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**La siguiente información se basa en investigaciones preliminares y continuas que siguen desarrollándose a medida que los investigadores entrevistan a testigos, revisan archivos físicos y electrónicos, y analizan evidencia forense. La comprensión del departamento con respeto a los hechos y circunstancias puede cambiar tras la colección y análisis de evidencia adicional**

Los Ángeles: La sección de investigación de uso de fuerza (FID; Force Investigation Division) del departamento de policía de Los Ángeles (LAPD) está investigando un tiroteo involucrando a un oficial (OIS) que ocurrió el lunes en la madrugada.

El 30 de marzo de 2020, a eso de la 1:25 a.m., oficiales uniformados de la división Topanga acudieron a una llamada de servicio de, "Oficial en su día libre involucrado en un tiroteo" en la cuadra 22000 de la avenida Cass. Al llegar a la escena, los oficiales de la división Topanga se encontraron con el oficial que estaba en su día libre. El oficial en su día libre, que después fue identificado como Oficial de Policía II Jimmy Soliman, No. de serie 39370 asignado a la división West Los Ángeles, dijo que mientras estaba adentro de su casa, oyó ruidos afuera. Cuando miró al exterior por la ventana de su recamara, el observó un vehículo blanco de marca Dodge Charger el cual estaba parado en medio de la calle con las puertas del conductor y pasajero abiertas. Soliman oyó más ruidos viniendo de unos de los lados de su casa que da entrada al jardín trasero. Soliman salió a su jardín delantero y observo a dos sospechosos masculinos. Uno de los sospechosos saco una pistola resultando en un tiroteo involucrando a un oficial. Ambos sospechosos se dieron a la fuga. Soliman no fue lastimado en el incidente. Una búsqueda de los alrededores y en los hospitales locales no reveló victimas con heridas de balas.

La sección FID del LAPD acudió a la escena para entrevistar testigos y recoger evidencia forense.

La investigación completa será repasada por los siguientes niveles del Departamento de Policía de Los Ángeles: El Jefe de la Policía, la junta de comisarios de policía, y la Oficina del Inspector General para determinar la rigurosidad y exactitud de la investigación y si el uso de fuerza mortal cumplió con las pólizas y procedimientos de LAPD. Representantes de la oficina del Fiscal del Condado de Los Ángeles que acudieron al lugar de los hechos también analizarán toda la evidencia recolectada y testimonios para determinar si en nivel de fuerza usado por los oficiales violó algún derecho penal.


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Wilshire: The Los Angeles Police Department's West Traffic Division detectives 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 traffic collision that severely injured a woman.

On May 23, 2020, around 9 p.m., West Traffic officers responded to a hit and run traffic collision that occurred at La Cienega Boulevard and 3rd Street. A vehicle traveling southbound La Cienega Boulevard struck a pedestrian walking westbound in the north crosswalk at this intersection. The driver of the vehicle failed to stop and render aid or identify themselves as required by California law. The investigation is still ongoing.

Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics responded and transported the victim to a local hospital in serious, but stable condition. Although, she suffered severe injuries, her injuries are not believed to be life threatening.

The public should be aware that individuals who are involved in a traffic collision must stop at the scene, provide their identification, and render aid. Failing to do so is a Felony and carries the possibility of significant time in prison.

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 incident is requested to call West Traffic Division Detectives, at 213-473-0234 or 213-473-0222. During non-business hours, or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (877-527-3247). Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call the LA Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477) or go directly to www.lacrimestoppers.org. Tipsters may also visit 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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Pacoima: The Los Angeles Police Department's Valley Traffic Division detectives are asking for the public's help in providing any information that would lead to the identification and arrest of the driver involved in a hit and run traffic collision that killed a 54-year-old man.

On May 22, 2020, around 9:30 p.m., an unknown vehicle exited the parking lot of a local grocery store and proceeded to travel southbound through the north/south alley east of Remick Ave, north of Osborne Street when it collided with a pedestrian in the alley. The driver of the vehicle then negotiated a left turn from the alley onto eastbound Osborne St, failing to stop to render aid and provide identification as required by law.

Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics responded to the scene and pronounced the pedestrian deceased at the scene. The victim is a 54-year-old, male. His name will not be released until next-of-kin has been notified.

The public should be aware that individuals who are involved in a traffic collision must stop at the scene, provide their identification, and render aid. Failing to do so is a Felony and carries the possibility of significant time in prison.

