Fatal Hit and Run Leaves One Dead NR20059ll

Reseda: Detectives from the Los Angeles Police Department's Valley Traffic Division are investigating a fatal hit and run traffic collision that resulted in one pedestrian being killed.

On March 2, 2020, around 6:40 p.m., a 2006 silver Honda Accord was traveling northbound on Tampa Ave at Hart St, when it collided with a pedestrian who was crossing from the west side of Tampa Ave to the east, in a marked crosswalk against a solid red don't walk signal. The driver of the Honda Accord remained at scene and cooperated with the investigation. Moments after the initial collision, the pedestrian who was down on the ground was struck by a dark color sedan who was also traveling northbound on Tampa Ave passing Hart St. The dark color sedan failed to stop and fled the scene failing to render aid and identify him or herself as required by law.

Los Angeles Fire Department personnel responded to the scene and transported the pedestrian to a
hospital where she later succumbed to her injuries. The pedestrian was a female and her name will
not be released until next-of-kin are notified. Further investigation revealed that the driver of the
Honda Civic was driving under the influence of alcohol and was ultimately arrested for DUI.

Pedestrians are reminded to follow the rules of the road, obey traffic signs and signals, and stay
alert at all times. Drivers are reminded to not drink and drive or you will possibly risk deadly
consequences. The public should be aware that individuals who are involved in a traffic collision
must stop at the scene, provide their identification, and render aid. Failing to do so is a Felony and
carries the possibility of significant time in prison.

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

If anyone has information, please contact Detective Sadeh, Valley Traffic Detectives at (818) 644-8029. 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.


Detectives Seek Information for Theft of Mercedes-Benz Rims and Tires NR20058jc

Los Angeles: Detectives from the Los Angeles Police Department's West Los Angeles Division are asking for the public's help in providing any information about a series of thefts that have been occurring since 2018.

The suspect or suspects target newer model Mercedes-Benz vehicles and use a manual jack to lift the vehicles, lower them onto storage crates, and remove the tires and rims. The incidents unfold in a matter of minutes. There is no description of the suspect or suspects and/or their vehicle as of this time.

The thefts have occurred around the area of the Los Angeles Police Department's West Los Angeles Division, Pacific Division, Wilshire Division, North Hollywood Division, and in the city of Beverly Hills.


Anyone with information is urged to contact Detective John Hill, West Los Angeles Detectives at (310) 444-1503. 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 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.


Assistance needed in locating a 2nd Suspect connected to burglaries NR20045ll

Los Angeles: Burglary Detectives from the Los Angeles Police Department's West Valley Division are announcing the arrest of one burglary suspect and are asking for the public's assistance in identifying a second burglary suspect who evaded police officers.

The suspect in custody is Donte Caldwell, 27 years of age, a resident of Los Angeles. Suspect No. 2 is described as a male who was wearing dark clothing. No vehicle was seen or associated with the suspects.

On February 17, 2020, at about 6:00 p.m., Caldwell and the 2nd suspect were seen by officers fleeing the location of a burglary in the 15500 block of Moorpark Street, Sherman Oaks. A foot chase ensued, but officers lost sight of the two men. Caldwell then forcibly entered an occupied residence in the 4800 block of Orion Avenue where he used the resident's cell phone to call a conspirator. The resident was able to alert police and Caldwell was subsequently arrested.

In 2012, Caldwell was sentenced to six (6) years in prison for a series of burglaries including burglaries in Encino, Northridge and Monrovia. After he was released, he was arrested again for a series of burglaries in 2015 and sentenced in 2016 to eighteen (18) years in State Prison. That second case included burglaries committed in Pacific Palisades and Ventura County. In both instances, it is believed that Caldwell was working with other burglars as a member of various "Knock-Knock" burglary crews that are associated with the Crips street gang.

Caldwell was given an early release in August of 2019. Investigators are conducting follow-up investigations to determine if Caldwell has been an active burglar since his release.


