be called into crimestoppers at (800) 222-TIPS (8477), or by texting 274637 (C-R-I-M-E-S) with a cell phone. All text messages should begin with the letters "LAPD." 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 L.A. Regional Crime Stoppers as their local program.


Text To 9-1-1

Mobile users in Los Angeles County now have the ability to send text messages to 9-11, giving hearing and speech impaired residents, or those in situations where it is too dangerous to dial 9-1-1, a potentially life saving option. "Call if you can, text if you can't," is the slogan developed by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) as the new technology makes its debut in the most populous county in the United States. The city of Los Angeles and the LAPD will lay an integral role in this new technology that has the potential to impact millions of Angelenos.

"We are rolling out a major improvement to our emergency response system today by giving people the ability to text 911 for urgent assistance," said Los Angeles City Councilmember Paul Krekorian, whose 2014 motion prompted the city's move to adopt the new system. "This technology will save lives by providing people with speech or hearing impairments greater access to this service, and allow anyone in dangerous situations to send texts instantaneously to a 911 operator.

I applaud the LAPD for their diligent work and greatly appreciate their partnership to get this critical public safety upgrade off the ground."Officials with the Los Angeles Police Department, Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, the California Highway Patrol (CHP), and the California Governor's Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) made the announcement on the campus of California State University, Long Beach, the first Public Safety Answering Point in the state of California to accept 9-1-1 texts."Access to emergency services are not a luxury, they are critical and the Text to 9-1-1 system leverages technology to ensure first responders can attend to anyone, who may be in a situation where a phone call is not an option," said LAPD Police Chief Charlie Beck. He added, "I am proud of our local, county, and state partners, who worked tirelessly to get the system up and running to make California a safer place to live. Below are the FCC Guidelines for how to contact 9-1-1.

If you use a wireless phone or other type of mobile device, make sure to do the following in an emergency:-If you can, always contact 9-1-1 by making a voice call, "Call if you can, text if you can't."-If you are deaf, hard-of-hearing or speech disabled, and Text to 9-1-1 is not available, use TTY or telecommunications really service, if available.-If you text 9-1-1 and text is not available in your area, you will receive a bounce back message advising text is not available, please make a voice call to 9-1-1.-Location accuracy varies by carrier and should not be relied upon.

Be prepared to give your location.-Text to 9-1-1 service will not be available if the wireless carrier cannot ascertain a location of the device sending the message.-Text to 9-1-1 is not available if you are roaming-A text or data plan is required to place a text to 9-1-1.-Photos and videos cannot be sent to 9-1-1. They cannot be received at the 9-1-1 center at this time.-Text messages should be sent in plain language and not contain popular abbreviations or emojis, which will not be recognized. -Text to 9-1-1 cannot be sent to more than one person. Do not send your text to anyone other than 9-1-1.-Texts must be in English only. There currently is no language interpretation for text available. Future language translation is still in development. For more information on Text to 9-1-1 go to www.caloes.ca.gov

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Canoga Park. Los Angeles detectives have released video of a man who committed an armed robbery at a gas station, taking over $800 in cash and cigarettes.

"We noticed the guy stole one thing, even before he pulled the gun," explained Det. Fernando Avila, robbery investigator at the Topanga Police Station. "You can see him reach into the take-a-penny-leave-a-penny tray when the clerk turns to retrieve the packs of cigarettes the robber feigned to buy. When we catch this guy, I'm going to let him know how unlucky those pennies were!"

The robbery took place just before midnight, November 25, 2017, when the male Hispanic walked into the store alone, wearing a black Monster hoodie.He displays money and feigns buying cigarettes to distract the clerk, then pulls the gun.

"The clerk's reaction matched my first reaction to the video: I really thought he was going to shoot the clerk," Det. Avila said. "This is top quality video, and anyone who knows this man is sure to recognize him." The weapon appears to be a black semi-auto handgun, which the suspect kept in his waistband. The Penny Pincher demands all the money in the cash register, and he is not satisfied until the clerk gathers several wads of money. The robber does not forget to take the cigarettes he ordered either.

The suspect is in his 40s and has a shaved head and a goatee. His left ear is pierced as he was wearing an earring.

Anyone with information in this case is urged to call Det. Fernando Avila, Topanga Detective Division, at (818) 756-3520. Anonymous tips can be called into crimestoppers at (800) 222-TIPS (8477), or by texting 274637 (C-R-I-M-E-S) with a cell phone. All text messages should begin with the letters "LAPD." 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 L.A. Regional Crime Stoppers as their local program.

