LAPD and the FBI Capture Suspect Wanted for Murder NR19280jl

Studio City: Los Angeles Police Department's Valley Bureau homicide detectives and agents from the FBI announce the arrest of a murder suspect.

On October 2, 2019, around 7:00 p.m., LAPD officers from North Hollywood Division responded to an 'Assault with a Deadly Weapon' (ADW) radio call in the 6700 block of Tujunga Avenue. Upon arrival, officers determined that the victim and suspect had rented separate beds at the location (a hostile) and became involved in a lengthy argument. The dispute escalated to a physical altercation and the suspect produced a knife, stabbing the victim in the left leg. The suspect fled the scene in his black 2019 Nissan Sentra vehicle. The victim, identified as
31-year-old Noel Cabrera, was treated by Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics and transported to a local hospital where he died as a result of his injury.

Detectives from LAPD's Valley Bureau Homicide Division responded to the scene and discovered the victim had bled to death as a result of a single stab wound to the left leg. Detectives gathered vehicle and suspect information and ultimately obtained a search & arrest warrant for the suspect. Members of the LAPD & FBI Fugitives Task Force located the suspect in Studio City three days later where he had been living in his vehicle. The suspect, identified as 45-year-old William Rivera was arrested for murder pursuant to a Ramey warrant.
On October 8, 2019, the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office, Van Nuys Branch, filed one count of murder, 187(a)PC, against William Rivera.

Anyone with additional information is urged to call LAPD Valley Bureau Homicide, Detective G. Bucknell at (818) 374-9550. 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.


Possible Kidnapping: Seeking Five Persons of Interest NR19276jc

Mission: The Los Angeles Police Department's Robbery Homicide Division detectives and Mission Division's detectives are asking for the public's help in providing any information related to a possible kidnapping investigation.

On October 9, 2019, around 9:27 p.m., Los Angeles Police Department police officers responded to a radio call in the 13600 block of Fellows Avenue and their investigation revealed that a possible kidnapping had occurred. We are searching for four possible victims of a kidnapping and a fifth individual who may be the suspect in the abduction. The following information provides descriptions of the individuals involved and we would appreciate any information that would aid in locating them.

Esteban Lopez
Described as a 28-year-old male Hispanic standing at 5 feet 8 inches and weighing
180 lbs. He has a tattoo of, "Lopez" on his chest

Liliana Lopez
Described as a 29-year-old female Hispanic with brown hair and brown eyes, standing at 5 feet 2 inches, and weighing 135 lbs.

Jakob Cabrera
9-years-old

Steven Matthew Lopez
6-years-old

Stephana Lopez
5-years-old

Vehicles of interest are:

2007 Dark Grey Lexus 350 I.S, 4D, California license plate 7JOM377

1996 Lifted White Chevy Tahoe, black rims, California license plate 3RSR716




Esteban Lopez Liliana Lopez



1996 Chevrolet Tahoe (Lifted) 2007 Dark Grey Lexus 350 IS

** ACTUAL VEHICLE ** **NOT ACTUAL VEHICLE**



Anyone with information about the persons or vehicle of interest is asked to contact Robbery and Homicide Detective Chamberlain or Detective Arroyo at (213) 486-6840. 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.


Former LAPD Officer Arrested for Workers’ Compensation Fraud NR19275ti

Los Angeles: A former Los Angeles Police Officer was arrested today in the City of Manhattan Beach on a felony warrant for workers' compensation fraud.

Michael Simon, 39-year-old, of Redondo Beach, California, resigned from the Department in late 2016, after 12 years with the Department.

Investigators from the Los Angeles Police Department, Special Operations Division, working in partnership with the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Healthcare Fraud Division, as well as the Los Angeles City Attorney's Office, established probable cause to believe that Simon knowingly engaged in physical activities inconsistent with his claimed injury while off work on disability. Simon received pay and benefits that he was not entitled to. Simon was booked in Los Angeles County for one count of Grand Theft, a violation of California Penal Code, Section 487 (A), and two counts of Worker's Compensation Fraud, a violation of California's Insurance Code, Section 1871.4 (A) (1). Michael's booking number is 5768707 and his bail is set at 40,000 dollars.

