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Encino: The Los Angeles Police Department's West Valley Area Burglary Detectives are asking for the public's assistance in identifying two burglary suspects who were observed on video breaking into a residence and stealing a safe.

On December 23, 2018, at the 4400 block of Alonzo Avenue, one suspect waited in the car while the other suspect went to the rear of the residence and broke a window.

The suspect then entered the location and found a small safe, cash, and jewelry. The suspect then exited the location with those items. The suspect threw the safe and items into the driveway where the other suspect exited the vehicle and then helped put the stolen goods in their vehicle.

The suspects then fled in the vehicle. Stole $150,000 in cash, jewelry, and a handgun.

Suspect #1 is a male white, standing at 5'06"/5'10", 150/170 lbs., wearing a black cap, shirt, pants and shoes.

Suspect #2 is a male white, standing at 5'06"/5'10", 150/170 lbs., wearing a black cap, a blue windbreaker with a white stripe, and blue jeans.

The suspects are using a white 2015 to 2018 Hyundai Santa Fe or Tucson SUV.





Anyone with information about this case is asked to contact West Valley Burglary Detective Dunn at (818) 374-7769. 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 Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477). Tipsters may also contact Crime Stoppers by texting to phone number 274637 (C-R-I-M-E-S on most keypads) with a cell phone. All text messages should begin with the letters "LAPD." Tipsters may also go to www.lapdonline.org, and click on "Anonymous Web Tips."


Small Unmanned Aerial System Used During Barricade Incident

Los Angeles: The Los Angeles Police Department's Metropolitan Division, Special Weapons and Tactics Team (SWAT) utilized a small unmanned aerial system (sUAS) for the first time, during a barricade incident involving a robbery suspect.

In July of 2018, a pilot program began that would allow the Department to use these devices with the hopes of de-escalating dangerous situations while enhancing our commitment to the preservation of life. The sUAS would be used in limited circumstances, under strict guidelines that consider community concerns and privacy interests. For accountability, the device would be used only by a team of officers with specific training, and with prior approval from a Command Staff Officer (commander or above), as well as the Commanding Officer of Counter Terrorism and Special Operations Bureau.

On December 13th, 2018 around 9:40 p.m., three suspects were involved in the armed robbery of a convenience store in the 4900 block of Santa Monica Boulevard. During the robbery, two of the suspects entered the location, one armed with a firearm, and demanded that the clerk open the register. The suspects took money from the register and fled in a car where the third suspect was waiting. Through the course of the investigation, Northeast Area detectives identified the suspects involved in the Robbery. Two of the suspects were arrested by detectives, but the third suspect was not captured. The search for the third suspect continued into January of this year.

On January 9th of this year, SWAT officers encountered one of those unique circumstances where officers hoped the use of this tool would allow officers to take a suspect into custody without force. Around 5:45 a.m., Metropolitan Division police officers who were in the area looking for the third suspect, went to an apartment in the 300 block of North Berendo Street. They knocked on the door and a female came out of the apartment to meet them. She closed and locked the door behind her.

The officers and detectives at the scene were utilizing investigative techniques which led them to have a strong belief that the suspect was still inside the apartment. Because of the suspect's refusal to exit and believing the suspect could be armed with a firearm, SWAT was requested to the location, around 8:30 a.m.

The stand-off with the suspect lasted approximately nine hours. During that time, LAPD's specialized sUAS pilot (SWAT officer), used the aircraft to find the suspect who was hiding in a second-floor apartment. During that time, SWAT utilized various types of communication strategies, tear gas, and ultimately the sUAS. This was the first time a sUAS was used since the approval of the pilot program. In this incident, the sUAS was used after the tear gas was ineffective in flushing out the suspect. The sUAS was flown outside of the windows of the suspect's apartment but the suspect was not seen with the sUAS. After several hours, the suspect who had been hiding in the attic space of his apartment, was located and taken into custody by officers, without any further incident.

During the operation of the sUAS, video footage was captured by the sUAS. The LAPD is making that video footage available to the public as a commitment to transparency and constitutional policing. The ability to use a sUAS in certain situations is an important tool for SWAT, and allows officers to gather critical information that can mitigate high risk situations.