Donte Caldwell


Please see link below to view 2016 Los Angeles District Attorney's Press Release identifying Caldwell as a member of a four-person "Knock-Knock" burglary crew
http://da.lacounty.gov/media/news/four-member-knock-knock-burglary-crew-sentenced

Anyone with information is urged to contact Detective Dunn, West Valley Burglary Unit, at (818) 374-7769. 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 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 Investigate Identity Theft/Burglary Incidents NR20044jc

Hollywood: Detectives from the Los Angeles Police Department's Hollywood Division are investigating an identity theft suspect that was also involved in burglaries.

On February 11, 2020, detectives arrested Quentun Nakail Hubbard from Tennessee for identity theft and burglary. Mr. Hubbard entered secure buildings throughout the greater Los Angeles area and removed items from offices appearing to specifically target purses, wallets, and laptop computers. Mr. Hubbard used the name of, "Gabriel Levi" during the commission of these crimes. Detectives believe that Mr. Hubbard is responsible for additional burglaries.

Detectives are seeking any possible additional victims connected to Mr. Hubbard.

Quentun Nakail Hubbard


Additional victims or anyone with information is urged to call Hollywood Burglary Detective Brian Richardson at (213) 972-2928. 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.


Missing 31-Year-Old Female NR20043ml

Los Angeles: The family of Stephanie Ha, San Gabriel Police Department, and the Los Angeles Police Department requests the public's assistance in locating her.

On February 15, 2020, around 3:30 p.m., Stephanie left her residence near the 1000 block of Monecito Drive in the City of San Gabriel.

Stephanie was taken by family relatives to a Transitional Living Facility at the 17300 block of Halstead Street in Northridge.

On February 16, 2020, around 4:00 p.m., Stephanie left the living facility and headed to Hollywood Boulevard in Los Angeles. Stephanie suffers from Schizophrenia, takes medication and her family is concerned for her safety.

Stephanie is described as a 31-year-old Chinese female, with black hair, brown eyes. She stands 5 feet tall and weighs around 170 pounds.

Stephanie Ha

If you have any information regarding the whereabouts of Stephanie Ha please contact the San Gabriel Police Department, Detective Chris Wenzel at (626) 308-2847 or LAPD Missing Person 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 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


Shooting in Arleta Leaves One Teenager Dead   NR20038rc

Arleta: The Los Angeles Police Department’s Valley Bureau Homicide detectives are asking for the public’s help in providing any information that would lead to the arrest of the suspect(s) involved in the murder of a 17-year-old male, Hispanic, a resident of Sun Valley.

On February 14, 2020, around 10:47 p.m., Mission area patrol officers responded to a radio call of an, “ADW Shooting”, in the 13400 block of Rangoon Street, in Arleta. When officers arrived, they found the victim laying on the ground in the rear driveway area, suffering from multiple gunshot wounds to the upper torso.

The Los Angeles Fire Department Paramedics responded and pronounced him dead at scene. The victim’s identification is being withheld until next of kin has been notified.

The investigation revealed that the victim attended a party at a residence and became involved in an altercation with the suspect. During the altercation, the suspect produced a handgun and shot the victim multiple times. The suspect ran from the scene and entered a dark colored vehicle, along with another male and female. They drove away from the location.

Two additional male, Hispanic victims were struck by gunfire and transported to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. Both victims were treated and released from the local hospital.

The suspect is described as male Hispanic, no further information.

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


Family Therapist Murdered in Hollywood Hills; Former Boyfriend Arrested NR20039rc

Hollywood: The Los Angeles Police Department’s West Bureau Homicide detectives are investigating the homicide of Doctor Amie Harwick, a Hollywood Family Therapist. The suspect (former boyfriend) has been identified as, 41-year-old Gareth Pursehouse, a resident of Playa Del Rey, and was arrested for Murder, 187 PC.

