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Hollywood: The passenger of the Mercedes fled the scene on foot, however, was later detained and arrested by responding officers. She has been identified as 27-year-old Samantha Cunha.

On January 20, 2020, around 11:54 p.m., a gray Mercedes traveling southbound in the 1300 block of Martel Ave collided with the rear tire of a motorcycle also traveling southbound Martel Ave. The Mercedes continued driving southbound on Martel Ave, turned into a driveway and was confronted by the motorcyclist.

Both the driver and passenger of the gray Mercedes exited the vehicle and engaged in an argument with the motorcyclist. The passenger then entered the front passenger seat of the vehicle which started to move forward with the driver's side door open. The driver attempted to enter the driver's seat of the moving vehicle as the vehicle collided with the curb and a tree. The driver was knocked down, became trapped under the Mercedes and succumbed to her injuries.

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

Samantha Cunha was booked for felony hit and run, California Vehicle Code - 20001(a).
Her bail amount has been set at $50,000.00.

The decedent has been identified as a 27-year-old female from Los Angeles, CA.

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

Anyone with information about this case is asked to contact West Traffic Division Investigator, Osborne, at (213) 473-0234. 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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West Los Angeles: Detectives from the Los Angeles Police Department's West Bureau Homicide Division are seeking the public's assistance in identifying the suspect(s) responsible for the shooting death of a man.
On January 20, 2020 around 10:17 p.m., Officers from the Los Angeles Police Department West Los Angeles Station responded to a call of an altercation at the Century City Mall. The call was upgraded to a shooting in progress.
When officers arrived, they found a male adult victim outside of the mall who had suffered multiple gunshot wounds. The victim was transported to a local hospital where he later succumbed to his injuries. The victim's identity is being held until the notification to next of kin.
The incident unfolded when a dispute occurred between two separate groups inside of a restaurant. Females were involved in a fight. A fight then occurred outside of the restaurant and the suspect armed himself and shot the victim multiple times outside of the restaurant. This homicide is possibly gang related.
The suspect was described as a male Black, approximately 25-30 years of age, 5' 7", 160 pounds. He was wearing a black hooded sweatshirt and blue jeans. The suspect left the location on foot, exiting the Eastern stairway to Santa Monica Boulevard.
Anyone with additional information is urged to call Los Angeles Police Department, West Bureau Homicide, at (213) 382-9470. During non-business hours, or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (877-527-3247). Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call the LA Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477) or go directly to www.lacrimestoppers.org. Tipsters may also visit www.lapdonline.org and click on "Anonymous Web Tips" under the "Get Involved-Crime Stoppers" menu to submit an 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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Fairfax: Detectives from the Los Angeles Police Department's West Bureau Homicide Division are seeking the public's assistance in identifying the suspect(s) responsible for the shooting death of a man.
On January 20, 2020 around 2:13 a.m., Officers from the Los Angeles Police Department Wilshire Station responded to numerous calls of "Shots Fired" near the area of Melrose and Fairfax.
When officers arrived they found a blood trail leading Northbound on Fairfax. A crime scene was established and shooting evidence was located in an alley parallel to Fairfax.
Witnesses reported seeing a male Black wearing a red hoodie sweatshirt running Northbound and attempting to stop Southbound cars. This male (a shooting victim) was picked up by additional male Blacks in a black sedan that left Southbound. Officers contacted local hospitals and learned of a shooting victim at a local hospital. This victim was transported by a private vehicle and had succumbed to his injuries at the hospital.
Anyone with additional information is urged to call Los Angeles Police Department, West Bureau Homicide, at (213) 382-9470. During non-business hours, or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (877-527-3247). Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call the LA Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477) or go directly to www.lacrimestoppers.org. Tipsters may also visit www.lapdonline.org and click on "Anonymous Web Tips" under the "Get Involved-Crime Stoppers" menu to submit an 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 12-Year-Old Female

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

On January 7, 2020 around 12 p.m., Letzy Cortez was last seen leaving her home near the 12200 block of Osborne Place in Pacoima. Cortez is possibly with an unknown boyfriend and loitering in the Koreatown area of Los Angeles.

