Street Racing Felony Hit and Run

Los Angeles: Los Angeles Police Department's South Traffic Division are asking for the public's help in providing any information that would lead to the identification of the suspect involved in a hit and run traffic collision which left two 9-year-old girls severely injured.

On December 9, 2018, around 8:55 p.m., the victim was turning south onto Hoover Street from westbound Florence Avenue when she was struck by a black Chevy Camaro that was racing a black Ford Mustang. Both vehicles were racing at a high rate of speed at the time of the collision. After the collision, the driver of the black Ford Mustang fled the scene without providing aid or identifying themselves, as required by law.

Los Angeles Fire paramedics responded and transported a 24-year-old female, two 9-year-old girls, and the driver of the racing Camaro, a 39-year-old male, to local hospitals with severe injuries.

The suspect's vehicle is a two door Black Ford Mustang with black rims, black rear wing spoiler, and possible light or tan interior.






Drivers are reminded that if they become involved in a collision, they should pull over and stop as soon as it is safe to do so, notify emergency services, and remain at the scene to identify themselves.

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 about this collision is asked to contact South Traffic Division, Detective Moreno or Detective Flannery at 323-421-2500 from 8 a.m., to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. After hours please contact South Traffic Division's Watch Commander at 323-421-2577. 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 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.


Man Murdered Under Local Freeway Overpass

Devonshire: The Los Angeles Police Department and Valley Bureau Homicide detectives are asking for the public's help in providing any information that would lead to the identification and arrest of the suspect(s) responsible for the murder of a 24-year-old male.

On November 24, 2018, around 6:50 a.m., Devonshire patrol officers responded to a radio call of a "Shooting Just Occurred" in the area of Plummer Street under the 405-Freeway overpass. When officers arrived, they found a 24-year-old male Hispanic suffering from gunshot wounds. The victim was found inside his tent.

The suspect is described as a heavy-set male Hispanic, who exited a silver or gray sedan, opened the tent and shot the victim several times. The suspect re-entered the vehicle and fled west on Plummer Street.

Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics responded and pronounced the victim dead at scene.

The motive of the shooting is not known and under investigation. The victim's name is being withheld pending the notification of next of kin.

Anyone with additional information is urged to contact Valley Bureau Homicide Detective John Doerbecker at (818) 374-9550. 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.


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Pacoima: On December 9, 2018, around 3:20 a.m., a 2000 Chevrolet truck was traveling eastbound Branford Street, just east of Telfair Avenue, when it collided with several parked vehicles, including a Ford Mustang that was parked at the south curb of Branford Street. The collision killed a man who was sleeping in the parked Mustang.

The driver of the Chevrolet fled the scene on foot, without identifying himself or rendering aid. Valley Traffic Division conducted an extensive investigation throughout the day, resulting in the identification and arrest of 35-year-old, resident of Pacoima, Reinaldo Vasquez Jr. for felony hit and run.
The public is reminded that anytime they are involved in a traffic collision they must stop as soon as it is safe to do so, render aid to injured parties and identify themselves.

The name of the deceased individual will not be released until next-of-kin have been notified. The circumstances surrounding the collision are still under investigation.

The City Council amended the Los Angeles Administrative Code and created a Hit and Run Reward Program Trust Fund in April 2015. 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 about this collision is asked to contact Valley Traffic Detective Avila at (818) 644-8034 or Officer Martinez at (818) 644-8022. 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 CrimeStoppers at 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 LAPDOnline.org, click on "webtips" and follow the prompts.


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Los Angeles: Detectives from the Los Angeles Police Department's Central 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 fatal hit and run collision.

On December 10, 2018, at approximately 3:40 a.m., a fatal Vehicle vs. Pedestrian Hit and Run Traffic Collision occurred on Vernon Avenue between Crocker Street and Towne Avenue in Newton Area.

The collision occurred when the victim, identified as Ana Tica, 33 years old, was walking westbound in the number one lane of Vernon Avenue just west of Towne Avenue. She was still in the number one lane when she was struck by a vehicle traveling westbound on Vernon Avenue. The vehicle stopped briefly then fled southbound on San Pedro Street from Vernon Avenue.

Los Angeles City Fire Department responded to the scene and administered medical attention to the victim. Despite lifesaving efforts, the victim was pronounced dead at the scene.