The LAPD's Workers Compensation Fraud Unit was expanded in late 2008 to investigate workers' compensation fraud and other allegations involving abuse of benefits by City employees. The goal of the Department is to aggressively investigate fraud and abuse of benefits within the workers' compensation system. As of January 2018, the Workers' Compensation Fraud Unit has made six arrests of Department employees for workers' compensation fraud.


Statements on Fair and Constitutional Policing NR19273ti

The Los Angeles Police Department is committed to fair and constitutional policing. We strive to ensure our stops and searches are lawful and done in a manner that builds community trust. Should we fall short of that standard we move quickly to take corrective action, including discipline when appropriate.

Regarding the LA Times analysis of some of our stop and search data, we do not believe the information provided tells a complete story. While the numbers presented reflect racial disparities when compared to the proportions of residential population, they do not define or describe the circumstances of each stop or search. As the LA Times has previously reported, the disparities neither prove nor disprove racial profiling or other improper action by the Department or individual officer involved.

It is our expectation that every contact with the public is conducted in a lawful and respectful manner, based on reasonable suspicion or consent regardless of race or ethnicity. The Department responds to and investigates any instance in which a motorist believes the officers' actions were improper. Additionally, our uniform personnel now have body-worn cameras which provides all involved the ability to later review the facts and circumstances of any stop or search.

Policing Los Angeles requires the flexibility to respond to changing criminal activity and for the ability to deploy resources into communities that are being victimized. We are mindful that these heightened responses may create anxiety at times for portions of communities that may already feel "over-policed." Most recently we have taken steps to more actively manage the actual number of personnel in some of these neighborhoods to avoid the perception of a constant over-deployment. Additionally, we have reinforced expectations that each stop be conducted in a manner demonstrating our respect for the communities we serve.

A sense of safety by our communities is built on trust. Trust that each action of an officer is fair and constitutional. The Department has no tolerance for any officer that would use race as a basis for a stop or search.


61-Year-Old Killed in Fatal Hit and Run Traffic Collision NR19271ml

Los Angeles: Detectives from the 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
and arrest of the suspect involved in a fatal hit and run collision.

On October 6, 2019, at approximately 3:40 a.m., an unknown vehicle traveling southbound Figueroa Street, collided with a pedestrian who was crossing eastbound Manchester Boulevard at Figueroa Street on the south side crosswalk.

After being struck, the victim laid motionless on the ground and was struck a second time by a silver Chevy Traverse whom remained at scene.

The unknown vehicle fled the scene, failing to stop and render aid after striking the pedestrian.

The victim died at scene. The victim was identified as Wardell Nelson Jr. 61-years-old, from Los Angeles.

Drivers are reminded that if they become involved in a collision, they should stop, 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 $50,000 is available to community members that 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 Gonzales, at 323-421-2500 from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. 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.


Rape Suspect Arrested NR19272ml

Los Angeles: Detectives from the Los Angeles Police Department's Southwest Division have released a photo of a suspect charged in two sexual assault cases in the hope of identifying other victims.

The first reported incident occurred in October 2018. The victim consumed alcoholic drinks inside of a night club in West Hollywood. The victim left the night club alone, and intoxicated.

The suspect approached the victim, and offered a ride home at a fare lower than rideshare services. The intoxicated victim agreed, and subsequently lost consciousness on the way home due to level of intoxication. When the victim regained consciousness, in the back seat of the vehicle being sexually assaulted by the suspect.

The second reported incident involved a different victim attending the same night club in September 2019. The victim attended the club with friends and consumed alcoholic beverages inside of the club. The victim left the club alone and intoxicated.

The victim had lapses of awareness, and recalled being in the suspect's vehicle after leaving the club. The victim lost consciousness in the suspect's vehicle, and awoke to the sexual assault.


During the investigations, both victims identified Dayvid Sherman. In both incidents, Sherman was providing transportation services in a large Black SUV.

On October 3, 2019 at 11:35 a.m., LAPD detectives have arrested Dayvid Sherman for 261 (a) (3) PC, Rape of an Intoxicated Person a felony, Bail Set at $200,000.00.

Sherman is described as a 48-year-old, male, Black, black hair, brown eyes, and standing at 6 feet 2 inches tall.

