LAPD Statement Regarding Upcoming Elections

The Department is committed to ensuring the safety of every Angeleno at the polls during this election. While we fully expect a peaceful election day, we are prepared to address any potential violence that may occur on November 3rd or the days following. The LAPD is communicating with our local and state emergency partners to coordinate our response and plan for any protests or groups that might become violent. The department has modified deployment to ensure a sufficient number of officers will be available to work evenings and into the weekend. The Department is working with the Registrar Recorder/ County Clerk's Office to ensure people understand the rules of participating in an election and the ways they can vote.

In line with the Department's core value, of Quality Through Continuous Improvement, officers are receiving ongoing training on crowd control and crowd management in preparation for any protest activities related to the election. Rest assured residents can feel safe as they head to their local polling places, and the department has sufficient resources to respond to any crisis or situations that arise. Senior Lead Officers and other staff from our community relations offices will be available to deal with public safety problems. Free elections and the peaceful transfer of power is the corner stone of our democracy, and the LAPD is committed to ensuring a safe election here in Los Angeles.

 


Officer-Involved Shooting in Hollywood Division

The officer involved in the below incident has been identified as Police Officer III Joseph Marx, Serial No. 37650 from Hollywood Division.

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



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

On October 18, 2020, around 9:50 p.m., Fullerton Police Department personnel were in the area of 5500 Melrose Avenue looking for a sexual assault of a minor suspect, later identified as 36-year-old Bryan Gudiel Barrios. They requested the assistance of LAPD officers, who were enroute, when they attempted to detain Barrios. Barrios was armed with a knife and began to stab himself. Fullerton Police Department personnel utilized a TASER, which was ineffective and Barrios ran east on Melrose Avenue toward the Windsor Boulevard entrance of Paramount Studios. LAPD Hollywood Division patrol officers arrived and followed Barrios on to the studio lot, where less-lethal projectiles were used and an Officer-Involved Shooting occurred. Barrios was not struck by gunfire and fled into a multi-story building façade of a movie set. A perimeter was established by officers and additional personnel responded to assist.

After approximately two hours of negotiating with Barrios, he was taken into police custody without an additional use of force.

Barrios was transported to a local hospital for medical treatment from several self-inflicted lacerations. He was expected to survive. No officers were injured.

A folding knife was located at scene and booked as evidence.

Fullerton Police Department will be handling the criminal charges related to their investigation, while 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.


Hit & Run Collision in Hollenbeck Division

Los Angeles: On October 22, 2020, around 6:50 p.m., a resident of El Sereno was crossing Bullard Avenue when a vehicle collided into him knocking him onto the roadway. The driver of the suspect vehicle stopped, exited the vehicle, reentered his vehicle, and fled the scene without rendering aid or identifying himself. The suspect fled westbound on Alhambra Avenue from Bullard Avenue. The driver failed to remain at the scene, render aid, and identify themselves as required by law.

The driver is described as a 30-40-year-old Hispanic male wearing a gray shirt and blue jeans. The suspect's vehicle is described as a white pick-up truck.

The victim is described as a 75-year-old male Hispanic.

The Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics responded to the scene and transported the pedestrian to a local hospital where he was admitted to the Intensive Care Unit with severe injuries. He is in critical condition but stable.

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 Detective Juan Campos of Central Traffic Division detectives at 213-833-3713 email: 31480@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.


Detectives Return Mobility Scooter to Disabled Citizen

Granada Hills: On August 16, 2020, a disabled resident of a group home reported that his mobility scooter had been stolen. Within a few days, Devonshire patrol officers received information linking a suspect to the stolen scooter and made an arrest for grand theft.
 
The stolen scooter was not immediately located, detectives learned that a scooter was booked into property division.
 
On October 20, 2020, detectives contacted the owner of the scooter and reunited him with the mobility device. Devonshire Division is pleased to return this essential transport aid to the disabled owner. Detective Hawn is seen returning the scooter below.

Anyone with information about this case is asked to contact Autos Detective Ronald Kitzmiller, Devonshire Division, at 818-832-0609. During non-business hours or on weekends, please contact 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.


