Hollywood Fatal Hit & Run Traffic Collision

Hollywood: The Los Angeles Police Department's West Traffic Division are asking for the public's help in providing any information that would lead to the identification of the driver involved in a felony hit and run collision.

On April 18, 2019 around 1:30 a.m., a felony hit and run occurred at Sunset Boulevard and Formosa Avenue. The suspect was traveling east on Sunset Boulevard and collided with a pedestrian walking south on Formosa Avenue. The driver of the vehicle failed to stop, render aid or exchange information with the victim. The hit and run vehicle fled east on Sunset Boulevard.

The Los Angeles Fire Department responded to treat the victim. However, the victim succumbed to his injuries.

The name of the victim is being withheld pending notification of the victim's 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 $25,000 is available to community members who provide information leading to the offender's identification, apprehension, and conviction or resolution through a civil compromise.

Anyone with information about this collision is asked to contact West Traffic Detectives at (213) 473-0234. During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (877-527-3247). Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call 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. The LAPD report number for this collision is DR#19-20-10219.


Topanga Murder Suicide

Los Angeles: The Los Angeles Police Department Topanga Area patrol officers found a female and a male dead inside their residence.

On April 14, 2019, around 4:30 p.m, Los Angeles Police Department Topanga Area patrol officers responded to a radio call of an "Assault with a Deadly Weapon Shots Fired," at the 9100 block of Foster Lane in the City of Chatsworth.

Officers entered the residence and discovered a male and a female deceased in the upstairs bedroom both due to gunshot wounds. The Los Angeles City Fire Department Paramedics responded and pronounced both dead at scene.

Los Angeles Police Department Operations Valley Bureau Homicide Detectives were notified and responded to the scene. Preliminary investigation discovered that the couple was married with two young children in common. Detectives revealed that the suspect (husband) shot the victim (wife) as she lay in bed.

The suspect then shot himself.

The two young children were not physically injured and were admitted into a local area hospital for observation. The children are in custody of Department of Children's Family Services.
The victim is described as female Asian, 38-years of age. The suspect is described as a male Persian, 46-years of age and both residents of the City of Chatsworth.

Victim and suspect's identities are not being released at this time pending notification to family.
Anyone with additional information is urged to call Detective Dave Peteque, Los Angeles Police Department, Valley Bureau Homicide, at (818) 374-1934. Anonymous tips can be called into Crimestoppers at (800) 222-TIPS (8477), 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." Online tips may be placed at www.LAPDOnline.org, click on "webtips" and follow the prompts.


Central Officers Involved in Law Enforcement Related Injury

Downtown Los Angeles: Patrol officers used less-lethal weapons systems during the arrest of a man with a knife who had threatened a woman in a restaurant.

On February 26th, 2019, Central Area officers responded to a radio call of an assault with a deadly weapon at a restaurant in 300 block of West 5th Street. Upon their arrival, the officers met with a woman who stated she had been inside the restaurant and the suspect, later identified as 68-year-old Kenneth Sylvas, armed himself with a knife and threatened to cut the woman's throat. Sylvas was still seated inside the restaurant refusing to come out. The officers tried for about ten minutes to have Sylvas come out to them. After Sylvas refused to follow the directions of the officers and drop the knife and comply with their orders, the officers fired 40mm and beanbag shotgun munitions that struck him, causing him to drop the knife. Investigators recovered a knife at scene.

Sylvas was transported to a local hospital where he was admitted for an injury to his right hand. No one else was injured during the incident.

Force Investigation Division detectives responded to the incident and will conduct a thorough investigation of the Law Enforcement Related Injury.

The investigation will ultimately be reviewed by the Chief of Police, the Office of the Inspector General and Board of Police Commissioners for compliance with the Department's policy. Additionally, the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Justice System Integrity Division will conduct a comprehensive review of the facts of the incident.

Anyone with additional information regarding this incident is urged to call the LAPD at any of the following numbers:
• During business hours at (213) 486-5230;
• During non-business hours or on weekends at (877)-LAPD-24-7 (877-527-3247);
• Anonymously 24-hours a day to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477) or by texting "LAPD" and your tip to phone number 274637 (C-R-I-M-E-S); or
• Online at www.lapdonline.org and click on "Anonymous Web Tips.