On Saturday, February 15, 2020, around 1:16 a.m. Hollywood patrol officers responded to a radio call of a, “Woman Screaming”, in the 2000 block of Mound Street in Hollywood Hills. When officers arrived, they were met by a roommate who was in the street. He informed officers that the victim was being assaulted inside of her residence. The roommate had jumped a wall and went to neighboring residences to call for help.

When officers went to make entry, they found the victim on the ground beneath a third story balcony. The victim was gravely injured. She suffered significant injuries consistent with a fall. The victim was unresponsive. The Los Angeles Fire Department transported the victim to a local hospital where she later died from her injuries.

The investigation revealed possible evidence of a struggle in the upstairs as well as forced entry to the residence. A canvass of the area located further evidence of an intruder (suspect) entering the property and leaving after the murder.

Detectives learned that victim had recently expressed fear about a former boyfriend and had previously filed a restraining order against this person. The restraining order had expired and the victim had seen this former boyfriend two weeks ago.

On February 15, 2020, around 4:30 p.m., FBI-LAPD Fugitive Task Force members arrested the suspect outside of a residence in the 8100 block of Cabora Drive in Playa Del Rey.

This is an ongoing investigation and this case will be presented to the District Attorney for filing consideration on Wednesday, February 19, 2020.

Although there are no outstanding suspects, the LAPD needs help from the community. Anyone with information regarding suspicious activity related to this Burglary-Murder and prior relationship between Doctor Harwick and this suspect is encouraged to contact the LAPD-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.


Fatal Shooting in Van Nuys NR20035ll

Van Nuys: Detectives from the Los Angeles Police Department's Velley Bureau Homicide Division are seeking the public's assistance in identifying the suspects responsible for the shooting death of two men.

On February 11, 2020 at 11:23 p.m. LAPD Van Nuys Officers responded to a call of a shooting in the 15000 block of Wyandotte Street.

When the officers arrived, they observed a victim laying on top of a second victim on the front porch of the residence. Both appeared to be suffering from gunshot wounds.

Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics responded to the location and rendered aid, the first victim was pronounced dead at scene. The second victim was transported to a local hospital, but he succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced deceased.

Witnesses reported hearing an argument in the front porch of the residence. They heard gun shots and observed 3-4 males running away. The suspects entered a sedan parked on the street. The vehicle drove away east on Wyandotte Street.

This is an active investigation and the victims have not been identified.

Anyone with information on this murder is encouraged to contact Detective Steve Castro, Los Angeles Police Department, Valley Bureau Homicide, investigators at (818) 374-1925. 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 can 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.


Detectives Seek Any Additional Victims of Serial Sexual Assault Suspect NR20034jc

Los Angeles: Detectives from the Los Angeles Police Department's North Hollywood Division Sexual Assault Unit are seeking any additional persons that may have been victimized by Simon Ruiz Hernandez, a defendant accused of serial sexual assault.

On July 23, 2019, Simon Ruiz Hernandez was arrested for the sexual assault of a minor and subsequent investigations revealed additional victims. Simon Ruiz Hernandez is believed to have assaulted minors that lived nearby as he would befriend children and their families. Among the persons that he is believed to have sexually assaulted was one adult that had been victimized as a young child.

On February 10, 2020, Simon Ruiz Hernandez was held to answer in court on multiple felony counts for sexual abuse of multiple minors between the ages of 11 and 15 years old. His bail is set at 2.8 million dollars and, if convicted, could result in a sentence of life imprisonment.

Simon Ruiz Hernandez's first known allegation of a sexual offense against a child occurred in 2004 and the heinous crimes alleged against him came to an end when he was arrested on July 23, 2019. Detectives believe that additional persons (minors, especially) were sexually abused by Simon Ruiz Hernandez.

Simon Ruiz Hernandez


Detectives are asking anyone with further information to come forward. Any additional information can be provided by calling the North Hollywood Sexual Assault Unit at (818) 754 - 8435. 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 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.