Officer-Involved Shooting in Southwest Division

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

 

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

On October 17, 2020, around 11:30 p.m., uniformed patrol officers were northbound on Budlong Avenue from Jefferson Boulevard when they saw a shooting in progress. A grey sedan was stopped in the roadway, facing southbound and two passengers, suspect 1 and suspect 2, from the vehicle had exited and were firing handguns at a victim. The victim ran north on Budlong Avenue, pursued by suspect 2. When the officers stopped their vehicle, suspect 1 turned and pointed his handgun in the direction of the officers; at that time there was an officer-involved shooting.

Suspect 1 entered the passenger side of the grey sedan, which fled south on Budlong Avenue and crashing into a pole at Budlong Avenue and 35th Street. The occupants of the sedan fled on foot.

A large perimeter was established to search for the suspects. While maintaining the perimeter, a male was detained by officers. The male, later identified as 34-year-old Brandon Maxwell, was the registered owner of the grey sedan and had minor injuries, which appeared to be from broken glass. Maxwell was booked for attempt murder. No additional suspects were found during the search.

No officers were injured during the incident.

Two handguns were located at the scene and booked as evidence.

LAPD's specialized Force Investigation Division (FID) responded to the scene and began interviewing witnesses and collecting forensic evidence.

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. Additionally, 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 officers(s) was reasonable.


Attempt Kidnap Suspect Caught on Surveillance Camera

Los Angeles: Detectives from the Los Angeles Police Department's 77th Area are seeking the public's help in identifying an attempt kidnapping suspect.

On October 18, 2020, around 6:00 p.m., the victim went to a local restaurant on the 100 block of West Manchester Avenue. The suspect walked up to victim as she was walking to her car and demanded that victim hand over victim's young brother. Suspect tried to grab the 1-year-old brother and claimed he was her child. Victims walked to their vehicle and the suspect followed them. Suspect once again tried to take the child from victim's hands. The victim asked for help and ran back into the restaurant. The same suspect then made her way to the 8000 block of South Main Street and entered a gated apartment courtyard. Several children were playing in the courtyard and suspect grabbed a 5-year-old child and tried to leave the area with him. Family members observed the suspect trying to carry out the child and stopped suspect from taking him.

The suspect has been described as a Hispanic female between 20 to 35-years-old, standing approximately 5 feet 6 inches tall and weighing around 135 pounds with short cropped brown hair. She was wearing a white shirt, light green shorts, and dark slippers.

Residents in the area should consider the following:
· Always be alert to your surroundings and the people around you.
· Try to stay in well-lit areas.
· If you feel you're being followed, walk to a well-populated area.
· Report the crime to the police. Try to describe the attacker accurately.
· Your actions can help prevent others from becoming victims.

 
Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to contact 77th Division, Crimes Against Person Detectives, Detective Preciado at 323-786-5412. During non-business hours or on the 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.


Murder Suspect Wanted NR20266ml

Update
Arrest Annoucement


On October 19, 2020, Irma Monroy a 25-year-old resident of Los Angeles, was arrested and booked for California Penal Code § 187(a) - Murder.

Monroy's bail, which includes an unrelated outstanding felony warrant for Assault with a Deadly Weapon, is set at $2,060,000.

She is due to be arraigned on Wednesday, October 28, 2020.

The knife used during the commission of the crime and the green bicycle were recovered at the time of the arrest.

 
 
Los Angeles: The Los Angeles Police Department Central Bureau Homicide detectives are asking for the public's help in providing any information that would lead to the identification and arrest of a suspect who committed a murder.


On October 16, 2020 at 10:45 p.m., at the 7th Street and Metro train station, the suspect became involved in a verbal dispute with the victim on the MTA Red Line train. The dispute escalated and the suspect armed herself and stabbed the victim, ultimately causing his death.

The suspect is described as a female, possibly White or Hispanic, 25-30 years of age. The suspect was last seen exiting the Red Line train, at the 7th & Metro station pushing a distinctive green bicycle.

