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Sexual Assault Suspect

 

Boyle Heights: Los Angeles Police Department's Hollenbeck detectives are asking for the public's assistance in identifying a sexual assault suspect.

On March 17, 2018, around 3:30 p.m., a 13-year-old victim and his family attended an event at a church near the 1700 block of Cesar E. Chavez Avenue. After the event ended, the victim used the upstairs restroom. An unknown male suspect approached the victim and punched him in the face, knocking him down to the ground. The suspect dragged the victim out of the restroom and attempted to place him in a storage room. The victim lost consciousness as the suspect attempted to rip his shirt apart. Around 5:30 p.m., the victim was found unconscious in a secluded stairwell. The victim awoke and complained of pain to his rectum. The suspect fled in an unknown direction.

The suspect is described as a male black, bald or shaved head, beard, light colored eyes, possibly green. He was last seen wearing a yellow long sleeve T-shirt, light blue jeans with designer tears, red Timberland boots with light tan colored soles.


Anyone with additional information is urged to call Detective II Sandra Lopez, Hollenbeck Area at (323) 342-8997. 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 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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Los Angeles Police Department Statement on Officer Involved Dog Shooting

 

Hollywood: In the early hours of Saturday, March 24th, Hollywood officers were called to the 5800 block of Willoughby Avenue for reports of shots being fired. When they arrived, a citizen advised officers of the location of possible suspects, directing them to the apartment building. The officers responded to the location to further the investigation.

As the officers were clearing the residence, one of the officers was confronted by an aggressive pit bull. Fearing for his safety the officer fired one shot at the dog to stop him from biting. The dog ran to an adjoining room, only to return moments later and attempted to bite the officer. The dog stopped and ran to the bathroom where it was secured pending the arrival of Department of Animal Regulations.

The Animal Regulation officer responded to the scene who transported the dog to a local City Shelter veterinarian for treatment where he is said to be recovering. The veterinarian commented that treating dog has been difficult as he is showing signs of aggression to caregivers. No officers or other members of the public were injured during this incident. Our Force Investigation Division detectives are still interviewing witnesses and collecting evidence as this investigation continues.

     
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Seeking Additional Victims of Sexual Assault Suspect

Sherman Oaks: On August 13, 2015, Detectives from the Los Angeles Police Department, Van Nuys Division, executed a search warrant at a private residence located near the 4200 block of Sunnyslope Avenue. Detectives arrested 65-year-old Michael Bernback for Rape. Bernback posted bail and is awaiting a preliminary hearing. Mr. Bernback is known to have trolled adult websites seeking companionship with women, for which he would compensate them with money. He would arrange meetings with women at his residence and would engage in consensual sexual activities. However, Mr. Bernback would exceed the activities that were initially discussed, forcing victims to participate in sexual activities that were injurious to the victims. Van Nuys Sex Detectives developed information to indicate that Bernback has preyed upon women in this manner since 2013. Any additional victims who may have been reluctant to report similar crimes committed by Bernback are encouraged to contact Van Nuys Detective Division. Michael Bernback Anyone with additional information is urged to call Van Nuys Detective Householder at (818) 374-0010 or (818) 374-0040. 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. Follow @LAPDHQ LAPD on Facebook Follow @lapolicefdtn


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Los Angeles: On Thursday, March 29, 2018, at 4:09 p.m., the Los Angeles Dodgers baseball team will play their first home game of the season. In an effort to assist the public in avoiding possible traffic congestion and parking delays, the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) is informing the public of a temporary parking restriction near Dodger Stadium. Between the hours of 12:00 a.m. and 11:59 p.m. on March 29th, there will be restricted parking on Palm Row (Stadium Way) between Scott Road and Academy Road.

In addition to parking enforcement, LAPD officers will be patrolling the area to enforce the no tolerance policy for drinking in public or in the parks. Dodger fans are also reminded that there is no tailgating in the parking lots of Dodger Stadium.

If you plan on attending the game and buying tickets near the stadium, be aware of ticket scalpers who may sell you fraudulent tickets. There is often little recourse once you arrive and attempt to gain access to the game. There will be undercover officers in the area enforcing illegal ticket scalping in the hours leading up to the game.

Everyone in attendance on opening day deserves a safe and fun-filled day of baseball, so please respect the neighborhood and stay safe.

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Burglary Suspect Seen Inside Residence

Los Angeles: The Los Angeles Police Department's Van Nuys Division Burglary detectives are seeking the public's assistance in identifying a burglary suspect.

On March 12, 2018, around 11:15 a.m., the suspect entered a residence in the 14000 block of Valley Vista Boulevard through a side room, by breaking a window. The suspect took property and left the location through a side door in an unknown direction.

The suspect is described as a male white, dark hair, 25-30 years old. he stands 5 feet 10 inches tall and weighs about 160 pounds. The suspect is wearing a black baseball cap, checkered shirt and tan pants.

The same suspect is believed to be involved in an attempt residential burglary the same morning in the 4800 block of Saloma Ave in the City of Los Angeles.



Anyone with information about this case is asked to contact Van Nuys Burglary Detective Diamond at 818-374-0029 or Detective Krauss at 818-374-0031. 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.


Burglar Activates Doorbell Camera

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UPDATE

On May 10, 2018, around 3:00 p.m., the Anaheim Police Department arrested Brett Patrick Rogers without incident.  He was arrested for numerous residential burglaries that were committed in multiple jurisdictions. Rogers was notorious for burglarizing homes while the residents were away attending funerals.