The LAPD continues to seek methods for keeping its communities and its officers safe, while enhancing public trust and confidence. If you are interested in reading the entire policy to learn more about how the Department deploys sUAS and the restrictions of their use visit lapdonline.org/SUAS


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North Hollywood: Los Angeles Police Department Valley Bureau Homicide detectives are asking for the public's help in providing any information that would lead to the identification of the suspect or suspects responsible for killing a 34-year-old man.

On January 14, 2019, at approximately 9:00 am, Los Angeles Police Department North Hollywood Uniformed Patrol Officers responded to a radio call of an "Ambulance Shooting," at the 7100 block of Whitsett Avenue. (Whitsett Park)

Upon arrival, officers were met by Los Angeles City Fire Department Paramedics who pronounced the victim dead at the scene.

Los Angeles Police Department Valley Bureau Homicide Detectives were notified and responded to the scene. Upon arrival, detectives assumed investigative responsibility.

Detectives observed victim lying on the ground in the parking lot of the park. Victim sustained multiple gunshot wounds. Detectives processed the crime scene for evidence and canvassed the area for witnesses.

Victim was a known transient who resided in the area. Victim's identity is not being released, pending notification to the family of the victim.

Victim is described as a male White, thirty-four years of age.

Anyone with additional information is urged to call Detective Dave Peteque, Los Angeles Police Department, Valley Bureau Homicide, at (818) 374-1934. Anonymous tips can be called into Crimestoppers at (800) 222-TIPS (8477), or by texting 274637 (C-R-I-M-E-S on most keypads) with a cell phone. All text messages should begin with the letters "LAPD." Online tips may be placed at www.LAPDOnline.org, click on "webtips" and follow the prompts. Lastly, tipsters may also download the "P3 Tips" mobile application and select the LA Regional Crime Stoppers as their local program.


Man Stabbed and Left for Dead

Los Angeles: Homicide detectives from the Los Angeles Police Department's Newton Area are asking for the public's help in providing any information that would lead to the identification of the suspect, or suspects, responsible for killing a 36-year-old man.

On December 26, 2018, around 6:00 p.m., Newton Area officers responded to an "Ambulance Cutting" radio call at Central Avenue and Vernon Avenue. Upon their arrival, officers discovered a male victim, later identified as Alejandro Saenz, laying on the sidewalk of Central Avenue, suffering from a stab wound.

Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics responded and transported Saenz to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead.


Person of Interest

A photo was pulled from video surveillance footage, depicting a person of interest seen leaving the area. That person is described as a male Hispanic, with long bushy hair, wearing a plaid shirt.

Anyone with information is urged to call Newton Homicide Detectives J. Calzadillas or
R. Berdin (323) 846-6556 or (323) 846-6547. 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.


Hit and Run Driver of Charter Bus

Hit and Run Driver of Charter Bus Strikes Elderly Man; Drags him on the Roadway Before Leaving the Scene

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 killed a 77-year-old man, a resident of Los Angeles.

On January 10, 2019, around 5:15 p.m., a commercial charter bus was travelling through the intersection of Flower Street and 23rd Street. The bus was headed southbound Flower Street at the time the driver struck the elderly man. After the collision, a witness saw a foot underneath the bus. As the bus was driving through the intersection of Flower Street and Adams Boulevard, the man was finally dislodged from underneath the bus. The witness attempted to get the driver's attention, but was unable to as the bus was last seen on an onramp of the 110 Freeway.

The driver of the hit and run vehicle failed to stop and render aid as required by law.

The Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics responded and pronounced the man dead at scene. His name is being withheld pending notification of next of kin.

Detectives were able to identify the tour company who is associated with the bus and have identified the bus along with the driver that was involved in the collision. The tour bus company is cooperating with the investigation. Detectives have located the bus and are holding it for evidence. Detectives plan to interview the bus driver as part of their investigation.

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.

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 is asked to contact the LAPD Central Traffic Division Detectives 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.


