Detectives Seeking Additional Victims of Crime Against Child Sexual Assault Suspect

North Hollywood: The Los Angeles Police Department is asking the assistance of the public in an attempt to locate any additional victims of a sexual assault suspect, 22-year-old Princeton Bloome.

Bloome would seek out minor children online and pose as a 17-year-old. He used false identities and fabricated stories about his lifestyle. After forming an online relationship with victims, he would meet them in person and sexually assault them.

Bloome was responsible for the sexual assault of a 13-year-old in 2018 in Topanga Area.. After meeting the victim online, he lured the victim to a location where the sexual assault occurred. Bloome met with the victim several times during a one-month period. During that month, Bloome used threats of harm to the victim and the victim’s family to continue seeing the victim.

During January 2020, Bloome sexually assaulted a 13-year-old victim in North Hollywood Area. Bloome also threatened harm to this victim and this victim’s family.
 
 
In May 2020, Bloome had a similar incident in West Los Angeles Area where he met a 16-year-old online. Bloome met with and sexually assaulted the victim.

    
Bloome was taken into custody by the LAPD on June 25, 2020 related to the West Los Angeles and Topanga incidents. Charges were later filed for the North Hollywood incident. The Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office has filed several felony counts against Bloome for crimes against children.

Detectives are asking the assistance of the community in identifying any additional victims and are asking any victims to please come forward.

If you believe you were a victim, or if you have additional information, you are urged to contact LAPD North Hollywood Sexual Assault Detective Perez or Officer Rico at 818-754-8435 and 818-754-8436. During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (877-527-3247).  Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call the LA Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477) or go directly to www.lacrimestoppers.org.  Tipsters may also visit www.lapdonline.org and click on “Anonymous Web Tips” under the “Get Involved-Crime Stoppers” menu to submit an online tip.  Lastly, tipsters may also download the “P-3 Tips” mobile application and select the LA Regional Crime Stoppers as their local program.


Community Forum on Police Reform Sep 15, 2020

Los Angeles – Members of the Board of Police Commissioners, in conjunction with the Advisory Committee on Building Trust and Equity, will be conducting its third virtual community forum on Thursday, September 17, 2020, from 4:30 p.m.to 7:00 p.m.  The forum series is aimed at listening to ideas and suggestions for police reform from community groups, social justice advocates, clergy, academics, and other community-based organizations.   

The recommendations will be used by the Police Commission and the Advisory Committee in building a roadmap for continued police reform.  Under the direction of the Commission President, the Advisory Committee has begun its comprehensive review to evaluate existing reform proposals, past reforms recommended for the LAPD, recruitment and hiring, data collection and retention, and discipline and accountability.  

Members of the public may listen to the virtual meeting using the Zoom link provided below on Thursday, September 17, 2020 at 4:30 p.m.  In addition, members of the public wishing to provide specific proposals on police reform may submit their written ideas, of a maximum of two pages, to policecommissionadvisorycommittee@lapd.online.
 
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Accessible via phone (855) 880-1246
Meeting ID: 972 7358 9743


The current schedule for the remaining forum series is:
September 17, 2020, 4:00 p.m.
September 24, 2020, 4:00 p.m.
October 1, 2020, 4:00 p.m.

Attempt Kidnap Suspect Arrested

Westlake: On August 18, 2020 around 1:30 p.m., the victim, a 6-year-old girl, and her father, Cesar Palma, were on a Metro train when the suspect approached Palma, who is legally blind, and asked him "Can I take your daughter home?" After emphatically telling the suspect "no" the suspect asked if Palma was blind and asked if he could help them. Palma told the suspect he did not need any help. Palma and the victim exited the train at 7th Street and Figueroa to board a bus. While on the bus, the victim realized the suspect had followed them and was in the rear of the bus. The victim told Palma she saw the suspect. The victim and Palma exited the bus in the area of 7th Street and Coronado Street. The suspect followed them and as they were approaching their apartment complex the suspect grabbed the victim's arm. Palma was holding the victim's hand and would not release the victim. Palma began shouting at the suspect to leave the victim alone. Palma's shouting caught the attention of people in the area. Several people began yelling at the suspect, who fled on foot.