Video footage from a camera from a nearby business captured the hit and run vehicle just before the collision. A second video camera captured Ms. Tica's body coming to rest in the roadway as the suspect vehicle fled the scene.

The hit and run vehicle is described as a possible gray early 1990's Dodger Caravan or similar vehicle body type mini-van, with damage to the left front area. There was no driver description.

The video also captured a possible 2015 Mitsubishi Lancer or similar body type, with black door handles, drive into the video frame when the collision occurred. That same possible vehicle returned to the scene after the collision and drove away after a few minutes. Detectives would like to interview the occupants of that vehicle to assist us in identifying the hit and run vehicle and driver.

The investigation is being handled by detectives from Central Traffic Division. Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact the LAPD Central Traffic Division Detectives at (213) 833-3713, or the Central Traffic Division Watch Commander at (213) 486-3713. 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 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 LAPDOnline.org, click on "webtips" and follow the prompts.

Suspect's Vehicle


Witness's Vehicle
 

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Los Angeles: Los Angeles Police Department, Transit Services Detectives are asking for the public's help in finding 5-year-old, Lorenzo Capriccio.

On December 8, 2018, around 8:00 p.m., Police officers assigned to Transit Services Division working at Union Station were alerted to a child that was missing. The mother advised the child maybe with a family member in the San Diego area. San Diego Police Department was notified to be on the lookout.
Lorenzo is described as 3 feet 5 inches tall, brown eyes and short black hair.


Lorenzo Capriccio
If you have seen, or have any information regarding the whereabouts of this found child, please contact Transit Services Division Watch Commander, at (213) 922-1410 24/7 hours, as well as 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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Van Nuys: The Los Angeles Police Department and Valley Bureau Homicide detectives are asking for the public's help in providing any information that would lead to the identification and arrest of the suspect(s) responsible for the murder of 22-year-old Osvaldo Hernandez, a resident of the City of Van Nuys.

On December 6, 2018, around 9:40 p.m., Van Nuys patrol officers responded to a radio call of an "Assault with a Deadly Weapon Shots Fired" in the 7300 block of Vista Del Monte Avenue in the City of Van Nuys.

Upon arrival at scene, the officers found two victims suffering from multiple gunshot wounds.
Officers along with a concerned bystander rendered emergency medical aid by performing CPR on Hernandez until they were relieved by paramedics.

The Los Angeles Fire Department Paramedics responded and transported both victims to a local hospital where Hernandez died from his injuries and the second victim was in serious, but stable condition.

Valley Bureau Homicide Detectives were notified and responded to the scene. Preliminary investigation revealed that the victims were standing outside when they were approached by the suspects. The suspects without provocation, shot both victims multiple times before fleeing the area.

There is no suspect information and the investigation is still ongoing.

Anyone with additional information is urged to contact Valley Bureau Homicide Detective Dave Peteque at (818) 374-1934. 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.


Missing 34-Year-Old Female

Granada Hills: The family of Adriana Prado Figueroa and the Los Angeles Police Department's Missing Persons Unit are asking for the public's help in locating her.

Adriana was last seen on December 4, 2018, around 2:30 p.m., in the 17200 block of Los Alimos Street in the City of Granada Hills. She has not been seen since and her family is concerned that she has not been located.

Adriana is described as a 34-year-old female Hispanic with brown hair and brown eyes. She stands 5 feet tall and weighs approximately 135 pounds. She was last seen driving a grey 2015 Toyota Highlander SUV, with California license plate "7LZA334."

If you have seen, or have any information regarding the whereabouts of Adriana Prado Figueroa, please contact the Los Angeles Police Department's 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 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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Los Angeles: The Los Angeles Police Department Commercial Crimes Division Detectives are asking for the public's help in locating a person of interest in beer heist.

On Friday, November 30, 2018, Detectives received a phone call from the owner of delivery company from Turlock, California. The owner stated the person of interest, Jose Rodriguez, was hired to take the semi-truck to Van Nuys, California and pick up a load of beer.

Rodriguez completed the pick-up of the beer, and never completed the delivery. Over the weekend the owner had numerous text messages sent by Rodriguez, but the semi-truck was still missing.

Detectives received information late Sunday afternoon of the location of the truck. The truck was recovered in West Valley Division with the load of beer kegs. Detectives are requesting any information that would assist in locating Rodriguez.

Jose Jesus Rodriguez is described as a male, Hispanic, 5'07", 200 pounds, black hair, hazel eyes.

