Shooting Leaves One Dead

North Hollywood: The Los Angeles Police Department detectives are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying the suspect(s) responsible for the shooting death of 27-year-old Gabriela Diaz.   

On November 25, 2020 at approximately 9:15 p.m., North Hollywood Area Patrol officers responded to a radio call of an Assault with a Deadly Weapon, Shots Fired, at the 6900 block of Simpson Avenue.  Upon the officers arrival they discovered Diaz, a local resident, shot to death on the sidewalk in front of the location.  The preliminary investigation revealed Diaz was arriving home, from an errand, when a gray sedan stopped on the street behind her vehicle.  A male exited the sedan and fired numerous times into Diaz' vehicle before fleeing north on Simpson Avenue.  Diaz survived that volley of gun shots, only to be fatally shot moments later when the same sedan returned.  
The motive of the shooting is still unknown.  The murder appears to be an isolated incident, and not an ongoing threat to the community. The investigation is ongoing.   

Anyone with additional information is urged to call Detective R. January, LAPD Valley Bureau Homicide, at 818-374-1939.  During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (1-877-527-3247).  Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call the L.A. Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477) or go directly to www.lacrimestoppers.org.  Tipsters may also visit www.lapdonline.org, and click on “Anonymous Web Tips” under the “Get Involved-Crime Stoppers” menu to submit an online tip.  Lastly, tipsters may also download the “P3 Tips” mobile application and select the L.A. Regional Crime Stoppers as their local program.   


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Los Angeles:  Detectives from the Los Angeles Police Department’s Central Bureau Homicide Unit are seeking the public’s help in identifying the suspect responsible for the stabbing death of a man at a Downtown jewelry store.   
On November 3, 2020, around 9:00 a.m., the suspect entered a jewelry store in the 700 block of South Broadway and was inside for approximately six minutes.  The suspect stabbed the jewelry store owner several times, then exited the store carrying a white grocery bag.  The suspect fled on foot eastbound on 7th Street from Broadway then northbound on Spring Street from 7th Street.   

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

The suspect is described as a 30 to 40-year-old male Hispanic.  He stands approximately five feet six inches to five feet eight inches tall and weighs approximately 160 to 180 pounds.   

Anyone with additional information is urged to contact Central Bureau Homicide Detectives at (213-996-4149.  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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San Pedro: The Los Angeles Police Department detectives from Harbor area are seeking the public's assistance in identifying the suspect(s) responsible for the shooting death of 37-year-old Miguel Ruiz.

On November 23, 2020, at approximately 9:10 p.m., Miguel Ruiz was sitting in the courtyard area at an apartment complex in the 100 block of South Mesa Street in the city of San Pedro. Miguel was with a group of friends when an unknown male approached the group and fired a handgun at them. Mr. Ruiz was shot multiple times, while a female and additional male were also injured by gunfire. Mr. Ruiz succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced deceased at the scene. One of the additional victims was transported to a local area hospital and listed in stable condition. The third victim declined medical treatment.

It is believed that the suspect ran to an awaiting vehicle; however, the witnesses did not see the suspect get into a vehicle after the shooting.

Anyone with additional information is urged to call LAPD Harbor area Detective Killingsworth, or Detective Cortez, at 310-726-7879 or 310-726-7889. 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.


Severe Injury to a 76-Year-Old Great Grandmother

UPDATE
November 24, 2020

On November 23, 2020, around 8:00 p.m., Mrs. Kuen Ham succumbed to her injuries and passed away at the hospital. She was surrounded by her family.

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.
 
 
 
 
Hit and Run Traffic Collision Causes Severe Injury to a 76-Year-Old Great Grandmother


Los Angeles: On November 23, 2020, around 5:55 a.m., a Severe Injury Hit and Run occurred near Union Avenue and Miramar Street. A possible tan, 4-door, 2000 to 2010 Toyota Corolla was travelling northbound Union Avenue and made a westbound left turn onto Miramar Street. Mrs. Kuen Ham was crossing Miramar Street when the driver of the Toyota collided into her. The collision knocked her onto the street and dragged her approximately 15-feet before she was dislodged. The driver fled the scene without stopping to render aid and to identify him or herself.