LAPD Officer Arrested NR20025ti

Northeast Area Police Officer II Louis Mota was arrested this afternoon on suspicion of theft. The incident occurred this morning, while narcotics officers were conducting enforcement of an illegal cannabis grow facility. During the operation an individual working at the facility notified an LAPD supervisor that money was missing from her personal backpack. The supervisor took immediate action, secured the scene and initiated an investigation into the missing money. A review of closed circuit cameras, installed in the building led investigators to believe Officer Mota had taken cash from the worker's backpack. The Department's Internal Affairs Group was immediately notified and Mota's badge, gun, and Department ID were removed as he was taken into custody.

LAPD Chief Michel Moore stated, "No employee of this Department is above the law, and we will not tolerate any individual who betrays the public's trust through this type of behavior." Mota was booked for misdemeanor theft and released on his own recognizance. He has been assigned to home pending the outcome of the administrative and criminal investigation.


Fatal Shooting in West Hills NR20023jc

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

On January 24, 2020, at 11:26 a.m., Topanga Area Patrol Officers responded to a radio call of an, "Assault with a Deadly Weapon" (ADW) shooting at the 7300 block of Medical Center Drive. The comments of the call indicated that a victim had been found in the parking lot of the location with a gunshot wound to the abdomen. Once found, the victim was provided medical attention but, unfortunately, succumbed to the injuries and was pronounced dead at 11:30 a.m. The victim is identified as 18-year-old Joseph Waary.

Through a preliminary investigation, detectives determined that Mr. Waary had been shot at another location and had been dropped off by his acquaintances at the location where he was found.

The suspect is described as a 19-year-old Hispanic male standing 5 feet 8 inches and weighs around 180 pounds.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Valley Bureau Homicide Detective Castro at
(818) 374-1925. 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
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.


Traffic Collision in Hollywood Leaves One Dead and One Arrested NR20021jl

Hollywood: The passenger of the Mercedes fled the scene on foot, however, was later detained and arrested by responding officers. She has been identified as 27-year-old Samantha Cunha.

On January 20, 2020, around 11:54 p.m., a gray Mercedes traveling southbound in the 1300 block of Martel Ave collided with the rear tire of a motorcycle also traveling southbound Martel Ave. The Mercedes continued driving southbound on Martel Ave, turned into a driveway and was confronted by the motorcyclist.

Both the driver and passenger of the gray Mercedes exited the vehicle and engaged in an argument with the motorcyclist. The passenger then entered the front passenger seat of the vehicle which started to move forward with the driver's side door open. The driver attempted to enter the driver's seat of the moving vehicle as the vehicle collided with the curb and a tree. The driver was knocked down, became trapped under the Mercedes and succumbed to her injuries.

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

Samantha Cunha was booked for felony hit and run, California Vehicle Code - 20001(a).
Her bail amount has been set at $50,000.00.

The decedent has been identified as a 27-year-old female from Los Angeles, CA.

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.

Anyone with information about this case is asked to contact West Traffic Division Investigator, Osborne, at (213) 473-0234. 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 LA Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477) or go directly to www.lacrimestoppers.org. Tipsters may also visit www.lapdonline.org and click on "Anonymous Web Tips" under the "Get Involved-Crime Stoppers" menu to submit an online tip. Lastly, tipsters may also download the "P3 Tips" mobile application and select the LA Regional Crime Stoppers as their local program.