Anyone with information is asked to call Commercial Crimes Division Cargo/ Hijack, Detective Joe Chavez at (213) 486-6940 or (818) 832-7510. 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 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.


Jose Jesus Rodriguez


Recovered Kegs of Beer


Father of Child Arrested for Child Abuse Resulting in Death

South Los Angeles: The Los Angeles Police Department's Juvenile Division, Abused Child Section, is investigating the death of a 4-year-old female.

On December 2nd, officers and detectives responded to the Los Angeles County University of Southern California Medical Center (LAC-USCMC). They were requested after a 4-year-old female was transported there at 11:15 a.m. by ambulance. The victim was pronounced dead at the hospital. The victim had been transported from a residence in the 1500 block of east 42nd Street. Police were requested by the hospital staff.

Detectives initial investigation has led them to arrest the father of the victim, 23-year-old Charles Richard Lee. Lee has been arrested for a felony charge; child abuse resulting in death. Lee's booking number is 5487075. At this time, the investigation is on-going and is pending review by the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call the Abused Child Section, Juvenile Division, at (213)486-0570, from 6:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. 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 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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West and South Los Angeles: The Los Angeles Police Department's Robbery-Homicide Division Robbery detectives are asking for the public's help in providing any information that would lead to the identification and arrest of two suspects involved in a series of armed robberies.

Between November 6, 2018 to November 30, 2018, Los Angeles Police Department and Culver City Police Department have responded to a series of street robberies in which the same suspects robbed multiple victims of their wallets, jewelry and cellular telephones.

11/06/18 TUE DUNSMUIR AVE /COLISEUM 6:50 a.m
11/06/18 TUE 52ND W/O CRENSHAW 8:30 a.m
11/08/18 THUR URSULA AVE/TACANA 7:30 a.m
11/13/18 TUE COCO/PINAFORE 6:45 a.m
11/17/18 SAT 4550 W. PICO 7:15 a.m
11/17/18 SAT EXPOSITION/COCHRAN 2:00 p.m
11/20/18 TUE PINAFORE/GELBER 6:45 a.m
11/24/18 SAT 4550 W PICO 3:55 p.m
11/25/18 SUN EXPOSITION/DUNSMUIR 8:00 p.m
11/26/18 MON CRENSHAW/36TH 3:30 a.m
11/29/18 THURS 6000 SEPULVEDA 4:36 p.m
11/30/18 FRI PICO/RIMPAU 6:25 p.m
11/30/18 FRI WEST/12TH (ALLEY) 7:00 p.m


The two suspects exit their vehicle, approach and rob pedestrians of their valuables at gunpoint. One suspect is armed with a black revolver. The suspects also claim gang affiliation.

The suspects are a driving a white late model four-door Toyota Camry with paper plates, possibly with the word "GLENDALE".

Detectives have identified two males as persons of interest in these robberies.




GENDER RACE HAIR EYES HEIGHT WEIGHT AGE NAME
SUSP #1 MALE BLK BLK BRO 600 212 6/15/97 DIJON COOPER
SUSP #2 MALE BLK BLK BRO 506 140 3/15/87 NYE LEE

Anyone with additional information is urged to call Robbery-Homicide Division, Robbery Special Section Detectives Orlando Martinez or Tracey Benjamin, at (213) 486-6840.
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: Detectives from the Los Angeles Police Department's Robbery-Homicide Division (RHD), Special Assault Section (SAS), arrested 22-year-old Andres Pascual, a resident of the Los Angeles area, for Burglary and Rape in LAPD's Northeast Area.

On November 4, 2018, around 5:00 a.m., the victim was asleep in her apartment located in the 1800 block of Sunset Boulevard. The suspect entered her apartment building through the fire escape. Once inside, the suspect pried open the victim's bedroom window and sexually assaulted her as she slept. The suspect is unknown to the victim. The victim woke up and pushed him away. After the assault, the suspect exited through the front door.

On November 23, 2018, Andres Pascual surrendered to Rampart Division desk officers, identifying himself as the suspect wanted for the Northeast Hot Prowl/ Sexual Assault case. Robbery-Homicide detectives responded and took Pascual into custody.

On November 27, 2018, the District Attorney's office filed one count of 459 PC ~ First Degree Residential Burglary and one count of 261(a)(4) PC ~ Rape of an Unconscious Person.

