Our LAPD Story Podcast

The LAPD is the third largest police department in the country, tasked with policing the second largest city in America, Los Angeles. With around 10,000 sworn police officers and nearly 3000 civilian employees, the LAPD is microcosm of the city it serves. Every member of our LAPD family has a voice, and every voice has a story. This is the first ever Podcast produced by the Los Angeles Police Department, and each episode aims to share some of these stories that make up the fabric of our Department. From calls for service, to moments that changed lives forever. This is Our LAPD Story.


Critical Missing 13-Year-Old Female

Pacoima: The family of Destiny Gonzalez and the Los Angeles Police Department's Foothill Area are asking for the public's assistance in locating her.

On June 4, 2019 at 11 a.m., Destiny was last seen leaving her home through the rear gate and entering an awaiting vehicle in the alley near the 11700 block of Glenoaks Boulevard.

Destiny is described as a 13-year-old, female Hispanic, with black hair, and brown eyes. She stands at 5 feet 3 inches tall and weighs approximately 110 pounds. Destiny was seen wearing a black sweater with white letters, and light colored blue jeans.

If you have seen or have any information regarding the whereabouts of Destiny Gonzalez, please contact, Foothill Area at (818) 834-3115. During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (877-527-3247). Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call the LA Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477) or go directly to www.lacrimestoppers.org. Tipsters may also visit ww.lapdonline.org, and click on "Anonymous Web Tips" under the "Get Involved-Crime Stoppers" menu to submit an onlinetip. Lastly, tipsters may also download the "P3 Tips" mobile application and select the LA Regional Crime Stoppers as their local program.


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Reseda: The Los Angeles Police Department's Valley Bureau Homicide Detectives are seeking the public's assistance in identifying the suspect responsible for the shooting death of a man in Reseda.
On June 12, 2019, at about, 4:28 a.m., Los Angeles Police Department West Valley Area Uniformed Patrol Officers responded to a radio call of a "Shots Fired Investigation" at the 18700 block of Vanowen Street in the City of Reseda.

Upon officers arrival, they located the victim lying on the south sidewalk. The victim was unconscious and not breathing. The Los Angeles City Fire Department Paramedics responded and pronounced the victim deceased at scene.

Preliminary investigation revealed that the victim was approached on foot by the suspect as he stood on the sidewalk. The suspect produced a handgun and fired several shots striking the victim causing his death. The suspect fled the area in an unknown type vehicle.

The victim is a documented gang member of a local San Fernando Valley Hispanic gang. The victim is described as a thirty-six-year-old male Hispanic transient. The victim's identity is not being released until notification of family.

Anyone with additional information is urged to call Detective Dave Peteque, Los Angeles Police Department, Valley Bureau Homicide, 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 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.


Suspects Arrested in Porter Ranch Triple Homicide

On February 18, 2019, at 3:50 p.m, Los Angeles Police Department Devonshire Division officers responded to a radio call of shots fired at a residence in the 20300 Block of Via Galileo, a gated community in Porter Ranch.  Upon arrival, officers discovered three men shot inside the residence.  Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics pronounced all three men dead at scene due to gunshot wounds.  

The victims were identified as Gary Davidson, 39 years of age, a resident of the house on Via Galileo, Benny Lopez, 46 years of age, a resident of Anaheim, California, and Jesus Perez, 34 years of age, a resident of Perris, California

Robbery-Homicide Division (RHD) assumed investigative responsibility for the homicide investigation.  Over the past three and a half months, RHD detectives worked closely with the Maryland State Police, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and the United States Postal Inspectors Service to identify the persons responsible for the murders.  On June 5, 2019, arrest and search warrants were served in Baltimore County, Maryland, and Durham, North Carolina.   

Travis Reid, 40 years of age, and a resident of Randallstown, Maryland, was arrested on three counts of murder with special circumstances.  He is being held in Maryland, without bail, pending extradition to Los Angeles.  Chaquetta Cook, 40 years of age, and a resident of Baltimore, Maryland, was arrested for one count of murder and is being held on $2,000,000 bail in Maryland, pending extradition to Los Angeles.  Kenneth Peterson, 40 years of age, and a resident of Durham, North Carolina was arrested for three counts of murder with special circumstances and is being held without bail in Maryland, pending extradition to Los Angeles.  