The suspect should be considered ARMED and DANGEROUS; if seen do not attempt to contact her, call 9-1-1 immediately.

Anyone with information regarding the suspect, please contact Detective Lenchuk or Detective Salas, Central Bureau Homicide, at (213) 486-8700. 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.


Officer-Involved-Shooting in Southeast Division NRF046-20ma

October 27, 2020

The officer involved in the below incident has been identified as Police Officer II Jordan Cohen, Serial No. 42927 from Southeast Division.
 
 
 
**The following information is based on a preliminary and ongoing investigation, which continues to evolve as investigators interview witnesses, review physical and electronic records, and analyze forensic evidence. The Department's understanding of the facts and circumstances may change as additional evidence is collected and analyzed**


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

On October 14, 2020, around 9:50 p.m., LAPD Southeast Division patrol officers were in the area of 111th Street and Figueroa Street. They saw a man, later identified as 23-year-old Kevin Carr, standing in a parking lot of a gas station, pointing a handgun at people seated in a vehicle. The officers pulled their patrol car into the parking lot, exited, and told Carr to put the handgun down. Carr did not follow the officers' directions, resulting in an officer-involved shooting.

Carr was struck by gunfire and fell to the ground. The Los Angeles Fire Department responded and determined Carr had died at the scene.

The loaded handgun Carr was armed with was located at scene and recovered as evidence.

No officers or innocent bystanders were injured during the incident.

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 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 was reasonable.


Multiple Suspects Arrested Following an Officer-Involved-Shooting

South Los Angeles:  On October 14, 2020, around 9:50 p.m., a group of individuals were seated in their vehicles in the parking lot of a gas station on the corner of 111th Street and Figueroa Street. The suspect, who was alone, walked up and pointed a firearm at the group of individuals.  A Los Angeles Police Department Southeast patrol unit was driving westbound on 111st Street when they observed what was taking place.  They stopped their patrol vehicle, exited, and gave the suspect direction to put his gun down.  At that time there was an officer-involved shooting.  The suspect was struck by gunfire and pronounced dead at the scene. A firearm was also recovered and collected as evidence by detectives.

 
 
No officers were injured and none of the victims sustained injuries.


On October 15, 2020, around 2:30 a.m., a female protester at the scene of the officer-involved-shooting, crossed the yellow Los Angeles Police Department crime scene tape and entered the restricted area.  Officers detained her at which time 6 additional suspects crossed the crime scene tape and attempted to free the female from police custody. A struggle ensued between the individuals and the officers. Ultimately, seven people were arrested for willfully resisting and obstructing a police investigation (California Penal Code Section, 148 P.C.).  The seven individuals were not from the immediate area. One officer sustained an injury to their hand which required medical treatment.  

Suspect-1: Avery Anglin, Female, White, DOB: 09/04/1998, Booking #6032531,  from Los Angeles, CA
Suspect-2: Alyssa Blair, Female, Hispanic, DOB:07/31/2000, Booking #6032510,  from Monrovia, CA  
Suspect-3: Courtney Costello, Female, White, DOB: 01/25/1992, Booking #6032529,  from Rosemead, CA  
Suspect-4: Torrey Costello, Female, White, DOB: 02/14/1993, Booking #6032518,  from Rosemead, CA  
Suspect-5: Scotty Harrison, Male, White, DOB: 05/03/1995, Booking #6032516,  from Los Angeles, CA  
Suspect-6: Marlon Pacheco, Male, Hispanic, DOB: 07/24/2000, Booking #6032533,  from Los Angeles, CA  
Suspect-7: Efrain Acevedo, Male, Hispanic, DOB: 07/19/1990, Booking #6032612,  from Los Angeles, CA

Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to contact the Los Angeles Police Department, South Bureau Homicide detectives at, 323-786-5100.  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.


Shooting Strikes Two Victims Killing One

Pacoima:  Detectives from the Los Angeles Police Department’s Operations-Valley Bureau Homicide are asking for the public’s help in providing any information that would lead to the identification and arrest of the suspects involved in a fatal shooting.