The Los Angeles Fire Department responded, and Mrs. Kuen was immediately transported to a local hospital. Mrs. Kuen was admitted into the intensive care unit with life threatening injuries.
 

 
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 male, please contact Detective Juan Campos, Central Traffic Detectives, at (213) 833-3713, e-mail 31480@lapd.online or Central Traffic Division Watch Commander at (213) 833-3746. During weekends and off-hours calls should be directed to the 24-hour toll free number at 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (1-877-527-3247). For anonymous calls please call LA Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477) or visit www.lacrimestoppers.org, or Tipsters www.lapdonline.org.


Critical Missing 85-Year-Old Female

North Hills: The family of Dalia Coto and the Los Angeles Police Department are requesting the public's assistance in locating her.

On November 19, 2020, around 2:00 a.m., Dalia left her residence in the 8500 block of Columbus Avenue. She has not been seen or heard from since and her family is extrewmewly concerned. Dalia is in poor mental and physical condition.

Dalia is described as a female Hispanic, 85-years-old, medium build, light complexion, with white/black hair and hazel eyes. She stands 5 feet 6 inches tall and weighs approximately 180 pounds. She was last seen wearing light blue denim shorts and may be utilizing a green walker with wheels.

If you have seen or have any information regarding Dalia Coto's whereabouts, please contact the Mission Area Community Police Station Watch Commander at (818) 838-9800. 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.


Hit and Run Traffic Collision Leaves One Person Dead

Van Nuys:  On Thursday, November 19, 2020, at 7:15 p.m., a 2013 black Lexus SUV was travelling westbound on Burbank Blvd at Natick Ave. A male passenger from the Lexus exited the moving vehicle and fell onto the roadway.  An unknown light colored sedan travelling westbound Burbank Blvd struck the male passenger while on the roadway. The driver of the sedan failed to stop, identify self and render aid as required by law.   

The Los Angeles Fire Department responded to the scene and pronounced the male passenger dead at the scene.  He was a male, approximately 24 years-old.  His name will not be released until next of kin is notified.  The driver of the Lexus didn’t sustain any injuries from the collision.

This investigation is ongoing and no arrest was made at scene.   

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

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

Anyone with information about this collision is asked to contact Valley Traffic Investigator Garcia at 818-644-8117.  During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (877-527-3247).  Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call CrimeStoppers at 800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477). Tipsters may also contact CrimeStoppers by texting to phone number 274637 (C-R-I-M-E-S on most keypads) with a cell phone. All text messages should begin with the letters “LAPD.” Tipsters may also go to LAPDOnline.org, click on "webtips" and follow the prompts.


Los Angeles Board of Police Commission Changes

Los Angeles: Civilian oversight is the cornerstone of Constitutional Policing and it is critical in our ability to build trust with our residents. The Los Angeles Board of Police Commissioners Vice President Shane Murphy Goldsmith has spent the last four years dedicated to that mission. As she steps down this week from her role on the Board, the Los Angeles Police Department thanks her for her diligent service and we wish her well in her future endeavors. Ms. Goldsmith helped shape the LAPD's policies and procedures regarding community policing, homelessness, and juvenile pre-arrest diversion.

The LAPD remains dedicated to our Core Values and will continue to work diligently with our civilian Board of Police Commissioners "To Protect and To Serve" the people of Los Angeles as we welcome Los Angeles Police Commissioner nominee, William Briggs.