Anyone with information is asked to Robbery-Homicide Division at 213-486-6850.  During non-business hours, or on weekends, calls should be directed to the Central Traffic Division Watch Commander at (213) 833-3746 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 onlinetip.  Lastly, tipsters may also download the “P3 Tips” mobile application and select the LA Regional Crime Stoppers as their local program.  


High Speed Vehicle Hits and Kills Motorcyclist

North Hollywood: The Los Angeles Police Department's Valley Traffic Division detectives are investigating a traffic collision that resulted in one fatality.

On June 6, 2019, around 5:25 a.m., a 2004, red, Audi A4 was traveling southbound Vineland Avenue at a high rate of speed when it rear-ended a motorcycle stopped southbound Vineland Avenue and Vanowen Street waiting at the red light. The force of the collision caused the motorcyclist to be ejected in a southwest direction and collide with the roadway. The red Audi continued southbound Vineland Avenue and collided with several parked vehicles along the west curb causing one of the parked vehicles to overturn before the Audi came to rest and caught on fire. The Audi driver walked away from the scene and was followed by citizens where she was subsequently detained.

Los Angeles Fire Department responded to the scene and transported the female Audi driver to a local hospital where she was treated for minor injuries. The Audi driver has been identified as Jessica Martinez, 24 years-old, resident of North Hollywood. She was subsequently arrested and booked at Van Nuys Jail for 187(A) PC-Murder.

The motorcyclist died because of the injuries sustained from the collision. He appeared to be a Male, Asian, 20 to 25 years-old. His name will not be released until next-of-kin has been notified.

Drivers are reminded that they must obey the rules of the road. Never drive under the influence of alcohol or any drug. Driving under the influence, reckless driving carries serious consequences and will not be tolerated in the City of Los Angeles

Anyone with information about this collision is asked to contact Valley Traffic Officer 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 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.


Fatal Hit and Run Truck Driver Kills Bicyclist

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Update

The driver has been identified and is cooperating with the investigation. The investigation is ongoing.



Los Angeles: 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 driver involved in a hit and run collision that killed 24-year-old Jaime Ramirez, a resident of Maywood.

On May 31, 2019, around 9:30 p.m., the bicyclist was traveling southbound Lorena Street approaching 8th Street and was splitting lanes between the vehicles. As the bicyclist approached 8th Street, he was unable to maintain control of his bicycle, fell onto the street, and was struck by a 40-foot box trailer's tires.

The driver of the semi-truck failed to stop, identify themselves and render aid. A witness followed the truck and photographed the License Plate of the trailer, License No. 4MY4587. Detectives attempted to locate the registered owner of the trailer, however, they were not successful.

The Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics responded and pronounced Ramirez dead at scene.

The semi-truck is an unknown make and model, all white, with a sleeper cab, and the rims are white. The 40-foot box trailer appears to be all white. The semi-truck and trailer did not have any obvious company logos.

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 is asked to contact the Central Traffic Division Detectives at (213) 833-3713. 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 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 Hit and Run Traffic Collision

Los Angeles: Detectives from the Los Angeles Police Department's Central Traffic Division are asking for the public's help in locating the suspect involved in a hit and run traffic collision.

On May 19, 2019, around 11:25 p.m., the driver of a dark blue Honda Accord collided with a pedestrian crossing Hollywood Boulevard, just east of Vermont Avenue. The driver fled the scene without rendering aid and identifying herself.

Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics responded to the location and transported the victim to a local hospital with severe injuries.

The suspect is described as a female White, over 30 years of age, with dark hair and brown eyes. She stands between 5 feet 2 inches and 5 feet 4 inches tall and weighs approximately 130-140 pounds.
 


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.

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.
 

Anyone with information about this traffic collision is asked to contact Detective Moses Castillo, Central Traffic Division, at (213) 833-3713 or email 30215@lapd.online. During non-business hours, or on weekends, calls should be directed to the Central Traffic Division Watch Commander at (213) 833-3746 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 onlinetip. Lastly, tipsters may also download the "P3 Tips" mobile application and select the LA Regional Crime Stoppers as their local program.


Man Shot and Killed During Altercation

Los Angeles: Los Angeles Police Department's 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 responsible for murder.

On May 31, 2019, just after midnight, Van Nuys Area patrol officers responded to an ambulance shots fired radio call near the area of Aetna Street and Van Nuys Boulevard. Upon arrival, they discovered the victim who had been shot multiple times, lying on the sidewalk.