Anyone with additional information regarding Dayvid Sherman or any additional victims are asked to call Southwest Area Detective Javier Orijel, at (323) 290-2976. 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). Tipster 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.


Critical Missing 12-Year-Old NR19265ml

Los Angeles: The family of Benjamin Morales and the Los Angeles Police Department's Olympic Area are asking for the public's assistance in locating him.

On September 28, 2019 at 8:30 p.m., Benjamin was last seen leaving his home located at the 500 block of South Gramercy Place in Los Angeles.

Benjamin is described as a 12-year-old, male Hispanic, with black hair, and brown eyes. He stands at 5 feet 2 inches tall and weighs approximately 115 pounds. Benjamin was seen wearing a red shirt, blue shorts, no shoes.


Destiny Gonzalez

If you have seen or have any information regarding the whereabouts of Benjamin Morales, please contact, Olympic Area at 213-382-9027. 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.


Detectives Seeking Additional Victims of a Latin Lotto Scam NR19263dm

Los Angeles: On September 26, 2019, detectives from the Los Angeles Police Department's (LAPD) Commercial Crimes Division, Major Theft Task Force (MTTF), arrested three suspects for 487(A) PC, Grand Theft. The suspects had just completed a complex "Latin Lotto" scam on an unwitting 65-year-old victim. The suspects traveled through neighborhoods in the city of Long Beach looking for elderly female Hispanics walking alone. Once a potential victim was spotted, a female suspect would walk up and engage the victim in conversation. The suspect asks for help cashing a winning lottery ticket. A second suspect then walks up from the other direction and joins in the scam. The male suspect usually remained out of sight of the victim and would act as the "lottery commissioner" on the phone who would "validate" the winning lottery ticket. The suspects would convince the victim to retrieve money and jewelry from her house or bank as "good faith" money needed to cash the winning ticket. After leaving the bank, the suspects would then find a ruse to get the victim out of their vehicle and drive away with her money.

MTTF officers surveilled this crew for several days as they traveled through numerous cities including Pacoima, North Hollywood, San Fernando, El Monte, Ontario, Pico Rivera, and Long Beach. In each city they circled neighborhoods until they observed an older female Hispanic walking alone, where they would then start dropping off suspects at either end of the block to approach the intended target. This scam is purposely complicated, designed to keep the victim confused until they can talk her into retrieving money or jewelry to get the "big winnings," from which the victim is promised to make a large sum of money.
The male suspect in this crew, Tito Lozada, is suspected in another lotto scam in the city of San Diego, where the victim was held against her will for a period of time in the suspect vehicle before being released. This crew worked several days a week from late morning to early evening. It is highly likely there are more victims of their scam that we have not yet identified.


Mercedes Montanez
Booking #5757651


Luisa Camargo
Booking #5757594


Tito Lozada
Booking #5757640


Anyone with information is urged to contact Detective Carol Mosher, Commercial Crimes Division, Major Theft Task Force, at (213) 486-6963. 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.

 
 

Critical Missing 65-Year-Old Female NR19260ml

Van Nuys: The family of Maria Lopez and detectives from the Los Angeles Police Department's Van Nuys Division are asking for the public's help in locating her.

Lopez was last seen on September 25, 2019, around 3:00 p.m., walking away from the care facility where she resides. The facility is located on the 15200 block of Sherman Way in Van Nuys.

Lopez is described as a 65-year-old female Hispanic with brown hair and brown eyes. She was last seen wearing a black skirt with horizontal white stripes and blue jeans.

Lopez's is diagnosed with Alzheimer's, and her family is concerned for her safety. She stands 4 feet 11 inches tall and weighs approximately 170 pounds.

Maria Lopez

If you have seen, or have any information regarding the whereabouts of Maria Lopez, please contact Van Nuys Watch Commander at (818) 374-9500. 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.


Arrest Made In Encino Assault NR19258jc

Los Angeles: Los Angeles Police Department's West Valley Area Sexual Assault Unit Detectives have arrested a suspect for Assault with a Deadly Weapon in connection to an attack that occurred on September 22, 2019. The attack occurred when the victim, a 51-year-old realtor, was approached by the suspect during an open house and was violently struck and knocked to the ground. The suspect was also arrested for multiple counts of Sexual Battery related to additional crimes already being investigated.