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 incident is requested to call Valley Traffic Division Detectives, Detective Benyamin Sadeh at 818-644-8029. 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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May 26, 2020

***UPDATE***

Robin Melton was found on May 22, 2020, safe and sound, and reunited with her caretaker.
 
Los Angeles: The family of Robin Deanne Melton and the Los Angeles Police Department are requesting the public's assistance in locating her.


Robin Deanne Melton was last seen on May 17, 2020 at 8:30 a.m., in the 7900 block of Capistrano Avenue in the city of Los Angeles and has not been seen since. She suffers from dementia and has trouble remembering things. She was last seen in her wheelchair that she uses to move about.

Robin Deanne Melton is described as a 59-year-old white female with brown hair and hazel eyes. She stands 5 feet 7 inches and weighs 150 pounds. She was last seen wearing a green shirt, black pants, and gold shoes.

If you have seen or have any information regarding Robin Deanne Melton, please contact the Los Angeles Police Department Missing Persons Unit at (213) 996-1800. During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (1-877-527-3247). Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call the L.A. Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477) or go directly to www.lacrimestoppers.org. Tipsters may also visit www.lapdonline.org, and click on "Anonymous Web Tips" under the "Get Involved-Crime Stoppers" menu to submit an online tip. Lastly, tipsters may also download the "P3 Tips" mobile application and select the L.A. Regional Crime Stoppers as their local program.


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***UPDATE***
 
On May 20, 2020, at 1:25 a.m., Pacific Division patrol officers were flagged down by a citizen reporting a body that washed ashore on Venice Beach near 27th Avenue and Ocean Front Walk. An investigator from the Los Angeles County Coroner's Office and the Los Angeles Police Department's West Bureau Homicide responded to investigate. The decedent was identified as Shad Gaspard and next of kin was notified.
 
Los Angeles: The family of Shad Gaspard and the Los Angeles Police Department are requesting the public's assistance in locating him.

Mr. Shad Gaspard was last seen by a Los Angeles County lifeguard on May 17, 2020, around 3:40 p.m., as he swam in the Pacific Ocean approximately 50 yards from Venice Beach in the county of Los Angeles. When last seen by the lifeguard, a wave had crashed over Mr. Shad Gaspard and he was swept out to sea.

Mr. Shad Gaspard is described as a 39-year-old male black with a bald head and brown eyes. He stands 6 feet 6 inches and weighs 270 pounds. He was last seen wearing black and gray shorts and has tattoos on his right shoulder and left chest.

If you have seen or have any information regarding Mr. Shad Gaspard, please contact the Los Angeles Police Department Missing Persons Unit at (213) 996-1800. During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (1-877-527-3247). Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call the L.A. Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477) or go directly to www.lacrimestoppers.org. Tipsters may also visit www.lapdonline.org, and click on "Anonymous Web Tips" under the "Get Involved-Crime Stoppers" menu to submit an online tip. Lastly, tipsters may also download the "P3 Tips" mobile application and select the L.A. Regional Crime Stoppers as their local program.


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**UPDATE**
May 19, 2020

The missing person has been located and she has returned to her residence.
 
Los Angeles: The family of Muriel Carolina Vallejos Flores and the Los Angeles Police Department are requesting the public's assistance in locating her.

Muriel was last seen on May 16, 2020, around 11:00 a.m., in the 900 block of South Harvard Street, in the City of Los Angeles. She has not been seen since and her family is very concerned.

Muriel is described as a 44-year-old female Hispanic with black hair and black eyes. She stands 5 feet 3 inches tall and weighs approximately 160 pounds. She was last seen wearing a black shirt, dark blue/gray shorts and black shoes. Muriel has epilepsy and has the mental capacity of a 5-year-old.

If you have seen or have any information regarding Muriel Carolina Vallejos Flores, please contact the Los Angeles Police Department Topanga Area Watch Commander at (818) 756-4800. During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (1-877-527-3247). Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call the L.A. Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477) or go directly to www.lacrimestoppers.org. Tipsters may also visit www.lapdonline.org, and click on "Anonymous Web Tips" under the "Get Involved-Crime Stoppers" menu to submit an online tip. Lastly, tipsters may also download the "P3 Tips" mobile application and select the L.A. Regional Crime Stoppers as their local program.


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***UPDATE***

The officers involved in the incident below have been identified as Police Officer II David Orozco, Serial No. 42770, Police Officer II David Torres, Serial No. 41483, and Police Officer I Brandon Prisk, Serial No. 43869, Southeast Area.
 