This was a prime example of multiple law enforcement agencies working together with the public to bring a serial burglar to justice.

 

 

Van Nuys: The Los Angeles Police Department's Van Nuys Burglary detectives are seeking the public's assistance in identifying a burglary suspect.

On March 11, 2018, around 2:10 p.m., the suspect entered a residence in the 4500 block of Nagle Avenue in the City of Los Angeles. The suspect was first seen parking his vehicle in the victim's driveway. He walked up to the residence front door, activating the doorbell camera. When there was no response, the suspect walked around the north side of the residence and entered the rear yard. The suspect attempted to open rear doors with no success.

The suspect walked to the north side garage door and kicked it open. The suspect entered the attached garage, activating the alarm. The suspect left the location without any property and drove away in his vehicle.

The victims were at a funeral at the time of the burglary.

The suspect is described as a male white, dirty blonde hair, 25-35 years old. He stands around 5 feet 11 inches to 6 feet tall and weighs around 170-180 pounds. The suspect was wearing a black t-shirt, black jeans and black Nike tennis shoes.

The suspect vehicle is described as a white Mercedes 4 door with tinted windows, chrome rims, a sunroof and no front plate.

On March 7, 2018, the same suspect is seen committing a residential burglary in West Los Angeles and the victim was also at a funeral at the time of the burglary.

Anyone with information about this case is asked to contact Van Nuys Burglary Detective Diamond at 818-374-0029 or Detective Krauss at 818-374-0031. 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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Los Angeles: Los Angeles Police Department, Hollenbeck Homicide Detectives were assigned to investigative the murder of Daniel Duarte, and the attempted murder of a 34-year-old male.
On January 21, 2018, around 4:40 a.m., Hollenbeck Patrol Officers responded to a radio call of a man yelling for help in the 300 block of Avenue 57. Officers arrived and found the 34-year-old male suffering from gunshot wounds. The male told the officer that his friend, Daniel Duarte was also shot and directed the officers to his location.
Officers conducted a search of the area and found Duarte shot dead inside of his tent, which was located on the embankment of the Arroyo Seco flood control channel near the Pasadena Freeway and Avenue 52.

On February 2, 2018, detectives arrested 19-year-old Andrew Palacios, at his residence.

Detectives followed up on additional leads subsequently to Palacios' arrest and identified Jimmy Alfred Perez as the second suspect.

On March 15, 2018, detectives conducted a surveillance operation and arrested 31-year-old Jimmy Alfred Perez, near his residence without incident.

The Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office charged Andrew Palacios and Jimmy Alfred Perez with murder and attempted murder.

Palacios and Perez who are affiliated with a street gang are in custody and being held on $2,000,000 bail.

Anyone with information about this case is asked to contact Hollenbeck Area Detectives, at (323) 342-8901. 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.

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Wilmington: The Los Angeles Police Department's Harbor Area Homicide Detectives are seeking the public's assistance in identifying the suspect(s) responsible for the shooting death of 31-year-old Roberto Fuentes.
On March 24, 2018, around 1:30 a.m., an unknown suspect approached the victim on foot and fired several rounds into the passenger side of the vehicle where Fuentes was sitting. Fuentes was struck by gunfire and the suspect fled unknown direction.
Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics responded and transported Fuentes to a local hospital where he later died from his injuries.
Detectives have no leads on the suspect's description and are asking for the public's help.
Anyone with additional information is urged to call Detectives Killingsworth or Coffee, Harbor Area Detectives, at(310)726-7879 or (310)726-7887. 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 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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Los Angeles: Homicide detectives from the Los Angeles Police Department's Rampart Division are seeking the public's assistance in identifying the suspect, or suspects, responsible for killing
66-year-old Carlos Martinez.

On March 22, 2016, around 9:30 p.m., Martinez had come home from work and was looking for parking near his residence located near the intersection of 2nd Street and Loma Drive. A suspect approached Martinez, as he was seated in his vehicle, struck him over the head with a blunt object and fled with his property. Several citizens found Martinez' vehicle, stopped in the middle of the street at 2nd Street and Loma Drive, with the engine still running. Martinez was inside the vehicle, unconscious and bleeding from the head.

Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics responded and transported Martinez to a local hospital where he was treated for a fractured skull and cerebral bleeding. On August 26, 2016, Carlos Martinez succumbed to his injury and was pronounced dead.

During his hospitalization, Martinez described the suspect(s) as male Hispanics, around 17 to 18 years of age. During the assault, he also recalled hearing a female's voice.

Detectives have considered the weapon used to kill Martinez may have been his own baton, as he was returning home from his job as a security guard.

Anyone with information about this case is asked to contact Detective Melendez at (213) 484-3639, or Detective Pere at (213) 484-3638. 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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Los Angeles: The family of Valentina Lore and the Los Angeles Police Department's Missing Persons Unit are asking for the public's assistance in locating her.

On March 3, 2018, Valentina was last seen near the 900 block of North Broadway Street, in the City of Los Angeles.

Valentina is described as a 21-year-old female White with shoulder length blonde hair with dark roots, and brown eyes. She stands 5 feet tall and weighs around 110 pounds. Valentina suffers from Crohn's Disease. Valentina has not been seen or heard from and her family is concerned for her safety.


If you have seen or have any information regarding the whereabouts of Valentina Lore, please contact Missing Persons Unit, Detective Rodriguez 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 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 onlinetip. Lastly, tipsters may also download the "P3 Tips" mobile application and select the LA Regional Crime Stoppers as their local program.