Missing 83-Year-Old Male NR19304dm

Los Angeles: The family of Henri Joseph Andre and detectives from the Los Angeles Police Department's Missing Persons Unit are asking for the public's help in locating him.

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

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

Henri Joseph Andre

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


Distributor Arrested for Selling Counterfeit Designer Jewelry NR19305ti

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

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

(Moossa Lari, Booking # 57931)

 







Anyone with information about this crime is asked to contact Commercial Crimes Detectives at (213) 486-5940. Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call L.A. Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477) or go directly to www.lacrimestoppers.org. Tipsters may also visit www.lapdonline.org, and click on "Anonymous Web Tips" under the "Get Involved-Crime Stoppers" menu to submit an online tip. Lastly, tipsters may also download the "Anonymous Web Tips" mobile application and select the L.A. Regional Crime Stoppers as their local program.


Recovery of Stolen Art by Benjamin Crème NR19300ml

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


Fatal Hit and Run Traffic Collision NR19298ml

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

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

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

The driver of the white Infiniti failed to stop, identify self and render aid, as required by law. Drivers are reminded that if they become involved in a collision, they should pull over and stop as soon as it is safe to do so, notify emergency services, and remain at the scene to identify themselves.

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

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

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


80-Year-Old Elderly Woman NR19299jc

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

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

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


Sang In Ryu


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


Missing 71-Year-Old Elderly Man NR19297jc

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

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

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


Victor Acosta


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


Shooting in Harbor City Leaves One Dead NR19296dm

Harbor City: Homicide detectives from the Los Angeles Police Department's Harbor Area are seeking the public's assistance in identifying the suspect, or suspects, responsible for the shooting death of 35-year-old Joshua Allen Pitts.

On October 30, 2019, around 6:30 p.m., Harbor Area officers received a radio call of an "Ambulance Shooting" near 252nd Street and Normandie Avenue in Harbor City. Upon arrival, officers discovered the victim on the sidewalk, suffering from a gunshot wound, with several people attempting to render aid.

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

There is no suspect description.

Anyone with additional information is urged to call Detective Tiffin or Detective Coffee, Harbor Area Detectives, at (310)726-7884 or (310)726-7887. 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 Suspect Arrested: Had fled Severe Traffic Collision Vs Two Horseback Riders NR19293jc

Lake View Terrace: On Friday, October 25, 2019, at 9:40 p.m., a 1998 Chevrolet Astro Van was traveling eastbound on Foothill Boulevard approaching Wheatland Avenue when it collided with two horseback riders. The van then collided into a wall and became disabled. The driver exited the van and fled the scene failing to render aid or provide identification. Both animals perished at scene and the riders were severely injured.

Los Angeles Fire Department personnel responded to the scene and transported the two riders to a local hospital where they received medical treatment and are currently in stable condition.

Valley Traffic Division detectives' investigation led to the arrest and booking of the driver of the suspect vehicle. The suspect was identified as 32-year-old Rolando Garcia and he was booked for felony hit and run, booking number 5783462.

The public should be aware that individuals who are involved in a traffic collision must stop at the scene, provide their identification, and render aid. Horseback riders are also reminded to ride safely in well-lit areas and utilize lights or reflective wear when riding during darkness. Anyone with information about this collision is asked to contact Valley Traffic Division Detectives, Detective Sadeh at (818) 644-8029. During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (877-527-3247). Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call the LA Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477) or go directly to www.lacrimestoppers.org. Tipsters may also visit www.lapdonline.org and click on, "Anonymous Web Tips" under the, "Get Involved-Crime Stoppers" menu to submit an online tip. Lastly, tipsters may also download the, "P3 Tips" mobile application and select the LA Regional Crime Stoppers as their local program.