**The following information is based on a preliminary and ongoing investigation, which continues to evolve as investigators interview witnesses, review physical and electronic records, and analyze forensic evidence. The Department's understanding of the facts and circumstances may change as additional evidence is collected and analyzed**

Los Angeles: Los Angeles Police Department's (LAPD) Force Investigation Division is investigating an Officer-Involved-Shooting (OIS) that occurred Thursday afternoon.

On May 14, 2020, around 12:43 p.m., Southeast Area patrol officers responded to a radio call of shots fired in the 700 block of W. 123rd Street. The Person Reporting (PR) called on behalf of her neighbor, who stated her son had a gun and was attempting to kill her daughter. Upon arrival, the officers set up containment and made contact with the suspect over the phone. While speaking with the suspect, the officers learned that he was armed with a gun and had fired a round into a door inside the residence. In addition, the suspect was refusing to allow his sister to exit the location.

The suspect eventually exited the location armed with a revolver and an OIS occurred. The suspect was struck by gunfire and succumbed to his injuries at scene.

No officers were injured during the incident and a loaded revolver was recovered at the scene.

LAPD's specialized Force Investigation Division (FID) responded to the scene and began interviewing witnesses and collecting forensic evidence. A representative from the Office of the Inspector General and the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office also 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.

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Los Angeles: Detectives from the Los Angeles Police Department's Central Traffic Division are investigating a hit and run traffic collision that resulted in the death of a 67-year-old man.

On May 13, 2020, around 3:50 a.m., officers responded to a hit and run traffic collision at the intersection of Main Street and 47th Place. Preliminary investigation determined the driver of a light-colored sedan, traveling northbound on Main Street, struck a pedestrian crossing Main Street in a marked crosswalk. The pedestrian was then struck by another unknown type of vehicle traveling southbound on Main Street. Both drivers fled the scene without identifying themselves or rendering aid to the severely injured pedestrian.

Los Angeles City Fire Department paramedics responded to the location and pronounced the male victim dead at scene. His identity has not been released pending notification to next of kin.

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.

The City Council amended the Los Angeles Administrative Code and created a Hit and Run Reward Program Trust Fund in April 2015. A reward of up to $25,000 is available to community members who provide information leading to the offender's identification, apprehension, and conviction or resolution through a civil compromise.

Anyone with information is urged to contact Detective Jose De Leon at (213) 833-3713, or the Central Traffic Division Watch Commander at (213) 486-3713. During non-business hours, or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (877-527-3247).

Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call 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 family of Melissa Barrios and the Los Angeles Police Department are requesting the public's assistance in locating her.

Melissa Barrios was last seen on May 1, 2020, around 10:20 a.m., near the 900 block of Menlo Avenue in the City of Los Angeles. She hasn't been seen since and her family is concerned.

Melissa is described as a 30-year-old female Hispanic, black hair, brown eyes. She stands around 5 feet 2 inches tall and weighs around 180 pounds. She was last seen wearing all dark clothing.

If you have seen or have any information regarding her whereabouts please contact the Los Angeles Police Department, 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 Crime Stoppers at 800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477). Tipsters may also contact Crime Stoppers by texting to phone number 274637 (C-R-I-M-E-S on most keypads) with a cell phone. All text messages should begin with the letters "LAPD." Tipsters may also go to LAPDOnline.org, click on "webtips" and follow the prompts.


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Los Angeles: Detectives from the Los Angeles Police Department's Robbery Homicide Division, Robbery Special Section, are seeking the public's help in providing any information that would lead to the identification and arrest of a bank robbery suspect.

On December 18, 2019, at approximately 1:20 p.m., a bank robbery occurred at the 700 West Olympic Boulevard in Los Angeles.

The suspect entered the bank and presented the teller with a note. The teller complied with the suspects demands, who then fled the bank with an undisclosed amount of money.


The suspect is described as a Male, possibly Hispanic, 6'0, 180-200 pounds, and 23-26 years old. He was wearing a long sleeve shirt, sweatpants, and a blue surgical mask at the time.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact Robbery-Homicide Division, Robbery Special Section, Detectives F. Arroyo and C. Mrakich, 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 Crime Stoppers at 800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477). Tipsters may also contact Crime Stoppers by texting to phone number 274637 (C-R-I-M-E-S on most keypads) with a cell phone. All text messages should begin with the letters "LAPD." Tipsters may also go to LAPDOnline.org, click on "webtips" and follow the prompts.


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Suspect Arrested for Selling Covid-19 Test Kits Not Approved by Federal Drug Administration

Los Angeles: The Los Angeles Police Department's Commercial Crimes Division, Intellectual Property Crimes Unit (IPCU), announce the arrest of a suspect for selling Covid-19 test kits that have not been approved by the Federal Drug Administration.