The investigation revealed that the victim was possibly involved in an altercation near Aetna Street when he was shot multiple times by the suspect. The victim ran approximately 50 feet and collapsed. The victim had no identification and has been listed as John Doe.

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

Anyone with additional information is urged to call Detective Frank Deperno, Valley Bureau Homicide, at (818) 374-1975. 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 City of Los Angeles, in partnership with United Services Automobile Association (USAA) and Cambridge Mobile Telematics (CMT), announced today the launch of the LA’s Safest Driver Contest. The contest will run from June 3–July 26, and is open to people 18 years and older who currently reside or regularly travel though the L.A. area. Prizes totaling $70,000 will be awarded for safe driving behaviors.

To participate in the eight-week contest, contestants can start by downloading an app to their smartphone. The app runs automatically, activated based on phone movement and deactivated when the phone is turned off. Using mobile telematics, the app will track five key measures: speed, acceleration, braking, cornering, and distraction. The app will score each trip individually for a combined score of 100 possible points. Drivers will have the opportunity to win in various prize categories as they climb the leaderboard through demonstrated safe driving, including:

·         Safest Overall Driver: $20,000
·         Safest Military/Veteran Driver: $10,000
·         Least Distracted Driver: $7,500
·         Safest Youth Driver: $7,500
·         Safest Commercial Driver: $10,000

The full list of prize categories, an app demo, frequently asked questions and the contest’s official rules can be found at www.LASafestDriver.com.

“If we are going to eliminate traffic fatalities and serious accidents on our streets, we need to put an end to the epidemic of distracted driving,” said Mayor Eric Garcetti. “Safe driving is a reward unto itself, but some friendly competition is a great way to drive home the importance of keeping our minds and eyes on the road.”

The contest is sponsored by USAA, a San Antonio-based financial services company that serves the military community and their families. The company recently sponsored San Antonio’s Safest Driver contest, which resulted in significant reductions in unsafe driving behaviors and distractions — including a 15% reduction in distracted driving and a 46% reduction in speeding.

“USAA has a long-standing commitment to roadway safety and encouraging and rewarding safe driving habits for our members and the public,” said Wayne Peacock, USAA President, Property & Casualty. “By investing in safe driving programs today in cities like L.A., we continue to honor that commitment and create safer roadway conditions throughout the country.”

“CMT is dedicated to making roads safer in LA and around the world,” said William Powers, co-founder and chief executive officer at CMT. “Our smartphone-based DriveWell platform helps individuals improve their driving by providing feedback on key elements such as phone distraction and speeding that can lead directly to accidents. We are proud to work in partnership with USAA and the City of L.A. to improve road safety.”

For more information on LA’s Safest Driver, visit www.lasafestdriver.com.

About USAA
The USAA family of companies provides insurance, banking, investments, retirement products and advice to more than 12.8 million current and former members of the U.S. military and their families. Known for its legendary commitment to its members, USAA is consistently recognized for outstanding service, employee well-being and financial strength. USAA membership is open to all who are serving our nation in the U.S. military or have received a discharge type of honorable – and their eligible family members. Founded in 1922, USAA is headquartered in San Antonio. For more information about USAA, follow us on Facebook or Twitter (@USAA), or visit usaa.com.

About CMT
Cambridge Mobile Telematics’ (CMT) mission is to make the world’s roads safer. CMT’s DriveWell platform measures driving quality, scores driving performance, incentivizes safer driving, and provides crash and claims services for insurers, rideshares, and fleets. Since its first product launch in 2012 that pioneered mobile usage-based insurance, CMT has become the world's leading mobile telematics and analytics company with its phone-only and phone+Tag solutions. CMT’s award-winning DriveWell platform is used by top insurers, commercial fleets, cellular carriers, and other organizations in more than 20 countries, improving safety for millions of users. To learn more, please visit cmtelematics.com and follow CMT on Twitter @cmtelematics.


Response to State’s Report Regarding Working Conditions at Central Division

Los Angeles: We are currently reviewing the California Department of Industrial Relation's report regarding working conditions at our Central Division. The State's report is concerning and we are taking steps to ensure the men and women who work for the Los Angeles Police Department can come to work in a healthy environment. We are collaborating with the city's General Services Department, Personnel Division, Facilities Management Division, and Central Bureau facilities personnel to address the concerns of our employees and mitigate any possible exposure to diseases at all of our facilities. We are committed to creating and maintaining healthy communities in Los Angeles, including our own places of work.