On October 14, 2020, around 2:40 a.m., Foothill Area Patrol officers responded to a radio call of "shots fired” near Ralston Avenue and Van Nuys Boulevard.     

Upon arrival units were directed to the Victim-Cruz who was lying on the sidewalk near the 13100 block of Van Nuys Boulevard.  Officers then discovered that a second shooting Victim-Mendez had been transported by citizens to a local hospital.   

Operations-Valley Bureau Homicide responded and assumed investigative responsibility.  Their investigation revealed that the two victims were walking west on Van Nuys Boulevard when they were approached by a male Hispanic.  The male asked them where they were from.  He then pointed a handgun at the two victims, and fired twice, striking both victims.  The Suspect fled in a dark vehicle.  

The victim of the homicide was identified as 31-year-old, Andres Cruz, 31-years-old.  Second shooting Victim-Mendez was treated and released from the hospital.   

Anyone with additional information is urged to call Detective Sharon Kim, Los Angeles Police Department, Valley Bureau Homicide, at 818-374-1978.  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.


Response to City Council Vote Regarding Public Safety

The Los Angeles Police Department fully supports the City Council’s actions today to establish responsible alternatives to respond to nonviolent calls that currently fall to the Department to handle. For far too long the men and women of the Department have been asked to respond to calls from our community that would be more effectively addressed by others.

Consistent with our Core Value of "Quality Through Continuous Improvement,” we look forward to the establishment of trained professionals, whether new city employees or community organizations, available both day and night to handle these non-emergency calls that our community expect. We remain committed to public safety and in response to the recent budget cuts and staffing reduction have begun the process to shift our operations away from less-essential activities. The alternative services envisioned by our elected leaders will ensure the public continues to have appropriate professionals available to maintain safe and healthy communities for generations to come.


Robbery Suspect Targeting Pedestrians in West Side of Los Angeles

Los Angeles:  Los Angeles Police Department detectives have recognized a pattern of robberies in the West side of Los Angeles.  The same suspect has robbed or attempted to rob several men and women over the past month.  Most of the men and women that have been robbed were walking or jogging alone at night during the hours of 8:00 p.m. to midnight.    

The suspect has been described as a Black male in his twenties, driving a gray truck.  He has been armed with a handgun during the robberies and fired gunshots in at least two of the incidents.  Property taken during the robberies has mostly been limited to cell phones.

The affected neighborhoods include:  Mar Vista, West Adams, Picfair Village, Westchester, Mid-Wilshire, Carthay Circle, Beverly Grove, Fairfax, Crestview, Faircrest Heights, and Palms.

Residents in the area should consider the following:   

 
· Always be alert to your surroundings and the people around you.  

· Try to stay in well-lit areas.   
· Don’t walk alone at night and always avoid areas where there are few people.   
· Be careful when people stop you for directions. Always reply from a distance, and never get too close to the car.  
· If you feel you’re being followed, walk to a well-populated area.
· Don't resist. Give up your property, don't give up your life.
· Report the crime to the police. Try to describe the attacker accurately.  
· Your actions can help prevent others from becoming victims.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to contact Robbery- Homicide Division, Robbery Special Section, Detective Marsden or Detective Matsuda at 213-486-6840.  During non-business hours, or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (877-527-3247).  Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call 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.


Daytime Robbery Suspects Captured on Video Surveillance

North Hollywood: Detectives from the Los Angeles Police Department's North Hollywood Area are seeking the public's help in identifying two robbery suspects.

 
On October 5, 2020, around 9:10 a.m., the victim was working as a gardener on the 10400 block of Myrna St. The suspects backed their van up to the victim's work truck. The passenger exited the vehicle and removed property out of the victim's truck. The victim ran up towards the suspects. The passenger re-entered the vehicle and the driver drove the vehicle forward striking the victim. The suspects then fled the location with the victims property.


Suspect #1, the driver, is described as a male Hispanic.

Suspect #2 , the passenger, is described as a male, Hispanic, 5 feet 6 inches tall, weighing 180 pounds. He was seen wearing a black hat, a black shirt and black pants.