On May 12, 2020, around 2:00 p.m., the Los Angeles Police Department's Commercial Crimes Division, Intellectual Property Crimes Unit, in collaboration with Homeland Security Investigation (HSI) served a search warrant near the 800 block of Broadway Avenue in the city of Santa Monica. Detectives arrested Ying Lien Wang, 39-years-old, for selling Covid-19 test kits that have not been approved by the Federal Drug Administration.

Investigators conducted three undercover buys and surveilled the suspect before her subsequent arrest for a violation of 17500 Business and Professions Code-False Advertising. The suspect sold her products on Craigslist. None of the Covid-19 test kits recovered had been tested to meet United States safety standards and could pose a risk to anyone using them. Investigators recovered 61 non-approved Covid-19 test kits. There will be additional pending charges are for 109920 Health and Safety Code.

Residents are reminded that Los Angeles is offering free coronavirus testing to all, you may obtain one, free of charge by logging in to covid19.lacounty.gov/testing/
 


Anyone with additional 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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May 12, 2020
UPDATE

Suspect's booking number is 5929856 and his bail was set at $2,000,000.00 dollars. The victim has been identified as Corey James La Barrie and his birthdate is May 10, 1995.

North Hollywood: The Los Angeles Police Department's Valley Traffic Division announce the arrest of Daniel Joseph Silva, a 27-year-old driver and resident of Los Angeles for murder.

On Sunday, May 10, 2020, around 9:39 p.m., a 2020 McLaren 600LT was traveling eastbound on Huston Street at a high rate of speed when the driver lost control. Driver then ran off the road and collided with a stop sign and a tree on the northeast corner of Huston Street and Carpenter Avenue.

The driver of the McLaren exited the vehicle and attempted to leave the scene but was stopped by citizens who came to render aid. No other vehicles were involved in the collision.

The Los Angeles Fire Department responded to the scene and transported both parties involved in the collision to a local hospital for medical treatment.

The passenger, a 25-year-old male was transported to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.

The identity of the passenger is being withheld pending notification of next of kin.

Drivers are reminded to obey the rules of the road and to drive at a safe speed. Speed kills and reckless driving puts other innocent bystanders in danger as well. If you are involved in a collision, you should pull over and stop as soon as it is safe to do so, notify emergency services, and remain at the scene to identify yourself.

Anyone with information about this collision is asked to contact Valley Traffic Division, Detective Sinclair at (818) 644-8033 or Detective Buenaventura at (818) 644-8035. 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 800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477). Tipsters may also contact Crime Stoppers by texting to phone number 274637 (C-R-I-M-E-S on most keypads) with a cell phone. All text messages should begin with the letters "LAPD." Tipsters may also go to LAPDOnline.org, click on "webtips" and follow the prompts.


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Van Nuys: The Los Angeles Police Department's Van Nuys Division have arrested two suspects wanted in connection with a felony battery.

On May 1, 2020, around 10:20 a.m., two suspects entered a local store in the 5700 hundred block of Sepulveda Boulevard, in the city of Van Nuys with no mask on. The two male suspects were confronted about not wearing masks within the retail store. When they refused to wear a mask, they were escorted out of the store.

As they approached the exit, one suspect, suddenly without provocation, turned and punched a store employee, causing him and the suspect to fall to the floor. While on the ground, the store employee broke his left arm. A fight erupted between the two suspects and store employees.

 
Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics transported the store employee to a local hospital and was treated for his injuries.

The two suspects were shortly arrested on the same day for Felony Battery and their bail was set at $50,000.

First suspect is 31-year-old, Phillip Hamilton. Booking Number 5924295.
Second suspect is 29-year-old, Paul Hamilton. Booking Number 5924294.

If anyone has information, please contact Lt. Gavin, Van Nuys Division at (818) 374-1913. 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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Pacoima: Detectives from the Los Angeles Police Department are asking for the public's help in providing any information that would lead to the identification and arrest of the suspects involved in a fatal shooting.

On May 9, 2020, at 10:45 p.m., Foothill Area Patrol officers responded to a radio call of an "Assault with a Deadly Weapon Shooting" at 13200 block of Cornelius Street in Pacoima.

Upon arrival officers observed the victim laying on the ground with multiple gunshot wounds. He was unconscious and not breathing.

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

Operation Valley Bureau Homicide was contacted and assumed responsibility of the investigation. Detectives interviewed witnesses who stated the victim was standing in front of the residence when a dark colored Sedan approached.