Thanks to critical information received from the public, investigators identified the suspect as Alen Karaboghosian, a 45-year-old resident of Encino. On September 25, 2019, plain-clothes investigators from Gang and Narcotics Division assisted in a surveillance operation which ultimately led to the detention and arrest of Alen Karaboghosian. Since his arrest, additional victims have recognized Alen Karaboghosian and have come forward to report being the victim of additional physical or sexual assaults. The case will be presented to the Los Angeles District Attorney later this week.

Anyone with information, including possible additional victims, are urged to call Detective Katherine Gosser, Los Angeles Police Department, West Valley Area Sexual Assault Unit, at (818) 374-7717 or (818) 374-7730. 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.

Suspect 1: Alen Karaboghosian Booking No.: 5755884 - Assault with a Deadly Weapon


Hollywood Detectives Investigate Cell Phone Thief NR19257ti

Hollywood: Los Angeles Police Department, Hollywood Burglary detectives announce the arrest of 22-year-old, Nicolas David Jaramillo-Carbon for grand theft.

On Sunday, September 22, 2019, around 6:20 p.m., Hollywood patrol officers arrested Jaramillo-Carbon near the area of 6000 block of Hollywood Boulevard for receiving stolen property after he was discovered with five cell phones, two of which had just been stolen from patrons of a Hollywood area club.

The Hollywood area is home to numerous bars, cocktail lounges and nightclubs. Oftentimes, customers are distracted by their surroundings and find themselves easy prey for thieves, pick-pockets and other criminals. The Los Angeles Police Department strongly encourages club guests to maintain their situations awareness and to always monitor their possessions.

Detectives are seeking additional information from possible victims and other establishments that may have been victimized.

Anyone with information is urged to call Hollywood Burglary Detective Denise Vasquez at (213) 972-2926 or 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (877-527-3247). 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.lapdonloine.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 NR19256ll

Los Angeles: The family of Endya Williams and detectives from the Los Angeles Police Department's Detective Support and Vice Unit are asking for the public's help in locating her.

Williams was last heard from on January 12, 2019, in the Los Angeles Area. Williams is a graduate from USC and is originally from St. Louis and has not had any contact with her family since August of 2018.

Williams is described as a 27-year-old Female African American with black hair and brown eyes. She stands 5 feet 8 inches tall and weighs approximately 110 pounds.

Endya Williams


If you have seen, or have any information regarding the whereabouts of Endya Williams, please contact Missing Person's Unit detectives 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 online tip. Lastly, tipsters may also download the, "P3 Tips" mobile application and select the LA Regional Crime Stoppers as their local program.


Critical Missing 47-Year-Old Male NR19254dm

Los Angeles: The family of Sung Kim and detectives from the Los Angeles Police Department's Detective Support and Vice Unit are asking for the public's help in locating him.

Sung was last seen on September 17, 2019, around 8:00 a.m., walking away from the care facility where he resides. The facility is located on the 1300 block of South Vermont Avenue. Sung's mental condition is poor, and his family is concerned for his safety.

Sung is described as a 47-year-old male Asian with black hair and black eyes. He stands 5 feet 1 inch tall and weighs approximately 125 pounds.

Sung Kim


If you have seen, or have any information regarding the whereabouts of Sung Kim, please contact Missing Person's Unit detectives 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 online tip. Lastly, tipsters may also download the, "P3 Tips" mobile application and select the LA Regional Crime Stoppers as their local program.


Homicide in Tarzana NR19255dm

Tarzana: Detectives from the Los Angeles Police Department's Valley Bureau Homicide are asking for the public's help in providing any information that would lead to the identification
and arrest of the suspects involved in the murder of a 24-year-old man.

On September 21, 2019, at 10:40 p.m., West Valley Area patrol officers responded to a radio call of an "Ambulance Shooting" on the 18200 block of Sugarman Street in Tarzana. Upon arrival, the officers observed the victim, laying on the ground suffering from multiple gunshot wounds.

Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics responded and transported the victim to a local hospital where he later died.