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Sherman Oaks: Los Angeles Police Department's Van Nuys Division detectives are seeking the public's help in providing any information that would lead to the identification and arrest of three robbery suspects.

On Tuesday, April 9, 2019, around 4:00 a.m., a home invasion robbery occurred near the 14000 block of Mulholland Boulevard. The suspect hopped a fence, skirted a fence line and entered a pool patio area at the rear side of the residence. The suspect walked up to a door and kicked it in to gain entry. Two additional suspects joined the initial suspect, all three entered the house and confronted victims inside at gun point. The three suspects ransacked the house and fled to an unknown waiting vehicle on Mulholland Boulevard.

First suspect is described as a male Black, 20-29 years old, wearing dark clothing. He had a black mask and was armed with a semi-auto handgun.

Second suspect is described as a male Black, 20-29 years old.

Third suspect is described as a male Black, 20-29 years old, wearing a grey hoodie with matching sweatpants.

Anyone with information about this case is asked to contact Van Nuys Robbery Detective Pete Barba at 818-374-0087. During non-business hours, or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-247(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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Update
The second Central Division employee listed below, instead of typhus like symptoms should read, has salmonella-typhi like symptoms.




Los Angeles: The Department has learned about an employee from our Central Division, who has contracted salmonella typhi and is currently being treated for the condition. A second employee has typhus-like symptoms but a specific diagnosis has not been determined.

Our Facilities Management Division is working with the city's General Services Department to disinfect any work areas that may have been exposed and that work is expected to be completed this evening.

The health and well-being of every LAPD employee is vital and we will be working diligently to ensure we are create a safe work environment.

Unfortunately, our police officers often patrol in adverse environments and can be exposed to various dangerous elements. We have notified the Police Protective League as well as all of our employees working at Central Division, about the outbreak and we have further provided them with strategies to stay healthy while we mitigate this issue.


Anti-theft Campaign “Leave It And Lose It”

Devonshire Division Launches Anti-theft Campaign "Leave It And Lose It"

Northridge- Nobody wants to be a victim of crime, but if you leave your purse, computer, other valuable items in plain sight, you're increasing the risk that you will become a theft victim. To combat these crimes, the Los Angeles Police Department's Devonshire Division has launched a campaign with local business owners to help curtail theft. The antitheft campaign called "Leave It and Lose It": features three different posters that business are posting.



It takes less than 4 seconds to grab valuables left in plain sight. Recently, the Devonshire Division has seen an increase in theft at coffee shops, supermarkets, shopping centers, and public areas when people leave their valuables in plain sight and walk away for just moments.

These crimes can be prevented with a few simple actions. The most important is never leave your valuables unattended. Thieves take advantage of laptops, cellphones, purses and other valuables left in plain sight. The LAPD offers a simple tip to prevent becoming a victim: don't leave valuables in plain sight or slightly hidden and don't use valuables to save a seat.


Detectives Seek Additional Victims of a Dating Scam

Los Angeles: Detectives from the Los Angeles Police Department's Commercial Crimes Division are asking for the public's help in locating victims of a dating scam.

Wilson Edward Jackson, 37-years-old, was arrested today in Van Nuys Division for multiple felony charges, all resulting from a dating theft investigation involving dozens of female victims. Jackson has been the subject of numerous identity theft, forgery, and grand theft reports received by the Los Angeles Police Department and other law enforcement agencies, in and out of state, for the past several years.

Jackson targeted single women via social media and other websites seeking a dating relationship. After meeting with his victims, Jackson would ask them for a loan, claiming he was having issues with his bank, or that his car was impounded with his wallet inside. Jackson would promise to repay with cash, but instead would provide the victims with checks written on closed personal bank accounts.

Victims that visited Jackson's Woodland Hills apartment were victims of identity theft, as Jackson stole their credit card information and checks from their checkbooks while they slept or used the restroom. Jackson would use their stolen information to buy clothes for himself, pay personal bills, or make travel arrangements for other victims of his scam.