The passenger and driver exited the vehicle and shot multiple rounds at the victim striking him several times. The vehicle fled in unknown direction.

The victim, Davon Pledger is a 26-year-old male, from Van Nuys.

Anyone with additional information is urged to call Detective Steve Castro, Los Angeles Police Department, 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 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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Winnetka: The Los Angeles Police Department's Valley Traffic Division detectives are asking for the public's help in providing any information that would lead to the identification and arrest of the driver involved in a hit and run traffic collision that left a 36-year-old male with severe injuries.

On May 1, 2020, around 10:45 p.m., officers responded to a severe injury hit and run that occurred at Winnetka Avenue and Roscoe Boulevard. A motorcyclist was traveling southbound on Winnetka Ave passing Roscoe Blvd, when it collided with a gray jeep Cherokee, which was making a left turn from northbound Winnetka Ave into westbound Roscoe Blvd. After the collision, the driver of the Jeep Cherokee stopped the vehicle momentarily.
The driver then fled the scene failing to render aid and exchange information as required by law. The motorcyclist was injured as the result of this collision.

Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics responded and transported the victim to a local hospital in stable condition.




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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.

If anyone has information regarding the vehicle and the driver, please contact Detective Benjamin Sadeh, Valley Traffic Detectives at (818) 644-8029, or e-mail at 39663@LAPD.Online. 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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May 17, 2020
 
Update #3
 
On May 17, 2020, around 1:50 a.m., a Central Area Patrol Sergeant located a white 2005 Scion xB, around Gladys Avenue and 6th Street, and was occupied by a female. The vehicle and female matched the description of the Fatal Hit and Run vehicle that collided into Byern Smith and killed him.
 
Central Patrol Officers stopped and detained 59-year old Maria Perez of Bell Gardens. The Detectives' investigation revealed Maria Perez was the driver who collided with Byern Smith and fled the scene without rendering aid or identifying herself as require by law.
 
Maria Perez was booked at Metropolitan Detention Center for 20001(a)VC, Felony Hit and Run, a Felony Warrant and 2-Misdamenaor Warrants, Booking No.593388. Maria Perez's bail is $0.00 as set by Los Angeles County Emergency COVID-19 Directive.

May 11, 2020
 
UPDATE #2
 
 
REWARD $50,000

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May 8, 2020
 
UPDATE
Central Traffic Detectives announce $50,000 reward for any information leading to the arrest of the person driving the vehicle. The vehicle is described as a white 2004-2006 Scion xB. It was last seen westbound 7th Street approaching Central Avenue. There was a 1980's full size van, blue or gray in color, that was directly behind the Scion when the collision occurred.
 
The driver of the van appeared to follow the Scion up to Central Avenue, however, the driver of the van never contacted the police. The occupants of the van were in position to see the collision and see the Scion's license plate number. Detectives are reaching out to occupants of the van to contact them.

The collision was captured on an exterior video surveillance system and is posted on Central Traffic Division's Twitter account, @LAPDCTD24.




Los Angeles: Detectives from the Los Angeles Police Department's Central Traffic Division are investigating a hit and run traffic collision that resulted in the death of a 50-year-old man.

On May 7, 2020, around 1:55 a.m., a pedestrian was walking on the 1600 block of East 7th Street. Per witnesses, a possible big rig truck struck the pedestrian. The driver of the truck failed to stop, render aid, and to identify himself or herself as required by law.

Los Angeles City Fire Department paramedics responded and pronounced the pedestrian dead at the scene. The victim is described as a 50-year-old male Black. Identification is unknown at this time and is being determined by the Los Angeles County Coroner's Office.

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.

The City Council amended the Los Angeles Administrative Code and created a Hit and Run Reward Program Trust Fund in April 2015. A reward of up to $25,000 is available to community members who provide information leading to the offender's identification, apprehension, and conviction or resolution through a civil compromise.

Anyone with information is urged to contact Detective Juan Campos at (213) 833-3713, or the Central Traffic Division Watch Commander at (213) 486-3713. During non-business hours, or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (877-527-3247). Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call 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: On May 6, 2020, several South Los Angeles community members fell victim to an unfortunate rash of unprecedented street gang violence. Most incidences occurred within a relatively short period of time. The Los Angeles Police Department and Operations-South Bureau understand that this naturally raises concerns within the community, and we would like the community to know that despite these unprecedented times, this type of violence will not be tolerated. In addition to deployment actions taken last night, the Los Angeles Police Department will be dedicating additional resources and asking the South Los Angeles community to join us in pushing for an end to this violence. Together we can make a difference.