Detective's preliminary investigation determined the victim and his friend arrived at the location when they were approached by three male Black suspects. The suspects demanded their property and, in the process, shot the victim multiple times. The suspects fled in an unknown vehicle.

The name of the victim is being withheld pending next of kin notification.

Anyone with information is urged to contact Detective Steve Castro, Valley Bureau Homicide,
at (818) 374-1925. 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.


Arrest made in Granada Hills Murder NR19250ll

Los Angeles: On September 12, 2019, Homicide detectives from the Los Angeles Police Department's (LAPD) Operations Valley Bureau served a series of search warrants in Simi Valley, Granada Hills, and Mission Hills in conjunction with the July 22, 2019, murder of 24-year-old Cheyenne Brown.
Brown had arrived home from work at the 16600 block of Chatsworth Street in Granada Hills, when she was gunned down next to her vehicle. Witnesses described a full-size truck fleeing the location after the shooting. Brown left behind a two-year-old daughter.

Detectives arrested 24-year-old Javier Flores at his residence on Jefferson Way in Simi Valley.
On September 16, 2019, the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office filed murder charges on Flores. He is due to be arraigned in Superior Court.

Anyone with information is urged to call Detective Jay Haggis, Los Angeles Police Department, Operations Valley Bureau Homicide, at (818) 374-9550. 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.


Suspect who Murdered and Set Victim on Fire Wanted NR19249ti

Encino: The Los Angeles Police Department's Robbery-Homicide Division is seeking the public's help in identifying both the victim and the suspect of murder.

During the early morning hours of September 10, 2019, detectives assigned to Robbery-Homicide Division, Homicide Special Section were notified of a fire-related death investigation that occurred within the Los Angeles River Basin adjacent to 6400 Balboa Boulevard. A badly charred body had been placed in a shopping cart and left abandoned. In addition to the burned body, detectives were informed that Los Angeles City Fire Department personnel had responded earlier in the morning to a reported brush fire that was a short distance east of where the decedent's body was later recovered. The assigned Robbery Homicide Division investigative teams, along with Los Angeles City Fire Department Arson investigators created two independent crime scenes, both were within the large perimeter of Balboa Park.

On September 13, 2019, the decedent's remains were examined at the Los Angeles County Department of Medical Examiner's Office. The results of which determined the decedent died as a result of homicide. The decedent's identity remains unknown and will remain identified as John Doe #225 until further.

It is not known if the victim was a transient, or if he came into the area for another reason and was murdered. This incident has no apparent connection to any other recent arson related incidents or homicides in the City.

Anyone with information, please contact Detective II Matthew Casalicchio, or Detective III Tim Marcia, Robbery-Homicide Division, Homicide Special Section, at (213) 486-6890. During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to (323) 421-2577 or 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.


Felony Counts Filed Against Three Suspects NR19247ml

Los Angeles: The Los Angeles Police Department's Commercial Crimes Division, White Collar Crimes Unit, investigation resulted in a total of 53 felony counts filed against three suspects.

The investigation began when the elderly victim discovered that her name was forged on property title in July 2016, via a fraudulent Power of Attorney. This enabled the suspect(s) the ability to convey or transact on behalf of the victim without her knowledge.

With a fraudulent power of attorney, the suspect(s) sold the property to a co-conspirator who purchased the property with funds obtained from a loan. The money from the fraudulently obtained loan was sent to the suspects.

Ultimately the investigation revealed the three suspects conspired to steal money from the victim by benefitting from the fraudulent Power of Attorney, sale of the property, and fraudulent loan against the victim's property.

This was done without the victim's knowledge or permission. The suspects were charged with Multiple Counts of 530(A) PC Identity Theft, 470(A) PC Forgery, 115(A) PC Forged Instrument, 487(A) PC Grand Theft, and 186.10(A) PC Money Laundering,

Anyone with information about this crime or the suspects whereabouts is asked to contact Commercial Crimes Division at (213) 486-5910. 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.


Darwin Laroy Quinn
22 felony counts Bail set at $410,000



Shante Deshon Newton
22 felony counts Bail set at $460,000



Kimberly Diane Jones
9 felony counts Bail set at $290,000


Identity Theft Suspect Arrested NR19245rc

Los Angeles: The Los Angeles Police Department Commercial Crimes Division detectives are asking for the public's help in locating additional identity theft victims of 36- year-old James Shannon.