Anyone who thinks they may have been victimized by this suspect, or anyone with additional information about this suspect's activities, is asked to call Detective Stephanie Krajchir, Commercial Crimes Division Financial Crimes Section, at (818) 374-9420.

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.


Shooting in West Hills Leaves Two Dead

West Hills: On May 22, 2019, around 8:50 p.m., Los Angeles Police Department Topanga Area patrol officers responded to a radio call of a "Shots Fired Investigation" in the 22600 block of Vanowen Street at Shadow Ranch Park.

Upon officer's arrival, they observed two males down in the park suffering from gunshot wounds. Los Angeles Fire Department Paramedics responded to the location and pronounced Victim-1 dead at scene. Victim-2 was transported to a local area hospital where he underwent emergency surgery. After several hours, Victim-2 succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead.

Detectives have determined that the suspect and both victims were acquaintances and engaged in a verbal argument. Suspect produced a handgun and fired several shots striking both victims, ultimately causing their deaths. This double murder was not random or gang related.

Victim-1 is a twenty-seven-year-old male Hispanic and a resident of the San Fernando Valley.

Victim-2 is a forty-two-year-old male Hispanic and a resident of the San Fernando Valley.

Detectives are still attempting to locate victim-1's family. The identities of both victims will not be released until the next of kin is notified.

Anyone with additional information is urged to call Detective Dave Peteque, Los Angeles Police Department, Valley Bureau Homicide, at (818) 374-1934. 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.


Southeast Area Traffic Stop Results in Officer-Involved Shooting

**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**

South Los Angeles: Los Angeles Police Department's Force Investigation Division is investigating an officer-involved shooting which occurred during a traffic stop.

On May 20, 2019, around 11:03 p.m., Police Officer III Windle Hawkins, Serial No. 25889 and Police Officer I Rudy Lucero, Serial No. 43804, assigned to Southeast Area Patrol Division, conducted a traffic stop to the rear of 10819 S. Broadway. During the traffic stop, the driver, later identified as Norvell Cooper, was found to have a handgun secreted in the map pocket of the driver's door. Cooper suddenly exited the vehicle and began to struggle with Officer Hawkins. During that struggle, officers believed that Cooper had armed himself with the gun, resulting in an Officer-Involved-Shooting.

Cooper was struck by gunfire several times, and fled on foot. He was later taken into custody near 109th Street and S. Broadway. Cooper was treated at scene by Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics and was transported to a local area hospital, where he is currently listed serious but stable condition.

No officers were injured during this incident and a handgun was recovered from Cooper's vehicle.

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

The complete investigation will be reviewed by the Chief of Police and the Board of Police Commissioners and the Office of the Inspector General to determine the thoroughness and accuracy of the investigation and whether the use of deadly force complied with the LAPD's policies and procedures. Additionally, representatives from the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office who responded to the scene will review the subsequent FID investigation; evidence collected and witness statements to determine if the force used by the officer(s) violated any criminal laws.

Anyone with additional information regarding this incident is urged to call the LAPD at any of the following numbers:
• During business hours at (213) 486-5230;
• During non-business hours or on weekends at (877)-LAPD-24-7 (877-527-3247);
• Anonymously 24-hours a day to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477) or by texting "LAPD" and your tip to phone number 274637 (C-R-I-M-E-S); or
• Online at www.lapdonline.org and click on "Anonymous Web Tips.


Hit and Run Driver Injures Bicyclist

Los Angeles: 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 hit and run collision that injured a bicyclist.

On May 11, 2019, around 3:20 a.m., a bicyclist was travelling westbound through the intersection of 7th Street and Bonnie Brae Street when a light-colored SUV made a left turn from 7th Street and struck a bicyclist. The bicyclist landed on the windshield, rolled off and landed on the street.

The driver drove around the bicyclist, failed to stop, render aid or identify themselves as required by law.

The Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics responded and transported the bicyclist to a local hospital where he was treated for a broken leg.

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 is asked to contact the Central Traffic Division, Detective Juan Campos at (213) 833-3713 or Detective Moses Castillo (213) 486-0752. 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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UPDATE
On May 17, 2019, at 7:30 p.m., West Traffic detectives arrested 26-year-old Jonathan Keith Crosby in the 2200 block of N. Cahuenga Boulevard. He was booked for 20001 VC, Felony Hit and Run. His bail was set at $50,000.00.