Clerk Arrested in Murder Investigation NR19294jc

Sun Valley: On Saturday, October 25, 2019, just after midnight, Foothill Area officers responded to a radio call of a robbery ("beer run") in Sun Valley in the area of Vineland Avenue and Cantara Street. When they arrived, they discovered a clerk had chased and confronted the suspects involved in the incident. During this confrontation, the clerk claimed that one of the suspects had pulled a knife and had threatened him. The clerk then ran over the suspect with his vehicle killing him.

One of the deceased suspect's associates began to shoot at the clerk, striking his vehicle multiple times. Four female passersby stopped to aid the victim in the street. One of the female passersby picked up a knife and skateboard near the victim's body and attempted to leave in a Nissan sedan. The clerk rammed her vehicle, hoping to prevent her from leaving the scene and the clerk pursued the Nissan. The driver of the pursued Nissan ultimately crashed into a building in the 8000 block of Vineland Avenue. All four occupants of the Nissan were detained and questioned. The shooter, only identified as a male Hispanic, remains at large. Detectives determined that the clerk had left the business and went searching for the suspects, finding them a short time later.

Operations-Valley Bureau Homicide Personnel investigated the case and have arrested the clerk He is identified as Jose Mier from Sun Valley and is described as a Hispanic male standing at five feet five inches and weighing 200 pounds. Jose Mier was arrested and booked for Penal Code §187(a) - Murder; A felony with Bail Set at $2,000,000.00.

The deceased has been identified as 18-year-old Alonso Avalos of Sun Valley California.

Anyone with additional information is urged to call Detective Bucknell, Los Angeles Police Department, Valley Bureau Homicide, at (818) 374-1941. During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (877-527-3247) or by texting 274637 (C-R-I-M-E-S on most keypads) with a cell phone. All text messages should begin with the letters "LAPD." Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call the LA Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477) or go directly to www.lacrimestoppers.org. Tipsters may also visit www.lapdonline.org and click on, "Anonymous Web Tips" under the, "Get Involved-Crime Stoppers" menu to submit an online tip. Lastly, tipsters may also download the, "P3 Tips" mobile application and select the LA Regional Crime Stoppers as their local program.


Critical Missing 8-Year-Old Male NR19288ll

South Los Angeles: The family of Nathan Clark and Detectives from the Los Angeles Police Department's Newton Division are asking for the public's help in locating him.

Clark was last seen on October 22, 2019, around 9:15 p.m., on the 1200 block of East 43rd Street. He was last seen wearing a blue polo shirt, tan pants, and no shoes.

Clark is described as a male black, with black hair, brown eyes. He stands at 5 feet tall and weighs approximately 65 pounds.

Nathan Clark

If you have seen, or have any information regarding the whereabouts of Nathan Clark, please contact Newton detectives at (323) 846-6562 or (323) 846-6547. During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (877-527-3247).Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call the LA Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477) or go directly to www.lacrimestoppers.org. Tipsters may also visit www.lapdonline.org, and click on, "Anonymous Web Tips" under the, "Get Involved-Crime stoppers" menu to submit an 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 Traffic Collision NR19284jc

North Hills: The Los Angeles Police Department's Valley Traffic Division detectives are investigating a fatal hit and run traffic collision that occurred at Woodley Avenue and Rayen Street.

On Friday, October 18, 2019, around 8:30 pm., a fatal traffic collision occurred on Woodley Avenue and Rayen Street. A black Lexus LS430 sedan was traveling southbound on Woodley Avenue when it collided with a bicyclist. The bicyclist was negotiating a left turn against a red light toward southbound Woodley Avenue from westbound Rayen Street. After the collision, the driver of the Lexus attempted to negotiate a U-turn to block southbound traffic on Woodley Avenue when a second vehicle collided with the bicyclist on the roadway. The second vehicle was described as a black newer model sedan. The driver of the second vehicle left the scene without rendering aid or identifying himself.

The Los Angeles Fire Department transported the 56-year-old bicyclist to a local hospital where he died as a result of his injuries. His name will not be released until next-of-kin has been notified.

The driver of the Lexus involved in the first collision was identified as a 21-year-old resident of Granada Hills. He remained at-scene and is cooperating with the investigation.