On September 10, 2019, LAPD investigators from the Commercial Crimes Division arrested James Shannon also known as James Sannon for identity theft. The investigation was initiated when the suspect attempted to buy Clippers season tickets using a victim's bank information.

During the investigation, it was determined the suspect worked at various prominent medical facilities.

While at work, he had access to the personal information of many victims. It is unknown at this time in the investigation whether the suspect had legitimate medical credentials, certification or a license.

James Shannon


Anyone with information about this incident is urged to call Commercial Crimes Division Detective Brian Calicchia at (213) 486-5920. 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.lapdonloine.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.


Major Distributor Arrested for Selling Counterfeit Products On eBay and Offer-Up NR19246ml

Los Angeles: The Los Angeles Police Department's Commercial Crimes Division, Intellectual Property Crimes Unit (IPCU), in collaboration with the Los Angeles County Sheriff Department's Counterfeit and Piracy Enforcement Team (CAPE), served a multi-2 location search warrants in the City of La Habra/Fullerton.

The suspects were major distributors in the City/County of Los Angeles. Investigators conducted several undercover buys/surveillances and determined the suspects were sellers on eBay and other social media platforms.

The suspect had over 30 different user accounts on eBay deceiving unknowingly consumers of counterfeit name brand facial cosmetics. None of the counterfeit products recovered had been tested to meet US safety standards and could pose a risk to anyone using these products.

Officers arrested Conner Blount 26-year-old from La Habra for 350(a)PC - Felony Trademark Violation. Officers recovered approximately $100,000.00 in cash and over $250,000.00 in counterfeit merchandise.

Counterfeit merchandise recovered: Yeti mugs, name brand cosmetics, and G-Shock watches.

Anyone with information about this crime is asked to contact Commercial Crimes Detectives at (213) 486-5940. 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 "P-3 Tips" mobile application and select the LA Regional Crime Stoppers as their local program.


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Northridge: The Los Angeles Police Department Valley Bureau Homicide is investigating a Murder Suicide that left three dead in Northridge.

On September 11, 2019, around 9:00 a.m., the Los Angeles Police Department Devonshire Area Patrol Officers responded to 9600 block of Vanalden Avenue for an Assault with a Deadly Weapon Shots Fired call.
When officers arrived, they discovered three dead inside the residence. All sustained fatal gunshot wounds. A lone survivor was discovered across the street at a neighbor's residence.

The investigation ultimately revealed that 60-year-old Eric Lertzman, had shot and killed his wife Sandra in their master-bedroom. He then walked across the hall where he attempted to shoot a female adult. She escaped and locked herself in the hallway bathroom.

Eric then shot and killed his 19-year-old son, Michael. During this time, the female adult escaped through the bathroom window and ran to a neighbor's residence. Eric returned to the master-bedroom where he turned the weapon on himself, ending his own life.

The motive behind this tragic murder/suicide is still under investigation, but investigators believe the recent loss of a loved one and on-going health issues played significant roll.

The identity of the surviving victim is being withheld.

Anyone with additional information is urged to call Detective Maokley, Los Angeles Police Department, Valley Bureau Homicide, at (818) 374-1975. Anonymous tips can be called into Crimestoppers at (800) 222-TIPS (8477), or by texting 274637 (C-R-I-M-E-S on most keypads) with a cell phone. All text messages should begin with the letters "LAPD." Online tips may be placed at www.LAPDOnline.org, click on "webtips" and follow the prompts.


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Los Angeles: The family of Jimmie Fort and detectives from the Los Angeles Police Department's Missing Persons Unit are asking for the public's help in locating her.

Jimmie was last seen on September 6, 2019, at 6:00 p.m., at her residence in the 200 block of South Bonnie Brae Street. Her family is concerned for her safety.

Jimmie is described as an 88-year-old female Black with gray hair and black eyes. She stands
5 feet tall and weighs 170 pounds. Jimmie was last seen wearing a light blue gown, one black shoe, and one blue shoe.


