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Hit and Run Traffic Collision Leaves Pedestrian Dead

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 traffic collision that killed a pedestrian.

On February 17, 2018, around 5:55 a.m., a driver struck a pedestrian on Crenshaw Boulevard near the Santa Monica Freeway. The driver of the vehicle failed to stop and render aid to the pedestrian, as required by law, and fled south on Crenshaw Boulevard.

Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics responded and pronounced the pedestrian dead at scene. The victim has been identified as 73-year-old Filemon Renteria, a resident of Los Angeles.

The vehicle involved is believed to be a white 2015–2018 Toyota Highlander. There is no suspect information.

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 $50,000 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 about this collision is asked to contact West Traffic Division detectives at (213) 473-0234, or (213) 473-0222. 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.


Studio City Restaurant Burglars

Studio City: The Los Angeles Police Department's North Hollywood Area Detectives are seeking the public's help in identifying burglary suspects whose images were caught on camera.

Between September 2017 and February 2018, two suspects have been linked to nine restaurant burglaries in the Studio City Area. The suspects smash or break the front glass doors of closed restaurants in the early morning hours targeting the cash registers.

9 Restaurants in Studio City

  • September 29, 2017 at 1:00 a.m., in the 4000 block of Laurel Canyon Boulevard
  • September 29, 2017 at 2:00 a.m., in the 4700 block of Vineland Avenue
  • November 27, 2017 at 12:30 a.m., in the 4100 block of Lankershim Boulevard
  • February 14, 2018 at 12:00 a.m., in the 10800 block of Riverside Drive
  • February 14, 2018 at 12:20 a.m., in the12100 block of Ventura Boulevard
  • February 14, 2018 at 1:35 a.m., in the 12700 block of Ventura Boulevard
  • February 14, 2018 at 1:45 a.m., in the 12700 block of Ventura Boulevard
  • February 14, 2018 at 3:40 a.m., in the 4300 block Laurel Canyon Boulevard


The suspects have been tied to similar burglaries throughout Southern California in which their images were captured on video.

Suspect one is described as a male Black, bald, 50-60 years of age, standing approximately 6 feet tall and weighing around 170-180 pounds.

Suspect two is described as a male, Black, approximately 40 years old, standing approximately 5 feet 10 inches tall, weighing around 200-240 pounds with a large tattoo on his left forearm.

Anyone with information or can identify the suspect is urged to contact North Hollywood Area Burglary Detectives Stone or Kojima at (818) 754-8377. During non-business hours or on the weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (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" and follow the prompts. Tipsters may remain anonymous.

 
 

Notes from the February 20, 2018 Weekly Police Commission Meeting

PC Mtg Feb 20


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

All Consent Agenda items were unanimously approved. President Soboroff opened the meeting with a moment of silence for the 17 victims of the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. President Soboroff read the name of each victim and asked everyone in attendance to stand for a moment of silence.

Executive Director’s Report, dated February 15, 2018, relative to the Draft Critical Incident Video Release Policy, as set forth. [BPC #18-0079] No action required. This action will be presented to the Police Commission for a vote on Tuesday, March 13, 2018.

Department’s Report, dated February 14, 2018, relative to the Grant Management and Administration Audit (AD NO. 17-008), was approved.

Department’s Report, dated February 14, 2018, relative to a professional service agreement between the City of Los Angeles and LexisNexis Risk Solutions FL, Inc., for computer-assisted legal research services for the Los Angeles Police Department, as set forth. [BPC #18-0077] was approved.

Department’s Report, dated February 14, 2018, relative to the request for payment of reward offer on City Council File No. 16-0010-S34, as set forth. [BPC #18-0078] was approved.

Chief Beck prefaced his report by thanking the Police Commission for the creation of the draft policy that strikes a good balance amongst all interests and stakeholders. Chief Beck thanked President Soboroff for remembering the victims of gun violence at the Florida school shooting. Chief Beck also wanted to remember Commander Paul R. Bauer, a 31 year veteran of the Chicago Police Department. Paul was killed on-duty on Tuesday, February 13, 2018, in an act of horrific gun violence by a robbery suspect and was a good friend of the Department. The Department sent personnel to attend Paul’s services in Chicago this past Saturday. Chief Beck said Paul will be well remembered and mentioned this was another awful tragedy caused by far too many guns on the streets. Chief Beck said he was glad the NBA All-Star weekend went well. Chief Beck provided crime stats and said it is still too early in the year to draw any conclusions. There are 10,088 sworn personnel, almost 3,000 civilians, over 400 reserves, 271 specialist volunteers, and 1,835 cadets.


Missing 29-Year-Old Man

February 20, 2018
UPDATE



On February 19, 2018, around 8 p.m., Los Angeles Police Department officers received a radio call to respond to the 500 block of South Serrano where a citizen had reported seeing a man they believed was Joshua Thiede.  While the officers were at the location conducting their initial investigation, the male they located needed medical attention and was transported to a local hospital.  While at the hospital, the male was identified as Thiede.  Thiede’s family was notified he had been found.       

Pending further information, investigators do not believe this disappearance is criminal in nature.



UPDATE
February 19, 2018



On February 19, 2018, at 12:30 p.m., Joshua Thiede’s vehicle was located near the 100 block of South Kingsley Drive, in the City of Los Angeles.  Joshua is still missing at this time.   

 

Los Angeles: The family of Joshua Thiede and the Los Angeles Police Department's Missing Persons Unit are asking for the public's assistance in locating him.

On February 11, 2018, at 11:30 a.m., Joshua was last seen near the 1000 block of Wilshire Boulevard, in the City of Los Angeles.

Joshua is described as a 29-year-old male White with brown hair and blue eyes. He stands 6 feet tall and weighs around 170 pounds. It is unknown what he was wearing but he was driving a 2014 Black Nissan Altima, 4 Door, California License 7CSD450. Joshua has not been seen or heard from since and the family is concerned for his safety.

If you have seen or have any information regarding the whereabouts of Joshua Thiede, please contact Missing Persons Unit 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.