Woman Fatally Struck by Hit and Run Driver

Pacoima: The Los Angeles Police Department's Valley Traffic Division are asking for the public's help in providing any information that would lead to the identification and arrest of the suspect involved in a hit and run collision that killed a 26-year-old woman.

On January 10, 2019, around 8:20 p.m., a vehicle was travelling southbound Laurel Canyon Boulevard south of Paxton Street when it struck a pedestrian on the roadway south of Paxton Street. The woman was not walking within a crosswalk at the time she was struck by the vehicle.

Witnesses at scene described a driver in a red Toyota Prius who stopped momentarily at the scene of the collision to check on the woman then left shortly after for unknown reasons. Investigators are attempting to identify the occupants in the Prius as they may have information relating to the collision.

The Los Angeles Fire Department personnel responded and pronounced the woman dead at scene. Her identify will not be released until next-of-kin has been notified.

The driver of the hit and run vehicle failed to stop and render aid as required by law.

Drivers are reminded that if they become involved in a collision, they should pull over and stop as soon as it is safe to do so, notify emergency services, and remain at the scene to identify themselves. This collision would have been an accident if the driver stopped and stayed at the scene as required by law.

On April 15, 2015, the City Council amended the Los Angeles Administrative Code and created a Hit and Run Reward Program Trust Fund. A reward of up to $25,000 is available to community members who provide information leading to the offender's identification, apprehension, and conviction or resolution through a civil compromise.

Anyone with information about this collision is asked to contact Valley Traffic Investigator Takishita at (818) 644-8116. During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (877-527-3247). Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call the LA Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477) or go directly to www.lacrimestoppers.org. Tipsters may also visit 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.


Found Adult Male Hispanic in West Adams District

Los Angeles: The Los Angeles Police Department's Southwest Division detectives are asking for the public's assistance in re-uniting a found male with his family.

On January 9, 2019, around 3 p.m., Southwest officers responded to a call of a found male at 29th Street and Edgehill Drive in the City of Los Angeles. Officers were unable to locate his family. He is described as a male Hispanic, 60-70 years old, he stands 5 feet 2 inches tall, and weighs about 110 pounds. He is wearing a peach long sleeve shirt, blue baggy pants, black tennis shoes, and a brown beanie on his head.



(John Doe)

If you have seen or have any information regarding the found John Doe, please contact, Southwest Division Detective Delph at 213-485-2586. 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.


Wounded Man Asked for Help Inside a Liquor Store

Olympic: The Los Angeles Police Department and West Bureau Homicide detectives are asking for the public's help in providing any information that would lead to the identification and arrest of the suspect involved in shooting a man in Larchmont.

On January 9, 2019, around 10:25 p.m., Olympic Area Patrol Officers responded to a shooting call in the 4700 block of Beverly Boulevard in Larchmont. When officers arrived, they were directed to a victim suffering from gunshot wounds inside a liquor store.

The initial investigation shows the victim was on the sidewalk when a suspect approached on foot and pointed a gun at the victim and fired several rounds. The wounded victim went inside the liquor store after he was struck by gunfire; asking for help. The suspect left westbound on Beverly Boulevard on foot.

The Los Angeles Fire Department personnel responded and transported the victim to a local hospital where he died from his injuries.

The suspect is described as a male Hispanic wearing dark clothing.

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.


Officer-Involved Shooting in Van Nuys Division

Officer-Involved Shooting of Man Armed with a Knife in Van Nuys Division

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

Los Angeles: Los Angeles Police Department's Force Investigation Division is investigating an officer-involved shooting which occurred when a man armed with a knife failed to follow commands by officers and moved toward one of the officers.

On December 31, 2018, around 4:40 a.m., Van Nuys Area police officers responded to the 13600 block of Vanowen Street for a radio call of a screaming woman. Officers went to the apartment which was given to them in the radio call. Rony Parras-Mendez, eighteen years old, came to the door of the apartment armed with a large kitchen knife. Parras-Mendez was given commands, which he did not follow, and quickly moved toward one of the officers; at that time, there was an officer-involved shooting. Parras-Mendez was struck by gunfire and determined deceased at the location by Los Angeles Fire Department personnel.