Cortez is described as a 12-year-old, female Hispanic, with black hair, and brown eyes. She stands at 4 feet 9 inches tall and weighs approximately 120 lbs. Cortez was last wearing a black jacket, white shirt and blue pants. Cortez has a nose stud and her mental condition is described as good.

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


Road Rage Leads to Severe Injury

Van Nuys: Detectives from the Los Angeles Police Department's Van Nuys Area are seeking the public's assistance in identifying the suspects responsible for severely injuring a man.

On January 1, 2020, around 9:30 p.m., the victim was in his vehicle, stopped at a red light,
facing south on Woodman Avenue at Victory Boulvard. The suspect vehicle had been driving irractically, south on Woodman Avenue. The suspect vehicle got behind the victim's vehicle and followed the victi. The victim and suspects pulled to the curb and exited their vehicles. A dispute quickly erupted. During the confrontation, one of the suspects punched the victim once in the head causing him to become unconscious and fall to the ground. The suspects returned to their vehicle and fled the location south on Woodman Avenue from Victory Boulevard.

Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics responded to the scene and transported the victim to a local hospital. He has not regained consciousness since the incident.

SThe first suspect is described as a male, Armenian, short black hair, 510, 150 lbs, 20-30 years old wearing a black sweatshirt, white shirt, black pants, and black hair. He was the one who hit the victim and was the driver of the Jeep. The second suspect is described as a male, Amenian, black hair, 601, 170 lbs, 20-30 years old wearing light blue pants and a dark jacket. The third suspect is a male, Armenian, black hair 509, 140 lbs. 20-30 years old wearing a dark jacket, white shirt, and dark pants.

The suspects were last seen driving south on Woodman from Victory in a black Jeep with tinted windows and California paper plates.



Anyone with information about this case is asked to contact Van Nuys Area Detective R. Secor at (818) 374-0062. 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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North Hollywood: The Los Angeles Police Department's Valley Bureau Homicide Detectives are seeking the public's assistance in identifying the suspect(s) responsible for the death of a man.
On December 17, 2019 at 10:30 a.m., LAPD North Hollywood Area Patrol Units were dispatched to an "Ambulance Death Investigation" near the railroad tracks at 12500 block of Raymer Street in North Hollywood.
Upon arrival, officers were directed to the victim, a male White in his mid-40s, at the bottom of an embankment near the railroad tracks.
The victim appeared to have suffered blunt force trauma to his head and was pronounced dead at the scene by Los Angeles Fire Department Paramedics.
Detectives from Operations-Valley Bureau Homicide investigated and have been unable to locate any witnesses to the attack.
Detectives believe the assault occurred between the hours of 7:00 a.m., and 10:30 a.m., south of the train tracks near the intersection of Whitsett Avenue and Raymer Street.
The motive to the attack is unknown, and the identification of the victim is being withheld pending notification to next of kin.
Anyone with additional information is urged to call Detective Christine Moselle, Los Angeles Police Department, Valley Bureau Homicide, at (818) 374-9550. 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.


Organized Retail Grand Theft Ring

Los Angeles: The Los Angeles Police Department's Commercial Crimes Division, Burglary Special Section Detectives are seeking the public's assistance in apprehending organized retail crime suspects who have been targeting cosmetic retail stores in the Los Angeles area.

From June of 2019 to October 2019, between the hours of 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. The suspect(s) entered the businesses with empty back packs or shopping bags and concealed high dollar fragrances in their empty bags. The suspects would then leave the store without paying for the merchandise.

Commercial Crimes Division, Burglary Special Section are investigating and attempting to identify suspects responsible for a series of organized retail grand thefts occurring at cosmetics retail stores located in the Beverly Center Mall, The Grove and Century City. This organized group is also believed to be responsible for targeting other cosmetic stores in Glendale, Beverly Hills, Marina Del Rey, Pasadena and Santa Monica.

Burglary Special Section (BSS) has identified two outstanding suspects involved in the above incidents. The suspects were responsible for thousands of dollars in property loss. In total, there were 11 crimes committed in the city of Los Angeles. The District Attorney's Office filed multiple counts on suspects James Stephen Henry and Brian Keith Upton. Also arrest warrants were issued for the two suspects.
 


