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Purse Snatching Bandit Targeting Local Restaurants

Venice: The Los Angeles Police Department and Pacific Detectives Theft Section, is investigating a string of purse thefts at local restaurants and are asking for the public's help in providing any information that would lead to the identification and arrest of the suspect.

The string of thefts began around May 24, 2018 in the area of Abbot Kinney Boulevard and Venice Boulevard. In two incidents, a male white suspect with brown hair, beard and thin build stealing two purses from restaurant/bar patrons in the affected area.

**On May 25, 2018, around 10:15 p.m., a male white suspect with brown hair, beard and thin build stole a bar patrons purse from a chair before running out of the restaurant.

**On May 28, 2018, around 8:15 p.m., the same suspect entered the same location and loitered behind the victim for around one minute before grabbing the purse from a nearby stool and fleeing from the location.

Pacific detectives are hoping the community will recognize the suspect from the videos. Anyone with information to these crimes are urged to contact Pacific Area Theft, Detective E. Obrecht at (310) 482-6356, or Detective L. Glorioso at (310) 482-6355. 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.

Seeking Suspect in Residential Robbery

 

Los Angeles: The Los Angeles Police Department and Northeast Robbery Detectives 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 robbery.

On April 25, 2018, Northeast officers responded to a residence in the 2700 block of Riverside Drive, where the suspects entered the victim's residence and tied the victim by the hands and feet. The suspects proceeded to go through belongings and took property.

The suspects attempted to use the victims' ATM card at several local store locations.

Three of the four suspects have been arrested.

The fourth Suspect is described as a 25 to 28-year-old male Black, standing between 5 feet 5 inches to 6 feet tall, weighing between 120 to 160 pounds.

Anyone with information or can identify the suspect is urged to contact Northeast Robbery Detective Franco (323) 561-3472. 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.


Officer-Involved Shooting with Attempt Murder Suspect in Hollenbeck Division

**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 Force Investigation Division is investigating an officer-involved shooting when officers responded to a radio call involving an attempt murder suspect.

On June 9, 2018, around 11:45 p.m., Hollenbeck Area police officers responded to a radio call of a stabbing in the 2400 block of Gates Street. When the officers arrived the victim of the stabbing was taken to a local hospital by a private vehicle. The suspect, 27-year-old Victor Arroyo, was inside the residence with family members. The officers were locked out of the residence but were able to see Arroyo armed with a knife in a physical struggle with his father. Once the officers were able to gain entry to the residence, they continued to tell Arroyo to drop the knife he was holding. A beanbag shotgun was used, but was ineffective. While still armed with the knife, Arroyo quickly moved in the direction of his father; at which time there was an officer-involved shooting. Arroyo was struck and taken by the Los Angeles Fire Department to a local hospital for medical treatment.

The victim of the stabbing suffered a nonlife threatening stab wound. Arroyo's father was not seriously injured. No officers were injured.

LAPD's specialized Force Investigation Division responded to the scene and began interviewing witnesses and collecting forensic evidence. Representatives from the Office of the Inspector General and Los Angeles County District Attorney's Justice System Integrity Division responded and monitored the 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 the 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 officer(s) violated any criminal laws.

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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Los Angeles: The family of Jo Ann May Roth and the Los Angeles Police Department requests the public's assistance in locating Ms. Roth a reported Missing Person.

Ms. Jo Ann May Roth was last seen on June 12, 2018, at approximately 9 p.m., in the area of 1732 Lincoln Boulevard, a Chevron Gas Station, in the City of Santa Monica.

 

Jo Ann May Roth

Ms. Roth is described as a 79-year-old Caucasian female with brown hair, hazel eyes, standing at 5 feet 2 inches tall, and weighs approximately 125 pounds. Ms. Roth was driving a 2014 Silver, Honda, Accord sedan with California license plate 7HBM437.

If you have seen, or have any information regarding the whereabouts of Ms. Jo Ann May Roth, please contact the Los Angeles Police Department, Missing Persons Unit, and Detective M. Palmer at (213) 996-1800. During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7.

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San Pedro: 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 38-year-old Walter Crespo.

On June 11, 2018, at approximately 6:35 a.m., the victim, Walter Crespo, a 38-year-old male, was in the east/west alley of the 600 block of West 5th Street, San Pedro. Mr. Crespo was standing outside when unknown suspect(s) fired multiple rounds at the victim, striking him and causing him to fall to the ground.
Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics responded to the location to render aid; however, Mr. Crespo died from his injuries.

Detectives have no leads on suspect(s) and are asking for the public's help.

Anyone with additional information is urged to call Sergeant Oliva or Detective Coffee, Harbor Area Detectives, at (310)726-7886 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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LAPD Recruit Officer Graduation Ceremony for Class 12-17

Friday, June 8, 2018 – After completing a challenging and rigorous 912 hours of training over a grueling 24 weeks, Class 12-17 had their graduation ceremony this morning on the athletic field at the Los Angeles Police Academy in Elysian Park. The newest 32 officers of the Department proudly stood at attention as they were presented with their diploma of graduation.

This was the last graduating class under Chief Charlie Beck’s command. Chief Beck received a standing ovation as he was introduced for the final time. Chief Beck began by thanking his wife, Cindy, for her support and strength throughout his career. Instead of reading a prepared written speech, Chief Beck spoke from the heart to the new officers. Chief Beck said he wants each officer to remain true to the ideals of their new profession, make the LAPD a better place, and make Los Angeles a better city.

