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Bank Robbery Series

San Fernando: The Los Angeles Police Department's Robbery Homicide Division, Robbery Special Section detectives and the Federal Bureau of Investigation Los Angeles Field Office are asking for the public's help in identifying a suspect responsible for a series of bank robberies in the west San Fernando Valley.
The suspect walks into the banks, approaches the employees, and displays a note demanding money and threatening that he has a gun and/or bomb. The suspect then takes the money flees the location.

Locations Targeted
On March 5, 2018 at 2:30 p.m., in the 22800 block of Victory Boulevard
On March 5, 2018 at 2:40 p.m., in the 22000 block of Ventura Boulevard
On March 5, 2018 at 2:20 p.m., in the 21800 block of Sherman Way

Suspect is described as a male White, reddish brown hair, light colored eyes, 25 to 35-years-of-age, standing approximately 5 feet 6 inches to 5 feet 10 inches tall and weighing around 150 to 180 pounds.

If you have any information, contact Freddy Arroyo or Orlando Martinez, Robbery Homicide Detectives, at (213) 486-6840 or Los Angeles FBI Field Office Special Agent Cat Moore at (310) 477-6565. 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.


Retired LAPD Officer Arrested for Workers’ Compensation Fraud while on DROP

COP Workers Comp Fraud

 

Los Angeles: The Los Angeles Police Department's Special Operations Division, Worker's Compensation Fraud Unit, arrested Retired Police Officer II Terry Johns today in the City of Eastvale on a felony arrest warrant for worker's compensation fraud. Johns retired in 2016 with 32 years on the LAPD. Court orders were served on Johns' financial accounts freezing assets related to the alleged fraud. We believe he defrauded the City of in excess of $200,000. Johns is 56 years of age.

The LAPD's Special Operations Division, Worker's Compensation Fraud Unit, conducted an investigation that stemmed from a medical claim filed by Johns in 2014, while he was still an active member of the LAPD. Investigators working in partnership with the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Healthcare Fraud Division, as well as the Los Angeles City Attorney's Office, established probable cause to believe that Johns knowingly engaged in physical activities inconsistent with his claimed injury while off work on disability. As a result, he received benefits to which he was not entitled, including benefits as part of the Deferred Retirement Option Plan (DROP).

Johns is in the process of being booked in Riverside County and will be held on a $160,000 bail. The LAPD's

Workers Compensation Fraud Unit was expanded in late 2008 to investigate workers' compensation fraud and other allegations involving abuse of benefits by city employees. The goal of the LAPD is to aggressively investigate fraud and abuse of benefits
within the workers' compensation system. This is the third workers' compensation related fraud arrest by the Department's Worker's Compensation Fraud Unit this year.

LA CITY CONTROLLER FRAUD HOTLINE: 1-866-428-1514
LAPD COMPLAINT HOTLINE: 1-800-339-6868


Woman Fatally Struck By Vehicle After Argument

Canoga Park: Detectives from the Los Angeles Police Department's Operations Valley Bureau Homicide 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 fatal traffic collision that killed a 35-year-old female Hispanic resident of Canoga Park.

On March 3, 2018, around 10:45 p.m., Los Angeles Police Department Topanga Area patrol officers received a radio call of a "Female with Critical Injuries" at a local hospital. Upon arrival, they were informed the victim was suffering from blunt force trauma consistent with being struck by a vehicle. The victim was later pronounced dead at the hospital.

Operation Valley Bureau Homicide Detectives were notified and responded to the scene in the alley of 7300 Milwood Avenue. Based on their investigation, detectives found out, around 10:00 p.m., the victim may have been arguing with an unknown male and was then struck by an unknown vehicle that did not stop.

Detectives are attempting to determine if this was an accidental or intentional act.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Steve Castro, Los Angeles Police Department, Operation Valley Bureau Homicide at 818-374-1925. 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.


Hit and Run Driver Drags Young Man Leaving him with Severe Injuries

Los Angeles: Detectives from the Los Angeles Police Department's West 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 a 24-year-old male resident of Los Angeles.

On March 4, 2018, around 11:30 p.m., a hit and run traffic collision occurred on Washington Boulevard near 4th Avenue. The victim was kneeling aside the open driver door of his vehicle that was stopped at the curb when he was struck by the suspect's vehicle that was traveling eastbound on Washington Boulevard. The victim somehow became affixed to the suspect's vehicle and was dragged about two blocks before becoming dislodged.

The Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics transported the victim to a local hospital with severe injuries.

The hit and run driver fled the scene and was last seen driving away from the 2100 block of 2nd Avenue. The vehicle is described as a newer model light colored four-door sedan that will likely have damage to the front end. The suspect's vehicle is possibly a Nissan Versa.

On April 15, 2015, the City Council amended the Los Angeles Administrative Code and created a Hit and Run Reward Program Trust Fund. A reward of up to $25,000 is available to community members who provide information leading to the offender's identification, apprehension, and conviction or resolution through a civil compromise.

Anyone with information is asked to contact West Traffic Division Detectives during business hours at 213-473-0234. 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.


Notes from the March 6, 2018 Weekly Police Commission Meeting

PC Mtg March 6

Commissioner President Steve Soboroff opened the meeting and a quorum was established.

All Consent Agenda items were unanimously approved.

Department’s Report, dated February 28, 2018, relative to the 2017 Year-End Report on Homelessness, as set forth. [BPC #18-0091] was approved.

Chief Beck reported there were no significant events to report and provided year to date crime statistics. Chief Beck was unable to provide specific personnel numbers. The following are personnel numbers Chief Beck provided during his report at the previous Police Commission meeting on Thursday, February 27, 2018, - 10,045 sworn personnel, 2,887 civilian personnel, over 400 reserve officers, 271 specialists and 1,850 cadets.


Suspect Running Away from a Local Park with Red Hooded Sweatshirt

Los Angeles: The Los Angeles Police Department 77th Division Gang Detectives are seeking the public's help in identifying the person responsible for the shooting of 25-year-old Lee Davidson in South Los Angeles.

On January 28, 2018, around 10:25 a.m., 77th patrol officers responded to a radio call of "An ADW shooting at a local park," located in the 4800 block of South Hoover Street. When officers arrived, they saw the victim who was suffering from an apparent gunshot wound.

The initial investigation determined that the victim was getting ready to play basketball when the suspect arrived and stood off to the side of the court. Shortly thereafter, a single gunshot was fired striking Davidson without provocation. Immediately, the suspect ran away on foot to an unknown location.


The gunshot wound caused the victim to fall to the ground and ultimately lose consciousness. The Los Angeles Fire Department Paramedics transported the victim to a local hospital in stable condition.

The suspect is described as a male Black, 17-18 years of age, stands 5 feet 9 inches tall and weighs around 160 pounds. He was wearing a red hooded sweatshirt and black pants. It is important to note, as the suspect was fleeing the scene, he removed his red hooded sweatshirt revealing a grey undershirt.

If you have any information contact, 77th Division Gang Detective II Ryan Bellows at (323) 786-5414 or 35366@lapd.online. 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.