Multi Victim Shooting on 103rd Street

Suspect Wanted on Multi Victim Shooting on 103rd Street

Los Angeles: Today, while the procession of Mr. Nipsey Hussle traversed through the neighborhoods of South Los Angeles, a shooting occurred around 6:25 p.m., in the area of 103rd and Main Street.

Four victims were struck by gunfire and transported to a local hospital. One victim was pronounced dead. The suspect is possibly driving a grey Hyundai. No additional information or description of the suspect at this time.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Los Angeles Police Department. 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.


Hit and Run Driver and Passengers Wanted

Felony Hit and Run Driver and Passengers Wanted

Los Angeles: The Los Angeles Police Department's Central Traffic Division are asking for the public's help in providing any information that would lead to the identification of the driver and passengers involved in a felony hit and run collision.

On March 11, 2019, around 11:40 a.m., a felony hit and run occurred at Olympic Blvd and Georgia Street. The victim was travelling eastbound on Olympic Boulevard and was stopped for a red phase tri-light at Georgia Street. When the tri-light changed to green, a black 2019 Rolls Royce, which was travelling westbound on Olympic Boulevard and was negotiating a southbound turn onto Georgia Street, failed to yield for eastbound traffic. The victim proceeded forward on the green light and collided with the right rear side of the Rolls Royce. Both drivers stopped and exited their vehicles. The Rolls Royce had a female and male passenger who also exited.

The victim attempted to exchange information with the driver of the Rolls Royce, however he refused. The driver of the Rolls Royce eventually walked away from the scene and left the care of the Rolls Royce with his male passenger. The male passenger had the Rolls Royce parked in the Ritz-Carlton Hotel underground parking and walked away, with the female passenger. Neither the driver or the passengers identified themselves to the victim, who sustained minor injuries from the collision.

The driver is described as a male Black, around 25 to 35-years-old, standing around 5 feet 10 inches tall, 160 pounds, with black hair, brown eyes, and thin goatee. He was wearing black baseball cap with black lettering, black hooded sweater, black leather jacket, black skinny jeans, white socks, sandals with orange/red/white design.

The male passenger is a male Black, around 30 to 40-years-old, standing 6 feet tall, around 220 pounds. He had thin goatee/beard, wearing a black hooded sweater, and gray pants.

The female passenger is a female black, around 30 to 40-years-old, standing around 5 feet 6 inches tall, around 135 pounds. She had black hair, gray hooded sweater, pink pants.



Anyone with information is asked to contact the Central Traffic Division Detective Juan Campos at (213)486-0755 or email 31480@LAPD.Online. During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (877-527-3247). Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call the LA Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477) or go directly to www.lacrimestoppers.org. Tipsters may also visit www.lapdonline.org and click on "Anonymous Web Tips" under the "Get Involved-Crime Stoppers" menu to submit an online tip. Lastly, tipsters may also download the "P3 Tips" mobile application and select the LA Regional Crime Stoppers as their local program.


Detectives Investigating a Shooting that Occurred During Vigil

Los Angeles: This is an update to the Department's initial reports surrounding an incident that occurred Monday, April 1, 2019, during a vigil for Nipsey Hussle. The LAPD is investigating reports of an assault with a deadly weapon (ADW) and brandishing of a handgun that was reported when a crowd of more than 400 mourners amassed in front of a clothing store at the corner of Slauson Avenue and Crenshaw Boulevard.

The peaceful vigil began at 6:30 p.m. and was conducted without incident. After the formal event, around 8 p.m., a large mass panic occurred, where mourners were seen running from the vigil site. Some of the people were injured because of the stampede and others from falling on glass candles that lined the sidewalks. LAPD and L.A. Fire Department resources immediately responded and dispersed the crowds while treating individuals for minor injuries.

During the chaos, a witness notified a member of LAPD's command staff on-scene, that an individual in the crowd brandished a handgun and an unknown member of the crowd began struggling with that man to get the gun away. He was eventually able to disarm that individual. That same witness also stated no shooting had occurred, which was consistent with reports from officers working the event who also reported that they did not hear any gunshots. However, there were witnesses who stated they heard shots fired. Regardless, investigators began searching for information regarding the potential ADW and brandishing, but they were unable to confirm that a shooting occurred, due to no victims at the scene, and no witnesses to a shooting.