Andres Pascual

Anyone with additional information is urged to call Detective D. Menifee, Robbery-Homicide Division, at (213) 485-2166. 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 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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Los Angeles: The Los Angeles Police Department's Major Crime Division detectives are releasing the arrestee information of the person responsible for an Assault with Deadly Weapon with a Vehicle which included a hate crime enhancement.

On November 23, 2018 at 9:35 p.m.,Mohamed Mohamed Abdi, was arrested for ADW with a Vehicle. He was booked on Saturday morning, November 24, 2018 at 3:50 a.m. and bail was set for $55,000.00. Abdi is a male, Black, 32 years old, black hair, brown eyes, 6 feet 2 inches tall and 180 pounds.


Mohamed Mohamed Abdi
Detectives have released Abdi photograph;if there are additional victims of crimes committed by Abdi they are encouraged to contact LAPD Major Crime Division 213-486-7220. 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.
 

Double Homicide in Westchester

Los Angeles: The Los Angeles Police Department's West Bureau Homicide Unit is investigating a fire that left two unidentified victims dead in Westchester.

On Saturday, November 17, 2018 around 9:04 a.m., the Los Angeles Fire Department (LAFD) responded to a structure fire at an apartment building in the 8600 block of Belford Avenue. When firefighters arrived, they observed citizens attempting to put out the fire from outside of the apartment. LAFD made entry and found two victims. Both were pronounced dead at the scene. There was evidence suggesting that both victims suffered gunshot wounds, and this case is being investigated as an Arson-Homicide.

Anyone with information on this homicide should contact West Bureau Homicide investigators at (213) 382-9470. 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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Van Nuys: The Los Angeles Police Department's Sexually Exploited Child Unit (SECU), Juvenile Division, has been involved in an investigation involving Scott Silva, a teacher at Birmingham Community Charter High School, in the city of Van Nuys.

SECU Detectives assumed investigative responsibility on November 1, 2018, after receiving a Suspected Child Abuse Report (SCAR) alleging inappropriate conduct by Mr. Silva.

On November 16, 2018, the Los Angeles City Attorney's Office filed multiple counts of Sexual Battery and Child Annoyance, and a warrant in the amount of $400,000 was issued for Silva's arrest. Mr. Silva was subsequently taken into custody, without incident.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call the Sexually Exploited Child Unit, Juvenile Division at (213) 486-0580, from 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. 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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Pacoima: The family of Jasmine Anguiano and the Los Angeles Police Department's Foothill Division are asking for the public's assistance in locating her.

On November 18, 2018, around 12:45 p.m., Jasmine was last seen near the 12700 block of Judd Street, in the City of Pacoima.

Jasmine is described as a 16-year-old female Hispanic with black hair and brown eyes. She stands 5 feet 4 inches tall and weighs around 100 pounds. Jasmine was wearing a black shirt and black overalls. Jasmine suffers from depression and anxiety. Jasmine has not been seen or heard from since and her family is concerned for her safety.

Jasmine Anguiano


If you have seen or have any information regarding the whereabouts of Jasmine Anguiano, please contact Foothill Division Watch Commander at (818) 756-8861. 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 in Harbor 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: The Los Angeles Police Department's (LAPD) Force Investigation Division is investigating an Officer-Involved-Shooting (OIS) that occurred in the Harbor Gateway area on Sunday night.

On Sunday, November 11, 2018, around 10:25 p.m., Metropolitan Division officers were traveling south on Halldale Avenue, near the Normandale Recreation Center. They heard possible gunfire in the area and drove up the apron of a driveway that led to the south parking lot of the recreation center. The officers observed two male Hispanic suspects walk from around a gymnasium building in their direction. At least one round fired by the suspects struck the police vehicle. Both officers exited and returned fire from behind their respective doors. One suspect was struck by gunfire and was taken into custody without incident. His weapon was recovered at scene. The second suspect fled the area and is still outstanding. It is unknown if the outstanding suspect was struck by gunfire. The suspect was booked for Attempted Murder of a Police Officer.

The gunshots originally heard by the officers were later determined to be related to an Assault With a Deadly Weapon (ADW) shooting that occurred on the opposite side of the gymnasium building. The two suspects allegedly approached a male and female Hispanic and fired several rounds in their direction. The female victim was struck in the lower leg and was transported to a local hospital.

Neither officer was injured during the incident.