Brian Keith Upton.................. James Stephen Henry
DOB: 6/17/90.........................DOB: 7/25/88
Warrant $190,000.00..............Warrants $60,000.00

 

 
Anyone with information about this case is asked to contact The Los Angeles Police Department's Commercial Crimes Division, Burglary Special Section Detective Prieto at 213- 486-6940. 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.

Gruesome Fatal Hit and Run Traffic Collision

South Los Angeles: The Los Angeles Police Department's South 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 that occurred at Avalon Boulevard and 81st Street. The hit and run collision resulted in the death of 47-year-old Mr. Rufino Miranda.

On December 4, 2019, around 9:20 p.m., a black Ford Fusion was traveling southbound on Avalon Boulevard when it struck Mr. Miranda as he was crossing the street. The force of the impact caused him to become lodged on top of the suspect's vehicle's hood and windshield area. The black vehicle continued southbound on Avalon Boulevard with Mr. Miranda still lodged on the hood of the vehicle for approximately 150 feet. The suspect aggressively pressed on the brakes forcing Mr. Miranda off the vehicle and onto the roadway. The suspect then fled southbound on Avalon Boulevard failing to stop and render aid to Mr. Miranda as required by law.

Mr. Miranda was transported by the Los Angeles Fire Department to a local hospital where he later succumbed to his injuries.

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 $50,000 is available to community members who provide information leading to the offender's identification, apprehension, and conviction or resolution through a civil compromise.

 
Anyone with information about this collision is asked to contact South Traffic Division Detectives, Detective Gonzales at (213) 842-3917 or Detective Flannery at (323) 421-2500. During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to (323) 421-2577 or 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (877-527-3247). Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call the LA Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477) or go directly to www.lacrimestoppers.org. Tipsters may also visit www.lapdonline.org and click on, "Anonymous Web Tips" under the, "Get Involved-Crime Stoppers" menu to submit an online tip. Lastly, tipsters may also download the, "P3 Tips" mobile application and select the LA Regional Crime Stoppers as their local program.

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The officer involved in the below incident has been identified as Police Officer II James Sigbisal, Serial No. 41681, assigned to Hollenbeck Division Gang Enforcement Detail.


**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 in a Boyle Heights community early Friday evening.

On November 29, 2019, around 7:10 p.m., LAPD, uniformed Gang Enforcement Detail officers, assigned to Hollenbeck Division were conducting patrol in the vicinity of Malabar Street and Fickett Street. While in the area they observed an individual, known to the officers as (Nathan Alexander Tovar) who was on formal probation for narcotics violations. As the officers attempted to make contact with Tovar, he produced a handgun and fired at an officer. An officer-involved-shooting occurred, however Tovar was not struck and was taken into custody.

One officer was struck by Tovar's gunfire and was immediately transported to a local hospital for medical treatment.

A 9mm semi-auto handgun was located next to Tovar and recovered as evidence. Fortunately, no other officers or innocent bystanders were injured during this incident.

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

The complete investigation will be reviewed by the Chief of Police and the Board of Police Commissioners and the Office of the Inspector General to determine the thoroughness and accuracy of the investigation and whether the use of deadly force complied with LAPD's policies and procedures.


Shooting Leaves 1 Dead

San Pedro: The Los Angeles Police Department's Harbor Area Homicide Detectives are seeking the public's assistance in identifying the suspect(s) responsible for the shooting death of a 21-year-old male Hispanic.
 

On November 26, 2019, at approximately 11:15 p.m., officers responded to an ambulance shooting call in the 1900 block of Meyler Street. Upon arrival, officers were directed to the victim who was suffering from a gunshot wound.

The victim had just left a party and was on the east sidewalk when an unknown suspect fired multiple rounds in the victim's direction, striking him and causing him to fall to the ground.
 
Two female victims were also stuck by gunfire. Those two victims were transported to a local hospital and are expected to survive.
 
Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics responded to render aid. He was transported to a local hospital, where he died from his injuries. The suspect's vehicle was not seen and the detectives do not have any leads as to the suspect(s) identity.
 

Anyone with additional information is urged to call Detectives Cortez and Killingsworth, Harbor Area Detectives, at (310)726-7889 or (310)726-7879. 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


Parental Child Abduction

Los Angeles: The Los Angeles Police Department Southwest Division Detectives are asking for the public's help in locating an abducted 6-year-old boy named King Antwine.