Officers were sent to local hospitals to check on victims of the incident and were alerted that two victims of gunshot wounds had been treated at one of those hospitals. The victims were in stable condition, with non-life-threatening injuries, and confirmed that they were at the vigil and had transported themselves to the hospital.

On April 8, 2019, detectives served a search warrant on several locations in the area of Crenshaw Boulevard and Slauson Avenue to obtain evidence of the shooting. The investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with information about this case is asked to contact LAPD's 77th Area Detectives at (323) 786-5420. During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (1-877-527-3247). Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call the L.A. Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477) or go directly to www.lacrimestoppers.org. Tipsters may also visit www.lapdonline.org, and click on "Anonymous Web Tips" under the "Get Involved-Crime Stoppers" menu to submit an online tip. Lastly, tipsters may also download the "P3 Tips" mobile application and select the L.A. Regional Crime Stoppers as their local program.


Shooting in Koreatown leaves One Man Dead

Los Angeles: The Los Angeles Police Department's West Bureau Homicide detectives are seeking the public's assistance in identifying the suspect responsible for killing a man.

On Monday, April 8, 2019, around 10:14 p.m. officers assigned to Olympic Area responded to a radio call of "Ambulance Shooting," near the 900 block of St. Andrews Place. When officers arrived, they were directed to 21-year-old Jorge Gracida of Los Angeles, who was the victim of a shooting.

The suspect approached Gracida, who was with two friends and a verbal dispute ensued. The suspect then challenged one of the men to fight, pulled out a handgun and a physical altercation occurred. Gracida tried to disarm the suspect, but was shot during the altercation. Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics responded to the location and pronounced Gracida dead at scene.

The suspect is described as a male around 25 years of age, wearing dark clothing. He was last seen fleeing the location south on St. Andrews Place.

Anyone with information to this incident is urged to call West Bureau Homicide Detective Radtke at (213) 382-9470. During non-business hours, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (877-527-3247). Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call the LA Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477) or go directly to www.lacrimestoppers.org. Tipsters may also visit www.lapdonline.org, and click on "Anonymous Web Tips" under the "Get Involved-Crime Stoppers" menu to submit an onlinetip. Lastly, tipsters may also download the "P3 Tips" mobile application and select the LA Regional Crime Stoppers as their local program.


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Los Angeles: Detectives from the Los Angeles Police Department's Van Nuys Area are asking for the public's help in providing any information that would lead to the identification and arrest of the suspects responsible for burglarizing a home.

On March 29, 2019, around 8:35 p.m., a residential burglary occurred in the 6000 block of Varna Avenue in the City of Los Angeles. The suspects entered the residence by smashing a rear window. Once inside, they removed property then fled in a newer model black Chevy Malibu. The same suspects returned to the residence, a short time later, with additional suspects in a newer model black Ford Explorer and a white Chevy Van. They removed additional property, including a large safe that was loaded into the van, then fled.

The suspects are described as 5-8 males, wearing dark hooded sweat shirts, masks and gloves. One of the suspects is described as a male Black, 25-30 years old, with a beard and wearing glasses. He stands approximately 5 feet 11 inches to 6 feet tall and weighs 200-225 pounds.
He was wearing a dark hooded sweat shirt, blue and gray pants, dark shoes and gloves.



The suspect vehicles are described as a newer black Chevrolet Malibu with tinted windows and paper plates, a black newer model Ford Explorer with no plates, and a newer white Chevrolet van with unknown plates.

These suspects committed a residential burglary in the 13800 block of Bessemer Street earlier in the day. A safe containing jewelry and currency was taken.

Anyone with information to this incident is urged to call Van Nuys Burglary Detective Diamond at (818) 374-0029 or Detective Krauss at (818) 374-0031. During non-business hours, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (877-527-3247). Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call the LA Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477) or go directly to www.lacrimestoppers.org. Tipsters may also visit www.lapdonline.org, and click on "Anonymous Web Tips" under the "Get Involved-Crime Stoppers" menu to submit an onlinetip. Lastly, tipsters may also download the "P3 Tips" mobile application and select the LA Regional Crime Stoppers as their local program.