Drivers are reminded that if they become involved in a collision they should stop, notify emergency services, and remain at the scene to identify themselves and render aid if necessary.

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 that provide information leading to the offender's identification, apprehension, and conviction or resolution through a civil compromise.

Anyone with information about this collision is asked to contact Valley Traffic Division Detectives, Officer Freeman at (818) 644-8115 or Officer Martinez at (818) 644-8022. During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (877-527-3247). Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call 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.


Have You Seen These Burglars? NR19282dm

North Hills: Burglary detectives from the Los Angeles Police Department's Devonshire Area
are requesting the public's assistance in identifying the suspects wanted for a series of residential burglaries in the Devonshire Area.

On October 8, 2019, between 7:30 a.m. and 3:00 p.m., three suspects were seen on surveillance cameras in the following areas: 11300 block of Darby Avenue, 10900 block of Baton Rouge Avenue, 10300 block of Monogram Avenue, and 11600 block of Swinton Avenue. The suspects accessed the properties by smashing the rear sliding glass door. Once inside, the suspects removed property and fled in a getaway vehicle.

Suspect-1 is described as a male Black, standing 5 feet 9 inches to 6 feet tall, weighing 140-160 pounds, 18-25 years of age, and a "goatee" style beard. He was wearing a black zippered hooded sweatshirt with a white emblem on the front left side.

Suspect-2 is described as male White or Hispanic, standing 5 feet 9 inches to 6 feet tall, weighing 140-160 pounds, 18-25 years of age with a shaved head. He was wearing a black/white/red zippered sweatshirt with a black hood, white socks on his hands, black shorts, black socks, and black shoes. Suspect-3 was the driver. There is no description.

The suspect vehicle (shown below) is a gray 2006-2010 BMW 3-Series, 4-door, with a missing rear bumper, tinted windows, and black wheels.







Anyone with information is urged to call Detective Lewis, Burglary Section, at (818) 832- 0609. 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.


Seeking Information in Fatal Shooting Of A Man NR19283jc

North Hills: The Los Angeles Police Department's Valley Bureau Homicide detectives are seeking the public's assistance in a shooting investigation that resulted in the death of a man.

On Friday, October 18, 2019, at 7:00 p.m., Mission Area patrol officers responded to an, "Ambulance - shots fired" radio call in the area of Orion Avenue and Chase Street. When officers arrived, they located a male Hispanic in his early twenties that had been struck in the torso by gunfire. Officers determined that witnesses had transported the victim from another location in an attempt to drive the victim to a local hospital and had stopped to render immediate aid. Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics responded to the location and rendered aid but the victim succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced deceased.
Anyone with additional information is urged to call Detective E. Navarro, Valley Bureau Homicide, at (818)374-9550. During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (1-877-527-3247). Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call the L.A. Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477) or go directly to www.lacrimestoppers.org. Tipsters 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.


LAPD and the FBI Capture Suspect Wanted for Murder NR19280jl

Studio City: Los Angeles Police Department's Valley Bureau homicide detectives and agents from the FBI announce the arrest of a murder suspect.

On October 2, 2019, around 7:00 p.m., LAPD officers from North Hollywood Division responded to an 'Assault with a Deadly Weapon' (ADW) radio call in the 6700 block of Tujunga Avenue. Upon arrival, officers determined that the victim and suspect had rented separate beds at the location (a hostile) and became involved in a lengthy argument. The dispute escalated to a physical altercation and the suspect produced a knife, stabbing the victim in the left leg. The suspect fled the scene in his black 2019 Nissan Sentra vehicle. The victim, identified as
31-year-old Noel Cabrera, was treated by Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics and transported to a local hospital where he died as a result of his injury.