Investigative efforts to identify the outstanding suspect are still ongoing and are being conducted by the Force Investigation Division Criminal Apprehension Team

LAPD's specialized Force Investigation Division (FID) responded to the scene and began interviewing witnesses and collecting forensic evidence. A representative from the Office of the Inspector General responded and monitored the crime scene 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 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 officers(s) was reasonable.

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.


Suspect Sexually Assaults Victim While She Slept

Los Angeles: The Los Angeles Police Department's Robbery Homicide Division is asking for the public's assistance in identifying a brazen sexual assault suspect.

On November 4, 2018, around 5:00 a.m., the victim was asleep in her apartment located in the 1800 block of Sunset Boulevard. The suspect utilized the fire escape to access the victim's bedroom window. The suspect then pried the window open, entered the bedroom and sexually assaulted the victim. The victim woke up and pushed the suspect away. After the assault, the suspect exited through the front door.

The suspect is described as a male Hispanic, black hair, brown eyes, 5 feet 5inches tall, 150 pounds, and is between 19-25 years of age with a clean shave. He was wearing a green jacket with an unknown logo on the front, dark pants, and black Adidas shoes.





Anyone with information is asked to call the Los Angeles Police Departments Robbery-Homicide Division at (213) 486-6910. 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.


Arrest Announcement of Michael Avenatti

Los Angeles: The Los Angeles Police Department West Los Angeles Detectives have arrested Mr. Michael Avenatti

On Wednesday, November 14, 2018, at 2:05 p.m., Michael Avenatti, 47-year-old resident of Los Angeles was placed under arrest, Booking # 5473086, for 273. 5 (a) PC Intimate Partner Violence at the 10000 block of Santa Monica Boulevard in Los Angeles.

Avenatti was booked for the above-mentioned charge on November 14, 2018, at 3:44 p.m., with bail amount set for $50,000.00

The case will be presented to the Los Angeles County District Attorney for prosecution.

Anyone with additional information is urged to call West Los Angeles Area Detectives at 310-444-1580. 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.


Robbery Suspects Wanted

Los Angeles: The Los Angeles Police Department's Van Nuys Division detectives are seeking the public's assistance to identify five suspects who committed an armed robbery.

On September 21, 2018, around 2:30 a.m., Van Nuys officers responded to a robbery call near the intersection of Ventura Boulevard and Van Nuys Boulevard. Five suspects left a local restaurant, walking past the victim as they exited. Three of the suspects returned, wearing hooded sweatshirts and approached the victim who was still inside the restaurant.

One suspect pointed a handgun at the victim while the second and third suspects removed the victim's property. After taking the victim's property, the three suspects entered a 2012-2014 white four-door Mercedes-Benz C-Class, driven by the fourth suspect, and fled the scene.

The fifth suspect was in a 2013-2017 white Infiniti QX70 (SUV), which was parked across the street from the awaiting white Mercedes-Benz during the robbery.

After the three suspects fled the scene in the white Mercedes-Benz, the white Infiniti SUV also fled the scene behind the white Mercedes-Benz.

The suspects are five male Blacks, 20-25 years-of-age.
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The involved 2 vehicles are described as follows:

The first vehicle is a 2012-2014 white Mercedes-Benz C-Class four-door with tinted windows.

The second vehicle is a 2013-2017 white Infiniti QX70 (SUV) with black wheels and tinted windows.

Anyone with information about the incident, especially the location or identity of the suspect, is asked to call Van Nuys Division Detective Cheun at 818-374-0081. 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 Gabriel Portillocampos and the Los Angeles Police Department's Missing Person's Unit are asking for the public's assistance in locating him.

On November 5, 2018, around 4:30 p.m., Gabriel was last seen at the bus stop at Martin Luther King Boulevard & Woodlawn Avenue in the City of Los Angeles. Gabriel Portillocampos is described as a 67-year-old male Hispanic with gray hair and brown eyes. He stands 5 feet 5 inches tall and weighs 160 pounds. He was wearing an orange T-shirt, blue jeans, and what is described as a black Panama hat. He has not been seen or heard from since being reported missing and his family is extremely concerned for his safety. 
 
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If you have seen or have any information regarding the whereabouts of Gabriel Portillocampos, 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.


Man Beaten and Left for Dead

Los Angeles: Los Angeles Police Department West Bureau Homicide detectives are asking for the public's help in providing any information that would lead to the identification and arrest of the suspects responsible for killing a man.