Prior to the arrival of the officers, Parras-Mendez had physically assaulted an adult male who lives at the apartment complex. The male was transported to a local hospital where he received medical treatment. No officers were injured during the incident.

A knife, approximately 9 inches in length, was located at the scene and booked as evidence by investigators.

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.


Arrest Made in Celebrity and High-End Home Burglaries

Arrest Made in Celebrity and High-End Home Burglaries and the Recovery of Over 2,000 Items

Los Angeles: The Los Angeles Police Department's Hollywood Area burglary detectives have arrested 32-year-old Benjamin Eitan Ackerman in connection with a series of celebrity and high-end home burglaries.

On July, 22, 2018, detectives became aware of a residential burglary of a multi-million-dollar home that was listed for sale, where numerous high value items, including, jewelry, artwork, wine, clothing, and handbags had been stolen.

Detectives received a lead on a person of interest, Benjamin Eitan Ackerman. He posed as a realtor and later as a home buyer several weeks prior to the burglary. The suspect has signed the open house ledger in several cases prior to the homes being burglarized using a variation of his name. The suspect has also been known to claim that he works for an investment firm, which was confirmed as false.

On September 20, 2018, detectives served a search warrant at Benjamin Eitan Ackerman's residence and storage unit, which resulted in the arrest of Benjamin Eitan Ackerman and the recovery of over 2,000 items.

Benjamin Eitan Ackerman was in possession of stolen property that has been confirmed and identified by 13 different victims. Detectives believe Benjamin Eitan Ackerman has been engaged in criminal activity for the past several years. The suspect mainly targets high value homes and celebrity homes, however, one of the victims turned out to be a family friend.

After the long process of inventorying the large amount of items, detectives are now seeking the assistance of the community to identify any additional victims whose stolen property we may now be in possession of.

Please visit www.hollywoodburglary.smugmug.com, to check if we recovered your stolen property.

Detectives would like to speak with anyone that has purchased any items including, but not limited to artwork, jewelry, handbags, clothing, shoes, etc., from Benjamin Eitan Ackerman or done business with him, in the Southern California area as well as anywhere in the United States, as detectives have discovered evidence that the suspect travels to places like New York.

Detectives are still in the process of identifying all Benjamin Eitan Ackerman's co-conspirators.

Anyone with information on this case is urged to call Hollywood Area detectives at (213) 972-2928. 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.


Critical Missing Woman

Van Nuys: The family of Carla Ettima and the Los Angeles Police Department Van Nuys Area are asking for the public's help to locate Mrs. Ettima.

On December 26, 2018, around 8 p.m., Carla Ettima was last seen after she was released from a local hospital in the 15100 block of Vanowen Street. Her family is extremely concerned since she suffers from numerous medical conditions, requiring frequent treatment and medications.

Ettima is described as a 58-year-old, female, black, stands 5 feet 5 inches tall, weighs 110 pounds, thin build, light complexion. She was last seen wearing a white blouse, navy blue jacket under a pink jacket, blue pants and blue shoes. She was also using a black metal cane.

Anyone with additional information is urged to call Los Angeles Police Department Van Nuys Area, at (818) 374-9500. During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (1-877-527-3247). Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call the L.A. Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477) or go directly to www.lacrimestoppers.org. Tipsters can also visit www.lapdonline.org, and click on "Anonymous Web Tips" under the "Get Involved-Crime Stoppers" menu to submit an online tip. Lastly, tipsters may also download the "P3 Tips" mobile application and select the L.A. Regional Crime Stoppers as their local program.


New LAPD Deputy Chief and Commander Promotions Announced

**UPDATE**
New LAPD Deputy Chief and Commander Promotions Announced


Los Angeles: Los Angeles Police Chief Michel Moore is pleased to announce the promotion of Commander Blake Chow as Deputy Chief for the Department's Transit Services Bureau. In this new role Chow will oversee the city's four traffic divisions as well as the safety and security for MTA's bus and rail lines in the city limits. Chow is a 29 year veteran of the Department and has served a number of various roles from Patrol to Risk Management.