While officers were completing their report on the incident, one witness provided officers with cell phone photos she took of the suspect as he was fleeing. A second witness was in the area when he saw some of the interaction between the suspect and victim. The witness quickly could see there was something alarming happening and told the suspect to leave the victim alone. Both witnesses provided important information about the suspect to officers.
Within days, Rampart detectives utilized Department computer resources and were able to identify the suspect, 24-year-old Elijah Lopez. Once Lopez was identified, Rampart detectives issued a crime alert. The crime alert was shared throughout Los Angeles County as well as San Diego County. During the investigation, detectives had discovered Lopez had ties to San Diego.

On September 2, 2020 Rampart detectives were contacted by San Diego County Sheriff's Department. Deputies had detained Lopez based on the attempt kidnap incident. Rampart detectives responded to San Diego and returned Lopez to Los Angeles where he was booked for attempt kidnap.


If anyone believes they may have been a victim of Lopez or has information regarding the incident please contact Detective Olmedo of Rampart Division, at 213-484-3613. 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.


Fatal Shooting in Hollywood

Hollywood: The Los Angeles Police Department’s West Bureau Homicide detectives are investigating a shooting that left a man dead.

On Thursday, September 10, 2020, around 12:45 a.m., Hollywood Division officers responded to a call of a shooting in the 1700 block of North Orange Drive.

Officers were directed to a homicide victim inside of a multi-unit apartment building. As residents were attempting first aid. The Los Angeles Fire Department treated the victim and determined the victim dead at scene.

Detectives learned that the victim was involved in a marijuana transaction when the suspects shot the victim and robbed the victim of marijuana. The suspects were described as two male Blacks and one female Black. The suspects fled the apartment on foot and may have left in a black sedan in an unknown direction.

The investigation is being handled by LAPD, West Bureau Homicide. Anyone with information regarding this shooting should contact investigators 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 “P-3 Tips” mobile application and select the LA Regional Crime Stoppers as their local program.


Fatal Hit & Run Collision

Los Angeles: On September 7, 2020, around 10:10 p.m., officers from the Los Angeles Police Department's Central Traffic Division (LAPD, CTD) responded to a call for service near the intersection of Valley Boulevard and Boca Avenue. The officers' investigation revealed that a pedestrian was laying on the roadway on Valley Boulevard east of Boca Avenue, when a black vehicle travelling westbound on Valley Boulevard struck the pedestrian. The driver failed to stop, remain at the scene, render aid, and identify themselves as required by law.

The Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics responded to the scene and transported the pedestrian to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead.

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

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

If anyone has information regarding the vehicle, driver, or collision please contact Officer Hale of CTD, at 213-833-3713 email: 39395@lapd.online or Central Traffic Division Watch Commander at 213-833-3746. During non-business hours, or on weekends, calls should be directed to (323) 846-6553 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.


C.A.R.E. Alert

Update
September 9, 2020


On September 8, 2020 Rodney Dorsett Jr. (Suspect) and 6-year-old Chance Dorsett were both located in Las Vegas, Nevada. Rodney Dorsett Jr. was arrested on a Los Angeles County warrant. Chance Dorsett is safe and currently in the custody of Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS).

 
 
Child Abduction Regional Emergency
Father Sought in the Abduction of 6-year old Son



Los Angeles:  The Los Angeles Police Department's Wilshire Division and the grandfather of 6- year-old, Chance Dorsett, is requesting the public's help in locating him.

On Sunday, September 6, 2020, around 4:00 p.m., Chances' biological father (suspect Rodney Dorsett Jr.) met with Mr. Dorsett Sr., whom has full custody of Chance and Chance at a nearby market. The market is located at Redondo and Washington Boulevard. The grandfather allowed his son Rodney Jr. to take Chance and spend time with him, hours went by and Chance was not returned.

When Chance was not returned, Mr. Dorsett Sr. made numerous attempts to contact Rodney Jr. via cell phone. Rodney Jr. failed to answer his phone or return any phone calls. Mr. Dorsett Sr. worried and concerned for Chance, contacted the Los Angeles Police Department for assistance in locating him.

Rodney Dorsett Jr. is believed to be travelling by bus. He has family in Texas and might be heading in that direction.
 
