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Severe Injury Hit and Run Traffic Collision

Sun Valley: Detectives from the Los Angeles Police Department's Valley Traffic Division are asking for the public's help in providing any information that would lead to the identification and arrest of the suspect involved in a hit and run collision that severely injured 52-year-old Keith Jackson, a resident of Burbank.

On Saturday, December 9, 2017, around 2:25 p.m., Mr. Jackson was riding his bicycle eastbound on La Tuna Canyon Road, just west of the 210 freeway. The driver of a newer model black Mazda CX5 was also travelling eastbound on La Tuna Canyon Road. The driver struck Mr. Jackson then fled the scene without identifying themselves, and did not render aid to the victim as required by law. Mr. Jackson suffered severe injuries as a result of the collision. The car is likely to have damage to the right front passenger's side.

Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics responded and transported Mr. Jackson to a local hospital where he is currently in stable condition.

Anyone with information about this case is asked to contact Officer Takishita (818-644-8116) or Detective III William Bustos (818-644-8021), Valley Traffic Division. 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.

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Undercover Officer-Involved-Shooting in North Hollywood Division NRF076-17cr

 

**The following information is based on a preliminary and ongoing investigation, which continues to evolve as investigators interview witnesses, review physical and electronic records, and analyze forensic evidence. The Department's understanding of the facts and circumstances may change as additional evidence is collected and analyzed**

Los Angeles: Los Angeles Police Department's (LAPD) Force Investigation Division is investigating an Officer-Involved Shooting (OIS) that occurred in a North Hollywood Division neighborhood early Thursday afternoon.

On November 30, 2017, around 4:27 p.m. LAPD, Robbery Homicide Division undercover detectives were investigating a series of robberies that occurred in the Valley area. While in the area of Kittridge Street and Radford Avenue, they came across a suspect (who was later identified as Juan Barillas) who was wanted in connection to those robberies. When they attempted to stop Barillas, he fled in a silver BMW. Metropolitan Division officers initiated a pursuit and were subsequently joined by the undercover detectives. The pursuit travelled a short distance, terminating in the 12000 block of Voss Street, where the undercover detectives, were involved in an Officer-Involved Shooting.

Barillas was struck by gunfire and was taken into custody without further incident. The Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics responded to the scene and rendered medical aid. Barillas was transported to a local hospital where he later died of his injuries.

Fortunately, no officers or individuals where hurt as a result of this incident.

Additionally, while FID detectives continued their investigation into the Officer-Involved Shooting, North Hollywood Area detectives identified the suspect (Barillas) in the shooting as the "Penny Pincher" bandit. Detectives had reviewed surveillance video that was broadcast on a local television station in addition to receiving tips from the public, aided detectives in confirming the man involved in the OIS, as the same individual who was seen robbing a gas station in the Topanga area a few days prior. All information is still preliminary as a series of forensic tests and witness statements have yet to be completed.

LAPD's specialized Force Investigation Division (FID) responded to the scene and began interviewing witnesses and collecting forensic evidence. A representative from the Office of the Inspector General responded and monitored the scene investigation.

The complete investigation will be reviewed by the Chief of Police and the Board of Police Commissioners and the Office of the Inspector General to determine the thoroughness and accuracy of the investigation and whether the use of deadly force complied with LAPD's policies and procedures. Additionally, representatives from the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office who responded to the scene will review the subsequent FID investigation; evidence collected and witness statements to determine if the force used by the officers(s) was reasonable.

Anyone with additional information regarding this incident is urged to call the LAPD at any of the following numbers:
•During business hours at (213) 486-5230;
•During non-business hours or on weekends at (877)-LAPD-24-7 (877-527-3247);
•Anonymously 24-hours a day to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477) or by texting "LAPD" and your tip to phone number 274637 (C-R-I-M-E-S); or
•Online at www.lapdonline.org and click on "Anonymous Web Tips.

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Missing 40-Year-Old Woman NR17371dm

 

Los Angeles: The family of Krystal Edwards and the Los Angeles Police Department's Missing Persons Unit are asking for the public's help in locating her.

Krystal was last heard from on November 12, 2017. She is transient in the city of Los Angeles, and is known to frequent areas in the valley and "skid row" in downtown Los Angeles. Krystal suffers from mental illness and her family is extremely concerned that she has not been located.

Krystal is described as a female White with blond hair and blue eyes. She stands 6 feet 2 inches tall and weighs approximately 165 pounds. Krystal was last seen wearing a grey sweatshirt and red/black pajama bottoms, carrying a grey and pink backpack.