Also promoted was Central Area Captain Marc Reina, who will now serve as the Commander for the Department's Central Bureau. Reina has worked hard to build relationships and engage residents in the heart of Los Angeles. Reina has been with the Department for more than 20 years and has spent most of his career in Operations.

Both promotions will be effective in the beginning of March.


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Los Angeles: The family of Cathy Antonetta Person and the Los Angeles Police Department's Missing Person's Unit are asking for the public's assistance in locating her.

Person was last seen on December 20th, at 2 p.m., in front of 4100 Wilshire Boulevard in the City of Los Angeles.
Person is described as a 63-year-old, female, black, black hair, brown eyes, standing at 5 feet 9 inches tall, and approximately 160 pounds.

Person was last seen wearing a black hooded sweatshirt with the letters "LA" printed on the front, grey sweat pants, and grey and black tennis shoes. She is also believed to have walked to the area of 3737 Olympic Boulevard.












 

If you have seen, or have any information regarding the whereabouts of Cathy Antonetta Person, please contact the Los Angeles Police Department, Missing Persons Unit, at (213) 996-1800 or officers with our Olympic Station at 213-382-9102. 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.


Skull Mask Burglary Suspects Wanted

North Hollywood: The Los Angeles Police Department's North Hollywood Burglary detectives are asking the public's help in providing any information that would lead to the identification and arrest of burglary suspects responsible for a series of burglaries in North Hollywood Area.

On Monday, November 19, 2018, around 6 p.m., a burglary occurred near the 7700 block of Bel Aire Avenue. Three suspects with one of them wearing a mask gained entrance into the residence and removed a safe. They exited the residence and got into a newer model Nissan Rouge with "Beverly Hills BMW" paper plates, which was driven by the fourth suspect.

Over the course of the past two months, North Hollywood Area has had 26 residential burglaries from October 15, 2018 through December 18, 2018. The burglaries have occurred within the area of Coldwater Canyon Boulevard and Bellaire Avenue, between Roscoe Boulevard and Victory Boulevard.

The suspects are working in crews of 2 to 4 people and they drive vehicles with paper plates. The suspects have targeted single family residences between the hours of 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.

The suspects select homes with minimal to zero lighting and enter the residence by smashing the rear sliding doors. Once inside, the suspects look for jewelry, cash, designer handbags, and firearms to steal.

First suspect is a male, stands 5 feet 10 inches tall and weighs between 160 to 180 pounds. He was wearing a "Skull Face" mask, black hoodie, black jeans, and black shoes.

Second suspect is a male, stands 5 feet 10 inches tall and weighs between 160 to 180 pounds. He was wearing a black hoodie, black jeans, and blue running shoes.

Third suspect is a male, stands 5 feet 10 inches tall and weighs between 160 to 180 pounds. He was wearing a black hoodie, black pants, and gray running shoes.

The suspects have also been seen driving a white Kia sedan and a white Cadillac Escalade with paper plates.






Anyone with information about the crime is asked to contact Detective Joseph Hampton North Hollywood Area Burglary Detectives at 818-754-8378 or 818-754-8377. 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: Los Angeles Police Department Valley Bureau Homicide detectives are asking for the public's help in providing any information that would lead to the identification of the suspects responsible for killing 42-year-old Sun Valley resident Sergio Mares.

On December 17, 2018, around 5:58 p.m., North Hollywood Area patrol officers responded to a shooting call on Archwood Street and Laurel grove Avenue, at the Valley Plaza Recreational Center. Upon arrival, officers observed a male, in the parking lot, suffering from multiple gunshot wounds. The victim had been working on his vehicle when he was approached by two male suspects and shot. The suspects fled north, in a vehicle, on Vanowen Street.

Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics responded and transported Mares to a local hospital. He died upon arrival.

The motive for this shooting is unknown. There is no vehicle or suspect description.