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Los Angeles: Robbery Homicide Detectives provide an update on the investigation of the assault that occurred in the parking lot of the Dodgers Stadium.

On March 29, 2019 between 12:30 a.m. and 1:00 a.m., Mr. Rafael Reyes, 45 years of age, was in Parking Lot 3, presumably walking to his car near the end of the game. While in the parking lot, Mr. Reyes became involved in an argument with a young man and a young woman.

The dispute escalated, ultimately ending when the young man struck Mr. Reyes with a single punch. Mr. Reyes fell to the ground landing on his buttocks, fell backwards and struck his head on the pavement, sustaining significant head trauma.

An individual who witnessed the incident, came to Mr. Reyes' aide and summoned emergency medical services for him. Mr. Reyes was transported to a local hospital and is currently listed in critical, but stable condition.

Robbery-Homicide Division detectives have been examining countless hours of video surveillance footage from Dodgers Stadium in an effort to identify the young man and woman involved in this incident. To this point, we have only been able to identify those individuals based on a witness' description.

The suspect is described as a male, Hispanic, in his mid-twenties, approximately 5'8" tall, weighing about 150 lbs., clean shaven, wearing a grey sweatshirt, blue jeans, and a Dodgers baseball cap.

The young woman is a female, Hispanic, also in her twenties, approximately 5'4", weighing about 110 lbs, with long black hair, wearing a white Dodgers jersey, and blue jeans shorts.

The Department had previously released information related to a possible suspect vehicle, it was described as a white SUV. We have since located that vehicle and identified the individuals associated with it, and determined that they were not involved in this incident.

As we continue our investigation, we cannot express enough that we believe there are additional witnesses to this incident and individuals who are aware of the identity of the young man and woman involved in the altercation and would request that they contact Robbery-Homicide Division investigators at (213) 486-6890.


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

Alfonso Poland was last seen on March 5, 2019, in the City of El Segundo and later it was rumored that he may have been seen near the 1300 block of Pacific Ave, in the Long Beach area but that hasn't been confirmed.

Alfonso Poland is described as a 45-year-old male Black with black hair and brown eyes. He stands 6 feet 2 inches tall and weighs 200 pounds. He may be wearing a white shirt and black pants. He has bulging eyes and several tattoos on his arms. Alfonso Poland has a medical condition and may be in need of medical attention.

If you have seen, or have any information regarding the whereabouts of Alfonso Poland, 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 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.


Bicycle Slasher Suspect Sought

Newton: Detectives from the Los Angeles Police Department's Newton Area are asking for the public's help in providing any information that would lead to the identification of the suspect responsible for slashing victims as he rode his bicycle.

On Monday, April 1st, 2019, at around 8:40 a.m., Newton Area patrol officers responded to a radio call near Florence Avenue and Avalon Boulevard in South Los Angeles.

Upon their arrival, officers located a male suffering from an edged weapon wound to the left side of his face. Preliminary investigation determined the victim was standing on the sidewalk near the bus stop.

The unknown suspect approached the victim on his bicycle and slashed at the victim as he rode past him with an unknown type edged weapon causing severe injury to his face. The suspect continued riding northbound Avalon Boulevard.

A second radio call was generated shortly thereafter at approximately 8:55 a.m., near 59th Place and Avalon Boulevard. The victim reported that a male suspect on a bicycle slashed her face with an unknown object as he rode past her, causing severe injury to the left side of her face and ear.

Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics responded and transported the victims to local area hospitals. They are expected to survive.

On March 20, 2019 at around 7:30 a.m., a suspect rode past a male victim on a bicycle and slashed his face with an unknown type edged weapon causing severe injury as he stood at the corner of 59th Street and Avalon Blvd.

On March 27, 2019 at around11:09 a.m. South Gate Police Department also had a similar incident involving a male Hispanic suspect slash a victim's face with an edged weapon causing severe injury while riding past the victim on his bicycle.