The suspect vehicle is described as a white Ford Transit Connect van depicted below:

Anyone with information on this crime is urged to call Detective Kojima, Robbery Section, at 818-754-8426. During non-business hours or on the weekends, calls should be directed to1-877-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.
 


Fatal Hit and Run in South Los Angeles

Los Angeles: On October 8, 2020 around 4:25 a.m., a 22-year-old female pedestrian was struck by a motorist traveling northbound on Avalon Boulevard south of 107th Street. The driver continued driving northbound on Avalon Boulevard dragging the pedestrian under the vehicle for a block and a half. The driver made an eastbound turn onto 106th Street where the pedestrian was dislodged from the vehicle just east of Avalon Boulevard. The suspect then fled the location in an unknown direction.

Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics responded and pronounced the pedestrian deceased at scene. The identity of the female will remain confidential until the next of kin has been notified.

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

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

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


Daytime Robbery Suspects Captured on Video Surveillance

Los Angeles: Detectives from the Los Angeles Police Department's Wilshire Area are seeking the public's help in identifying robbery suspects.

On September 26, 2020, around 10:50 a.m., the victim exited a convenience store and walked through the parking lot in the 5000 block of West Pico Boulevard. Two suspects approached the victim, physically assaulted him, and took his money. Both suspects fled the location.

Suspect #1, the driver, is described as a male Hispanic in his 40's, wearing a black t-shirt, black shorts, and red shoes.

Suspect #2 , the passenger, is described as a male Black, in his 40's, wearing a blue baseball cap, white t-shirt, and orange reflective vest.

The suspect vehicle is described as a late model, red, 2-door Honda Civic with California license plate ending in "2."

 
Anyone with information on this crime is urged to call Detective Villatoro, Robbery Section, at 213-922-8217. During non-business hours or on the 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.



Assault with a Deadly Weapon Hate Crime

Los Angeles: Detectives from the Los Angeles Police Department's Rampart Area are investigating a hate crime which occurred in MacArthur Park.

On October 4, 2020, around 9:00 p.m., a transgender female victim was in MacArthur Park when she was approached by a group of three Hispanic suspects, two males and one female, 18-25 years of age. One of the suspects stated, "We don't want gays here!" The suspects surrounded the victim and proceeded to stab her multiple times. The suspects fled the area in a white Honda sedan. The victim was transported to a local hospital and is in stable condition.

Detectives are actively working this investigation and canvassing the area for witnesses and evidence. Due to the statement made to the victim, this is being investigated as a hate crime.

Anyone with information is urged to contact Rampart Detectives at 213-484-3660. 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.


Detectives Arrest Trump Star Vandal

Hollywood: Detectives from the Los Angeles Police Department's Hollywood Area announce the arrest of James Otis for Felony Vandalism of the Donald Trump star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

On October 2, 2020, Otis used a pick axe to destroy the Donald Trump star. Recently on social media, Otis expressed his intention to damage the star, and in 2016 was arrested for the same charge.

During the investigation, and after reviewing video of the incident, it was determined the individual destroying the star appeared to be James Otis. Detectives contacted Otis' publicity team who relayed his desire to turn himself in for the recent crime. On October 5, 2020, Otis entered Hollywood Station where he was questioned by detectives and subsequently booked for 594(b)(1), Felony Vandalism. Bail was set in the amount of $20,000.

The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce estimated the damage to be over $3,000.


Fatal Shooting Leaves One Man Dead

San Fernando: Detectives from the Los Angeles Police Department's Valley Bureau Homicide Division are seeking the public's assistance in identifying the suspect(s) responsible for the shooting death of a man.

On October 1, 2020, around 6:12 p.m., Foothill Area Patrol officers responded to a Radio Call of an, "Assault with a Deadly Weapon Shooting, Man Down," near the 13200 block of Del Sur Street. Upon arrival the officers observed the victim laying on the sidewalk in front of the location. He was unconscious and not breathing and suffering from a gunshot wound to the upper torso. The Los Angeles Fire Department Paramedics responded and pronounced the victim deceased at scene.