If anyone has information regarding these shootings, please contact the Crime Stoppers Tip Line at 800-222-TIPS. In the event you find yourself witnessing a crime, please call 911.


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**The following information is based on a preliminary and ongoing investigation, which continues to evolve as investigators interview witnesses, review physical and electronic records, and analyze forensic evidence. The Department's understanding of the facts and circumstances may change as additional evidence is collected and analyzed**

Los Angeles: The Los Angeles Police Department's Force Investigation Division is investigating a Tactical Unintentional Discharge (TUD) which occurred at the 2600 block of E. Olympic Blvd, in the City of Los Angeles.

On April 27, 2020, around 7:03 a.m., Central Division patrol officer responded to a radio call of a burglary suspect at a local department store in Hollenbeck Division. While at scene, officers requested additional units to assist searching the location for the suspect. During the search, one officer had a TUD with his pistol. Fortunately, no one was injured during the incident. The involved Department employee was identified as Police Officer II Rodney Hernandez, Serial No. 40287, assigned to Central Division.


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***UPDATE***

Anyone with additional information is to contact Detective Lewis at (818) 832-0942.

Northridge: Detectives from the Los Angeles Police Department's Devonshire Division Burglary Unit are asking for the public's assistance in locating a possible victim of a burglary.

In the course of an investigation of a residential burglary that occurred in Northridge, detectives located 103 family photographs believed to belong to an additional victim or victims of a burglary. It is presumed that the owner of the photographs also resides in the area.

Anyone with information is urged to contact Detective Ian Lewis, Devonshire Division Detectives at (818) 832-0971. During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (1-877-527-3247). Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call the LA Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477) or go directly to www.lacrimestoppers.org. Tipsters may also visit www.lapdonline.org and click on "Anonymous Web Tips" under the "Get Involved-Crime Stoppers" menu to submit an online tip. Lastly, tipsters may also download the "P3 Tips" mobile application and select the LA Regional Crime Stoppers as their local program.


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The Los Angeles Police Department is aware of a disturbing video capturing a portion of an interaction between an individual and two uniformed officers in the City's Hollenbeck Area. We discovered this video the same day that the interaction occurred and took immediate action.
 
The incident occurred April 27, 2020 when two uniformed officers responded to a radio call of a trespassing suspect in the 2400 block of Houston Street. At that location the two officers made contact with a male trespass suspect and directed him to leave the private property. During the course of the investigation a physical altercation occurred between the suspect and one of the officers, resulting in the officer receiving minor injuries to his hand. The suspect had abrasions to his head and face but refused medical attention.
 
A uniformed supervisor responded to the scene and initiated a preliminary investigation consistent with the Department's reportable use of force protocols. A community member who reportedly witnessed some portion of the altercation provided the supervisor with a copy of a cell phone video taken. Upon review of the content of the cell phone video and the involved officer's body worn video, the supervisor notified his commanding officer and investigators of the Internal Affairs Group responded to conduct a personnel complaint investigation.
 
The trespass suspect was released from custody from Hollenbeck station pending further investigation.
 
A formal complaint investigation has been initiated by Internal Affairs Group due to the serious nature of the alleged misconduct. At the direction of the Chief of Police the investigation involving the force used by the officer will be investigated by the Department's Force Investigation Division.
 
The LAPD closely scrutinizes all uses of force, as we hold every officer to our high standards. While we are withholding judgement on the actions of the involved officer at this time, the officer has been assigned home pending further investigation. Additionally, the Department has notified the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office, Justice System Integrity Division who is monitoring this investigation as well as the Department's Office of the Inspector General.

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The Los Angeles Police Department was notified early Sunday morning about a disturbing incident involving three of our employees, that occurred just after 1:00 am in an unincorporated area of Apple Valley.


San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department deputies responded to a shooting call at the Stoddard Wells Off-Highway Vehicle Area. They arrived to find one of our three employees, an off-duty police officer, suffering from a gunshot wound. The officer was airlifted to a nearby hospital and is in stable condition and expected to survive. A second employee, an off-duty supervisor, was not injured by the third accused employee, identified as Police Officer III Ismael Tamayo, assigned to the Department's Newton Division.

Uniform personnel from the SBCSD located Ismael Tamayo nearby and he was taken into custody. At the time of his arrest he was in possession a firearm.

Ismael Tamayo was booked for Attempted Murder 664/187(a) PC.