“There is nothing greater than the brotherhood and sisterhood of the LAPD.” Chef Beck told the graduates they will be in the capable and loving hands of his longtime friend, the next Chief of Police Michel Moore. “The Chief’s job is to protect and serve you, as you serve and protect the public. Thank you for being my last class.”

The LAPD badge is a symbol of public faith as they begin their new assignments on the streets of Los Angeles within the next 36 hours to protect and serve. For more information on how you can become a Los Angeles Police officer, please visit www.joinlapd.com

To hear Chief Beck address the graduating class, click below:

Grad June 8 LOUD

 


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Panorama City: The family of Miguel Angel Quintero and detectives from the Los Angeles Police Department's Mission Area are asking for the public's help in locating him.

Miguel was last seen on June 8, 2018, around 12:30 p.m., near the intersection of San Fernando Road and Olive Street in the City of Burbank. At some time between 12:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m., Miguel returned to his home in the 8600 block of Willis Avenue in Panorama City. He was upset from an incident that occurred earlier in the day. He changed his clothes and left a note stating he was going to go to the mountains and kill himself. Miguel's family is concerned that he hasn't been located.

Miguel is described as an 18-year-old male Hispanic with black hair, brown eyes, thin build and medium complexion. He stands 5 feet 3 inches tall and weighs approximately 127 pounds. Miguel's family stated he could possibly be around Veteran's Park in Sylmar, and may be wearing a yellow hooded jacket with "Polo Cross Country" or "Pokeman" on it.

Miguel Angel Quintero


If you have seen, or have any information regarding the whereabouts of Miguel Angel Quintero, please contact Mission Area Detectives at(818) 838-9810 or (818) 838-9800. 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.

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Venice: Robbery detectives from the Los Angeles Police Department's Pacific Area investigated a violent crime spree that occurred in the Venice Beach and Palms neighborhoods.

Beginning on or about May 2, 2018, a male White suspect with red hair and distinct tattoos randomly attacked five men in unprovoked confrontations. Two of the five men were seriously injured. These crimes were believed to have been committed by the same suspect.On May 8, Redmond James O'Neal was arrested for an armed robbery after he was identified as the suspect in a 7-Eleven Store robbery. After O'Neal's arrest, the violent crime spree ended and Pacific Area robbery detectives found O'Neal to strongly match the description of the suspect in these crimes. Evidence and eye witness identifications linked O'Neal to the violent crime spree.

On June 8, 2018, Pacific Area robbery detectives presented their findings to the District Attorney's Office, Los Angeles Airport Branch, who filed one count of Attempted Murder, two counts of Assault with a Deadly Weapon, one count of Criminal Threats, one count of Brandishing a Knife and one count of Battery. O'Neal remains in the custody of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department.

Redmond James O'Neal


•On May 2, 2018, around 8:00 p.m., a male White suspect with red hair and distinct tattoos came upon a male White victim on Overland Avenue and Woodbine Street in the Palms neighborhood of Los Angeles. The suspect became angry after the victim appeared to look at him. The suspect then punched the victim and armed himself with a glass bottle. The suspect unsuccessfully tried to strike the victim with the broken glass bottle and fled the scene. The victim sustained minor injuries to his face.

•On May 3, 2018, around 3:30 a.m., a male White suspect with red hair, and reddish blonde facial hair, came upon a male White victim as he was exiting a convenience store in the 3400 block of Overland Avenue. The victim engaged the suspect in conversation. The suspect became angry and repeatedly punched the victim in his head and threw him to the ground. The suspect then fled the scene. The victim sustained minor injuries to his head.

•On May 4, 2018, around 5:00 p.m., a male White suspect with red hair was walking near the Venice Beach Boardwalk on Speedway Avenue at Rose Avenue. A male White victim looked at the suspect, at which time, the suspect stabbed him with a knife. Initially, the victim thought that the suspect had merely "punched" him in the back. However, once paramedics arrived, the paramedics discovered that the victim had sustained a serious stab wound to the left side of his body.

•On May 4, 2018, around 8:30 p.m., a male White victim was walking to his car on 4th Avenue from Rose Avenue. At 8:45 p.m., several people found the victim laying in a pool of blood with obvious stab wounds to his face and upper body. Nearby video surveillance captured a male White suspect walking away from the scene shortly after the victim was found lying on the sidewalk. The victim sustained significant and serious stab wounds and cuts to his face, neck, and upper body.

•On May 5, 2018, around 4:00 p.m., a male White suspect with red hair and distinct tattoos became belligerent inside a coffee shop at Pacific Avenue and Windward Avenue. A male White employee confronted the suspect, at which time an argument ensued. The suspect became angry and brandished a folding knife. The suspect lunged, jabbed and threatened to harm the employee with the knife. The suspect then fled the scene.

Redmond James O'Neal is a 33-year-old male White with distinct tattoos, red hair and blue eyes. He stands approximately 5 feet 11 inches tall and weighs 175 pounds.

Anyone with information, or who may have witnessed these crimes, are urged to contact Pacific Area Robbery Detective L. Jurado at 310-482-6369, or Detective C. Carias at 310-482-6372. 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 onlinetip. 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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