Detectives from LAPD's Valley Bureau Homicide Division responded to the scene and discovered the victim had bled to death as a result of a single stab wound to the left leg. Detectives gathered vehicle and suspect information and ultimately obtained a search & arrest warrant for the suspect. Members of the LAPD & FBI Fugitives Task Force located the suspect in Studio City three days later where he had been living in his vehicle. The suspect, identified as 45-year-old William Rivera was arrested for murder pursuant to a Ramey warrant.
On October 8, 2019, the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office, Van Nuys Branch, filed one count of murder, 187(a)PC, against William Rivera.

Anyone with additional information is urged to call LAPD Valley Bureau Homicide, Detective G. Bucknell 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 ww.lapdonline.org, and click on "Anonymous Web Tips" under the "Get Involved-Crime Stoppers" menu to submit an online tip. Lastly, tipsters may also download the "P3 Tips" mobile application and select the LA Regional Crime Stoppers as their local program.


Possible Kidnapping: Seeking Five Persons of Interest NR19276jc

Mission: The Los Angeles Police Department's Robbery Homicide Division detectives and Mission Division's detectives are asking for the public's help in providing any information related to a possible kidnapping investigation.

On October 9, 2019, around 9:27 p.m., Los Angeles Police Department police officers responded to a radio call in the 13600 block of Fellows Avenue and their investigation revealed that a possible kidnapping had occurred. We are searching for four possible victims of a kidnapping and a fifth individual who may be the suspect in the abduction. The following information provides descriptions of the individuals involved and we would appreciate any information that would aid in locating them.

Esteban Lopez
Described as a 28-year-old male Hispanic standing at 5 feet 8 inches and weighing
180 lbs. He has a tattoo of, "Lopez" on his chest

Liliana Lopez
Described as a 29-year-old female Hispanic with brown hair and brown eyes, standing at 5 feet 2 inches, and weighing 135 lbs.

Jakob Cabrera
9-years-old

Steven Matthew Lopez
6-years-old

Stephana Lopez
5-years-old

Vehicles of interest are:

2007 Dark Grey Lexus 350 I.S, 4D, California license plate 7JOM377

1996 Lifted White Chevy Tahoe, black rims, California license plate 3RSR716




Esteban Lopez Liliana Lopez



1996 Chevrolet Tahoe (Lifted) 2007 Dark Grey Lexus 350 IS

** ACTUAL VEHICLE ** **NOT ACTUAL VEHICLE**



Anyone with information about the persons or vehicle of interest is asked to contact Robbery and Homicide Detective Chamberlain or Detective Arroyo 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 online tip. Lastly, tipsters may also download the, "P3 Tips" mobile application and select the LA Regional Crime Stoppers as their local program.


Former LAPD Officer Arrested for Workers’ Compensation Fraud NR19275ti

Los Angeles: A former Los Angeles Police Officer was arrested today in the City of Manhattan Beach on a felony warrant for workers' compensation fraud.

Michael Simon, 39-year-old, of Redondo Beach, California, resigned from the Department in late 2016, after 12 years with the Department.

Investigators from the Los Angeles Police Department, Special Operations Division, working in partnership with the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Healthcare Fraud Division, as well as the Los Angeles City Attorney's Office, established probable cause to believe that Simon knowingly engaged in physical activities inconsistent with his claimed injury while off work on disability. Simon received pay and benefits that he was not entitled to. Simon was booked in Los Angeles County for one count of Grand Theft, a violation of California Penal Code, Section 487 (A), and two counts of Worker's Compensation Fraud, a violation of California's Insurance Code, Section 1871.4 (A) (1). Michael's booking number is 5768707 and his bail is set at 40,000 dollars.

The LAPD's Workers Compensation Fraud Unit was expanded in late 2008 to investigate workers' compensation fraud and other allegations involving abuse of benefits by City employees. The goal of the Department is to aggressively investigate fraud and abuse of benefits within the workers' compensation system. As of January 2018, the Workers' Compensation Fraud Unit has made six arrests of Department employees for workers' compensation fraud.