The suspect is described as a Male Hispanic, 18-30 years old with short hair, about 5'06" to 5' 08" and weighing about 150 lbs. The suspect was wearing a dark colored t-shirt and dark pants. The suspect was last seen riding a black and green mountain bike, westbound Slauson Avenue from Main Street.



 
 

Anyone with information is urged to call Detective Corral or Detective Garcia, Newton Area Detectives, at (323) 318-3610 or (323) 846-6562. 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:  On Thursday, March 28, 2019, the Los Angeles Dodgers baseball team will play their first home game of the season.  In an effort to assist the public in avoiding possible traffic congestion and parking delays, the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) is informing the public of the temporary “Tow-Away, No Parking” parking restriction near Dodger Stadium.  Please make sure that you observe all parking signage as the following locations will be strictly enforced between the hours of 5:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.;  

* Avenue of the Palms (Stadium Way) between Scott Road and Academy Road

* Academy Road between Morton Avenue and Stadium Way

* Scott Avenue between Boylston Street and Elysian Park Drive

In addition to parking enforcement, LAPD officers will be patrolling the area to enforce the no tolerance policy for drinking in public or in the parks.  Dodger fans are also reminded that there is no tailgating in the parking lots of Dodger Stadium.    

If you plan on attending the game and buying tickets near the stadium, be aware of ticket scalpers who may sell you fraudulent tickets.  There is often little recourse once you arrive and attempt to gain access to the game.  There will be undercover officers in the area enforcing illegal ticket scalping in the hours leading up to the game.   

Everyone in attendance on opening day deserves a safe and fun-filled day of baseball, so please respect the neighborhood and stay safe.  Let’s Play Ball!  

If anyone has any questions, please contact Media Relations Division at 213-486-5910.


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

Mr. Lu was last seen on March 18, 2019, in the 1000 block of Grand Avenue in the City of Los Angeles.

Mr. Lu is described as a 26-year-old Asian male with black hair and black eyes. He stands 5 feet 11 inches tall and weighs 180 pounds. He was last seen wearing a blue striped suit and is possibly driving a green 95 BMW X5 License plate BMWE70.

Yao Lu
If you have seen, or have any information regarding the whereabouts of Yao Lu, please contact Missing Person's Unit Detectives at (213) 996-1880. 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.


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

Rosalinda was last seen on March 23, 2019, in the 3800 block of Westside Avenue in the City of Los Angeles. She suffers from a medical condition and in need of medication, which she does not have in her possession.

Rosalinda is described as a 47-year-old female Hispanic with brown hair and brown eyes. She stands 5 feet 1 inch tall and weighs 125 pounds.

Rosalinda Garcia
If you have seen, or have any information regarding the whereabouts of Rosalinda Garcia, please contact Missing Person's Unit Detectives at (213) 996-1880. 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.


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

Katherine was last seen on March 25, 2019, in the 3800 block of Westside Avenue in the City of Los Angeles. She suffers from a medical condition and in need of medication, which she does not have in her possession.

Katherine is described as a 34-year-old female Black with brown hair and brown eyes. She stands 5 feet 7 inches tall and weighs 250 pounds. There is no clothing description.

Katherine Jones

If you have seen, or have any information regarding the whereabouts of Katherine Jones, please contact Missing Person's Unit Detectives at (213) 996-1880. 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.


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UPDATE

The correct time of the shooting is 3:50 a.m.

Koreatown: The Los Angeles Police Department's West Bureau Homicide Detectives are seeking the public's assistance in identifying the suspect(s) responsible for the shooting of a 31- year old male Hispanic.
On March 22, 2019, around 3:50 p.m., Olympic Area uniformed patrol officers responded to a call of a shooting in the 400 block of Normandie Avenue. When officers arrived they found a male adult victim who had suffered gunshot wounds.

Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics responded to the scene and transported the victim to local hospital where he was taken into surgery with life threatening injuries.

The suspects were described as two males in a black four door sedan that left southbound on Normandie Avenue.