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Mission Hills:  Burglary detectives from the Los Angeles Police Department’s Mission Division  have recognized a pattern of burglaries in the Mission Hills area of Los Angeles.  The suspects have scaled the walls of the facility and accessed the property.  Once inside, the suspects have forced open the doors of individual storage units and removed property.  This has occurred on two separate occasions.  The burglaries have occurred between the hours of 2:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m..   

The suspects are described as Hispanic males in their late teens to early twenties.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to contact Mission Division, Burglary Section, Detective Gonzales or Detective Santa at 818-838-9810.  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.


Felony Hit and Run in Hollenbeck

Los Angeles: On Wednesday November 18, 2020, around 12:02 a.m., a green 1999 Honda Civic was involved in a speed contest at the 100 Block of North Myers Street.  The Honda was traveling southbound on Myers Street when it collided with a gray 2006 Mercedes that was making a left turn.  After the collision, a black Dodge Charger approached the Mercedes. The driver of the Mercedes, a Hispanic or White female and a Hispanic or White female passenger exited the car.  Both women entered the Dodge Charger and fled the scene.  The driver failed to render aid or identify herself as required by law.   

Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics transported the driver of the Honda to a local area hospital with severe injuries.

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

On April 15, 2015, the City Council amended the Los Angeles Administrative Code and created a Hit and Run Reward Program Trust Fund. A reward of up to $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.

***Video of suspect and vehicle can be viewed on the Central Traffic Twitter page @LAPDCTD24***

If anyone has information regarding the vehicle, driver, passenger or collision, please contact Officer Mendoza, Central Traffic Detectives, at 213-833-3713 or e-mail Officer Mendoza at 32010@lapd.online or Central Traffic Division Watch Commander at 213-833-3746.  During weekends and off-hours calls should be directed to the 24-hour toll free number at 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (1-877-527-3247).  Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call the LA Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477) or go directly to www.lacrimestoppers.org.  Tipsters may also visit www.lapdonline.org, and click on “Anonymous Web Tips” under the “Get Involved-Crime Stoppers” menu to submit an online tip.  Lastly, tipsters may also download the “P3 Tips” mobile application and select the LA Regional Crime Stoppers as their local program.


14-Year-Old Critical Missing Juvenile

Panorama City:  The family of Bianka Gomez and the Los Angeles Police Department’s Mission Area Juvenile Detectives are seeking the public’s help in locating 14-year-old Bianka Gomez.  


Bianka was last seen on Wednesday, November 18, 2020, around 4:15 p.m. at her family’s residence in the 14600 Block of Gledhill Street. Bianka and her parents were involved in an argument over discipline issues. Bianka became upset and left home without permission and has not returned.

 
Bianka Gomez is described as a 14-year-old Hispanic female with shoulder length black hair, brown eyes, and a medium build.  She stands 5 feet 4 inches tall and weighs 145 pounds. She was last seen wearing a black hooded sweatshirt, white Nike tennis shoes, and was carrying a pink backpack.   


If you have seen or have any information regarding the whereabouts of Bianka Gomez, please contact Mission Area Juvenile Detectives, at 818-838-9810 or 818-838-9800.  During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (877-527-3247).  Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call Crime Stoppers at 800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477). Tipsters may also contact Crime Stoppers by texting to phone number 274637 (C-R-I-M-E-S on most Keypads) with a cell phone. All text messages should begin with the letters “LAPD.” Tipsters may also go to LAPDOnline.org, click on "webtips" and follow the prompts. Reference DR# 20-1917076.


Juan Hernandez Missing Person Investigation South Los Angeles

Los Angeles:  On September 22, 2020, Juan Hernandez was reported missing by his family after not returning home from work that night.  Within a week of Hernandez disappearance, Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) Robbery-Homicide Division (RHD) Robbery Special Section (RSS) Detectives assumed the investigation after someone attempted to extort money from the family for his safe return.  RHD Detectives were able to determine the attempted extortion was not related to Hernandez disappearance, but he was most likely the victim of a crime and continued to investigate his disappearance.  