Chance Dorsett is 6-years-old, described as a male Black, with brown eyes, black hair, weight approximately 90 pounds and is 5 feet tall. He was last seen wearing a navy-blue shirt with tan polka dots and tan shorts.
 
The suspect, 25-year-old Rodney Dorsett Jr., is described as a male Black, with brown hair and brown eyes. He is 5'09" tall and weighs approximately 200 pounds.
 
Anyone with information on this crime is urged to call LAPD, Wilshire Division at 213-473- 0467 or 213-922-8205. 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 www.LAPDOnline.org, click on "webtips" and follow the prompts.

Recovery of Stolen Art from 1995

Los Angeles: In January 1995, an art gallery in Los Angeles discovered that four high value paintings were stolen from their gallery. On November 9, 2019, LAPD's Commercial Crimes Division (CCD), Burglary Special Section, received information regarding one of the stolen paintings. A citizen reported the painting was consigned and on an exhibit at a museum in Buckingham Township, Pennsylvania.

 
CCD detectives identified the possessor of the stolen painting in New Jersey and contacted the local authorities. Detectives met with the possessor and assisting agencies in Pennsylvania. After a thorough investigation no fault was found with the possessor and the painting was voluntarily released to detectives. At this time there are no leads to the suspect or suspects involved. The remaining stolen collections are still missing.

Anyone with information about this crime is asked to contact Detective Mel Vergara, Commercial Crimes Division 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. 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: Detectives from the Los Angeles Police Department's Major Crimes Division are seeking the public's help in identifying vandalism suspects.

On August 28, 2020, at 11:00 p.m., approximately 50 protesters, wearing masks and dark clothing, gathered at Tyrone Avenue and Delano Street. The protestors chanted anti-police chants and circled the police station. Several suspects from within the group removed the American flag from the flag pole in front of the station and set it on fire. Other suspects within the group then spray-painted anti-police slogans on the walls of the station in various areas of the courtyard.

Several individuals within the group walked out of the courtyard and surrounded a marked black & white police vehicle occupied by uniformed LAPD officers. They began hitting the vehicle with an unknown hard object and blocked the vehicle from driving away. Officers were eventually able to reverse out of the area and, upon inspection, observed damage to their vehicle.

The group fled on foot into the surrounding neighborhood and were last seen near Hazeltine Avenue and Oxnard Street around 1:00 a.m.

Anyone with any information is encouraged to contact the Van Nuys Area Watch Commander at 818-374-9500. During non-business hours, or on weekends, calls should be directed to
1-877-LAPD-24-7 (877-527-3247). Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call the LA Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477) or go directly to www.lacrimestoppers.org. Tipsters may also visit www.lapdonline.org and click on "Anonymous Web Tips" under the "Get Involved-Crime Stoppers" menu. Tipsters may also download the "P3 Tips" mobile application and select the LA Regional Crime Stoppers as their local program.


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Los Angeles: On August 31, 2020, around 6:50 p.m., a police sergeant was exiting a parking lot at the Los Angeles Police Department's Metropolitan Station in the 2700 block of Temple Street. He was driving an unmarked police SUV. As the sergeant pulled out of the parking lot on Benton Way, a male suspect threw a glass jar candle at his front windshield. After the jar hit the windshield, the sergeant stopped and saw the suspect standing in front of a residence. The suspect fled into the residence and a perimeter was established.

Elvis Ayala, 38-years-old, was taken into custody and booked for 245(c) PC, Assault with a Deadly Weapon on a Police Officer. Ayala is being held, without bail, at the Metropolitan Detention Center due to a parole hold.

Fortunately, the sergeant driving the SUV was not injured during this incident. The damage to the vehicle is seen in the below photograph.

 


Major Crimes Division will be handling the investigation. Ayala is the suspect of an additional incident at the Metropolitan Police Station which occurred on August 20th, 2020. During that incident, Ayala threw a metal candlestick at a large Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) vehicle. The candlestick caused a dent to the rear of the vehicle.

Anyone with any information is urged to contact the Major Crimes Division at 213-486-7280. 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. Tipsters may also download the "P3 Tips" mobile application and select the LA Regional Crime Stoppers as their local program.


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Update: The officer involved in the below incident has been identified as Southeast Gang Enforcement Detail Police Officer III Hector Beas, Serial No. 38726.