Valley Bureau Homicide was contacted and assumed responsibility of the investigation. Detectives canvassed the area however there were no witnesses that observed the shooting.

The Victim is an 18-year-old male, Hispanic from San Fernando. His identity is being withheld pending next of kin notification

Anyone with additional information is urged to call Los Angeles Police Department, Valley Bureau Homicide, Detective Steve Castro at 818-374-1925. During non-business hours, or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (877-527-3247). Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call the LA Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477) or go directly to www.lacrimestoppers.org. Tipsters may also visit www.lapdonline.org and click on "Anonymous Web Tips" under the "Get Involved-Crime Stoppers" menu to submit an online tip. Lastly, tipsters may also download the "P3 Tips" mobile application and select the LA Regional Crime Stoppers as their local program.


Fatal Hit and Run in Koreatown

Koreatown: On October 2, 2020 around 1:20 a.m., a black Jeep Grand Cherokee sports utility vehicle driving northbound on Wilton Avenue at 5th Street struck a pedestrian laying on the roadway. The driver of the black Jeep Grand Cherokee failed to stop, identify themselves, and render aid as required by law.

Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics responded and despite lifesaving efforts the pedestrian died at the scene. The victim is a 33-year-old female resident of Los Angeles.

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 West Traffic Detectives at 213-473-0234. During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (877-527-3247). Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call the

LA Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477) or go directly to www.lacrimestoppers.org. Tipsters may also visit 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.


Van Nuys Assault with Intent to Commit Sex Crime

Van Nuys: On August 24, 2020, at around 1:15 a.m., the suspect entered the victim's residence. While inside the residence the suspect entered a bedroom where two of the victim's minor children slept. He turned on the lights then turned them off and exited the room. This awakened one of the children. The suspect then walked into the victim's bedroom where she was sleeping alongside her husband. The suspect touched the victim's legs and then attempted to remove her shorts as he climbed on top of her. The victim woke up, screamed, and kicked the suspect off her. The victim's husband woke up then pushed the suspect out of the apartment.

The suspect fled the location and is described as a male White approximately 30-35 years of age. The victim also stated that the suspect had an Armenian accent.
Anyone with additional information is urged to call Van Nuys Area, Los Angeles Police Department, at 818-374-9500 or Van Nuys Area Sex Detectives, at 818-374-0009. 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.

Drive-By Shooting Leaves 1 Dead

Wilmington: The Los Angeles Police Department's Harbor Area Homicide Detectives are seeking the public's assistance in identifying the suspect(s) responsible for the drive-by shooting death of 18-year-old Raemond Jarrod Santos.

On September 30, 2020, around 1:50 a.m., Raemond Jarrod Santos was sitting in his vehicle in the 1200 block of North Drumm Avenue. Mr. Santos was parked at the east curb when a vehicle with unknown suspect(s) stopped next to his vehicle and fired multiple rounds in Mr. Santos direction.

Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics responded to render aid; however, Mr. Santos succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced deceased just after 3:00 a.m.

At this time, the detectives do not have any leads as to the suspect's identity and are asking for the public's help. Detectives are asking for any witnesses, who may provide a description of the vehicle, to please call Harbor Detectives.

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.


Shooting/Assault with a Deadly Weapon against an Officer

Reseda: Detectives from the Los Angeles Police Department's Robbery-Homicide Division (RHD), Homicide Special Section (HSS), responded to a shooting investigation in Reseda.

On September 26, 2020, at approximately 5:45 a.m., an off-duty Los Angeles Police Department officer, while driving in his personal vehicle came under fire from an unknown suspect armed with a handgun. The suspect, at this time described only as a male Hispanic driving a black sports utility vehicle, fired at the officer while both vehicles were driving on Vanowen Street in the area of Lindley Avenue.

The shots struck the officer's vehicle, but the officer was uninjured.

At this time, the motive for this shooting is unknown.

If you have any information that would aid the investigation, you are asked to contact Robbery-Homicide Division detectives at 213-486-6910. 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.