Statements on Fair and Constitutional Policing NR19273ti

The Los Angeles Police Department is committed to fair and constitutional policing. We strive to ensure our stops and searches are lawful and done in a manner that builds community trust. Should we fall short of that standard we move quickly to take corrective action, including discipline when appropriate.

Regarding the LA Times analysis of some of our stop and search data, we do not believe the information provided tells a complete story. While the numbers presented reflect racial disparities when compared to the proportions of residential population, they do not define or describe the circumstances of each stop or search. As the LA Times has previously reported, the disparities neither prove nor disprove racial profiling or other improper action by the Department or individual officer involved.

It is our expectation that every contact with the public is conducted in a lawful and respectful manner, based on reasonable suspicion or consent regardless of race or ethnicity. The Department responds to and investigates any instance in which a motorist believes the officers' actions were improper. Additionally, our uniform personnel now have body-worn cameras which provides all involved the ability to later review the facts and circumstances of any stop or search.

Policing Los Angeles requires the flexibility to respond to changing criminal activity and for the ability to deploy resources into communities that are being victimized. We are mindful that these heightened responses may create anxiety at times for portions of communities that may already feel "over-policed." Most recently we have taken steps to more actively manage the actual number of personnel in some of these neighborhoods to avoid the perception of a constant over-deployment. Additionally, we have reinforced expectations that each stop be conducted in a manner demonstrating our respect for the communities we serve.

A sense of safety by our communities is built on trust. Trust that each action of an officer is fair and constitutional. The Department has no tolerance for any officer that would use race as a basis for a stop or search.


61-Year-Old Killed in Fatal Hit and Run Traffic Collision NR19271ml

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

On October 6, 2019, at approximately 3:40 a.m., an unknown vehicle traveling southbound Figueroa Street, collided with a pedestrian who was crossing eastbound Manchester Boulevard at Figueroa Street on the south side crosswalk.

After being struck, the victim laid motionless on the ground and was struck a second time by a silver Chevy Traverse whom remained at scene.

The unknown vehicle fled the scene, failing to stop and render aid after striking the pedestrian.

The victim died at scene. The victim was identified as Wardell Nelson Jr. 61-years-old, from Los Angeles.

Drivers are reminded that if they become involved in a collision, they should stop, 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 that 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 Gonzales, at 323-421-2500 from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (877-527-3247). Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call the LA Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477) or go directly to www.lacrimestoppers.org. Tipsters may also visit www.lapdonline.org and click on, "Anonymous Web Tips" under the, "Get Involved-Crime Stoppers" menu to submit an
online tip. Lastly, tipsters may also download the, "P3 Tips" mobile application and select
the LA Regional Crime Stoppers as their local program.


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Los Angeles: Detectives from the Los Angeles Police Department's Southwest Division have released a photo of a suspect charged in two sexual assault cases in the hope of identifying other victims.

The first reported incident occurred in October 2018. The victim consumed alcoholic drinks inside of a night club in West Hollywood. The victim left the night club alone, and intoxicated.

The suspect approached the victim, and offered a ride home at a fare lower than rideshare services. The intoxicated victim agreed, and subsequently lost consciousness on the way home due to level of intoxication. When the victim regained consciousness, in the back seat of the vehicle being sexually assaulted by the suspect.

The second reported incident involved a different victim attending the same night club in September 2019. The victim attended the club with friends and consumed alcoholic beverages inside of the club. The victim left the club alone and intoxicated.

The victim had lapses of awareness, and recalled being in the suspect's vehicle after leaving the club. The victim lost consciousness in the suspect's vehicle, and awoke to the sexual assault.


During the investigations, both victims identified Dayvid Sherman. In both incidents, Sherman was providing transportation services in a large Black SUV.

On October 3, 2019 at 11:35 a.m., LAPD detectives have arrested Dayvid Sherman for 261 (a) (3) PC, Rape of an Intoxicated Person a felony, Bail Set at $200,000.00.

Sherman is described as a 48-year-old, male, Black, black hair, brown eyes, and standing at 6 feet 2 inches tall.