LAPD RHD Detectives worked tirelessly in conjunction with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) to determine how Juan Hernandez disappeared and if in fact he was the victim of a crime.  Ultimately, their efforts provided Detectives with a sequence of events to find Hernandez.  

On November 15, 2020, LAPD RHD, San Bernardino Sheriff’s Search and Rescue Team, San Bernardino Sheriff’s Homicide, and FBI personnel discovered the remains of Juan Hernandez.  Hernandez was found in a shallow grave along Afton Canyon Road east of Interstate 15 which is north of Barstow. The San Bernardino County Coroner’s Office responded to the scene to recover the human remains which appeared to be the victim of a homicide.  It was later determined by the San Bernardino County Coroner’s Office; the remains were of Juan Hernandez.  

On November 19, 2020, LAPD RHD Detectives with the assistance of LAPD Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) served search warrants at the residences of the persons of interest in Hernandez murder.  The following suspects were arrested for 187 PC/Murder and booked at LAPD Jail:  

1. Ethan Astaphan, 27 years  

2. Sonita Heng, 20 years  

The investigation is ongoing and anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to contact Robbery- Homicide Division, Robbery Special Section, Detective Jaramillo and Detective Hammer at (213) 486-6840.  During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (1-877-527-3247).  Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477).  Tipsters may also go to www.lapdonline.org, and click on “Anonymous Web Tips.”


Fatal Hit and Run

UPDATE
November 19, 2020
 
 
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.

 

Los Angeles:  Detectives from the Los Angeles Police Department’s South Traffic Division are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying the suspect responsible for the Hit and Run traffic collision that killed a male bicyclist.     

On November 18, 2020, around 9:15 p.m., a bicyclist was travelling north on Main Street just north of 120th Street.  A dark colored sedan, also travelling north on Main Street, collided with the bicyclist and fled north on Main Street without stopping or rendering aid to the bicyclist as required by law.  

Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics responded and transported the bicyclist to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead.  The identity of the bicyclist is not being released until next of kin is notified.  

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.

Anyone with any information is encouraged to contact Detective Flannery or Officer Mitchell at 323-421-2500.  During non-business hours, or on weekends, calls should be directed to the South Traffic Watch Commander at 323-421-2577, or 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (1-877-527-3247).  Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call the L.A. Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477) or go directly to www.lacrimestoppers.org.  Tipsters may also visit www.lapdonline.org, and click on “Anonymous Web Tips” under the “Get Involved-Crime Stoppers” menu to submit an online tip.  Lastly, tipsters may also download the “P3 Tips” mobile application and select the L.A. Regional Crime Stoppers as their local program.    


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Los Angeles: In anticipation of celebratory activity following the conclusion of the NBA Finals, several Mobile Field Forces were deployed in the downtown area.

On Monday, October 12, 2020, around 12:30 a.m., a squad of officers arrived in the area of South Flower Street and West 9th Street due to a large crowd. While interacting with that group, officers reported seeing individuals throw bottles in their direction. In response to those actions, less-lethal munitions were deployed, which struck an individual in the face. That person was subsequently transported to a local hospital, where he was admitted due to injuries sustained to his mouth. He was not arrested.

No officers were injured during this incident.

Force Investigation Division detectives responded to the scene and are investigating this incident.


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The people of Los Angeles County have elected a new District Attorney and the Los Angeles Police Department stands ready to work with DA elect George Gascón as he assumes the leadership over the largest prosecuting agency in the Nation.

The men and women of the LAPD also extends its appreciation and gratitude to outgoing DA Jackie Lacey for her life-long public service to the people of Los Angeles County. During DA Lacey's many decades of service and specifically her time as District Attorney, she has demonstrated her relentless commitment to justice and needed reforms.