Detective Avila is available for interviews at Topanga Police Station until 4 PM. Video is available at the police station by shooting off the screen.

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Burglary at an Illegal Cultivation Warehouse

 

Los Angeles: The Los Angeles Police Department, Gang and Narcotics Division and Commercial Crime Division Burglary detectives are investigating an illegal cultivation inside a warehouse.

On October 31, 2017, around 4 a.m., a burglary occurred at a local business in the 8800 block of Bradley Avenue in the Foothill area. The suspects pried open the rear door of the location and entered the business. The suspects fled the location with the victim's property, which consisted of a safe, cigarettes, cigars and marijuana plants. 

The location was determined to be an illegal marijuana cultivation warehouse.  Gang and Narcotics Division are investigating the illegal cultivation.  During the investigation, an LAPD employee was identified as being affiliated with the location.  The employee has been assigned to home pending an investigation as to their involvement.  The Professional Standards Bureau, Internal Affairs Division is handling the confidential personnel investigation.  The employee has not been arrested and there are no current criminal charges pending against the employee.

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Assault with a Deadly Weapon Suspect Caught on Video

Los Angeles: The Los Angeles Police Department's Wilshire Area detectives are seeking the public's assistance in identifying a suspect involved in an "Assault with a Deadly Weapon" incident.

On Friday, October 20, 2017, around 8:00 a.m., a community member was assaulted near the 800 block of North La Brea Avenue. The suspect approached the elderly victim from behind and struck him in the face with a backpack without any provocation. The victim fell onto the ground from the impact, sustaining serious injuries.

The suspect is described as a male White, or possible Asian, in his 20's with a mustache and goatee. He stands around 5 foot 8 inches tall and weighs approximately 150 to 170 pounds. He was last seen wearing a dark beanie, gray sweatshirt, dark pants carrying a dark backpack.



Anyone with information about this case is asked to contact Detective K. Mayer or Officer N. Nunez, Wilshire Area Detectives at 213 922-8231. 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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MAYOR GARCETTI WELCOMES FIRST "PLEDGE TO PATROL" CLASS

Inaugural class is more than 50% female, making new strides toward the Mayor’s diversity goals for the LAPD

November 27, 2017 — Mayor Eric Garcetti today welcomed the inaugural class of Pledge to Patrol, an initiative he created to foster increased diversity in law enforcement and help more young Angelenos prepare for careers in the Los Angeles Police Department.

First announced in the Mayor’s 2017 State of the City address — and also known as the Associate Community Officer Program (A-COP) — Pledge to Patrol offers training and paid civilian employment to young people who have participated in LAPD youth programs and are interested in joining the force when they become eligible at age 21. The initial class is more than 50% female, representing 22 communities across L.A. County.

“We’re building stronger bridges between the classroom and the roll call room, and I am thrilled to see such a diverse inaugural class for Pledge to Patrol,” said Mayor Garcetti. “This program offers a path to LAPD careers for some of our most promising young people, and gives more Angelenos an opportunity to serve the communities they know.”

The Mayor’s Innovation Team (i-Team), a partnership with Bloomberg Philanthropies, designed Pledge to Patrol in cooperation with the LAPD and the City’s Personnel Department. Mayor Garcetti and LAPD Chief Beck spoke to the first 26 members of the program today, as part of orientation exercises at LAPD headquarters.

“Pledge to Patrol is designed to identify, retain, and train the next generation of LAPD officers, who are committed to the core values of the Department and to creating safe and healthy communities in Los Angeles,” said Los Angeles Police Department Chief Charlie Beck. “Through A-COP we are able to spot the best and brightest young men and women who exemplify excellence and portray the diversity that makes this city great.”

Pledge to Patrol is one of several initiatives that Mayor Garcetti has created or strengthened to open new doors to education, job training, and employment for young people across Los Angeles — including the L.A. College Promise, HIRE LA’s Youth, and the Los Angeles Tech Talent Pipeline.

About Mayor Garcetti’s Innovation Team (i-team)

Now working in more than 20 cities across four countries, the Innovation Teams Program helps cities solve problems in new ways to deliver better results for residents. Bloomberg Philanthropies awards cities multi-year grants to create in-house innovation teams, or “i-teams,” which offer cities a different set of tools and techniques to innovate more effectively and tackle critical challenges — from reducing violent crime to revitalizing neighborhoods to strengthening the growth of small businesses. Reporting to the Mayor or City Manager, i-teams work closely with residents and city staff to design solutions with clear goals and rigorously measure progress. By establishing i-teams, city leaders are creating the space for staff to step away from their daily work in order to rethink seemingly intractable problems, capitalize on new opportunities, reimagine outcomes, and change the culture of City Hall.