Anyone with additional information is urged to call West Bureau Homicide Detectives, at (213) 382-9470. During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (1-877-527-3247). Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call the L.A. Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477) or go directly to www.lacrimestoppers.org. Tipsters may also visit www.lapdonline.org, and click on "Anonymous Web Tips" under the "Get Involved-Crime Stoppers" menu to submit an online tip. Lastly, tipsters may also download the "P3 Tips" mobile application and select the L.A. Regional Crime Stoppers as their local program.


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UPDATE
March 28, 2019


Additional photos of the suspect:



UPDATE

March 22, 2019


The area the victim was lured to is described as an emergency exit "stairwell." The suspect has been seen in Santa Monica and may frequent the Compton area.

 

East Hollywood: Detectives from the Los Angeles Police Department's Northeast Area are asking for the public's help in providing any information that will lead to the arrest of the suspect who sexually assaulted a victim.

On March14, 2019, around 6 p.m., in the 1500 block of North Vermont, the victim asked the suspect for directions. The suspect then lured the victim into a secluded, emergency exit-room at the Metro Red-Line Station. The suspect strangled, punched and raped the victim. The suspect is a transient who frequents the Metro Stations from Compton to Santa Monica Stations.

The suspect is described as a male Black, brown eyes, stands between 5 feet and 7 inches and 5 feet 10 inches tall, weighs about 165 pounds to 180 pounds, shaved head, wears an earring on his right ear, has a 2- inch to 3- inch scar on his left forearm, wearing all dark clothing.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Northeast Detective Rodriguez at 323-561-3328. During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (877-527-3247). Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477). Tipsters may also contact Crime Stoppers by texting to phone number 274637 (C-R-I-M-E-S on most keypads) with a cell phone. All text messages should begin with the letters "LAPD." Tipsters may also go to LAPDOnline.org, click on "webtips" and follow the prompts.


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Los Angeles: On February 14, 2019, Los Angeles Police Department's Mission Area Detectives arrested 56-year-old Felipe Ceja Bautista for multiple sexual assault related offenses.

Felipe began his criminal career as a child molester in 1991 while living in Pacoima. He victimized children from multiple families starting in 1991 and continued possibly through 2018.

After the first victim came forward, an extensive investigation began which lead to Felipe being arrested and charged with lewd acts on a child, rape, and continuous sexual abuse on a child. The Los Angeles District Attorney's Office is handling the prosecution.


Anyone with information is asked to contact Mission Area Sex Assault Detective Kittle at (818) 838-9810 or Detective Santa at (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 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: Southern Californians once again awoke to the disturbing news of a terrorist attack, this time in Utrecht, Netherlands. The Los Angeles Police Department continues to communicate with fellow law enforcement partners both domestically and over-seas. At this time, there is no nexus to Los Angeles. However, we are working with the Metropolitan Transit Authority as well as other local agencies to ensure our commuting public is safe and secure. Out of an abundance of caution, the Department will have a very visible presence throughout the transit system. Today's violence is a sobering reminder once again. If you should see something out of the ordinary, please notify authorities or report it to iWATCHLA.org. If you see something, say something.


LAPD Statement on New Zealand Mass Shooting

Los Angeles: The Los Angeles Police Department continues to monitor the events in New Zealand closely and the thoughts and prayers of the men and women of the LAPD go out to everyone affected by this horrific incident.

While this appears to be an isolated incident with no apparent threat to Los Angeles, out of an abundance of caution we will be adding patrols around mosques here in the city. It is critically important that anytime anyone observes concerning behavior or potential criminal acts, they notify authorities as soon as possible.

The LAPD ask the public to stay vigilant and be aware of your surroundings. As always, the LAPD is committed to keeping all our citizens safe.


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Los Angeles: Los Angeles Police Department West Bureau Homicide detectives are asking for the public's help in providing any information that would lead to the identification and arrest of the suspects responsible for fatally shooting 22-year-old Steven Lopez.

On March 18, 2018, around 10:00 p.m., Los Angeles Police Department Wilshire Area patrol officers received a radio call of "Shots Fired" in the 4700 block of West 17th Street. Upon arrival, they observed a female cradling a male (later identified as Steven Lopez) in her arms. Lopez was unconscious and not breathing, suffering from a gunshot wound.

Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics responded and pronounced Lopez dead at scene.
Preliminary investigation revealed that Lopez was riding his bicycle when two males approached him on foot and fired multiple shots. Lopez collapsed on the sidewalk. The Suspects fled eastbound on foot from the location.

The Los Angeles City Council has approved a reward of $50,000.00 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the individuals responsible for this crime.

Anyone with information is urged to call Detectives Jorge Cruz or John Lamberti, West Bureau Homicide, at (213) 382-9470. During non-business hours, or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (877-527-3247). Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call the LA Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477) or go directly to www.lacrimestoppers.org. Tipsters may also visit www.lapdonline.org, and click on "Anonymous Web Tips" under the "Get Involved-Crime Stoppers" menu to submit an online tip. Lastly, tipsters may also download the "P3 Tips" mobile application and select the LA Regional Crime Stoppers as their local program.


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Los Angeles: The Los Angeles Police Department is searching for four items of original furniture from the Samuel Freeman House in Hollywood. The house was designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. The furniture was removed from the house and placed in storage after the 1994 Northridge earthquake. The four items of furniture disappeared from a locked room within the storage facility sometime between July 5 to September 17, 2012. There were no signs of forced entry. The storage facility is managed by USC's School of Architecture.

The missing items include:

Two floor lamps designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. One of the lamps has a missing glass pane that may have since been replaced. Link to crime alert:
http://www.lapdonline.org/decorative_art_and_antiques/content_basic_view/65155

A folding chair designed by Rudolph Schindler. Link to crime alert:
http://www.lapdonline.org/decorative_art_and_antiques/content_basic_view/65156

A tea cart designed by Rudolph Schindler. Link to crime alert:
http://www.lapdonline.org/decorative_art_and_antiques/content_basic_view/65245

Anyone with information is asked to contact Commercial Crimes Division, Burglary Special Section, 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 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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Van Nuys: The family of Angel Bonewitz and detectives from the Los Angeles Police Department's Van Nuys Area are asking for the public's help in locating her.

Angel was last seen on March 8, 2019, around 3:30 p.m., exiting a school bus in the 13000 block of Burbank Boulevard in Van Nuys. She has not been seen since and her family is extremely concerned for her safety. Angel is Autistic and suffers from Depression and ADHD. She takes medications for her condition and will need them this evening.

Angel is described as a 14-year-old female White with long curly brown hair, brown eyes, and a medium to heavy build. She stands 5 feet 6 inches tall and weighs approximately 140 pounds. Angel was last seen wearing a red jacket, grey shirt and black leggings.

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If you have seen, or have any information regarding the whereabouts of Angel Bonewitz, please contact Van Nuys Area Detectives at (818) 374-0040 or (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 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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Wilmington: The Los Angeles Police Department's Harbor Area Homicide Detectives are seeking the public's assistance in identifying the suspect(s) responsible for the shooting death of 21-year-old Othon Arciniega.

On March 8, 2019, at approximately 12:15 p.m., Othon Arciniega was walking in the 600 block of North Lagoon Avenue when unknown suspects approached him on foot and began to fire multiple rounds at Mr. Arciniega, striking him and causing him to fall to the ground.

Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics responded and pronounced the victim deceased at scene.
Detectives do not have any leads on suspect(s) and are asking for the public's help.

Anyone with additional information is urged to call Detectives Killingsworth and Maffei, Harbor Area Detectives, at (310)726-7879 or (310) 726-7882. 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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Wilmington: The Los Angeles Police Department's Harbor Area Homicide Detectives are seeking the public's assistance in identifying the suspect(s) responsible for the shooting death of 21-year-old Othon Arciniega.

On March 8, 2019, at approximately 12:15 p.m., Othon Arciniega was walking in the 600 block of North Lagoon Avenue when unknown suspects approached him on foot and began to fire multiple rounds at Mr. Arciniega, striking him and causing him to fall to the ground.

Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics responded and pronounced the victim deceased at scene.
Detectives do not have any leads on suspect(s) and are asking for the public's help.

Anyone with additional information is urged to call Detectives Killingsworth and Maffei, Harbor Area Detectives, at (310)726-7879 or (310) 726-7882. 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.