Chief Moore stated, "Congratulations to DA elect George Gascón and welcome back home. I am committed to working with him and his leadership team in the pursuit of justice including the path of continued reforms. I also want to thank outgoing DA Jackie Lacey on her many years of public service to the people of this City and County. Her work fighting violent crime, safeguarding children from sex traffickers, and finding meaningful alternatives to the criminal justice system for those suffering from mental illness is unmatched."


Officer-Involved Shooting in Devonshire Division

Update
November 5, 2020


The officer involved in the below investigation has been identified as Police Officer II Phillip Yu, Serial No. 41574 assigned to Devonshire 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 Devonshire Division.

On November 1, 2020, around 6:00 p.m., a man, later identified as 37-year-old Manuel Marshall Hernandez, was found inside the rear warehouse area of a grocery store in the 16900 block of Devonshire Street. A store employee told Hernandez he needed to leave the area. While he was walking Hernandez out of the store, Hernandez took a handgun from his waistband and pointed it at the employee. Hernandez fled toward the rear of the store and the employee called 9-1-1.

Devonshire Division officers responded and found Hernandez standing on top of a fixture near the front of the store. For several minutes, officers tried to convince Hernandez to surrender. Suddenly, Hernandez jumped down and ran toward the rear of the store, holding a firearm in his hand. Hernandez fired at an officer, at that time there was an officer-involved shooting.

Hernandez was not struck by gunfire and was able to run out a rear exit of the grocery store and across Balboa Boulevard. He ran into a convenience store where held the clerk at gunpoint. Additional officers responded to the area and Hernandez ultimately surrendered.

One police officer was transported to a local hospital for an injury they sustained during the officer-involved shooting. Hernandez was transported to a local hospital for a medical evaluation. No one else was injured during the incident.

A handgun was located in the convenience store and collected as part of this 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.






55.07 LAMC Amendment

The Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) is fully committed to protecting everyone’s First Amendment Right to peacefully assemble and protest.  Due to recent incidents involving laser pointers and laser devices being used to cause eye damage, including temporarily blindness and potentially permanent vision loss to both police officers and members of the public, the Los Angeles City Council and Mayor have added an amendment to 55.07 of the Los Angeles Municipal Code (LAMC) prohibiting laser pointers and laser devices at specified events.  As a reminder, and to ensure everyone’s safety, LAMC 55.07 prohibits possession of the below specified items while attending or participating in any public demonstration, rally, protest, picket line or public assembly: 

1.   Any length of lumber, wood, or wood lath unless that object is 1/4 inch or less in thickness and 2 inches or less in width, or if not generally rectangular in shape, such object shall not exceed 3/4 inch in its thickest dimension.  Both ends of the lumber, wood or wood lath shall be blunt;

2.   Any length of metal or plastic pipe, whether hollow or solid; provided, however, that hollow plastic piping not exceeding 3/4 inch in its thickest dimension and not exceeding 1/8 inch in wall thickness, and not filled with any material, liquid, gas or solid may be used solely to support a sign, banner, placard, puppet or other similar expressive display.  Both ends of any plastic pipe permissible under this subsection shall be blunt;

3.   Signs, posters, banners, plaques or notices, whether or not mounted on a length of material permitted under Subdivisions 1. and 2. of this section, unless such sign, poster, banner, plaque or notice is constructed solely of soft material, such as cloth, paper, soft plastic capable of being rolled or folded, or cardboard material no greater than 1/4 inch in thickness;

4.   Baseball or softball bats, regardless of composition or size; provided, however, that such items are permissible when configured of cloth, cardboard, soft plastic, foam or paper for expressive purposes;

5.   Any aerosol spray, tear gas, mace, pepper spray or bear repellant;

6.   Any projectile launcher or other device, such as a catapult or wrist rocket, which is commonly used for the purpose of launching, hurling or throwing any object, liquid, material or other substance, whether through force of air pressure, spring action or any other mechanism;