Fatal Shooting in West Los Angeles NR20019ll

West Los Angeles: Detectives from the Los Angeles Police Department's West Bureau Homicide Division are seeking the public's assistance in identifying the suspect(s) responsible for the shooting death of a man.
On January 20, 2020 around 10:17 p.m., Officers from the Los Angeles Police Department West Los Angeles Station responded to a call of an altercation at the Century City Mall. The call was upgraded to a shooting in progress.
When officers arrived, they found a male adult victim outside of the mall who had suffered multiple gunshot wounds. The victim was transported to a local hospital where he later succumbed to his injuries. The victim's identity is being held until the notification to next of kin.
The incident unfolded when a dispute occurred between two separate groups inside of a restaurant. Females were involved in a fight. A fight then occurred outside of the restaurant and the suspect armed himself and shot the victim multiple times outside of the restaurant. This homicide is possibly gang related.
The suspect was described as a male Black, approximately 25-30 years of age, 5' 7", 160 pounds. He was wearing a black hooded sweatshirt and blue jeans. The suspect left the location on foot, exiting the Eastern stairway to Santa Monica Boulevard.
Anyone with additional information is urged to call Los Angeles Police Department, 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


Fatal Shooting in Fairfax NR20018ll

Fairfax: Detectives from the Los Angeles Police Department's West Bureau Homicide Division are seeking the public's assistance in identifying the suspect(s) responsible for the shooting death of a man.
On January 20, 2020 around 2:13 a.m., Officers from the Los Angeles Police Department Wilshire Station responded to numerous calls of "Shots Fired" near the area of Melrose and Fairfax.
When officers arrived they found a blood trail leading Northbound on Fairfax. A crime scene was established and shooting evidence was located in an alley parallel to Fairfax.
Witnesses reported seeing a male Black wearing a red hoodie sweatshirt running Northbound and attempting to stop Southbound cars. This male (a shooting victim) was picked up by additional male Blacks in a black sedan that left Southbound. Officers contacted local hospitals and learned of a shooting victim at a local hospital. This victim was transported by a private vehicle and had succumbed to his injuries at the hospital.
Anyone with additional information is urged to call Los Angeles Police Department, 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.


Critical Missing 12-Year-Old Female

Pacoima: The family of Letzy Cortez and the Los Angeles Police Department's Foothill Area are asking for the public's assistance in locating her.

On January 7, 2020 around 12 p.m., Letzy Cortez was last seen leaving her home near the 12200 block of Osborne Place in Pacoima. Cortez is possibly with an unknown boyfriend and loitering in the Koreatown area of Los Angeles.

Cortez is described as a 12-year-old, female Hispanic, with black hair, and brown eyes. She stands at 4 feet 9 inches tall and weighs approximately 120 lbs. Cortez was last wearing a black jacket, white shirt and blue pants. Cortez has a nose stud and her mental condition is described as good.

If you have seen or have any information regarding the whereabouts of Letzy Cortez, please contact, Foothill Area at (818) 834-3115. 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.


Road Rage Leads to Severe Injury

Van Nuys: Detectives from the Los Angeles Police Department's Van Nuys Area are seeking the public's assistance in identifying the suspects responsible for severely injuring a man.

On January 1, 2020, around 9:30 p.m., the victim was in his vehicle, stopped at a red light,
facing south on Woodman Avenue at Victory Boulvard. The suspect vehicle had been driving irractically, south on Woodman Avenue. The suspect vehicle got behind the victim's vehicle and followed the victi. The victim and suspects pulled to the curb and exited their vehicles. A dispute quickly erupted. During the confrontation, one of the suspects punched the victim once in the head causing him to become unconscious and fall to the ground. The suspects returned to their vehicle and fled the location south on Woodman Avenue from Victory Boulevard.

Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics responded to the scene and transported the victim to a local hospital. He has not regained consciousness since the incident.

SThe first suspect is described as a male, Armenian, short black hair, 510, 150 lbs, 20-30 years old wearing a black sweatshirt, white shirt, black pants, and black hair. He was the one who hit the victim and was the driver of the Jeep. The second suspect is described as a male, Amenian, black hair, 601, 170 lbs, 20-30 years old wearing light blue pants and a dark jacket. The third suspect is a male, Armenian, black hair 509, 140 lbs. 20-30 years old wearing a dark jacket, white shirt, and dark pants.