**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 Southeast Division.

On August 24th, 2020, around 5:20 p.m., LAPD Southeast Area Gang Enforcement Detail (GED)officers responded to a radio call of gang activity, possibly with a handgun, to the rear of an apartment complex located in the 300 block of East 99th Street. As officers arrived at the rear of the apartment complex, 19-year-old Kwame Page ran north toward 99th Street. When Page reached the front courtyard of the complex, additional GED officers had arrived on 99th Street and an OIS occurred. Page was not struck by gunfire and ran back to the rear of the complex where he was taken into police custody.

A handgun was found at the scene and was collected by detectives. Page was booked for 29800(A)(1)PC, Possession of a Firearm by a Prohibited Person.

LAPD's specialized Force Investigation Division responded to the scene and interviewed witnesses and supervised the collection of evidence by the Forensic Science Division. 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, 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. Additionally, representatives from the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office will review the subsequent FID investigation; evidence collected and witness statements to determine if the force used by the officer was reasonable.


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Koreatown: The Los Angeles Police Department's Olympic Area is requesting the public's help in locating Dora Henriquez.

Dora was last seen on August 29, 2020, around 10:00 a.m., in the 800 block of South Kenmore Avenue. Dora is known to frequent the area of Vermont Avenue and James M. Wood Boulevard. Dora's mental condition is poor, and she suffers from Parkinson's disease and dementia. Dora's family is concerned for her safety and safe return home.

Dora is described as a 71-year-old female Hispanic with gray hair, brown eyes, and a small build. She stands 5 feet tall and weighs 110 pounds. Dora was last seen wearing a brown shirt with black line print, brown jeans, gray tennis shoes, and carrying a white cloth bag with flower print.

Anyone with any information is encouraged to contact the Olympic Watch Commander 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 www.lapdonline.org and click on "Anonymous Web Tips" under the "Get Involved-Crime Stoppers" menu. Tipsters may also download the "P3 Tips" mobile application and select the LA Regional Crime Stoppers as their local program.


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UPDATE
August 28, 2020


Los Angeles: On August 27, 2020, around 4:30 a.m., a Fatal Hit and Run occurred at Wilshire Boulevard and Alvarado Street.  As detectives conducted their investigation, they were able to obtain information that lead to the identity of the driver and vehicle.

On August 27, 2020 around 9 p.m., Central Traffic Street Racing Taskforce located the driver and vehicle in the 2000 block of 39th Street.  The driver, 72-year-old Ramiro Vincente Torres of Los Angeles, was arrested for 20001(a) of the California Vehicle Code, “Felony Hit and Run.”

Torres is currently housed at the Metropolitan Detention Center with bail set at $50,000.00.

 

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

 
On August 27, 2020, around 4:30 a.m., officers responded to a radio call of a traffic collision, involving a pedestrian victim, at Wilshire Boulevard and Alvarado Street.  The victim was crossing Wilshire Boulevard, outside of a marked crosswalk, west of Alvarado Street.  A possible white 2000 to 2005 Chevrolet Silverado pick-up truck, travelling eastbound on Wilshire Boulevard, collided with the victim and continued eastbound on Wilshire Boulevard.  The driver failed to stop, render aid and identify him or herself as required by law.  


Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics responded and transported the pedestrian to a local hospital where she was pronounced dead.  The victim is described as a 35 to 40-year-old female Black.  Los Angeles Coroner’s Office will attempt to identify pedestrian and release her identity once next of kin has been notified.   

The truck has a bed liner with a dark stripe or molding on the side.  The vehicle may also have front end damage on the grill, front bumper, and hood.  There is no suspect description.

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

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.


**To view the video, go to Central Traffic Division’s Twitter account @LAPDCTD24**

Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Juan Campos, Central Traffic Division, 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 323-846-6553 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.


Fatal Shooting in Beverly Crest Neighborhood

Beverly Crest: The Los Angeles Police Department’s West Bureau Homicide detectives are investigating a house party that resulted in a shooting leaving one man dead and another seriously injured in the Beverly Crest neighborhood of Los Angeles.

On Wednesday, August 26, 2020, around 2:30 a.m. LAPD West Los Angeles officers responded to a call of a shooting in the 2200 block of San Ysidro Drive.