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If you have seen, or have any information regarding the whereabouts of Jimmie Fort, please contact Missing Person's Unit Detectives 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 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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South Los Angeles: Detectives from the Los Angeles Police Department's South Traffic Division are asking for the public's help in locating the driver involved in a hit and run traffic collision that left a 65-year-old male dead.

On September 9, 2019 around 10:25 p.m., the victim was crossing northbound Century Blvd just west of Main Street. He was struck by a sedan possibly a Honda, traveling westbound Century Blvd. The driver of the vehicle failed to stop, render aid to the injured pedestrian and fled the scene

Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics responded and transported the victim to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.

The victim's identity is being withheld pending notification to his family.

Drivers are reminded that if they become involved in a collision, they should stop, 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. After hours please contact South Traffic Division's Watch Commander at 323-421-2577. 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 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 that left a man dead.

On August 29, 2019, around 5:50 a.m., a dark blue 2015 Infiniti Q70L was traveling westbound on Pico Boulevard at a high rate of speed. A second vehicle, described as a grey SUV, was also traveling westbound Pico Boulevard at a high rate of speed. The Infiniti lost control and ran off the road, colliding with a building at the northwest corner of Pico Boulevard and Crest Drive. The driver of the grey SUV did not stop, render aid, and identify him/herself as required by law. The case is under investigation, and it has not been determined if the collision was related to street racing or a road rage incident.

Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics responded and pronounced the driver of the Infiniti dead at scene. There were no other occupants in the vehicle.

The driver of the Infiniti has not been identified. Next of kin will be notified pending the investigation of the Los Angeles County Medical Examiner.

Drivers are reminded that if they become involved in a collision, they should stop, 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 $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 Detective Sasaki
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 callthe 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.


Detectives Seeking Additional Victims of a Serial Sexual Assault Suspect

Los Angeles: On May 09, 2019, detectives from the Los Angeles Police Department's (LAPD) North Hollywood area, working together with the LAPD/U.S. Marshalls Fugitive Task Force, arrested Allen Dante Villarreal. He was identified through his DNA for at least two sexual assaults in the San Fernando Valley. One sexual assault of a minor occurred in 2018 within LAPD's Topanga area, and a subsequent 2019 sexual assault occurred in the LAPD North Hollywood area. Villarreal was also identified as a suspect in a 2012 sexual assault of a minor in the state of Ohio.

Villarreal would initially contact his victims on the street and would later sexually assault them. The victims did not know Villarreal. The identified victims ranged between 15-23 years of age at the time of the commission of the sexual assaults.

The investigation has revealed that Villarreal may have been transient over various time periods within the past few years. He has been known to frequent and/or stay in the following areas within the County of Los Angeles: Santa Monica, Hollywood, San Fernando Valley, Compton, Carson and West LA.
Villarreal recently obtained a tattoo on his face but did not have one during the known sexual assaults. He has been known to have short hair or short dread-lock style haircuts.

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The cases were presented to, and reviewed by, the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office. On April 26, 2019, felony charges were filed against Villarreal in case #LA090402. On September 04, 2019, additional felony charges were filed against Villarreal for sexual offenses in case #LA091188. Both pending criminal cases continue to be handled by the Victim Impact Unit (V.I.P.) of the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office, Van Nuys Branch.

Law Enforcement believes that he is possibly involved in additional sexual assaults throughout the City of Los Angeles and surrounding areas. Anyone with information is urged to contact Detective John Perez, North Hollywood Sexual Assault Unit, at (818)754-8429. 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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Tujunga: Detectives from the Los Angeles Police Department's Valley 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 that killed a 55-year-old resident of Tujunga.

On Friday, August 23, 2019, around 2:15 a.m., the victim was riding his bicycle westbound on Foothill Boulevard at Oro Vista Avenue. A possible older model, white Toyota Prius, struck the victim while also travelling westbound on Foothill Boulevard. The victim was ejected from his bicycle in a westbound direction, colliding with a parked vehicle. The driver did not stop, render aid, and identify him/herself as required by law.

Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics responded and transported the victim to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.

There is no suspect description. The suspect's vehicle is likely to have damage to the right front passenger's side.

The victim's identity is being withheld pending notification to his family.

Drivers are reminded that if they become involved in a collision, they should stop, 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 $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 Officer J. Takishita, Valley Traffic Division, 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.