If you have seen, or have any information regarding the whereabouts of Krystal Edwards, please contact Officer Carson, Missing Persons Unit, 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 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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Residential Burglary Series Captured on Video NR17373ti

 

Los Angeles/San Pedro: Detectives from the Los Angeles Police Department's Harbor Division are seeking the public's help in identifying a burglary suspect.

On October 27, 2017, during the day time, a suspect pulled a window screen off a window of a residence in the 600 block of Oliver Street. The suspect entered the home, ransacked it, and stole jewelry.

On October 30 and November 22, 2017, during the day time, a suspect targeted two residences in the 600 block of O'Farrell Street. The suspect pulled off a window screen of the residences, entered the home, ransacked it, and stole jewelry.

On November 22, 2017, during the day time, a suspect pulled a window screen off a window of a residence in the 500 block of Bonita Street. The suspect entered the home, ransacked it, and stole jewelry.

On November 25, 2017, during the day time, a suspect crawled through an unsecured doggy-door to enter a residence in the 600 block of Santa Cruz Street. He ransacked the residence and stole a lap top computer, a man's watch, and several wallets.

On December 1, 2017, during the day time, a suspect pulled a window screen off a window in the 300 block of Oliver Street. The suspect entered the home, ransacked it, and stole jewelry and money.

On December 5, 2017, during the day time, a suspect pulled a window screen off a window in the 300 block of Oliver Street. The suspect entered the home, ransacked it, and stole jewelry and money.

All of the burglaries occurred within a short span of time, in close proximity to each other, and the suspect's method of operation was similar. Video surveillance of the suspect has been obtained and is being released to alert the public of the ongoing burglaries that are occurring in the San Pedro area. We are requesting the community's assistance in identifying the suspect.

The suspect is described as a 18 to 25-year-old male Black. He stands 5 feet 8 inches to 5 feet 10 inches tall, and weighs around 140 pounds.

Detective Guevara is available for interviews at Harbor Police Station until 6 p.m., and a copy of the video is available at Harbor Division.

Anyone with information on this crime is asked to contact LAPD Harbor Burglary Detectives at the following phone numbers: Detective Guevara (310)726-7855, or Officer Baran (310) 726-7856. 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

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LAPD Arrest Subject for Carjacking, running over victim NR17372lg

Los Angeles: Detectives from the Los Angeles Police Department's (LAPD) Rampart Division are investigating a case where a man was the victim of an apparent carjacking and reportedly run over by his own vehicle.

On Monday, December 11, 2017, at 6:25 p.m., Rampart Area officers responded to a radio call of an "Assault with a Deadly Weapon" in the 600 block of Carondelet Street. When the officers arrived to the location, they discovered a 54-year-old male Hispanic laying on a rooftop level of a parking structure suffering from severe head and body trauma. Paramedics from the Los Angeles Fire Department responded to the location and after providing medical treatment, pronounced the victim dead due to his wounds.

LAPD Rampart Division Homicide Detectives were notified and responded to the scene.

As the investigation continued, investigators learned the victim was at his vehicle parked on the rooftop level. Information from witnesses indicated the victim was involved in an argument and physical confrontation with another male subject. A video surveillance camera captured a male Hispanic driving the victim's vehicle from the scene shortly after the reported fight.

Information about the victim's vehicle was broadcasted by investigators to law enforcement agencies. At approximately 9:00 p.m., the vehicle was located by LAPD officers in the San Fernando Valley. A suspect observed removing items from the vehicle was immediately detained.

The subject was identified as Mitchell Castillo, a 36 year-old male Hispanic. Castillo has several addresses in and around Los Angeles and appears to be a transient. Castillo was arrested and booked for Carjacking.

Detectives investigating the incident are searching for witnesses who may have seen or have information about this horrific crime. Anyone with information is urged to call Rampart Area Detectives at 213-484-3400. 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 www.LAPDOnline.org click on "webtips" and follow the prompts.


Stolen Lifeguard Truck NR17370ti

 

UPDATE
Los Angeles: On Friday, December 8, 2017, 39-year-old Jared, Gowens was placed under arrest for felony Grand Theft Auto and the vehicle taken has been recovered.

Los Angeles:
Los Angeles Police Department Pacific Division Auto Theft Detectives are asking for the public's help in providing any information that would lead to the location of stolen Los Angeles County Fire Department Lifeguard Truck and the arrest of the suspect(s) responsible for its theft.

On December 5, 2017, between 3:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m., an unidentified suspect took a Los Angeles County Lifeguard truck from Dockweiler Beach. The vehicle is described as:

Red 2015 Toyota Tacoma, Exempt License Plate: 1423393, Vehicle Number: "F2527", "ADM1" on the bumper and upper cowling.


Anyone with information is urged to contact Pacific Division Auto Theft Detective Courtney at
(310) 482-6367. 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.

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