The suspects were last seen driving south on Woodman from Victory in a black Jeep with tinted windows and California paper plates.



Anyone with information about this case is asked to contact Van Nuys Area Detective R. Secor at (818) 374-0062. 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
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.


Man Found Dead in North Hollywood NR19331ml

North Hollywood: The Los Angeles Police Department's Valley Bureau Homicide Detectives are seeking the public's assistance in identifying the suspect(s) responsible for the death of a man.
On December 17, 2019 at 10:30 a.m., LAPD North Hollywood Area Patrol Units were dispatched to an "Ambulance Death Investigation" near the railroad tracks at 12500 block of Raymer Street in North Hollywood.
Upon arrival, officers were directed to the victim, a male White in his mid-40s, at the bottom of an embankment near the railroad tracks.
The victim appeared to have suffered blunt force trauma to his head and was pronounced dead at the scene by Los Angeles Fire Department Paramedics.
Detectives from Operations-Valley Bureau Homicide investigated and have been unable to locate any witnesses to the attack.
Detectives believe the assault occurred between the hours of 7:00 a.m., and 10:30 a.m., south of the train tracks near the intersection of Whitsett Avenue and Raymer Street.
The motive to the attack is unknown, and the identification of the victim is being withheld pending notification to next of kin.
Anyone with additional information is urged to call Detective Christine Moselle, Los Angeles Police Department, Valley Bureau Homicide, at (818) 374-9550. 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.


Organized Retail Grand Theft Ring

Los Angeles: The Los Angeles Police Department's Commercial Crimes Division, Burglary Special Section Detectives are seeking the public's assistance in apprehending organized retail crime suspects who have been targeting cosmetic retail stores in the Los Angeles area.

From June of 2019 to October 2019, between the hours of 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. The suspect(s) entered the businesses with empty back packs or shopping bags and concealed high dollar fragrances in their empty bags. The suspects would then leave the store without paying for the merchandise.

Commercial Crimes Division, Burglary Special Section are investigating and attempting to identify suspects responsible for a series of organized retail grand thefts occurring at cosmetics retail stores located in the Beverly Center Mall, The Grove and Century City. This organized group is also believed to be responsible for targeting other cosmetic stores in Glendale, Beverly Hills, Marina Del Rey, Pasadena and Santa Monica.

Burglary Special Section (BSS) has identified two outstanding suspects involved in the above incidents. The suspects were responsible for thousands of dollars in property loss. In total, there were 11 crimes committed in the city of Los Angeles. The District Attorney's Office filed multiple counts on suspects James Stephen Henry and Brian Keith Upton. Also arrest warrants were issued for the two suspects.
 


Brian Keith Upton.................. James Stephen Henry
DOB: 6/17/90.........................DOB: 7/25/88
Warrant $190,000.00..............Warrants $60,000.00

 

 
Anyone with information about this case is asked to contact The Los Angeles Police Department's Commercial Crimes Division, Burglary Special Section Detective Prieto 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. Lastly, tipsters may also download the "P3 Tips" mobile application and select the LA Regional Crime Stoppers as their local program.

Gruesome Fatal Hit and Run Traffic Collision

South Los Angeles: The Los Angeles Police Department's South Traffic Division detectives 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 that occurred at Avalon Boulevard and 81st Street. The hit and run collision resulted in the death of 47-year-old Mr. Rufino Miranda.

On December 4, 2019, around 9:20 p.m., a black Ford Fusion was traveling southbound on Avalon Boulevard when it struck Mr. Miranda as he was crossing the street. The force of the impact caused him to become lodged on top of the suspect's vehicle's hood and windshield area. The black vehicle continued southbound on Avalon Boulevard with Mr. Miranda still lodged on the hood of the vehicle for approximately 150 feet. The suspect aggressively pressed on the brakes forcing Mr. Miranda off the vehicle and onto the roadway. The suspect then fled southbound on Avalon Boulevard failing to stop and render aid to Mr. Miranda as required by law.