The officers arrived and were directed by witnesses into a residence where two victims had suffered gunshot wounds. Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics responded and determined one adult male victim dead at the scene. The second shooting victim was transported to a local hospital where he is in stable condition.

The LAPD learned the location is a short-term rental and there had been a party with about 25-30 people in attendance. The victim had a possible gang dispute with another male Black, wearing dark clothing. The suspect shot both victims and left the location on foot. There were no previous radio calls at this location.

The LAPD will be at the location throughout the day conducting their crime scene investigation. San Ysidro is closed to all traffic.

The investigation is being handled by LAPD, West Bureau Homicide. Anyone with information regarding this shooting should contact investigators 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 “P-3 Tips” mobile application and select the LA Regional Crime Stoppers as their local program.


Severe Felony Hit and Run

Los Angeles: Detectives from the Los Angeles Police Department’s South Traffic Division are asking for the public’s help in identifying felony hit and run suspects.   

On August 14, 2020 around 7:40 p.m., the victim later identified as, James Stokes, was crossing southbound on Vernon Avenue at Harvard Boulevard. Stokes was struck by a black Honda Civic traveling at a high rate of speed. The driver of the black Honda Civic fled the scene eastbound on Vernon Avenue without identifying themselves or rendering aid as required by law.   

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

A community member who witnessed the collision followed the suspect(s) and observed them stop near Normandie Avenue. A female Black wearing a red top and shorts, exited the right front passenger seat holding an open bottle of alcohol. The witness confronted the suspect(s) and attempted to get them to return to the scene. The female passenger told the witness they were going to return to the scene of the collision but then reentered the suspect’s vehicle and fled.
 
The suspect vehicle is a black Honda Civic with damage to the front windshield and hood. The vehicle has a partial license plate ending in “394.”     


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

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

For more information concerning the incident, please contact South Traffic Division, Detective Moreno No. 32013, 213-822-6005 or 323-421-2500, email: 32013@lapd.online Report/Case# (DR2012-18545) 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. Tipsters may also download the "P3 Tips" mobile application and select the LA Regional Crime Stoppers as their local program.


Robbery – Hate Crime Suspect Wanted

UPDATE
August 20, 2020
 
After several days of collabortive effort between the Los Angeles Police Department and the community, Hollywood Area Robbery detectives announced the arrest of two suspects involved in the below incident. On August 20, 2020 Carlton Callway (DOB 4/23/91), was arrested in Bakersfield for Assault with a Deadly Weapon (ADW) with a hate crime enhancement. Willie Walker (DOB 1/2/78) was arrested in Los Angeles for extortion on August 19, 2020. Detectives are still looking for Davion Williams (DOB 1/15/98).



Hollywood: Los Angeles Police Department Hollywood Area robbery detectives are asking for the public's help in providing any information that would lead to the arrest of a suspect who committed a robbery / hate crime.


On Monday, August 17, 2020 at approximately 2:15 a.m., the suspect approached the victims and offered to buy them merchandise at a store at the 6500 block of Hollywood Boulevard. The suspect refused to pay for their merchandise and the victims left.

Later, the suspect approached one of the victims with a metal bar and demanded her shoes and bracelet. In fear, the victim complied, the suspect grabbed her by the hand, and they walked together for a short distance before she was able to escape.

A short time later, the suspect assaulted one of the original victim's friends with a bottle and knocked her to the ground. Both victims are transgender women, and the suspect made derogatory remarks about their status during the crime.

The suspect is described as a 25 years-old male, Black, black hair, brown eyes, standing at 6 feet tall, and weighing approximately180 pounds. He was last seen wearing a black tank top, black shorts.

If anyone has any additional information regarding this crime, or can identify the suspect in this photo, please contact Hollywood Area Robbery Detective Detective Stogner at 213-972-2934.

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.


Critical Missing 13-Year-Old Female

Pico Union: The Los Angeles Police Department Rampart Area is requesting the public's help in locating Gwen Alamillo-Mora.
 
Gwen was last seen on August 17, 2020, around 7:00 a.m., at her residence located on the 1400 block of Valencia Street. Gwen suffers from possible depression.