Investigators from the LAPD's Force Investigation Division of Professional Standards Bureau, responded to the scene and initiated an administrative investigation. The Department is fully cooperating with the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Office in their criminal investigation.

In response to the arrest, Police Chief Michel Moore expressed disappointment and frustration, "The events overnight culminating in the serious injury to our off-duty officer, apparently at the hands of another member of this Department, give me great concern. I spoke earlier this morning with San Bernardino Sheriff John McMahon, pledging our full support of their criminal investigation. I am thankful our injured officer is in stable condition and expected to survive. I am committed to determining what and how this occurred."

Officer Tamayo has been relieved of his police powers pending the outcome of the criminal and administrative investigation.

Please contact SBSD PIO for further at pio@sbcsd.org.


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***Actualización ***

La ortografía del nombre del oficial ha sido corregida a Ismael Tamayo.

El departamento de policía de Los Ángeles (LAPD) fue notificado el domingo por la mañana de un inquietante incidente involucrando a tres de nuestros empleados, que ocurrió después de la 1:00 a.m. en un área no incorporada de Apple Valley.

Agentes del Alguacil del Condado de San Bernardino (SBCSD) acudieron a una llamada de un tiroteo en el área de vehículos off-road Stoddard Wells. Al llegar, los alguaciles encontraron a uno de tres de nuestros empleados, un oficial en su día libre, impactado por una bala. El oficial fue trasladado por helicóptero a un hospital cercano, está en estado estable, y se espera que sobreviva. El segundo oficial, un supervisor en su día libre, no fue herido por el tercer y acusado empleado identificado como Oficial de Policía III Ismail Tamayo, asignado a la división Newton.

Agentes uniformados de SBCSD encontraron a Ismail Tamayo y fue puesto bajo custodia. Cuando fue arrestado, él estaba en posesión de un arma.

Ismail Tamayo fue encarcelado bajo el cargo 664/187 del código penal, intento de asesinato.

Investigadores de la sección de investigación de uso de fuerza (FID; Force Investigation Division) de la oficina de estándares profesionales del LAPD acudió a la escena e inició una investigación administrativa. El departamento está cooperando plenamente con SBCSD en su investigación criminal.

El jefe de la policía Michel Moore expreso decepción y frustración con respecto al incidente diciendo, "Los eventos durante la noche que culminaron en una herida grave a nuestro oficial en su día libre, aparentemente a mano de otro miembro de este departamento, me causan gran preocupación. Esta mañana, hable con el alguacil John McMahon, prometiendo nuestro apoyo completo de su investigación criminal. Estoy agradecido de que el oficial herido está en estado estable y se espera que sobreviva. Me comprometo a determinar el que y como ocurrió esto."

El oficial Tamayo ha sido desposeído de sus funciones policiales en la espera de la investigación.

Para más información, favor de contactar SBCSD PIO (portavoz de SBCSD) pio@sbcsd.org.


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***Update:***
 
The officers involved in the below incident have been identified as Police Officer II Luke Coyle, Serial No. 43567 and Police Officer II Kevin Ruiz, Serial No. 42706, both assigned to Newton Division Patrol.

LAPD's specialized Force Investigation Division responded to the scene and are investigating this incident.
 
**The following information is based on a preliminary and ongoing investigation, which continues to evolve as investigators interview witnesses, review physical and electronic records, and analyze forensic evidence. The Department's understanding of the facts and circumstances may change as additional evidence is collected and analyzed**
 
Los Angeles: Los Angeles Police Department's (LAPD) Force Investigation Division is investigating an Officer-Involved-Shooting (OIS) that occurred Thursday evening.
 
On April 30, 2020, around 9:39 p.m., Newton Patrol Division officers were driving a marked black and white police vehicle in the 2200 block of Wall Street. The officers observed a vehicle back up and collide with a parked vehicle. The suspect vehicle failed to stop, identify themselves, or render aid and continued driving westbound into the East/West alley located north of 23rd Street and west of Wall Street. The officers followed the suspect vehicle into the alley where it stopped, and three suspects fled on foot. One of the suspects produced a handgun and an Officer-Involved Shooting (OIS) occurred. The officers broadcast a, "Help Call" and requested additional resources to set up a perimeter for the outstanding suspects. Officers from LAPD's Metropolitan Division Canine Unit also responded to the scene to assist with the search. After a lengthy search, the outstanding suspects were located and taken into custody.

The suspect that produced a handgun was struck by gunfire and taken into custody. He ultimately succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene. He was later identified as Daniel Hernandez.