Mr. Miranda was transported by the Los Angeles Fire Department to a local hospital where he later succumbed to his 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 $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 South Traffic Division Detectives, Detective Gonzales at (213) 842-3917 or Detective Flannery at (323) 421-2500. During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to (323) 421-2577 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.

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The officer involved in the below incident has been identified as Police Officer II James Sigbisal, Serial No. 41681, assigned to Hollenbeck Division Gang Enforcement Detail.


**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 a Boyle Heights community early Friday evening.

On November 29, 2019, around 7:10 p.m., LAPD, uniformed Gang Enforcement Detail officers, assigned to Hollenbeck Division were conducting patrol in the vicinity of Malabar Street and Fickett Street. While in the area they observed an individual, known to the officers as (Nathan Alexander Tovar) who was on formal probation for narcotics violations. As the officers attempted to make contact with Tovar, he produced a handgun and fired at an officer. An officer-involved-shooting occurred, however Tovar was not struck and was taken into custody.

One officer was struck by Tovar's gunfire and was immediately transported to a local hospital for medical treatment.

A 9mm semi-auto handgun was located next to Tovar and recovered as evidence. Fortunately, no other officers or innocent bystanders were injured during this incident.

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

The complete investigation will be reviewed by the Chief of Police and the Board of Police Commissioners and the Office of the Inspector General to determine the thoroughness and accuracy of the investigation and whether the use of deadly force complied with LAPD's policies and procedures.


Shooting Leaves 1 Dead

San Pedro: 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 a 21-year-old male Hispanic.
 

On November 26, 2019, at approximately 11:15 p.m., officers responded to an ambulance shooting call in the 1900 block of Meyler Street. Upon arrival, officers were directed to the victim who was suffering from a gunshot wound.

The victim had just left a party and was on the east sidewalk when an unknown suspect fired multiple rounds in the victim's direction, striking him and causing him to fall to the ground.
 
Two female victims were also stuck by gunfire. Those two victims were transported to a local hospital and are expected to survive.
 
Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics responded to render aid. He was transported to a local hospital, where he died from his injuries. The suspect's vehicle was not seen and the detectives do not have any leads as to the suspect(s) identity.
 

Anyone with additional information is urged to call Detectives Cortez and Killingsworth, Harbor Area Detectives, at (310)726-7889 or (310)726-7879. During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (1-877-527-3247). Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call the L.A. Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477) or go directly to www.lacrimestoppers.org. Tipsters may also visit www.lapdonline.org, and click on "Anonymous Web Tips" under the "Get Involved-Crime Stoppers" menu to submit an online tip. Lastly, tipsters may also download the "P3 Tips" mobile application and select the L.A. Regional Crime Stoppers as their local program


Parental Child Abduction

Los Angeles: The Los Angeles Police Department Southwest Division Detectives are asking for the public's help in locating an abducted 6-year-old boy named King Antwine.

King had been removed from his mother's custody after an investigation conducted by the Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS). King was placed with a foster family, however, King' mother was allowed monitored visitation.
 


King Antwine - 6- years -old       Felicia Jones - 31- years-old

On November 26, 2019 at approximately 1:30 p.m., Felicia Jones went to visit King and removed him from the foster care home located at the 1800 block of West 29th Street in Los Angeles.

Jones communicated with the foster parent via phone and text messages that she was driving on 15 Freeway in Arizona or Nevada.

On November 27, 2019 at approximately 7:00 a.m., Jones texted the foster parent that she was on her way back and was approximately 300 miles away. Jones' cell phone has been turned off since then.

King Antwine is described as a 6-year-old male Black, black hair, brown eyes, 4 feet tall, and weighing approximately 50 lbs. Was last seen wearing a blue shirt and blue jeans.

Felicia Jones is described as a 31-year-old female Black, brown hair, and brown eyes, standing 5 feet 3 inches tall, and weighing approximately 150 lbs. No further description.