For more information on the Mayor’s Innovation Team and its initiatives, please follow @LAInnovates on Twitter or visit their website at www.losangelesinnovates.com.

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Missing Person Andrew Phillip Chubb

Los Angeles: The family of Andrew Phillip Chubb and the Los Angeles Police Department are asking for the public’s help in locating Mr. Chubb.

On November 12, 2017, Mr. Chubb was last heard from and known to be in the 1800 block of N. Cerrito Place in the City of Los Angeles. His family is extremely concerned because he is depressed and is believed to be suicidal.      
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Mr. Chubb is described as a 29-year-old male White with brown hair and brown eyes.  He stands  6 feet 1 inch tall and weighs about 115 pounds.  Mr. Chubb drives a 2012 black Toyota Scion license number 6TTM992.

If you have seen, or have any information regarding the whereabouts of Andrew Phillip Chubb, please contact the Los Angeles Police Department, Missing Persons Unit, Officer Carson at 213-996-1800.   

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 L.A. Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477) or go directly to www.lacrimestoppers.org.  Tipsters can 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 L.A. Regional Crime Stoppers as their local program.   


Man Shot to Death in Parked Car

 

Los Angeles: The Los Angeles Police Department's Valley Bureau Homicide detectives are seeking the public's assistance in identifying the suspect(s) responsible for the fatal shooting of 23-year-old Cristian Aldair Lainez, a resident of the city of Reseda.

On Sunday, November 26, 2017, at 4:05 p.m., Los Angeles Police Department West Valley Area patrol officers responded to a radio call of an "Assault with A Deadly Weapon Shooting," at the 6700 block of Reseda Boulevard in the city of Reseda.

When the officers arrived at scene, they found Mr. Lainez seated in a vehicle in the parking lot with a gunshot wound. Mr. Lainez was unconscious and not breathing. Los Angeles City Fire Department Paramedics responded and performed emergency medical treatment. Mr. Lainez was transported to a local area hospital where he died from his injuries.

Los Angeles Police Department Valley Bureau Homicide Detectives were notified and responded to the scene. The investigation revealed that Mr. Lainez was seated in his vehicle after exiting a local restaurant when a vehicle pulled up behind him. The suspect exited the vehicle and walked up to the victim's vehicle and shot him. The suspect returned to his vehicle and fled the area.

This homicide does not appear to be random, based on detective's preliminary investigation.

The suspect's vehicle information is not being released at this time pending further investigation by homicide detectives. The suspect(s) are currently outstanding.

Anyone with additional information is urged to call Detective Dave Peteque, Los Angeles Police Department, Valley Bureau Homicide, at (818) 374-1934. Anonymous tips can be called into crimestoppers at (800) 222-TIPS (8477), or by texting 274637 (C-R-I-M-E-S) with a cell phone. All text messages should begin with the letters "LAPD." 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 L.A. Regional Crime Stoppers as their local program.

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Pacoima: The Los Angeles Police Department's Valley Bureau Homicide detectives are seeking the public's assistance in identifying the suspect(s) responsible for the fatal shooting of a 19-year-old man.

On Friday November 24, 2017, at 6:00 p.m., Los Angeles Fire Department Paramedics notified the Los Angeles Police Department that they were on scene at the 11700 block of Bromont Avenue in the City of Pacoima of a "Man Down" radio call.

Paramedics advised that the victim sustained multiple gunshot wounds and requested police response.
LAPD Foothill Area officers responded to the scene and met with paramedics, who advised that the victim had died from his injuries.

Los Angeles Police Department Valley Bureau Homicide Detectives were notified and responded to the scene.

Homicide Detectives investigation revealed, on Friday November 24, 2017, at about 5:45 p.m., the victim was walking along the 11700 block of Bromont Avenue when he was shot several times by a passing vehicle. Victim collapsed at scene and died.

Victim has been identified as 19-year-old David Ibarra a resident of the City of Pacoima.

There is no information on the suspect(s), and are currently outstanding.

Anyone with additional information is urged to call Detective Dave Peteque, Valley Bureau Homicide, at (818) 374-1934. Anonymous tips can be called into crimestoppers at (800) 222-TIPS (8477), or by texting 274637 (C-R-I-M-E-S) with a cell phone. All text messages should begin with the letters "LAPD." 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 L.A. Regional Crime Stoppers as their local program.

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