King had been removed from his mother's custody after an investigation conducted by the Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS). King was placed with a foster family, however, King' mother was allowed monitored visitation.
 


King Antwine - 6- years -old       Felicia Jones - 31- years-old

On November 26, 2019 at approximately 1:30 p.m., Felicia Jones went to visit King and removed him from the foster care home located at the 1800 block of West 29th Street in Los Angeles.

Jones communicated with the foster parent via phone and text messages that she was driving on 15 Freeway in Arizona or Nevada.

On November 27, 2019 at approximately 7:00 a.m., Jones texted the foster parent that she was on her way back and was approximately 300 miles away. Jones' cell phone has been turned off since then.

King Antwine is described as a 6-year-old male Black, black hair, brown eyes, 4 feet tall, and weighing approximately 50 lbs. Was last seen wearing a blue shirt and blue jeans.

Felicia Jones is described as a 31-year-old female Black, brown hair, and brown eyes, standing 5 feet 3 inches tall, and weighing approximately 150 lbs. No further description.

If anyone has information on the whereabouts of King Antwine or Felicia Jones is asked to contact Southwest Division at (213) 485-2582. 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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Van Nuys: The Los Angeles Police Department's Operations-Valley Bureau Homicide detectives are seeking the public's assistance in identifying the suspects responsible for the murder of 21-year-old man and attempt murder of a second 21-year-old man.

On Thursday, December 6, 2018, around 9:40 p.m., Van Nuys patrol officers responded to a radio call of a "Shooting Just Occurred with a Man Down" near the 7300 block of Vista Del Monte. Upon arrival, officers located Victim Osvaldo Hernandez lying in the courtyard of a residential apartment complex receiving CPR from civilian good Samaritans.

Matthew Sanchez, a second victim, was also located in the courtyard by responding officers. Both victims had sustained multiple gunshot injuries. Both victims were transported to a local hospital by Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics. Sadly, Victim Hernandez was pronounced dead a short time later. Victim Sanchez was admitted in serious condition.


Victim Osvaldo Hernandez


There are two suspects wanted in connection with the investigation. The first suspect is described as a 14 to 17-years-old Hispanic male with a youthful appearance and a round head with no facial hair. He stands between 5 feet 4 inches and 5 feet 7 inches with a small build weighing around 130 pounds. He was last seen wearing a black beanie and dark colored, "Pro Club" Hooded sweatshirt.

The second suspect is described as a 22-year-old Hispanic male. He stands 5 feet 9 inches and weighs around 180 pounds. He was last seen wearing a dark colored sweatshirt and is said to have a light mustache.

The Los Angeles City Council has approved a reward of $75,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for this crime.

Anyone with additional information is urged to call LAPD Operations-Valley Bureau Homicide Detectives, R. Dinlocker or M. O'Donnell, at (818) 374 - 1936 or (818) 374 - 1941. 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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Los Angeles: The family of Douglas James and the Los Angeles Police Department's Missing Person's Unit are asking for the public's help in locating Mr. James.

On November 5, 2019, around 8 p.m., Mr. James was last seen in the 800 block of Sepulveda in Harbor City. His family is concerned that he has not been seen or heard from since. He may be in need of medical attention.

Mr. James is described as a 62-year-old African-American male with black hair (bald) and brown eyes. He stands 5 feet 9 inches tall and weighs around 150 pounds. He was last seen wearing a black shirt and black pants.



Douglas James


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


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Winnetka: The Los Angeles Police Department's Valley Traffic Division detectives are investigating a double fatality that occurred on Parthenia Street just west of Sunny Brae Avenue.

On Sunday, November 17, 2019, around 12:55 a.m., a 2007 Chevy truck with three occupants was travelling westbound Parthenia Street just west of Sunny Brae Avenue at a high rate of speed.

The Chevy truck drove into oncoming traffic, lost control, and struck two vehicles that were parked on Parthenia street along the south curb. The Chevy truck then continued in a northwest direction and overturned, causing all three occupants to be trapped inside the truck.

Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics responded to the scene and pronounced both male passengers, a 16-year-old and a 19-year-old dead.

The name of the deceased will not be released until next-of-kin have been notified.

The driver of the Chevy truck was driving under the influence, he suffered minor injuries and was transported to a local hospital for treatment.

He has been identified as Pablo Roman Trujillo Carrasco, 20 years of age. He was subsequently arrested and booked for 187(A) PC-Murder and is being held at Van Nuys Jail with bail set at $4,000,000.00.

Drivers are reminded to drive at a safe speed, wear your seatbelt, and don't drink and drive. Speed kills, reckless driving, and drunk driving will not be tolerated in the City of Los Angeles.

Anyone with information about this collision is asked to contact Valley Traffic Division Officer Garcia at (818) 644-8117. 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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Panorama City: The Los Angeles Police Department's Valley Traffic Division detectives are investigating a felony hit and run fatality that occurred on Nordhoff Street east of Tobias Avenue.

On Saturday, November 16, 2019, around 5:35 a.m., a dark colored vehicle was traveling eastbound Nordhoff Street at Tobias Avenue when it hit a pedestrian. The female pedestrian was walking southbound Tobias Avenue in an unmarked crosswalk when she was hit. Other passing vehicles also possibly collided with the pedestrian while she was on the roadway. None of the vehicles stopped or rendered aid to the pedestrian on the roadway. A good Samaritan driver going eastbound on Nordhoff Street did stop and called emergency dispatch to report the collision.

Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics responded to the scene and pronounced the pedestrian dead. She has been identified as Juana De Jesus Rodriguez, she was 69 years old and a resident of Panorama City.

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

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

Anyone with information about this collision is asked to contact Valley Traffic Division Officer Garcia at (818) 644-8117. 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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Pacific Palisades: Investigators from the Los Angeles Police Department's Northeast Division began a child sexual exploitation investigation involving a nine-year-old child where inappropriate messages and photographs were shared between a child and a person believed to be Bruce Hensel. Since the contact was made by way of the internet - Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) detectives assumed investigative responsibility.

On Wednesday, October 16, 2019, around 1:30 p.m., personnel from the Los Angeles Regional Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force served a residential search warrant at the residence of Bruce Hensel located in the 17500 block of Tramonto Drive in Pacific Palisades.

On November 13, 2019, around 10:15 a.m., Bruce Hensel was arrested in the 9600 block of Santa Monica Blvd in connection with the ensuing investigation. Hensel was subsequently booked into the Los Angeles Police Department's Metropolitan Detention Center for 288.3(a)PC (Contact with a Minor with Purpose of Sexual Act) where his bail was set at $5,000.00.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is encouraged to contact the Los Angeles Regional ICAC Task Force at (562) 624-4027, from 6:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.. During non-business hours, or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-247 (877-527-3247). Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call the LA Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477) or go directly to www.lacrimestoppers.org. Tipsters may also visit www.lapdonline.org, and click on "Anonymous Web Tips" under the "Get Involved-Crime Stoppers" menu to submit an online tip. Lastly, tipsters may also download the "P3 Tips" mobile application and select the LA Regional Crime Stoppers as their local program.


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Los Angeles: Today, LAPD Chief Michel Moore announced the appointment of Lizabeth Rhodes as the Department's newest Director for the Office of Constitutional Policing and Policy (OCPP).

As the highest-ranking civilian in the Department, Ms. Rhodes will oversee the operations of the Risk Management Legal Affairs Group, Ombuds, Audit Division, Legal Affairs Division, Risk Management and Policies Division, Governmental Liaison Section, and Strategic Planning Section.

The OCPP was born out of the Department of Justice's federal consent decree and was designed to further institutionalize the reforms prescribed during that federal oversight. "Constitutional policing is at the heart of everything we do in our police department," said Mayor Eric Garcetti. "Lizabeth will bring the knowledge and experience we need to uphold and build on the commitment we have made to all of our communities."

Ms. Rhodes will be responsible for the development of LAPDs policies and procedures, internal auditing and compliance programs, litigation involving the LAPD, the formation and implementation of the LAPDs long-term strategic plan and risk management strategies, as well as coordinating all local, state, and federal governmental and legislative affairs.