Anyone with additional information regarding Dayvid Sherman or any additional victims are asked to call Southwest Area Detective Javier Orijel, at (323) 290-2976. During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (877-527-3247). Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477). Tipster may also contact Crime Stoppers by texting to phone number 274637 (C-R-I-M-E-S on most keypads) with a cell phone. All text messages should begin with the letters "LAPD." Tipsters may also go to LAPDOnline.org, click on "webtips" and follow the prompts.


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Los Angeles: The family of Benjamin Morales and the Los Angeles Police Department's Olympic Area are asking for the public's assistance in locating him.

On September 28, 2019 at 8:30 p.m., Benjamin was last seen leaving his home located at the 500 block of South Gramercy Place in Los Angeles.

Benjamin is described as a 12-year-old, male Hispanic, with black hair, and brown eyes. He stands at 5 feet 2 inches tall and weighs approximately 115 pounds. Benjamin was seen wearing a red shirt, blue shorts, no shoes.


Destiny Gonzalez

If you have seen or have any information regarding the whereabouts of Benjamin Morales, please contact, Olympic Area at 213-382-9027. During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (877-527-3247). Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call the LA Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477) or go directly to www.lacrimestoppers.org. Tipsters may also visit ww.lapdonline.org, and click on "Anonymous Web Tips" under the "Get Involved-Crime Stoppers" menu to submit an onlinetip. Lastly,tipsters may also download the "P3 Tips" mobile application and select the LA Regional Crime Stoppers as their local program.


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Los Angeles: On September 26, 2019, detectives from the Los Angeles Police Department's (LAPD) Commercial Crimes Division, Major Theft Task Force (MTTF), arrested three suspects for 487(A) PC, Grand Theft. The suspects had just completed a complex "Latin Lotto" scam on an unwitting 65-year-old victim. The suspects traveled through neighborhoods in the city of Long Beach looking for elderly female Hispanics walking alone. Once a potential victim was spotted, a female suspect would walk up and engage the victim in conversation. The suspect asks for help cashing a winning lottery ticket. A second suspect then walks up from the other direction and joins in the scam. The male suspect usually remained out of sight of the victim and would act as the "lottery commissioner" on the phone who would "validate" the winning lottery ticket. The suspects would convince the victim to retrieve money and jewelry from her house or bank as "good faith" money needed to cash the winning ticket. After leaving the bank, the suspects would then find a ruse to get the victim out of their vehicle and drive away with her money.

MTTF officers surveilled this crew for several days as they traveled through numerous cities including Pacoima, North Hollywood, San Fernando, El Monte, Ontario, Pico Rivera, and Long Beach. In each city they circled neighborhoods until they observed an older female Hispanic walking alone, where they would then start dropping off suspects at either end of the block to approach the intended target. This scam is purposely complicated, designed to keep the victim confused until they can talk her into retrieving money or jewelry to get the "big winnings," from which the victim is promised to make a large sum of money.
The male suspect in this crew, Tito Lozada, is suspected in another lotto scam in the city of San Diego, where the victim was held against her will for a period of time in the suspect vehicle before being released. This crew worked several days a week from late morning to early evening. It is highly likely there are more victims of their scam that we have not yet identified.


Mercedes Montanez
Booking #5757651


Luisa Camargo
Booking #5757594


Tito Lozada
Booking #5757640


Anyone with information is urged to contact Detective Carol Mosher, Commercial Crimes Division, Major Theft Task Force, at (213) 486-6963. During non-business Hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (877-527-3247). Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call the LA Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477) or go directly to www.lacrimestoppers.org. Tipsters may also visit www.lapdonline.org, and click on "Anonymous Web Tips" under the "Get Involved-Crime Stoppers" menu to submit an online tip. Lastly, tipsters may also download the "P3 Tips" mobile application and select the LA Regional Crime Stoppers as their local program.

 
 

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Van Nuys: The family of Maria Lopez and detectives from the Los Angeles Police Department's Van Nuys Division are asking for the public's help in locating her.