Update
There is a correction to the location of the Hit and Run location. The correct location is Melrose/Genesee, not Melrose / Ogden.

Fairfax: The Los Angeles Police Department's West Traffic Division detectives are investigating a felony hit and run that occurred at Melrose Avenue and Ogden Avenue.

On Wednesday, May 15, 2019, at 10:15 p.m., a felony hit and run traffic collision occurred.
An unidentified driver of a dark colored vehicle, possible small sized SUV, was driving westbound on Melrose Ave. when the vehicle collided with a pedestrian walking north in the crosswalk at Ogden Avenue.

The driver of the dark colored vehicle failed to stop and render aid, and to identify himself to the pedestrian as required by law. Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics responded to the scene and were unable to resuscitate the victim who succumbed to his injuries. Identification of the victim is pending.

This investigation is ongoing, and no further details are available at this moment

Anyone with information about this collision is asked to contact West Traffic Division 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 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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Venice: The Los Angeles Police Department's West Bureau Homicide detectives are asking for the public's help in providing any information that would lead to the arrest of the suspect(s) involved in the murder of 29-year-old Lavell Harris, a resident of Los Angeles.

On May 20, 2019, around 3:30 p.m., Pacific area patrol officers responded to numerous calls of, "Shots Fired", at Fifth Avenue and Broadway in the Venice area. When officers arrived, they found Harris in the parkway suffering from multiple gunshot wounds and was unresponsive.

The Los Angeles Fire Department personnel responded and pronounced Harris dead at scene.

According to a witness, there were four male blacks wearing hoodies and left in a dark sedan northbound on Fifth Avenue.

Anyone with information on this shooting should contact 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 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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Pacoima: The family of Luciana Dominguez-Rodriguez and detectives from the Los Angeles Police Department's Foothill Area are asking for the public's help in locating her.

Luciana was last seen on May 20, 2019, around 2:00 a.m., in the 13200 block of Lourve Street in the City of Pacoima. She was wearing a burgundy track suit and grey shoes. She hasn't been seen or heard from since, and her family is concerned.

Luciana is described as a 73-year-old female Hispanic with brown hair and brown eyes. She stands 5 feet tall and weighs approximately 120 pounds.

Luciana Dominguez-Rodriguez


If you have seen or have any information regarding the whereabouts of Luciana Dominguez-Rodriguez, please contact Foothill Area at (818) 756-8861, or 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 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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Los Angeles: The Los Angeles Police Department and Newton Area Detectives are seeking the public's assistance in identifying three violent robbery suspects.

On April 5, 2019, around 5:20 p.m., a street robbery occurred near the intersection of Vernon Ave and Broadway Ave. The victim was walking when three suspects approached on foot from behind. Out of fear of being assaulted, the victim started to run away from the suspects.

While running away, one of the suspects tripped the victim from behind causing him to fall to the ground. While on the ground, all three suspects kicked and punched the victim repeatedly until he became unconscious. During the assault the suspects took the victim's necklace and wallet which contained US Currency.


First suspect (pictured above) is described as a 16 to 18-year-old male Hispanic, with medium complexion. He stands 5 feet 9 inches tall and weighs around 160 pounds. He was wearing blue long sleeved hooded sweatshirt and gray sweat pants with a black stripe down the side. At the time of the robbery the suspect had a beard and "bowl" style haircut.

Second suspect is described as a 16 to 18-year-old male Hispanic. He stands 5 feet 9 inches tall and weighs around 160 pounds. He was wearing a black beanie, black sweater, and black pants. The suspect was carrying a skateboard and wearing a backpack with multiple unknown logos.

Third suspect is described as a 16 to 18-year-old male Hispanic. He stands 5 feet 9 inches tall and weighs around 160 pounds. The suspect was wearing a black sweater, black pants, and black shoes.

Anyone with information about this case is asked to contact Newton Area Detectives, Detective Walden at (323) 846-6572. 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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Update
On May 18, 2019, Mr. Chavez was found in the Hollenbeck area and in good health.

Los Angeles: The family of Fernando Cruz Chavez and detectives from the Los Angeles Police Department's Missing Person's Unit are asking for the public's help in locating him.
Fernando was last seen on May 17, 2019, around 2:30 p.m., by staff at the adult living facility where he resides. The facility is in the 5100 block of Sunset Boulevard in the City of Los Angeles. Fernando suffers from Dementia and requires dialysis treatment. His family is very concerned for his safety.

