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Missing 25-Year-Old Female

Los Angeles: The family of Adea Shabani and the Los Angeles Police Department's Missing Persons Unit are asking for the public's assistance in locating her.

On February 23, 2018, at 11:00 a.m., Adea was last seen near the 1700 block of Wilcox Avenue, in the City of Los Angeles.

Adea is described as a 25-year-old female White with blonde hair and blue eyes. She stands 5 feet 5 inches tall and weighs around 130 pounds. Adea 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 Adea Shabani, 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.


Robbery Suspect Captured on Cell Phone Video

Venice: The Los Angeles Police Department's Pacific Area, Robbery Detectives are seeking the public's help with identifying a robbery suspect whose image was caught on cell phone video.

On February 28, 2018, the victim was seated on a bus bench near the area of Main Street just north of Venice Way.

The suspect approached the bus bench and asked the victim if he had change for a $10 bill. The victim pulled out his wallet and the suspect lunged at the victim, grabbing his wallet. As the victim attempted to stop the suspect, both the victim and suspect ended up on the ground. The suspect began to strike the victim numerous times on his head and upper body. The suspect fled on foot with the victim's wallet.

The suspect is described as a 20 to 25-year-old male Black, standing between 5 feet 10 inches to 6 feet tall, weighing between 160 to 180 pounds.

Anyone with information or can identify the suspect is urged to contact Area Robbery Detective Saucedo 310-482-6421. 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.


LAPD is Looking for a Robbery Suspect in Pico-Union

Los Angeles: The Los Angeles Police Department's Olympic Area are seeking the public's help in identifying the person responsible for the brutal attack of 40-year-old female in Pico-Union.

On Thursday, March 01, 2018, around 6:15 p.m., Los Angeles police officers responded to a radio call of a robbery investigation near the area of Vermont Avenue and Venice Boulevard. When officers arrived, they contacted the victim, who was being treated by Los Angeles City Fire Department paramedics for an apparent laceration to the neck.

The initial investigation determined that the victim was inside of a laundromat, when the suspect approached her from behind and grabbed the victim's purse away and simultaneously slashed her neck with a sharp object. The victim fell to the ground and suspect fled the location.

As a result, the victim sustained a laceration to the neck which required surgery.

The suspect is described as a male Hispanic, 25 to 35-years-old, around 5 feet 5 inches tall, weighing around 170 to 180 pounds, with a thick dark goatee. He was wearing a gray baseball cap, all black clothing, black shoes with white soles, and was carrying a skateboard. The suspect was last seen running eastbound on Venice Boulevard.

If you have any information, contact Detective Daniel Chi, Olympic Detectives, at 213-382-9446. 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.


Missing 27-Year-Old Female

Los Angeles: The family of Leah Altmann and the Los Angeles Police Department's Missing Persons Unit are asking for the public's assistance in locating her.

Leah was last heard from in August, 2017 and reported missing on November 13, 2017. She was last seen in the 1100 block of E. 25th Street in the City of Los Angeles.

Leah Altmann is described as a 27-year-old white female with blonde hair and blue eyes. She stands 4 feet 9 inches tall and weighs around 90 pounds. Leah has not been seen or heard from since and the family is concerned for her safety.

If you have seen, or have any information regarding the whereabouts of Leah Altmann, please contact the Los Angeles Police Department, Missing Persons Unit, Detective Booth: 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.


Missing 15-Year-Old Juvenile

Los Angeles: The family of Katherine Pena and the Los Angeles Police Department's Missing Persons Unit are asking for the public's assistance in locating her

On February 20, 2018, at 8:00 p.m., Katherine was last seen near the 8600 block of Fir Avenue, in the City of Los Angeles.

Katherine is described as a 15-year-old female Hispanic with black hair and brown eyes. She stands 5 feet 1 inch tall and weighs around 130 pounds. Katherine was wearing a gray sweater and blue jeans. Katherine has not been seen or heard from since and her family is concerned for her safety.

If you have seen or have any information regarding the whereabouts of Katherine Pena, 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.


Notes from the February 27, 2018 Weekly Police Commission Meeting

PC Mtg Feb 27

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

All Consent Agenda items were unanimously approved.

Department’s report, dated February 22, 2018, relative to the response to the Office of the Inspector General’s Youth Programs Recommendations, as set forth.  [BPC #18-0082] was approved.

Department’s report, dated February 22, 2018, relative to the Air Support Division Inspection, as set forth.  [BPC #18-0083] was approved.

Chief Beck reported on two Officer-Involved Shootings (OIS) since his last report to the Police Commission.  The first occurring Sunday, February 25th on the 2100 block of Century Blvd.  Officers responded to a “burglary in-progress” at a medical marijuana dispensary.  Officers made contact with the suspect, whom exited the location armed with a .357 revolver. An OIS occurred, resulting in the suspect’s death.  Chief Beck added that medical marijuana dispensaries are vulnerable to crime due to the high value of their product, and regulations which result in these businesses operating on a cash-only basis.  Chief Beck noted these facilities require additional security, and new regulations will require security much like current gun shops.  

Chief Beck reported the second OIS occurred on Monday, February 26th.  Officers responded to a 9-1-1 call by a male who reported he suffered from mental illness and was suicidal.  Upon arrival, officers made contact with an individual with whom they had prior contacts.  The individual was armed with a 20-inch spike.  Officers tried to de-escalate the situation, deploying bean bags and taser, as the individual moved forward to assault the officers.  An OIS occurred resulting in the individual’s death.  Chief Beck added this was an unfortunate incident.  

Chief Beck provided updated crime statistics.

Chief Beck reports 10,045 sworn personnel, 2,887 civilian personnel, over 400 reserve officers, 271 specialists and 1,850 cadets. 


Arrest of Koreatown Aggravated Assault Suspect NR18065ml

 

Los Angeles: The Los Angeles Police Department has arrested a suspect in connection with the February 10, 2018 beating of 85-year-old Mi Reum Song.

On Saturday, February 10, 2018, at 1:25 p.m., Mi Reum Song was brutally struck in the face as she walked to the grocery store in the area of Olympic Boulevard and Vermont Avenue. Mrs. Song sustained significant injuries to her head and face as a result of the attack. Detectives assigned to the case located video from a local business that showed a person of interest running from the scene shortly after the crime was committed.

On Monday, February 12, 2018, a press conference was held at Olympic Community Police Station to request the assistance from the community in identifying the person of interest. Within hours, the Los Angeles Police Department received several tips that led to the identification of 41-year-old Richard Rene Colomo of Bell Gardens. Colomo is a male Hispanic, five-feet seven-inches tall, weighing 170 pounds.
The Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office reviewed the case on February 22, 2017 and filed one felony count of Elder Abuse causing Great Bodily Injury, a violation of Penal Code Section 368(B)(1). A warrant was issued for Colomo's arrest. Officers from Olympic Division located and arrested Colomo on February 27, 2018.

The Los Angeles Police Department would like to thank the community for their assistance in identifying the suspect of this heinous crime.

     
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