Gwen is described as a 13-year-old female Hispanic with brown hair, brown eyes, and a thin build. She stands 5 feet tall and weighs 90 pounds.

Anyone with any information is encouraged to contact the Rampart Area Watch Commander at 213-484-3400. 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. Tipsters may also download the "P3 Tips" mobile application and select the LA Regional Crime Stoppers as their local program.


Use of Force Incident in Hollenbeck Division

The Los Angeles Police Department is aware of a disturbing video capturing a portion of an interaction between an individual and two uniformed officers in the City's Hollenbeck Area. We discovered this video the same day that the interaction occurred and took immediate action.

The incident occurred April 27, 2020 when two uniformed officers responded to a radio call of a trespassing suspect in the 2400 block of Houston Street. At that location the two officers made contact with a male trespass suspect and directed him to leave the private property. During the course of the investigation a physical altercation occurred between the suspect and one of the officers, resulting in the officer receiving minor injuries to his hand. The suspect had abrasions to his head and face but refused medical attention.

A uniformed supervisor responded to the scene and initiated a preliminary investigation consistent with the Department's reportable use of force protocols. A community member who reportedly witnessed some portion of the altercation provided the supervisor with a copy of a cell phone video taken. Upon review of the content of the cell phone video and the involved officer's body worn video, the supervisor notified his commanding officer and investigators of the Internal Affairs Group responded to conduct a personnel complaint investigation.

The trespass suspect was released from custody from Hollenbeck station pending further investigation.

A formal complaint investigation has been initiated by Internal Affairs Group due to the serious nature of the alleged misconduct. At the direction of the Chief of Police the investigation involving the force used by the officer will be investigated by the Department's Force Investigation Division.

The LAPD closely scrutinizes all uses of force, as we hold every officer to our high standards. While we are withholding judgement on the actions of the involved officer at this time, the officer has been assigned home pending further investigation. Additionally, the Department has notified the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office, Justice System Integrity Division who is monitoring this investigation as well as the Department's Office of the Inspector General.


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

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

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

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

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


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Wilshire: The Los Angeles Police Department's West Traffic Division detectives are asking for the public's help in providing any information that would lead to the identification and arrest of the driver involved in a hit and run traffic collision that severely injured a woman.

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

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

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

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

Anyone with information about this incident is requested to call West Traffic Division Detectives, at 213-473-0234 or 213-473-0222. During non-business hours, or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (877-527-3247). Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call the LA Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477) or go directly to www.lacrimestoppers.org. Tipsters may also visit www.lapdonline.org and click on "Anonymous Web Tips" under the "Get Involved-Crime Stoppers" menu to submit an online tip. Lastly, tipsters may also download the "P3 Tips" mobile application and select the LA Regional Crime Stoppers as their local program.


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Pacoima: The Los Angeles Police Department's Valley Traffic Division detectives are asking for the public's help in providing any information that would lead to the identification and arrest of the driver involved in a hit and run traffic collision that killed a 54-year-old man.

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

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

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

On April 15, 2015, the City Council amended the Los Angeles Administrative Code and created a Hit and Run Reward Program Trust Fund. A reward of up to $50,000 is available to community members who provide information leading to the offender's identification, apprehension, and conviction or resolution through a civil compromise.

Anyone with information about this incident is requested to call Valley Traffic Division Detectives, Detective Benyamin Sadeh at 818-644-8029. During non-business hours, or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (877-527-3247). Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call the LA Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477) or go directly to www.lacrimestoppers.org. Tipsters may also visit www.lapdonline.org and click on "Anonymous Web Tips" under the "Get Involved-Crime Stoppers" menu to submit an online tip. Lastly, tipsters may also download the "P3 Tips" mobile application and select the LA Regional Crime Stoppers as their local program.


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May 26, 2020

***UPDATE***

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


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

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

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


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

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

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

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


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**UPDATE**
May 19, 2020

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

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

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

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


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***UPDATE***

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call the LA Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477) or go directly to www.lacrimestoppers.org. Tipsters may also visit www.lapdonline.org, and click on "Anonymous Web Tips" under the "Get Involved-Crime Stoppers" menu to submit an onlinetip. Lastly, tipsters may also download the "P3 Tips" mobile application and select the LA Regional Crime Stoppers as their local program.