One of the other suspects, later identified as Jose Hernandez, received a bite to his left arm from a Department canine during the search and was transported by Los Angeles Fire Department Paramedics to a local hospital where he was treated and cleared for booking. The remaining outstanding suspect was identified as Anthony Villegas and he was taken into custody without incident.
 
No officers were injured during the incident and a loaded handgun was recovered at the scene.
 
LAPD's specialized Force Investigation Division (FID) responded to the scene and began interviewing witnesses and collecting forensic evidence. A representative from the Office of the Inspector General and the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office also 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.

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La oficial involucrada en este incidente ha sido identificada como Oficial de Policía II Toni McBride, No. de serie 43335 y es asignada a patrullar la división Newton.

**La siguiente información se basa en una investigación preliminar y continua que sigue desarrollándose a medida que los investigadores entrevistan a testigos, revisan archivos físicos y electrónicos, y analizan evidencia forense. La comprensión del departamento con respeto a los hechos y circunstancias puede cambiar tras la colección y análisis de evidencia adicional**

Los Ángeles: La sección de investigación de uso de fuerza (FID; Force Investigation Division) del departamento de policía de Los Ángeles (LAPD) está investigando un tiroteo involucrando a un oficial (OIS) que ocurrió en la división Newton.

El 22 de abril de 2020, a eso de las 5:37 p.m., oficiales uniformados la división Newton estaban en ruta a una llamada de servicio diferente cuando se encontraron una escena donde varios carros habían sido estrellados en la intersección de la calle San Pedro y la calle 32. Cuando los oficiales se detuvieron para investigar, una llamada de servicio fue transmitida de un hombre con un cuchillo en la misma intersección. Miembros de la comunidad que estaban presentes les comunicaron a los oficiales que el sospechoso que había causado el accidente estaba armado con un cuchillo. Los oficiales no vieron el sospechoso de inmediato y uno de los oficiales empezó a brindarle atención médica a una de las víctimas del accidente vehicular. La otra oficial observó al sospechoso (que todavía no se ha identificado) armado con un cuchillo. El sospechoso ignoro las ordenes de soltar el cuchillo y avanzo hacia la oficial, lo que resulto en un OIS.

El sospechoso fue impactado por los disparos y cayó al suelo donde fue puesto bajo custodia sin algún otro incidente.

Paramédicos del cuerpo de bomberos de Los Ángeles acudió a la escena y declararon el sospechoso fallecido.

Un cuchillo plegable fue encontrado en el lugar de los hechos el cual fue recuperado como evidencia. Afortunadamente, ni espectadores inocentes ni oficiales fueron heridos durante este incidente.

La sección de investigación de uso de fuerza (FID; Force Investigation Division) del departamento de policía de Los Ángeles (LAPD) también acudió a la escena para entrevistar testigos y supervisó la recolecta de evidencia por la División de Ciencia Forense. Un representante de la Oficina del Inspector General estaba presente y vigiló la investigación.

La investigación completa será repasada por los siguientes niveles del Departamento de Policía de Los Ángeles: El Jefe de la Policía, la junta de comisarios de policía, y la Oficina del Inspector General para determinar la rigurosidad y exactitud de la investigación y si el uso de fuerza mortal cumplió con las pólizas y procedimientos de LAPD. Representantes de la oficina del Fiscal del Condado de Los Ángeles que acudieron al lugar de los hechos también analizarán toda la evidencia recolectada y testimonios para determinar si en nivel de fuerza usado por los oficiales violó algún derecho penal.

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**La siguiente información se basa en investigaciones preliminares y continuas que siguen desarrollándose a medida que los investigadores entrevistan a testigos, revisan archivos físicos y electrónicos, y analizan evidencia forense. La comprensión del departamento con respeto a los hechos y circunstancias puede cambiar tras la colección y análisis de evidencia adicional**

Hollywood: La sección de investigación de uso de fuerza (FID; Force Investigation Division) del departamento de policía de Los Ángeles (LAPD) está investigando una descarga involuntaria no táctica el cual ocurrió en la división Hollywood.

El 12 de enero de 2020, a eso de las 10:05 p.m., una descarga involuntaria no táctica que ocurrió en la estación de policía de Hollywood. El involucrado es un empleado del LAPD y es identificado como Sargento II Michael Fox, No. de serie 34582 y miembro del equipo anti-vicio de la división Pacific. No hubieron heridos en este incidente.

La sección FID acudió a la escena y se encargará de la porción administrativa del incidente.