Fernando is described as a 71-year-old male Hispanic with gray hair and brown eyes. He stands
5 feet 4 inches tall and weighs 140 pounds. He was last seen wearing a black San Francisco baseball cap, "Bear logo" black jacket, white shirt, black pants and black shoes.

Fernando Cruz Chavez


If you have seen, or have any information regarding the whereabouts of Fernando Cruz Chavez, please contact Missing Person's Unit Detectives at (213) 996-1880. 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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Los Angeles: The family of Suk Yun and detectives from the Los Angeles Police Department are asking for the public's help in locating her.

Suk was last seen on May 18, 2019, around 10:00 a.m., in the 1100 block of South Kingsley Drive in the City of Los Angeles. Suk suffers from serious Dementia and is disabled. Her family is very concerned for her safety.

Suk is described as a 76-year-old female Korean with gray hair and brown eyes. She stands
5 feet tall and weighs 135 pounds. She was last seen wearing a white and pink wool jacket with fur.


Suk Yun


If you have seen, or have any information regarding the whereabouts of Suk Yun, please contact LAPD Olympic Division 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 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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May 19, 2019
The following officers were involved in the below incident;
Police Officer III Derrick Ibarra, Serial No. 36360, Southeast Patrol
Police Officer I David Skotte, Serial No. 43709, Southeast Patrol
Police Officer II Richard Garcia, Serial No. 39758, Southeast Patrol
Police Officer II Christian Guereca, Serial No. 41060, Southeast Patrol
Police Officer II Kristopher Espinoza, Serial No. 40151, Southeast Patrol
Police Officer II Shuhei Fuchigami, Serial No. 43010, Southeast Patrol
Police Officer II Anthony Hugoboom, Serial No. 41159, Southeast Patrol
Police Officer II Andre Burton, Serial No. 40021, Southeast HACLA
Police Officer III Ben McPheeters, Serial No. 30483, Metropolitan 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**

South Los Angeles: Los Angeles Police Department's Force Investigation Division is investigating an officer-involved shooting in which officers were shot at by a man with gun.

On April 30, 2019, around 10:55 p.m., officers assigned to Southeast Area responded to a radio calls of a "Man with a Gun" in the area of 113th Street and Wilmington Avenue. As Southeast officers approached the area, 48-year-old Emilio Robles, shot at the officers while they were in their vehicle. The officers shot at Robles, who moved from his position. Additional officers arrived and Robles was still armed with a handgun. Robles pointed the handgun at officers and a second officer-involved shooting occurred.

Robles was struck by gunfire and pronounced deceased at the scene. No officers were injured.

The handgun used by Robles was recovered by detectives.

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

The complete investigation will be reviewed by the Chief of Police and the Board of Police Commissioners and the Office of the Inspector General to determine the thoroughness and accuracy of the investigation and whether the use of deadly force complied with the LAPD's policies and procedures. Additionally, representatives from the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office who responded to the scene will review the subsequent FID investigation; evidence collected and witness statements to determine if the force used by the officer(s) violated any criminal laws.

Anyone with additional information regarding this incident is urged to call the LAPD at any of the following numbers:
•During business hours at (213) 486-5230;
•During non-business hours or on weekends at (877)-LAPD-24-7 (877-527-3247);
•Anonymously 24-hours a day to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477) or by texting "LAPD" and your tip to phone number 274637 (C-R-I-M-E-S); or
•Online at www.lapdonline.org and click on "Anonymous Web Tips.


Critical Missing 20-Year-Old Autistic Male

Los Angeles: The family of Scott Ballsun and the Los Angeles Police Department's Devonshire detectives are asking for the public's help in locating him.

On Thursday, May 16, 2019, Scott was last seen at his school in Sherman Oaks around 3:50 p.m., in the 13000 block of Burbank Boulevard. His family is very concerned for his safety.

Scott is described as a 20-year-old male White with blond hair and brown eyes. He stands 5 feet 5 inches tall and weighs approximately 115 pounds. Scott was last seen wearing a black hooded sweatshirt, dark snow pants, black gloves, and a black beanie, possibly with "Alcatraz" written on it.

If you have seen, or have any information regarding the whereabouts of Scott Ballsun, please contact Devonshire Watch Commander at (818) 832-0609. 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.