Detectives Request The Public’s Help to Locate a Person of Interest in Sexual Assault and Attempt Murder Investigation NR20236jc

UPDATE
September 26, 2020
 
 

A person of interest was identified, and his information was released to the press. This is to notify the public that the person identified, Kwan Dante Adams, a transient who frequents the area, has been arrested.

In the early morning hours of September 26, 2020, Detectives from the Los Angeles Police Department's Gang and Narcotics Division, Fugitive Warrants Section, located Kwan Adams in the Venice Beach area. He was detained without incident and booked for an outstanding robbery warrant. He remains in custody with No Bail. Detectives from Robbery-Homicide continue to investigate the crime that occurred on September 8, 2020.

Anyone with information about this incident are urged to call Los Angeles Police Department, Robbery-Homicide Division detectives at (213) 486-6910. 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.



Venice Beach: The Los Angeles Police Department's Robbery-Homicide Division (RHD) is requesting the community's assistance in providing any information about a person of interest in relation to a sexual assault and attempt murder investigation.
In the early morning hours of September 8, 2020, detectives from RHD, Special Assault Section (SAS) responded to a sexual assault and attempt murder investigation in the area of Ocean Front Walk and Anchorage Street. An unconscious victim suffering from severe head trauma was discovered laying on the ground outside of a restroom.
An individual identified as Kwan Dante Adams has been identified as a person of interest related to the attack. Kwan Dante Adams is described as a 24-year-old black man with black hair and brown eyes. He stands 6 feet 3 inches tall and weighs 200 pounds. He is known to have tattoos on his chest and arms. He is also wanted on a felony warrant for robbery.

Anyone with additional information is asked to contact the Los Angeles Police Department's Robbery-Homicide Division detectives at 213-486-6910. 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.


Missing 21-Year -Old Young Man

Los Angeles:  The family and friends of Juan Carlos Hernandez and the Los Angeles Police Department are requesting the public’s assistance in locating him.

Juan was last seen on September 26, 2020, near the 3200 hundred block of West Adams Boulevard in Los Angeles. He was wearing a gray hoodie, light colored shorts, long black socks and dark Vans.  He hasn’t been seen since and his family is concerned.   

Juan is described as a male Hispanic, brown hair, brown eyes, 6 feet 2 inches tall and weighs 215 pounds.   

If you have seen Juan Carlos Hernandez or have any information regarding his whereabouts please contact the Los Angeles Police Department, Missing Persons Unit, at (213) 996-1800.  During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7.

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.  


Officer-Involved-Shooting at LAPD Harbor Division

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

 

 
Los Angeles: The Los Angeles Police Department's (LAPD) Force Investigation Division is investigating an Officer-Involved-Shooting (OIS) that occurred Saturday evening, at the Los Angeles Police Department's Harbor Community Police Station.


On September 26, 2020, around 9:59 p.m., a male Hispanic, later identified as 29-year-old, Jose Guzman, entered the front lobby of the Harbor Community Police Station. Guzman was met by the Harbor Area uniformed desk officer at which time Guzman engaged the officer in a physical altercation by punching him on the face causing the officer to fall backwards onto the floor. While on the ground Guzman began to struggle over the officer's gun and managed to remove the gun from the officer's holster and gain control of the gun. Guzman continued his assault and hit the officer on the head with the gun causing lacerations and immediate bleeding. As Guzman stood up he pointed the gun at the officer and began to retreat towards the front door. The on-duty Assistant Watch Commander (AWC) responded to the front lobby at which point the officer informed the AWC that Guzman had his gun. As the AWC turned to address Guzman, he turned and fired at the AWC which precipitated an Officer-Involved-Shooting. Guzman was not struck by gunfire and fled the station in his vehicle.

Responding officers observed Guzman's vehicle and initiated a pursuit which terminated at Pacific Avenue and 17th Street, where he was taken into custody involving of a non-categorical use of force. Guzman sustained minor abrasions, was medically treated and was released for booking.

A loaded 9mm Berretta semi-automatic pistol was recovered from Guzman's vehicle.

The Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics responded to the scene and transported the officer to a local hospital where he was medically treated for non-life-threatening injuries and later released.

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 on-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. 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 officers was reasonable.