7.   Weapons such as firearms, knives, swords, sabers or other bladed devices, axes, hatchets, ice picks, razor blades, nunchucks or martial arts weapons of any kind, box cutters, pellet or BB guns, conducted electrical weapons (CEWs), including, but not limited to, Tasers or stun guns, metal/composite/ wooden knuckles, or any chain greater than 20 inches in length or greater than 1/4 inch in diameter.  This subdivision also includes toy or replica firearms unless such toy or replica is florescent colored or transparent;

8.   Balloons, bottles or any other container such as water cannons or super-soakers, filled with any flammable, biohazard or other noxious matter which is injurious, or nauseous, sickening or irritating to any of the senses, with intent to throw, drop, pour, disperse, deposit, release, discharge or expose the same in, upon or about any demonstration, rally, protest, picket line or public assembly;

9.   Glass bottles, whether empty or filled;

10.   Open flame torches, lanterns or other devices that utilize combustible materials such as gasoline, kerosene, propane or other fuel sources;

11.   Shields made of metal, wood, hard plastic or any combination thereof;

12.   Bricks, rocks, pieces of asphalt, concrete, pellets or ball bearings; or,

13. Laser pointers or laser-style devices emitting any color beam, milliwatt output level, intensity class level or any visibility level, including infrared, or nonvisible.

The LAPD asks all members of the public to not bring any of the listed prohibited items to any event specified under 55.07 LAMC as these items have no legal purpose while individuals are attending or participating in these events.  The First Amendment is essential to our Democracy and by prohibiting the above listed items we can all ensure the public’s safety as they exercise their Constitutional Rights. 

Additional information can be obtained by contacting LAPD Media Relations at 213-486-5910.


Double Homicide in Sylmar

Sylmar:  Detectives from the Los Angeles Police Department’s Valley Bureau Homicide are asking for the public’s help in identifying suspects involved in the fatal shooting of two individuals.
 
On October 27, 2020, around 11:50 p.m., Mission Area patrol officers and Valley Bureau Homicide detectives responded to a shooting investigation at the intersection of Polk Street and Glenoaks Boulevard.
 
Preliminary investigation revealed there was a post-Dodger World Series celebration, consisting of 30-40 individuals in the intersection.  Vehicles were performing vehicular stunts, commonly known as "doughnuts", in the street while fireworks were being set off.  Two males approached one of the vehicles and smashed out one of the windows using baseball bats.  Those two males fled north on Glenoaks Boulevard, being followed by several members of the crowd and the vandalized vehicle.  Gunshots rang out and two victims were struck by the gunfire.  The victims were not occupants of the vehicle, and it is unknown if they were the individuals with the baseball bats.
 
Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics responded and transported both victims to a local hospital where both died.  Their identities are being withheld pending notification to next of kin.
 
There is no suspect description.


Anyone with information, or those who may have captured video footage of the incident on cellphones or cameras, are urged to call Valley Bureau Homicide detectives at 818-374-9550.  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.      


Movie Producer David Guillod Arrested

Sherman Oaks: The Los Angeles Police Department's Robbery-Homicide Division, Special Assaults Section announce the arrest of David Guillod.

On October 28, 2020, Detectives from the Los Angeles Police Department's Robbery-Homicide Division, Special Assault Section, conducted a search and arrest warrant at the Sherman Oaks residence of movie producer David Guillod.
 
Mr. Guillod was out on bail from a prior sexual assault allegation being prosecuted by the Santa Barbara County District Attorney's Office.
 
On October 21, 2020, a female victim, whose identity is protected by confidentiality, reported being sexually assaulted by Guillod during an evening meeting.
 
During the warrant service, Mr. Guillod was taken into custody without incident and booked at the Los Angeles Police Metropolitan Detention Center, where he remains held on $5 million bail.
 
Detectives are interested in any other victims of Mr. Guillod that have not already come forward.
 
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, "P-3 Tips" mobile application and select the LA Regional Crime Stoppers as their local program.

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.


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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.