Chief of Police Michel Moore said, "With an impeccable record as a trial attorney and instructor in constitutional law Ms. Rhodes will provide critical insight for our command staff and more importantly play a key role as my senior advisor." He added, "I believe she will be outsanding in her role and following the success of her predecessors Mr. Arif Alikhan, also a former Asisstant US Attorney and Mr. Jerry Chaleff."

Mr. Chaleff served as the Department's first Special Assistant for Constitutional Policing under then Chief William Bratton and was a member of the search team for the new Director. Mr. Chaleff added that "Ms. Rhodes brings a unique and independent perspective to this Department's policies, procedures and practices, and will provide that important viewpoint to the conversation regarding the major issues facing law enforcement agencies today."

Ms. Rhodes is a graduate of Smith College in Massachusetts and earned a law degree from UCLA. She began working as an Assistant United States Attorney in 1997 in the Central District of California prosecuting a wide range of cases including narcotics trafficking, racketeering, money laundering, and firearms. These complex cases included numerous violent street gangs, organized criminal groups, and law enforcement officers who committed drug heists from drug dealers and a police evidence vault.

According to Board of Police Commissioners President Eileen Decker, "Liz Rhodes has dedicated her professional career to upholding the constitution, fighting corruption, and promoting ethics and integrity at every level of government.

She joins the LAPD with a breadth of experience that will well serve the department and residents of Los Angeles. I look forward to working with her in continuing to promote constitutional policing principles throughout the LAPD."

The Los Angeles Police Department is steadfastly committed to civilian participation, insight, and leadership at the highest levels of the organization and Ms. Lizabeth Rhodes will be the beacon in our efforts to improve accountability, mitigate risk, and ultimately continue to build the public trust we so preciously value.


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Los Angeles: On September 21, 2019 at approximately 10:40 p.m., West Valley Division Officers responded to a homicide at 18200 block Sugarman Street in Tarzana.

The murder was the result of an armed robbery which led to the murder of Jean Carlos De La Rosa, 24-years-old. Robbery-Homicide Division (RHD) Robbery Special Section Detectives assumed investigative responsibility for the case.

Detectives investigation revealed the following suspects were involved and are now in custody for a variety of charges to include robbery and murder:

1.Allen Asenuga, 24-years-old, from Houston, Texas
2.Michael Agboola, 28-years-old, from Houston, Texas
On Tuesday November 12th, the case was presented to the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office for filing consideration. The following charges were filed:
1.Allen Asenuga - (1) count 187 PC/Murder, (2) counts 211 PC/Robbery, No bail.
2.Michael Agboola - (1) count 187 PC/Murder, (2) counts 211 PC/Robbery, $1,150,000 bail.

The case is still an active and ongoing investigation to determine if any additional crimes were committed.
Robbery-Homicide Division detectives have requested images of the suspects not be shared with the public. Release of the images would potentially impede the investigation.

Anyone with information about this case is asked to contact Robbery Homicide Detectives at (213) 486-6840. During non-business hours, or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-247 (877-527-3247). Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call the LA Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477) or go directly to www.lacrimestoppers.org. Tipsters may also visit www.lapdonline.org and click on "Anonymous Web Tips" under the "Get Involved-Crime Stoppers" menu to submit an online tip. Lastly, tipsters may also download the "P3 Tips" mobile application and select the LA Regional Crime Stoppers as their local program.


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Van Nuys: The family of Roman Schegolevsky and detectives from the Los Angeles Police Van Nuys Division are asking for the public's help in locating him.

Schegolevsky was last seen November 12, 2019 at 1:00 p.m., near the 14600 block of Hamlin Street. Schegolevsky suffers from dementia and was last seen on foot. Schegolevsky is described as an 86-year-old male, Male, White, 5'5, 150 lbs. Thin Build, Light Complexion.

Was last seen wearing Light Green Cargo Pants, Light Green Long Sleeve Shirt, White Cap with lettering of ODESSA, White Crocs. Subject is Russian Speaking.

Roman Schegolevsky

Anyone with additional information is urged to call Van Nuys Area, Los Angeles Police Department, at (818) 374-9500. During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7(877-527-3247). Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call 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: The family of Henri Joseph Andre and detectives from the Los Angeles Police Department's Missing Persons Unit are asking for the public's help in locating him.