If anyone has information on the whereabouts of King Antwine or Felicia Jones is asked to contact Southwest Division at (213) 485-2582. 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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Van Nuys: The Los Angeles Police Department's Operations-Valley Bureau Homicide detectives are seeking the public's assistance in identifying the suspects responsible for the murder of 21-year-old man and attempt murder of a second 21-year-old man.

On Thursday, December 6, 2018, around 9:40 p.m., Van Nuys patrol officers responded to a radio call of a "Shooting Just Occurred with a Man Down" near the 7300 block of Vista Del Monte. Upon arrival, officers located Victim Osvaldo Hernandez lying in the courtyard of a residential apartment complex receiving CPR from civilian good Samaritans.

Matthew Sanchez, a second victim, was also located in the courtyard by responding officers. Both victims had sustained multiple gunshot injuries. Both victims were transported to a local hospital by Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics. Sadly, Victim Hernandez was pronounced dead a short time later. Victim Sanchez was admitted in serious condition.


Victim Osvaldo Hernandez


There are two suspects wanted in connection with the investigation. The first suspect is described as a 14 to 17-years-old Hispanic male with a youthful appearance and a round head with no facial hair. He stands between 5 feet 4 inches and 5 feet 7 inches with a small build weighing around 130 pounds. He was last seen wearing a black beanie and dark colored, "Pro Club" Hooded sweatshirt.

The second suspect is described as a 22-year-old Hispanic male. He stands 5 feet 9 inches and weighs around 180 pounds. He was last seen wearing a dark colored sweatshirt and is said to have a light mustache.

The Los Angeles City Council has approved a reward of $75,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for this crime.

Anyone with additional information is urged to call LAPD Operations-Valley Bureau Homicide Detectives, R. Dinlocker or M. O'Donnell, at (818) 374 - 1936 or (818) 374 - 1941. 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: The family of Douglas James and the Los Angeles Police Department's Missing Person's Unit are asking for the public's help in locating Mr. James.

On November 5, 2019, around 8 p.m., Mr. James was last seen in the 800 block of Sepulveda in Harbor City. His family is concerned that he has not been seen or heard from since. He may be in need of medical attention.

Mr. James is described as a 62-year-old African-American male with black hair (bald) and brown eyes. He stands 5 feet 9 inches tall and weighs around 150 pounds. He was last seen wearing a black shirt and black pants.



Douglas James


If you have seen or have any information regarding the whereabouts of Douglas James please contact the Los Angeles Police Department, Missing Persons Unit, 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. 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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Winnetka: The Los Angeles Police Department's Valley Traffic Division detectives are investigating a double fatality that occurred on Parthenia Street just west of Sunny Brae Avenue.

On Sunday, November 17, 2019, around 12:55 a.m., a 2007 Chevy truck with three occupants was travelling westbound Parthenia Street just west of Sunny Brae Avenue at a high rate of speed.

The Chevy truck drove into oncoming traffic, lost control, and struck two vehicles that were parked on Parthenia street along the south curb. The Chevy truck then continued in a northwest direction and overturned, causing all three occupants to be trapped inside the truck.

Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics responded to the scene and pronounced both male passengers, a 16-year-old and a 19-year-old dead.

The name of the deceased will not be released until next-of-kin have been notified.

The driver of the Chevy truck was driving under the influence, he suffered minor injuries and was transported to a local hospital for treatment.

He has been identified as Pablo Roman Trujillo Carrasco, 20 years of age. He was subsequently arrested and booked for 187(A) PC-Murder and is being held at Van Nuys Jail with bail set at $4,000,000.00.

Drivers are reminded to drive at a safe speed, wear your seatbelt, and don't drink and drive. Speed kills, reckless driving, and drunk driving will not be tolerated in the City of Los Angeles.

Anyone with information about this collision is asked to contact Valley Traffic Division Officer 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 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.