Anyone with information is urged to call Detective Steve Castro, Valley Bureau Homicide,
at (818) 374-1925. During non-business hours, or on weekends, calls should be directed to
1-877-LAPD-24-7 (877-527-3247). Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call the LA Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477) or go directly to www.lacrimestoppers.org. Tipsters may also visit www.lapdonline.org, and click on "Anonymous Web Tips" under the "Get Involved-Crime Stoppers" menu to submit an 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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West Los Angeles: The Los Angeles Police Department 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 suspect involved in a fatal hit and run traffic collision that killed a 39-year-old male resident of Los Angeles.

On December 15, 2018, around 10:15 p.m., a pedestrian was crossing southbound Sunset Boulevard east of Mapleton Drive outside of an unmarked crosswalk. As the pedestrian crossed southbound Sunset Boulevard, he was struck by an unknown vehicle going eastbound on Sunset Boulevard.

The driver of the unknown vehicle failed to stop, identify themselves and render aid at the scene of a traffic collision as required by law.

The Los Angeles Fire Department Paramedics responded to the scene and provided medical treatment to the victim, who died at scene from his injuries.

The investigation is ongoing and notification to next of kin is still pending.

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 traffic collision is asked to contact West Traffic Division Detectives at (213) 473-0234. During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (877-527-3247). Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call the LA Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477) or go directly to www.lacrimestoppers.org. Tipsters may also visit ww.lapdonline.org, and click on "Anonymous Web Tips" under the "Get Involved-Crime Stoppers" menu to submit an online tip. Lastly, tipsters may also download the "P3 Tips" mobile application and select the LA Regional Crime Stoppers as their local program.


Critical Missing 84-Year-Old Man

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Update
On December 14, 2018, around 11 p.m., Mr. Kim was found in the Devonshire area by patrol officers and was reunited with his family in good health.

 

 

 

Sherman Oaks: The family of James Kim and the Los Angeles Police Department's Missing Persons Unit are asking for the public's help in locating him.

James was last seen on December 14, 2018, around 12:20 p.m., leaving Sherman Oaks Hospital in the 4900 block of Van Nuys Boulevard. He currently resides in the 14000 block of Hubbard Street, in the city of Sylmar, and may be trying to find his way home. James does not have a cellphone or wallet, but was wearing a hospital bracelet with his information when he left the hospital. He suffers from Alzheimer's and his family is concerned for his safety.

James is described as an 84-year-old Korean male with gray hair and brown eyes. He stands 5 feet 5 inches tall and weighs approximately 121 pounds. James was last seen wearing a light grey, long sleeve, hooded sweatshirt, dark colored pants, and was wearing only hospital issued beige socks without shoes.

If you have seen or have any information regarding the whereabouts of James Kim, please contact the Los Angeles Police Department's Missing Persons Unit at (213) 996-1800. During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (877-527-3247). Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call the LA Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477) or go directly to www.lacrimestoppers.org. Tipsters may also visit 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.


Fatal Hit and Run Traffic Collision

Los Angeles: Detectives from the Los Angeles Police Department's South Traffic Division are asking for the public's help in providing any information that would lead to the identification of the suspect involved in a hit and run collision that killed a bicyclist.

On December 14, 2018, around 5:15 a.m., a tractor trailer vehicle was traveling west on Anaheim Street at Sampson Avenue. A bicyclist was traveling south across the westbound lanes of Anaheim Street when he collided with the right rear side of the trailer. The driver of the tractor trailer vehicle failed to stop and render aid, as required by law.

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

There is no suspect description. The tractor portion of the vehicle is light in color. The trailer is dark brown.

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.

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 Officer Mendoza or Officer Yount, South Traffic Division, at (323) 421-2500 from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. After hours please contact South Traffic Division's Watch Commander at 323 421-2577. During non-business hours, or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (877-527-3247). Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call the LA Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477) or go directly to www.lacrimestoppers.org. Tipsters may also visit www.lapdonline.org, and click on "Anonymous Web Tips" under the "Get Involved-Crime Stoppers" menu to submit an onlinetip. Lastly, tipsters may also download the "P3 Tips" mobile application and select the LA Regional Crime Stoppers as their local program.