Henri was last seen on November 8, 2019, around 2:00 a.m., when he walked away from his hotel room on the 7000 block of Hollywood Boulevard in the City of Los Angeles. Henri is not from the area and is visiting from France. His family is very concerned for his safety.

Henri is described as an 83-year-old male White with gray hair and brown eyes. He stands
6 feet tall and weighs approximately 180 pounds. Henri was last seen wearing prescription glasses, a black jacket, black shirt, and black jeans.

Henri Joseph Andre

If you have seen, or have any information regarding the whereabouts of Henri Joseph Andre, please contact the Los Angeles Police Department's Missing Person's 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 online tip. Lastly, tipsters may also download the, "P3 Tips" mobile application and select the LA Regional Crime Stoppers as their local program.


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Los Angeles: The Los Angeles Police Department's Commercial Crimes Division, Intellectual Property Crimes Unit (IPCU), announce the arrest of Moossa Lari for 350(a)PC - Felony Trademark Violation.
On November 7, 2019 around 12 p.m., the Los Angeles Police Department's Commercial Crimes Division, Intellectual Property Crimes Unit (IPCU), in collaboration with the Federal Bureau Investigation (FBI), Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), and Custom Border Protection (CBP) served a multi-2 location search warrants in the downtown Jewelry District. Investigators conducted several undercover buys, surveillances and determined the suspect was a major distributor of counterfeit jewelry nationwide. The counterfeit jewelry seized were tested at scene and did not meet United States safety standards. The United States standard of acceptable lead and cadmium are 90 parts per million (PPM). The counterfeit jewelry seized during the investigation tested as high as 200,000 PPM.

Officers recovered approximately $58,000.00 in cash and over $15,000,000.00 in counterfeit jewelry with Street value of over $1,000,000.00. Counterfeit jewelry recovered included Hermes, Gucci, Chanel, Louis Vuitton, Rolex, Michael Kors, Cartier, Tiffany Co., YSL, Dior, Calvin Klein, Guess, Van Cleef, and Bvlgari.

(Moossa Lari, Booking # 57931)

 







Anyone with information about this crime is asked to contact Commercial Crimes Detectives at (213) 486-5940. Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call 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 "Anonymous Web Tips" mobile application and select the L.A. Regional Crime Stoppers as their local program.


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Los Angeles: Between November 2011 and August 2012, a victim stored artwork valued at approximately $800,000.00 in a storage facility in LAPD Pacific Division.

On September 25, 2019, Commercial Crimes detectives received a phone call from Mission Division
about a person who discovered stolen artwork and wanted to turn the artwork over to authorities.

Commercial Crimes detectives responded to the person's residence in the city of San Fernando where it
had been stored for the past few years. The reporting person advised the artwork was previously in
possession of a relative who had passed away a few years prior.

The reporting person took the deceased relative's items out of storage and brought them to their residence.

Upon looking through the items from the deceased relative, the reporting person discovered the artwork
was stolen after visiting a law enforcement website and immediately notified authorities.

For additional information, please contact Detective II Steven Franssen, CCD/BSS, at (213) 486-6940.

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. Tipsters may also download the, "P3 Tips" mobile application and select the LA Regional Crime
Stoppers as their local program.

Flame-Coloured Deva
signed "Benjamin Creme, 1976/77" lower right; edition #101/350 through #350/350 (250 prints stolen)
Incident Type: stolen Crime Category: print Maker: Benjamin Creme Period: 2007 Materials: lithograph Measurements: 24" x 19"

Shakti II
signed "Benjamin Creme, 1964" lower right; edition #101/350 through #350/350 (250 prints stolen)
Incident Type: stolen Crime Category: print Maker: Benjamin Creme Period: 2005 Materials: lithograph Measurements: 28" x 21 3/4"

Ancient Moral
signed "Creme" lower right; edition #101/350 through #350/350 (250 prints stolen)
Incident Type: stolen Crime Category: print Maker: Benjamin Creme Period: 2010 Materials: lithograph Measurements: 27 1/2" x 21"