Lopez was last seen on September 25, 2019, around 3:00 p.m., walking away from the care facility where she resides. The facility is located on the 15200 block of Sherman Way in Van Nuys.

Lopez is described as a 65-year-old female Hispanic with brown hair and brown eyes. She was last seen wearing a black skirt with horizontal white stripes and blue jeans.

Lopez's is diagnosed with Alzheimer's, and her family is concerned for her safety. She stands 4 feet 11 inches tall and weighs approximately 170 pounds.

Maria Lopez

If you have seen, or have any information regarding the whereabouts of Maria Lopez, please contact Van Nuys Watch Commander at (818) 374-9500. During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (877-527-3247). Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call the LA Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477) or go directly to www.lacrimestoppers.org. Tipsters may also visit www.lapdonline.org, and click on, "Anonymous Web Tips" under the, "Get Involved-Crime stoppers" menu to submit an online tip. Lastly, tipsters may also download the, "P3 Tips" mobile application and select the LA Regional Crime Stoppers as their local program.


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Los Angeles: Los Angeles Police Department's West Valley Area Sexual Assault Unit Detectives have arrested a suspect for Assault with a Deadly Weapon in connection to an attack that occurred on September 22, 2019. The attack occurred when the victim, a 51-year-old realtor, was approached by the suspect during an open house and was violently struck and knocked to the ground. The suspect was also arrested for multiple counts of Sexual Battery related to additional crimes already being investigated.

Thanks to critical information received from the public, investigators identified the suspect as Alen Karaboghosian, a 45-year-old resident of Encino. On September 25, 2019, plain-clothes investigators from Gang and Narcotics Division assisted in a surveillance operation which ultimately led to the detention and arrest of Alen Karaboghosian. Since his arrest, additional victims have recognized Alen Karaboghosian and have come forward to report being the victim of additional physical or sexual assaults. The case will be presented to the Los Angeles District Attorney later this week.

Anyone with information, including possible additional victims, are urged to call Detective Katherine Gosser, Los Angeles Police Department, West Valley Area Sexual Assault Unit, at (818) 374-7717 or (818) 374-7730. 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.

Suspect 1: Alen Karaboghosian Booking No.: 5755884 - Assault with a Deadly Weapon


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Hollywood: Los Angeles Police Department, Hollywood Burglary detectives announce the arrest of 22-year-old, Nicolas David Jaramillo-Carbon for grand theft.

On Sunday, September 22, 2019, around 6:20 p.m., Hollywood patrol officers arrested Jaramillo-Carbon near the area of 6000 block of Hollywood Boulevard for receiving stolen property after he was discovered with five cell phones, two of which had just been stolen from patrons of a Hollywood area club.

The Hollywood area is home to numerous bars, cocktail lounges and nightclubs. Oftentimes, customers are distracted by their surroundings and find themselves easy prey for thieves, pick-pockets and other criminals. The Los Angeles Police Department strongly encourages club guests to maintain their situations awareness and to always monitor their possessions.

Detectives are seeking additional information from possible victims and other establishments that may have been victimized.

Anyone with information is urged to call Hollywood Burglary Detective Denise Vasquez at (213) 972-2926 or 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (877-527-3247). 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.lapdonloine.org and click on "Anonymous Web Tips" under the "Get Involved-Crime Stoppers" menu to submit an online tip. Lastly, tipsters may also download the "P3 Tips" mobile application and select the LA Regional Crime Stoppers as their local program.


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Los Angeles: The family of Endya Williams and detectives from the Los Angeles Police Department's Detective Support and Vice Unit are asking for the public's help in locating her.

Williams was last heard from on January 12, 2019, in the Los Angeles Area. Williams is a graduate from USC and is originally from St. Louis and has not had any contact with her family since August of 2018.

Williams is described as a 27-year-old Female African American with black hair and brown eyes. She stands 5 feet 8 inches tall and weighs approximately 110 pounds.

Endya Williams


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