On Wednesday, November 7, 2018, around 9:10 p.m., Hollywood Division patrol officers responded to a radio call of an "Assault with a Deadly Weapon" in the 1000 block of North Serrano Avenue. Upon arrival, officers were directed to an unresponsive male adult victim on the rooftop of an apartment building.

Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics responded and pronounced the victim dead at scene. The death was caused by blunt force trauma.

Three male Hispanics, all wearing dark pants and no shirts, were seen walking away from the scene, south on Serrano Avenue.

The victim's name is being withheld, pending notification to next of kin.

Anyone with information is urged to call West Bureau Homicide detectives at 213-382-9470. 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 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.


Pedestrian Struck and Killed By Hit and Run Driver

Northridge: The Los Angeles Police Department Valley Traffic Division 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 fatal hit and run, killing a 59-year-old woman.

On November 8th, 2018 at around 9:25 p.m., the woman was crossing northbound Devonshire Street east of Balboa Boulevard outside of a marked crosswalk. As she crossed northbound Devonshire Street, she was struck by a black sport sedan going eastbound Devonshire Street.

The driver of the black sport sedan failed to stop and render aid, as required by law.

Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics responded to the scene and transported the victim to a local hospital where she later died from her injuries.

The victim is a resident of Lompoc, CA.

Drivers are reminded that if they become involved in a collision, they should pull over and stop as soon as it is safe to do so, notify emergency services, and remain at the scene to identify themselves.

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 about this collision is asked to contact Valley Traffic Investigator Takishita at 818-644-8116. 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 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: 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.

On Saturday, November 10, 2018, at about 1:05 a.m., a fatal traffic collision, vehicle versus pedestrian, occurred on Virgil Avenue and 1st Street.

An unidentified vehicle traveling southbound on Virgil Avenue collided with a pedestrian, running southbound Virgil Avenue, outside of the marked cross walk.

The Los Angeles City Fire Department responded. The pedestrian did not survive his injuries and was pronounced dead at scene.

The hit and run driver did not stop or render aid to the pedestrian as required by law.

Drivers are reminded that if they become involved in a collision, they should pull over and stop as soon as it is safe to do so, notify emergency services, and remain at the scene to identify themselves.

In addition, the pedestrian has not been identified.

The investigation is on-going and no further details are available at this moment.

West Traffic Detective Section, is conducting the follow-up investigation and can be reached 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.


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Koreatown: The Los Angeles Police Department and West Bureau Homicide detectives are investigating a shooting that left two people dead in Koreatown.

On Monday, November 12, 2018 at 4:20 a.m. LAPD Olympic Officers responded to a call of a shooting in the 400 block of Western Avenue.

When the officers arrived, they located a locked and secured marijuana dispensary.

Officers contacted a female employee of the dispensary. The employee stated that she was inside the dispensary, along with several customers, when she heard shots fired in the waiting room. The employee said that she and the customers inside, fled the location through the back door.

Officers made entry and located two shooting victims in the waiting room who were later pronounced dead at the scene.

This is an active investigation and the victims have not been identified.

Anyone with information on this murder is encouraged to contact West Bureau Homicide, investigators at 213-382-9470. 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. 


Shooting on a Busy Freeway

Fatal Shooting on a Busy Freeway in the Boyle Heights Area

Los Angeles: Los Angeles Police Department Hollenbeck Homicide detectives are asking for the public's help in providing any information that would lead to the identification and arrest of the suspect responsible for killing a man.

On Wednesday, November 7, 2018, around 5:55 a.m., a CHP officer observed a vehicle stopped along the left shoulder of the Soto Street on-ramp to the westbound 10 Freeway. The CHP officer stopped to investigate and discovered the motorist sitting in the driver's seat unresponsive with the motor running.

Hollenbeck officers responded to a radio call and were met by the Los Angeles Fire Department who had pronounced the victim dead at scene. The victim was driving westbound on the 10 Freeway at the Soto Street Exit, in a Toyota Corolla when he was shot by unknown suspect/s driving an unknown vehicle, possibly driving on the same freeway. The victim sustained a gunshot wound and died from his injuries at scene. The victim is described as a male Hispanic in his 50's.The motive for the shooting is unknown at this time.

Anyone with information is urged to contact Hollenbeck Homicide Detectives Alvarez and Manriquez at (323) 342-8964. 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 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.