Polarity
signed "Benjamin Creme, 1973" lower right; edition #101/350 through #350/350 (250 prints stolen)
Incident Type: stolen Crime Category: print Maker: Benjamin Creme Period: 2006 Materials: lithograph Measurements: 28 1/8" x 19"

Invocation
signed "Benjamin Creme, 1964" lower right; edition #151/350 through #350/350 (200 prints stolen)
Incident Type: stolen Crime Category: print Maker: Benjamin Creme Period: 2003 Materials: lithograph Measurements: 28 1/2" x 19"

Oracle
signed "Benjamin Creme, 1964-84" lower right; edition #73/350 through #350/350 (278 prints stolen)
Incident Type: stolen Crime Category: print Maker: Benjamin Creme Period: 2001 Materials: lithograph Measurements: 21" x 27 1/4"

Soul Infusion
signed "Benjamin Creme, 1966" lower right; edition #151/350 through #350/350 (200 prints stolen)
Incident Type: stolen Crime Category: print Maker: Benjamin Creme Period: 2004 Materials: lithograph Measurements: 28" x 22 3/4"

Open Mandala
signed "Benjamin Creme, 1972" lower right; edition #221/350 through #350/350 (130 prints stolen)
Incident Type: stolen Crime Category: print Maker: Benjamin Creme Period: 2008 Materials: lithograph Measurements: 28" x 21"

Mandala IV
signed "Benjamin Creme, 1968" lower right; edition #101/350 through #350/350 (250 prints stolen)
Incident Type: stolen Crime Category: print Maker: Benjamin Creme Period: 2002 Materials: lithograph Measurements: 28 3/4" x 17 1/2"

Within the Gates
signed "Creme" lower right; edition #101/350 through #350/350 (250 prints stolen)
Incident Type: stolen Crime Category: altar Maker: Benjamin Creme Period: 2009 Materials: lithograph Measurements: 28" x 16 1/4"


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Van Nuys: The Los Angeles Police Department's Valley Traffic Division detectives are investigating a felony hit and run fatality that occurred on Sepulveda Boulevard south of Hatteras Street.

On Friday, November 1, 2019, around 10:00 p.m., a fatal hit and run traffic collision occurred when a white Infiniti G37 was travelling at a high rate of speed northbound on Sepulveda Boulevard, collided with a pedestrian south of Hatteras Street.

The pedestrian was crossing eastbound Sepulveda Boulevard after exiting his vehicle that was parked on the west curb of Sepulveda Boulevard when he was hit by the Infinity.

The driver of the white Infiniti failed to stop, identify self 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.

Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics responded to the scene and pronounced the pedestrian dead. He was a male, Hispanic, approximately 22 years old.

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 Division Detective Wade at (818) 644-8036. During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (877-527-3247). Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call the LA Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477) or go directly to www.lacrimestoppers.org. Tipsters may also visit www.lapdonline.org and click on "Anonymous Web Tips" under the "Get Involved-Crime Stoppers" menu to submit an online tip. Lastly, tipsters may also download the "P3 Tips" mobile application and select the LA Regional Crime Stoppers as their local program.


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Los Angeles: The family of Sang In Ryu and detectives from the Los Angeles Police Department's Missing Person's Unit are asking for the public's help in locating her.

On November 3rd, 2019, at 1:45 p.m., Mrs. Ryu was last seen in the area of the 900 block of 3rd Avenue wearing a multi-colored jacket, purple pants, and red shoes. She has not been seen since that time and her family is concerned.

Mrs. Ryu is described as an 80-year-old Asian female with grey hair and brown eyes. She stands 5 feet 4 inches and weighs 120 pounds.


Sang In Ryu


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


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MacArthur Park: The family of Victor Acosta and detectives from the Los Angeles Police Department's Missing Person's Unit are asking for the public's help in locating him.

On October 31, 2019, around 6 p.m., Mr. Acosta was last seen in the area of the 500 block of South Coronado Street. He is visiting from Mexico and is not familiar with the area.

Mr. Acosta is described as a 71-year-old male Hispanic with white hair and brown eyes. He stands 5 feet 5 inches and weighs around 170 pounds. Mr. Acosta was last seen wearing a tan shirt and a black baseball cap and is believed to need medical attention.


Victor Acosta


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