Street Racing Felony Hit and Run

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

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

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

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






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

On April 15, 2015, the City Council amended the Los Angeles Administrative Code and created a Hit and Run Reward Program Trust Fund. A reward of up to $25,000 is available to community members who provide information leading to the offender's identification, apprehension, and conviction or resolution through a civil compromise.

Anyone with information about this collision is asked to contact South Traffic Division, Detective Moreno or Detective Flannery at 323-421-2500 from 8 a.m., to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. After hours please contact South Traffic Division's Watch Commander at 323-421-2577. During non-business hours, or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (877-527-3247). Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call the LA Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477) or go directly to www.lacrimestoppers.org. Tipsters may also visit www.lapdonline.org, and click on "Anonymous Web Tips" under the "Get Involved-Crime Stoppers" menu to submit an online tip. Lastly, tipsters may also download the "P3 Tips" mobile application and select the LA Regional Crime Stoppers as their local program.


Man Murdered Under Local Freeway Overpass

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

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

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

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

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

Anyone with additional information is urged to contact Valley Bureau Homicide Detective John Doerbecker at (818) 374-9550. During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (1-877-527-3247). Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call the L.A. Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477) or go directly to www.lacrimestoppers.org. Tipsters can also visit www.lapdonline.org, and click on "Anonymous Web Tips" under the "Get Involved-Crime Stoppers" menu to submit an online tip. Lastly, tipsters may also download the "P3 Tips" mobile application and select the L.A. Regional Crime Stoppers.


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

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

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

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

Anyone with information about this collision is asked to contact Valley Traffic Detective Avila at (818) 644-8034 or Officer Martinez at (818) 644-8022. During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (877-527-3247). Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call CrimeStoppers at 800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477). Tipsters may also contact Crime Stoppers by texting to phone number 274637 (C-R-I-M-E-S on most keypads) with a cell phone. All text messages should begin with the letters "LAPD." Tipsters may also go to LAPDOnline.org, click on "webtips" and follow the prompts.


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Los Angeles: Detectives from the Los Angeles Police Department's Central Traffic Division are asking for the public's help in providing any information that would lead to the identification and arrest of the suspect involved in a fatal hit and run collision.

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

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

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

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

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

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

The investigation is being handled by detectives from Central Traffic Division. Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact the LAPD Central Traffic Division Detectives at (213) 833-3713, or the Central Traffic Division Watch Commander at (213) 486-3713. During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (877-527-3247). Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477). Tipsters may also contact Crime Stoppers by texting to phone number 274637 (C-R-I-M-E-S on most keypads) with a cell phone. All text messages should begin with the letters "LAPD." Tipsters may also go to LAPDOnline.org, click on "webtips" and follow the prompts.

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

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


Lorenzo Capriccio
If you have seen, or have any information regarding the whereabouts of this found child, please contact Transit Services Division Watch Commander, at (213) 922-1410 24/7 hours, as well as 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (877-527-3247). Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call the LA Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477) or go directly to www.lacrimestoppers.org. Tipsters may also visit ww.lapdonline.org, and click on "Anonymous Web Tips" under the "Get Involved-Crime Stoppers" menu to submit an onlinetip. Lastly, tipsters may also download the "P3 Tips" mobile application and select the LA Regional Crime Stoppers as their local program.


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Van Nuys: The Los Angeles Police Department and Valley Bureau Homicide detectives are asking for the public's help in providing any information that would lead to the identification and arrest of the suspect(s) responsible for the murder of 22-year-old Osvaldo Hernandez, a resident of the City of Van Nuys.

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

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

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

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

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

Anyone with additional information is urged to contact Valley Bureau Homicide Detective Dave Peteque at (818) 374-1934. During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (1-877-527-3247). Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call the L.A. Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477) or go directly to www.lacrimestoppers.org. Tipsters can also visit www.lapdonline.org, and click on "Anonymous Web Tips" under the "Get Involved-Crime Stoppers" menu to submit an online tip. Lastly, tipsters may also download the "P3 Tips" mobile application and select the L.A. Regional Crime Stoppers.


Missing 34-Year-Old Female

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

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

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

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